It has been designed to self regulate and will always seek to return to a state of homeostasis – a state of balance. It is an intelligent organism that compensates, adjusts, heals itself and will always try to stay alive – until it can’t.
My body is amazing.
My body is just a tool. It is not me, not the real me. The real me, eternal spirit or soul, or consciousness, just uses this body as a vehicle to experience life on earth. Most of us have forgotten what we really are and are too identified with the body.
This will bring us fear. It must bring us fear because the body is subject to its environment, the laws of nature, subject to pain and ultimately subject to death which is the annihilation of the body. This is indisputable. And fear inducing.
Years ago, at the beginning of my journey out of fear, I bought a book called You Cannot Die – The Incredible Findings of a Century of Research on Death by Ian Curie. (This book is well worth reading). The book title didn’t make much sense at the time because it was very obvious to me that every living being died at some point. However I desperately wanted to believe it. I was wanting reassurance because my partner had a terminal illness and I didn’t want him to die.
At that time I was still very identified with myself as a body – I thought that was me. I read the book, and it helped me to begin to understand I wasn’t my body. I read many more books. One common recurring theme in all near death experiences is that the person realises they aren’t their body. They discover that when they leave their body “they” still exist. In a different form. In actual fact, when we leave our bodies, we return to our natural state which is eternal spirit/soul/consciousness.
I cannot die. Only my body can die.
Releasing ourselves of the burden of total identification with the body is the beginning of releasing our-self from fear. It is empowering, and remarkably, it tends to make us more appreciative of the body; we begin to look after it better. It also allows us to make clearer decisions concerning our body when it is threatened by illness. Because we are not in fear of total annihilation we are able to think more rationally, make more informed decisions and utilise our mind and spirit in helping our body to heal. Releasing our-self from total identification with the body allows us to connect more fully with our spirit, our soul. And that my friends, is where the real power lies.
My body is amazing.
I used to be afraid of my body. I used to fear illness. I was very afraid if my body didn’t do what I thought it was meant to do. I needed to feel I was in control of it – I knew I wasn’t and that scared me. I have been blessed with a naturally robust body so I was rarely sick. I was very afraid of being sick. I was afraid of cancer. I was very afraid of dying.
Now I relax. I trust my body to do what it will do. And it does. Every. Single. Moment. Of. Every. Single. Day. It does what it does. And that is OK.
I trust that whatever is happening in my body is not meaningless. I trust that everything leads to peace and joy if I can just accept what Is, sit with it and be open to learning from it. I trust that everything is unfolding perfectly. In exactly the right time.
I absolutely, totally trust that my body knows how to heal. It may not heal – it will not if my soul has decided its time to leave, but if that is the case, I relax in knowing that it will be the perfect time for my body to die.
Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not sitting here waiting to die. I’m living life, I’m loving life and I am trying to show up and use every opportunity that comes my way to heal. But I am not attached to the outcome. I’m not attached too strongly to my body.