What is the Body?
The last paragraph of our special theme says:
You will identify with what you think will make you safe. Whatever it may be, you will believe that it is one with you. Your safety lies in truth, and not in lies. Love is your safety. Fear does not exist. Identify with love, and you are safe. Identify with love, and you are home. Identify with love, and find your Self.
What do I identify with? It’s possible that the mind will answer this question truthfully. For example, if you are identified with the body and with fear, the mind may give that answer. However, sometimes the mind will say, “I am identified with love,” or “spirit” or “awareness,” when that isn’t true.
How do we know, with honesty, what we are identified with? NTI Philippians recommends that we watch the body. Since the body follows the thoughts that we believe and value, the body will demonstrate what we are identified with. NTI Philippians, Chapter 2 says:
The way you operate in the world is a reflection of your faith and your belief. For the way you operate is not action, but the image of the expression of thought.
Trust that you do not know yourself, because you have not observed that closely until now. Realize that your purpose is to ensure that your faith is placed with the motive you have chosen. Be clear on this purpose, and then observe yourself.
What is it that you find yourself doing? Why are you doing it? Is that action evidence that your faith is placed with your motive, or are you finding that you have placed your faith elsewhere?
Be careful that you do not judge that which you see and observe. Separate yourself from the body. See the body as not you. See it merely as evidence of thought that is in your mind. See it as a learning device and nothing else.
When you look at the body, which is showing you what you have asked to see, what is it that you discover? What do you learn about your mind?
Realize, now, who you are as you watch this body and learn from it. Realize that you did not know, and so you lived in ignorance before. But now you do know, and it is your will to correct the ignorance you lived by before.
Be grateful for this body and all it is teaching you, for in partnership with this learning device you will correct the mind. You will bring faith into alignment with motive through your own desire to do so.
So today, watch the body with the desire to learn what you are identified with. The goal today is self-honesty.
I will not use the body’s eyes today.
The lessons says, “Christ is our eyes today. And through His sight we offer healing to the world through Him, the holy Son whom God created whole; the holy Son whom God created one.”
We have already set a purpose for today. We are using today to discover what we are identified with, the body-mind or life-awareness-presence. As we watch the body in order to make this discovery, we may see things we are tempted to judge. Instead, let’s watch the body with Christ-eyes. Let’s bring healing energy to whatever we see by watching with the Loving All Method instead of with self-judgment.
If you have 30 minutes for meditation today, I recommend this meditation: