Filmed on 31 March 2016; published on 12 April 2016
Location: Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center, West Hills, Los Angeles
- VIDEO BY ALICE
- SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
- What is the Soul?
- Indian Sikh Philosophy: Yogi Bhajan’s Notion of the Soul
- Zen Text: The Woman at the Well … Soul as the Image of God
- Soul as Essence of Our Being
- May My Soul Speak for Me!
- Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie, and Scenes from Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center
- MORE INFORMATION
Here is a video about a talk I had with my Soul. The Postlude features the beautiful instrumental music of Chris Zabriskie and scenes from Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center. There is an edited Summary after the video …
VIDEO BY ALICE
SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.
I have a new technique to impart to you today, that had some very unexpected and very nice results.
I have been having a problem when I go to church; and that is that, all of a sudden, I am so happy to be there, that I start with the astral chatter. And I have a hard time stopping. I am trying very hard to stop, but I cannot. The people in the church do not like that at all; I get all kinds of negative comments about talking. So I try harder; and the harder I try, the harder it is to be quiet in church.
So there I was in church again today, and I thought: I will try something new! (And I have tried this before, but not with these kinds of results.) I think the atmosphere in church is very helpful to this particular technique. It went like this …
What Is the Soul?
I visualized my Soul all around me, permeating my physical body and the Awareness level of my existence. And I thought of my Soul, my Eternal Soul, and how I am only manifesting in the physical reality to learn lessons for my Soul. For me, my Soul is that primary essence of me.
Indian Sikh Philosophy: Yogi Bhajan’s Notion of the Soul
I remember one time, long ago, I was listening to a lecture by a teacher named Yogi Bhajan, who had an Indian Sikh philosophy. People asked him all kinds of questions, and he always seemed to know the answer; it was incredible. And one person said: What is a Soul like?
I am ‘all ears’ about theological issues; I love to hear the answers. He said (and I paraphrase): Well, a Soul is not insubstantial. It has substance. It weighs a small portion of a penny [like a tenth of a penny; something like that. This was many years ago].
And I said to myself: Wow! A Soul weighs something! A Soul has some weight in the physical reality! I do not know! Maybe it is gigantic … and it has this lack of density weight. That is kind of my feeling, that it is pretty big, you know? But other people say that it is very small. But I can tell you one thing that everybody would agree on, and that is that it is the essence of our being, that reflection of God.
Zen Text: The Woman at the Well … Soul as the Image of God
I read a Zen text one time; I was 16 years old at the time, and I was going on about the Zen koens, which were a very new concept to me … quite a mind boggler and eye opener too.
They told the story … I think it was in that text … of the woman at the well, who had been studying to know God, in the Zen way. And she was carrying her water bucket to the well at night. It must have been cold; she must have been living a very hard life in an attempt to avoid the distractions of civilization so that she could get to the essential process that her Soul really wanted to know … and that is, how to know the mystery of God.
As I recall, she let her water bucket down into the well, and as she started to pull it out, she could see, on the surface of the water, the moon. There was the moon, reflected in the water. And the moment she saw the moon reflected in the water, she had that ‘aha’ experience that they call enlightenment in Zen Buddhism. I thought about that koen for a very long time.
Soul as Essence of Our Being
In those days there were no explanations. There was just the thinking and the pondering and the wondering. [laughs] These days … today … I would say that what she saw in the water … the moon that she saw in the water was like our own, personal, Eternal Soul, which is a reflection of the greater reality of God, of Source.
We all have that essence. We do not think about it much, in Western civilization; but it is impossible to deny that we have an essence. You may quibble over the word ‘Soul’, but just for the sake of a general understanding of a term, let us use the word ‘Soul’ right now, ok?
May My Soul Speak for Me!
[Getting back to the church experience mentioned at the beginning of the video …] So I was in the church, getting ready to be upsetting people, and trying hard not to. Then, imagining my Soul, I said: May my Soul speak for me.
And then I let my mind be still. My mind was still. And then, after a short time, I heard someone talking; not inside me … not like my mental mind, but more true; speaking greater truth with regard to just about everything. People were talking to that which it was … whatever it was.
I could barely hear. And I tried not to hear, because my lower mental mind has a tendency to step into conversations and distort reality with the denseness of the third and fourth dimensions. I am not too sure what dimension the Lower Mental Body is in. But anyway, a lower understanding of truth is what is available to me, unless I allow my Soul to speak.
When my Soul speaks, many truths are revealed, that were before hidden, both from me and from the people that ask me questions. Very interesting! My Soul knows just about everything about all the people that ask. I do not know where it gets this information … things that I had no notion of.
So if you want to astound yourself, get in touch with your own Soul … and allow it to do the talking for you … and see if maybe that completely transforms your Earthly existence.
Until next time, God bless you all.
Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie, and Scenes from Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center
[Then follows the beautiful instrumental music “Prelude No. 2” from the album “Preludes” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0., along with photos, mostly of roses, from Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center, West Hills, Los Angeles.]
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
The photos from the video are here … Link: “Scenes from Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 31 March 2016; published on 19 June 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dcY ..
Link: “Where Is the Buddha,” 5 May 2012 … http://sun-faced-buddha-moon-faced-buddha.blogspot.com/2012/05/full-moon-on-may-5-2012.html ..
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