Soul is multidimensional. It shares all the aspects of God. Soul can be everywhere at all times, and all places at the same time. This is that part of God that you are.
Begin remembering your dreams to get an idea of who and what you are as Soul.
Sri Harold Klemp – Touching the Face of God
The shift in mindset that we are Soul and not the temporary covering of the body is a hard one to grasp for most people. You see these lower worlds are architected so well, they keep Soul imprisoned for eons. It is all designed this way in order to purify Soul enough to warrant a meeting with the Mahanta.
The Mahanta is the inner side of The Living ECK Master. There is always a Mahanta in the world, despite most people’s ignorance of him. When Soul meets the Mahanta for the first time, it may decide to stay with him or leave him for something else. At some point, Soul will decide to stay and begin its journey back home.
This journey starts in the lower worlds, exploring the emotions (Astral plane), memories (Causal plane), symbols and thinking (mental plane), and the intuition (Etheric plane). Each of these planes must be mastered before Soul can discover itself. When it does, it has entered the Soul plane.
The Soul plane is different from the lower planes because the emotions, memory, thinking, and intuition are all left behind. They cannot go with Soul. When Soul experiences this it finally recognizes itself and the reality it has been living in will be shattered. This is spiritual freedom. It is a freedom from the emotions of lust, anger, greed, undue attachment, and vanity. It is also liberated from the ego, which is the primary culprit for most of our woes in life.
The shattering of the illusion of the lower worlds can be quite upsetting to many people when they make this journey. For some, it is so disturbing, they leave ECKANKAR and the master for something else. That’s ok. There is no race to God consciousness. Soul simply continues on its own unique way to God.
For many Souls, the religions of the day are the solution. Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Animalism, Pantheism, Confucianism, are but a few of the present-day religions Soul follows for a time. Some even follow Atheism, which is a belief system of sorts that fails to recognize any God at all. Soul’s journey back to God involves every religion, every belief system, everything. It must travel through all of these in order to mature. There is no race back to God.
The biggest illusions Soul discovers when it leaves the lower worlds is that matter, energy, space, and time are all illusions of the lower worlds. You see, the mind needs this illusion in order to survive the lower worlds. It also needs the ego in order to hold its own with other Souls here. When it leaves these lower worlds, these illusions are also dropped with the mind. Soul doesn’t need them and these illusions are not part of the higher worlds, most would call heaven. In these worlds, time collapses, space collapses, energy ceases, and matter is non-existent. All in the higher worlds is light and sound.
Some of you may be thrown a bit by what I’ve written here, but I have experienced these things during my journey in this lifetime. Many of the things I have experienced cannot be translated into words. Instead, they are a knowingness, much like many have when they are in love. You can’t prove you love someone. You just know it. The other person who loves you back, experiences the same thing–they know they love you and that you love them. It is this knowingness that Soul uses to bring back some semblance of the higher world experiences it has back to the lower worlds.
Well, I’ll end here for today. I hope all of you have a great Sunday!
May the blessings be.