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Pondering all the big questions without ignoring the little ones. No religion, no agenda, nothing for sale. Talk about everything from string theory to sacred geometry and from meditation to summoning spirits. There is no specific category for the musings here just that there's a bit of the mystical rubbed on it. Dream interpretation? Definitely. Astral trips? Absolutely. Tarot? Terrific. OK, enough alliteration. This zone builds itself.
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      • SoulFish
        SoulFish commented on the thought: 'Soul Kata'

        ura soul That sentiment, "non physical being experiencing physical reality" there are so many variations of it, it makes its rounds time and again. I dig it, it has stood the test of time.

        At any rate, the point of the piece isn't really about defining the soul, it's more about nourishing whatever it is to you. It's about spiritual practice that doesn't allow for spiritual stagnation.

        In Traditional Chinese Medicine there are two aspects to the soul called Po and Hun, they are two of the "Five Spirits." Hun return to "heaven" when the body dies and Po dissolve with the body, the functions they perform while one is alive are interesting as well and as with most things of this nature, a lot of folks have different ideas about that. All of it fascinates the heck outa me.

        Generally, no matter how one defines it, the soul is connected in some way to a person's religio-spiritual journey. Whether it is something they barter for a place in heaven or connect with while they're here living this physical existence, it relates to the journey. There are a lot of tools to incorporate that help or hinder that journey, like meditation and such...like kata.

        I think I'll always pronounce katalist with the "kata" pronunciation, kata-list, from now on. lol. That is so kool, I didn't know it that's what that meant.

        • ura soul
          ura soul commented on the thought: 'Soul Kata'

          for me, 'soul' is a word that simply describes an individual being in existence. until i actually knew that i am a non physical being experiencing physical reality, i thought of 'the soul' as something not quite the same as me - but actually, we are souls - hence my name!

          the katalists at ureka are a conjunction of kata with lists! ;)

          • SoulFish
            SoulFish commented on the thought: 'Walking the Walk vs. Talking the Talk'

            @ura soul- Of course there are absolute rights and wrongs, again, I would never suggest otherwise, to do so would be pretty silly, even for me. I like looking at things from a balanced perspective in all situations. We can go round and round about something we agree on, that while there are some absolute right and wrong things, there are also a lot of situations where it is entirely subjective. Or, just realize that without splitting hairs over the wording, "It's sometimes THIS way..." vs. "Actually, It's sometimes THIS OTHER way," that we are basically saying the same thing in different ways.

            • ura soul
              ura soul commented on the thought: 'Walking the Walk vs. Talking the Talk'

              I agree that right and wrong are dynamic to some extent - however, there are absolute rights and wrongs too. For example "you exist" is an absolute truth and it is absolutely wrong to say that "I don't exist". Equally, it is ethically wrong (against life) to torture people - there is no valid 'right use of torture'.

              • SoulFish
                SoulFish commented on the thought: 'Walking the Walk vs. Talking the Talk'

                @ura soul I suppose taken out of context it could appear that way but the paragraph that sentence is embedded in is about how one persons answers aren't the same for another. How there is no "right" and "wrong" that is the same for everyone. For example, take one of those handy rules christians are taught is "right," thou shalt not kill, I can tell you unequivocally that if anyone tried to hurt my daughter I would go to any lengths to save her. The concept is further explained throughout the piece. I stand by saying that there is no "right" and "wrong" but to be clear, as stated in the context of the entire piece and not just that one sentence, there is no right and wrong that is static because there are too many variables that come into play in most situations.

                • ura soul
                  ura soul commented on the thought: 'Walking the Walk vs. Talking the Talk'

                  You wrote: " The trap is the belief that there is a right and wrong. "


                  • SoulFish
                    SoulFish commented on the thought: 'Walking the Walk vs. Talking the Talk'

                    Hmmm...not sure what you mean, I never would suggest that right and wrong don't exist so I can't get past that part of what you're saying, lol.

                    • ura soul
                      ura soul commented on the thought: 'Walking the Walk vs. Talking the Talk'

                      I definitely agree with much you are pointing at here and say the same myself - It is a right way to respond to the issues ;)

                      As you may have guessed already though, i do definitely accept that right and wrong exist. I accept the potential for infinity - but within infinity are paths that lead to suffering and destruction, which i equate to 'wrong' since we are living life. The equation of life, being capable of being distorted and broken, automatically then co-exists with equations of death which are wrong if we desire life.

                      The issue of balance you are pointing to are reflected by the chakra system: The upper chakras are the 'talking the talk' part and the lower chakras are the 'walking the walk' part - with the heart connecting the two poles of polarity. Most of us do not have a balance in the chakras and thus are rarely both walking the walk and talking the talk. In my experience, the situation is further complicated because true balance - balance that can be felt as a real knowing, often results in behaviors that others do not understand and so judgements may be made hastily that claim that the real balance is actually not balance. Communication is critical in resolving the disharmony that such judgements can make, but ultimately, since it is for every individual and their will to heal in the time that is right for them - somtimes it is simply best to cut communication and move on to beings of a like vibration.