Your Soul is Made Up of Five Different Parts
Jewish esoteric thought, or Kabbalah, teaches that each person’s soul is made up of five different parts. Two of these parts are kind of kept tucked away in the Heavenly realms, which means that while they are still attached to you, and can still influence you spiritually, it’s a one-way street: your bad actions and behavior can’t tarnish or damage these bits of your soul. So really, you’re down here to work on the other three parts of your soul. Level 1 Soul is called the nefesh, or animal soul. You get this level as soon as you’re born, and it’s the soul that’s responsible for what’s often described as the life force or will to live. Level 2 Soul is called the ruach, or spirit. This is the soul that’s associated with your emotions and feelings. Level 3 Soul Is called the neshama, or Divine soul. This soul is the bit of you that only wants to do good, that only wants to stay close to God, that only wants world peace, good relationships with everyone, and an end to suffering and starvation in the world. It’s usually associated with your intellect, or mind.