Since the writing of a recent letter to You my head is still swimming with theological speculations – this time about the source and destiny of our spirits.
Could it not be that the Trinitarian personage of the Holy Spirit is the soul within us? If we seek and accept God in our lives, do we not participate in the formation of God’s Spirit in the world? If we characterize the Holy Spirit as the personage of God generated by the love between the Father and You, cannot, by extension, the Holy Spirit be the soul within us generated by the love of God for us and us for Him?
We speak mystically of being members of the body of Christ and this concept is accepted and promulgated as a metaphor for the church. Our bodies form that body. Yet, again, metaphorically, our body itself is considered a church, a temple of our essential spirit – the Spirit of God in us. Thus the Spirit of God – the Holy Spirit – is the elemental source and conduit of the soul within us. Furthermore, it is that aspect of God by which we fulfill our destiny, our union with Him, in the way that union is formed between Him and You. Our spirits are formed by that Spirit. In fact, may they not be, in a kind of pantheistic sense, a member of that Spirit as our bodies are members, mystically, of Yours?
Whether our souls are unique to our bodies or have transmigrated through other bodies striving to perfect themselves, they are each inner manifestations of the love and union between the Father and You. This is what we call the Holy Spirit and what, I think, is our soul – the tongue of God’s fire within us.
The pervasiveness of God the Holy Spirit, His love, His touch, His whisper from within leads me to speculate that these activities of His in our daily lives are evidences of the essence of the soul within us. There are eastern religions that hold a belief that our spirits are a part (though separate) of the supreme spirit. This does not validate my speculations but it does support them. In any case, my speculations do draw me closer to You, not more distant.