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The Soul’s Expressions

Touch it. Experience it. Own it.

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“Your Soul is never diminished.  It is never broken.  It is never handicapped or sick.  It does not die.  The Soul thrives entirely, and it thrives on everything in life.”

You Are the Blessings, by John Morton,
 

There are many ways that we can express ourselves. And the manner we choose may vary, depending on the situation or the people we’re with.  Often times our ego/ personality decides what and how this expression occurs.  It decides just how much people get to know about us, how vulnerable to be, what is safe to share.  We often attempt to control the situation or others’ perceptions of us through our expressions.  Our ego believes that in order to be safe we need to justify and defend who we are.  We can become like shape shifters or chameleons, trying to fit into the expectations and opinions of others. 

 

At some point, we begin to sense that there is more to life, that there is more to us.  That within us lies a greatness just waiting to come forward. And we are right. There is a radiant spark of the Divine within each of us called the Soul.  That is our true nature.   

 

Our soul expresses itself frequently in our lives, although it can be very subtle. We often move in and out of this energy so quickly that we miss it.

 

The expressions of the soul come in the form of love, joy, laughter, enthusiasm, acceptance, authenticity, innocence, expansion.  Common every day moments.  Common every day expressions of the Divine.  And we often let them slip by without realizing that in that moment, our greatness just came forward.

 

These expressions can be seen in the way we love our children, how we greet our friends, how we allow ourselves to openly deal with the pain of a loss and then find the courage to move forward. They can be seen in enthusiasm for a project or idea, creativity, whether that be through the arts, or simply a new way of doing something.  It can be seen in laughter, in play, in just being silly.  It is seen in the grace of forgiveness, sitting with a loved one who is sick or dying, in opening our heart and receiving fully from life.

 

These are the keys to the meaning of life.  To be in the moment in loving and acceptance, and to know that everything is coming forward for our highest good.

 

We live with our personality as our center for a long time.   It creates illusions that separate us from ourselves and others.   Through our fears and judgments, we can constrict this soul energy.  The Soul will just stand back allowing us to suffer and struggle and think we’re alone in all of this if that’s what we choose.   It is there in total loving, learning what it needs to, knowing it’s safe.  

At some point the awakening to our true nature begins, sometimes it comes in the form of restlessness, frustration, loneliness.  It’s as if the part of us that knows is saying, “Wake up…..remember….

 

Our greatness lies in opening to this Soul awareness and allowing that expression to be our center. 

 

Think about your life today. What are the ways you block your soul’s expression?  How do you constrict that energy? What are the patterns and negativity that keep you small?

 

 What are you ready to let go of in order to allow your soul to come forward more fully?

 

In what ways is your Soul asking you to express yourself?  At the deepest level, who do you want to be in the world?

 

We can begin to claim our own Divinity by simply becoming aware of those soul moments in our lives and connecting consciously to this energy.

 

Each of you may have your own method of connecting to this greater part of you.  This is one process that may be helpful:

 

Call in the Light, or say a prayer of attunement.

Find a quiet place and be conscious of your breathing.

Focus your attention inside your head, about 2 inches behind the bridge of your nose (this is where the soul energy gathers)

Just sit quietly and open up to a loving feeling

Ask to become aware of your soul’s presence

Don’t force it or have expectations, just allow it to come forward.  Be patient. 

Spend time connecting with that energy.  Allow it to expand. Open up to that unconditional loving.

 

You can take this a step further once you have fully opened up to this level:

 

Think of a situation in your life you’ve been holding on to.  Look at it through the eyes of your Soul.  What was the learning for you in this?  Go through this situation from this higher perspective and allow the soul’s expression to come forward in a new way.

 

Living a soul centered life and opening up to our soul’s expression is not a one time process and we’re done.   It’s an ongoing path of discipline and devotion to releasing negativity and opening to loving.  It is our birthright when we’re ready to claim it.

 

“Through my stillness, the door opened.
Through my allowing, my Soul became present.
Through my loving, we became One.”

 

Dixie Clark,MS, MSS, LPC is Director and co-founder of Morning Star Center, a holistic wellness center. a licensed counselor and ordained minister, she holds a masters’ degree in both counseling and spiritual science and is currently obtaining her doctorate in spiritual science. With over 26 years experience in mind/body therapies, she combines psychology and spirituality to help people release emotional blocks, heal past trauma and change limiting beliefs to open to soul awareness.

Dixie Clark, MS, MSS, LPC | www.morningstarcenter.com | www.dixieclark.com

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