Align with your soul.
Connect with your higher self.
I often wonder what people are talking about when these words are said/written. After all, who is it that is doing this aligning and connecting? I would want to know all about that part of me!
However, it seems that people identify as being a personality and see that personality as the central point when referring to themselves, not soul. In this case, I define personality as the way you present to others, including talents, shortcomings, personal tastes, and choices.
I would like to suggest to you that personality is not the sum of who you are. Soul is the real you, infinite, eternal, and vast.
According to the Cayce Readings we as soul were all created at the same time, along with all other energies. You can find a wonderful description of how we made it into bodies in the appendix of There is a River by Thomas Sugrue, if you are interested.
We also hear people saying “you are a spiritual being having a physical experience,” but then go on to write as if the physical experience and personality are the primary perspective.
I would like to say again, You are Soul, an energetic being.
The body and brain have their own agendas and often do their best to shut out your guidance. Also, when we identify with personality, we see these ways to rebuff soul's guidance as our personal shortcomings, shadow self, etc. As you can see from the graphic below, there are many ways the body/brain use to rebuff the energy coming from you.
What we have to do is to bring the body and brain under our wing, so to speak, and express ourselves through them. The graphic below is a brief overview of what life is like depending on which is primarily in the driver’s seat during a given lifetime.
People learn to be soul at A Place of Light.