Letter to My Body

Photograph by Iris Pohl. “The body is the marker of all truth.” (Serge Benhayon)
Photograph by Iris Pohl. “The body is the marker of all truth.” (Serge Benhayon)

September the Nineteenth in the Year Two Thousand and Sixteen, London, United Kingdom

Dear Body,

There has been no other like you who has stuck with me through thick and thin, never to give up on me, yet ironically the very one I had used and abused like I would no other!

Who else would down those small or copious amounts of alcohol, a substance defined by our very own scientists as poison, and force it onto the liver, your sweet organ of harmony, whilst you patiently kept processing the killer substance? No other kind would do this. And yet we (I) call ourselves an intelligent species.

And no matter how high off the Richter scale the mass per blood/alcohol volume level went, you stayed. You’d even look for ways to help me… make me purge the poison circulating your veins. Get that: I spewed poison into YOUR veins! What an audacity!

Still, you’d ‘force’ me to rest and sleep so that you could get me back to my sober state, only for me to get intoxicated and indulge in another glass of chilled white a few days later. I did in those moments question the definition of my own sanity.

Any time I got cold, flu, fever, ah and those horrendous perpetual headaches, I’d get cross. With you. Yes, ironically YOU. To me, you and all the symptoms were a nuisance, a great hindrance preventing me from doing what I pleased. With two ears and impeccable hearing ability I remained deaf to every communication from you, to all those little and the big signs, the only ways you knew how to speak with me.

Remember when you ended up in an emergency hospital with a vitamin B12 injection because your heart nearly packed up? Just because I had long and hard hung onto my ‘vegetarian’ badge, deeply steeped in the belief that ‘meat was murder’ all whilst you craved meat and needed it to eat. Of course you always KNEW what you needed. You even knew what I needed too.

I’d slam doors, fist the desk, threaten to boomerang my electronic device through the window and get seriously annoyed with internet service providers when I could not connect to send or receive emails; yet I would not even blink once in consideration when pouring coffee/caffeine down your throat causing chaos within your web of nerves and giving shock to your nervous system. Go figure! A Hypocrite as well.

I allowed even more poison inside you through loveless sex, an array of emotions, sugar, salt, pasta, pizza, cheese and chocolate, to name but a few, than I would have flushed down the toilet or shoved into a rubbish bin. You must have cringed when I sniggered at the gluten free crowd and how gutless I was about your messages from the gut? Part of me felt really glad that you were not given a sound of your own – for you would have screamed like it had never been heard before.

Instead of getting closer to you and being ONE with you my dear Body, I had consciously built a gulf between us.

When I found a small lump on your right breast and fear kicked in almost instantaneously that something malignant might be going on, guess who was the culprit (yet again). How dare you ‘give me a lump’!

Instead of stopping to say SO DEEPLY sorry I had dumped way too much disregard, self-loathing, hardness, lack of self-worth, lack of self-care (and more) on you, you were left with no other option/remedy but to put it in a pea size ball to get my attention, like Hello, to make me stop so that I would even consider taking a U-turn on the road of Self-Love.

You dear Body always found a way to communicate with me – I on the other hand like a tantrum-ing toddler stubbornly and paradoxically kept refusing to so much as lend you my ears.

We are All part of the Universe, hence the Universe is part of us too. And if this simple equation is true, which it is, whoever gave me the right to treat you like a commodity, like I might my car, or that blue t-shirt I enjoy wearing and the brown leather handbag I own – however I please. No way this kind of behaviour is practised anywhere else in the Universe.

I get given a wonder (you, the body) that does not belong to me, but whose particles belong to the Universe, to love, to cherish and to behold and what do I do with it? I abuse it. Let’s call it for what it truly is – An ultimate in Arrogance.

And then one day with my will and your lovely legs you drove me all the way to Somerset to meet Serge Benhayon. Your cells tingled (visibly) with Joy at the encounter, however, unawakened I at the time couldn’t quite explain why. Yet you knew. To you and all your six senses it was easy to detect and register a man who holds his body like one might a little water in the palm of the hand in a desert – reads precious.

You knew Serge to be all ears, eyes, nose and much, much more when it came to honouring the body. You had been patiently asking me to go there since I emerged from my mother’s womb and when you met Serge you whispered to me in the silence of the Universe that we had met an equal, a role model, a spark that would ignite the inextinguishable eternal fire within. You and your boundless wisdom. You sussed it – that we had arrived at the U-turn point and were well on our way to Re-turn to the Love we are made to be and live from.

You my dearest Body knew what a body of Truth (Serge Benhayon) felt like when you met one. High five!

I did like the feel of Serge at first sight too, but you… You loved him. No. You Adored him. You sensed that everything about your treatment was about to change to how you and the stars had always known it to be. You found that One human body that reflected God back to me so that I would know You (my body) is NOT mine to own. That you were given to me merely as a vehicle for the one and only registered, responsible and fully comprehensively insured driver – my Soul.

Our Soul.

One Soul.

You could tell that almost constant abuse I had subjected you to was about to cease, and how could you not smile and sparkle in celebration of that fact. You knew the time had cometh when I’d clock that you were given to me to serve a much greater purpose, and for that I had to keep you sacred and to keep you in stillness so that you and I could live and reflect the Divine on Earth.

Just one meeting with the ordinary (but oh, how extraordinary) man called Serge Benhayon. It’s all that took for you to be released from the shackles of my arrogant self. It took less than a moment and faster than the speed of light to experience the power of body particles between each other and how much can be communicated with no words but through vibration! Quantum physics like no lab could deliver!

Ever since then I have cried many tears when remembering all the harm I had inflicted upon you, and yet you never held any grudges. Not even as much as a raised eyebrow ;-)…

I would have loved to have written this letter to you as “our body” for that is how it truly is, but how could I make such a claim when all I had done for aeons had been the antithesis of ‘our’ – a union of body and Soul – and the responsibility this sweet word commands.

I had willingly and consciously been your biggest enemy.

Never again.

And You KNOW it.

Yours in True Service and Love,

Dragana

By Dragana Brown, S.A.C. Dip. Diet and Nutrition Advisor, Writer & Correspondent

Further Reading:
Listening to Your Body
Claiming Back My Body
Listening to Your Body – A New Body Corporate

754 thoughts on “Letter to My Body

  1. Awesome love letter to the body, every time I read it I realize that I can take my relationship with my body deeper.

  2. I love the dedication our body has to keep us honest. I can tell myself anything but my body will reflect the absolute honesty of where I am at, and as hard as it may be to listen I deeply your dedication.

  3. I love how the body responds to being cared for. This morning I put on some foot cream before going to work and my feet have been feeling amazing ever since.

  4. Such an honest and beautiful letter to write to your body Dragana, the way we treat and trash our bodies is self-abusive. When we begin to address these abusive behaviours we have accepted as ‘normal’ we can make more loving choices that honour and support the body.

  5. This is a beautiful letter to write to our bodies and I have read your letter Dragana to my body as there are a lot of similarities. I can recognise the gulf I consciously built between me and my body as I refused to forgive myself for past life choices and used them to beat myself up and this gave me an excuse be in complete disregard to my body. Meeting Serge Benhayon was life changing but it has taken many years to let go of all that I had created for myself; the self-loathing, disregard, self-abuse, wayward behaviour. But the pull back to God and the universe is so strong, that I have been able to dissolve the lies I have been living believing them to be true. When we live life a certain way for such a long time it becomes our reality, thankfully for me I met Serge Benhayon and Universal medicine and with this support in place I have put down the cudgel I used to self-bash and can see/ feel myself as the very fabric of the universe.

  6. The beliefs we can become so attached to and hold in our body can be with us for lifetimes. How we can think by abusing ourselves we are supporting animals or through working hard, in the mean time abusing the body, is what life is all about? Yet, just by allowing ourselves to sense what is not true, those beliefs that are past on from generation to generation, we get a glimpse of what is true and begin the journey step by step to discarding the what is not to live the what is… truth and love from and in connection to our body.

  7. This blog is so sweet, there is such care in the way you have expressed what your relationship with your body is like at the moment – always an inspiration.

  8. Its so important that we see the emotions that we choose to carry as poisons to our body. They are deemed as normal parts of being human. But they have serious consequences on our body. We are so much more than physical and through attending presentations by Serge Benhayon I have a much better understanding of this and how I can live very practically through life without emotions being a normal part of it.

  9. With our escalating rates of disease and illness it makes sense for us all to wake up and start taking better care of ourselves, our bodies and each other.

  10. Our choices with our body is far from intelligent and we only have to view the statistic on illness and disease to feel we are far from listening to what is on offer.

  11. It is such a joy to read this blog and the truth of it. That when our bodies see and feel someone like Serge Benhayon – they know in an instant what loving the body truly is.

  12. As I was reading this Letter to My Body I could feel how often I disconnect from my body. We live in a world that has a greater focus on the intelligence of the mind and what we have experienced in the past or creating a picture of how we want it to be in the future. The path of truth with the body requires an absolute honest consistency…

  13. My body tingled as I read this, like you say Dragana it is so easy to communicate through vibration I don’t even need to be standing in front of you to feel the integrity in every word written here.

  14. We can so often see the body as enemy number one, especially if we get sick or can’t make our bodies do what we want them to do. However, seeing the body as our best friend when it lets us know we have overdone things, lets us know through feeling when something is wrong or very right and indeed how it feels to be in it when we are connected and are making loving choices changes our perception of it and supports us to want to nurture it and care for it – honouring ourselves in the process leading to more awareness and understanding in turn.

  15. “It took less than a moment and faster than the speed of light to experience the power of body particles between each other and how much can be communicated with no words but through vibration! Quantum physics like no lab could deliver!” – now that is the best description of quantum physics that I have ever heard.

  16. Amazing blog Dragana! The obedience of the body’s particles to divinity and to the magnetic pull of evolution is stunning and certainly our saving grace. The human spirit abuses the body so that it can stay individualised , so that it can stay the master and king of chaos on earth – it certainly doesn’t want the God-given particles our body is composed of to show us the way home to the glorious order of love and truth.

  17. “I get given a wonder (you, the body) that does not belong to me, but whose particles belong to the Universe, to love, to cherish and to behold…”- To me, this is one of the main amazing points Dragana has made in this blog because it offers us all an opportunity to feel just how GRAND we are in that our bodies particles are shared with every other heavenly body and we are simply stewards of this coordinated arrangement of particles to be used to express in a way that matches the grandness we are from.

  18. “September the Nineteenth in the Year Two Thousand and Sixteen, London, United Kingdom

    Dear Body,….” – Dragana what i love about this, how you write the date especially… is that i can see it in the future, that what you write here about the body, your body, is something i know i would ‘come across to find’ as a marker in history, of the ages… Where your post echoes the remembrance of how we used to live, and what we stood for. From creation to co-creation, truth, and the light of our soul.

  19. Our body receives so much abuse from us whilst at the same time trying to tell us that what we are doing to it is harming it. What arrogance then is it on our part to insist on not listening to its wise messages?

  20. I also hung onto my vegetarian ideals with white knuckle determination, well after my body had been crying for a protein rich diet. I heard its plea but chose to eat bucket loads of dairy and more eggs in an attempt to make up for the lack of protein. This simply resulted in gaining lots of weight and feeling exhausted from being poorly nourished. My body knew that when I was pregnant and breast feeding, the vegetarian diet I ate would not cut it. I wish I had taken more notice of it, over my ideals and text books. Some of us are slow learners (stubborn) and choose to learn the hard way!

  21. Like a dog on a leash that’s dragged around all over town, our body cops a lot. And just because we stop hitting our cells quite so hard we say our life is ‘good’. But Dragana you show to us it’s high time we let our body lead, fed and nurtured it like the loyal, sweet natured leader of the pack it is.

  22. The most patient friend we could ever wish for – our body, given to us to eventually come to that turning point you mention, Dragana, for otherwise how would we recognise the waywardness of the path we once have chosen while being in the arrogance of having the right to act as we like without considering the greater whole.

  23. So beautifully expressed how Serge Benhayon treats its body and us as a whole as well.’To you and all your six senses it was easy to detect and register a man who holds his body like one might a little water in the palm of the hand in a desert – reads precious.’

  24. Dragana it seems that many of us share your experience of abuse of our bodies. Whatever we indulge in – food, emotions, addictions – will be felt and carried in the body, and I know that the most loving thing that I have done for my body is to listen and take heed of what Serge is presenting. I love the power and simplicity of this line: ‘We are All part of the Universe, hence the Universe is part of us too.’

  25. And just imagine, if our body was able to write back to us all, let us know exactly what we have been doing and what we are doing and the definitive consequences of our actions.

  26. How can one read and just move on from this article, it has stopped me in my tracks and I can feel the uncomfortable squirm as I know I have played all of these games with my body and then some! Thank you Dragana for letting me feel firstly my irresponsibility and then for also feeling how precious the vehicle of my soul is.

  27. The body has a mission to be our vehicle, to make us feel what abuse is so we can learn that there are some paths not worth pursuing and to be the medium for us to feel our divinity if we so wish to feel it. We can choose freely what relationship do we want to have with our body. Different possibilities will then come our way. Life will look and feel distinctively different depending on our (free) choice.

  28. It seems that we treat our bodies far worse than we would dream of treating another. We make self-disregard normal, so much so, that those that choose to eat healthily and choose not to drink, are considered, at best abnormal and at worst, weird.

  29. It is facinating how we can ignore and have so much disregard to our bodies and towards ourselves and not think twice about it. I came to a realisation with the support of Universal Medicine that we only have the one body and it is 100% connected with our being also and it is our responsibility to look after it.

  30. What an amazing commitment to your body Dragana and a joy to read. We overlook the little things we do to abuse ourselves but this is such a powerful and exposing letter that I can certainly relate too.

  31. ‘Just one meeting with the ordinary (but oh, how extraordinary) man called Serge Benhayon. It’s all that took for you to be released from the shackles of my arrogant self. It took less than a moment and faster than the speed of light to experience the power of body particles between each other and how much can be communicated with no words but through vibration! Quantum physics like no lab could deliver!’ Exactly – I just love this paragraph Dragana!

  32. Great to be reminded of this fact, ‘I get given a wonder (you, the body) that does not belong to me, but whose particles belong to the Universe, to love, to cherish and to behold and what do I do with it? I abuse it. Let’s call it for what it truly is – An ultimate in Arrogance.’ And a big ouch.

  33. Our body, not my body, yes that would flip our behaviour on its head! The arrogance we live with in our relationship with our body staggers me. I am staggered by the choices I have made and still do make which put pressure and tension in my body which our body is now used to dealing with, but decisions that I am aware it is losing patience with and the feedback loop is getting quicker and more expressive. I am indebted to the fact it has not given up entirely because now I can see very clearly it is our body not my body and we have work to do.

  34. “It’s all that took for you to be released from the shackles of my arrogant self.” ditto when you meet Serge your life is changed forever, you meet a man who is living truth, living the everything we are and without a drop of arrogance just pure inspiration.

  35. The abuse of your body that you describe is unfortunately common everyday place in our society today, and then we all wonder why we have this illness or disease. Perhaps if we started to live in a more loving and honouring way of our bodies the statistic rates of illness and disease would go down.

  36. It is totally liberating to be able to look back and realize that what we called intelligence in the past was void of that very thing that is at the core of it all, and that is our bodies, as it is through our connection within that we get access to the deep wisdom of the universe that is accessible to all.

  37. A beautiful appreciation of the inner wisdom we all hold in our body and that through taking responsibility and committing to being love first we are able to truly cherish and value ourselves.

  38. This is one of the most beautiful love letters I’ve ever read. The body stops us because we need to be stopped. Every reflection it offers is absolute love.

    1. So beautifully expressed Leonne. Ultimately I realised the huge love that was behind the event of my broken foot last year and the incredible clearing of old behaviours and with unlimited grace of the healing that i was given. Love is at the back of all disease in the sense that there is Love, then there is us straying from love, and then the body lets us know, and that is love too.

  39. Beautiful to read Dragana thank you, my body knew too the truth of one living from his true essence with deep love and intregity , when I first met Serge my body knew that it had at last come home no more searching, here was the truth that it knew so well.

  40. “Of course you always KNEW what you needed. You even knew what I needed too.” Absolutely – our body doesn’t lie – no matter how much we may resist its attempts to tell us something is wrong. We can rail against it for letting us down and blame outside influences, but as Serge Benhayon assures us “the body is the marker of all truth”. Listening to our body’s messages – and honouring them – is a pathway to good health.

  41. As Serge Benhayon has said ‘the body is the marker of all truth’ and this is so true, it knows, feels and senses everything and is a marker of how we have lived and no matter how ill we have treated it, as you have seen, it welcomes a u-turn back to the love we truly are at any time. No judgement, no delay. It just is. It just does and after just finishing an Esoteric Yoga session I can testify it feels so lovely when we take that u-turn back to love .. back to truth.

  42. Everyday we need to appreciate the fact that the particles that make up the body come from God and because of that we know the body will always tell us the truth of what is occurring for us.

  43. Great to read this again and to really deepen my understanding of just how intelligent the body is and all that it knows.

  44. It is pretty horrific how we as humans continue to treat our bodies. Thank you for highlighting that fact in this blog, ‘Instead of stopping to say SO DEEPLY sorry I had dumped way too much disregard, self-loathing, hardness, lack of self-worth, lack of self-care (and more) on you, you were left with no other option/remedy but to put it in a pea size ball to get my attention, like Hello, to make me stop so that I would even consider taking a U-turn on the road of Self-Love.’ Our bodies are so wise and loving surely they are worth treating with love.

  45. Our bodies hold all and allow us to access a great wisdom and constant learning through our choices, behaviours and expressions shared. A life lived with the body is a divine step towards evolvement and a constant unfolding of the what is and the what is not love.

  46. We have the ability through our bodies to connect to a level of wisdom beyond what we can fathom, for it is our natural way of being to meet life through what we feel and know is truth and not the complexities and abuse that come from the mind which takes away from the simplicity and joy of life.

    1. Thank you Francisco, it is in building a relationship with the stillness that is our natural way that we can tell the difference between the simplicity and the complication and between the frustration and the joy our relationship with our body and life can be.

  47. Our bodies know truth and because of that we can have direct access to all that God knows. All that is required is for us to love and cherish this most beautiful vehicle.

    1. Gorgeously put Elizabeth. And it’s the exact reason so many bludgeon their body into dullness with food, drugs, alcohol, stress, sport and countless other numbing strategies. We don’t want the responsibility that this incredible wisdom asks of us.

  48. Bringing ourselves in line with the body, it’s movements and what it feels is the antidote to anxiety, insecurity and need – because in this union we are shown that we are equipped to handle life with everything we ever wanted.

  49. It doesn’t make sense when we come to understand the immense wisdom and preciousness of our body that this isn’t shared with every child from day one. But then the majority of those who are raising the next generation were also raised by a generation who were not offered this knowledge either, and so the cycle repeats and repeats. It’s definitely time for this destructive cycle to be broken down and replaced by a cycle of self-care and self-love for this amazing vehicle that is our body..

  50. Our body is our first home. It makes absolute sense that we should treat it with honour and respect. And if we are not treating ourselves right, with love, respect and gentleness, then how can we have a humanity that is harmonious and loving towards each other? Thank you Dragana for bringing it back to basics.

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