My concept of the soul is represented by the triangle. This idea comes from the supernal sephiroth of the tree of life. The three, which form a triangle, represent the Greater Neschemah or the Immortal Soul. Secondarily, it also represents the manifestation triangle often used in evocatory magick. That is a bit of a stretch as that is usually want we used to control unruly forces but it still fits in my work.
It is not the soul that is unruly but the lower levels of the soul, the Ruach (personality), automatic personality, the Nephesch (animal instincts) and the G’uph (physical body). The triangle of the soul contains these forces when we let it.
Yet, we can do things that outside of are soul nature. The soul nature functions like an electronic dog barrier. We all wear an emotional collar so to speak. When we cross outside of our soul’s boundaries we experience pain. Like physical pain, emotional or spiritual pain tells us when we are out of place.
For instance, I had a horrible thing happen in my first group that was very painful. Not only that but that group punished me for that incident without telling me why. My personality is such that I have to know why. So, I begged and pleaded for answers. The response was silence. This turned into a pathological problem. Even had they been 100% right, the need to know why and trying foster a relationship with the various players, was quite painful. In large part the pain was because my methodology sucked but on the other hand fostering a relationship with people that have no obvious problem doing that kind of damage is not very smart. Certainly, if they felt an error was made, they would have said so, made an apology and even tried to resolve the interpersonal issues created. None of that happened. I tried anyway.
Now the soul has bigger plans than this but within this situation it looked like this:
When I stepped out of the boundaries of the soul triangle, pain resulted. One suffers in the wilderness.
Recently, I learned facts about that incident, as the result of the Manifestation Meditation, which cleared up the last questions. These factual things indicate some social mistakes I made at the time but demonstrated the less than healthy behaviors on the part of the others. These behaviors range from the sociopathic to those that are simply of the Nephesch. Private admissions of these actions cannot be made. I do find it quite sad that the unenlightened one, myself, can admit my errors and the illuminated cannot.
As a result of these last pieces of information, which have been trickling in for some time now, I have learned the name of some of my soul boundaries as they related to teachers, friends and other relationships. That looks like this:
But what you say, this is psychology, not spirituality. I respectfully disagree. Religion teaches us the rules for living. Psychology teaches us why we can’t live up to the rules. Spirituality realigns the soul so that religion and psychology are not necessary. The spiritual person simply Is.