“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” —Oscar Wilde
We are much more than our bodies and personalities. We have infinite depth to us that is always there. We are all souls. We are growing, sharing, learning and becoming more of ourselves all the time. Even if we are stuck in a distracted existence that isn’t aware of this, it is still happening. We will not remain stuck forever. Life moves us along with every single experience. Moment by moment, we evolve. Joy begins when we experience our soul. Joy occurs more frequently when we listen and allow ourselves to be guided in our choices by the soul. Joy becomes constant when we live from our Being on a regular basis. There are many parts to figuring out how to do this, and even more to remembering to let it happen in each moment. We are meant to let the soul shine through and see it in others.
Where should we look for the soul? The face. It’s in the face. It’s not the eyes, or certain features found in the faces we see. It’s in the whole of the face. It’s in every face. We can learn to really see each other and our seeing helps others see themselves and live from their higher self. In return we see ourselves in their faces as well. We can shift reality to a higher perspective. My soul has always known this deeply. I have intuitively done this on countless occasions. I just didn’t know exactly what I was doing. I had it spelled out to me recently in my reading and my heart soared at the description.
I’ve been reading through the Celestine Prophecy Insights again. I read the original book (The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield) about seven years ago and loved it. A fellow blogger reminded me of it recently and I dug it out of a drawer, dusted it off and picked it up again, only to discover that I am now able to understand it on a much deeper level. I am so grateful the Universe brought it to me years ago and picked now to remind me of it again. There are three other books in the adventure series and I am enjoying them immensely for the first time. Here is the excerpt from second book, The Tenth Insight, with the description I am talking about regarding the face:
“If we look closely at another person’s face, we can cut through any facades, or ego defenses, that may be present, and find the individual’s authentic expression, his or her real self. Ordinarily most people don’t know what to focus on when talking to another. Should it be the eyes? It’s hard to focus on both. So which one? Or should it be on the feature that most stands out, such as the nose or mouth?”
“In truth, we are called upon to focus on the whole of the face, which with its uniqueness of light and shadow and alignment of features is much like an inkblot. But within this collection of features, one can find an authentic expression, the soul shining forth. When we focus in love, love energy is sent to this higher-self aspect of the person, and the person will seem to change before our eyes as his or her greater capabilities shift into place.”
This lovely excerpt is part of a dialogue as insights are being explained along an adventure. It is a lovely way to digest spiritual truths in a thrilling story as a picture of what living what we know would look like. It goes on to explain more about sharing energy with people, it is a wonderfully exciting and spiritual read. This particular part about the face touched me deeply. I have seen people change before my eyes. I imagine we all have.
Faces have always meant a lot to me. The change in people when you really see them and send them loving energy is true to my spirit and deeply meaningful to me. My soul delights at authentic interaction with others souls. So does yours! Over the years I used to get somewhat impatient or irritated with people who wouldn’t look me in the eye. I understand and have a bit more patience with it these days, but eye contact has always meant a lot to me. Now I know it is more than just simple good manners or even eye contact in general I was seeking; the face holds the possibility for authentic connection and a window to the soul. Often, you can feel others’ discomfort with full focused energy. People look away or down. Sometimes they can pause and enjoy it and it always leaves both sides feeling more authentically joyful — more of their true selves. I feel it is so rare that people receive full attention with a complete focus of loving energy that they may even mistake it for other things. It would be nice if it wasn’t so rare. I am deeply interested in faces and seeing the real person rather than the representative they often present to the world. I know that with every interaction I have I can bring more loving energy to everyone around me and increase mine at the same time. We all can!
As a mom, I have experienced many amazing moments where I look at my child’s face and really see them for the first time in the day. I wake up from day-to-day stuff and look directly at the soul of my child. For that moment, I am not the mom and they are not the child, we are just two souls looking deeply at each other. They really feel seen and they shine. It can miraculously transform any situation or moment to utter joy. They usually beam back and giggle with delight. They aren’t uncomfortable with it yet, they still feel comfortable functioning from the soul because they haven’t been in their body so long that the ego has taken hold completely. Their willingness to show their soul to me has been the gift of motherhood, it has taught me a lot.
It is great to snap out of our day-to-day roles for brief moments and see the divine being in each other. We have all felt glimpses of this. How delightful it would be to function this way more frequently. We can appreciate the faces of the souls around us and really see them to allow more authentic interaction between souls growing and learning together. Every moment is an opportunity to allow more of our soul to shine through. Every moment is an opportunity to remember that all things come from love or fear and we can see past the fear and allow the love to shine through. We can see more than the personality, we can see the soul.
As we go out into the world today, let’s face the soul in each other and share our soul with the world. Let’s not look away, let’s send love and awaken the soul in others as we feel more of our own divine being. Let’s love every face and see the miracle that each of us are. Each of us is a soul. Each of us is a miracle. We are all the same miracle and we can feel and see this on the face of everyone we see.
Thought for the day — What are you reading? The Universe has something picked out for you now — be open to the signs. 🙂 Happy reading!
Sending you joy and love!