We All Have Souls

When we add four concepts about souls to the Western view of the world, we can explain almost everything that happens in physical and spiritual reality:

  • We all have souls.
  • Souls are divided into regions and each region performs a different function.
  • Beyond the four physical forces, there is a life force.
  • Souls use the life force to power themselves and connect with other souls.

When we learn to feel the souls that are in all of us — in everything — we escape from the illusion of isolation. Comments are appreciated. Click here to let everyone know what you think about the four concepts of souls. That page is also the beginning of the We All Have Souls posts on soul-related topics. For information about souls and life force, use the links, click on the tabs at the top, or order the book from Idyll Arbor.

Solutions for The Divide in America

There are many ways to describe the divide in America — political, racial, economic. But most descriptions do not lead to solutions. I propose a way of looking at the divide that might help us come together again.

I suggest that the most important divide in America is the divide about sovereignty. Many still wish to be ruled by someone or something else, but more and more of us believe we have an absolute right to choose for ourselves. Personal sovereignty is important and healing. It’s the “absolute right” part that is causing problems.

This is part of a larger picture. There is a nearly universal consensus among people doing soul-related work: We are in a time of great change. The basic structure of our world will soon be different and humans need to change if they want to continue to exist. I agree with this.

There is far less agreement about how the world will change and what humans need to do to keep up. Most of the ideas I hear look at physical aspects like climate change, species extinctions, overpopulation, and other ecological disasters. Others ideas look at changes in belief systems and relations between groups. These are important changes, but I think the problems these changes hope to solve are only symptoms. The problems won’t be fixed until we understand the underlying cause. Changing views about personal sovereignty might lead to an effective solution.

If we look at the path of human history, I think we can see a clear movement toward individual sovereignty. In the largest arc of human history we have moved from the belief that rulers were descended from the gods to the idea that each person has individual rights, sometimes described as God-given rights.

It’s easy to just do what someone tells us to do or to do what is expected because of our place in society. But we continue to discover that it can also be uncomfortable when we think about our own beliefs of what might be the highest and best good. We have been working toward taking responsibility. We have been moving away from blindly following a leader.

There have been great successes, including the revolutions starting in the late 1700s. I believe the early 2000s had the largest percentage of people ever living in countries with democratically chosen leaders — one important aspect of sovereignty.

Being sovereign is uncomfortable, though, because then we have to take responsibility for what we choose. One person’s sovereign choice may take away another person’s sovereignty. So there are lots of times when we have taken a step forward toward sovereignty and then taken a half step back. This seems to have happened recently in the United States.

In regard to the divide in America, problems with sovereignty appear in every part of the political spectrum. Let’s look at a few American groups. Similar groups are found in the rest of the world, too.

One group is made up of people who still want to be told what to believe, what to say, and what to do. Some of these people listen to the right-wing echo chamber and believe that a strongman president will lead them to a better place. When that strongman chooses to worship others who seem even stronger, it gets messy. Other people listen to the left-wing echo chamber, which totally discounts the issues 40% of Americans are raising. For example, forcing a Christian baker to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is a clear violation of the baker’s sovereignty. I’m not saying how the issue should be resolved. I’m just pointing out that neither echo chamber hears all sides of the issues clearly.

Another group believes that shining enough light on the problems will make them all go away. They believe that there are solutions that bring joy to all and harm to none. Many spiritual communities support the point of view that we should shine white light on everything whether the light is wanted or not. If the sovereign beings involved don’t want light shining on them, that light is a violation of their sovereignty. Beyond that, in this physical world there are seldom choices that are clearly best for every being.

Others are still not seeing the need for being sovereign. They believe that there are great advisors in the soul world who can tell us how to solve our problems. All we need to do is listen to them and all will be well. Those who look to holy books or channeled masters or Ouija boards or divine revelations all share this view — even though they totally disagree with one another’s style of revelation. Another set of these people worship the god of science and choose to follow the siren call of Reason.

I don’t believe we can move forward to the next phase of the great change until most humans choose to be sovereign and know how to do it. So there are many challenges.

I want to propose a solution for one of them — the divide in America.

I’ve read many places that everything can be solved by listening to one another. Some places have been successful with this. Others have failed.

I don’t think that, by itself, listening is the solution. I think the first step is to ask the question. “What do you think?” We are asking one individual to share his or her thoughts about a situation.

If we are talking to a person who chooses to follow a leader, we will first hear the leader’s thoughts. The key is to get beyond those and ask the person to think for himself or herself, too. We have to accept the possible validity of what the leader is saying. That can be difficult. But it’s necessary because nobody thinks for themselves while they are defending a leader’s position. After our acceptance, we can ask, “Do you agree with all of that?” (Emphasis on the “all.”) That’s where sovereignty comes in. Accepting most of what a chosen leader says is all right, as long as we leave room for our personal differences.

The next step is to realize that we can’t all have everything we want. We need to act in a sovereign fashion. We need to respect the sovereignty of all others. But absolute sovereignty is not possible in the physical world. So we need to make sovereign choices about the compromises we are willing to make.

Everyone will be uncomfortable about some of the decisions. But that’s just how it is in the physical world. Finding the highest and best good for every being all the time isn’t possible. As part of the great change we will recognize that we have chosen — in our sovereignty — to be here. And learning how to be sovereign and to make compromises is part of what we have chosen to do.

The Fairies Took It? – No, They Didn’t!

Keys, watches, occasionally a wallet, small nails and screws when we are building something. And once, for me, my passport. Those who understand the Fey world often say, “The fairies took it.”

I’m writing today to let you know that it isn’t always the fairies. These things go away on their own. Continue reading and add your comment

Earth-Bound Wishes

We all bring wishes into this life.

Relationships, sexuality, money and other forms of power — these are important wishes. If we achieve all of these, is it enough?

I’m pretty sure the answer is no. These are our Earth-bound wishes. We have them because we are in a body. Between physical lives we have a completely different experience. Wishes from there are also part of who we truly are. We need to meet those wishes to be whole.

But, this post is not about abandoning our earth-bound wishes. Continue reading and add your comment

Curses of Slavery 5 — Notes about Healing America

This is part 5 of a healing I did. For more information about this kind of healing, please take a look the earlier post, “Curses of Slavery Overview.” In that post I describe the beings and concepts that were part of the healing and might be unfamiliar to you. If you start there, you’ll find links to the earlier parts of the healing.

The most important point is that we can’t fight evil in the present. We need to go back and clean up the past so the evil we are in dissolves. As this healing shows, dealing with evil in the past rescues lost souls and removes the curses that cause our battles today. When we remove past curses with love, we heal without causing more harm.

31 August 2017

Before I even sat down I was getting messages from Woman. We’ll go through them again as we talk to make sure of what I heard.

I put on my angel protections, even though I don’t think I’ll need them. I call my allies, especially Light Tangler, the psychopomps, and the Norns. They are here with me as I get ready to go back to Woman.

Tom: Rider, are we ready?
Rider: Seems that way. The call is really loud tonight.
Tom: Do you think we need the circle?
Rider: I don’t think so. We can come back and get it if we do.
Tom: Yeah, this all seems pretty clear tonight.

So we ride to Woman. Continue reading and add your comment

Curses of Slavery 4 — Notes about Healing America

This is part 4 of a healing I did. For more information about this kind of healing, please take a look the earlier post, “Curses of Slavery Overview.” In that post I describe the beings and concepts that were part of the healing and might be unfamiliar to you. If you start there, you’ll find links to the earlier parts of the healing.

The most important point is that we can’t fight evil in the present. We need to go back and clean up the past so the evil we are in dissolves. As this healing shows, dealing with evil in the past rescues lost souls and removes the curses that cause our battles today. When we remove past curses with love, we heal without causing more harm.

30 August 2017

Today before I start working with my khuyas, I ask for an Angel from the upper world to help with this curse removal. I usually don’t ask the names of angels from the upper world who help me. Having names seems to bring a lot of expectations for what the angel will do. Sometimes it’s enough to accept the help that is offered in the highest and best good of everyone who is part of the work. And then be able to handle surprises.

There are always surprises. Continue reading and add your comment

Curses of Slavery 3 — Notes about Healing America

This is part 3 of a healing I did. For more information about this kind of healing, please take a look the earlier post, “Curses of Slavery Overview.” In that post I describe the beings and concepts that were part of the healing and might be unfamiliar to you. If you start there, you’ll find links to the earlier parts of the healing.

The most important point is that we can’t fight evil in the present. We need to go back and clean up the past so the evil we are in dissolves. As this healing shows, dealing with evil in the past rescues lost souls and removes the curses that cause our battles today. When we remove past curses with love, we heal without causing more harm.

29 August 2017

Well, it took longer than “tomorrow” for me to be ready to work on this again. It’s four days later and I’m still not sure I’m ready. We’ll try.

I put on my armor, call my helpers, remind myself again not to touch anything. I am supported by psychopomps, Light Tangler, two sets of khuyas from my personal mesa and my healing mesa, apus, Daddy Death, the Norns, and Grandfather Rock. Others are looking on and will help if we need it. I take time to work with my ñawis.

In soul reality I am in the center of my circle, standing at my crossroads. Hoocha Eater Khuya removes the hoocha from the inside of the circle. I close the circle to the outside.

Tom: Rider, can we take this circle and place it around Woman?
Rider: Carry it with us? Use it as protection? Maybe. We can try. We stand at the center, at the crossroads. Woman stands at her crossroads. We make them the same crossroads.
Tom: I can’t make it work.
Rider: Neither can I.
Tom: The best I can do is to put them side by side. That’s not what we need. I guess we’ll just have to go to her.

Rider takes us there. Continue reading and add your comment

Curses of Slavery 2 — Notes about Healing America

[WAHS] Curses of Slavery 2 — Notes about Healing America

This is part 2 of a healing I did. For more information about this kind of healing, please take a look the earlier post, “Curses of Slavery Overview.” In that post I describe the beings and concepts that were part of the healing and might be unfamiliar to you. If you start there, you’ll find links to the earlier parts of the healing.

The most important point is that we can’t fight evil in the present. We need to go back and clean up the past so the evil we are in dissolves. As this healing shows, dealing with evil in the past rescues lost souls and removes the curses that cause our battles today. When we remove past curses with love, we heal without causing more harm.

25 August 2017
It’s been two days since the last report. I admit that the thought of a billion curses was more than I could handle. But I woke up in the middle of the night with a plan.

I put on my armor. I gather my allies. I remind myself not to touch the curses. I call energy and information to help me with the healing.

Tom: Rider, please take me back.
Rider: Yes, glad to do it.

And we are there. Continue reading and add your comment

Curses of Slavery 1 — Notes about Healing America

This is part 1 of a healing I did. For more information about this kind of healing, please take a look the earlier post, “Curses of Slavery Overview.” In that post I describe the beings and concepts that were part of the healing and might be unfamiliar to you.

The most important point is that we can’t fight evil in the present. We need to go back and clean up the past so the evil we are in dissolves. As this healing shows, dealing with evil in the past rescues lost souls and removes the curses that cause our battles today. When we remove past curses with love, we heal without causing more harm.

23 August 2017
I armor up in my protections. I call my allies to guard me, even from my own foolish rashness. I ask my khuyas to encircle me.
Light Tangler: And don’t touch the curses this time. [I’ve been known to touch curses to remove them. It almost always hurts and it’s always work to get the curse off me again. Other beings are much better at doing the actual removal.]
Tom: Okay.

Tom: Please, Rider, show me the curses on America.
Rider: Come ride.

We ride. I see hoocha, curses. They are thick where we ride. No man or woman could walk through the curses without being cut. The hoocha makes them impossible to see. The hoocha is so thick I can barely see the people. We ride. Continue reading and add your comment

Curses of Slavery Overview — Notes about Healing the Soul of America

Whipping post.

We can’t fight evil in the present. We need to go back and clean up the past so the evil dissolves in the now. To fight evil in the now causes harm to all of the battlers and often makes the situation worse. To deal with it in the past rescues the lost souls and removes the curses that cause the battles today. We’re not fighting. We’re removing hurts, and doing it with love.

This is an introduction to a five-part series on a healing I did for America. I went back into the past and removed curses that came out of the harm caused to America by slavery. Continue reading and add your comment

A Time to Not Forgive

Forgiving is not always the right path. In fact, there are times when the forgiving we have been taught to do is just plain wrong.

I will start with an example of forgiveness that works. Then we’ll look at some of the ways the forgiveness we have been taught actually makes things worse.

Effective forgiving lets an incident fade into the past. While some harm happened to one or more of the people involved, everyone can let it go as something they learned from. No one keeps thinking about all the things they could have or should have done.

How can that happen?

In this discussion I’m going to look at something that happened between two people. Continue reading and add your comment