As I have been connecting with greater depth and awareness to my body, I can feel the shifts and the changes – the delicate and powerful way that each moment impacts upon the next. This has been an ongoing relationship for me since my mid-forties and one that has been forever unfolding.
As human beings dwelling on this planet it does not seem to be unusual that we hit a point in our lives where everything comes to a stop – more often than not it is not a natural stop but more of a grinding halt where the body speaks loud and clear and we become aware of the abusive way we have been living and how long we have been ignoring the amazing blessing that our body is. Quite often it is a point where mentally we no longer feel able to cope with life.
I feel more and more that the way I treated my body was not supportive or loving to the point of abuse – I had regular migraines and was quite often constipated and this was more apparent at weekends or on holiday when I stopped the drive of daily life and when there was space for my body to make itself heard and when I took time to listen to my body. As I allowed my body to speak with greater clarity, I also realised that I was not the only one and in truth there were many like me. We seem to have an ‘ideal’ or ‘belief’ that no matter what, we must keep going – that to stop would be unthinkable as that might possibly offer us a moment of connection whereby we might feel a sense of the deep disregard.
What is it about us that we allow this continual and ongoing abuse – without which our soul would have greater freedom to access our body, whereby our body could surrender to a natural rhythm?
So if I was no different from many others, why did I not accept life the way it was – the ‘normal’ that seemed to be the way everyone lived in varying degrees? I felt this ‘something’ deep within that told me there was another way and at this point I wasn’t sure what. It was a murmuring as though I had a deep voice within that was offering me the truth, even when I wasn’t ready to hear it.
Gradually over the years this has all changed as I have unsubscribed from the patterns and behaviours that had been driving me and allowed my body to find its own way through the miasma of ideals and beliefs that seem to be threaded throughout our lives and are the hindrance to our natural way of being, and I feel this is a forever unfolding as I continue to evolve.
As I have refined and redefined my relationship with my body, I have expanded my understanding of myself – and more latterly of the Universe. I no longer feel separate from the Universe – it feels as though there is a constant conversation not only between my body and me but one that takes place and is ongoing between each of us and a greater wisdom as we learn and understand more and more that we are part of something magnificent, and yet at the same time a reality that reveals itself the deeper we connect.
Are we alone with these feelings or is there something greater and grander at work and far beyond our human imagination – and are we a part of this? Is there something calling us all back home? I have felt a connection to the Divine in varying degrees for all of my life, but now as I delve into my innermost I am beginning to understand that we are not alone on this planet but are an integral part of a relationship between our bodies (the microcosm) and the splendour that is forever reflected back to us by the Universe (the macrocosm). We are indeed an indelible part of the Magic of God – all those everyday occurrences that at times we discount until a moment comes where we no longer are able to doubt the true power that is passing through us all of the time and we can feel God calling us to return once more to who we truly are.
Through the teachings of the Ageless Wisdom as presented by Serge Benhayon, I have come to understand that each tiny movement has an impact on the whole that is our forever expanding Universe. This may seem astounding to some, but this has been my experience – that the more I opened up to this feeling, the more it made sense. I could feel how if I went into a room and was insensitive to my surroundings in the way I moved that there would be a ripple effect on others: somehow we all know deep down that our natural way is one of stillness and steadiness and yet we often feel pulled out by the drive and motivation that feeds a way of living that is both inharmonious and not living in unison with the world around us.
When we move with ourselves in harmony we can feel that this offers others a space to move likewise – they open up to the quality we have offered – or sometimes not. These moments of stillness can be quite unnerving to someone who is used to living in constant drive and without any moments to re-connect back to the natural rhythm of the body within.
The connection and relationship with my body has been enormously supported by having sessions with Esoteric Practitioners, who have each offered a different angle and approach to support me to change the old momentum that has been in my body for a very long time. I have always been offered a depth of honesty and love that until this point I had not knowingly experienced. Through building and surrendering to an innate sensitivity and deepening this relationship with my vehicle of expression I feel I am approaching the gateway to the soul – to be able to expand this relationship beyond my body and to connect to the sacredness within that we all hold in our essence.
I feel as though I am only touching the tip of the iceberg as I explore my understanding of myself and the Universe, and I am aware that having taken the first few tentative steps in this exploration that I no longer have the option to reverse this process – that the Laws of the Universe that govern our movements will unfold and expand as I become a participant whereby I become an equal partner – no more and no less – of the magnificent plan that is our undeniable future.
Surrendering my body to this inspiring and intimate relationship between it and the Universe allows me to feel the support and the continuous offering of evolution from the pulse that is calling us to return to a way of living that is indicative of the harmonious space that is always waiting for our return.
By Susan Lee, Retired and enjoying the Volunteer Work that I undertake – Being a Mentee and Digital Inclusion Volunteer at a Refuge Centre and working in a Charity Shop where I meet the local community, Norfolk, UK
From self-abuse – to self-care
The power of movement
How to listen to your body
257 thoughts on “Is my Body the Microcosm of the Macrocosm that is the Universe?”
“Is there something calling us all back home?” – Yes. It’s that internal unsettlement that lives within us all, it’s that low lying disease that constantly vibrates within every chambers of our bodies. It’s that constant nagging thoughts that keeps us away from being home.
And what does it feel like when we are home? The eternal settlement rings a tune that matches the universe, and then we are one with whence we came from.
A great point for us all to reflect on, ‘ is there something greater and grander at work and far beyond our human imagination – and are we a part of this’.
Lorraine, great point to reflect upon. We all have a knowing that we are ‘greater and grander’. It’s the equivalent of that vessel that is tarnished and all it needs is the layers to be peeled and cleaned away and voila, there is the magnificence of our Soul that never left us.
I was playing with some friends’ children recently and they were playing on the swings. As they went backwards and forwards they said they were swinging so high they were touching the sky. Actually it seemed to me they were part of the universe. Education has taught that there are different layers of the atmosphere and then there is outer space. But to me the universe is not something out there beyond earth, it is everywhere. The layers of the Earth’s atmosphere to me is part of the grandness of our universe, which is what you are touching on Lorraine, but we have reduced our grandness and all that we are part of to just function so that we are missing out on all the magic that is there for us all to be a part of. This is what is missing in our lives and the un-settlement we feel as we have lost touch with the magic of the grandness we all come from.
These days I’m realising the simplicity in the way my body communicates with me. Its signals are very clear. It’s my choice listening and honouring it or not. It’s like we carry with us the most sensitive, loving and truthful friend we could ever have. Its transparency brings me to a place of humbleness and to let go the thoughts that tries to interfere at times. I find very inspiring to develop a more direct and close relationship with a sacred space within that I dennied for so long. Love living this way and getting inspired by other women like you who are going deeper with themselves. We are here to inspire and support each other in this way of return.
The pulse in my inner-heart activates by reading your words Susan. It’s like a calling that lovingly invites me to come back to the magnificence we come from. From this delicacy it’s impossible to allow any kind of abuse, from here we know what’s the next step in honour of the sacredness we hold in our essence.
Inma something I had not given a sliver of thought to was sacredness or that we all have an essence that we can connect to. Meeting Serge Benhayon 15 or so years ago was the starting point of my understanding that there is more going on in life than what we can see on the surface. I have learnt so much about our bodies and the universe and how the two are so interrelated how our bodies can naturally express the universe if we align to the universality of the flow of the universe which is constantly passing through our bodies all the time. Discovering that we all come from sacredness and allowing myself to feel this in my body, rather than hanging on to old religious belief systems that I had woven around the word sacredness has opened up a doorway back to the connection to the universe which is something our spirit constantly tries to keep us away hence our disconnection.
This article should make us wonder that human life is not just about us but everything that exists in this galaxy/universe. Considering the enormity of this, we are minute. When we look at the universe and scientist see other planets, or milky ways or nebula’s, there comes a point in our lives, that we realise there is another form of life, that isn’t about flesh and blood. Then how else does it exist? It all serves a purpose, and equilibrium that we may not be able to fathom.
I see more now then ever, that our world is an essential piece of jigsaw puzzle, that makes up the bigger puzzle. That we may not come to understand in our little minds. but we can be part of it, when we come to that realisation and live from a way that encompasses the everything that is around us.
Shushila, I adore what you are saying here about the huge expanse of our universe and everything that is contained within it. I remember a few years ago going to the planetarium where we were shown star nurseries where stars were forming just below Orion’s belt and it was absolutely fascinating to have a glimpse into the wonders of our universe and to know that’s where we come from.
I am at a stage with my body now that if it wants a rest I have to rest as it just refuses to carry on in disregard. And sometimes all it needs as a stop moment where I lie down on the sofa not going to sleep but just resting. Then it tells me its rested and ready to go again. Before I used to push myself past these periods of tiredness but now I listen and I am developing a much deeper connection to myself and really enjoying the experience.
I understand the pushing of our bodies to the limit and then we collapse with the exhaustion disease. If we treat our bodies with the utmost respect, instead of throwing it around like a rag doll, it responds and it serves us longer hours, without the hours becoming long.
There is marked difference from living respectfully than with disregard, both leave our bodies in a different state. Much different when we have been so used to living, with abuse and disrespect, that when we live from consideration of everything, life is so much different. And then the games begin…
I have the same Mary, my body has got to a point where I can no longer override it in disregard, it speaks so loudly that I have to stop and rest.
Looking forward to the next round as when we reincarnate with the lived wisdom that we are obtaining this life, our living Stillness will be our normal way from day one.
My body is the way into the universe. New-age fluff talk or something that can be practically experienced and understood as a fact? Depends on who you ask but how life is lived and experienced does differ between the two stances.
Words come with an energetic Truth and our spirit has conveniently nudged words away from there Truth-full meaning so when we talk about our body it is the whole body that is working as one unit that which is the Cardio-centric, Esoteric, Inner-most-heart, Essence or Soul (all one and the same) that aligns our bodies to the universe.
It is interesting to feel that to build our relationship with the universe, we need to build our relationship with our body first. The body is our access point to the Universe. This is not what is conventionally taught, and yet it is the simplest of ways to access depths of love un-fathomed.
Why have we made life so complicated when as your words express it is so simple?
Wow Henrietta if what you are saying holds a grain of truth then we have seriously misguided ourselves by thinking that the answers to life are to be found somewhere out there, if we just keep looking hard enough we will find the answers. When actually if we build a relationship with ourselves and reconnect to our innermost point, that is the access point back to the universe, this reconnection is where it all begins where we can tap into a vastness of indescribable joy. I know its there because recently my body was filled with a sense of utter joy and my body felt light and so expanded this feeling last just a few minutes before it returned back into protection and dullness. However it is a marker in my body that there is such a way to be that isn’t airy fairy, pie in the sky or out there spiritualism, but tangible and real. This is what we will all return to, because if I can feel it we can all feel it and access it, I’m not special we are all special.
Thank you Susan for your sharing – a sharing that does indeed hold an awareness that we are a microcosm in a macrocosm and how grand the Universe is with its offering of opportunities to us.
How grand the Universe is, and we are a part of that grandness.
In reading this all I could feel was space and the beauty and immensity of it ‘now as I delve into my innermost I am beginning to understand that we are not alone on this planet but are an integral part of a relationship between our bodies (the microcosm) and the splendour that is forever reflected back to us by the Universe’ however, as you so rightly share when we start this exploration we are just at the very tip of the iceberg. Goodness, how can one not be humbled when feeling this.
Well said Vicky – we are but a tiny little part of the whole and yet the role we play holds such an immense importance as each of us plays a role that the universe cannot be without.
Deeply humbled Vicky, we are but a speck and yet so powerful.
It’s an interesting series of steps – we live in basic care of ourselves which is also disregard of the body and self neglect, which is normal and we may not realise; we choose to listen to the body and honour its communication so that we are caring for ourselves and loving the body; we begin to realise that body is part of the Universe, a part of God, and its particles are divine; the body can communicate much more than just what it needs on a physical level, it’s part of God and the Universe and can communicate that divine wisdom, truth and intelligence to show our way back to the love we are as souls. In this we could say that the body is deeply religious.
So beautiful to read your words and feel the holding power of the Universe.
Very beautifully expressed, ‘we begin to realise that body is part of the Universe, a part of God, and its particles are divine; the body can communicate much more than just what it needs on a physical level, it’s part of God and the Universe and can communicate that divine wisdom, truth and intelligence to show our way back to the love we are as souls.’
Melinda I adore what you are saying that our bodies are deeply religious, that if not interfered with, has immediate access to the one soul we all come from and will return to once again. This is an irrefutable law of the universe. For those of us that know this it seems to me to be our job to hold steady in what we know which will allow the rest of humanity to catch up and come out of the self neglect we have been living in for eons. We as a race of human-beings ‘think’ we are so smart and that we have all the answers to life and there are some people who in their arrogance ‘think’ they can play God and can dictate to the rest of the world their version of how life should be lived. (They are playing at being a false god) When in fact they are so empty they have allowed Astral energy to use their body in such a way that it has complete control over them they have become the human puppet. When the astral energy then leaves their body they will then experience the devastation of what they have allowed to enter their bodies. It really isn’t worth playing with astral energy at all and this is a lesson we all have to learn, so that we can access the one soul again.
I feel after a weekend of presentations that yes there is so much more than I could ever imagine. That we are so held in love and so looked after by the universe and yet for the majority of us this is not our reality. The truth has been hidden and we have been lied to on so many levels that we have lost our bearings.
And yet whatever may be hidden and withheld that holding love continues to expand and hold us.
Such an easy trap to fall into – the constant ‘doing’. Yet returning to stillness, to repose gives me space to feel what is needed and enables me to return to do what is necessary with greater awareness and clarity.
“When we move with ourselves in harmony we can feel that this offers others a space to move likewise ” We are always offering a reflection for others – be it for good or ill – harmony or chaos. Thus we have a responsibility when we move – not just for self.
Thank you Sue – always lovely to be reminded of our responsibility when it comes with love.
We have a responsibility in how we live, as people notice how we are, how we move, and how we live, what do we want to inspire them with?
“we all know deep down that our natural way is one of stillness and steadiness and yet we often feel pulled out by the drive and motivation that feeds a way of living that is both inharmonious and not living in unison with the world around us.” When we are pulled to drive and push through, I truly appreciate there is a call from our body to recognise that what we are taking as our normal is not normal at all.
So true Lucy – our body is the ‘marker of truth’ and the deeper we go in our relationship with our body the more we can feel that it is calling us back to live in harmony and grace with the Universe around us.
To me there is no doubt that there is something within us that quietly questions the choices we make even before we have made them seemingly. But how many of us actually stop to listen or do we silence that voice by eating and drinking to avoid what actually cannot be avoided at all – the return to our soul. At some point the spirit gets to feel that everything it has tried and I mean everything has been a complete waste of time and effort, it’s like feeling sick after eating that last piece of chocolate cake you really didn’t want it because you are so stuffed but you have it any way. After many turns around the sun acting out the same process you will discover that eating that last piece of chocolate cake wasn’t worth it and then you will move on to the next challenge and the next until you have mastered everything and then the great adventure really begins.
Mary I have a sense of the ‘great adventure beginning’ but I am also aware that I am at such an embryonic point in the great adventure that I am really only just dusting off my safari hat having been asleep in it for eons!
Alexis Stewart, I’m at that embryonic stage too, the pull back to our soul is now so strong and powerful; to resist we have to pull in an equally strong force, this is what we are witnessing in our society today. How the wayward spirit will resist even though it knows the return to soul is a universal law, still it plays the game of wilful delay even though it knows its game is over.
A deeply beautiful sharing, thank you Susan.
We’ve created a million methods to dice and slice and seperate but nothing can obliterate the simple fact that everything is unified and deeply interconnected. When you see science delve into atoms and cells you can’t deny they are mirrors of the stars.
Thank you Joseph for such a beautiful comment and reminder that we all come from the stars.
The anti-dote to drive: “Surrendering my body to this inspiring and intimate relationship between it and the Universe allows me to feel the support and the continuous offering of evolution from the pulse that is calling us to return to a way of living that is indicative of the harmonious space that is always waiting for our return.”
I am still learning to let go of the moments of drive that seem to come in to take over my day to day. I am tackling this in increments – observing, feeling when it comes in and then catching it as early as I can and then making a choice (not always easy due to the past accumulated choices) to not do it the same way again. And the more I am connected the easier it is to drop the drive and work with connection and a knowing of what is truly needed. And this then leaves no space for any drive. But it is a process as the drive just seems to keep sneaking in! And so I see it like a game, catch it stop it and re-imprint, over again as many times as needed till such time I know that the natural rhythm is solid in place and there is only purpose operating through me.
Thanks Henrietta for your comment, I also have the same thing in a huge momentum of drive, I haven’t applied the reimprinting though as steadily as you have, so I appreciate your words and support you’ve provided by sharing your experience.
I used to allow drive to run my body , I now say no to drive, it is a form of abuse, ‘What is it about us that we allow this continual and ongoing abuse – without which our soul would have greater freedom to access our body’.
When you contemplate we are part of the universe it is an extraordinary opportunity to bring the same level of grandness to our lives on earth.
Lucy this is gold – for essentially the macrocosm lies within the microcosm and when the microcosm expresses the macrocosm from within, the universe expands.
Yes indeed! I can feel an ease in my body which allows the expansion when I appreciate the grandness we are a part of. Simply offering myself a surrender to not feel like I am doing it all or am on my own, the body breaths with more ease and flow.
Susan you ask a really great question
“What is it about us that we allow this continual and ongoing abuse – without which our soul would have greater freedom to access our body,”
I feel from all that I have learnt over the years of knowing Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine that it is our spirit that has invested so heavily into creation rather than living in co-creation which would be with our soul it doesn’t want to admit it has made a huge blunder that creation isn’t it. We could say it comes to a realisation it has back the wrong horse. I feel that we get to a point where the spirit feels that it is no longer in control that is when it fights back the hardest and if we do not stay steady it has the capacity to catapult us deep into creation again.
Yes. Sometimes it feels the more I commit the more my spirit fights back and I revert to old habits that I thought had died long ago. Spirit really doesn’t want to let go. Consistency feels more important than ever in my day to day life.
If we considered that each and every movement has a ripple effect then would we move differently? Would we be more aware? I would, in fact I am when I am choosing to be aware of it. Yet this is not taught to us when we are young, at home or at school and therefore we are irresponsible with our movements and actions. What if we expended this to our thoughts as well 😯heavens – that would put the cat amongst the pigeons 🤣
Lucy there is so much that we are not taught as part of our education. In fact our education system seems to be set up to teach the complete opposite of what it is to live in a way that is harmonious with the planet we live on. The moment we enter the education system we are taught to not trust what we can feel and know but to look outside of ourselves for the answers. We regurgitate information that has not been checked for the truth. For example I was reading some philosophy books and the utter dribble that these so called self styled philosophers mostly men were writing which is now part of the curriculum just beggars belief that we have allowed this to not only be written, but it is consider to be essential in that it can be taught to others? What have we done? What has happened to just pure common sense that would tell us that a lot of what has been written is not worth the paper it was written on. What if the education system and its teachings are a deliberate attempt to keep us from accessing the truth of who we are?
Deeply beautiful Susan, thank you for sharing that we too are a magnificent part of the grandness of the Universe.
You ask the question Sue
“is there something greater and grander at work and far beyond our human imagination – and are we a part of this?”
For me I have always know there is more to us than we care to admit that we have encased ourselves in a bubble and so have removed ourselves from the truth of the grandness we come from and are a part of. This I feel is the core of our unrest and dissatisfaction many of us have with life.
Knowing we’re much more than physical body and our particles are of the same quality as the universe and stars connects us something much grander. Beautiful to be held in equal harmony with the universe.
Yes, it feels like we are being held by something far grander than ourselves and never alone. It supports us to also detach from the emotional turmoil of life and find a more steady way to be.
My mind is the greatest obstacle to allowing the soul’s wisdom to be heard and felt. It doesn’t like the discipline of learning a different way to be and being responsible for the quality of thoughts and movements. I now know and love the moments of stillness and connection which feel so harmonious and expansive. We are part of a much grander whole.
Bernadette I agree with you that our mind is the greatest obstacle to allowing the soul’s wisdom to be heard. We have been taught from young to operate from our mind at the expense of our bodies and this has hindered our natural way of being in connection to our bodies.
Absolutely agree with you Bernadette, to me our minds are actually our worst enemy and yet we rely on our minds all the time as we are constantly thinking, even when we are doing something our minds can be occupied thinking something else; so we are not fully concentrating on what we are doing. I also know that my mind hates any form stillness and wants to be in the constant motion of doing. It’s like I don’t want to let go because if I let go I’m not me the individual anymore and if I’m not me, then who am I?
‘We are part of a much grander whole’ and we are responsive to that whole, which explains why we’ve stuffed ourselves up to the extent that we have, because we are operating as Minuscule Mini Me’s that constantly work against the natural pull and flow of Life rather than simply surrendering to the Blindingly Magnificent Mass that we all are a part of.
Which totally turns upside down the often quoted belief that as one person we cannot make a difference. We so can and do with our every movement. So what is the quality we choose?
Simply acknowledging that our bodies do have an intimate relationship with the universe is the start of experiencing a remarkable wisdom and vitality in us that is irrespective of our age, gender and even level of wellness.
When I am in a drive, my body is hardened and I am usually very impatient and reactive to what I see and tend to judge people. However, when I first start by reconnecting to my inner heart my movements that follow are more flowing and gentle. I am open and let people in. I am patient and understanding, loving and deeply caring.
And reflection is our greatest form of communication so as we walk the bigger picture is exposed.
Relinquishing our old ways is something like eliminating those negative post on Facebook they can keep coming and it is up to us to redefine our reference points to who we are so that what ever is thrown at us is like water of a ducks back as nothing will stick.
SO true, we just re-imprint each time an opportunity comes around again.
Absolutely Lucy, as the slightest reaction takes away our ability to re-imprint, so it is great to be opportunistic and eliminate negativities the moment we clock them entering our being.
Acceptance, surrender and deepening all support us to fall back into the All that we are.
“Through the teachings of the Ageless Wisdom as presented by Serge Benhayon, I have come to understand that each tiny movement has an impact on the whole that is our forever expanding Universe.” Beautiful Susan. Taking responsibility for our actions, for they affect the whole – something I wasn’t consciously aware of before attending Universal Medicine presentations, but as soon as I heard this teaching my body knew it was true.
And whilst my head might get overwhelmed by this responsibility, my body loves the opportunity to move with respect and care for everyone and everything.
I had not considered this level of responsibility before Universal Medicine but it has offered me an internal connection that has re-sparked an inner knowing that feels very old – as old as the stars 🙂
“When we move with ourselves in harmony we can feel that this offers others a space to move likewise –” Yes it feels beautiful to move feeling ‘full’ of ourselves, walking with grace. When I see others moving like this I cannot but be inspired.
I totally agree with you sueq2012 to move feeling ‘full’ of ourselves is to return to the intimacy we all crave. When we move with this ‘full-ness’ it does inspire others because that is what they also want to be ‘full’ of themselves. This is our deepest craving.
Untangling and freeing oneself from behaviour patterns and “the miasma of ideals and beliefs that seem to be threaded throughout our lives” is to remove the chains that keep one fettered in a cage away from one’s true self.
The more we accept this immutable truth that we are an integral part in the whole Universe, the more we come to realize that our every thought, word and movement contributes to the quality of the whole and so the question arises – what quality do we want to be a part of? Absolutely harmonious or chaotic destruction?
I cannot accept a lack of responsibility on my part for everything I become aware of, as there is always another way to be and live.
Now that is what I call truly living ‘As I have refined and redefined my relationship with my body, I have expanded my understanding of myself – and more latterly of the Universe. I no longer feel separate from the Universe – it feels as though there is a constant conversation not only between my body and me but one that takes place and is ongoing between each of us and a greater wisdom as we learn and understand more and more that we are part of something magnificent, and yet at the same time a reality that reveals itself the deeper we connect.’ #insiping ✨
When we connect to and appreciate miracles inside our bodies it can support us to have some idea of the immensity of the Universe we live in and its grand cycles that we are immutably a part of, an immensity that is too big for us to fully comprehend any other way.
“..this was more apparent at weekends or on holiday when I stopped the drive of daily life and when there was space for my body to make itself heard and when I took time to listen to my body.” This is very true, I hear often that people get ill in their holidays and then complain about the bad luck. But what if it’s not bad luck but our bodies showing us that how we are living is not supporting it?
If you look at the number of cruise ships that offer the excess of everything and the outbreak of diseases like the Norovirus. Is an example of what happens when we don’t support our body.
And this is a form of abuse, not supporting and nurturing our bodies.
Years ago I knew someone who was an editor of a newspaper and every weekend, they would get migraines and spend most of the time recovering in time for work on the Monday. They knew it was stress related as their body was communicating loud and clear, the doctors knew it was stress related but they didn’t change their life style, so we could say it comes down to the choices we choose to make or not.
ha ha yes, my body used to show me every holiday I went on and it used to drive me bonkers! But looking back I knew I worked extra hard to leave everything complete, my in-tray empty, my desk clear, and all at the expense of my body. It never occurred to me consider if there was a more efficient way to work all year round.
I love what you share because we just don’t put two and two together and see how we are working just before our ‘well deserved’ holiday is actually that what ruins our holiday in the first place! Life makes so much more sense when we see that how we live now is actually creating our future.
“What is it about us that we allow this continual and ongoing abuse – without which our soul would have greater freedom to access our body” And perhaps that is the name of the game, because when we stop the abuse, we open the door to our soul and a whole other way of life that requires us to be fully responsible for our emotional responses, thoughts, attitudes and actions, bringing a depth and purpose to life that our wayward behaviours have no place in at all.
“What is it about us that we allow this continual and ongoing abuse?” We’ve collectively and en masse forgotten who we are that’s what. But we shall collectively and en masse remember again, and when we do none of us will even entertain the idea of abuse let alone allow it to take place.
As you say Rowena, when we stop the abuse the gateway to the soul opens even wider. So why do we (unconsciously maybe) strive so hard to prevent this?
“I feel as though I am only touching the tip of the iceberg as I explore my understanding of myself and the Universe” So true Susan. There is so much more for us to re-discover about our selves and understand about the eternally expanding Universe we live in, life long learning.
The universe is space, which is made up of gases and particles this to me is like a huge web of connective tissue. We are made up of the same particles of the universe that is an undeniable fact. So if we are made up of these particles we must be the same as the space in the universe, the universe is the body of God so therefore we are part of God which is why it has been termed in the past that we are the sons of God, actually we are ourselves Gods; we must be if you take this all the way to its conclusion. If we are made of the same particles as God then we are him and he is us.
Opening myself up to the conversation that’s taking place between me and the universe is something from reading this I’m inspired to do. I’ve heard the expression not playing small and have shied away feeling oh that’s too much responsibility, but really it’s not. It’s simply being open, humble and letting the conversation with the universe be heard and felt; expressing from this point and not from the smallness of thinking it’s only about me and that I’ve got to come up with the goods rather than allowing being part of the wonders of the universe to be expressed through me.
“As I have refined and redefined my relationship with my body, I have expanded my understanding of myself …” The most amazing gift offered to us by the work of Universal Medicine, palpable tools that enable us to re-connect to our body and inner wisdom and hence know our selves by the multitude of Universal qualities that flow through us.
” I no longer feel separate from the Universe” and when we do, we never again feel isolated or alone knowing our equal place and connection with it.
Currently I feel incredibly held and supported by the Universe. I feel that there is an unspoken dialogue going on between us but not so much that I am separate to the universe, more that I am an integrated piece of itself being supported to move in a particular way. And that way feels like a continual reabsorbtion back into itself.
Many people have those stop moments where they have an opportunity to reevaluate the life they are leading. Something shifts within us and suddenly the ‘normal’ way of life doesn’t feel so normal after all.
Then we have a choice to listen to our inner voice or dismiss it and go deeper into ‘normal’
This is called free will, I call it the game of snakes and ladders because that choice once made could be life changing or not.
“I have come to understand that each tiny movement has an impact on the whole that is our forever expanding Universe.” Illustrating the immense responsibility we have in this world to take care of the quality of each ripple we make as they wash over everything in their path, people and all.
Each movement is a reflection to another, ‘When we move with ourselves in harmony we can feel that this offers others a space to move likewise’.
So much is offered in these words ‘…this was more apparent at weekends or on holiday when I stopped the drive of daily life…’ if we are in a ‘drive’ like this in our daily life and it covers up so much introducing stop moments allows us the opportunity to be aware of our body and it’s ways of communicating to us once more.
Drive feels like a locomotive train in my body and my body feels like it’s crushed under it’s mechanical wheels. It leaves my body aching, especially across the backs of my shoulders and up into my neck. I am practicing recognising when I go into drive or anxiety and to the best of my ability getting myself out. I have been using very gentle connective tissue movements to help me to reconnect back to a deeper and truer quality.
When we study the anatomy and physiology of a human cell we gain access to the most extraordinary microcosm of activity taking place within us that does not, thank goodness, rely on our conscious instruction to function, but responds instead to the deeper rhythms and intelligence of the Universe that quietly flows through us all day long.
The human body is so truly amazing, and doesn’t the humble activity of the cells expose the superficiality of the mind and the current source of intelligence we draw on? The mind can think it’s quite clever and the human can identify with that cleverness, but the cell is so exquisitely intelligent constantly working for the whole and not against itself.
‘It was a murmuring as though I had a deep voice within that was offering me the truth, even when I wasn’t ready to hear it.’ This resonates with me also Susan. I also felt that I was looking for the truth but only ever founds pieces of it until more recently.
The murmuring never goes away, it is a constant tension that calls us back.