Imagine being a soul in a human body. But wait! We are? Yes, we are. But what if you become really aware of that? Sometimes I make it into a game pretending a soul has landed in this body and experiences all aspects of human life as if it is the first time.
At the breakfast table the hand, that seems to be a part of this body, moves towards the coffee cup. The soul looks at the hand that lifts up the cup, bringing it to the hole in the face, and without having to think about it, takes a sip from the coffee. Wow! There is the experience of the hot coffee going inside the body! There is a feeling of excitement in the form of uplifting energy inside the body while looking at this experience. The coffee falls deep into the body and now there is a warm feeling inside the stomach.
Hey! There is another experience! A soul in a different form landed on the table in front of the breakfast plate washing itself. The eyes in this head look at the little creature, realizing it is a soul as well. It makes the tiny paws wet with the mouth and then washes the head. This is so cool!
The biggest reason we as humans experience suffering is that we give meaning to everything!
The biggest reason we as humans experience suffering is that we give meaning to everything! A boyfriend who is not responding for a few hours to a WhatsApp is turned into a story that either he is an egocentric bastard, he doesn’t really love us or worse he is with someone else. Parents who give advice turns into the meaning that they still treat you like you are the little girl who cannot take care of herself. And the boss that reacts in anger to a minor mistake you made, turns into a major frustrated dickhead.
In all honesty, my head made hundreds of stories every day, looping over and over, until once upon a time there was this shift, that took out the “I” and the “me” in the story. There was simply the soul observing. When we take out the “I” or the “me” in the story, there is the experience of sitting alone. The experience of sitting. The chair. The bottom touching the chair. The experience of no responds to WhatsApp. Until another experience happens. The cat jumping on the lap. A friend calling. A hiccup. The body asking for food or a drink. The reaction from anger from a person that at the moment is stuck in the me story.
When we take out the me, nothing is personal anymore.
My head still makes stories sometimes. The little game I play immediately takes me back however in what “I AM” really means. A soul having an experience. When we do, there is no heavy emotion, as emotions follow after the thought loop. But if subconsciously there is already the experience of for instance feeling rejection or not good enough, we can look at it as being another experience. There is the experience of feeling rejected. There is the stomach ache. There is the heart racing. The experience of another being with no matter what it is they are experiencing. The experience of the thought loop. The experience of the emotion.
When we practice BEING, – being WITH the experience, – without giving it MEANING, we become truly present with whatever is.
It helps to ask yourself the question: “What am I?…” “What am I?”… “What is the experience?” Practice this and the stories become less, you become more present and more connected with the truth that I AM.
PS One minute after finishing this article my soul is having the experience of a hacker taking down 200 euro from my banc account. After experiencing all sorts of human reactions (I am only human myself living in a me-society, conditioned to act like a victim of crime) 😉 I return back to observing the experience itself, saying out loud:
I am sorry you choose this way to get money.
I am sorry you feel such desperate need.
Please forgive me (being the collective) that drove you to take this action
I love you
As my true self is ABUNDANCE I know somehow the Universe will get the 200 euro back to me. As my true self knows this too comes from the oneness I cannot other then love it, learn from it and see it what it is: an experience.
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Ho’oponopono, such a powerful prayer…! I completely relate to this shift in experiencing life from the soul in human form have experience, and process that human experience, going through the emotions, then back to the I AM…
Loved this article have fun along your journey…:)
Thank you so much Gina for your lovely comment! I AM enjoying it very much! Each step exploring new aspects making it even more wow!! Have a wonderful one yourself! 💓
I could listen to this over & over Eyra … and have been as I read your wise words. Thank you for infusing the words with the encoded sound. Ahhhhhhh.
So many ways to practice BEING a Soul in a human body, and the more we remind one another that is our natural awakened state, the easier it becomes. “When we practice BEING WITH the experience, without giving it MEANING, we become truly present with whatever is.”
This is one of my practices, too, and I find it brings me into a more spacious way of viewing my human as the experiencer, and the Soul as the spacious witness.
Dear Sora, thank you so much for listening and for practicing being. It is so wonderful to meet like minded souls here! If you have Spotify or Tidal, “iAM” is there so you can listen on repeat without adds interrupting the energy bubble. Thank you for sharing your truth with us here! Let’s pass it on! Hugs from space 🙂
I feel your being in this essay I call my “soul’ the inner quiet Charlotte. Yes, there’s immense relief from the chatter in the mind when we actually shift to being the experiencer of life, the witness of the body sensations, the observer of ourselves and all of life around us-people, places, nature, objects, energy. Noticing the backlog of unresolved events that got stored in the heart and mind as hurt and melodrama meanings-or actual trauma tracks in the nervous system that have not had safety to release by “shaking them free,” I know how important the being is to do this deep dive work-how this type of work may require the presence of sage guides who have been in dark holes, stuck in places without tools or a ladder to climb out. How important to do this excavation work from the seat of the soul and with a sage guide. Thank you ever so much for this wonderful essay, for the reminder of how much of my life Now is Here and Now in this Moment with Inner Charlotte noticing the fingers tapping on the keys, the black squiggles appearing on this screen. The smile that widens across a face. Erya, I see your soul. I hope you can “see” mine smiling at yours! 🙂
You are ever so welcome Laura. Thank you for such a wonderful comment from your Now, that while you read this responds has become another now 😉 YES I can feel the energy of your smile is embedded in your words! Thank you! May we pass it on! <3
Thank you so much Paula! For listening and reading. There is much appreciation. <3
Eyra, Beautiful voice.
The moments between thoughts where we are who we are. I am ..in th the name of God.
Thank you for sharing this uplifting message and your beautiful soul😀