As mentioned in yesterday’s message we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Our Soul is eternal but our body is not. It has a natural expiration that is far longer than what most in the modern world believe to be possible, which is exactly why our vessel wears out faster than it was designed to.
Our biography truly does become our biology and unfortunately we have sold ourselves short by believing we, and our bodies, are capable of far less than what we truly are.
John Robbins wrote a book on this called Healthy at 100 that suggests there are whole societies in isolated parts of the world where living well beyond 100 is common simply because they haven’t bought into the fear-full propaganda about the deterioration of health that accompanies aging so rampantly shared in our culture.
In fact, years ago I heard Louise L Hay share that our body begins to physically age around the time in our lives we grew up believing to be middle age. This theory is backed up by professor of internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School’s Dr. Kenneth Pelletier, who concluded that our attitudes about aging have a greater impact on the health of our bodies than our chronological age does.
In the development of a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Practice it is about designing a physical routine that will support us instead of break us down and changing our emotional attachment to what we believe will be the focus of another message (E). But first we must focus on our Physiology (P), with a twist.
Far too many of us have become disconnected from our bodies and instead of feeling where discomfort or dis-ease is showing up we get stuck in the story we create about it and feel like our body is betraying us. Stop. It’s a culturally accepted belief that only serves to keep us fearfull of our own power and no longer do we need to agree with a story that breaks us down (literally) instead of building us up.
Our body is the container of our Soul, the vehicle it chose to transport us through life in and all of our efforts to treat it well and maintain it with the utmost of care will pay off in the long run; not only because motion is lotion for the body but because every act of self-care is a symbolic deposit back into our self-esteem account.
There are countless ways to honour yourself physically and finding activities you enjoy or are excited about is a great way to enjoy the creative process more.
What you put into your body also matters, both in the food and beverages we drink and in the substances we ingest so a good system to follow is asking ‘how will this serve me?’ and ‘what outcome will it create for me?’.
Fitness icon Jack LaLanne often said, “exercise is king, and nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.” It’s just whether you’re letting your reactive or creative self direct your efforts that will determine your experience here.
What you put on your body also matters because the skin is the largest organ in the body and applying chemically laden crap to your surface means at least some of it is going to sink in. Do your best to use natural products and remember that if you can’t pronounce an ingredient on a label, your body likely won’t be able to absorb it as effectively either.
Love yourself enough to create a self care routine that honours and respects you, both on the inside and the outside. You are more than worth the required effort because without your health you can’t enjoy your wealth.
Make a list of as many ways you can honour yourself ‘Physiologically’ this week as possible and take one step forward at a time from there. An elephant is best eaten one bite at a time so be gentle with yourself and have fun with the whole process.
Laura JeH – Namaste
PS. I love my yoga and do my best to practice more times per week than I don’t. I was in the 6am class this morning because it feeds my Soul and honours my physical body too. It’s what I’ve found works for me and I hope you’ll share what you’ve found works for you below too!