Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Lesson #17: Working with the Physical

Last week we discussed the four main aspects of human life: the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, and how we need to maintain at least a minimal level of health in each of these areas in order to be balanced and well. If we consistently neglect one or more of these parts of ourselves, it will eventually wreak havoc on our lives.

I emphasized the importance of the spiritual, because that's what I do, but contemplating this topic brought to the fore the area of my life that has never really felt in alignment with who I really am. That would be the physical, which is often the case for spiritually-focused people. We often reside six feet from our bodies and then feel betrayed when our bodies let us down.

So, I was thinking about my current levels of contentment---mentally, emotionally and spiritually---and began feeling sad about the fact that I still binged on sugar, didn't get enough sleep, had recurring illnesses, and hadn't been to pilates for well over a year. It was the only area of my life where I felt lonely, even though most of my friends have always had the same issues, which we have spoken about regularly. What was this loneliness about?

What I realized was that even though my internal guidance was happy to give me pearls of wisdom on how to love and care for my body, and often helped me understand the basis of my disconnect, the fact was that all this great wisdom was lost on me. I felt that my Higher Self, angels, and God didn't have the slightest idea what it was like to live in a body. If anything, their guidance just made me feel like a dunce who couldn't learn the most basic of principles, regardless of how brilliant the teacher was. The guidance never stuck. It was as if there was nothing (in me) for it to sick to.

Have you ever had that experience? You hear or momentarily realize some great wisdom, only to have it roll off of you and disappear into a ditch? It's terribly frustrating. Well, in realizing (for the first time ever) the extreme loneliness of my perceived situation, I put out a small plea for help to the universe, and what happened next was miraculous. It was an example to me of how we can't do life alone, and how the universe is just waiting to help us if we'll only ask.

Next week I'll share with you what happened that was so profoundly healing for me. But in the meantime, please do this: consider what area of your life causes you the most concern. Is it within the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual part of your life? Get specific. Where do you feel stuck, hopeless, or like a victim? Next, I'd like you to ask the universe for a miracle. This miracle may come in any form, from a shift in your own perception to a shiny new opportunity. Ask, and if you're willing to receive, sweetheart, it will be given to you. I'll see you next week.