HJ: Most people live from their mind… very few live from their soul consciousness, which is most in alignment with your true divine nature.
Trusting Your Soul To Produce The Outcome That Is Most Beneficial To You
By Richard Barrett
Trusting your soul requires immense courage when you are operating as an ego. That is because the ego takes its job very seriously. It was given the task of keeping the body safe from harm, and it forgot that it was performing this service on behalf of the soul. It thought it was protecting itself. Your ego has to learn that to find true fulfillment it has to become the servant of your soul.
The time is now ripe for seriously testing how much you can trust your soul. There are many ways you can do this, but whatever way you choose it should not be half-hearted. You have reached the moment where you must let go of the shore and jump into the river. The Hopi saying, entitled the Wisdom of the Elders, captures this moment very well:
There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
We must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river,
Keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate.
The time of the lone wolf is over.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
The time of the lone wolf is over because you have reached the point in your development when you are giving up your independence. You are ready to jump into the river and see who is in there with you and celebrate, because you are now going to work with these people who have also committed to their souls’ purposes. They are in the river with you for a reason. They are kindred souls; together you are going to shift into a state of interdependence so you can leverage your efforts in making a difference in the world.
Letting Your Soul Speak
I remember vividly, the day when I really let go of the shore and started trusting my soul. When I was a child I was very shy. I was so afraid of speaking in public that when I became a school prefect I would get into an extreme panic if I had to read the Bible at the school assembly. I developed a strategy for dealing with this: I traded duties with other prefects, or if that didn’t work, I would pretend I was sick and stay at home.
After I completed my university studies, I knew I had to face up to this issue if I wanted to advance my career, so I went to public speaking classes. I learned how to make a good speech, not necessarily an inspiring speech, but a speech that people could appreciate that enabled me to get my message across. Since I was always speaking about technical topics, I used overhead slides. I relied on my slides to support me in making my speeches.
Fast-forward thirty years. One evening I was invited to give a speech in a church in the Netherlands. I didn’t have much communication with the organisers, so I didn’t know why the audience was showing up. I asked myself,“Are they coming to hear a speech on organisational transformation or a speech on personal transformation?“
I decided to trust my soul, with whom by this time I had established a strong friendship. I attempted something that I later called “soul speak” — not delivering a prepared speech, but showing up, asking a few members of the audience why they had come, and then relying on my soul to address their concerns. Of course it worked.
From that time on, I relied more and more on this technique. Unless I needed slides to convey a particular message, I would not prepare; I would just show up and let my soul do the rest. About two minutes before speaking, I would close my eyes, go within and connect with my soul. I would say something like, “OK, soul now is the moment; time for you to give your message.” I still do this every time I give a speech.
Consciously Stepping Into Soul Consciousness
When I consciously step into soul consciousness, I know from the feedback I get that I am at my most inspirational. I also learn a lot. The words that I speak are sometimes things I have never heard myself say before. Now I enjoy giving speeches, because next to writing, this is when I feel closest to my soul.
When I am writing, I automatically step into soul consciousness and start typing. My soul guides me all the way. My soul not only tells me what books to write, it supports me in the process—it gives me the table of contents, and tells me how to structure each chapter. The messages come in different ways. Sometimes, I will wake in the middle of the night with a huge download of information and make notes. I keep a note pad by bed permanently, because I never know when the next message will come.