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.