The soul is the element of life that holds all of the memories as well as your personality.
Just like Television and Radio waves work through the use of broadcasting and receiving frequencies, The soul is very much like the broadcaster while the body is the receiver. Just because the receiver fails… It Doesn’t mean that the broadcast stopped.
If you were to cut off your arm, your soul would still know that you have an arm, and yet it would be recorded in your memories that you cut off your arm. The soul retains the textures and mobility of having an arm. People who have lost an arm, often times continue to have the sensation of having an arm because only the physical arm has been removed.
Some people say that when the body dies the emotions die as well. Part of that statement is a truth, and yet it is not at all what you think. When something traumatic happens in your life, emotions flood the physical body and energetic field. Once the trauma has been dealt with and enough time has passed. The trauma can be retold without a tinge of pain and even with a sense of humor. This is what is being spoken of. The soul has a more distant perspective to the issues of the physical realm.