logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Ruth Sattler RN, freespirit86, Desertdiva11, marisara, Jacque Miller
56979 Registered Users
Forum Stats
56980 Members
417 Forums
112487 Topics
794950 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 11:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Rosie 66 867
Beetlemess 747
Karm - SW USA Editor 312
Val FictionWrit/RomanceBk 210
Nancy Roussy 184
Ro Longstreet-Wicca 155
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 125
Allyson - USACook/HomeCook 120
Linu 114
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 91
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#796203 - 12/15/12 03:45 PM Soul mates
Ruby June Offline
Newbie

Registered: 12/15/12
Posts: 41
Loc: Spokane
Hello, I'm new to this forum and would like to introduce myself with regard to the topic. I was raised in a Pentcostal family, but was a secret atheist from a young age. About 10 years ago, because of some experiences I became an agnostic. Recently, due to more experiences, I decided to believe in a higher power. It took me awhile, but I've become accustomed lately to calling this higher power God, even though there are a thousand names for the same. I am very thristy to talk about spirituality, soulfulness and mindfulness. I have one person with whom I trust enough to visit with about these subjects, my therapist. While we have a deep soul connection, I spend only one hour a week with him and I'm HUNGRY for more conversation. I am fiercely unwillingly to be procilitized and am very careful with whom I have these discussions. It seems the people in this group have a variety of disciplines and it would be good to share our diverse ideas. I guess my first question is: what is the difference between the spirit and the soul?

Top

Add Soul mates to Twitter Add Soul mates to Facebook Add Soul mates to MySpace Add Soul mates to Del.icio.us Digg Soul mates Add Soul mates to Yahoo My Web Add Soul mates to Google Bookmarks Add Soul mates to Stumbleupon Add Soul mates to Reddit
#796222 - 12/16/12 12:45 AM Re: Soul mates [Re: Ruby June]
Debbie-SpiritualityEditor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Elephant

Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 4402
Welcome, Ruby! It is good to have you here and you brought up a great topic.

Some people use the words spirit and soul interchangeably, and every religion, belief system, or tradition will have its own definitions.

Personally I feel that the soul is where our deepest emotions, affections, and desires lie. It is a companion to our physical body. Our spirit is eternal, pure, and good. The spirit is often a bit harder for us to understand. Spirit describes our higher self, and also the identity of higher beings such as God and angels. Our spirit lies the deepest within us, and when the physical body perishes our spirit will take over as our true self.

I'd love to hear what the rest of you have to say about the "soul" and "spirit". Please share.
_________________________
Debbie Grejdus
Spirituality Site Editor
Spirituality Forum Moderator

Top

Add Re: Soul mates to Twitter Add Re: Soul mates to Facebook Add Re: Soul mates to MySpace Add Re: Soul mates to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Soul mates Add Re: Soul mates to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Soul mates to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Soul mates to Stumbleupon Add Re: Soul mates to Reddit
#796871 - 12/19/12 04:50 PM Re: Soul mates [Re: Ruby June]
Phyllis Doyle Burns Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 11/17/07
Posts: 17642
Loc: Reno, NV
I like to compare the physical body, the soul, and the spirit to a grape. This must seem odd to some, but, it works for me.

I see the skin of the grape as our physical body. The pulp of the grape is our soul -- that which holds our intuition and creativity, our thoughts and feelings. The new wine that comes from the pulp is like the spirit, the highest essence of who we truly are.
_________________________
Walk in Peace and Harmony.
Phyllis Doyle Burns
Avatar: Fair Helena by Rackham, Public Domain

Top

Add Re: Soul mates to Twitter Add Re: Soul mates to Facebook Add Re: Soul mates to MySpace Add Re: Soul mates to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Soul mates Add Re: Soul mates to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Soul mates to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Soul mates to Stumbleupon Add Re: Soul mates to Reddit
#796873 - 12/19/12 05:04 PM Re: Soul mates [Re: Ruby June]
Phyllis Doyle Burns Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 11/17/07
Posts: 17642
Loc: Reno, NV
The new wine from the pulp of the grape, like the spirit after many life times, eventually becomes aged to perfection.

Spirituality is what I see as one's relationship with their self and their belief system. To grow spiritually for the good of all is my highest task in life and mindfulness is to always remember what my task is.
_________________________
Walk in Peace and Harmony.
Phyllis Doyle Burns
Avatar: Fair Helena by Rackham, Public Domain

Top

Add Re: Soul mates to Twitter Add Re: Soul mates to Facebook Add Re: Soul mates to MySpace Add Re: Soul mates to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Soul mates Add Re: Soul mates to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Soul mates to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Soul mates to Stumbleupon Add Re: Soul mates to Reddit
#796975 - 12/20/12 12:21 PM Re: Soul mates [Re: Ruby June]
Ruby June Offline
Newbie

Registered: 12/15/12
Posts: 41
Loc: Spokane
Dear Debbie and Phyllis, Thank you both for your thoughts. They are very helpful. My heart feels excited but also a little scared while soaking in these new ideas. I think it's because as a very young child the concept of hell and that I would be going there because I was bad left a primal scar that is hard to erase. The new desire of wanting to feel anything spiritual are sometimes a little overwhelming. But, I am very happy with the direction it is taking me.

Top

Add Re: Soul mates to Twitter Add Re: Soul mates to Facebook Add Re: Soul mates to MySpace Add Re: Soul mates to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Soul mates Add Re: Soul mates to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Soul mates to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Soul mates to Stumbleupon Add Re: Soul mates to Reddit
#797152 - 12/20/12 06:14 PM Re: Soul mates [Re: Phyllis Doyle Burns]
Debbie-SpiritualityEditor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Elephant

Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 4402
Phyllis.....I like your view of the grape. Thank you for sharing that with us.
_________________________
Debbie Grejdus
Spirituality Site Editor
Spirituality Forum Moderator

Top

Add Re: Soul mates to Twitter Add Re: Soul mates to Facebook Add Re: Soul mates to MySpace Add Re: Soul mates to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Soul mates Add Re: Soul mates to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Soul mates to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Soul mates to Stumbleupon Add Re: Soul mates to Reddit
#797153 - 12/20/12 06:26 PM Re: Soul mates [Re: Ruby June]
Debbie-SpiritualityEditor Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Elephant

Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 4402
Ruby.....it can take time to adjust to new beliefs when you have been taught certain things at a young age. As I learn more with time I come to accept other views as my own depending on what feels right to me, what rings true for me.

I personally think hell is of our own making when we leave the physical realm. If we have done bad things we feel badly about it when we leave here, and we have to come to terms with what we have done. If you live your life with the intent to love and to give, you will have nothing to worry about when you leave the physical realm.

Take your time with learning more about yourself and your inner being. It is fascinating to get to know your true self, and there is always the opportunity for discovery and growth along the journey. Meditation is one way you can make that connection with your deepest self.
_________________________
Debbie Grejdus
Spirituality Site Editor
Spirituality Forum Moderator

Top

Add Re: Soul mates to Twitter Add Re: Soul mates to Facebook Add Re: Soul mates to MySpace Add Re: Soul mates to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Soul mates Add Re: Soul mates to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Soul mates to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Soul mates to Stumbleupon Add Re: Soul mates to Reddit


Moderator:  Debbie-SpiritualityEditor 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Organizing jewelry making tips that work for you.
by Susan - Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making
23 minutes 33 seconds ago
New Reviews of Male-Female Romance Novels
by Val FictionWrit/RomanceBk
Romance Novels
57 minutes 48 seconds ago
Word From Last Letter Game
by Rosie 66
Contests & Sweepstakes
Today at 06:17 PM
Name some Angels & Their Meaning
by Rosie 66
Bible Basics
Today at 06:13 PM
Replace one word... (new game)
by Rosie 66
Comedy Movies
Today at 06:10 PM
Visit Paris Landmarks with Young Children
by Tiffiny - Family Travel
Family Travel
Today at 05:42 PM
All Things Southwestern USA Forum Word Game!
by Beetlemess
Southwest USA
Today at 05:24 PM
New Game - Collectibles!
by Karm - SW USA Editor
Coin Collecting
Today at 04:04 PM
New Game - Hobbies!
by Karm - SW USA Editor
Candlemaking
Today at 04:03 PM
Shopping at Walmart Game
by Karm - SW USA Editor
Home Finance
Today at 03:59 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (1 invisible), 152 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.