It’s clear when we talk regarding spirituality and living a more spiritual life, to skip about the body. We use expressions alike, we are a spirit having a human experience. Or, focus on the essence, not on the form. This emphasis is ever away from the corporeal body since it isn’t really who we are. Many of us who have strived with weight or body image matters absolutely know this to be true. I am more than simply a body. There were years while I saw my body as the opponent — it was bulky and ugly. Why would I need to be in it?
I needed to dissociate from it completely. It was clearly not me. Even today, working beside people on stress management, I mark this issue. Because we promptly dissociate from our bodies the minute we feel helpless. This can be from anxiety, stress, phobia or trauma. It’s as if we jump right out of the body and fly over it somewhere where it feels safer. I appear to believe that we are spirits having a social experience but our job here in this world isn’t to deny the human part, the physical aspect, but willing to embrace it. For that, I was so happy when I recently discovered a testimony of Deepak Chopra’s in which he states-The body is the garden of the soul. While we find that our consciousness has forgotten our bodies, what can we do?
Unluckily, the world we live in just shows to get faster and faster all the time. When our minds get absorbed into that whirlwind, of do-more-faster, it conveys both our bodies and souls into stress. See if you can start to become conscious of the triggers that drive you right out of your body. Is it a special person? Are you overloaded with your job? Is it feeling like there is just too much to do?
Usually, it isn’t enough what is happening around us as it is our response to it. How can feel the disorder rolling around you at home, at the job, and in the world without getting it on? Think on commuting. That reason people lots of stress. What can you do to get that time more fun? Could you hear uplifting music? Perhaps even a CD course? How could you turn that experience so that you arrive happily and grounded rather than upset and disassociated?
Once you start to appreciate the pattern — while you are leaving your body because of stress — you can take action! The active and easiest remedy is to breathe. Take a long breath and bring your consciousness into the body by picking your energy back down into it. As you breathe, you can even shut your eyes and think yourself returning to your body within the chakras. Begin at the top of your head, your crown chakra, and go your way down your spine all the access to the first chakra, found at the base of the spine.
We often fly out of our bodies because someone or something triggers a fear response in us and we instantly feel unsafe. But we’re actually not remarkably effective when we’re hovering in orbit. In this position, we are usually unclear, and unable to take focused. Alternatively, we have to fill ourselves back into the body. This allows us to take clear, short and deep action.
I practised to think my body was the opponent but after years of controlling on myself, I overcame my eating disorder and the negative thinking around that. Now I have learned to enjoy and like my body. That’s why I responded with Deepak Chopra’s affirmation: The body is the garden of the soul. While I see my body as this holy container that houses my soul, I want to approach it even more respectfully. That means feeding it Natural Quality foods, presenting it exercise, rest, and recreation, and favour it.