“The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7
So God make the soul. It came from God and will return to him after death. God is a living spirit and that is what a soul is. A living energy, probably a piece of God he takes from himself and forms it and shapes is and places it into our bodies in our mother’s womb. There is a woman who was trying to have a child, but all her children were stillborn. She prayed to God about it and was about to give up when she got pregnant again and she agonized over it and prayed. She had a dream about it that she saw a little girl being lead by the hand to her by an large man in a suit. He told her that this was her daughter she was going to have and that he was an angel sent by God to escort her there because she was scared to be born. She had a live birth this time and had a girl. As she her daughter grew she noticed that she looked exactly like the little girl from her dream.
What is the soul? People throughout the ages have wondered this and built many theories. The egg has been used as a symbol of the soul for centuries. In a way is is sort of an undeveloped primordial substance that is life, but not quite life either. It is potential to be developed. Also there are three part to it. There is the shell, the whites, the yolk. Like us in a way. It can represent the body, (the shell) the whites, (the mind) the yolk (the spirit).
Or you can use it to represent the soul that is in three parts as well. Or at least that is the current theory of the soul. The parts of the soul are the spirit, (spirit body or ecto plasm) the mind (the mind and attitude) and lastly the soul the core of who and what we are. The eternal part of our essence (our moral compass and memories).
The spirit this is our energy body. Say you see a ghost this is what you are seeing. The ghosts’ body. The spirit. Just as we have fleshy bodies, souls have spirit bodies of ectoplasm. Sometimes this is seen as a mist.
The second part is the mind or consciousness. A separate entity from the brain. The brain is just a receptor for the mind for our physical bodies. There are numerous accounts of out of body experiences. Some of which are blind people who were born blind and were able to see clearly when in the state of out of body. They could see colors and recognize people. There are also accounts of people who have suffered brain injuries and woke up able to speak and understand languages they had never heard or learned. This leads me to wonder about a higher knowledge. There are theories of the akashic records. A sort of knowledge pull where everything ever thought is held. It is believed that those who meditate and focus can eventually achieve access to this mega load of knowledge and gain wisdom.
It is believed by our physics that energy can’t be created or destroyed. This makes sense that we could come from a being that already existed as a spiritual or celestial being and that we would return to him after death. Also that there would be a place for rejected souls to be placed like hell where they would remain for eternity since they can’t be completely destroyed and can’t return to God.
Here is an activity for you to do. You can take an egg and very carefully with a pin poke a little hole in the center of the top and the bottom. By little i don’t mean teeny tiny. You will want it to be big enough to blow into and the inside to come out the bottom easily. Just be careful not to crush it the eggshell. You will want a ribbon or something you can tie a knot into and push it into the top of the eggshell in the hole. Or glue it in place. Decorate the egg now like an ornament. Something that reflect you. This is your soul egg. Or you can decorate an easter bush or christmas tree if you like. you can make a paper tether and hang from the bottom hole like a windchime. Make it reflective or whatever you like.