“Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.” – Akhenaton
You are not your body however the body is a direct reflection more or less of how we use and take care of it.
Many of us identify solely with the physical body that we inhabit.
We think that we are the body and nothing else and many have a negative body image as well.
This way of thinking tends to keep us feeling separate from one another and often times can make us feel inferior or superior.
I’m saying now that nothing could be further from the truth.
Just like you are not the car that you drive, neither are you the body that you inhabit, or rather the body that inhabits you.
When we are small children we rarely associate who we are with our bodies.
As we get older, especially in school, we start identifying more with our body.
How tall or short we are , the color of our hair, our eyes, our skin.
As time goes on we become completely deluded into believing that we are our body’s.
Also the name attached to the body that we inhabit is used for identification reasons and becomes another label attached to us.
As we get older where we live, work, hang-out, and even friends get piled onto the human identification of the self.
Well. I’m here to tell you it’s all bull.
While incarnating on planet earth during these times we may be having an experience as Mrs. Smith or Mr. Jones, but that is not who we really are.
Who We Are – More than just our body
We are infinite consciousness having a human experience.
Reincarnation may have you being a South African farmer this lifetime and the next you could be an English professor. It’s all about gaining experience, exposure, and soul advancement.
Now, I seldom associate solely with my physical body unless human nature calls.
As a youth I would spend lot’s of time looking in the mirror and totally identifying with my body.
The way that I dressed, who I hung out with, what kind of car that I drove. Now I look at is as a human experience in my body.
You are infinite consciousness always.
Before you incarnated into a human body, while you are in a human body and after you no longer have a human body.
The mind will resist this idea because that is what mind does. When we are open to higher awareness new information will be downloaded into us without the mind filter getting in the way.
Your are not the mind, your emotions, or your body. These are ego (mind) identifications and are only used for earthly reasons.
While your consciousness is in the human body you will experience all the pain and pleasure that is associated with it.
The human body comes pre-programmed (sub-conscious) from the color of your eyes and hair to limiting beliefs and phobias.
All of these traits are passed on by the parents( genetic lineage) and onto the offspring (you) via DNA.
It’s a huge trend now to see people getting plastic surgery to change their appearance.
They overly identify with the physical body so much that they have forgotten who they are.
Changing the outside appearance will not change the sub-conscious limiting beliefs.
Dream World Exposed – The Matrix
“All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force… We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.” – Max Planck
When we are asleep and in the dream world we experience life without a body.
We can still experience “feelings” but they are not physical in nature. Lucid dreaming is a cool technique to learn how to control your sub-conscious mind while sleeping.
Lucid dreaming is similar to creating your own virtual reality world.When you control your sub-conscious mind during sleep you can literally create any experience that you like without “worldly” consequences.
The Importance Of A Healthy Body
“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
Now I’m not suggesting that we ignore or not take care of the body but on the contrary I want you to honor and take care of it.
Treat it sacredly as you would your automobile.
Your car will break down if you don’t regularly maintain it, so will your physical body.
It’s really important now with the earth energy speeding up to eat healthy foods, especially protein from vegetables. Cut out or back on the carbs as well, you don’t need as much as you think.
I started a vegetable garden three years ago and my veggies are already sprouting out of the ground for this season.
This will provide me enough almost free (a packet of seeds is $1-2) food all the way up to the first frost.
Eating foods as close to the earth as you can will help keep your body healthy and maintain your immune system.
I’m not preaching here but avoid the dead, processed foods as much as you can including caffeine and alcohol.
Most of you spend a lot of time on the computer right?
I do too but I also balance it out with physical (grounding) activities to keep me from “spacing out.”
I will take a break during my work and go outside and do something physical like gardening, splitting fire-wood, wash the car, and mow the grass.
You get my point.
Watching television and sitting in front of the computer for hours on end will turn you into a zombie.
I remember back in grade school how all the mental classes made me feel aloof because I found them completely unstimulating.
But classes like art, gym, and foods class always kept me feeling centered and grounded.
Food for thought about the nature of school.
Remember: get out of your head and into your body. The more grounded that you are the easier it will be to consciously live, experience and create your life.
Life After Death – Eternal Consciousness
The biggest fear next to public speaking is death.
Physical death is not the end only a transformation of existence.
Your consciousness will go on after death even though your body will stay on the earth.
Remember your body is a vehicle, albeit a temporary one, without it you couldn’t truly experience the physical world.
Have Fun In This Lifetime
“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” – Dorothy Day
Enjoy as much of life as you can because we have so little time to do so.
There really isn’t much benefit wasting another second living a life that is not aligned with who we are. We spend so much time trying to earn a “living” doing something that we don’t enjoy. This is not a living, it’s a dying.
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