Soul’s Perspective

I heard a teenager talking to his mother and asking her why it seemed sometimes he was looking down on people’s heads as if he was above them.  It made me remember when I started to recognize that perspective in myself. I wanted to address that question for any who may have experienced a similar thing.

The soul perspective of a person is not necessarily locked in the body. It is more normal for the soul awareness to be a few inches above the body and a little bit behind it. It is the vantage point where it can be more aware of information coming at it and process it more readily. This is why some people are very creative; they are able to collect insights from outside of the box of the physical form.

It isn’t until we are older and put so much attention on opinions, problems and health that we trap ourselves into staying locked in the physical body. The remedy is to daydream and to do visualization techniques to keep ourselves and our minds free and fluid. Also, doing things we love keeps our perspective more fluid.

A baby’s soft spot correlates with the crown chakra and stays open until about the age of seven. Until that age children are very imaginative and travel freely in and out of the body. When the soft spot fuses shut, children become more worldly. It is important to encourage children to explore and use their imagination. This will keep them free to access a higher level of energy. It is, in a sense, a spiritual muscle that needs to be exercised.

As with anything else, there are extremes. We have all seen ditsy, not plugged in, ungrounded people. These are all ways of describing people who may not stay in their body and have a disconnect happening. As with anything else, there needs to be a balance. If people want to be taken seriously, they need to find techniques to ground themselves. They may also want to investigate the emotional reasons for not connecting better in their physical form. It may be a subtle form of denial.

In my healing practice, I work both with individuals that seem locked in their body and those who are ungrounded. I help both to achieve a balance between the states. Whatever your perspective, it is important to recognize the gift of your personal lessons. Your life is a physical classroom to help you recognize the vastness of who you are as an eternal being.

We are all a combination of Physical Embodiment and Spiritual Maverick to some extent. There is much freedom in discovering both ends of the spectrum. Maybe the one you resist more is the one that will help bring you into harmony with life.

8 Comments on “Soul’s Perspective

July 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Interesting post Jen. I think encouraging children to use their imagination and allow their minds to develop in time will help them maintain a creative spirit and an ability to think outside the box. One of the reasons I think we are seeing more and more diagnosis of ADD and other behavioral issues with children is the constant bombardment of TV and other forms of stimulation. It’s also interesting that children in Finland don’t go to school until they are seven years. The idea behind that logic is their minds are still developing and not ready for formal schooling. One great way to foster development is allowing them to use toys like blocks and legos and also encourage arts and crafts. This will enhance, encourage and create the creative spirit.

July 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Thank you for making such a great analogy and providing such detailed information to help explain what this is. I recall the same feeling but didn’t know what it was and just dismissed it. It is so important to be able to learn about these things and grow. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful article!

francis anderson
July 5, 2010 at 5:13 pm

“Doing things we love keeps our perspective more fluid.” As a child and an adult that is a key statement. I allow my children to play outside, do art, blog, and get into the things they “love” because it is important for me to promote their growth in hobbies and learning! It is important as a parent to ensure that they receive support, stimulation, and a learning environment! Thanks for sharing your work!! 😉

July 6, 2010 at 12:07 am

It is wonderful to see the advantage that children are given by parents that allow them to develop all their faculties. There is such a sense of adventure and individuality in the “free range” children. When parents try to micro-manage a child’s developement, I wonder if it does more harm than good. I wonder how many introverts were formed from well meaning parents forcing their children to use their right hand when they are left hand dominant. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

Michael Pearson
July 6, 2010 at 12:43 am

Spiritual development is definitely so important in self development, not just in children but in everyone. The spirit is so alive and vibrant, spirit is the backbone of a person. Really enjoyed this post, you must have a strong spirit to be able to connect to different people in all level’s. Do you have anymore material you can send me to brush up on?


July 12, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Thank you for being such a thoughtful parent. The children have such a struggle to stay centered in this world of electronics and peer pressure. It is one of the most difficult things to stay proactive in your children’s life. As much as they may complain, they most likely crave the boundaries and discipline.

July 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm

My pleasure. Part of my purpose I believe is to help people realize that all those thoughts they keep in their head are more universal than they may realize. Many people isolate themselves because they thin k they are too unique for people to relate to. That feeling seems to be a common thread with most of my clients. We are all unique and different. That is the beauty of the journey, as different as we are, we can find common ground to connect with each other. It may seem challenging but that is part of walking our purpose and gaining spiritual stamina.

July 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I love the idea of children concentrating on creativity until they are seven. What lucky children. I am certain that with the creativity, self esteem is also honed. Thanks so much.

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