Clothing: Dressing the Soul

When the Soul creates a body, it manifests itself through the physical, emotional, mental, and energetic traits that are necessary for the lessons of that lifetime. As a personality grows through the various ages of its journey in the body, it expresses itself through making many different choices, including the types of clothing it prefers. This then sends a message, like an advertisement, about how we see ourselves, what we like, what we value, the kinds of activities that we engage in, etc. Also, clothing can demonstrate the characteristics of our personal fears, judgments and energy blocks. These can be readily seen in what we choose to wear, and how we choose to wear it.
  • Covering up too much (hiding);
  • Covering too little (competition, having something to prove, desire to seduce);
  • Overly meticulous and non-sexual (attempt to control desires);
  • Overly loose and unkempt (attempt to ignore social rules);
  • Overly bland (trying to “fit in”, to be like others, or desire not be noticed); 
  • Overly bright (trying to “stand out”, to be like no one else, over-forcing one’s uniqueness).
When the personality and the Soul are in alignment, one’s choice of clothing becomes an extension of the Soul’s expression, similar to the paint colors selected by an artist to paint a picture, where the tools of the artist perfectly enhance the message that is to be conveyed. Looking at why, and with what, we choose to cover our bodies is one more mode or facet of self-study. By viewing into this subject, to see how the colors, textures, materials and styles of our clothing choices, now, and throughout human history, has either used as an individuality-power asset or as a restriction. Clothes can be used to support the expression of Higher Self or to support the Ego and the Lower Self, thus it can be of great benefit to pay attention to the outfits that we put our bodies in! As we understand that the Soul grows the body and the personality grows the clothes, what we chose to cover our bodies with becomes a conscious study of Self, bringing us closer to fulfilling our Soul Contract. 

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