We are spiritual beings having a human experience. The physical body is the vehicle through which we can experience being human. Our physical body is the vessel that houses the soul through which Spirit can materialize and through which matter can spiritualize.
The human experience is the integration of spirit and matter, through our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual selves. These selves are connected to other selves and other beings (human and otherwise), and which make up the greater whole.
The human body is more than just a physical entity. It is a multi-dimensional and multi-level energy system.
There is so much more than what the human, physical eye can see. And it is essential that we expand our understanding and consciousness beyond what we can only see, hear, feel, or touch physically.
“We are beings of energy, living in a universe composed of energy.”
Willliam Collinge, Ph.D.,
Author, Subtle Energy: Awakening to the Unseen Forces in our Lives
When we realize this, we will not only learn to better take care of ourselves, we will shift how we have treated our bodies. We will employ appropriate tools and techniques, from various traditions and ideologies, those that target beyond the physical aspect of our bodies.
How essential are the health and wellness products and services that we invest in? Do they enhance only the external appearance of our bodies, or do they bring out and magnify the beauty of our souls and spirits? Do we choose wisely and consciously what we feed our body, mind, emotion, spirit?
Do we not exercise our right and take caution on who enters our homes? Then why not give the same, if not even more attention on who and what we allow to enter our bodies and our energy field — physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
How can we treat our bodies as a temple of God?
- By incorporating sensible health and wellness practices that will allow the soul the richness of its experience and fullness of its expression — just as how our soul intended it prior to our incarnation
- By employing a holistic and integrated approach to our health, and seeing ourselves as a whole person
- By utilizing appropriate healing, health and wellness practices available from various traditions — practices that target the totality of our being, body, mind, emotions, spirit
- By addressing not just a specific disease or treating a specific symptom, believing that we are healed when we get rid of the symptom. Health is NOT the absence of an illness.
- By developing an intimate relationship with our bodies and listening to our bodies’ wisdom. The body has its own intelligence. You’ll be surprised by what our bodies are conveying to us, if only we learn the habit of paying attention to it and listening to what it’s telling us. For example, there is always a metaphysical explanation to every illness, injury or pain. The road to true healing and full recovery begins by finding out what is the message that the illness, injury or pain is telling us.
- By being the ultimate authority of our own bodies through making informed and empowered choices and decisions — doing our homework, researching, and educating ourselves, and not giving our power away by relying solely on the opinions and advice of medical experts or other figures of authority
- By making healing, health and wellness not only one aspect of our lives, rather a way of life
Let us also remember that the body has its innate healing abilities. We have enormous capacities to heal, if we give ourselves permission.
May we all treat our bodies with utmost care and respect, just as how the Divine designed and intended it to be.
And may our bodies be truly worthy of the honor and reverence as any temple of God so deserves.
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