Claiming Back My Body

I have been a master of lending my body in the service of others – of allowing others to do what they need to do with it to survive. I have seen my body as something that is not just for me, but also for everyone – in a way that has been at the great expense of me.

I would never knowingly abuse another person, or allow another to be abused, but I have willingly accepted abuse from others, and have certainly abused myself.

I have done this in many ways: in my role as the ‘good daughter’, ‘always available lover’, ‘do-anything-for-you friend’, ‘24/7 mother’, ‘caring doctor’ and ‘devoted wife’.

Well, all that is about to change.

My body is not just a vessel for myself or others to use as they will and discard when they are done.

My body is not just flesh, blood and bone that will die with me.

My body is made of particles of the Universe – particles that have been here since the beginning of time. These particles came from the stars, and have made up many bodies before mine, and will be in many bodies hereafter.

I am the custodian of these particles, and the space they occupy in the universe. I am responsible for this space, and for what happens on it, around it, and within it.

Knowing this, changes everything. It makes life far less personal, and far more lovely and grand. It makes it easier to see the big picture, and the part that I play in it. It makes me stop and think before I do anything that may harm – me or anyone or anything else.

What sort of food will support this space in the universe?

What type of drink will I let flow through its vessels and into its every cell?

What kind of thoughts will I allow in here?

How will I move these particles that make me up?

Am I truly appreciating what I have been given here?

When I see myself in this way, I see myself as God. Not in a mad or grandiose way, but as a matter of fact. These particles come from God and are God. So I am God too. And so are you.

Inspired by a healing session with Michael Benhayon – Master of delivering the ‘throwaway’ line that takes you into a deep process of healing and greater awareness.

by AM

Further Reading:
Who I Really Am
Our Universal Relationship: Have We Checked Our Inbox Lately?
Essence

861 thoughts on “Claiming Back My Body

  1. The responsibility we have for our divine particles is huge and I am only just realising this. Our body may return to the earth but our divine particles are part of the greater universe and will flow into another being after I no longer walk this earth. This takes self responsibility to a whole new level. Great reflection, AM.

  2. ‘I am the custodian of these particles, and the space they occupy in the universe. I am responsible for this space, and for what happens on it, around it, and within it.’ This sentence changes everything, it changes the way I look at myself, the relationship I have with my body and the way I look and see others. It stops life being about me and makes life about everyone.

  3. “Our particles belong to the Universe” the magnitude of this understanding changes everything and gives us the responsibility to live in harmony with every other particle in the Universe.

  4. Our body does belong to the Universe and has God throughout, so it is only natural that it supports us to return to this Truth. We are one with everything, and our bodies support us in so many ways to heal all that we have lived or are currently living that is not inline with this Truth. They do an amazing job with no pay, no holidays, and most of the time little to no appreciation. But they are tireless in their quest for us to return to a natural state of balance, one where we once again remember that we are from God and everything in the Universe and beyond.

  5. ‘I am the custodian of these particles, and the space they occupy in the universe. I am responsible for this space, and for what happens on it, around it, and within it.’ I love this, because it asks us to take responsibility for everything we do, and most of all how we are with ourselves.

  6. How heavenly is it to feel that we are all divine particles of the universe that embody the breath of God. What an amazing responsibility we hold as custodians of our bodies to treat them with the utmost tender loving care. Sounds pretty cool to me.

  7. Gorgeous reflection AM, one which I can so easily relate to. Such a powerful lesson that our particles are not ours, they come from God, they are God, we are god; such a simple divine truth.

  8. Not only mentally knowing but deeply accepting that we are part of the Universe, part of God, takes all the trying, struggling and survival away, because we then know and feel that we are held by God.

  9. I love the strength that comes through from the words that make up the title of this blog. This morning I was reflecting on the fact that I have not had any days off sick from work this year. One main reason is that I have honoured and respected my body more. Instead of trying to be perfect in terms of getting everything done, I have allowed myself to be less than perfect in order to rest when I have felt to, and not push through and keep going at my bodies expense.

  10. What a gorgeous reminder AM that we are all God and come from God; our responsibility is to live this divinity in everything we do;
    “When I see myself in this way, I see myself as God. Not in a mad or grandiose way, but as a matter of fact. These particles come from God and are God. So I am God too. And so are you”.

  11. Thank you for expressing as you have done so Anne. It is a grand and magnificent responsibility we have as custodians of particles that make up the universe.

  12. When we see ourselves as a part of a much greater whole, there’s a call to take greater care and responsibility for our actions, thoughts and movements. We are all interconnected and everything that we do affects the whole.

  13. ‘I am the custodian of these particles, and the space they occupy in the universe. I am responsible for this space, and for what happens on it, around it, and within it.’ Beautifully said AM, knowing this brings a level of responsibility in the choices I am making and if they are supportive and loving of myself and others.

  14. Having an awareness of the bigger picture changes everything as you have beautifully shared AM, it asks us to take responsibility for looking after ourselves and what we are truly reflecting to others with our every thought and movement.

  15. Exquisite AM – every word rings true. Custodians we are, of a divinely constellated body of particles designed solely to be the vessel through which the light of our Soul, the light of God is lived on earth.

  16. When we get ‘self’ out of the way and have an awareness of the bigger picture and The Plan – we know teamwork is required and that each one of us is important – but the whole even is more so. Then individualisation can be left behind.

  17. Absolutely AM, I also know Michael Benhayon by these throwaway lines. He presents life in such truth and clear manner – that instantly those lines will remain in one’s mind when this is truly appreciated. Those lines for example like ‘back yourself ‘can go in such depth that one can truly heal and so be able to get into the next layer of awareness in evolution, by choice.

  18. We often think we are being loving or good or nice or even responsible when we put others ahead of ourselves but the truth is the opposite. It is actually abusive and irresponsible to allow or accept any abuse whatsoever and that includes to ourselves. True love holds everyone equal and considers the all.

  19. Wow. When we can appreciate our body in this way, there’s no excuse not to give it as much love as we possibly can. And it makes self-love and self-nurturing so very impersonal.

  20. ha ha yes a throw away line that starts a wonderful healing process. Imagine that, our bodies as part of the universe. It offers an opportunity to think beyond the short term satisfaction to the senses of many of the foods and drinks we indulge in. When I consider the Universe, I get a sense of stillness, so do I foster that stillness in me or do I avoid it with sugar and other stimulants. Makes me stop and consider…what if…

  21. I can so relate to the opening paragraph, AM: ‘I have been a master of lending my body in the service of others – of allowing others to do what they need to do with it to survive. I have seen my body as something that is not just for me, but also for everyone – in a way that has been at the great expense of me.’ I am coming out of a long history of doing exactly what you describe here. My body was at the whim of all the forces flying around and I let that happen through indulging in contraction. I have come a long way, but as I get stronger, I see more and more detail in how I am continuing to do this in certain situations. How many more rounds around the sun will it take?

  22. Ha – AM you share exactly how simple it is and how we are part of something big – Universe. Some fact we can not escape. What we are given by this fact is that we belong to a Universal Order. And a question for us all can then be asked: are we contributing to this divine Universal order or moving against it?

  23. Deeply powerful title which encompasses the irony of how we hand our body over for others to use and abuse at our expense! When we recognise our responsibility to look after the particles in our body to be of service then it automatically follows that we will take greater responsibility for how we are with ourselves and our bodies which benefits everyone.

  24. I love the questions that you pose AM that it is not just about the physical aspects of how I care for my body but also the thoughts that I choose and from there how I move through life, but for me the key one is the appreciation I am building for what I have been given and the more I appreciate the greater my commitment and consistency with taking care of the particles that I am currently the custodian of.

  25. Living with this knowing changes everything, “My body is made of particles of the Universe – particles that have been here since the beginning of time.”, sometimes I choose to know and sometimes I don’t.

  26. “My body is made of particles of the Universe – particles that have been here since the beginning of time. These particles came from the stars, and have made up many bodies before mine, and will be in many bodies hereafter.” A humbling thought if ever there was one. And a deeply nourishing and inspiring one too. To understand we are custodians not owners of the body we live in really does take the personal out of it. I feel it so strongly – thank you for pointing it out AM.

  27. Owning a body that is just flesh and blood for us to do with as we will, or being a custodian of a body that is made up of divine particles are very different experiences. The first is all about the self as an individual, the second is about being part of the whole universe and understanding our every move affects the all.

  28. Seeing our bodies in this way, as particles of the Universe and coming from the stars, gives us a totally different perspective and inspires me to shine like the stars, feeling our interconnectedness and the joy that this responsibility can bring.

  29. It is not only expensive for our bodies health and wellbeing to put others care before our own self-care but the quality of that care will always be undermined and even compromised because it is founded on a lack of care and regard for ourselves.

  30. “My body is made of particles of the Universe – particles that have been here since the beginning of time. These particles came from the stars, and have made up many bodies before mine, and will be in many bodies hereafter.”This is so beautiful AM – and so true. Thus it is so important to take great care and look after our precious bodies with a deeply loving quality.

  31. This paragraph ‘leapt off the page’ on reading this blog. I love this – our particles being of universal order and always present, equally so, within everyone’s body. A confirmation that we are all universal, multi-dimensional beings, simply by the nature of the divine quality held in our particles. What a super huge, bigger picture this delivers.
    “My body is made of particles of the Universe – particles that have been here since the beginning of time. These particles came from the stars, and have made up many bodies before mine, and will be in many bodies hereafter”.

  32. “I am the custodian of these particles, and the space they occupy in the universe. I am responsible for this space, and for what happens on it, around it, and within it.”

    I love these words – so restoring of the truth, power, love and divinity we all have within us. When we live these words, we can no longer prostitute our body to be used for anything that is not in service to the divine plan – returning to the great love that we are and the responsibility we each have for reflecting this light divine. Personally, I would love to see these word’s replace the ‘lord’s prayer’ in schools across the globe (shall I duck for cover?!) – so deeply empowering for all.

  33. When I connect to the knowing that I am/we are all part of something so much grander than the mind can comprehend it brings the aliveness to my body, releases the tension imposed by thoughts and allows simplicity in the grandness to be present.

  34. With this beautiful reflection AM we are able to start to realise and understand the magnitude of the responsibility we all have to be a true custodian, our interconnectedness with each other and the whole of the universe.

  35. I love what you have expressed here AM; a gorgeous reminder, thank you;
    “I am the custodian of these particles, and the space they occupy in the universe. I am responsible for this space, and for what happens on it, around it, and within it.”

  36. Our body are a vessel that en-houses ether the divine relationship that we can have with God, which is being Soul-full, or the relationship most if not all of us have, which is disconnect to the truth about God and thus settle for the reinterpreted version of God by the spirit. In both cases we are seemly in a true relationship because we are a vessel for the energy. Which energy we allow is the energy we then are aligned to. The Soul gives us the understanding about the spirit but the spirit never lets us know the truth about the Soul.

  37. I love it when someone is able to gain a new prospective on something that everyone is looking at, in this case you have brought through a new prospective on what the body really is. Is it more than just a body? Does it hold a grand purpose and are its cells actually working towards or for that purpose regardless of our awareness of it? It is a beautiful and all encompassing position to take and it makes those moments at the fridge so much easier, as the choice becomes about the whole and not about the individual.

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