Happiness isn’t a destination,
it’s a realization that things couldn’t possibly get any better than
having the freedom to perceive as you please and to think as you choose,
in a magical adoring Universe.
If you agree that we are souls having a human experience, then it is only logical to realize this human body holds your soul during your human life. To take it a step further, realizing this body is simply doing what it was designed to do, help you have all the experiences, good and bad there are available as a human.
I’ve been observing lately how often people hate either their entire body or a portion of it and yet expect their bodies to perform at 100% healthy. Think about that for a moment. What if, you were working for someone that treated you very poorly, every single day, and yet, the expectations were to give them 100%+ of your energy, time, thoughts, etc. How long would you stay at that job? Is it any wonder our bodies will react and not perform like we want it to?
What brought all this observation to a head was last Tuesday, I was cold, all day. I just couldn’t seem to get warm. I didn’t know what was going on as I’m not normally cold. The next day I was sneezing at least ten plus times in a short period of time. I thought, oh no, I don’t have time to get sick. I immediately started using essential oils on the bottom of my feet, drinking a special concoction of ginger, lemon, turmeric and cinnamon, and I ended up taking over the counter medicine. What I also did though, was I started listening to a guided meditation on Youtube that The Honest Guys have posted. I listened to this guided meditation in the morning and in the evening.
What I was amazed with, was by listening to this meditation I literally felt my body healing. I felt like I was getting in alignment with my body again. By Friday evening I was feeling good, no aches and very little other allergy/cold/flu symptoms. It is Sunday as I write this and the only thing I have a little bit left of is the sinus area is clearing out.
Observing how quickly my body released the sickness and realigned with health is pretty amazing. I also made sure that I was not stating, I hate being sick, I don’t have time to be sick, all the words that we usually state when feeling sick. I kept thinking to myself, I am healthy, my body is healthy, it is healing. I have the ability to be healthy.
While this is a simple example of how we can work with our bodies and not against them, what can you do to embrace this body that your soul is housed in? How can you love it into health? When your body starts to give you indications that it is becoming tired, that it can’t keep up, do you stop and listen to it or do you expect it to keep giving you 100% when it clearly can’t?
Take a moment today to check in with your body. Listen to the nudges, learn to love all the parts of your body. All your body wants is love and acknowledgement. If you can’t or won’t take time for yourself, who is going to?