Soul to Soul - Our Spiritual Connection

 

For the past few days, I have been thinking, how we all share this planet's reality with our family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and strangers that may cross our paths while crossing the street or eating at a restaurant or at the airport, to never meet again.

How can billions of humans share a planet and not affect each other at some level? We share the same air from thousands of years ago; the air quality may be different, but the air we breathe has at least a few particles that were once breathed in by Jesus, Aristotle and Plato. It boggles the mind that this is a scientific fact! Of course, I am hoping I am breathing in particles from Jesus and Plato and not Hitler, but alas, it doesn't work this way. :)

We are One through the very air that we breathe, and our spirits, yet, we are individuals as well. I think how we each experience our world through our filters. While I can be content in my world attending my home and business, a friend in my reality may be experiencing anger and struggle, (or I can be experiencing struggle) and words that I may say that are coming from a place in me that is not anger, can be misconstrued to be threatening.

This is the way of ego's filter's and projections.

If we learn to step out of our way, and communicate soul to soul the way enlightened Masters such as Jesus or the Buddha could do and modern day enlightened teachers can do, perhaps the world would shift in a second, because we will truly see the core of our souls which is always Love. So, how does one handle another person's conflicts? I have learned, the best is not to react but to just observe it. Yours and theirs, but without any judgments, just observe and the energy of conflict often dissolves on its own, and much can be learned about oneself.

I have been observing how I react as part of being spiritually conscious and on occasion, I may get irritated, I may huff and puff, but not for very long. I catch myself and see what is happening and cut the energetic connection by not feeding the drama and being pulled down into it. This happened to me last year, while I was busy living my life, two friends were at odds with each other, to which I had no clue, and my name came up as part of their struggle, which I found out weeks later. Instead of getting annoyed, I found it actually very interesting, because it made me realize that I have no control over what is going on in the mind and lives of other humans, we each experience life differently, we each have our lessons to learn, and feeding conflict for conflict's sake does not Truth serve.

Years ago, when I embarked on this path and was a voracious reader of spiritual and psychological subjects, I came across an exercise where if one could not reach a loved one or even a boss due to a misunderstanding, and face to face communication was not leading anywhere due to the defenses of the mind and emotions, we could in the late evening or early a.m. when the world was quiet, mentally say "let my soul speak to the soul of John Doe," and speak words of understanding.

I have done this with my partner. When we wish to understand (not because of a conflict, simply for the connection and understanding) the higher reasons for a friend's struggles or lessons, we tune in to the person's soul, and we get glimpses which we both discuss. The friend often comes back with the insights we both reached a few days later; this has happened a few times. We are indeed all connected!


My mate wrote this poem which describes how we humans listen through the filters of our human ego instead of our soul...

Soul to Soul

Just behind your eyes
There's someone I need to talk to
But you keep looking away. 
 
I listen for a familiar voice 
But you keep screaming over it. 
And it's hard to hear. 
 
Your heart is my heart 
But you keep the doors closed 
And I can't breathe. 
 
Every time we get up to dance
You think you need to lead 
And then you step on my feet. 
 
There is a visitor inside you 
That I need to be with. 
You think I've come to see you 
And so you slam the door in my face.

I slam my door in return 
So here we sit
Behind closed doors 
Trying to understand
How we became two ....
And what to do? 
 
Phil 
4/23/08

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Rapidwriter 8 years ago from UK

Wonderful thoughts,VioletSun - and the poem is beautiful, too. It reminds me of the kind of thoughts Rumi would have. Thank you it's lifted me.


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

So good to see you, Rapidwriter! Have missed your hubs. Thank you for your comments, and you are right Phil is very much like Rumi, very deep; he has a website with his beautiful essays and poetry, and I am encouraging him to publish a book, but he is not too attached to anything.


pgrundy 8 years ago

That is a wonderful hub violetsun. The poem reminds me so much of what I go through at work-- I could read that to every other person I talk to. It's so good to hear from you again. I've missed you too! Thank you for this.


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi, Pgrundy: Thank you for your comments and so good to see you too! :) I


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

This is from a friend, thought I would share.

<<<Hi Marie!

observe and not engage ego?

ahah..sometimes is very easy.. :)

the other day I was driving, feeling very well.. and was admiring the trees along the road.. I said to myself 'How gorgeous!" and then I saw some people walking their beautiful cute dogs.. and I was just 'drinking' all this beauty around.. and then I realized the presence of a car in the next line.. he pull down his window and gave me the finger!!!! .. what?! .. why?! geez.. I was completely puzzled.. I asked my self.. should I be offended? I wasn't...that guy must have felt really bad to give the finger.. like throwing up.. doesn't feel good while throwing up.. maybe he was trying to get into my line? don't think so, he was just to my right..after a while the whole thing was funny to me..

and sometimes it takes a while, like you said Marie..

with the guy from my group at school (the class I am taking at GWU), it wasn't that easy to not engage.. the first meeting was kind of okay.. after the second meeting he was being a jerk.. I DIDN"T LIKE HIM.. ahahahahah..

we had arguments.. and I didn't like him more... my complete opposite (to this me) ..

he is a business corporate guy who his goal is to achieve success and make as much money .. very straight forward but rude... if he has to 'kill' people in his path, he will..geez..

after a couple of weeks..I don't remember exactly how is that it started to not bother me.. I didn't try to be good and be compassionate..there is nothing good about trying to be good.. so I just don't try... I was just feeling this rejection to him.. ahahahahahah..hehehehe.... .(I even tried to get out of this group, but the professor didn't let me).. don't remember what was the turning point (I'll look at my journal).. but I started to observe it..it was like watching a Lion do its thing.. predator in the field.. running after some animals.. killing them.. eating them.. however, more and more I was more in peace with his presence.. and since I didn't feel being a victim, I just handle him without any intention to confront him or 'fix' him.. I was just not his lunch for the day... a simple short 'NO' would do it.. and it worked.. it is funny..then there was a week when I found myself feeling compassion for him, a caring feeling, even though his ego was in full display. this compassion feeling was different than other times I felt..I was not wishing to feel compassion in this situation.. but it happened..I didn't do a thing . just compassion was there.. it was an Impersonal compassion... and the following meetings, surprise..surprise.. he was trying to be nice to me.. even doing funny crazy things to make laugh.. we don't scream at each other anymore..he still is being 'cruel' with other people.. not sure he realize.. maybe he does..it is like he can't help it. strange guy. last time we speak to each other, before the presentation, it was like if we were siblings or something like that. personalities were dropped.. like if we knew each other for centuries..like looking at myself..hmm..

not.. like 'looking' at Self (myself was not there looking or being looked)


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healwell51 8 years ago from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA

This one is good because of the self experiencs have provided interesting touch as a spiritual path finder: Some how the process of self learning through experiences have become the base of your overall presentation, so that it is more effective for those who are really aware about spirituality and its various kind of processes!

The soul to soul connection is always there but we feel that some time, when the grace moments are there or we suddenly open up to grasp that... But these all are glimpses to provide us inspiration to go for such life for ever!


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi, Healwell: How I wish I could feel the soul to soul connection at all times, but the mind and ego sometimes gets in the way. However, the glimpses do provide us with inspiration and reminder who we all truly are!


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secondsamuel 8 years ago from Seneca SC

I like your thoughts. I also often sit and ponder the connection we all have with each other and even the connection we all have with nature. Some would ask how does God keep up with so many but yet to each in a personal way? Then I thought about the human brain and how it controls the many trillions of cells in our body and how the soul (our spirit) has the understanding that it is only connected to the body for the duration of physical life and then I realize that my soul needs a body in order to express itself. Thank you for the post and the poem. >>> ss


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

secondsamuel: I love your thoughts, gives me a very good visual of our Oneness. Thanks for stopping by!


Alan 8 years ago

Soul to Soul -

that was a good read, and i thank you. connections are.


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thank you, Alan for your comments.


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Karen Ellis 8 years ago from Central Oregon

Hi Violet,

I love the part of the poem -

Every time we get up to danceYou think you need to lead And then you step on my feet. That is so profound. Insightful hub.


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thank you! :)


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eugie17 8 years ago from online (everywhere)

Nice hub violet

Life is full of suprizes and every day we learn a different lesson


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

I agree! Thanks for visiting, Eugie.


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tanvir munim 8 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Interesting Hub. Thank You


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thank you! Just became your fan as I notice you write spiritually related topics. :)


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tanvir munim 8 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Together we can change the world!


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miracles02 7 years ago from Canton, IL

Great hubs! LOVE spiritual-related topics as well...you wouldn't by any chance be a fan of Wayne Dyer and Elkhart Tolle?? Excellent teachers!!


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Miracles: Thank you! And yup, I am fan of Wayne Dyer and Eckart Tolle, also Deepak Chopra. I am venturing now into non-duality, so am starting to read Adayshanti.


Sb 7 years ago

V deep article and a beautiful poem. How wud you define ppl connecting at the fundamental level? Is that similar to a spiritual connection? Your thoughts pls.....thx


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi, Sb: I would define connecting without the filters of our ego to be the highest connection. As the poem describes, we often don't "hear", "see", or connect because our mind/thoughts (or ego) is busy making up perceptions of who the other person is, forgetting to look into the soul of the other which is who we really are.

Thanks for your comments!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi Marie, thank you for posting this link on facebook as I thought you had published a new hub only to realize this was months ago. LOL So here I am connecting here today. :)

What a lovely way of looking at the connection that we all share. And tell Phil his poem expresses so well the conflicts we all experience with people every now and then. May we keep learning to see beyond the masks we wear everyday and connect in a deeper level to understand each other. Much love and light. :)


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi, Michelle: God has a way of bringing into our awareness what we need- let me explain. Phil was experiencing misunderstanding, and someone made a recent comment on this hub, which brought up back into my awareness and mailbox. I totally had forgotten about this poem he wrote, so of course emailed it to him. He felt good reading this reminder!

Thanks for stopping by. :)


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emohealer 7 years ago from South Carolina

That poem was absolutely beautiful! This was a perfect hub for you to post on facebook so I could find it and appreciate it. The connections, the oneness, the spirit within....so true...Thank You!


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thanks, Emohealer! Its interesting this hub came back into my awareness as I had forgotten about and in perfect timing as I joined FB. Thank you for reading and your presence!


Sb 7 years ago

Thx for your comments on my question, surely clears much...cheers!


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

You are welcome, Sb!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hahahah yes, it does make one smile when things like that happen. :)


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anglnflt4ua 7 years ago from Bay Area, CA

Beautiful read and very thought provoking!


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Anginfit4ua: Thank you for your kind comments! Its appreciated.


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Catchy Hubs 7 years ago from Vijjus - HYDERABAD(India)

nice hub madam...


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi, Catchy Hubs: Thank you! You have a very creative avatar.


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loveofnight 7 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

i see, feel and read a lot of insight in you.you made an interesting statement about the air we are breathing.it is so true and before our daily eyes and yet i did not see it....thx 4 share


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Loveofnight: Thank you! and thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts.


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Greenheart 6 years ago from Cambridge

Thanks for this hub.

I agree that we have no control of what anyone may say or do.

And i feel it as a wound of a kind.We may want things to be a certain way,we may want to love and be loved,but until we have dealt with the reality of whats really going on,even in the unconscious,it is very difficult.

Violetsun,I hope that you have a conscious and happy 2010.

And a prosperous one!

Gavin


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Hi, Gavin: Thanks for your comments, I wish you a concious and prosperous 2010! I had not been notified of the new comments in my hubs by email, until I happened to click on "comments' in my page.


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HealingSpirit 6 years ago

Absolute beautiful hub, DM! As I was reading your hub, I was reminded of the words to an Amy Grant Song called "Behind the Eyes"

We are all the same it seems behind the eyes, broken promises and dreams in good disguise. All we're really looking for is somewhere safe and warm, the shelter of each other in the storm.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Kimberly: Oooh, I had chills when I read your words. Thank you dear friend for your support and light!


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Wonderful hub - I read it with heart and soul, very well done...


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Moulik: This is music to my ears, that you read it with your heart and soul. Thank you again for reading. :)


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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

Beautiful rendition of thoughts. Powerful. Hope to experience things like these with my love ones. More power to you dear VioletSun. This poem is so beautiful. I felt like I am the one verbalizing it from my own thoughts. Wonderful.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Teresa: You have the heart of a poet, so appreciate your comments!


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Marie...

Your hub has touched me! I feel you see life on Earth pretty much as I do. Yes, I have my flaws, but I try to learn from them and improve. When I give I have so much joy! It is because of that oneness that links us All. I agree! We must observe and not get involved, for we write our own story and so do the others...

Beautiful thoughts, heartfelt and true poem!

Thumbs up, my dear sister!

warmest regards, light, love and blessings

Al


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Al: Its nice to meet kindred spirits like you, and yes, we each do write our own story and as we both know its perfect. Thanks for reading and your supportive comments!


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nursegrace 6 years ago

Very insightful. I feel at some level we are all connected. At times, when I think of a particular person or sense their presence, they appear a few hours to a few days later. I have some sort of interaction with them with regards to what I was thinking about in relation to that person. Hope that makes sense. All in all, when that happens I feel as if my soul/spirit was connecting with the other person's, drawing them to me. Very nice article :)


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Nursegrace: Thank you! Sounds like you are a sensitive and can pick up the presence of others and events. I understand because sometimes, I experience the same. Nice to meet you, see that you are new to hubpages, so welcome! :)


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nursegrace 6 years ago

Nice to meet you too! :)


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pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

Very wise! Beautiful Poem! I like that you talk directly to the soul. More often than not our soul listens better than we do. Thanks!


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie Author

Thanks, Penyofheaven, it was my s/o who wrote it when exploring ego. Thanks for your comments!

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