The neshama seeks a relationship with its Creator. The neshama is self-aware and desires spiritual nourishment like “the deer pants for living water” (Psalm 42:2). The neshama gains wisdom from listening to the Word of God. Adam and Havah sinned against Elohim by listening to their carnal desire and lost the ability to ‘hear’ His voice. Consequently, though we are all born with a ‘soul,’ it does not contain the ‘holy breath’ of God.