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.
Why Having an Altar Supports Your Emotional Well-Being
Having an altar adds beauty to your home and can bring immense benefit to your emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being. Your altar is an expression of your spirit, a place to go when you need healing or inspiration, and a sacred space to help you cultivate deep presence and daily ritual. There are no set rules for how your altar should look or feel. It can be very simple or more elaborate, as long as it feels beautiful and aligned for you personally.
Although how you build your altar is personal, there are some key things that can uplift and beautify the vibe as you set forth on a regular practice of soul-care for emotional well-being. Consider your altar as a symbol — how you show up and take care of it can become a compass for how you are showing up and caring for yourself. The more you tend to your altar, the more its healing and clarifying energy swells.
Covered in sweet smells, candle flames, and sacred enchantments, my altar feels like a little campfire. It’s a familiar warm space that lights up my spirit and allows me to settle into my body as I restore my mind.
It’s where I meditate, journal, and contemplate.
It’s where I go when I feel overwhelmed or emotional.
It’s my landing pad when I need guidance or want to gather my inner resources.
The more I connect to my altar space, the more comforting and magnetic it becomes. I’ve had some of my heaviest cries and deepest prayers at my altar. I’ve been met by some of my greatest ideas or moments of clarity here, and I’ve experienced incredible stillness where my nervous system was finally able to soften.
When I regularly infuse my altar with meditations, prayers, and rituals, it swells into a deeply calming yet energized space, which helps me feel more emotionally fit. But when I ignore my altar and let it collect dust for too long, this ‘charge’ dissipates.
Do you sense the metaphor here? For me, neglecting my altar is a pretty good sign that I’ve also been neglecting my self-care needs, whether it be meditating, journaling, or working with my oracle cards. This neglect eventually finds its way into the many layers of my emotional health, both how I feel on the inside and how it is expressed on the outside.
Why Have an Altar?
There is a ceaseless rise and fall to life that can be both beautiful and overwhelming depending on the day. With this pulsing fluctuation, it’s important to have something that consistently grounds us.
Our environment impacts our energy and perspective, which in turn drives our emotions. An altar can lift the vibration of our home, bringing an element of beauty, protection, and inspiration into our space. Having a well-loved sacred nook where we can recharge our spirit and dissipate mental static is key to centering ourselves, especially amongst the many evolutions, losses, triumphs, growing pains, and teachings that we are all bound to walk through during our lifetime.
Whatever your practice may look like, having a daily moment with your altar allows you to land back home in your body, where you can feel more emotional ease rather than mentally stuck.