Meta, The soul, or feeling, feminine side of man's being, which has been functioning on the emotional plane where animal desires and sensations rule. When man begins to lay hold of Truth, he refuses to let his old thoughts and feelings dominate him. He walks by faith (Caleb), and brings forth good judgment (Jehoshaphat). Thus his inner soul sense, feelings, and desires (the emotional phase of his nature) seem to be deserted, forsaken and in ruins. In gaining control of his emotions and feelings the individual may appear for a while to be hard-hearted and the soul may feel that it is allowed no expression at all. By holding steadily to Truth, however, by holding in faith to the Christ judgment and dominion, the individual lifts his soul into constructive, temperate, peaceful expression; it will then bring forth on the spiritual plane instead of on the mortal. It thus becomes a saving power that conveys good to the whole man, whereas before it was destructive in that it led to dissipation of substance and life through its lack of balance and self-control.