I want to live where soul meets body, And let the sun wrap its arms around me, And bathe my skin in water cool and cleansing,And feel, feel what its like to be new – Death Cab for Cutie
When I heard the first line of the Death Cab for Cutie’s song, “Soul Meets Body”, it stopped me in my tracks. “I want to live where soul meets body.” They were singing about something that I longed for. Funny thing is that at the time, I didn’t exactly know I longed for it. But when I heard the song, something stirred in me saying – Yes! That is what I want…. I want to live where soul meets body.
Maybe this is one reason I love dreams so much. For me, dreams are like the intersection of soul and body. It still feels like a miracle to me when “stronger than life” feelings come up in dreams. Often there is a kind of left over electrical energy that lingers after I wake up. The more I pay attention to dreams and listen to them, the more this kind of dream energy permeates my body and seeps into my waking life. It seems like dreams open up a mysterious kind of channel that tunes into the world where our soul lives.
But sometimes we get cut off from this soul connection and something else takes over. We have a reaction about something somebody says or does. We get triggered by something we witness. We get filled with worry about a loved one. Sometimes we get blindsided by a flood of reactive anger or anxiety that runs through our veins and we have no idea why. Other times, it seems that we have become nothing but a bottomless hollow shell.
It’s like an electrical circuit. At times the wires are connected, the current flows and soul meets body. And then – just like that… there is a gap causing a disconnection. I live with this back and forth – between connection and disconnection. It seems that the more strongly I feel connection, the more painful the disconnection. The “electrical wire” that links us to soul exists for all of us. Learning the ways it stays connected and also the ways it becomes disconnected can be part of our life journey if we choose. Dreams are an amazing resource that come to us each night to teach us how to reconnect and begin to live in this place where soul meets body.
Click HERE to listen to the song on youtube.