Human beings need food to survive, and so do souls. What is food for the soul? The answer is virtue. In Taoist practice, virtue is called te. In Buddhist practice, it is called karma. In Western religions, people refer to deeds. Karma, te, deed, and virtue are different names for the same thing. They are the record of services. This record includes the good — karma, te, deed, virtue — and the bad. Good virtue is food and nourishment for your soul. Bad virtue harms your soul and blocks your journey.
Good karma or virtue is created by acts of love, care, compassion, sincerity, honesty, integrity, generosity, purity, charity, volunteerism, prayer, healing, and unconditional service. Bad karma or virtue is created by harmful acts, such as killing, harming, being deceitful, lying, being jealous, being greedy, and being selfish. Behaviors and thoughts, as well as actions, can create karma, both good and bad.
Why should you want good food for your soul? Good karma can absolutely bless your life, giving you happiness, health, peace, and harmony. It can transform your life and help you reach soul enlightenment. Bad karma can lead to suffering, unhappiness, and blockages in many aspects of your life, including your relationships with family members, friends, colleagues, and your environment. It can affect your business, your health, and even your life span.
With good virtue as food, the soul becomes purer, more loving, kinder, gentler, more peaceful, and happier. Think about the people you know who are pure, loving, gentle, and tender. You may also know people who are rude, unpleasant, dishonest, and intolerant. These people have fed their souls the food of bad virtue. These are two different kinds of people, because their souls are different from eating different soul foods.
When you open your Third Eye, you will know whether someone has good virtue just by looking at his or her soul. If the soul is fat, beautiful, relaxed, and happy, that person has very good virtue. If the soul is thin and looks unpleasant, miserable, sad, or angry, that person is lacking in virtue or te; he or she has created much bad karma and has therefore had a lot of bad nourishment.
You may think, “I have the freedom to do whatever I want.” Yes, I agree. You have free will. But I want to share a deep spiritual truth: when you decide to do something, your conscious mind connects with your subconscious mind and your soul.
Your mind may want to do something, but it doesn’t mean your soul wants to do the same thing. When you plan to do something that your soul agrees with, things will go much more smoothly than they would if your soul disagreed. If your conscious mind, your subconscious mind, and your soul are all in agreement, then your decision will be blessed — smooth, peaceful, happy, and successful — whether it involves your business, your relationships, your spiritual journey, or your healing journey. If you make a decision that your soul disagrees with, many blockages will occur. Things will not be smooth, peaceful, or successful. Your soul creates these problems for you because it is not happy.
The soul is the boss!
With love and blessing,