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Pondering the universe

2.View from the soul

We are used to looking at our lives and the world from what our personalities want to see. This article presents an exercise that can help us to get in touch with how our soul sees the world.

In this exercise, we are trying to get a sense of the personality of the soul, because it is what drives all the experiences and lessons presented to us as personalities.

We endeavour to take ourselves out of the frame of mind of dealing with our daily worries and try to see the world from another perspective. It will not take long, but it does need that time to be free of distractions and disturbances.

Exercise ^

Do each step for as long as required, depending upon your experience.

1. Relax
Close your eyes and breathe steadily and slowly as you release tensions and focus you mind on being at peace.

2. Visualise
See yourself upon a mountaintop, looking down towards the rest of the world, taking in the panorama of the world and all those upon it.

3. Focus
From the mountaintop, select the perspective you feel most affinity with:

1Power, majestyYou feel in touch with the force/will that creates the world and drives all that happens
2Joy, empathy, humanityYou embrace all of humanity and all living beings, and wish for all to feel the joy of creation
3Flow of lifeYou see how life manifests in a series of steps, each building upon what have gone before
4BeautyYou see the beauty in both the vast forces of nature as they rage against each other and the intricacies of the web of creativity that they have given rise to
5Truth, realityYou peer into the reality behind all manifestation
6PerfectionYou see what all could be and wish for all to become that perfection
7Order, symmetryYou sense how all things are connected and operate in tandem with each other

4. Contemplate/meditate
Sit with the feelings arising within that focus and allow them to flow through you.

What's next? ^

This is not a one-off exercise, but an opportunity that can be taken at any time.

At first, this exercise might seem like something novel, with no lasting consequences beyond it. However, the feelings raised will seem eerily familiar, yet somehow apart from our everyday experience.

This is because those feelings are what are really driving us, but we are so caught up in our personality life that we become oblivious to them. This exercise is one way to reconnect with one's soul's thinking.

If you had difficulty picking one of the choices, it may be because some of them reflect some parts of your personality. Repeating the exercise over a few days will show which one is the perspective that really reflects your soul. The key is to not be invested in which one you think you should, but let it come naturally.

The soul builds each body of the personality – physical, emotional, mental – with a couple of these aspects, with one dominating, but not the same in each body. The learning is in being able to integrate them effectively enough to be able to focus upon one's purpose, and not be distracted by internal conflicts.

The soul's perspective is usually not what is used in the personality, again going with the meme of learning to integrate seeming disaparaties, so what one gets in this exercise may seem strange to our thinking, but touches something deeper within us.

You may get strong feelings and images while doing this exercise. They come from the soul and may be different each time, or none at all. That is ok. Sometimes the silence is words that don't make a sound but which you still hear within.

Use this exercise whenever you want to re-centre yourself in what is truly important, especially when faced with a lot of external pressures. With practice, it may only take a few seconds to do to make a difference to the rest of your day.

Over time, some feelings or images may come regularly. Those may become your doorway to your soul. You can try using those to meditate upon, perhaps making this exercise redundant for you, or you may alternate them.

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