Bodies are a process – Positive or Negative.
Your body is in continual process and transformation. This fact is basic but extremely important: The body isn’t a physical object but a state of constant change. Nothing stands still. At every biological level of the body, chemicals are rushing around carrying food, air, and water to 50 trillion cells. Equally important, messages from the brain reach every cell so that literally your heart, liver, skin, and digestive tract are participating in everything you experience in life. A hundred different processes being flawlessly orchestrated amounts to one process holistically, which we call the body.
Once you see this one process as the basis of every experience you will ever have, you can use your attention and intention to reinvent your body. In fact, seeing your body as a process of constant flow and flux is the reinvention.
Your physical body is fiction. I know that seems odd. There are two reasons. First, it’s not true that the body is a self-enclosed object freestanding in space. Your body is an ecology merged seamlessly into the global ecology. Second, you’ve adopted a story about your body that has many fictitious elements in it. You’ve attached all kinds of memories, conditioning, and old hurts to the story you call your body. As the story unfolds, your body expresses four core beliefs that can be positive or negative. These core beliefs center on love, self-worth, security, and fulfillment. Your body reflects the state of your core beliefs because every cell is participating in them as it eavesdrops on your beliefs, thoughts, and feelings. When your core beliefs are life-enhancing, they look like the following:
* I am loving and lovable.
* I am worthy.
* I am safe and trusting.
* I am fulfilled and whole.
These beliefs need to be your normal, everyday core beliefs about yourself, and if they are, the body will be aligned with them. Instead, most people have either negative core beliefs or mixed ones. As a result, they are feeding negative beliefs into their body or a mixture of “I feel good about myself” and “I feel bad about myself.” Those are the states of awareness you need to change. Change your core beliefs, and your body will automatically follow.
I will repeat that. Change your core beliefs, and your body will automatically follow. The aches, pains, symptoms and diagnosis from A to Z you created, nurture, lament and distress about will disappear if you adopt the aforementioned beliefs.
The majority of people in Western cultures do not realize that they have a physical body and a soul body.
The soul cannot be “in” a body the way your breakfast goes into your stomach. The soul is an aspect of consciousness–a label, really, for higher consciousness–and consciousness isn’t contained in time and space. Consciousness is without form and dimension. Imagine the color blue. How big is it? The question is silly because blue doesn’t fit a confined space. While seeing the blue sky, take a five-minute walk outside. Did the blue of the sky last five minutes? Another silly question. If you think about it, every aspect of consciousness unfolds in a realm beyond time and space. To see this is to begin to resurrect the soul, taking it from a religious cliché to a real experience–the experiencing of going beyond or transcending the physical world’s limitations. What is the experience of the soul? It covers a territory as boundless as consciousness itself. The important thing isn’t to
aim at some preconception of spirituality but to get the experience of going beyond and letting it unfold as it wants to, according to each person’s individual life.
You need to take it upon yourself to make sure future generations in your family lineage are healthier in all ways. It is important to know your genes/DNA affect future generations in your family line.
This is an example of modern science, specifically genetics, catching up to ancient notions that seem mystical. The majority of people have at least heard of epigenetics, which studies not the genes but the triggers that activate and regulate how DNA functions. These regulators are influenced by everyday experience. In other words, your beliefs, thoughts, feelings, words, and actions are talking directly to your DNA. So even though your genes remain the same from birth onward, how they function varies enormously. Identical twins are born with the same genes, but by age 70 their genetic output is no more alike than any two siblings.
It astonished geneticists to discover that epigenetic changes can be passed on to future generations. A mouse raised by a bad mother, one that doesn’t groom and nestle it, undergoes a negative experience. This experience gets stamped into its epigenetic pattern, and it will go on to be a bad mother. The trait gets passed down the line, which one would think wouldn’t be passed to the next generation, because bad mothering is a behavior, not a physical trait.
Outside the lab in the human world, a town in Sweden has kept meticulous records for hundreds of years, and it was discovered that for residents whose great-great-grandparents suffered in a famine, their present-day descendants have higher health risks. Similarly, in Holland a child carried in the womb during the suffering induced at the end of the Nazi occupation in World War II will grow up with a worse health-risk profile than a child carried in the womb under better conditions–the experience of the mother has been passed on epigenetically.
This understanding led India to adopt the theory of karma, which holds that behavior and many other things are passed on down the generations. It seems only sensible, even given our limited scientific knowledge to date, to make positive lifestyle choices even after your children are born because there is an osmosis that causes the family environment to “leak” into everyone’s epigenetic pattern.
Another understanding is that “Time doesn’t cause us to age.”
The point is actually about the body as a process. It is necessary to see that the basis of your body is timeless. Every atom and molecule is unaffected by age, and at the quantum level every atom and molecule is grounded in the quantum field, which is beyond time. Consciousness doesn’t age. If you think the word “rhinoceros,” this thought is the same whether you are seven or 70.
If you appreciate from the outset that you are a consciousness-based creature, then the timelessness is your baseline. The trick is to remain timeless. That is done through living as consciously as possible. Every day you have the choice to do, think, and say those things that make you evolve or not. As long as you are evolving, the deterioration we call aging will be slowed down or reversed. Certainly there are some things, like the core beliefs that are ageless.
If you as a self don’t age, that’s the big victory. Then whatever transpires in the body will pose no fear or self-judgment. We don’t judge a rose or a tree because they drop their leaves in winter. Time has its seasons, and we are designed to harmonize with them, not to force them to conform to fears about growing older.
Any limitation of the mind can be traced back to distortions of energy. Energy in the form of electricity enters your house, lights it up, runs the electrical appliances. But the energy we experience in the body-mind has different qualities. Running five miles because you enjoy it consumes the same calories as a disgruntled soldier being forced into a five-mile run, but the quality of their energy couldn’t be more different.
The physical measurement of energy hardly comes close to expressing the quality of energy in human terms–that’s what is really important. An ingrained cynic or pessimist or someone suffering from depression has negative mental experiences linked to the distorted quality of their energy. On the other hand, when the mind is restful, alert, and blissful, the quality of energy reaching every cell isn’t distorted. That’s the state that normally exists when the body-mind is connected to its source in pure consciousness.
The majority of people remain in old conditioning without the knowledge that they can change this; they end up on the hamster wheel of life. Conditioning forms neural pathways that resist change.
The brain faces a constant challenge, the moment you are born, to keep chaos at bay. A firestorm of chemical and electrical activity in your brain cells would be useless. To impose order, the brain has evolved to have fixed pathways that are known as the default brain. This includes your automatic reflexes, ways of thinking, habitual behavior, and so on.
If these pathways were hard-wired, you couldn’t change your life. But the fact that we each have habits, beliefs, and ways of thinking indicates that the pathways were shaped a certain way; they are partially hard-wired and partially soft-wired. The soft-wired side is perhaps 40 to 50 percent of the total, meaning that free will and choice have a huge scope for altering the default brain.
What makes bad habits stubbornly stick around is the other 50 percent, the old conditioning that keeps you stuck. Once you realize the situation, you can start to reprogram your brain’s neural pathways through conscious attention to reinforcing the change you want, and over time the default brain will get unstuck.
People set out to improve their lives, and the results are mixed. Some things get better, some things don’t. Some things get better only to slip back into the old grooves, leaving you stuck. But very few people want to change their reality, and it turns out that this is the only way that leads to true transformation. It sounds very grand, even inflated, to talk about reinventing the body and resurrecting the soul, but in fact you cannot achieve transformation without doing both. The state of your body and mind reflects your state of awareness.
My approach in working with people is to raise his/her awareness first, which will change his/her reality entirely. At that point, the union of body, mind, and soul opens up unlimited opportunities. And you are FREE to create new and healthy pathways.
Our bodies never cease to amaze me. When you raise your consciousness and clear out the debris in Mind, Body and Spirit you will learn even more about your infinite capacity to change and renew your life.
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