My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there - Rumi
I ran across a quote by Rumi. As with all his words, you can’t just quickly run past them. You really have to sit with them a bit and reflect. As I consider the words, “My soul is from elsewhere” alone, there is a strong resonance that echoes through not only my soul but the entirety of my spiritual consciousness.
I don’t believe we were created from nothing with a sudden appearance here on this Earth. We’d have to come up with a much better and clearly defined understanding of consciousness in order for me to believe that.
I think that we always existed and even as we project our focus here in this dimension, there is still a part of us that remains part of that “Elsewhere” of which Rumi spoke.
Notice, maybe as I have, that he never said “return there” as if we had left and would some day return. He said, “End up there.” I think the concept of “End up there” is a little closer to the truth. Perhaps we never left Elsewhere at all and everything we experience here is this massive, amazing and wonderful dream just for the delicious beauty of the experience of it.
No one can say with certainty but I think it’s a nice thought for now. Beliefs are not entirely useless. I guess their usefulness depends on what you allow them to motivate you to do. If your belief keeps you happy, smiling, kind and supportive of all life here on planet Earth, then I’d have to say your belief would not be a bad thing in my book. If your belief stirs up chaos and strife or intentionally harms life on this planet, I’d have to reflect very hard to be understanding of such beliefs. I could do it but I may not like it.
It’s a funny world we seemingly live in but to me it is more than a pleasant thought to consider my soul comes from Elsewhere and one day I intend to end up there. I don’t think I ever left there and I don’t think anyone else did either. I can’t prove it but neither can you definitively disprove it. That is the beauty of this intricately woven and matrixed experience called life.
So, let us go about our lives then regardless of potential origins or conscious residence. Perhaps we should just live our lives to the fullest no matter our beliefs or the beliefs of anyone else. Respect all, love all and hold compassion for all. Maybe we simply continue to move towards that which stirs us in a beautifully resonating fashion for therein lies our true strength and authenticity.
© 2015 JL Harter (photo/words)