Superhero Report: Soul is the uniquely creative way in which each of us has been gifted to find meaning, purpose and connection in our life. Engaging our Soul leads us toward a great feeling of expansiveness along with inner feelings of contentment and joy. When using the gifts of our Soul, we experience fulfillment, especially when our gifts are used in service to the betterment of the world. During this week’s gatherings of the Superhero Academy, we participated in a shamanic meditative practice with the purpose of discovering the answer to this question: “What does my Soul look like?”
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Here Be Dragons
Getting a glimpse of our Soul offers us clues as to the gifts and the power of our Soul. The vision of the Soul is unique to each individual. For some, it might be a Dragon, a Unicorn or a Mermaid; for others an Angelic Being, for others a flower or an insect, and for others orbs and shapes of light. The individual vision of our Soul tells us a great deal about ourselves, our truest nature, and our purpose in this world. Dragons, for example, represent strength, courage, the ability to fly implying the ability to transcend obstacles and to see from a higher and wider perspective. Dragons possess the ability to facilitate transformation through their fire breathing capabilities. Dragons also have a presence about them – perhaps intimidating at first, but ultimately gentle and kind. The color of one’s Dragon is also significant, along with their habitat. Some Dragons are red, others green, black or blue. Some live in caves, others in water – fresh or salt, some live high up in the mountains. All of these are significant symbols for what our gifts are and how we are called to share them in the world.
The Care and Feeding of Dragons
Once we have had a glimpse of our Soul, there are two practices that are helpful in utilizing and making the most out of our Soul’s power. Our Soul’s power is here at our disposal so as to make our Soul fully manifest in our life so that we, and the world, may benefit from its gifts. In order to be fully born into the world, our Soul needs care. The first thing the Soul needs is to be nurtured, nourished and supported. We can ask our Soul what it needs to feel nourished and supported. My Soul, for example, needs healthy food (appropriate for my dosha), adequate sleep, regular exercise, hydration, lots of alone time interspersed with time with loved ones and friends. My Soul also needs to be inspired creatively – reading, movies, museums, plays, art galleries and opportunities to be creative – not for work, but simply for the sake of creating. My Soul also needs coffee….lots of coffee and to be surrounded by the color red. :) The second thing the Soul needs is love. By sending our Soul love, holding it in love, surrounding it with love (I use Reiki), it begins to feel safe. Once our Soul feels loved and it feels safe, it will be inspired to step more fully into our life and will use its power to support us in return. This is a REAL energy exchange and we soon discover that what we give to the Soul comes back to us one hundred fold.
Now tell me, what does your Soul look like?
Lauri Ann Lumby is available for one-on-one mentoring. Call (920) 230-1313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.