What is the Body?
Since we have been contemplating this special theme, we have looked at several ways the body deceives:
- It seems like life-awareness is a byproduct of the body’s physical processes.
- It appears that “my awareness” and “your awareness” are separate.
- The body dies, which seems to prove that we are not the one awareness that is eternal nature.
- The body emphasizes duality and differences because it can be healthy or sick, fit or injured, strong or weak, etcetera.
- The body acts out thoughts that are believed, which gives those thoughts more apparent reality.
- When we are identified with the body, it seems like we experience the world and duality directly, and we are affected by them.
Our special theme says, “Made to be fearful, must the body serve the purpose given it.” And in most cases, it does.
However, our special theme goes on to say, “But we can change the purpose that the body will obey by changing what we think that it is for.”
Today, please contemplate the purpose you would like the body to obey. Also, contemplate how the body can be used/moved differently in order to follow that purpose.
My heart is beating in the peace of God.
Earlier in Gentle Healing, we created visualization plans for ourselves. We contemplated those plans for 6 weeks. Similarly, today’s lesson is a visualization plan. Notice it is written in present tense, as if it is already lived.
“Peace fills my heart, and floods my body with the purpose of forgiveness. Now my mind is healed, and all I need to save the world is given me. … I am the messenger of God, directed by His Voice, sustained by Him in love, and held forever quiet and at peace within His loving Arms.”
If this vision feels right for you, contemplate today’s lesson throughout the day as it is written. However, if you feel called to a different vision, write your own vision, and contemplate it instead. You might feel called to spend a day with the vision that you wrote previously, when we spent 6 weeks with our visualization plans, or you might feel called to a completely new vision that feels right for you now.
Remember to write your visualization plan in present tense language. A vision might arise as you contemplate the purpose you would like the body to follow.
Note: We will not spend six weeks with this visualization plan, so be with it lovingly today.
If you have 30 minutes for meditation, I recommend this meditation: