The Body’s Purpose

Edited in Prisma app with Leya

We’re all walking around with these things. What are they for?

As I have written about recently, I was brought up on and stuck to a very egoic philosophy for much of my life. That philosophy was that I am my body.

That I am judged for my body, controlled by a body, living in a body, and have life and death by bodily terms.

(see also https://www.carriefit.com/weight-loss-why/ and https://www.carriefit.com/normalize-all-bodies-in-fitness/)

These theories that I lived by caused years of anxiety and depression, ruined relationships, and destroyed my inner peace. Think about it: if you live and die by this body, what do you really have, and what kind of judgement have you placed on yourself?

I found A Course in Miracles around about 2005, thanks to Marianne Williamson, and got deeper into my daily practice around 2015. In between, there was a huge transition and major spiritual awakening that took place, which left me thinking:

What is this body and why?

A Course in Miracles explains that the body is merely a means of communication. This and only this.

Now, reading that, I was pretty confused at first.

This body that I walk around with does nothing but talk to people? Well, then, why have a body at all, why not just a head and a mouth? What’s the purpose of all of it?

As you know, my JOB is based on bodily health, which multiplied my confusion. Because, if the body doesn’t matter, does my WORK matter? I am quite convinced that it does, considering that the work in the body has greatly transformed people’s state of mental health and led to a greater quality of life.

Then, I was in a scary situation.

You’ve been there. You’re in a place where suddenly, everything in you starts firing up. Your heart races, you start sweating, and your hair stands up.

Get the hell out of here” is what your body is telling you.

OH.

The body is a means of communication.

The body communicates with bodies, spiritual beings, instinct, and the divine.

And a body in good function can function in these places much better than one that is energetically blocked with poor health.

This is why my body matters, why my work matters, why our communication matters, why our mind-body-spiritual practices matter. Why we continue to develop the muscles and eat the food of the earth.

Being still and knowing is within the mind AND body, and that will be the means of communication from the spiritual guiding forces and the messages sent by other humans to and through you.

Yes, your body matters. Keep loving thy self and loving thy body.

More to discuss on walking around on this earth in a body that is female…. we have a lot to talk about on that topic. Because, guys, it’s not just our hormones and organs that make this life experience different. It is literally every moment of every life experience that makes female living a completely different experience.

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