simim23 Wrote:So, as an "energy being" do you find that you have a "core"?
Yes. There is a specific, timeless, unchanging, sort of energy that is my center. It's sort of like my original formless form, a single drop in a sea of consciousness.
Quote:Can you/do you/are energy beings capable of having a "soul"?
What would distinguish this "core energy" from the rest of your energy?
What would distinguish a "soul" from the rest of your energy?
To paraphrase Jim Butcher, angels are nothing but soul. So, yes. But I look at soul as being my entire energetic-self, so there are more bits added on than just my core energy. I was once told by one of my siblings that I could return to my original state, and union with the others, at any time, but I would have to abandon my 'construct.' Given that choice...er.....maybe later, much later. Of course the one doing the telling had his own construct, otherwise he wouldn't have been able to tell me.
So, the core is part of my soul, but not all of it. The core simply 'is,' it doesn't 'do.' I can pretty much bet that anything that has to do with form, or purpose, or a separate identity, or even a sense of time itself, is added on. In an angelic sense, the god who 'made' me probably didn't actually 'create' me. Whoever-it-was basically took the core living energy, and shaped it into what they wanted. And the core energy itself doesn't have any particular opinions about whether this was a good thing or a bad thing. Like everything else, it just is.
Quote:If you're an energy being that requires/required other energy to "feed" off of, what exactly prevented any "core" or "soul" that you have/had from changing or flowing along with the rest of your energy?
Good question. I don't think my core energy needs to feed on anything. It exists in a timeless state. The rest of the structure? Well, it does change over time. I guess some parts of it are more sturdy than others. There's a difference between shedding some hair and losing a limb.