Arduinna, you sound like an Indigo person. :-) I am just learning about this myself but it makes a lot of sense.http://www.metagifted.org/topics/met...ultIndigo.html
A very high way of thinking indeed, beyond labels and such. Hindus (and many other paths) believe that we ARE the Divine inside. I was just having a discussion with dh about this last night and found a good explanation.
In this case Siva=the Divine by whatever name you give him/her/it. That's how I read it. This discussion is getting really deep! BTW I don't mean to dominate this thread- I'd love to hear from others too!!
Although I call myself a Hindu, it's because it fits with most of what I have always believed inside from a young age. In the end I stopped asking myself "What do Hindus believe about XYZ?" and started asking myself "What do *I* believe about XYZ?" That's where I was finally able to find God. Hinduism is the most organized spiritual path that fits who I am, and I am discover and affirm most of my beliefs with Hindu texts and practices. However I don't agree with all of what I read and that's okay. I can still be a Hindu. And you can still be whatever you want to call youself, if anything at all. It's okay if you don't have a name for your beliefs. The most important thing is to know what your beliefs are.
How Is Our Soul Identical with Siva?
The essence of our soul, which was never created, is immanent love and transcendent reality and is identical and eternally one with God Siva. At the core of our being, we already are That--perfect at this very moment. Aum.
At the core of the subtle soul body is Parashakti, or Satchidananda, immanent love; and at the core of that is Parashiva, transcendent reality. At this depth of our being there exists no separate identity or difference--all are One. Thus, deep within our soul we are identical with God now and forever. These two divine perfections are not aspects of the evolving soul, but the nucleus of the soul which does not change or evolve. From an absolute perspective, our soul is already in nondual union with God, but to be realized to be known. We are That. We do not become That. Deep within this physical body, with its turbulent emotions and getting-educated mind, is pure perfection identical to Siva's own perfections of Parashakti and Parashiva. In this sacred mystery we find the paradoxes of oneness and twoness, of being and becoming, of created and uncreated existence subtly delineated. Yea, in the depth of our being, we are as He is. The Vedas explain, "The one controller, the inner Self of all things, who makes His one form manifold, to the wise who perceive Him as abiding in the soul, to them is eternal bliss--to no others." Aum Namah Sivaya.