How to Tune Into and Nurture the Soul for True Happiness

How to Nurture Your Soul for True Happiness“You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.” ~ Walter M. Miller Jr.

With the Holy Month of Ramadhan fast approaching, I can’t help but make my heart and mind look deep within. Soul deep.

Although we know that God and the Universe are always at work providing us exactly what we each truly need, the coming of Ramadhan is meant to make those Super Abundant Gates open wider. That makes me re-evaluate a lot of decisions I have made and am going to make over the next year.

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.  ~Anne Sexton

My life is challenging me to take a bigger leap. Many times I feel like I am flying blind with an invisible co-pilot. Do you feel this too?

Often times, the soul calls to us in the midst of a crises. When pieces of your heart are all over the floor there’s a quickening that seems to come from the beyond.

In those moments it’s difficult to pull our attention away from the hurt, fear or disappointment. Our mind searches for how to clean up the mess – not what is the greater learning. The heart feels raw – not ready to expand. You might be experiencing a soul call! As I am right about now 🙂

“Aha,” says the heart. “I’ve been waiting for this. But there’s static on the line.” Learning how to shift frequencies and tune in to the soul channels requires us to get quiet, get present and get out of the way.

How to Tune Into and Nurture the Soul for True Happiness

“Oh soul,
you worry too much.
You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul.” ~ Rumi

In the past few weeks as The Holy Month of Ramadhan approaches, I could feel my soul calling out to me. There was a feeling of utter necessity in that call from my soul and I just had to answer.

So here is what I did to Tune into my soul’s call and nurture it:

  • I Got Quiet –

Soul speaks through stillness. Finding a quiet time to go within, silence the monkey mind through breathing or chanting allows the body to settle and relax. Then we hear the deep stirrings of the sound that quickens the heart.

Soul listening is tuning in. When we dial in the frequency a profound peace and well-being floods our body. Operating from an inner place of peace, rather than fear or anxiety, permeates the space in which we move and have our being.

Soul time is expansive, not hurried or driven. A patient of mine remarked the other day, “I always thought my stress came from having too much to do and an inability to say ‘no’. Now I realize that if I continually see with my soul eye’s there’s plenty of time. I am content. There’s not a lot of wasted energy and time spent in worry, or anxiety about doing it right. AND I get so much more done.”

  • I Got Present –

Turning inside away from the world and its distractions feels foreign to your reactive human nature. “Won’t life be boring?” your head asks. Soul’s agenda is learning, growth, expansion and revelation. Regrets about the past or worrying about the future takes energy and focus away from what is here – now.

All “channels” to and from the divine must be cleared of obstructions. A channel can be anything that serves to receive inspiring thoughts, intuitive hunches, body sensations, heart openings or light “Pay Attention” taps on the shoulder. The most common distortions are caused by old beliefs about our ‘story’. Because the human nature’s job is to maintain the status quo of ‘what has come before’ it can kick up quite a bit of doubt and confusion. Compassion, acceptance, loving and patience (all attributes of the soul) equip the cocreator when old conditioning reminds you of past mistakes, the cost of not being right or in control, and fear of failure.

  • I Got Out of the Way –

Messages from the Soul provide direction and reassurance. Many times the message is to do nothing. Asking for and living the highest good reminds me that spirit’s timing can test the best of intentions to stay patient. Getting limiting actions, beliefs and fears out of the way brings in new discoveries about the nature of God.

1. The highest good teaches me about God. It’s like saying, “God, this is yours. I don’t’ have any idea what needs to happen here really. I know what I would like, but I don’t see the bigger picture. You do. So I’m letting and allowing you to show me the revelation so I can grow in my understanding of you.”

2. The highest good invites me to stay neutral and impersonal. As a Spiritual Counselor I can let go of a desired outcome saying, “I wonder how God is going to work this one out?” or “OK God, do your stuff. I am looking forward to seeing the highest good in this situation.”

Imagine a world in which relationships are woven of heavens instead of hells? Imagine a planet of people so committed to inner growth and expansiveness that no one would be allowed to go hungry or homeless? Impossible, you say? Idealistic? To the soul, who lives in limitlessness and knows your magnificence, the answers to these dilemmas are already present. Ask today to see with those eyes and respond to the call. All will be blissful and blessed.

As I asked all through last month, I got answers, I got clarity, I “got” life. I often thought, enlightenment was meant for saints who leave the world and go into wilderness to achieve it. But this past month clarified one thing for me- Enlightenment is within, no matter what your geographical location or life situation. We need not go for retreats to listen to the call of our soul….all we need to do is live from the heart and operate intuitively. I bare witness….enlightenment, bliss, God….its all achievable right here in life. The best part, I lived my life normally in the worldly sense, but I operated from the heart which led me to answer the call of my soul. Happiness then is not an end result, merely a trusted companion.

In lieu of the recent Aha moments and personal revelations, there will be a lot of NEW on New layers to nurture your soul and mine so that we may grow together hand in hand. Stay tuned for that 🙂 I am super excited to share it all with you.

What are your thoughts on this topic? When was the last time your soul called out for attention? How do you give your soul attention? How do you answer the call of Your soul and nurture it? Share your thoughts in the comments below. I would love to learn from your experiences too.

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Zeenat Merchant SyalWith Immense Love & Gratitude,
Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor
Motivational Speaker/Naturopath
Holistic Healer/Writer


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18 thoughts on “How to Tune Into and Nurture the Soul for True Happiness

  1. Wonderful post Zeenat, This sentence beautifully sums up the post and path that I’m on too. ” Learning how to shift frequencies and tune in to the soul channels requires us to get quiet, get present and get out of the way.”.It seems as though this post came from a deeper, more peaceful place. I’m looking forward to the new discoveries you’ll be sharing with us. Blessings, Brad

    1. Hi Brad,
      You are right…this post came from a very personal space where there used to be upheaval, but now there is calm. Feels good too 🙂
      I’m so happy you are here to share in this inward move with me.
      Thank you for your lovely words here.
      Much Love~

  2. When I saw that Ramadhan is coming, I immediately thought of you! I admire the way you engage in this holy period by going within. What a perfect post to celebrate its arrival. Thank you for this sage advice. I especially appreciate the reminder that soul time is expansive not hurried.

  3. reflectingalife

    Another beautiful, poetic article Zeenat. You write straight from the heart, I know this, because I can feel it in mine.

    “We need not go for retreats to listen to the call of our soul….all we need to do is live from the heart and operate intuitively.” A big yes to this…everything that we need is already here, within, if, as you say, we’d just be quiet and listen.


    1. Oh Elle! I feel your heart too…your writing inspires me.
      What I love about you is that you are all HEART. I just know that when we can all operate from a heart space, things become effortless and the soul just shines through.
      So love your comment here.
      Much Love~

  4. Wow Zeenat,
    We are in sync I am right at that point now where I just wrote that i needed to be quiet and go within for the answers. I come here and you have written this . As Ellie says it touched my heart and July is going to be my month for asking to get that clarity
    Suzie xxoo

  5. Dear Zeenat,
    I send you my love and my heartfelt thanks for the gracious and beautiful ways you share to tune into the source of all positivity year round.

    I understand Ramadan to be a month of of prayer, fasting, self-accountability and charitable-giving. I recognize we live noisy lives and have noisy minds. Solitude is a human need and to deny it is unhealthy for both mind and body. Disconnecting from our attachments to food and drink, sex and technology to enter the stillness to meditate, pray, chant is vital for re-energizing and spiritual growth.

    Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. — Eckhart Tolle

    May every year find you in good health.

    1. TiTi darling,
      You are SO right! We are surrounded by noise…and not usually of the good kind. This coming month is going to be my time to calm down and look within. So many internal changes are calling for my attention.
      Love that quote by Eckhart Tolle! Thank you for sharing it here.
      Lots of love to you always~

  6. emmaculate mbewe

    am new to this. I realy hav a problem with staying happy o the tym. Sometymz i usd to blv that staying in a relationship wld make me happy bt it did nom. Wit u zee i blv i cn luk at lyf in onothe angle

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