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April 22 2012

Soul and Spirit

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:

How would you explain the difference between your soul and your spirit?
Response:

Often the two words are used interchangeably, but when they are differentiated, the usual distinction is that the soul is a more personalized aspect of our individuality that carries our history and tendencies through time, whereas the spirit is our pure essence that expresses our universality. Our spirit is our divine spark, without any qualification or limitation to it.

Love,
Deepak

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  • Spirit is The Holy Spirit.....which is directly aside God Our Heavenly Father. Our soul is our mind, thoughts and emotions. When have the ability to renew our soul by allowing the Holy Spirit (our enabler to God thru His Word, The Holy Bible) to transform our lives. When we do this our body (fleshly actions of this world) falls into accordance of our renewed mind and then we with the Holy Spirit are able to be as one with God, Our Heavenly Father. Doing His will.....not those thought up by man.

    spirit0828 // 2012-04-22 19:56:47 // //
  • Our soul is like a seed and your spirit is like the rain that waters the seeds. All the good things that we learn in life grow our soul like water grows a plant. If we stand in defiance of knowledge and wisdom we are like a weed or chaf in the wind, where nothing good comes of it.

    Angelmt19@yahoo.com // 2012-04-22 19:12:20 // //

 

 

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  • The soul is made of so msny aspects of our self which we source through our personal sensing but never feelings; as sensing is using the personal self source to connect to the source of all which is. s Spirit on the other hand is in every thing essence elements and is a connector of consciousness and is vital in the life and world matrix so that we understand What or Which energy we are actually using. THEN YOU ARE ABLE TO SENSE IF YOU ARE USING YOUR SOUL EFFICIENTLY OR NOT?

    conscious activations // 2012-04-29 20:21:29 // //
  • The ego wants worldly things, the spirit wants the things of God and the soul is where the struggle between ego and spirit takes place.

    Karenkh101 // 2012-04-25 09:29:53 // //
  • Body soul spirit. I like to compare these to a lightbulb. The physical elemnent of the bulb is the body, the electrcity that comes to the bulb when the switch is turned on is the spirit and the illumination (the light) is the soul. Kind of like in Genesis 2.7 where it speaks of God making man out of the ground (the physical part of the bulb) and then God breathes into this dirt (the breathing is the spirit and `electric` part) and man becomes a living soul (the light shines!). Just my 2 cents. cp

    claypot // 2012-04-23 10:37:42 // //
  • Thank you, spirit0828, for your man-made response..

    Nada // 2012-04-23 01:47:44 // //
  • I asked a Scrub Jay that I know if there is a difference between spirit and soul. He replied, “Spirit and soul are one, just two different words.”

    meowrrs // 2012-04-22 22:44:35 // //
  • I am a soul with a spirit to take me on my way!

    Mary Ferris // 2012-04-22 22:38:51 // //
  • my soul is me naked, my spirit is wearing a party dress : )

    Patricia Topornycky // 2012-04-22 21:09:41 // //
  • My spirit is a source of profound hope that lifts me up when I can`t see the light. My soul is the part of me that feels everything, sees into the past, the future and beyond illusions, and knows that it is eternal. My soul is like an old elephant whereas my spirit is like a hummingbird.

    Heather Connor // 2012-04-22 20:32:20 // //
  • Spirit is The Holy Spirit.....which is directly aside God Our Heavenly Father. Our soul is our mind, thoughts and emotions. When have the ability to renew our soul by allowing the Holy Spirit (our enabler to God thru His Word, The Holy Bible) to transform our lives. When we do this our body (fleshly actions of this world) falls into accordance of our renewed mind and then we with the Holy Spirit are able to be as one with God, Our Heavenly Father. Doing His will.....not those thought up by man.

    spirit0828 // 2012-04-22 19:56:47 // //
  • The soul dwells within the shell (body) here on earth and the spirit is what we evolve into one We leave earth an enter heave

    The difference between the soul and spirit // 2012-04-22 19:50:42 // //
  • My soul lies between my physical body and my spirit. It is my personality and character that is my own. My body is a copy and a shadow of my spirit. My spirit is my innermost being that is directly connected to the spiritual world. It is more detailed than my body. If my spirit is connected to what is good in the spiritual realm, such as God or whomever or whatever you believe the universe to be, it will influence my character, or my soul, and then be manifested in my physical actions through my body.

    Kimpgranier // 2012-04-22 19:45:06 // //
  • My soul is my foundation of my life; my spirit is the flower grown from the spirit---the seen auras ;-)

    Robbi Laker-Tall // 2012-04-22 19:37:15 // //
  • The soul is the essence of who one is beyond the physical. The spirit represents the actions of a being in direct correlation with their soul`s conscious chosen purpose.

    Jaye Miller // 2012-04-22 19:27:00 // //
  • boy that IS a hard one, is there a difference?

    Lisa Marie // 2012-04-22 19:18:45 // //
  • Our soul is like a seed and your spirit is like the rain that waters the seeds. All the good things that we learn in life grow our soul like water grows a plant. If we stand in defiance of knowledge and wisdom we are like a weed or chaf in the wind, where nothing good comes of it.

    Angelmt19@yahoo.com // 2012-04-22 19:12:20 // //
  • Beautiful explanation, Dr Deepak. You make me know the greatness of my spirit. Good night from Brazil.

    Eleni // 2012-04-22 18:57:47 // //
  • Why are we here? What is the purpose of our very existence? is it merely to live and breed and die.....?

    keviv amrahs // 2012-04-22 18:57:35 // //
  • For me or better said (m)(e) like two distinct enlightments that inter-connect and inter-depend of each other. A being.

    Fabiola Iivi Preciado-Becerra // 2012-04-22 18:57:28 // //
  • Your soul is the life force inside of you while your spirit is a spacio-temporal entity affected by your need, time and space! Spirit is displayed for all and sundry while the soul is bared only to you!

    keviv amrahs // 2012-04-22 18:56:03 // //
  • I agree: Soul is my luggage, filled with all I have lived and learned. Spirit is the force that ignites the body or shells that I will use through time. With al my Respect, Cesar.

    Cesar Eduardo // 2012-04-22 18:55:26 // //
  • not for anubis for anubis you are what you are dont meen nothing never becose you always are in a solitude too learn always theres no heaven no end on nothing just return as a bird or what ever but soul meens energy combination when chakaras get to misturated of the place where lives or be with meens that independent that the person think she is maried with some one and get mor bue atention to another person in sohl speeking they are toghter for other resn that isent shol shol meens concetion meens harmony with each other ben aventurance etc but espirit is more vcomplex is you r guardian your faith what you belive what you seek in your life too feel conftn=ble and happy with your self constrotion

    Renato Mello // 2012-04-22 18:52:19 // //
  • mi idolo Deepak Chopra

    Maria Isabel Albornos // 2012-04-22 18:50:54 // //
  • My soul is me my truest self. My spirit is what gives me the strength to be myself :)

    Holly Meyers // 2012-04-22 18:50:07 // //
  • Your soul is the heart and essence of who you are in life and death. Your spirit lives quietly in life and becomes your connection to life once you have passed on

    tlisky1 // 2012-04-22 18:49:13 // //
  • Soul is the place which I come from and my spirit is the part of me that can move through and connect with others in the universe.;)

    Rose Gardener // 2012-04-22 18:45:26 // //
  • soul is who you are, spirit is what fights for it`s balance.

    Sara Rose Polen // 2012-04-22 18:42:51 // //
  • no difference to me, no separation. all exist at once, and both are energy, which is eternal, and which is all Love.

    Lori Britton // 2012-04-22 18:41:42 // //
  • Soul is a matter of the after life while spirit is the underlying, fundamental part of us that drives our approach and outlook whilst alive??

    Charles Oyedeji // 2012-04-22 18:38:09 // //
  • I believe the Soul is the Conscience and the Spirit is the Energy.

    Jus Desamours // 2012-04-22 18:37:43 // //
  • my soul is the place that I filter the truths of my living - my spirit is the place where I can transcend my living to other levels of thought and imagination.

    Kim McLeod // 2012-04-22 18:36:19 // //