A Tourist, Traveling Alone in a Foreign Country

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The reason I feel like I’m a tourist in a distant land is because I am. Well, we all are. We are all tourists, merely traveling souls here but for a brief moment in time—a nanosecond in the cosmic timeline. And our souls need to grow, too. In fact, they crave this growth. The only thing that frightens a soul is a stagnant, adventure-free life.

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Finding Joy Beneath our Human Skins


In our society, we are taught early that joy is something to be earned through our human skins—a metaphor I use to refer to the labels, roles, titles, and relationships that we wear throughout our lifetime. This false belief is implanted in us from the time we are children, when we are repeatedly asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Underneath this innocent question is the implied meaning: You must make something of yourself in this world to be deserving of good things. As we become adults, the question changes to, “What do you do for a living?”, but the implication of status-dependent worth lingers.

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Why Soul Embodiment, and what does it mean?

Keri Mangis

In some ways, soul embodiment feels a lot like groundedness. I do feel more connected to the Earth Realm than I was during that time, and can find myself very caught up in what it is to be human being living a limited life span. But I also see my life as a story playing out across time and space, and my role in it is more “observer” than participant.

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