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Musings for Healing

Panjoyah's Sharings
The Spiritual Body
The Embodied Spirit

"Are you suggesting I not be in the Oneness all the time? You can't be saying you want me to go and experience that? That's far too messy for me. Emotions flaring up at a moment's notice? Body pain? No thank you. I'll just be here, meditating on the light. Why should I have to go where they are? They can come up here and be with me if they want me! Soooooo unevolved, that "basic self". Hmphf!!"

In the so-called New Age movement, even hinting that the spiritual body of a person is not already perfect and exalted beyond the need for evolution is tantamount to blasphemy. After all, aren't our spirits perfect reflections of the perfect God, who "obviously" has no need to evolve? One thing necessary for mind and spirit to notice, however, is that the prevailing attitude inherent in the monologue above has not achieved healing on the planet to date. In fact, it may be important for this part of our being to notice that we seem to be heading in the opposite direction of healing as a species en toto. I'd like to believe (hope?) that escalating animosity and amplified overpowering in the world is simply the equivalent of a light bulb burning brighter before it burns out completely. Still, we have no guarantees about that, and it behooves all parts of our being, especially the spiritual body, to descend fully into the physical and come to balance with all parts of the self, if human beings are to achieve healing as connected individuals and as a whole. Perhaps the "rise above it" philosophy is not the answer. Perhaps true Oneness is not just Oneness of that which is already Light, but Oneness of all "holy" essence, which is in fact comprised of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

One of the keys to healing everything in us is full commitment of our spiritual selves (or consciousness) to stay present and embodied. The next time you are in pain, allow yourself, with intent to do so and willingness to drop distractions, to become fully present at the heart of that pain, be it emotional or physical. Drop as deeply into the center of your pain as you can, and stay there for as long as you can, feeling and experiencing all that you feel and experience. Instead of rising above the pain, allow your consciousness to sink into it. Imagine yourself a deep-sea diver entering a cave, breathing light into the strong feelings or physical sensations of pain as you cry them, moan them, scream them or simply quietly feel them. Hold off on the pain medication for as long as you can. Notice how your experience shifts when your spiritual body drops in. Accept what is going on without trying to channel or suppress it in any way. Breathe deeply, slowly, and without effort or push, if that is possible.

It's more than a meditation, it's pure experience. Even if its only seconds at a time before you jump out, the power of the spirit to effect healing with its mere presence, co-existing fully in physical experience with the rest of you in a completely present moment, receiving without judgment all that you feel (while perhaps releasing judgments, as described in the previous article) can bring huge shifts. The longer and more often you can practice this, the better, faster and more effective your healing in the issue du jour can be.

I am currently working on expanding these articles into a book, which I would prefer to self-publish for many reasons. If the material resonates for you and you would like to support its birthing process by making a donation to help cover publishing expenses, ask questions, make a comment or simply get on the mailing list, please contact me at Donations can be made to that address via StormPay, or to IntGold ID 12022. Thanks for reading!

Peter Cloud Panjoyah, British Columbia, May 2004

All material copyright 1997-2004 Panjoyah

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