What Is Your Soul? by John Cali

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One of our readers wrote us a couple days ago about last week’s newsletter article, How Do We Reconcile Reincarnation and Simultaneous Time?
Here’s what she wrote, which I’ve slightly edited:

I’ve often pondered on this concept. How does the non-linear time concept fit in with physical structures currently on Earth, i.e. the pyramids which were obviously created at a past time and endure now?

Perhaps (you could do) a blog on the soul—what it is, what it looks like, how big it is, what it does, what its relationship is to the incarnated personality and its relationship to Source energy. Can we contact Source through our soul?

Many thanks for your wonderful work.

Endlessly curious,
(Name withheld)


You are all multidimensional beings. You, the real you—your consciousness, neither exist in time nor are limited by it. You have “invented” linear time so that you can more fully understand your experiences while you are in a physical body.

Once you leave your body, as in dreams or what you call death, linear time no longer exists. All that exists is your consciousness—the real you. You can move at will through what you perceive with your physical senses as time and space. Your consciousness does not know time or space—it’s unlimited and unfettered.

Our reader’s first question about the pyramids is a good one. Remember, everything you perceive as physical has a spiritual “template,” if you will.

Before they came into physical expression, the pyramids existed in the minds of their builders. And they will continue to exist there, even if the physical structures, from your physical perspective, are destroyed.

As for her question about the soul—another good one—we have these observations:

Your soul (or spirit—we use those terms interchangeably) is your essence, your spiritual component, your consciousness. It exists independent of time and space. It is eternal. That is why we say you are eternal. You are not your physical body—you are pure spirit who happens to temporarily occupy a physical body.

Obviously, since your soul is spiritual, it does not “look like” anything, at least not like anything physical. Nor, obviously, does it have a physical size.

Often, those of you who are particularly sensitive may see light around certain people, animals, or even so-called inanimate objects such as a rock or crystal. That’s about as close as you will come to “seeing” souls.

Your soul does not “do” anything. It just is. It’s your essence, who you truly are—spirit who’s temporarily adopted a human form.

Your soul’s relationship to your “incarnated personality,” to use our reader’s words, is the most intimate, closely bonded relationship you will ever have. Your soul loves your body unconditionally. A great example for you to follow. Love your body unconditionally, regardless of its shape, size, ethnicity, or any “flaws” you perceive in it.

Your soul’s relationship to source energy is not really a relationship in the way you normally think of relationships. Your soul is source energy. You are source energy. You are God.

You sometimes talk about oneness—the oneness of humanity, of nature, of all that is. All that is—everything and everyone that exists—is part of source energy. You truly are all one.

Finally our reader asked if you can contact source through your souls. Absolutely, yes. But not in the way you would normally think of contacting another person in the physical. Since your soul and source are already and forever one, no contact is necessary or possible.

The “contact” is simply a matter of your focus. When you acknowledge and accept you are one with source, you are thereby “in contact.” You don’t have to do anything. You just have to be who you are.


In this very short video Hans Christian King talks about who we really are. I was privileged to meet Hans nearly 25 years ago. He’s an amazing channel and human being.

Related links:
Time and Other Illusions
Inter-dimensional Traveling
Inter-dimensional Traveling, Part 2


Do you believe linear time is the illusion Spirit says it is? Have you had experiences where linear time seems not to exist? Have you ever experienced your soul? Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.

What other subjects would you like us to talk about in these posts? Please email me.


About John Cali
John Cali is a writer, blogger, and channel for a group of spirit guides. His next book is Real Answers to Life’s Pesky Questions: Conversations With Spirit, Book 1. John lives in northwestern Wyoming.

8 Responses

  1. Patricia

    Just love this read John. I believe I have experienced my Soul often. words do not describe the love it gives and the insights that follow. I feel I am in this place of integrating soul with my body in a new way. Are you or others experiencing this too? I would love to hear how that is occurring for others and to support them by validating this unique experience. When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is talk to my soul and Creator and I feel an energy wrap itself around me as if giving me a hug and enclosing my body like a blanket. It is tangible and effectual. I feel that when I ask my soul for guidance direction occurs very quickly now and I experience a powerful energy over my body that comes even stronger – with instantaneous ideas. The irony is that I still often say, is this real? Am I making it all up? Should I trust this? This is the silent power we are isn’t it? It brings me to a great insight a wise friend of mine shared with me years ago: You have nothing I need or want I just choose to love you. When we have this close relationship with Soul we get everything we need don’t we and our relating with others truly comes from needing nothing from them – I aspire to this! I would love further dialogue with this John as it seems like a vital experience to trust and own. I thank the reader for bringing this topic forward and as always the reciprocal support of Spirit.

    • John Cali

      Thank you very much, Patricia. I’m delighted you enjoyed it.

      Yes, to answer your question, I’m having similar experiences, and have been for quite a few years now. I guess it goes along with being a channel. But, then, everyone has the same ability.

      You describe your experiences very vividly and clearly. As you said, it’s just a matter of trusting ourselves (our souls, spirit guides, the universe, etc.). When we do that, a whole new world opens up for us — quite literally.

      We’ll see how the comments go, and we may well continue this topic in other posts.

      Thanks again.

  2. Conshana

    We are most in touch with our soul, when we so desire to reach out and tell someone “I Love You”, even though we’ve never spoken to them, or don’t know their name. But the VIBRATION we feel from them, whether the need for solace or the Beauty that is within them, cries out for a response.

    Sadly, in today’s world, sometimes the best we can do is place a hand on the shoulder, and whisper, “You have a BEAUTIFUL smile~!”, yet we know that more would be even kinder.

    At my age, I’m about to say, “PC BE DAMNED~! I’LL SPEAK MY PEACE, Anyway~!”

  3. Tepet

    I believe the soul is a simply a recorder of emotional experience.

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