Where do I come from? (under construction)
The soul comes from the spiritual worlds of God. Therefore it is a stranger when it comes to this world. We are told in the Writings that the soul is created at the time of our conception. At the same time that the first cell is formed in the womb of the mother, at that very instant the soul comes into existence. Our soul did not exist before, in the same way that that cell in the womb did not exist before. The soul, being exaltd above entry or exit, ascent or descent, cannot be physically placed inside a body or have any connection with material things. We are also told that the soul is not in the body, because the soul is a spiritual entity. You cannot explain its spiritual reality into words. But words are all that we have to understand it. They just stimulate our mind. But we must understand that a spiritual thing cannot go into a material thing. Only a material thing can go into another material thing. So that means that our soul does not go into our body, it is only associated with it. `Abdu'l-Baha has given us an example. He says that the relationship of the soul with the body is like the relationship of the light with the mirror. When you look in the mirror you see the light, but the light is not really inside the mirror. If you want to put your hand into the mirror and get the light out you cannot do it, it is only a relationship. If you break the mirror the light is not affected. The light is somewhere else, but it appears in the mirror. This is like our soul.
When a child is born, it brings with it all that it has. All that it has acquired in the womb of the mother it brings with it. It does not leave anything behind. Now when you are born it is the time to start to acquire qualities and virture. The same thing is with the soul.