Level 4 (of 7) : Soul
The Soul level is often triggered by a crisis. The famous quote attributed to the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is adept at describing the soul level.
A dedication to the soul journey evolves from crisis. It is the point at which we find the glowing light of our inner world at a time of transformation. Usually at this stage, the beginning point, something has occurred to make the search for self-fulfilment deeper. Something you have previously hung your identity on will have crumbled. This might be a relationship, career, good health, you may even just be fed up with accepting what’s dished out to you.
Poor quality relationships no longer work for you, you’re more outspoken than you’ve been before. You want quality rather than quantity.
You will, however, at this stage within your journey have experience with the personal development or self-help world. You’ll have done a significant amount of personal journey work. You’ll have really begun to know your inner world, you’ve become increasingly self-responsible but do not see yourself as a victim. You want though something much deeper than a light dusting of inner searching.
This stage is the release from illusion into your world of truth. Intuition is simply the ability to instantly see truth, a view from the outside in. The soul level is the opening desire to achieve that level of truth.
The soul level is often triggered by the strong desire to change jobs, career, and find purpose. Life changes from a purely material desire for success to a very personal one. Your focus changes from happiness from the outside world to happiness originating from the inner world.
The pursuit of the Soul level means you feel you’re on a dedicated path to inner connection and strong relationships. You’ve been through aloneness, you know what that feels like.
Now you want and you’re prepared to do, what is necessary to attain balance in your life whilst engaging with a spiritual journey.
You know too much.
Your inner world has opened. You’ve revealed deeper truths to yourself. Now you can’t go back to how things were, your choice is forwards.
That ends the overview of Level 4: Soul. Now what do you want to do? Do you want to move on or stay and go deeper into Level 4..?
STAY: Great below is a short extract from Heidi’s book in relation to your development at this stage.
MOVE ON: Next >> Step 5 (of 7) : Advanced Intuition – Click here >>
Side note: In the book the ‘Levels’ are referred to as ‘Steps’, they both correspond to the same stage of the development of your intuitive abilities.
Chapter 10 Step 4: Cope with Others and their Power Struggles
‘As we go through life, we carry not only our own fear but that of our ancestors.’
We carry not only our own fear but that of our ancestors. Much of what we learn about the world is passed through the generations: the belief systems of what’s right and wrong; what should make us happy or sad; the jobs to take; the careers to forge. Whether or not this is through cross-generational social imprinting or epigenetic inheritance, (the passing forward of our ancestor’s experiences rather than traditional genetics) remains a largely open question.
What I have seen through the people I have worked with and my own experience, is that there is some kind of energetic memory storage that impacts how we as Intuitive-Sensitives deal with other people and their power struggles. Not all of how we process the feelings through the nervous system so vividly comes from our own immediate history.
Materialists (theorists who believe physical matter is the only reality) believe for example, all religious or spiritual decisions come from our background, an indoctrination rather than dictated by choice or experience. Our receptivity to spirituality 50 percent genetically determined and our parental religion imprinted on our brain circuitries, much the same as language is. (Swab, 2014) If this is the case then I should be an atheist with the view all spirituality is mumbo jumbo.
I have more of a multi faith fascination and deep interest in spiritual experiences than either of my parents would ever have considered. If though it is the case information is passed on through the generations without conscious knowledge, then there are possibilities within some of my more distant relatives of whom I never met and my parents had little or no contact. My grandmother once mentioned to me in adulthood, long after my own interests had developed, of my great, great aunts with a very strong penchant for spiritual experiences, theosophical philosophy and intuitive insight. She mentioned how they were interested in all kinds of things from Buddhism to Hindu culture.
If indeed the fairly new science of epigenetics does mean our genes are altered through ancestral habits, lifestyle, and health, this would make sense as to why Intuitive-Sensitives find themselves having a tidy up of a past they were not conscious they had. It would also make sense as to some of the ways they choose to make their way through other people and their power struggles.