…how doing so (living as a Soul) pertains to having things like health insurance, anything over the legal minimum on one’s car insurance, or saving for retirement.
My thoughts below the break (huh?).
Much of learning to live as a Soul—the shift from Mortal to Soul—revolves around dealing with fear.
I’ve often said that when you live as a Soul, almost all your fears vanish. This is because when you recognize that you live forever, the fear of death dramatically fades—and along with it, almost all other mortal fears.
But it is important not to practice this back-asswards: Don’t try to lose (or even face) your fears in order to live as a Soul—live as a Soul and notice that your fears gently fade.
The practice is simple:
- Research the Soul
- Use your response to fear to judge your progress and strength of belief
Now for Glenn’s questions.
From a Mortal perspective, these issues all revolve around a potential threat (fear): “What if I get sick? What if I’m in a car accident? What if I don’t have enough money to survive retirement?”
The fearful Mortal mind screams, “You are going to get sick! You are going to get in an accident! You are going to die destitute and homeless!”
All these situations might very well happen. (Cut to your Mortal-self, crouched in a corner clutching its knees, quivering in fear.)
Now if you lived as a Soul, your decisions on these matters wouldn’t be centered around fear but on practicality. Yes, all these “threats” may come true (No quivering!), but what are your options, and what makes sense to you right now?
Since all Glenn’s questions revolved around money versus risk, the “Soul-centric” solution is simple: Do I have enough money right now to justify spending it on covering my ass?
If your funds are sufficient, by all means protect the quality of your life and cover your butt (shit happens). But if your cash supply is short, then obviously it is best used elsewhere.
As a Soul, your decisions—whether financial, personal, emotional, or professional—will not be based on fear, but on practicality, rationality, quality of life, and your Soul’s ultimate purpose (transcending the barriers between you and Her).
I’m not saying face your fear and push through it—that isn’t living as a Soul but as a Mortal trying to live as a Soul. I’m saying if you feel mental fear (not instinctual fear), then you’re simply not living as a Soul—your “faith” isn’t strong enough yet.
If mental fears are still influencing your life and decisions, then hit the books, do your research and practice, practice, practice.