Principle #4 Live Life From The Depth of Your Soul

Soil To Soul Principle #4

Celebrate Life From The Depth of Your Soul ~ _Share peace, love, and compassion. What we give out we will receive. Like a pebble tossed into a still pond, intentions reverberate. Be as a light in the world.

Aloha Beautiful Souls,

What does Living Life from the depths of your soul mean to you?

To me, it’s not just soul food. Growing up, my mother battled with cancer and in 1964 after my baby brother was born, my parents hired a “live-in” to help raise me and my two brothers. Endearingly known as Mother Dear, she was not only the housekeeper, nurse, carpooler, but she was also the governess of our household bringing soul, balance, and harmony to our family. And yes, we ate a lot of soul food.

Since I was 5 years old, Mother Dear taught me to live life in touch with my soul and to feel and listen to my gut. She showed me that love is the most meaningful motivator for everything; the power of its magic is gigantic. She taught me to understand that love opens doors and fear closes them. I learned to truly feel love and have compassion from the depths of my soul. 

I also learned from her to forgive, to understand right from wrong and that you cannot always be right. She instilled in me to treat all people with respect regardless of color, race, cultural differences or religion; “that race is a concept of the human mind, not of nature.” Her wisdom is beyond words. When I was a child, Mother Dear often said to me, “You might not like someone, but you gotta love ’em. There is so much hatred in this world there is NO room for anymore!”

Mother dear, like a pebble in a still pond, is the incorporeal essence of a living being instilling great value in all she does and all she encounters. She was my first, and continues to be my most endearing soulful mentor.

I was born into a reform Jewish family, more like a Buddha-Jew, also frequently attending Mother Dears Baptist Church, indoctrinated with t
he meaning of soul from many different theological ideologies understanding that all faiths are similar when it comes to the soul. 

 

In theology, the soul is defined as that part of the individual which partakes of divinity and often is considered to survive the death of the body. Many cultures have recognized some spiritual principle of human life or existence corresponding to the soul, and many have attributed souls to all living things.

Whether you believe in the soul to be real, either it is mortal or immortal, is an individual choice. I believe that we all have a soul that is the center of our universe in our living bodies and that our souls live on until eternity.

I also believe all life beholds a soul, and how we treat all the other species is of utmost importance. What I choose to emanate into the world is done from the depth of my soul with love and compassion for all life.

“Plant kindness and you harvest Kindness.” ~ Jack London

Who, and what nourishes your soul?

 

When we fill up our lives doing the things that give us joy, we feel like celebrating life.

Sometimes people feel they can drown their sorrows by “partying,” getting shit-faced or whatever and it may appear like they are celebrating. Masking our truth is never a celebration. False celebrations lead to more frustrations, moral agony, and often addiction, and this is not something worth reverberating.

If we can be addicted to negativity, we have the ability to be addicted to creativity. When we are creatively loving and committed to what we are doing, and uniting with others we believe in, we can live a profound and meaningful life. In this place of blissful grace we naturally emanate the best of us, even in these troubling times. Reverberating fear robs the soul.

Sometimes it can be is easier and even more gratifying to celebrate other people’s lives but it’s challenging to be happy for others when we are dissatisfied with our lives.

Each and every day is a new journey, a new opportunity to live life from the depth of our souls.

Some days admittedly are better than others, but the opportunity to shine is always available to each of us no matter what the circumstances are… even the bad ones.

All along my journey, I learned the importance of giving out good vibes and positive energy and it has paid out in more than just financial success. By celebrating life every day and breathing in the abundance, I am able to create more and give more, filling the pond. And yes, like a pebble in a still pond, intentions do reverberate.

Sometimes this happens faster than others times. When things do not move like you anticipate, it can get downright frustrating. When we give up, the pond empties and we can feel drained. I know, it happens to me sometimes, too. When it does, the best thing to do is obviously to fill it, right? Yea, but filling it with the right intentions is what really creates the most enriching ripple effect. The depth of our pond is endless.

Why wait for a birthday or holiday to celebrate life when we have the opportunity to celebrate every day?

Reasons to Celebrate from the Depths of Your Soul:

▪ You feel better

▪ You inspire others to feel better

▪ You emanate positive vibrations into the world and to all life

▪ When we celebrate, we celebrate others!

▪ Every day is a blessing to be alive on this beautiful EARTH

▪ This is how we are remembered

What we focus on will grow.

What we give out we will receive.

There is no greater feeling to me than when I open my heart and give of myself whether it be a smile, a hug, a meal, a loan, or a poem or give back to Nature. So many reasons to live life from the depth of my soul.

What we give out we will receive back; this is why it’s highly important to pay attention to our daily interactions with ourselves, others and our environment.

Share peace, love, and compassion, and you get to harvest it.

Shine as an example and express from your heart how you’re feeling.

Be authentic and genuine as this is when you can truly celebrate living from the depth of your soul.

Be as a light in the world, spread your truth and manifest your dreams. Like a pebble tossed into a still pond, reverberate the best of you.

Big Love, from the depth of my soul

Mama Donna

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“Water is the soul of the Earth.” — W. H. Auden

 

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