Our Soul Purpose: Do we have souls and what are they?

Perhaps, a soul is a sort of unique energy that we hold, that transforms (or maybe reincarnates) from one form to another?

Happy Sunday!

It’s a day indicative of new dawns and a new week to come…So why not get to the point and get super philosophical? As you might realise, this blog post is delving into a deep and (maybe dark) topic of our very existence and ethereal nature. So what is our soul purpose? Do we have souls…and if so, what are they?

Let’s start with a simple science lesson. The Law of Conservation of Energy is pretty straightforward: all matter is made up of energy that cannot be created nor destroyed; instead it transforms from one form of matter to another. There’s something there that I quite like when considering the possibility that contained within our material vessels, is a soul. Perhaps, a soul is a sort of unique energy that we hold, that transforms (or maybe reincarnates) from one form to another? Anyone who favours the ideology of interconnectedness and yoga might also suggest that we all have the same sort of cosmic energy within us (we’re all made out of the same stardust after all) and are thereby spiritually bound; interlinked together by a network within all life…for that matter. Good joke? I know, it was cringeworthy. Energy is ever present; can never be destroyed nor made: yes, I think I might be onto something.

Humanity’s unwillingness to budge and our moral, spiritual compass: though not always pointing truth north, always spins according to our inner ‘magnetised’ ideals and views.

But how can we prove the existence of our souls? Say if they are energy, why do we have them? Well, it’s much like a big man upstairs whom they call God. Before I give you the whole ‘doubting St. Thomas’ analogy, perhaps its’ a good precursor to first consider what faith is and why we weird humans believe in strange, bizarre and unlikely things… simply on the basis of an intuitive feeling.

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Doubting Thomas did not believe in Christ’s resurrection without physical proof

George Michael said, “You gotta have faith. Faith, faith…” A basic, defining trait of humanity is our desire of knowledge about our existence: where we came from, who we are and why we are. We provided our own answers based on observations, books and feelings. Some say religion, others science… but whatever we place our belief in, it is faith that allows us to feel devoted, dedicated and most importantly, correct. We cannot physically prove to others our own convictions beyond a doubt…and sometimes, when physical evidence falsifies one’s faith, they can still go on to believe. Yet we can prove our convictions to ourselves. Back when everyone on Earth believed that the Earth was flat, you could not disprove their faith: no matter how much evidence or common sensical information that disproved the notion. Humanity’s unwillingness to budge and our moral, spiritual compass: though not always pointing truth north, always spins according to our inner ‘magnetised’ ideals and views.

So hypothetically…so what? If we everyone believed they had a soul…and if it were proven that we did, why do we have them? What’s our soul purpose? Is it to get into those golden gates of an imaginary cloud city some call Heaven? As a Christian, I could never believe Heaven to be like that. I take more of a Buddhist viewpoint on Heaven: it’s a place within us. Why do we have a soul? I can’t answer that: I’m no omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent being. But I believe we have a soul…and that is a conviction no one can alter as long as I believe that in my heart.

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