Where is the soul? In the heart? In the head? In the fingers? Where?
The soul has 5 levels of consciousness:
1. NEFESH: Connected to the body engine system.
2. RUACH: Connected to our emotions.
3. NESHAMA: Connected to our intellectual attributes: wisdom, understanding, knowledge.
4. JAYA: Connected to our willpower and faith.
5. YECHIDA: The innermost level where the essence of the soul is revealed.
Man is created with four elements: fire, air, water, earth… but this creation is corporeal: bones, flesh, organs… Still missing something that activates the whole nervous and psychological system…
This is the vital force… The spirit… Is the force called NEFESH … that is put into our blood (over 87 grams) to awaken a living being who can speak, move…
In fact, genetics found that combination of fire, air and water in the sperm… This is how everything is set to flow… but … these elements are combined with one more: earth… and this is how a human being is formed. This element is found in the woman’s ovum.
When the male sperm and the female ovum join, the NEFESH wakes up to form the fetus. Then the embryo is taken care of, 87 grams of blood are reached and NEFESH binds more and more to form the creature.
This NEFESH, like the body, has organs and spiritual veins that bind to its corresponding physical part. This transmits energy throughout the body.
That’s how the soul flows, but like everything else, it requires a specific base. For example, the base of NEFESH is the liver, for the RUACH, and for the brain, the NESHAMA. (The other two levels: JAYA and YECHIDA are out of this world. They are very high).
The soul is very special… A disconnection from the body allows us to experience feelings… from distant events to future events… The soul understands the spiritual world… the essence… but restrictions appear when it meets the body… It’s limited…
For example, the NESHAMA is the spiritual soul, that activates the body. If the level of the NESHAMA reaches the body to join the RUACH and NEFESH, it causes a person to rise and appreciate the secrets of the Universe. “And He breathed into his nostrils one NESHAMA of life and man became a living NEFESH” (Genesis 2: 7).
But there are still two higher levels: the one with ADAM after the fall. This level is JAYA. A level of understanding of the Creator and Creation. It is a very spiritual covering. Kabbalists call it “enveloping light”… And the last one is YECHIDA… who reaches this merit, may have a similar light of Adam before the fall. It is the purest. People arriving there, never die.