Let’s begin by looking at the first piece of Cayce’s philosophy: The Spirit is Life. To me, this refers to both the Soul and the Spirit. While these two terms are often used interchangeably, they are actually very different aspects of the Divine; however, they are both part of the Divine that makes up who you are.
Your physical body is just a small part of the vastness of who you really are—like a drop of water in the ocean. Our bodies contain our Souls, which are connected to our Spirits. Our Spirits—or what some call our inner beings or higher selves—live outside of this material realm.
Tapping into the Divine is tapping into the highest part of ourselves. We are all part of God. And you get to call the Divine anything you want: your Higher Power, Buddha, God, Jesus, Allah, the Goddess, Great Spirit—you name it. It’s all your choice.
There is no one “right” answer here. But no matter what you call it, to access the Divine part of yourself, you have to raise your vibration and begin the process of remembering this and communicating directly. Don’t make this too complicated. Just know that you are part of God.
I think of the Spirit as the enlightened “always in the light” part of us—the nonphysical part of ourselves that is not actually in our bodies but instead vibrating at a higher rate. The Spirit part of us is all-knowing and all-seeing. It is crucial that we know this part of ourselves.
Our Spirits look on and remain above the fray—offering insights along the way, but not participating in the pain and suffering that are so often part of being in a body.
Soul, on the other hand, is embodied. It is down and in. The Soul brings us into our bodies, and our bodies are where the Soul work gets done. The Soul speaks to us through our bodies. And its lessons come through our bodies in many ways, including pain and illness.
These experiences are not punishment for being bad. They are Soul-making opportunities. Soul is the intermediary between Spirit and ego.”
Excerpt From: Christiane Northrup, M.D. “Making Life Easy.”