There came a point, about 8 years ago when I felt my sparkle begin to fade. I no longer got the buzz from strenuous exercise that I used to, I felt cheated, a bit like a junkie who could no longer get high. My body felt absolutely exhausted, so exhausted in fact that whilst pausing to go out of the door one night, for a night shift, I actually dozed off whist standing up. It was also getting harder and harder to ignore the bloating that had actually been there for many years, my often distended stomach was getting bigger and harder by the day!
I could no longer push myself and my shine continued to fade until it eventually went altogether and I felt like a washed out version of my former self. My body felt battered and was clearly saying ‘no’ to any kind of exercise, even walking to the local shops felt too much. It was around this time that I began listening to audio presentations by Serge Benhayon, many of the audios focused on the ‘intelligence of the body’. Serge asked many illuminating questions, which got me pondering on the whole topic of “where is it that we make decisions from?”. He asked ‘if alcohol is a registered poison (and it is), would our liver really choose to drink it?’
Through a very, very gradual process I came to the understanding that I had not been making decisions from my body but in fact from my belief systems. The belief that strenuous exercise was a good thing was planted at school and then continually confirmed by sporting clubs and society in general. My beliefs about food had come from all directions but most seemed to say the same thing, eat a large variety of fresh food three times a day and include a protein with every meal. Even the spiritually disciplined way that I was choosing to be in the world boiled down to a set of beliefs that I had chosen to take on, but they were all at the expense of my body.
It was only in hindsight that I realised that my body had been telling me continually that the choices that I was making were not good for me but my deeply ingrained beliefs, prevented me from being able to hear it.
Gradually over time I have examined and exposed many of the beliefs that I held and with each belief that got dispelled I become more able to listen to what my body was actually saying to me. This gave me a whole new level of options to choose from.
I have been astonished to find that our bodies have the most incredible natural intelligence, an intelligence that enables them to make the most amazingly perfect decisions on our behalf, all of the time. Not only that but our bodies are actually communicating with us constantly, literally moment by unfolding moment.
Our bodies are our most loyal and trusted advisors and what’s super important to understand is that what our bodies advocate for benefits the whole body. You will never get a directive from a body part that does not take the whole body into equal consideration. In stark contrast our mind, is quite happy to get its fix of alcohol, at the expense of the liver, or a sugar hit at the expense of the pancreas etc.
But, but, but, but our bodies will never impose on us, we are free at any point to choose whatever it is that we feel to choose, even if that choice is a destructive one. It actually gets even more incredible than that; our bodies also know that they are part of a much greater whole and will therefore never suggest that we do anything, that will, in any way jeopardise any other aspect of life.
Our bodies are constantly looking to lead us back to both individual and collective harmony, which means that if we simply stopped trying to continually drag them in the opposite direction we would all eventually end up in harmony.