QUESTION: Masters, firstly, I want to say hello and start to understand the role of an ascended master and their energy. What is difference between a spirit and a soul? I always understood soul is the blueprint of the individual and spirit was a western word for soul. In the east the people associate the person as soul when he or she transitions from the physical. ~Kris, Canada
ANSWER: Terminology constantly gets in the way of understanding. Be flexible and just see how things feel to you. The term “soul” has been given to those pieces of Source that were broken off and given an independent opportunity to come to Earth and learn about the opposite of Source’s perfection. Like Source, souls are eternal, never ceasing to exist. The soul is the essence that animates the human body for it to have physical experiences.
For most spiritual people, “spirit” has come to mean the soul when it is not having a physical experience but is at Home in the unconditional love energy of the universe. Since a soul never completely inhabits the human body – some of it remains at Home or travels around deciding what to do next – the part not attached to the body is also called the spirit by some. There is no absolute, right or wrong, way to use the terms.
Ascended Masters are souls who have left the physical plane after completing a series of lives where they learned everything that is possible about a certain human characteristic. Ascended souls may have mastered abuse situations both as abuser and abused; addictions, whether mental, emotional, or physical such as to chemical substances; control issues, both controlling and being controlled; or learning all about love – romantic, emotional, self-, and unconditional.
The energy of the Masters is unconditionally loving, with no touch whatsoever of ego or judgment. Their observations are purely evaluative, to assist others in gaining the wisdom they possess. In the scheme of things, they are not considered to be any better or less than any other soul; they have just attained a wisdom that allows them to see all sides of any lesson.