I am the Universe and so are you, and your friends and your parents,
as well as everyone around you. We are all the universe, we are the Earth,
the world. We are the most important things.
I can delete all illusions.
Step outside of time why the world is still moving.
Ventures place you have never been.
I sit back and wait for the shift of 2013
I where a photon belt around my waist
I swim as the fishes and hibernate as the bears.
I am the roar when the lion’s roar
I am the owl speaking
I rest when the bird rest
I am the heart beat and every person that speaks
I am the Universe and the Universe is me, from the Sun
above the sky, to the stars that shine at night.
I am in many forms of truth and light.
I am the Universe from the Milky Way all the way to Pluto.
I have existed for billions and billions of years , I am Eternal.
I am the water you drink the food you eat, and what you love
and hate the most….
I AM THE UNIVERSE
There are many reasons why we tend to go to our primary care physicians or other medical specialists to treat problems in our bodies. And often this is necessary. However, sometimes it also misses the whole picture of what is happening in our mind and spirit. Our bodies are highly sensitive and intelligent instruments that store our deepest thoughts, reactions, beliefs, and feelings. Our bodies protect us when we are otherwise having trouble protecting ourselves. Consider how, if you have a tendency to overdo, your body might react by physically slowing you down with an injury or illness. When our minds push us too far, the body might react by catching a bad cold, ensuring rest and a moment to regroup.
Given the culture that we live in and common beliefs that are instilled from a young age, it’s not surprising that we tend to look toward localized physical solutions for illness, pain, and injury. We live in a society that promotes achievement, hard work, fast paced living, and high stress environments. There is almost always some external pressure to “do” versus “be.” On top of that, taking care of a our mind and spirit can be stigmatized and called crazy. And we often have deeply held beliefs and fears inside of ourselves about what it would mean to meet the needs of the mind and spirit. We may fear our emotions – either that we could be ruled by our emotions if they are acknowledged, or that we would have to make a lot of changes to our lives if we acknowledged how we really felt. Or we may not have much conscious awareness of the desires and needs of our spirit with so little time to reflect.
If you’re reading this and say “ah, that’s me!,” remember that we are all on a journey and facing some variation of a disconnected mind/body/spirit. No one has it all figured out. The first step is to acknowledge what your body may be trying to tell you if you are facing an ailment that is presenting physically. You might have begun the journey of pursing holistic medicine, through acupuncture, massage, yoga, and/or herbs. This is a fantastic step toward listening to and opening up the body. Once the body is being connected to in these ways, it will often share more information that can come through as thoughts, memories, and emotions. This is a great time to engage in psychotherapy to connect with your mind and spirit!
If you come to psychotherapy curious about what your body is trying to communicate, we’d likely explore a few things:
- Meaning and beliefs: What is the meaning that you give to your symptoms or ailments? What do you believe that they might be trying to tell you?
- Values: What is most important to you in life? Have you been making the time to focus on and pursue what is important?
- Emotions: How do you feel about connecting to what your body is telling you? How do you approach your emotions in general? Are there emotions that you fear having? Are there emotions or grief to be released?
- Behaviors and actions: What steps can you take to integrate your mind/body/spirit? How do you take action given the information that your body is sharing? What changes would be helpful to make?
What are your thoughts about the mind, body, spirit connection? What do you think are other barriers to seeing ourselves and our health in an integrated way that acknowledges our deepest desires and fears?
Awakening and the Mind/Body/Spirit Connection
By Linda Lubin
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Most of us are well versed in the mind/body/spirit connection. We have moved well past the limited awareness that arose at the start of the scientific revolution in the 1700’s and deepened in the 20th century. The split between these three spheres of our consciousness was artificially created, as science and religion diced us, and this deepened when holistic, natural healing was replaced with the scientific / medical model.
While this split began long before the 1700’s, it became quite dramatic in the past three centuries. And then, in the 1960s and ’70s, the wisdom traditions, which still retained the ancient knowledge of wholeness and healing, began to come forth. In the decades since we have gone from this knowledge being available to limited numbers, to a time when it is become more commonplace each year. The general population is waking up and responding to the breakdown of conventional medicine with an eagerness for natural modalities of healing.
I was late in awakening to holistic approaches to healing. It wasn’t until 2002 that I began my journey down this road. Thanks to a friend, I began seeing a naturopath, and also received the first of my Reiki attunements. Quickly I became absorbed to the point of obsession in learning everything I could about energy healing, herbal medicine, flower essences, essential oils, homeopathy, acupuncture, acupressure . . . I devoured information, my bookcases filled, I tried all of these approaches and then began to study holistic health coaching.
The new research in mind/body medicine also caught my attention. It amazed me to learn how on a purely organic level there really and truly is no separation between our thoughts, our emotions, and our physical bodies. Add to that mix our spirit, and you’ve got the whole human being, as we were created, before the whole slice and dice process of separation began.
But here’s the interesting part: because for so long we were trained to view mind/body/spirit separately, on an energetic level these spheres had learned to function separately. Even now, most people in the general population are cut off from their bodies, unaware of what’s going on in there. Even those who are relatively awake and aware have this disconnect, through no fault of their own. The walls went up hundreds of years ago and our consciousness learned to be divided. In a warped way, it became the norm, though it certainly wasn’t natural or healthy.
As a result we miss the cues our bodies give us. Sometimes we sense these signals (fatigue, upset stomach, aching back), and often times we are so very split off that we miss these flashing red lights. This information stays buried and we remain unaware that something is terribly amiss, until we become seriously ill. We develop diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or cancer, because we are not receiving these warning signals, or else we receive them and ignore them.
Or maybe we receive them, and want to do something, yet we just don’t know what to do. This is especially true as much illness is caused by chronic stress, and we may not have the ability to comprehend the underlying thought patterns/beliefs that are causing the stress. And therefore we don’t know how to change. This is why I eventually shifted from focusing on health coaching, and Reiki healing, to life coaching. Without an awareness of the thoughts and beliefs that drive our behavior, we cannot change.
So now, we are moving into a shift in energy on our planet which is breaking up these old patterns of separating/splitting the mind, the body, and the spirit. They are coming back together. And what this means is that a lot of people are getting ill, or simply feeling like crap even if they are not ill. As the three spheres of mind/body/spirit fuse back together, we become highly sensitive to every energetic bump. We feel fatigued, and not well. This is because for the first time (for many), we are receiving information about what is going on within us, and also in our environment.
Those of us who are highly sensitive energetically have always had these pathways open. We feel everything. And we don’t handle toxins of any sort well, whether it’s emotional toxins, environmental, or pharmaceutical. We react, and sometimes we react strongly. Our feedback loop is instantaneous: we have a troubling thought, which leads to a painful emotion, and immediately, we feel it in our bodies. This is not fun, but it is teaching us to live consciously, awake and aware, and to be mindful. When we don’t have this feedback loop functioning, we have little incentive to clean up our act. Ever noticed how often the nastiest people on earth are amazingly healthy and hearty? They live on and on and on, and never change their ways. As we move into the New Earth energy, and become established in this energy, this will no longer be possible. If, for example, someone is behaving heartlessly, their heart is likely to respond in a loud and clear manner.
Now, many who were physically hardy in the past, and who could go through hell and high water and still feel fine, are having a different experience. Their body is finally speaking to them. They get ill, or maybe just terribly fatigued. Suddenly they no longer feel in control of their physical being. They think their body is failing them. What is actually happening though is that they are becoming integrated. Their body of consciousness is no longer split into mind/body/spirit. And the early stages of this are challenging to say the least.
If you are going through this, know that it is part of the process of awakening. In the past, awakening happened on a spiritual level, and only some of it filtered into the mental, emotional, and physical realms. That form of awakening is over. The new form of awakening happens in a wholly (and holy) integrated manner. I spend a lot of time explaining this process to my clients, who often feel like their life has become a disaster movie. Understanding this process gives us the awareness to move through it with a bit more grace, and a realization that it may be quite uncomfortable, but ultimately it’s all for the good.
As we awaken spiritually, our physicality is also being completely upgraded, rewired, and reconfigured. Our minds as well. And of course our emotions are changing too. Sometimes this is such a dramatic process that we get shut down for long periods of time, and we can’t do much of anything. This usually comes in the form of an accident, an illness, or some mysterious something that overtakes us. We lose our bearings, feel disoriented, wonder what happened to us. What has happened is that you are on the front lines of going through this recreation of what it means to be human. You are laying down the tracks for those coming down this road behind you, and you are allowing yourself to become a blueprint. This blueprint then gets energetically transmitted outward to hundreds and thousands of others.
You’ll never know. You won’t receive a thank you note from anyone. But you are giving them a gift that is of immeasurable value. And the Universe Thanks You 🙂
In Science Einstein found an escape from the dreariness of daily existence and a connection with the larger universe. The basic laws of the universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can’t grasp them. There is a pattern in creation.
If we look at this tree outside whose roots search beneath the pavement for water, or a flower which sends its sweet smell to the pollinating bees, or even our own selves and the inner forces that drive us to act, we can see that we all dance to a mysterious tune, and the piper who plays this melody from an inscrutable distance—whatever name we give him—Creative Force, or God—escapes all book knowledge.
Science is never finished because the human mind only uses a small portion of its capacity, and man’s exploration of his world is also limited.
Creation may be spiritual in origin, but that doesn’t mean that everything created is spiritual. How can I explain such things to you? Let us accept the world is a mystery. Nature is neither solely material nor entirely spiritual.
Man, too, is more than flesh and blood; otherwise, no religions would have been possible. Behind each cause is still another cause; the end or the beginning of all causes has yet to be found.
Yet, only one thing must be remembered: there is no effect without a cause, and there is no lawlessness in creation.
If I hadn’t an absolute faith in the harmony of creation, I wouldn’t have tried for thirty years to express it in a mathematical formula. It is only man’s consciousness of what he does with his mind that elevates him above the animals, and enables him to become aware of himself and his relationship to the universe.
Man has infinite dimensions and finds God in his conscience. [A cosmic religion] has no dogma other than teaching man that the universe is rational and that his highest destiny is to ponder it and co-create with its laws.
I like to experience the universe as one harmonious whole. Every cell has life. Matter, too, has life; it is energy solidified. Our bodies are like prisons, and I look forward to be free, but I don’t speculate on what will happen to me.
I live here now, and my responsibility is in this world now. I deal with natural laws. This is my work here on earth.
And as man becomes conscious of the stupendous laws that govern the universe in perfect harmony, he begins to realize how small he is. He sees the pettiness of human existence, with its ambitions and intrigues, its ‘I am better than thou’ creed.
Religion and science go together. As I’ve said before, science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind. They are interdependent, have a common goal — the search for truth.
Hence it is absurd for religion to proscribe Galileo or Darwin or other scientists. And it is equally absurd when scientists say that there is no God. The real scientist has faith, which does not mean that he must subscribe to a creed.
Without religion there is no charity. The soul given to each of us is moved by the same living spirit that moves the universe.
I believe that we don’t need to worry about what happens after this life, as long as we do our duty here—to love and to serve.
I have faith in the universe, for it is rational. Law underlies each happening. I have faith in my purpose here on earth. I have faith in my intuition, the language of my conscience, but I have no faith in speculation about Heaven and Hell. I’m concerned with this time— here and now.
Many people think that the progress of the human race is based on experiences of an empirical, critical nature, but I say that true knowledge is to be had only through a philosophy of deduction. For it is intuition that improves the world, not just following a trodden path of thought.
Intuition makes us look at unrelated facts and then think about them until they can all be brought under one law. To look for related facts means holding onto what one has instead of searching for new facts.
Intuition is the father of new knowledge, while empiricism is nothing but an accumulation of old knowledge. Intuition, not intellect, is the ‘open sesame’ of yourself.
Indeed, it is not intellect, but intuition which advances humanity. Intuition tells man his purpose in this life.
I do not need any promise of eternity to be happy. My eternity is now. I have only one interest: to fulfill my purpose here where I am.
This purpose is not given me by my parents or my surroundings. It is induced by some unknown factors. These factors make me a part of eternity.”
~Albert Einstein 🙂
Einstein had an acceptance of the theory of biogenesis, that all life comes from life, as opposed to …. the spontaneous origin of life. To me life stems from the conscious of a GOD!!!! Proving the difference between right and wrong ?
Nowadays, most people seem to be aware of the ecological crisis facing our planet. We understand that our consumer lifestyles create toxic waste that pollutes the air, water and land. We understand that these come back to us and may account for the rise in health problems such as cancer, asthma and allergies.
We know that animal species are going extinct because of the forests we have cut down in order to raise cattle and grow popular “consumer” foods such as cocoa and coffee. Most of us grasp that the increase in carbon dioxide in the air (from our burning of fossil fuels) is making the earth warmer, which creates more hurricanes, melts glaciers and will lead to rising ocean levels and flooding.
We can understand how deforestation leads to an expansion of deserts, which then creates dust storms in Beijing and food shortages in Northern Africa. Thanks to the media and schools most people (not living in denial) understand the connections between these problems.
“People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena.