The Power of the Soul During Times of Upheaval
~ Gwilda Wiyaka ~
During times of rapid shift and upheaval such as we are now experiencing, it is common to find oneself reeling. All the old rules are changing, and what we used to be able to count upon is no longer reliable.
The mind is well versed on taking past events and using them to plan future approaches. Now that we can no longer rely on the past to guide our future, we clearly need other resources.
While the mind has a shelf life, limited to this life’s experience, the soul is eternal. Can we use the human soul to help us while the mind cannot? What is the soul? How does it compare with spirit? What information does it have access to that the mind does not? How can we connect with soul and the gifts to be found there?
With us this hour to ponder these mysteries is Thomas Moore. Thomas published his classic, “Care of the Soul,” in 1992 and has since written twenty books on spirituality, sexuality, myth, religion and depth psychology. His books have been translated into thirty-two languages. He has taught religious studies and psychology and has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. He often speaks at C. G. Jung societies and has done special work consulting at major medical centers with the idea of bringing soul to medicine. He was a close friend and collaborator with James Hillman and published an anthology of Hillman’s work with extensive introductions and commentaries. He has often been on television and radio, most recently on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday.