Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Thursday, April 12, 2018

What did you do for yourself today?

Your mind can deceive you and put all kinds of barriers between you and your nature; but your body does not lie. Your body tells you, if you attend to it, how your life is and if you are living from your soul or from the labyrinths of your negativity. . . . The human body is the most complex, refined, and harmonious totality.

The soul is not simply within the body, hidden somewhere within its recesses. The truth is rather the converse. Your body is in the soul. And the soul suffuses you completely.

Our bodies speaks volumes
Oh sure
There are germs, and viruses
Cancer is a reality
So is arthritis, and so much more

But we are bodysoul
We are incarnation
Spirit enfleshed
Flesh inspirited

And so it is
It is irrefutable
That the state of our body
Often reflects (at least to some degree)
The state of our soul

But not just the state of our soul
Whether our soul is awake
For if we are not connected to the spiritual side of our being
We are incomplete

And it shows

I know
I “feel it in my bones”
That when I am stressed

When I am closed down
Closed off
Out of touch with the Sacred

I suffer

Everything hurts
And what doesn’t hurt doesn’t work
(as the saying goes)

But it is true
That when I am integrated within myself
And in touch with all aspects of who I am
Soul and body

That my body finds a place of greater ease
And when I am in that place of negativity and darkness
My body experiences dis-ease

So let us pay attention
Let us attend to that complex creature
that we see in the mirror

It’s not that hard
A minute (or 20) here and there
A walk
A few deep breathes
A little mindfulness

So here is the question
What did you do for your soul/body

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