How Your Soul Experiences Taste
This article is part of the Are You Coming to Your Senses? series.
Welcome to the third installment of our five-part series on how your soul perceives your physical senses. We have previously discussed the senses of sight and sound, and in this article we explore the sense of taste that resides within your human embodiment.
Taste is so important to us that we have come to sensationalize the eating experience. There are currently numerous cooking shows and competitions where contestants compete for who can prepare the best meal. Someone then passes judgment on what is the best food based solely on personal taste preference.
Source Has No Limit
Think of all the spices and food additives that have been created for the enjoyment of the human experience. Isn’t it interesting how people can react so differently to the same spice, or have such opposing reactions to the same food? Even people sharing the same meal at a table together can have entirely different taste reactions. Humans also have completely different reactions when biting into, swallowing, or ingesting the same foods as others. This could be due to food allergies, how the food is grown, and what chemicals or fertilizers were used in production. In short, there are endless variables when it comes to taste.
We declare that no two humans taste anything exactly the same! How something tastes is based solely upon YOUR taste buds, circulatory, and sensory systems — not anyone else’s. And no two people are the same.
From a spiritual (soul’s) perspective, why would Source need to taste something the same way every time? That would mean that Source would have a limitation to it, and Source has no limit.
The Soul’s Perspective on Taste
Let’s talk about the Soul’s perspective on taste. There is taste from within! Have you ever had a stressful or traumatic experience and gotten a sour taste in your mouth? Or perhaps a metallic taste in the back of your throat? What is that? If there is no food or something physical that you are ingesting in that moment, what is it that you are tasting?
It’s a taste sensation that is in alignment with an emotion. That is your soul’s inner taste experience! Yet humans are constantly explaining it away as a bad meal they ate earlier in the day, or some food that didn’t sit well in their stomach.
Physical taste is in alignment with the contact of your tongue and taste buds with a substance. The physical response to something is in reference to whether you thought what was being tasted was sweet, sour, salty, savory or bitter, or pleasant or unpleasant to you.
Emotional Experience First
Your inner soul’s taste works differently. It is ignited by the emotional experience first. This emotion can actually cause you to taste something in your mouth. Think of the phrase “the sweet taste of success.” What does success or joy taste like? It must taste sweet because so many humans have made that declaration.
What about the traumatic experiences that so many of you go through when you experience dry mouth or a sour taste? What is that? It is when your soul is having a traumatic soul sensation! A traumatic soul taste sensation based upon your emotions being stirred.
Physical vs Soul Taste
How can you tell when you’re experiencing a taste whether it’s physical or your soul’s taste sensation? Is your tongue touching something physical, which then allows an emotional response? Then that is taste based upon the physical. If you are getting the emotion first, and then a type of sensation through your embodiment or your taste sensory system, that is your soul connection!
You are the master of your physical embodiment and the energy flow in your physical body. You have the ability to experience your soul’s sensation through your senses.
As you refine your awareness process and your awareness state is heightened, you will more readily experience being in alignment with your soul through any or all of your senses.
When you are working on aligning with your soul and you’re practicing the art of conjuring the emotion of your soul, you can be experiencing this through sight, sound, and even the tasting of your emotions.
Did you realize your emotions had a taste to them? We hope that with this new awareness you will start experiencing taste from your soul’s perspective.
Soul Retrieval on Gaia
Just like the traumatic experiences Brad mentions above that can give you a bad taste, trauma also can fragment your soul. The good news? You can reclaim your power and once again become the master of your soul. Get started with Jill Kuykendall on Soul Retrieval on Talks with Regina Meredith.
The Norse Gods: Behold the Light
From the time I was young, I was fascinated with mythology. Any and all cultures caught my attention, but especially Norse mythology. The more I studied Norse mythology, the more amazed I was at its depth and profound philosophies. They had a rich and dynamic pantheon, one featuring gods and goddesses powerful and eager to live their lives to the fullest. Stories of the Aesir, the race of gods and the Jotun, or Frost Giants, filled my imagination. There’s a sense of reality to these tales, a cold wind that reflects the truth of the human condition.
What follows is by no means a complete list of the Norse gods, but these are some of the most fascinating to me.
Odin: The Wise
The ruler of the Aesir was Odin. Odin was unlike most kings of other pantheons. His thirst for knowledge and his willingness to sacrifice anything for that goal made him unique. He gave one of his eyes in return for wisdom. A one-eyed god is an interesting theme and is also used in the story of Thoth. Thoth sacrificed his eye for Horus and was rewarded with great gifts of knowledge and invented writing. Such was the case with Odin, and his search for the truth never ended.
My take on Odin is that his unquenchable thirst for knowledge was a symbol of the fact that at one time, oral tradition was the only way of passing along information from one generation to another.
Odin became despondent with the fact that there was no way to pass along history in a reliable manner. Mankind had to start over with every generation, keeping humans from moving forward, losing what generations before had accomplished. We are nothing more than an accumulation of our knowledge and everything that evolves in the present is dependent upon the lessons of the past, but to what avail if the past is lost.
His depression became anguish and Odin decided to sacrifice himself upon Yggdrasil, the tree of the cosmos. This remarkable myth culminates with Odin hanging himself upside down over the well of Urd, one of the Norns, they being knowers of the past, present, and future. He then caused himself to be pierced with a spear, and for nine days and nights, he hung in agony. By his order, no water was to be given and no food offered.
At the end of his long ordeal and with death approaching, he saw a gleaming within the water below him. He reached down, grasped the shining objects, and pulled them out with a mighty roar. These were the runes, the alphabet that would allow the sharing of history, thoughts, laws, and more importantly, the tales that made the Norsewhat they were. Being a god, he recovered, but his sacrifice is a model for mortals to never stop learning, or seeking the truth.
Odin rode an 8-legged horse named Sleipnir, an animal mount typical for a shaman, due to its having 8 legs. He wielded his famous spear, Gungnir, that never missed its mark. He was accompanied by two wolves, but also Hugin and Munin, ravens who were able to bring him any knowledge he needed from anyplace in the cosmos. The raven’s names mean thought and memory. Within these names resides one of the great truths of understanding metaphysics, a hint for all those with an unquenchable need to learn.
Odin often wandered amongst mortals to learn of their lot in life, bearded, wearing a broad brimmed hat pulled low over his eyes, and a wearing a cloak.
As any traveler could be a god in disguise, it was considered a good idea to treat everyone hospitably and to open one’s home to strangers. How interesting that the idea of kindness to strangers would be so ingrained in such a fiercely martial culture.