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The Journey of Soul

Updated on February 4, 2013


It is said that a soul chooses its life path to learn lessons or to fulfill some unfinished tasks. I wonder if this journey …this burning desire to make things right …ends of its own at some point in time or is it for the soul to fulfill its purpose, against all odds, in order to escape the unending cycle of birth & death. What makes a soul to come back over and over again despite having nerve raking experiences in human form? Does it suggest that using 'free will' we can change the existing life patterns while its still time? I guess its easier to find and fulfill our purpose in the existing life instead of 'throwing in the towel' and waiting for the next life (where we would have to start all over again). What option would you choose? Lets have a poetic portrayal of this scenario.

Journey of Soul
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Journey Back & Forth

Here I am, dancing with Lord of Death,

Exhaling my pain with every breath;

Watching my bruised soul crying for help,

I am shutting my eyes to my outer self.

To all the wagging tongues,

To the angry clouds thundering,

To the wicked streak of lightening,

I shut my eyes to the noise so deafening.

I feel the sweat crawling down my back,

Melting away my anger with every drop;

As the serpents of passion rise within;

I shut my eyes to the desires so forbidden.

Be it a dance of life or death,

Of agony or jubilance, I care less;

As the unleashed energy roars deep in,

I open my eyes to the Goddess within.

I find myself in a different plane,

A space and time beyond human domain;

No longer feeling miserable and bereft,

I shut my eyes to the world that I left.

With all the demonic faces vanishing abruptly,

All my heart aches disappearing magically,

With all my fears and temptations sucked into oblivion,

I open my eyes to a world so bright and so Pleiadian.

Feeling light as a feather with no burdens or tether,

I feel happy for leaving the world full of clutter;

Yet I feel empty and hollow,

For what reason, I do not follow.

There is light and peace around,

Yet the grief within is so profound,

For not having lived my life while I was alive,

Good heavens! Was I again planning a trip down the aisle?


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      anjalichugh 4 years ago from New York

      @Dream On: Thank you for such a wonderful comment. I understand very well the difficulty in making a choice between reading and writing. That's probably the reason why I took a long break (more than a year) from writing. And then there's another factor..sustaining ourselves financially which sucks life out of us. I feel blessed to have found a way (finally) to earn money and write as well. It took me a long time but it did happen after all. Writing doesn't pay our bills. :) I'm happy, not only for myself but for those who have been benefited by the opportunity I was able to present to them...especially at a time when they were finding hard to put food on the table. Sorry for getting side tracked. Just wanted to share with you. Keep coming back. :)

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Another well written hub.I also believe each soul has a journey.I often ask myself what am I learning from this problem that I face.How can I keep this problem from reaccuring.I am very blessed with great health and love.I am fascinated by knowledge so much I find myself so absorbed in learning it seems to slow my progress down instead of picking up the pace.I am very proud to read and enjoy your many hubs .I also find it a struggle to decide to write or read.That is a constant battle for me.I follow my instincts all the time.My gut instincts tell me to write more than read.With finances I find it so challanging.I want to give the world away but too often I give to much and suffer because of it.I put much time and effort in doing the right thing is better than doing nothing.May your day bring endlesss wonderful surpises like you have given me.

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      anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York

      @traslochimilano: Thank you so much. Feel free to come back. :)

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      traslochimilano 5 years ago from USA

      Nice Hub

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      anjalichugh 5 years ago from New York

      @acaetnna: Thanks so much. Its been somewhat difficult for me as well to keep a track of my favorite hubbers' activity. Seems HP does not send individual notifications now. Its always a pleasure reading your comments. Thanks again. :)

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      This is so great - however did I manage to miss it?!

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      anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

      vocalcoach: Thank you for your kind words and for being a part of this hub. Keep coming. :)

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Well done - thanks for sharing this. Voted up!

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      anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

      Hi Jay! You always have a way with words. Thank you very much for being so supportive. I just realized that you too have a new hub. Strangely, I'm not getting timely notifications so I'm going right over to your hub now. See u there. :)

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Good lord anjali that was fabulous. Simply magical. I so loved it and I am sharing it with all my friends and followers on HP. Rated up too..How do u manage to write such beautiful poems??

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      anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

      ImChemist: Thank you for stopping by.

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      ImChemist 6 years ago

      I like this hub , thanks for sharing it.

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      anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

      DjBryle: I feel flattered. Thanks a lot for being so generous. :)

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      DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

      Wow! Very captivating and fabulous work. It shows how beautiful your soul is! Rated up for a beautiful hub! God bless! =)

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      anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

      Docmo: Thank you very much for your kind words. :)

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      Mohan Kumar 6 years ago from UK

      Beautiful profound words. Reminds me of the Dance of chaos by Lord Shiva. Very well written!

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      anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

      Hi Jykeith! I still read your hubs. You seem to have forgotten me. :( I'm doing fine. How are things with you?

      Pennyofheaven: Thank you very much for your kind words. Always love to see you in my hubs. :)

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      pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

      This is very deep and meaningful and I resonate well with it. Thank you!

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      Jykeith Comal 6 years ago from Cincinnati OH

      Hey how have you been?

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      anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

      Reiki Healer: There's always a tussle between rationality of the conscious mind and subtle simplicity of the sub-conscious. Which of the two comes out as a winner... is primarily governed by our spiritual IQ. Most of us know that but still falter along the way. I guess that's part of the deal. Stumbling and bracing oneself again. That is Life.

      Thank you very much for coming back. :)

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      Reiki Healer 6 years ago

      Thanks Anjali. Really well said and simply put. No there was nothing between the lines to be read and you have taken it on very beautifully. I especially liked your way of putting it as 'listening to the feeble voice' Believe me I do that mostly....though my male ego would many times come in between to say that this is not the way an intelligent person would think...but somehow I have believed and followed the dictum...In the battle of the heart and the mind, let the heart will not go wrong.Thank u once again.

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      anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York

      Hi Marie! Its been a long time since I wrote my last hub. Sometimes we get so much caught up in daily rut that there seems to be no time left for soul satiation. Sad!!

      As you know, I always 'write' what seems 'right' to me. My truth may not be someone else's truth but as far as you're concerned I don't even have to think about it. I already know that we are somehow connected and it makes me feel great. Thank you for the reassurance. (Hugs)

      Reiki Healer: Good to see you here.

      I completely understand the dilemma. However, I'm not sure if I should go by the literal meaning of your words or there's something more to it than meets the eye. :) Let me stick to the literal meaning, for now. 'Life well lived' has different connotations for different people as (like I always say) the level of awareness in each one of us differs as we all exist on different levels of consciousness. Having said that, there is no dilemma in fact. We have our own unique path to walk on and this path was negotiated with our guides / higher energy long before we were born. Therefore, we all know, deep inside, what is right for us. We don't have to see 'truth' from someone else's eyes. In fact we cannot and should not do that. Our inner voice / intuition / soul keeps coaxing us to take a particular action in a given situation and it is up to us whether to trust that feeble voice or not. Those of us who turn a deaf ear to the voice due to any reason (societal pressures, external influences etc) do really end up being frustrated and full of regrets, in the end. This is what we have to avoid because these unfulfilled desires / tasks become the root cause of endless cycle of birth & death. So to say, there is no dilemma. You would know what you have to do and if you pay attention and live your life the way it was supposed to be lived then ....there would be no regrets. Hope I kept it simple. Thanks for joining in. :)Hope you have a wonderful time on HP the way you have on FB. :)

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      Reiki Healer 6 years ago

      I wonder what would be more appropriate, to enjoy life to the fullest...and later repent and pray that the soul corrects the follies of this life in the next.Or, to live a plain, and simple life throughout to get salvation for the soul...and repent that the whole life has gone by without enjoying the fruits that it was meant to !

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      VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Anjali, this is beautiful, and can tell it was inspired by a deep part within you. I wanted to comment on all the parts of the poem that moved me, but this line is one that stood out for me:

      "There is light and peace around,

      Yet the grief within is so profound,

      For not having lived my life while I was alive,

      Good heavens! Was I again planning a trip down the aisle?"

      It is a reminder yet again to me, to not only life live, but to live with depth, so there are no regrets when this journey ends.

      BTW, I miss the few spiritual writers we have in Hubpages who like me do not write as often, so when I get announcements you have written, I always look forward to reading you, I know I am in for some truth exploring and connection! Hugs~