DID. MPD. The Souls Within.
When the mental health community decided to merge MPD (multiple personality diagnosis) and BPD (Borderline Personality Diagnosis) within the DID (dissociative identity disorder) definition, they did themselves and others a great disservice. But never mind. This isn’t about that thing.
This is about the Souls Within.
We’ve come to look at ourselves as exactly that: Souls Within. After all, we’re a ‘spiritual being’ living in a human lifetime (thanks, MFF for supplying that: exactly the right phrase) – so why not ‘many more’? After all, it seems that way. Each ‘part’ of me has its own personality, emotions, outlooks, perspectives, perceptions – even their own concepts of ‘religious fact’ – not to mention our spiritual components – the Core, an angel (our own), Satan, and his friend “The Beast” – all of which we’ve come to love – and who are loving us. There’s some others on the side, but that’s not important. What IS important is that to us (me, them, whatever) – they are all “souls”, and we try to treat them (us) that way. With love and kindness, sympathy and understanding – just like you’d do anybody, especially the ones who have been hurt in time somewhere.
And sometimes – excuse the pun! – I think I’m not alone. There are ‘others’ out there – MPD (DID) friends – and who doesn’t “argue within themselves” upon occasion? Everyone talks to themselves some of the time . . . just ‘who’ is it you are talking to, anyway? Yourself? Or someone else inside you? One of your own ‘souls’ within? Do they whisper to you? Tempt you into doing something? Are there ‘sides’ to yourself . . . one part ‘wanting’ to do something great? – while another ‘part’ sits at home watching TV . . . arguing with ‘himself/herself’ . . .?
So who’s to say what goes on in the human mind – or soul? (And who’s to say there IS a soul? I do: based upon science – the emerging theories of alternative and parallel universes, the fact that scientists say that we simply can’t “see” 94% or more of everything – quantum physics, string theory – those kinds of things. Evidence supports the conclusion of the possibility of occasional ‘interferences’ (which may explain some of the paranormal activity people have been complaining about for so long) – and the fact that we humans – and life itself – often have ‘felt’ we have souls. Personally, I think that there is something very special about a living being, whether it be a single cell or a huge galaxy wide amoeba like being – that ‘life’, in and of itself, creates a very special circumstance which ‘calls’ to nature (so to speak) – ‘arranging’ in some way those quantum physics – perhaps even giving way to dark matter and dark energy at some other end of the spectrum – in which “life” as we know it is giving rise to another kind of being . . . who knows? Call this being ‘god’, call it what you want to – but you are a ‘living part of it’ – whatever ‘it’ may be.
Or not. Believe what you want. It’s not up for me to decide.
But in my case I’m (we’re!) a lot happier considering ourselves souls within – trapped within this human body but for a short time – and yeah, there’s a ‘lot’ of us, because we can make more all the time . . . with a bit of strain and effort . . .
And that’s our point. We believe that human kind is in the business of making souls within . . . so that one day there can be more souls ‘without’ – meaning populating somewhere else in this universe (or one of the many theorists say may just be laying around . . . right around the corner of that next atom, or embedded in your big toe – just like OURS might be in some way – a mote ‘caught’ in God’s eye . . .).
And that’s why there are so many of us – and why YOU are arguing with yourself, wondering if this may be true . . .
We watched a show last night which tends to support our argument. It was on the Discovery Channel, part of their ‘new’ series “Curiosity“, featuring Morgan Freeman (an actor we ALL love, like, respect and admire and would love to just meet and see what he’s really like one day.) This particular show was (to my surprise!) “Parallel Universes – Are They Real?” – a fairly “out there’ topic for most of the human audience.
And before you go all knee-jerk reaction on me and reject the data and my ‘theory’ – READ. LEARN. Then come back and reject my data if you can. Fact is, my (and our) ‘Theory of Souls” isn’t any more ‘out there’ than the theories presented in that show – or in conventional theories of dark matter and quantum physics. In truth, souls may exist – and they may exist in us – as a ‘part’ or parcel from some other alternate ‘universe’ . . . inhabiting this piece of matter for a bit of time . . . and then moving on to something else – ‘someone’ else – something, somewhere – we may even not be ‘here’, but just occupying a bit of space while our ‘body’ (whatever and wherever THAT may be) . . . moves on.
It gets a little bit twisty if you think about it for too long – so don’t. You might twist your brains in a knot thinking about it . . . or else you’ll see that something ‘else’ is coming down your road . . . you never know when it might be your own time to ‘move on’. (wry – and fatalistic smile there, by the way my folks ….)
But in OUR case this appears or could be the situation:
We are a being with ‘many souls’ within … how they got there doesn’t make any difference. The ‘trick’ to it is getting along . . . where one is many and many are one, ‘someone’ has to make the decisions . . . only in this case it’s a “lot” of us . . . and I’m suspecting the same is true for YOU, too – be you monomind or not. That each of us possesses within them the ability to make more souls . . . “people” within – whether they be based upon someone you know or love – or just on a ‘highly active imagination’ (the prerequisite for a sorely abused child to ‘create’ new living souls within him . . . in order to just get along) . . . I’ve seen this sort of thing in myself and in others . . .
The mother who says she can sometimes feel her departed child looking on . . .
My wife, who says she feels her father’s presence when she’s at his grave (his ‘soul’ in her . . . a part of ‘her’ that’s spun off and ‘made’ another soul . . .)
And we think people are capable of a lot of things – and that due to the laws of ‘infinity’ – an infinity of things can be going on . . .
right there in front of you . . .
You never know what’s in another person’s mind. For instance, in ‘mine’ (ours) there are a plethora of different universes . . . going back to that show again …. and who’s to say ‘we’ don’t share this body with a lot of things . . .
It just goes to show
You never know.
And you might have a lot of Souls Within.
Cultivate them. Love them. Group hug. And show them the way . . . to greater light and happiness . . .
In the Universes beyond.