Youtube: A Personal Matter
The question was raised about whether we will always retain our personality, even after we step from the body. NDE research indicates overwhelmingly that we retain our sense of personal identity, and that we recognize others who have gone before us. However, those who have had an NDE are often profoundly affected in the sense that they identify more with the reality of the soul. People who are close to them see a distinct, often drastic change in their personality.
In my book, Native Soul, I state that the personality “… is actually an important function of the soul. It allows you to personalize and communicate at the material level the universal energy that rises from your depths.”
Unfortunately, much emphasis is placed on developing the winning personality that will help move us up the ladder in life. It is when we identify more with the personality than we do the soul that we run aground in the shallows of earth life.
“For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life?” Matthew 16:26
We are told that no two snowflakes are alike. Every daisy in a field of thousands has distinguishing features. You know that your pets have individual personalities. When we speak of spiritual oneness, God as the one source of all, we are not to think that all souls are destined to merge into indistinguishable, universal energy. Individualization is God’s method of expression.
You and I do this also. We have a mind capable of individualizing as ideas that become the manifestations we see on our human scene, from car to computer, to the meal we will prepare this evening. The function of the personality is to bring universal Mind into individual expression. Our journey home is truly a process of bringing our personality into alignment with what is true of the soul.