“There’s no LinkedIn for the soul.” –Rob Bell

LinkedIn is a great site offering professional networking, career development and employment opportunities. Our soul, however, does not require a LinkedIn page, nor a résumé. By definition the soul is, “the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being; regarded as immortal.” Some refer to their soul as their “true self,” “higher self,” or by other terminology.

Our soul clearly knows itself. It’s authentic. It’s comfortable with itself regardless of what’s happening in and around us. It’s at peace regardless of circumstances. It doesn’t question if it’s worthy of love, because it already knows it is loved and is love. When we connect with our soul we are able to love and care for ourselves better, because at the soul level we know what we need. The more we are in touch with it, the more our sense of self grows. Uncertainty and/or the unknown doesn’t cause as much angst. We can become more curious and flexible and able to “go with the flow” more easily.

Knowing ourselves more and more at the soul level gives us greater capacity to do more from a state of BE-ing than DO-ing. Of course, life requires us to do things, but when we are able to come from a place of knowing who we are now, then whatever we do comes from a more grounded and confident state of being. This reflects in our actions and the “energy” people feel from us as we go about whatever it is that we need to do.

Over time, as we get to know more of this true, authentic soul of ours, we feel more comfortable “in our own skin.” We are able to accept and integrate our past leading to greater peace. We feel safer and feel more freedom to explore all that life has to offer. We feel more connected to everyone and everything. There will undoubtedly be bumps in the road, but the soul will hold steady. And, although everything won’t go as you had hoped—you will be more hopeful and buoyant in situations that don’t!

Cheri Thomas

Cheri works as a Peer Support Specialist for RI in Arizona. She has experienced loss and grief which has led her to write for the masses to bring voice to those in similar situations. Cheri possesses a deep passion to share with, encourage, and inspire others on what she calls the Journey of the Heart.