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Q&A — Instinct versus Soul Side Communication, 09/17/2011

[From time to time I receive questions through email or blog comments about spiritual and soul therapy issues. I know in my heart that these delightful inquiries from a few kind people actually respond to similar questions by many participants in The Soul Channel. So I have decided to share portions of the questions and responses without identifying the source of the inquiry.]

Question:

Where do hunches and gut instincts come from? Do voices and visions really exist; if yes, then do they come from our Soul Side Support System? Why do people seem to experience voices and visions more commonly when the life of a family member is in jeopardy?

Edited Response:

Hunches and instinct come mostly from experience, both from this life and from past lives. If you are an expert in automobile mechanics and someone describes the symptoms of a problem with their car, the experience of the expert will suggest a probable (hunch) cause. The same applies to experienced medical doctors who instinctively know the most probable illness based on patient symptoms. Experienced military personnel in combat seem to be reading the hostile environment all the time so as to develop a ‘second sense’ as to what the dangers might be around the next corner. And the more enduring the duration of related experience — decades or lifetimes — the more intuitive the expert and the higher the degree of accuracy.

Of course, some hunches and apparent instinct come from the Soul Side. Most notably this includes warnings from protective guardians, bits of awareness and knowledge passed along by spirit guides, insights offered by spirit teachers, perhaps even a prayer answered directly by God. What we can be certain about is that we are NEVER alone; stated another way, we are NEVER, never alone; and advice and guidance come both in response to requests from our conscious minds and as a matter of maintaining and assisting the life plan of the soul.

You asked further about voices and visions; yes, those come from the Soul Side Support System. There are three mechanisms for obtaining such premonitions or advance information:

  • Clairvoyant — an individual who is able to receive visions of events to come;
  • Clairaudient — an individual who is able to hear information (voices) about events to come; and
  • Clairsentient — literally, “clear feeling” or “knowing what cannot be known;” receives thoughts, vibrations or disturbances in the energy field, or experiences pain or emotions of another person, any of which translate into precognition (often associated with “hunches); also can receive information about events to come through dreams, including daydreams or meditation. Read More…

Animal Guide Therapy

Historical Perspective

Most people think of “animal guides” as reaching back several centuries to the native American Indians. Actually, it stretches back for thousands of years. The concept emerged from the ancient worship of animals and the belief that the spirit of the animal left the dead carcass, rose into the sky, then reincarnated as another animal.

When we consider smoke rising from a fire, it is not unusual to imagine the spirit of the animal leaving its body and rising into the sky as the animal is cooked over an open fire. Taking this a step further, early man observed that the earth seemed to replenish itself of plant life after observing those same plants die the previous winter. In the same manner, man observed the great herds of animals being reborn and returning each year to the hunting grounds. Many disappeared in the dead of winter, no longer visible to man. Even the birds seemed to disappear as the earth died each winter. Read More…

Belief in the Existence of the Soul

Belief in the Soul is an Option of Life

It is not necessary to believe that you have a soul. Neither is it necessary to believe in life after physical life or even to believe in God. Your choice of belief systems is an option of life, just as you may choose the details of your religious beliefs. In fact, most atheists reject the concept of the soul, just as they reject the existence of God; for if one chooses to reject God, then he would normally also reject the concepts of eternal life, life beyond life, and any alternative dimensional existence which would correlate with the definition of the eternal soul.

Here is another critical component of belief systems which you can personally and individually choose to accept or reject: if we are spiritual beings having a short-term physical existence, then physical life is not an accident of the universe. We are here for a purpose — an experiential purpose. That purpose and the key experiences of our physical life are controlled primarily by our individual soul, including how long we live, the illnesses of our life, and when we die. Read More…

Automatic Writing — Part 1

History of Automatic Writing

One of the most common forms of channeling information from the Soul Side is a personal “automatic writing” session. This concept will be new to many readers, while it is actually a common practice with a long history. Automatic writing derived over time from the concept of “free association writing” used in psychoanalysis as first developed by Sigmund Freud. Yet its roots date back to the early “stream of consciousness” concept found in early Buddhist scriptures (specifically, in the Digha Nikaya; reference Steven Collins,
Selfless Persons: Imagery and Thought in Theravada Buddhism
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Cambridge University Press, 1982).

In 1890, the psychologist and philosopher William James published his Principles of Truth. James’ description of the mind-world connection described in terms of the “stream of consciousness” had a direct and significant impact on the development and expansion of “stream of consciousness writing.” This is commonly associated with the modernist movement in literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Stream of consciousness writing guides the reader to visualize or perceive a character’s point of view through the written equivalent of the character’s thought processes. Examples of stream of consciousness writing include Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (1873), William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury (1929), and Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer’s July’s People (1981).  Read More…

Automatic Writing — Part 2

The Process of Automatic Writing

For several decades, the famous author Ruth Montgomery was able to connect with an entity (soul or guide) on the Soul Side which identified itself as Lily. Although originally very skeptical, Ruth became quite comfortable over time with the information channeled from Lily as having a high degree of accuracy in terms of the information which was able to be verified in the physical world (e.g., people, places, dates, events, predictions, etc.). As a result, her automatic writing became the source of many successful books on spirituality. (On a personal level, my complete collection of Ruth Montgomery’s books are among my favorite reading and reference books.)

After reading one of Ruth Montgomery’s books on the subject of automatic writing, I was inspired to try it myself. As commonly happens with unfamiliar concepts, my early attempts at automatic writing failed. This was due in part to impatience, but it was primarily due to the frustration of learning to apply a centuries old technique in an era of advanced communication technology. While Ruth Montgomery relied on the pen and paper technique, I found it difficult while in meditation to keep track of a moving pencil on a page of limited dimensions and with limited space. I had no awareness of the edges of the paper and felt that the simple process of changing pages was unnecessarily disruptive to the meditation. Read More…

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