[thoughts from ~burning woman~ by Sha’Tara]
How does a mind being differ from a soul being? Both are *ISSA type beings. Both can exist side by side on the same world, in the same dimension, be of the same species. Both can think, reason, analyze, learn. Both experience feelings and emotions, engage in what appears to be similar relationships with others. Both can perform similar tasks, are interchangeable in what they can do. Where’s the all-important difference?
There exists a fundamental difference. The mind being operates on a vibrational or power level not accessible to the soul being. An evolved mind being is totally self empowered while a soul being can only function in a controlled and controlling environment; as a sycophant, follower, believer, basically as a slave of something it acknowledges and needs to be above itself. The mind being is perfectly comfortable living in as an individual, without companionship, i.e., friends, lovers, family, groupies, “fellow” members of any number of collectives; without belonging to, or being an associate of. Conversely the soul being cannot exist without these appurtenances and societal paraphernalia.
Going deeper into this, the mind being is a free agent. It doesn’t need to cling to any teaching or doctrine; rule or law. It “believes all things, believes in nothing.” Again, and conversely, the life of the soul being is totally circumscribed by what it has been taught. It operates on the basis of doctrines. It cannot function without some superior entity making rules and laws for it to follow and obey.
Perhaps the greatest difference between these two entities is that the mind being, while going along with rules and laws imposed by the rulers of society will do so strictly to fulfill its obligations to that society or to satisfy the physical laws that bind that society together and allow it to function. Conversely the soul being will obey the rules and laws only if they benefit it as an individual or if it is afraid of getting caught and punished if it does not obey. Freedom drives the mind being; force and fear drive the soul being.
Let’s use a simple example: the mind being will drive to but seldom exceed the speed limit, not because it couldn’t easily go much faster but because of foremost importance it sets itself up as an example to others. It also knows the limitations and pitfalls of vehicular states of repair, road conditions, and the vagaries of driver skills in traffic. The mind being is constantly aware that life in material conditions is a crap shoot but more importantly, being at least partially empathetic it would never be the source of harm or danger for others, nor would it want to be saddled with grief or guilt, two debilitating conditions it could not avoid should it ever be the cause of harm, hurt, pain or loss to another. Conversely the soul being has no such restraints. If it causes pain or harm to another it will take a number of possible paths to avoid punishment or prosecution. It carries insurance and relies on it. If it is found at fault it will try to deny responsibility by lying and casting blame. It will play the sympathy card and if that doesn’t work it will seek legal help to “get off.”
The mind being lives in a state of detachment, something the soul being simply cannot comprehend. The mind being does not entertain special, emotional relationships such as a lover or special partner or special children who must take precedence over the needs of someone else not special. The mind being chooses not to make that distinction. This is incomprehensible to the soul being whose entire life is bound up in creating, maintaining, belonging to or denigrating, despising, abusing and breaking up special relationships of lovers, husband or wife, parents, children, extended family, special groups, fellowships, tribe, race, country, gender.
Basically it comes down to personal empowerment and integrity. The mind being lives for, and by, integrity. It has that personal power allowing it to look at any situation and by applying compassion to it, knowing exactly what is the right thing to do. Having that built-in integrity, it has no problem following through and doing the right thing. Further, the mind being is not body centered and exists in a state of willing and chosen servanthood and self-sacrifice. Conversely such a state of beingness is considered weak or stupid by the average soul being whose modus operandi is primarily predatory self-protection, self-aggrandizement and personal profit at someone or something else’s expense.
Some important questions: based on the above, which category best exemplifies an evolved human being? Which do you think your parents, teachers, political and/or religious leaders and superiors, belong to? Which category of human being would you choose to belong to?
*ISSA: acronym for Intelligent, Sentient, Self Aware