A Man with Soul: Scott Dehn
Scott teaches Reiki in Saint Louis; learn more about his work here.
Tell us about a deep soul connection you’ve experienced. The deepest soul connection I have felt was when I realized, completely, I was on my Conscious Path, my personal pathway to God, my return Home, and the experience of that process, its time frame, how it feels. Though I had some sense of it fifteen years ago—coming from emotional trauma, becoming spiritually curious from pain, seeking solace—it took a few more years to fully grasp just how powerful that consciousness is, knowing one day I will return to my Maker, and be welcomed, despite my mistakes, despite my human frailty, Home. It is an uplifting feeling, and something I think about daily. It becomes a comfort zone, as well as a motivator to become better.
Describe one of the most soul-opening moments of your life. About two years ago, I was in the hospital, very weak from severe weight loss, and severe low blood pressure. I was probably just days from dying. A voice in my head, clearly, indicated it was not my time, but I was to add more to my spiritual practice, though I work on that daily. My “new” effort was to be more inclusive of the people I would encounter, meaning being more spiritually intimate with them, which included more connections in my Reiki teaching, to work toward a spiritual ministry sooner, and to write a metaphysical novel. And from hearing that voice, I have been striving to accomplish those daily. They have become my daily “workload.”
When do you feel your most soulful? I feel most soulful when I am doing my passions: teaching Reiki, photographing nature, or creating a new desire… feeling the “juice” of that Divine Connection. Generally I am alone, but sometimes I am with another, or others. The value is experiential of the moment, the feeling, rather than am I sharing it with someone else. Alone or with others, my moment with my soul is most important. What one of my friends calls the “yummy” moment.
Who is one of the most soulful people you’ve ever known? One of the most soulful people I have known is a gentleman I will call “Bill,” because he is very private. Bill, a musician, is very tender, loving, and passionate, particularly about his music. Whenever I was around him, I felt very “connected” to him. He was the perfect example of the phrase, “Everywhere I look, I see the face of God.”
What qualities do you feel a soulful relationship has? Without question, a soulful relationship is built on unconditional love. You can add things like respect, trust, caring, etc.; they are all important. But loving without condition, I think, encompasses all the others, and allows them to grow, to blossom, and become so meaningful.
What do you feel your soul’s purpose is? I am fortunate; I know, without question, what my soul purpose is, and have known it for some time. It is to teach… teach what I “Know” in my heart, like Reiki, like sharing here. When I teach, my heart sings. And there was a time that I felt unworthy of this, humbled that I may not know enough to share with others, to teach them. But I also learned, so as to teach better, that humility is a guide to be aware of, and a tool to use to become more, transcend from one of a little doubt to one of confidence. It then becomes proper in teaching what you know is Truth. It feels right.
Thank you for the opportunity to share. I am blessed, and humbled, by it.
If Scott has inspired you, please leave a note for him below! ♥ Mali & Joe, authors of The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships and creators of Mantras for Making Love and Overcoming Jealousy