“The soul is the truth of who we are.” – Marianne Williamson
If our souls are the truth of who we are, it’s unsurprising that many people are struggling with feeling stressed, disconnected, and like something important is missing.
Everything about our lives and society distracts us from connecting with the deepest parts of ourselves – our souls.
Living lives not aligned with who our soul intended us to become results in a feeling of “soul hunger.” In a previous post, I explained how soul hunger was a silent epidemic in the 21st century.
Many of us feel the inner urge to return home to ourselves and shed outdated beliefs about what it means to be a successful person and what we need to be authentically happy.
While living in a way that doesn’t align with our soul results in suffering, this same inner struggle causes us to pause and take a much-needed look at our lives. We, unfortunately, don’t grow, evolve and transform when all is going well in our lives. It often requires a shock that wakes us from our habitual, conditioned ways of seeing and being in the world.
This shock, if navigated consciously, results in a shift from identifying predominantly with our conditioned self to becoming our true self.
Shifting from our conditioned self to our true self is certainly not comfortable; however, this transformation and awakening are not only expected but necessary journeys in the evolution of our souls.
In the book, When The Soul Awakens: The Path to Spiritual Evolution and a New World Era, Nancy Seifer and Martin Vieweg explain that “Awakening occurs- in one incarnation or another- when the individual soul becomes satiated with material living and feels compelled, by a deep inner urge, to discover the truth that lies behind the outer world of appearances” (p. 5).
In other words, when we feel we have everything that should make us happy, we long for more. I hear from people of all ages worldwide that the values inherited from our families and society don’t resonate or align with what they believe to be true.
However, the challenge for those seeking deeper meaning, purpose and connection is that the old maps don’t seem to fit any longer. If what I thought should bring more profound peace and happiness isn’t, what will?
Without a roadmap that helps us understand how to make our way, many find themselves feeling lost, confused and in the fog of navigating the inner terrain of the soul.
Some clients describe it as feeling like they’re being pulled between conflicting desires – which they should be and are meant to be.
Others say they feel like they’ve lost themselves in their roles to the point that they don’t know who they are anymore.
It’s not uncommon to hear people talk about this sense of knowing that things need to change but are confused because they have no idea what isn’t working or how to do it.
For many, it’s a shift from focusing most of our attention and energy on fulfilling our many roles that meet other people’s needs and moving towards growth, self-love, spirituality, greater fulfillment, authentic happiness, and living in alignment with our deeper selves.
This shift we’re talking about and experiencing is a call from the soul. When we listen to this call, we move toward thriving. When we don’t listen, our physical and emotional health will suffer.
The soul forever weighs in, often subtly, providing clues as to whether we live in alignment with our more profound truths.
As James Hollis, a Jungian analyst, said,
If there is such a thing as a soul, then it is the soul that ultimately tips the balance toward change, towards a more authentic stance in the world.
Here are ten signs your soul is calling and you’re awakening to your true self:
- You are beginning to realize that all the material things and ways that you are trying to fill yourself up aren’t satisfying you. You feel like something may be missing in your life.
- You have a deep desire to make a difference and be of service to something greater than yourself.
- You have a feeling that something needs to be expressed through you. It’s an inner urge that stems from deep within you. This may feel like you’re seeking something, but you don’t know what that is.
- You realize that while your roles are important, you do not want to be defined by them. You may ask, “who am I” and seek more profound meaning and purpose.
- You long for authentic relationships where you can share your emerging sense of self with like-minded people.
- You sense that some things need to change and disappear for your true self to emerge. It may be relationships, the work that you are doing, limiting beliefs, or how you fill your time.
- You are open to and curious about deepening your connection to something greater than yourself. You begin to realize that spiritual laws are at work even if you don’t know precisely how to tap into them.
- You notice that your values are shifting, and new ones want to emerge. You sense that this shift will result in a new way of being and re-arranging your priorities.
- You may feel a sense of discomfort as you’re being drawn into the unknown without a clear idea about how this process is meant to unfold. Perhaps the idea of the dark night of the soul resonates with you.
- You have the desire to live in alignment with your true self even though you don’t have a picture of what that looks like.
Understanding the language of the soul and integrating its messages into our lives is challenging for many of us. Here are 5 Tips to Help You Connect With Your Soul.
Adding to this challenge is the awareness that understanding the awakening soul and its needs is different than fixing a psychological problem. It’s common to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression when awakening is not viewed in a spiritual context. The article, Is This Depression Or Am I Experiencing A Spiritual Awakening explores this further.
There is nothing dysfunctional or abnormal that needs to be diagnosed or treated. Instead, a process needs to be nourished and understood for the soul to emerge and one’s life to be adjusted to live in alignment.
If there are signs your soul is speaking to you, you need to know that awakening is normal and is the beginning of a beautiful, albeit uncertain, journey. In The 3 Soul Commitments: How to Honour Your Awakening Soul, I provide some insights into what your soul might be asking of you.
One thing is sure: your soul is your connection to your true self.
Despite the fear that will inevitably surface, listening and making the necessary changes will lead you toward a life of greater alignment, inner peace, and fulfillment.
If you feel called, please comment below. Our community would love to hear from you!
I came to this article because i feel so confused in my life, i’m a family nurse practitioner and im very successful at what I do, i’m well established in my career, I have 2 kids age 3 and 11 and i’m married. Im a wife, mother daughter sister and so many roles. I’m even promoted in new position in my careerbut im not satisfied. I feel like I have a purpose in life far greater but I don’t know what it is, I want to do something in life but not sure what it is that needs to be done. Sometimes I want to leave go travel to poor countries and help others without ever wanting anything in return but I don’t know how especially when I have so many other roles that I need to fulfilled. Financially I feel I have accomplished a lot yet spiritually I feel very empty. When I work with geriatric population and I witness how lonely some of my patients are I feel something needs to be done. When I was a floor nurse and I used to work with pediatric population and used to witness those dcfs children had been abused by their own caretaker in their community I used to feel so sad and frustrated with the system. I need to advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves I need to be voice for those who can’t quiet voice for themselves, I need to do something for my those who the most vulnerable. I hope I get there one day to meet my inner self and do something to satisfy the soul.
Thanks for sharing with us here to shine a light on what I and others can relate to – that you have accomplished a lot financially but spiritually feel empty. I can hear in your words that your soul or deeper self is inviting you to be of service in a way that aligns with your gifts and desire to lessen the suffering of others. That is beautiful!!! I would love to encourage you to find the courage to step in that direction because I believe your purpose will reveal itself when you do. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like support to move in that direction. With love and gratitude for the difference you’re already making, Bev.
I’ve began my spiritual journey since summer 2022. I was told maybe a week or two ago that my abilities are accelerating & that it’s better to practice with others. Thing is, I do it on my own time and if I feel like I need a break I still pray and thank God and the Universe…
It’s 1:30am currently… What I thought was supposed to be a dream.. was actually real and it is to my belief that I met my husbands soul who is really innocent and opposite of who he currently is. In this “dream” it was as if I was watching my husband and I’s soul, but I had both third person and first person point of view (weird I know). At the time I didn’t know it was he and I… he kept asking to help him remind his wife of love of his life who they are together. He knows who she is, but he’s missing a lot. Like her name. She also doesn’t remember him but during this “dream” I kept asking “do you love her? You sure you want her? Are you sure this is her? Will you do anything for her? Do you remember who she is? Do you love her?” Everything was yes. Long story short I ended up realizing I saw memories & I knew him for 3 different life time.
I used to think … I mean originally my true intensions was to enter spirituality to seek through my past to move on from the present to the future. Now, I’m confused. After discovering my husbands soul was trying to protect me, but wanting to keep me and want to restore our memories as spirits …. I don’t know who I truly am.
I know you may be busy, so I would like to say in advance I appreciate your response. If not, then I believe you seeing this on a different time or day would have meant the Divine timing isn’t ready. I look forward to your response.
Thank you so much for sharing with us here! As I was reflecting on what you’ve shared, one statement jumped out at me – “I don’t know who I truly am.” That is always the place to start on the spiritual journey. What does that mean? It means we need to first understand our small selves (personality/ego) and develop a healthy relationship with ourselves that is based on self-understanding, self-love and working with our thoughts, emotions and bodies in healthy ways. I hope that makes sense! Much love, Bev.
I’m so pleased I came across your article. Thank you for posting it.
I’m on a path of an accelerated spiritual rebirth, soul awakening journey. It started a few months back and it’s non stop, as if I’m pushed into that direction that was meant for me from the day I was born, it’s just I didn’t realise it
I’ve always been drawn to the mystical, Eastern religions, Buddhism etc… But I never practiced it till I was suddenly thrown by the universe in that direction a few months back.
Lately I’m experiencing something that I can explain, it happened 3 times in the last 10 days. The feeling would come suddenly during/after cacao ceremonies or offer meditation.
I would get an overwhelming feeling as if I’m missing my body (I’m as in I’m a soul that’s in my body), as if I’m to leave my body and I’m going to miss it. It’s a very strong feeling that makes me a feel a bit sad. I have an urge to touch my skin as if not to forget how it felt when I leave (soul). Like I’m really going to miss Ana. It last a few minutes at times
I spoke to one of my spiritual teacher but they have not experienced anything like that or heard of the similar, but they’ve said it might be out of body experience.
What are your thoughts?
Thank you for sharing with us here! It sounds like your awakening is mystical/energetic in nature. My journey has been less energetic although I have had experiences in meditation that are similar to what you’ve described. I really can’t explain what it may be pointing to or meaning. Are you familiar with the book, When Spirit Leaps: Navigating the Process of Spiritual Awakening by Bonnie Greenwell? It may be helpful! Much love, Bev.
I’ve read through two of your articles & feeling some clarity & comfort in your words. Thank you so much for sharing. You have a way with words that helps me to digest and reflect.
I just wanted to share some words and wondered what your thoughts are?
I’ve had a calling to explore coaching over the past year and recently received a certification as a Jungian Life Coach and that was when I started to be more curious about the spiritual world. I really feel my soul is trying to speak with me and it wants to express itself but my ego is terrified.
I am currently working as a Therapist within the educational system, but I feel like I’m meant for more. I feel trapped & afraid that I won’t survive financially if I leave my job. Although at the same time I do love my job & spending time with the children & making a difference, the admin drains my energy. There’s dread when it comes to it. Especially when I have a business where I could be self sufficient if I gave it my all. But I don’t necessarily have the belief in myself whole heartedly that I can do this right now. I’ve had some clients trickle in but I feel slowed down. There is self-doubt, fear & shame lingering within me. I know these emotions is what I need to work through to truly be free & I find I’m chipping away at it slowly.
I’ve recently had thoughts about just leaving this job and consider working another role, even if it’s lower income. It’s quite complex as I’d have to move my whole life as I’m an expat.
I’m in two minds, and I am at that point you described as doing what my soul wants vs doing what I think I “should be” doing. If I shift my energy away from what I should be doing, I’m absolutely terrified of the outcome.
Any words of wisdom for someone like me? Thank you so much for taking the time to read.
That is so fantastic that you’ve had a calling to explore coaching and certification as a Jungian Life Coach sounds like it’s such a great fit for you! I’m glad to hear you’re chipping away at the “self-doubt, fear and shame” that’s lingering and may be holding you back. It truly is about creating meaning around what’s holding us back so we’re free to align with the courage to honour what’s calling us forward.
It’s really understandable that you have fear about letting go of what you’re currently doing to move into the unknown. I know A LOT of people can relate to this. It also sounds like there are aspects of your current job that are meaningful and fulfilling for you, although you have a deeper sense of the coaching that’s calling you forward. It seems that you could use some guidance from someone who’s made the transition while balancing your practical financial needs. I was fortunate in that I had financial security when I felt called to follow my soul. Perhaps ask that the Universe help you in meeting someone who can guide/support you in practically managing your next steps. Much love and courage for your journey! Bev
Hi my name is geo and I’m 21 I’m leaving this comment because I don’t understand what my next choice should be… I think to myself a lot and I have grouped my human experience in life in 3 .. the mind body and soul .. my mind is all the knowledge I have learned since I was born feelings emotions ect….my body is just that the human body same as anyone else that will read this comment … and my soul which I know nothing about … I have had a hard time living due to the fact that I have a feeling I don’t have to cling to life since I am contempt with the experiences I have been through… my family and friends do not understand when I say I want to leave my body… they think of it as personal harm but I feel as if my soul mind and body are 1 ….. I don’t know what the truth is but the concept of the truth just is…. Everyone must die one day and that is true should I fear death or fear leaving my body on my own accord ? I just want to seek the truth lately I’ve been feeling sad for all humans on what direction we are headed I feel bad for the earth for how we humans treat it and I wish I could experience life through the eyes of many animals as well as different humans … Im catching myself ramble and it’s hard for me to stay on topic but my thoughts make me wonder if life is one topic and should I value any one topic above the other I have many other questions I hope you respond peace and love to all humans and non humans lol
Thanks so much for sharing with us here! I too view myself as having a body, mind and soul. I believe our body is a vessel through which our soul gets expressed. Our responsibility as human beings is to be fully present in our bodies as they provide a great deal of wisdom on our path in life. Our gut, heart and minds all provide sources of wisdom and that means we need to learn how to be connected to them in healthy ways. We then use our healthy bodies, open hearts and wise minds to be of service in some way to something greater than ourselves. You mentioned that you felt sad about the direction that humans are taking. Is there some way you can be of service to make a difference? When the soul awakens it feels called to be of service and it’s interesting to wonder whether that is what is happening in your life. Much love, Bev
Hello Ma’am, very nice article. Your list reminded me of my spouse. Could the call of my soul be the call of my spouse?
I get confused about the difference between our soul and what we perceive as ourselves. Is there really two people in our heads? If my soul has lived in many different bodies then which does it identify with in the spirit world? People are under the impression that you will still look like whatever image you had at death when you are on the other side. So is my soul a separate entity that looks like nothing but energy on the other side? I have lots of past life epiphanies and just have a general knowing of my past lives but i do not have any direct memories. Were we supposed to remember our lives as we switched from one body to the next? People wouldn’t be so afraid of death if we could remember all our past life stuff. We would evolve faster and learn from our mistakes quicker. I have a deep feeling that something happened and our dna was screwed with at some point. Also, does our soul inhabit our subconscious mind? During Quantum Hypnosis sessions , the therapist talks to the patients higher self. Ive seen them ask questions about what is causing different health problems and they answer on behalf of the person but through them. For example, therapist asks the hypnitised person what could be causing their liver failure as a last ditch effort to get out of needing liver transplant. The patient has no idea, but the higher self comes through and says, “she is taking a pain medication with tylenol that is causing her problems “. Would that be her subconscious talking? Also, sometimes other entities come in and talk. Are they just utilizing the subconscious?
Thanks for your comment and all the deep and insightful questions. It’s interesting that I write a lot about the soul and yet I have a hard time understanding what it really means from an intellectual perspective. This has been challenging for me for sure after spending many years as a nurse with a foundation in science and the physical body. My views about the soul come from my own experience of awakening and how I’ve created meaning around it. This curiosity has led me to explore Esoteric Philosophy and the Enneagram which is a huge body of wisdom that feels true based on my experience. It’s nice to be on this journey with other curious souls! Love, Bev.
Hey, I’m very young I just turned 16 yesterday. but I’ve noticed all of these things happening to me. Lately I’ve feel like there’s more than just my body and I can distinguish my soul from my body. my body this human is just human I make mistakes I’m not grown and I do dumb things because I’m just a human but my soul I deeply feel it and it’s this “wise” version of me. I feel really deep connection with my soul and it makes me frustrated because I can’t talk about this kind off stuff with no one because no one I know understands when I tell them how I see, think, and feel my soul. I relate to every part of this and today I felt really deeply connected with my soul so I search it from the internet and I’m more than happy that I found this. thank you sm for this! I want to tell you about what happened with me few weeks ago. I was talking about deep things about life and souls with my mom and suddenly I felt like flying I can’t describe it but I was somewhere else than here for a couple seconds . When I realised something is happening to me I asked my mom what’s happening and said I don’t feel real at all. That feeling could be described like smoking weed but then not because it was something I can’t describe and I don’t understand. after the feeling stopped my mom told me she saw from my eyes how I was like not here for a couple seconds. And suddenly I felt a positive wave trough my body I couldn’t stop smiling I felt so happy and then I started crying from happiness because I realised it was something telling me I’m here for a reason and all these positive feelings lastes for about 2 minutes. My mom and grandma have thought and tell me they somehow see I have something that not everyone realise they have and they can see it trough me and how I talk about deep stuff. I really would appreciate if you had time to answer me because i’m living with this daily by now and I never want to loose it! I haven’t never been more sure about anything than this. It shocked me when I read this because I just really deeply relate all those 10 things<3! I’m Waiting your answer just if you have time to read this it’s really important thing to me !
Thanks so much for sharing with us here! Happy 16th birthday to you!!! I’m so glad that this article resonated with you and that’s truly inspiring that at 16 you could relate to all 10 of what I shared. I’m so grateful to hear that your mom and grandma can see your gifts and that you can share what you’re experiencing with them. It’s also interesting that I was reading the other day about children/teenagers who are awakening to their Souls at younger and younger ages. For me, it didn’t begin until I was in middle age so you are amongst a new group of young people who are here for a reason! As you say, it can be challenging because others may not understand, and yet you are definitely not alone. I’m attaching an article I read called “Children Who Lead.” on a website of the authors who wrote When the Soul Awakens. In terms of you never wanting to as you say,”lose it” I just want to reassure you that you won’t lose it. It’s natural on the path to fluctuate in terms of how connected or disconnected we feel and that’s just part of the journey. If you haven’t already, you may find it helpful to keep a journal with your experiences and insights. There is no doubt you’re here for a reason and with patience, the reason will slowly and gradually be revealed to you. Much love, Bev.
So challenging in an unbalanced marriage to experience the soul awakening. My spouse does not understand anything I am going through with this. He is buried in material things and worries about material things. Cant even enjoy grandkids with him around. He always looks irritated. My challenge is to allow my awakening and ride with it and try to not let his negativity bring me down.
Yes, I can really relate to what you’re saying about the challenges that arise when we awaken within a relationship. Looking back it was a very difficult time and I now know that it was also very difficult for my husband because he also couldn’t understand and was fearful about what it all meant. I would say our relationship also needed to be transformed (or lovingly released) and that was not easy as we shifted from a traditional marriage to a spiritual marriage. We’re now on the other side and it was worth the struggle! Much love on your journey, Bev.
Hello,have been having these ten feelings and I would really want to know how I should find my soul .
Am going through everything explained here.
Thank you for the article. I’ve been feeling so out of sorts starting in March 2020 and over the last few months it’s gotten worse. I honestly just feel out of place and like I don’t fit in anywhere. I find myself seeking spiritual information now more than ever to help find answers.
I’m glad you found the article and please know that many can relate to what you’re sharing. This inner restlessness and feeling our of sorts is an invitation to begin the journey of self-discovery. I’m curious… where are you turning to for spiritual information? Love, Bev
My soul is definitely going to great lengths. I feel out of control at times. Like my soul is just tugging me along whether I want to or not and I’m playing catch up. It feels like I’m lagging and when I catch up to it I don’t feel so out of control. Almost like I’m being controlled but it’s feeling more natural.
One fine day, Around 2 years ago, I had an experience while meditating. When I felt like my mind is realizing one thing, that my soul is the master of my mind, along with my complete body. And still my mind is troubling the soul for so many years and keeping my soul away from its destined state of happiness. The motive for which my soul (the master) has chosen this body is the state of blissful ness, but some how my mind is not allowing to happen it. Since the day I experienced this, my life changed, and I started thinking in very different way during every situation in my life. Of coz it was a good change. But since then I am experiencing tremendous unpractical thoughts, like I just want to repay for my bad deeds till now by helping needy people and don’t want to expect anything more than the cheer of happiness. Which is totally contradictory to my very ambitious nature I had since childhood. Am I going on the correct path?
Thanks so much for sharing with us here! My sense is that you’re sharing what happens when we awaken to the realization that we all have within us a “dual” nature. We have our personality and we have our essence. This explains the part of you that is ambitious (personality) that began developing in childhood and your essence which is aligned with your soul. When the soul awakens, there is an inner knowing that we’re meant to be of service to something larger than ourselves- thus you feel a need to help others knowing that this will bring you “the cheer of happiness” as you so beautifully said. As a result of our dual nature, we often feel a split or divide within us that feel like conflicting energies. The intention is to use our personality in service of our soul. This is what awakening is all about. Follow your deeper knowing aligned with your soul and you’ll be on the correct path. Love, Bev
Comment: Hello there!
I am looking for guidance or a spiritual teacher.
I don’t know if you can help me or not but here goes:
My name is MaryAnn and I am 55; married and the Mother of 17 year old g/b twins. I have been battling one addiction or another most of my life. The last year or so hit me hard and my alcoholism really kicked into high gear. Basically, I was killing my self! I was on death row. I’ve been in and out of 4 treatment centers since September of 2020. Just couldn’t stop my destructive behavior to literally save my life!
Finally, during my latest attempt (I was in Knoxville for about 4 months) something miraculous happened! In working the 12steps and a lot of soul searching, I had a moment….one very profound moment! My mind/ego looked down towards my heart and plugged into my SOUL, my ESSENCE and I recognized my SELF! I felt the presence with all my heart! I told my soul that I was so sorry! I wasn’t taking care of ME! It was ME the whole time! I was the one I had been looking for! And I was there the whole time. Just patiently, lovingly, waiting for me to notice and waiting with no anger or judgement what so ever! Immediately, I had a shift in consciousness and my entire life made total sense to me. I feel such peace now and have just celebrated 168 days of sobriety! I’m telling you this because no one seems to understand how blown away I am by this gift! When I share it with a friend or in AA, I feel that they just think I’m a little out there! HaHa! Needless to say, I would love to find like minded people who may have had a similar experience and can give me some guidance.
Anyway, I’m in Chattanooga and I just thought I would put this out into the Universe.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Thank you for sharing your profound experience of connecting with your deeper self with us. What a gift that you had a moment of connecting with your essence and could sense the truth about who you are beyond your addictions. I’m sure that your story will provide hope to others who can relate to your journey.
Congratulations on 168 days of sobriety! That is huge and I’m so glad that you’ve put it out into the Universe. Thank you!
You articulated so beautifully how moments of grace happen when we’re open and approach our struggles with self-compassion and love.
You had asked for some guidance. What would you like guidance about?
I’m so inspired to hear your story and deeply grateful to hear that you feel such peace. Much love to you, Bev
Yes I had a similar experience
maam is soul awakening related to Dharma.
Great question! I wonder if you would share what you mean by Dharma? There are so many different meanings out there! I look forward to hearing your understanding of it and then I’d be happy to respond. Bev
By simply reading this (and every link available) I’m fighting tears. I’ve felt so empty and while I’ll never stop trying to better myself in every way (for myself and my family) my brain is battling me every step of the way. With every ounce of my being I want to be better, connect to myself and whatever higher purpose I’ve always felt drawn to. I desperately want to love myself And be at peace. Next to raising children retraining my diagnosed major depressive brain is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Thank you so much for your heartfelt reflection. You are not alone in the challenges you have with your thoughts. The key is really to make friends with our thoughts and bring loving awareness to them. When we practice that we learn to differentiate between our repetitive, habitual thoughts and our higher thoughts that are arising from our soul. Do you have any practices like mindfulness, that help you with this? Much love, Bev.
Thank you so much Bev for this beautiful article, every one of the10 signs you mentioned is happening to me and has been happening for a long time now. I understand the universal love and oneness concept, but I want to experience it experientially, my deepest seeking is to experience the ultimate (I don’t want to box it as God or anything) The journey for me has been a long and lonely one as no one around me understand this, and have been trying to dampen and label. I feel complete physically and emotionally and blissed out most of the time, but the mundane responsibilities of life and my children are final straws of attachment that I think prevent me from total surrender. Nothing material makes sense, I have an inner calling, I just want the divine. How do I deal with this, stay where I am, do my mundane things and yet let my divine take over? Thank you so much.
I’m so glad to hear that this article resonated with you! What you described is one of our greatest challenges- being grounded in our day-to-day lives with what often feels “mundane” while being open to mystery and the realization that we are connected to something much bigger than ourselves. I noticed within myself that there was a period of time that I have used spirituality as a source of almost distraction and avoidance from dealing with my daily responsibilities. That seems to be a phase in the awakening journey- a step towards developing what is sometimes called a grounded spirituality where our day-to-day stuff and struggles become our path. We learn to be more present in our lives and view everything as sacred. We find beauty in mundane things. We create space for both! Much love, Bev.
It is a craving a spiritual one that needs to be fulfilled I am not sure how to nourish this spiritual hunger. I have dwelling in my soul it has been there for many years perhaps past lives ,I may have been feeding my soul.
I am convinced without any lingering
doubt that my spirit will be nourished
Everyone is off doing their own thing
my best friend says I overthink things
I prefer the term meditation. People
dont want to explore their inner
selves . When we do we might discover things we may not want to
I have had this feeling for quite some time,that my soul is calling me to a higher purpose.
That I indeed have a higher calling in life and it regards
people .I know I have felt its pull for quite some time.I believe that I was put on this planet to
make a difference .My soul has told me this.I am suffering from financial setbacks no matter I still feel this strong energy .
Yes, many people have this inner call to a higher purpose. It’s such a beautiful journey when we respond to the call. Much love, Bev
Sometimes it feels to me like I have spent my entire live trying to find some reason that I shouldn’t do, be and live from that place that I knew was home from the time I was a child. It doesn’t feel like discovering something new so much as simply opening and not being afraid even if it is not how so many people including so many loved ones see things. Maybe the denial and doing all the rest was needed to open my heart to deeper compassion and understanding? From that place I can be of most help perhaps. Does that make sense?
Thanks for your beautiful reflection! I love how you expressed that it doesn’t feel like “something new” rather it’s an “opening and not being afraid.” That feels very true for me and resonates with my unfolding as well. It’s also so wise and insightful that you connected this with opening our hearts to deeper compassion and understanding. I also so appreciate how you shared that this way of being enables us to help from a place of love. Wow, that is very moving and touches my heart and soul. It makes so much sense and I’m deeply grateful that you shared this message that arose from your soul with us. Thank you and much love, Bev
Everything i just read in this article is exactly what im going through. It is very confusing I almost feel like im crazy trying to explain it to the people that are closes to me. It definitely feels good and i crave for knowledge
Thanks for your comment, Todd. It is a very confusing time for sure! I’ve learned that the Universe makes it that way as it challenges us to develop a new way of being in life. In my own life, I found that the craving for knowledge was really about my need to create meaning around what was happening to/for me. I was trying to explain and understand something I hadn’t experienced before. I’m glad to hear this feels good for you! Much love, Bev.
Thankyou for a great post , I feel excited very excited . My soul is awakening .
You’re so very welcome! What a gift to know that your soul is awakening!
Yes ma’am, i read the ten things, and right now in my current state i’m 10 out of 10. I’ve always wondered why me, why don’t I have the ability to screw people over why cant I do the spiteful things my ex’s do? since my teenager years i knew i had a purpose. the way I’m allowed and present at times. when all who around me listen when i speak what i like to call the “truth”. Although i am a drug addict, I’ve never been much a person to cause harm or take from others too feed my addiction. a few years back i went through a divorce, and at that moment I felt like my soul left me. where did it go? my family and friends all said i became something that i wasn’t never before. for a lack of better words i was a very mean dick lol. but at the very moment folks would have considered me a lost cause a wonderful surprise came about. never the less my soul returned. my love for a greater power or as i like to call him/her God, has always been in my heart, i want to show this world love like he loves me. I’m on this journey, (heading unknown), to seek lost souls and teach them about compassion loyalty faith and karma. any suggestions thanks “real nigha talk Ray Pruitt” thanks for the info also.
Hi Christopher- You’re so welcome for the article. I’m so inspired to hear about the time in your life when you reconnected with your soul. It sounds like you have a deep inner knowing that you’re here for a “purpose” and that all you’ve been through has been in service of that. I’m also on this journey with you to an unknown destination. I do know that it will slowly reveal itself to me (and you) when the time is right and I’ll work on being present in order to be aware of it and receive the messages. You asked for a suggestion- cultivate your ability to be “present” whether that’s through meditation and mindfulness or something else. Much love to you! Bev
Madam,I want talk to my Mother’s soul who expired on 1st November 2020,she had a cardiac arrest suddenly unexpectedly,there are certain things I want to ask her,I am really depressed,please help.A humble request.I am from Mumbai,India.
Hi Hermant- I am so very sorry to hear about the sudden death of your Mom. It is so painful when someone dies and when it’s unexpected and we had things we might like to have said it is extremely painful. My heart really goes out to you! Although I have found my own way to connect with loved ones who have died, I am not the best person to provide guidance and support around this. I have, however, learned a lot from Suzanne Giesemann who has a lot of resources and books that are very helpful for many people. Here is a link to her website: https://www.suzannegiesemann.com. I’m sending you much love for your healing journey! Love, Bev
I listen to my soul and it’s tired, so tired, all it wants to do is leave this world. I’ve looked and looked beyond the material plain that used to satisfy it – but there’s nothing else there. Seems to me that all to be experienced in this form is of the 5 senses and i’ve exhausted possibility, there is nothing new. How oh how do i set my soul free to carry on growing and be happy again ?
Hi Justin- thank you for sharing and for the powerful questions you asked! The thing that popped into my heart when I read your post is that you are at a turning point. Just when we’re feeling most lost- it is the beginning of finding ourselves in a new way. What I have found is that it is often our limited ego-based sense of self that is tired and needs to take up less space in our lives so as to honour the soul’s need for growth and expansion. When we’ve exhausted the possibility of our 5 senses is when we are being called to a deeper experience of presence in order to connect with meaning, growth and deeper happiness. Wayne Dyer explores this in his documentary “The Shift.” You could access the link to that on the resource page on my website. It is also helpful to have a guide and support during this time of transition. Much love to you! Bev
Great read! Staying in tune with urself, your soul, your authentic self is hard work as many women have many roles to fill. Once lost and not practiced daily its so hard to find your way back. I have always felt calm inside and in control of feelings, tho after many years of mothering and working paid employment its taken a while to reawaken my inner joys. What makes me thrive! Its a true enjoyment to be true to myself! Thanks so much for this article and the support your words provide!
Hi Sharon! Yes, it is SO very true that it often happens that women lose touch with themselves as we move through life fulfilling our many roles. I have certainly found that in my own life. I’m so humbled to hear that this post resonated with you and that it has provided support for your journey. Thank you!
I’m lost. I met a man about the same time this all started happening to me. We are connected. We both know this. But it’s not that easy. It’s painful and I don’t want these feelings anymore. I’m trying to listen to my soul, but the only thing coming through are thoughts of him. I’ve googled to try and figure out what is happening to me. And I found this. Ignorance was bliss. I want it back.
Hi Jennifer! I’m sorry to hear that you’re feeling lost! I know how hard that can be and I also know that feeling of wanting to go back to “sleep” and as you say “ignorance was bliss.” Having gone through that and come out the other side I know it’s hard AND it’s also the most liberating and freeing feeling in the world. I remember all too well the wish to “go back” and then that quiet, wise voice inside me gently reminding me that I can only go forward. I’m so glad I went forward. Much love to you! Bev
Wow how true, i am so happy inside to know that what you have written about the souls, I have always known something is not quit right, it does feel like everything just about you have talked about is what is going on with me
I have been told on a few occasions that i am here from a past life and that the man who follows me is indebted to me for saving his life in the past,i have seen him and can describe him so well but i get scared because i know there is more to this life and i do feel that someone close to me is doing me wrong and they are evil its like the dark side and its a bit scary,just had to share this as i do really want to tap more into my soul as i know there are so many beautiful things in this world to see and feel and after reading this i felt so connected to what you have said and it is amazing.
Hi Robyn- Thanks for sharing! I’m delighted to hear that this post resonated with you and that it has inspired you to continue to connect with your soul and your deepest truths. Love, Bev
Thankyou for taking the time to write such a beautiful artical it brings me inner peace. I would love to read more. 💕 💡
Hi Laura- thank you so very much for your heartfelt comment. Knowing that it brought you some inner peace, warms my heart! If you’d like to read more, perhaps my book would be an inspiring place to start. Here’s a link to learn more about it: https://www.bevjanisch.com/books/awakening-a-womans-soul/ Love, Bev
This really resonates with me I have this strange calling almost mystical sense and I have not been able to put my finger on it .
I don’t know what to do now though to tap into it
Hi Rosi! I’m glad to hear this post resonated with you. Yes, it is often difficult to tap into what this inner calling is all about. Please reach out if you’d like 1-1 support to guide you in your exploration. Love, Bev
Hi Bev, Thank you for this beautiful post. Everything you said resonates with me. It has been almost two years now, the soul keeps crying and wanting God. Everything else seems meaningless. I don’t want to do anything other than spiritual practices, but all the other mundane things do not leave any time. How do you suggest dealing with this? It seems that there is a deeper purpose of life, or somehow the direction of life needs to change but not sure how. Quitting the job does not seem to be a rational decision…. then how to nourish the soul? My life before this awakening was very peaceful and content….. but this process has taken away all the happiness. Even though the mind does understand that this is supposed to turn into a beautiful journey… but the yearning is only making it painful. How to hear the voice of the soul and connect to the inner self?
Hi Mai- Thank you so very much for sharing so beautifully with us. I hear how this process has left you in a place that is difficult to be. I’ve been there too as have many others in our community. You ask such an important question, “How to hear the voice of the soul and connect to the inner self?” Being able to discern this voice and follow with courage what you hear, will lead you to a place of deeper happiness and meaning. If you need support and guidance to connect with your inner voice, please reach out through my personal email: email@example.com. Much love to you, Bev
Hello Mam… I’m a girl of 17years old who has facing this situation ..I just wanted to leave the place where I am at now ..myself eagerly waiting to move to a new place…the reason may be my importance and talent and hardwork has been stuffed worstly ..but my soul is just demanding that it’s high time u have to rise now…just move from here as soon as possible….like wise it is just giving me the thoughts every time…..what I have to do now?.. hope I get a reply from you as soon as possible…
Thank you for sharing the ways in which your soul is seeking expression through you. You asked a very meaningful question- “what I have to do now?” Our inner wisdom knows what is meant for us and I have a sense that this is true for you. What we often find, though is that following the inner call and messages has practical implications such as what you highlighted about moving to a new place. For this reason, listening to our inner guidance poses challenges. If you’re seeking more personal support, please feel free to send me an email. Much love for your journey!
Hello Prasuna.I saw your comment .Bev janisch gave you excellent reply.My condition and my situation also same.I moved to different places where our hard work and our talent recognise but everywhere same situation I faced.Thank you.
Hi Gopi- thank you for sharing!!!
Morning 8am I was in a deep think today,and i literally felt my soul talking to me,i got shocked as if someone was calling me….and i googled for it …..i found your article , i loved it
Wow, what a beautiful sign you received. I’m so grateful to hear that you listened to your inner voice and it guided you to the message that you were meant to receive. Thank you for sharing that!!
Thank you, i have been on this same path for two years. Loving the process. Nice article and stay blessed. Thank you
Hi John, thanks for your comment. What a gift that you’re on the path and loving the process!
Self awakening. A lot of confusion. But can’t understand what my soul actually want me to do. Various wish cannot be fulfilled in one life time.
Hello Bev! Thank you so much for speaking out! it’s helped me already in 15 mins of reading & listening!! I don’t feel so weird like I want to hide under a rock or that I don’t belong here right now. My Soul is trying to speak to me, it becomes more & more clear each day but I still haven’t figured out what I’m supposed to be doing. It’s driving me crazy. I’m up all night writing ideas, what could it be! I have ADHD, It’s challenging for me to be still. I question myself when I’m being quiet… is this me being in my head going off what I really want or is this my true inner-self responding? I’ve been practicing mindfulness reading the Bible, devotional, being present & less judgement with myself & others. I’m in the middle of four large decisions in life…
I have an almost 3 year old, a furniture business & I’m expecting! It’s all very exciting but happened so fast. I’m moving homes & placing my business on hold for a year that way I don’t make a quick choice out of excitement to do something else. I Plan on going to the drawing board. My mom passed away in December. She was my go to for everything. Ever since she’s been gone, I’ve questioned every single decision. I’ve felt empty, not only because she’s gone, I’d rather be doing what I love (talking deeply about my visions & how we are as people) rather than talking to a friend about surface level stuff. I want to share my story but I’m afraid of feeling vurniable. I’m beginning to realize to let go of my past failures & fear & put my trust in God. I have a tough time trusting. Life is so short & non of this matters when we get to heaven. So why not be all of me?! It’s so much easier said than done. A work in progress!! I have to be ok with the unknown which is very very tough for me. I do like to be I’m control and bossy but a nice bossy! I have a novel to type out but thats it for now! I would love and appreciate some guidance or helpful ways to continue to move forward In a positive light! Thank you for taking the time to read my novel! <3 Courtleigh Hope
Hi Courtleigh! I’m SO glad to hear that the post has been helpful and normalized your experience for you. It’s such a powerful insight that you realize that your soul is trying to get your attention right now and that you are creating space for that in the midst of your very busy life. I can really resonate with a great deal of what you have shared. I’ll reach out via email with a more personal message in response to your request for guidance. Much love on your journey! Bev
After reading this, I can say that my soul is not taking to me at this time,because in lockdown, I usually spend time with me.
But it used to happen with me.
Thanku for this beautiful article.
It sounds like “lockdown” created an opportunity for you to connect with your soul. What a gift! Thank you for sharing that!
I’m not a woman and this article resignate with me 100%
All our lifes we were taught what’s wrong from right yet we always do the wrong in most case, that’s who me are I presume, just like any animal that defending itself, a controlled system that is corrupt, therefore corrupt we also, because we were born perfect.
This awakening feels so powerful I dont know how to handle it on my own, and no one around me seem to understand what’s going on.
Hello. Hamal: The awakening is awakened to who you are not. First, there would be confusion then layer by layer, the illusion came off as the old belief dissolved one by one. .And then you will see the “other people” around you is all you, perceived by the ego mind as separate from you. Everyone has a unique path to self-realization. Cheers to your unleaning.
Hi Hamal- thanks so much for sharing that this post resonates with you as well! Yes, awakening feels very powerful for some and can be difficult when people around you don’t seem to understand. You are definitely not alone!
Hi thank you for sharing such a beautiful process of speaking with self soul.
Very informatic and useful tips
I’m SO glad you found the tips useful! Much love, Bev
This is like i am seeking something. Its been 3 years and i couldn’t find that. I don’t know anything about it but still i feels i am in a journey to finding inner world inside peace.. Hope one day i will able to find.
Samreen, thanks for sharing your insights with us! Yes, the journey to connect with inner peace is often challenging. In my experience, when we create the environment inside of us that invites healing and connection, the inner peace finds us. I hope some blogs on this site support you on this journey and that inner peace finds you.
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Wow! In’Lakech. EYE See You! Sis, your words are gifting a lot of souls, such as mine, with the essence which lets us know we are not alone in this spiritual labyrinth of chaos and beauty. Thank you for being the light.
I hadn’t heard of “In’Lakech” before and so I looked it up. So beautiful! Thank you for sharing that and for your thoughtful comment. It means a lot to me to hear from others on the journey reminding me that we are all connected! Much love, Bev
Thank you so much for this excellent article Bev! I have noticed all of this happening in myself and women around me. I’m thankful to have a teacher like you who is leading us on this beautiful path.
Donna, thank you for your thoughtful comment. It truly is a beautiful path, although I have to admit that when I started on this path it was quite confusing to me. I’m so grateful to have others like you to journey with!!
I feel I am on a journey to reconnect with my soul. However, I just have thus feeling that something is holding me back and I just can’t ‘let go’. I would really appreciate some advice on how to do this as I have no-one on this level to talk to about this. Thank you.
Hi Sue! That’s exciting that you’re on a journey to reconnect with your soul. You’re not alone in terms of feeling that something is holding you back as it can be challenging to “let go” as you say. I’d be delighted to support you. I’ll be in touch through a personal message. Thanks so much for leaving a comment!
Something is going on with me and it has a resemblance of all this beautiful information, what do I do
Hi there! In response to your question, What do I do? I’m working on my next blog which answers your question. I hope you’ll find it helpful!
Hi bev thank you for this . Right now i can feel my soul . It feels so weird like i can feel it separating from my body? Also my heart feels heavy .
You’re SO welcome! I’ve found it helpful to bring a compassionate curiosity to what I’m noticing in my body and heart. There’s a lot of wisdom there! Love, Bev
Thanks for this information Bev.
I want to change my life style… It’s an inner calling.
I see 9:11 or 11:11 every day/night.
There’s so much to learn. But again thanks you put it in easy to understand words for someone like myself who is a early school leaver.
Will take my time but don’t wanna rush this because it’s a healing journey path.
Thanks so very much for sharing with us here. I love hearing how you’re receiving messages by way of repeating numbers. Such an encouraging sign that you’re on the right path. It’s very true that there’s so much to learn. It seems that the more I learn, the more humble I become. It’s inspiring to hear that you’re taking your time and being patient with the journey. That’s a great reminder for many of us! Much love, Bev