The treasures of our soul remain hidden under the layers of mind, matter and illusion. Our attention is focused on the outer world instead of the inner one. We keep adding more coverings through our mind’s desires, which lead us to anger, violence, lust, greed, attachment, deceit and ego.
Where is the soul in the body? What is its size and shape? Where do we look to find it when we talk about the soul and speak of its characteristics? But is there any physical way to describe our soul?
Our soul transcends physical description because it is not made of matter. Matter has weight and takes up space. But the soul is spirit and is not made of matter. As spirit, it is invisible.
When doctors dissect a body they find only matter. They cannot find the soul. The soul belongs to a dimension in which there is only light and sound, but not the one we know of in this world. They are of a purer form of which the light and sound in the physical universe are but a reflection.
We, as soul, are a light brighter than 16 outer suns yet it is not a scorching, burning light. It is a light that is soothing and loving. We vibrate with a celestial harmony that cannot be heard with our physical ears.
The soul is connected to the physical body through a silver cord that is invisible to the eyes. Saints and mystics have referred to this cord. It is a luminous thread that allows the soul to transcend the body and travel into spiritual realms.
At the time of death, the silver cord severs from the body so that the soul does not return to the body. When the soul leaves the body in meditation however, the silver cord remains intact so that the soul can return to the body.
The outer expression of our soul is attention. Attention is spread throughout our body. It is the soul that gives life to our body. A body devoid of a soul or in which the silver cord has been cut is not alive. The seat of the soul lies at a point between and behind the two eyebrows, in a place known as the third eye.
It is also referred to as the 10th door, sixth chakra, ajna chakra, daswan dwar, tisra til, and mount of transfiguration. By concentrating on this point in meditation, we can gain access to the soul. This point is a doorway through which the soul can enter into the spiritual realms within....