The soul is the spiritual essence of who you are – it is the part of you that transcends the mind and is connected to spirit. While spirit is like the ocean, the soul is like the waves in that ocean. The soul can also be thought of as spirit made manifest, or the yin/Shakti energy (soul) of the yang/Shiva energy (spirit). In other words, everything in this physical realm has a soul or an essence. Your soul can be thought of as your Higher Self or True Nature: it contains all the wisdom, guidance, and nourishment that you need on this earth. This category features all the articles we’ve written about listening to, connecting with, understanding, and embodying your soul.