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August 23, 2009

My Soul Cape

Filed under: healing,Hestia — by thalia @ 7:50 am
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My soul cape…mmm…what would it be?   Would it be heavy as earth with the accumulation of so many life memories or light as air with memories that lift me and inspire me?  Perhaps flowing like water as one memory blends into another like a great majestic river?  Or the bursting warmth of fire from the emotions that range over time?  So many possible ways of looking at it.

And I realize that I don’t look as if I wear a soul cape at all, or any other kind of cape.  I look like any other overweight middle-aged or crone woman with a variety of ailments: increasing knee problems, a quick-to-ache back whether from gardening or walking, a lack of energy to build houses or run with grandchildren, a person who would prefer to be at home reading or writing while looking out window at garden and tomatoes growing as clouds drift by.  A quick glance will not reveal anything of interest to anyone passing by.   A longer observation, particularly at a hospice talk or training or an engaging in-depth conversation, will reveal an intense passion for and about hospice and any of its related topics including its benefits, philosophy and services, as well as passion in processing one’s growth and spiritual transformation, and of delighting in the differences as we all travel, together yet apart.

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Then I realize that I carry my soul cape around with me at all times, aware of it even as I am aware of the soul capes of others.  It is my aura and the auras of others that shows how much of us is heavy and dragged down, or is flowing smoothly, vibrant and alive, free floating, ascending and transforming.  Our auras tell the real story of who we are and where we are.   Our actions, thoughts, and emotions change the story our auras tell, from moment to moment.  Each action, thought and emotion is the down-payment for our overall soul cape.  Things happen to us, but our attitude about those things creates our soul cape.  On-going and ever-changing but overall – beautiful – each and every one!

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 What soul cape are we creating today?



  1. The aura as soul cape…what an interesting idea. I agree it’s not in the way we look physically but is some essence we emanate. You’ve really got me thinking now.

    Comment by almurta — August 23, 2009 @ 3:14 pm |Reply

  2. Namaste Sister, Namaste! How insightful of you.


    Comment by gwenguin1 — August 23, 2009 @ 6:37 pm |Reply

  3. Cool concept! I think my soul cape is a tapestry of memories, some woven in silk, some in rough burlap…

    Comment by kvwordsmith — August 24, 2009 @ 8:58 am |Reply

  4. Oh I do like the thought of aura as soul cape – it makes absolute sense to me – as Gwen says: Namaste!

    Comment by Jill — August 24, 2009 @ 9:02 am |Reply

  5. This is absolutely beautiful. I will have to contemplate my soul cape and visualize what it looks like – maybe tattered and torn with lots of band-aids holding it together…for now.

    Comment by Sarah Joyce Bryant — August 24, 2009 @ 10:33 am |Reply

  6. I do truly like the concept of soulscape I like this website so you will be seeing my name a lot Thank you Gwen for invitinb me to share this website Right now my soul is in a down hill slide and I am hoping it comes back up Chrys

    Comment by Chrys Hudzik — August 25, 2009 @ 5:24 am |Reply

  7. I love the concept. I love the colours.


    Comment by woodnymph — August 25, 2009 @ 8:07 am |Reply

  8. I do so love the idea as the soul cape is your aura…it seems like such a perfect thing…your pictures compliment your words so well too..

    Comment by Raven — August 30, 2009 @ 7:35 pm |Reply

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