Part of the Global Ascension series

Explainer: The Soul, Oversoul, Soul Family, Soulmate, & Soul Contracts

[Updated July 2, 2022] Understanding the soul from contemporary spiritualist perspectives.

Alan Lew
New Earth Consciousness
40 min readJan 17, 2021
by Giancarlo Foto4U

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[1] Definitions
— [1.1] Limits of Human Words & Concepts
[2] Duality & the First Soul
[3] The Universal Glue

— [3.1] Soul Families, Soul Collectives & Parallel Souls; — [3.2] The 12 Aspects; — [3.3] Old Souls
[4] The Oversoul & The Higher Self
—[4.1] Dreams; — [4.2] Oversoul “Life Review”; — [4.3] Multiple Soul Families & Oversouls; — [4.4] Universal Mind or “Superconsciousness
[5] Soul Contracts & Agreements
— [5.1] Soul Cooperation & Goals; — [5.2] Free Will; — [5.3] Soulmates & Twin Flames
[6] Dark Night of the Soul
— [6.1] Soul Retrieval
[7] Aligning the Ego & Soul for Instant Manifestations

[1] Definitions

THE “SOUL” is a concept that is present in most of the world’s religions, though it does not have a precise, universal definition and understanding. Many agree that it is a non-physical form that enters the body at around conception or birth, and leaves the body at death.

A New Age (probably Hindu) definition that I like is: Your soul is your unique thread of consciousness. Your soul (or individual soul) is one of many unique threads of consciousness, all of which are directly connected to the Universal Soul of all consciousness.

The Body is the Living Soul

Seth (as channeled by Jane Roberts) often described the close relationship between our body and our soul.

“There is no difference between the energy that shapes your ideas and the energy that grows a flower or that heals your finger if you burn it. The soul does not exist apart from nature. It is not thrust into nature. Nature is…



Alan Lew
New Earth Consciousness

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