The Soul, Untangled

When I teach my yoga classes, I often repeat a personal mantra that I know dissipates into the space of the room. “Where the thoughts go, the energy will follow”… It took me years to really connect with this mantra, to feel it, to experience it and to let it manifest in my life. It took me years to understand that our consciousness, the seat of the soul, houses its creative and proactive centers of the Lower Self and the Higher Self. In between these two centers resides the Masked Self - a reactive, less energized container whose main function is to cover and deny the deepest fears and longings of the soul. The masked self drains the soul… Dante’s Divine Comedy is the perfect depiction of the soul, with the inferno representing the lower self, purgatorio representing the masked self, and paradiso leading to the released, higher self.

The deeper we connect to either the lower or the hi