As I unite in consciousness with my own Loving Presence, I unite with Divine Mind. Divine Mind is Infinite Being—it is now, here, always. I exist in Divine Mind, as It does in me, united forever—One. It leads me to Itself through my consciousness of my Self: my consciousness of my Self, as Infinite Being is Oneness with Divine Mind, is my Peace, is my wholeness, is my Unity with All.
When I started this Journey, it was, as it so often is, about Love, and transmuting hurt-pain-suffering into and through Love.
I know that’s where I started, but it’s not where I am being lead, so I feel confused and inconsistent. It’s still about Love, but it’s about preparing the body to allow more Love: healing the body.
Physical pain and discomfort prohibit joy, prohibit peace, prohibit compassion and understanding. Physical pain and discomfort can be all-consuming, with no room to feel anything else.
This is why I am being lead to healing the body. I am not looking for physical healing for the sake of physical healing; I am looking for physical healing for the sake of creating the conditions in my life to allow more joy, peace, compassion, understanding, and Love. And that means feeling good in my body.
When the shoe fits, the foot is forgotten.
When the belt fits, the belly is forgotten.
When the body fits, the ego is forgotten.
This is my adaptation of a section of the Chaung Tzu parable, When the Shoe Fits. The meaning is that pain and discomfort draw our attention, and keep us fixed on the source of the pain. The ego is invested in keeping our attention on the body, through pain or discomfort. When we are healthy, and can forget the body because there is no pain, the ego has nothing to anchor us. Naturally, and easily, the ego and what it represents disappears; Love and Peace are revealed.
Working toward greater physical health, is the physical aspect of the Rumi quote: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Striving for physical health is removing those barriers to Love, literally within yourself, your body.
There is one more aspect of this that I am seeing, that I want to mention. On day 25 of the last Journey, I said this, “Here’s the bottom line: Material things (like a physical body, food, water, shelter, loving relationships) are necessary to live as human beings. We can use things to seek the Divine or we can use things to support the ego-lower mind. The more things we devote to seeking the Divine, the more we are given to use to seek the Divine. How responsible are you? How do you use the gifts you have?” At the time, I did not understand how it applied to Journey of Worth, and after that day, it never came up again in that Journey.
I think it has spilled over into this Journey, and this Journey is also working on the themes of using material things (like a physical body) to seek the Divine, thus connecting worth, with health. It’s also about personal responsibility and choice. Putting nourishment in the body is a very tangible equivalent to putting thoughts in your head; each is equally important.
About 8 months ago, I bought a Nutri-bullet, and decided fairly quickly that it was the best investment I have made for my health in a long time. I’ve been doing green and fruit smoothies almost daily since I bought it. Now, I’ve been reading the book, Medical Medium, which talks about the healing benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables. I am going to begin to increase my conscious use of my Nutri-bullet, along with the new information in this book, to really work on healing my body.