Your Body Wants to Be Your Strongest Ally—Let It
By Deepak Chopra, MD
To escape all of these damaging attitudes, realize a few basic principles about the bodymind:
· You are already whole, thanks to the union of mind and body.
· Every mental process has a corresponding bodily process.
· You are embodying your own state of consciousness.
· The same traits you attribute to your mind also belong to every cell in your body.
The fact that we are embodying our own consciousness is probably the biggest breakthrough of our time, but it is still hard for the average person to grasp. (For a detailed discussion of this concept, see the eye-opening video by Judith Blackstone, “Can We Embody Nonduality?” In religion and spirituality generally there has been strong judgment against the body, with a corresponding celebration of the soul. But in reality this separation was totally artificial. You cannot have any experience, however earthly or divine, without your brain registering it and passing the message to every cell in the body. You cannot hide your thoughts from your body. If you look in the mirror and feel bad about your body, you are simultaneously judging against yourself.
What’s so liberating about the bodymind is both short-term and long-term. In the short term, the elusive goal of living in the present moment is radically turned around, because your body, including your brain, has no choice but to live in the now. In fact, so confident are your cells about living in the present moment that they store only about 3 seconds of oxygen and nutrients. It is completely natural to be in the present for the bodymind.
As to the long term, the bodymind opens a path to become whole. Because you are already whole, as far as your cells are concerned, there is no doubt that the state of separation, which began by separating mind form body, is artificial. Any step you take toward higher consciousness is supported—indeed is made possible—by your body.
Saying these things will disturb someone who feels that the body is not an ally but a fragile container of life that threatens to break down, betray us, grow weaker over time, and eventually condemn us to helpless infirmity. Fortunately, this truism from the past is steadily being invalidated. Futurists, if they are in an optimistic mood, foresee the day when all diseases have been eradicated, genetic anomalies can be rectified, and even physical immortality isn’t preposterous.
But that perspective misses the most important aspect of the bodymind revolution, because such visions remain physical, rooted in the misconception of the body-as-machine. When you absorb the truth of wholeness as your most natural state, then your body contributes to the highest values of being human: intelligence, creativity, love, curiosity, and evolution. Your cells are imprinted at the genetic level by every vivid experience, both positive and negative, that you have had since birth and are still having.
Therefore, you can imprint your genetic activity in such a way that you become, as a bodymind, more conscious and evolved every year. This is a vision worth pursuing, far beyond anything medical technology envisions. That technology will bring more advances, no doubt, but the real challenge in our lives—how to raise the status of human consciousness—is intimate and personal.
It is time to stop judging against the body, demoting it to a machine, and fearing the possibilities of sickness, aging, and death. Everything you cherish about yourself as a person is embodied in you, which means that your body deserves to be equally cherished. Only in that spirit can all our higher aspirations be reached.
Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Chopra is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His latest books are The Healing Self co-authored with Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D. and Quantum Healing (Revised and Updated): Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine. Chopra hosts a new podcast Infinite Potential and Daily Breath available on iTunes or Spotifywww.deepakchopra.com
IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW IT HAPPENS, ONLY THAT IT DOES.
Speaking of change…
The ego tends to question, analyze, examine how change happens, what steps will bring it about. This action is an unnecessary distraction causing delay in the manifestation of the desired results.
The key is to focus on the desired change, visualize and feel the results of this change in your life experience and then KNOW in your HEART it is already done.
It is like ordering an item online and waiting for it to be delivered. It is simply accepted that you have already ordered it and it is yours.
AND SO IT IS.
Hello, my Dears!
Well, it has been some time since my last chat with you! And… I am now officially a Senior, since my husband informed me the new marker is 80 yrs. instead of 65. 😊
I have been feeling so much better and my mobility has improved quite a bit. So, I have been busy and, with the help of my son and daughter, have gotten a good start on some long over due household cleaning projects.
In the process, we have set up my large stand kitchen mixer, sprouting and juicing equipment and dehydrator on 2 kitchen carts (the kind with a drawer and a cabinet with shelves and doors in the bottom), so that everything for each project is in one place and I can roll the equipment into the kitchen when I want to use it. I now have everything I need for our healthy diet available and convenient without having to carry heavy equipment up and down stairs, as before.
Yay! I am happy on two counts. One is that I finally have an interest in doing things again, after so long a time. (It was three years in March since my oldest daughter passed and I can now see the proof that I actually am recovering.) The other is that I now have a way to do things that I want to do independently, without having to inconvenience anyone else to make it possible.
I’m still working on studying the books I mentioned before and have added three more since I last wrote. My husband ordered two of these on the Keto Diet from Dr. Mercola while I was away. The other book is titled “Aging Backwards: Fast Track”, by Miranda Esmonde-White. I feel all of this material is being provided by the Universe and that each item is meant to be a part of the overall project. I AM following the direction of my Higher Guidance without question in order to regain my health and mobility, but also hope to serve as an inspiration to other Seniors to take control of their life again. We can do this Guys and Gals!
The diet is going well and I feel healthier. Although the exercise is going slow, I’m not pushing it hard, having learned it causes more harm than good to stress the stiff joints, tightened ligaments and shortened muscles caused by inflammation and a sedentary lifestyle. Slow stretching is the key to regaining mobility. This is especially important for Seniors. I will provide more details on each segment of this rehabilitation process as time goes on, but for now, I’m progressing and enjoying myself. Who can ask for more?
May you have a wonderful June! I’ll check back in with you again in July.
Sending Angel Hugs from my HEART to your HEART in Love, Betty 💞
You may start anew, begin again, start over, at any moment.
Remember? It is always NOW.
NOW IS THE TIME
TO START ANEW.
Dear Grandmothers, do you have anything you wish to share with us this day?
Yes! We are here, Welcome to our midst. We enfold you in the Love of our field of consciousness.
Consider what you are, what you represent, what you have to share, what you wish to share. The answer to all of these, each and every one, is LOVE, is it not?
That is what we wish to share with you, Beloved. Just as you wish to share it with your Brethren.
Be at Peace. All is well and in good order. Be in Joy, today and everyday.
Blessings beyond belief, in good measure, packed down and running over.
IT IS ALL GOOD/GOD
Let us speak of recovery.
Once you accept you are already healed it is done.
So be it.
And so it is.
Imagine what you wish your world, your life, to be.
Then live and act as if it were true, as if it is already done.
And so it becomes your reality.
Believe and it is so!
So be it done.
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