Over the last 30 years of working with others, some conversations have proven to be more significant in effecting rapid, profound and generative change; have stood out as more significant in terms of the essentials of accelerated evolution of consciousness. Now, as the lives of so many of my amazing colleagues are filled with the joy of co-creating life-enriching journeys of discovery with others, I turn my attention to those topics that I find most compelling and hold as essential to our collective awakening.
I begin at the beginning.
Question: What is the one thing that every, single human being has in common? The one thing that no human being can do without as we manoeuvre our way through this physical existence?
Answer: A body. A bag of water and protein with a remarkable nervous system; the quantum biological processor of all of our experiences of living, in all forms of its expression from the domain of the physical to the esoteric. From the food we eat, to the thoughts we think, to the choices we make. The bananas become our cells; and the choices become our reality. It works that same way for all of us. None of us is spared.
In so many other ways – behaviour, strategies for living, beliefs/values/attitudes – we seek to differentiate and yet, these same elements become essential to forming larger collectives. (The irony is not lost on me.) Some of us believe we have choice – and some of us don’t.
And yet, through it all, that same fact remains: the one and only thing that we ALL have is a body. It is assigned when we choose to enter into matter; and it is left behind to decompose when we choose to depart. Without one, no one can tell we’re here.
A body that we are taught, from a very early age, to distrust. A body we are conditioned to be an observer to…. from that place outside of ourselves where we drift and watch. A body that is pushed and pulled, pressed and suppressed, to look and function in specific ways determined by someone who does not own it; someone who does not live in and from it.
A body over which we learn to obsess to make sure that it meets the needs, expectations and demands of another who is ‘out there’; another who does not own it, occupy it or respect it. Some external master or authority deemed to know better than we do, what is best for the unique being that each of us is.
Controlled. Punished. Judged and found wanting. Sexualized and demonized. Pressed into conformity for all purposes and shamed for it.
The demands of another determine body shape/size/weight. Fashion dictates the clothes we might choose. Pharmaceuticals dictate what inner states might be tolerated. And authority deems that which is appropriate to speak and when it might be said. From one boss to the next, parents are replaced with a range of surrogates… of ’officials’ from church and state… determined to ensure we are shaped according to acceptable standards.
Shamed. Commoditized. Bodies bought and sold. Innocence and lives, stolen.
The world in which we live makes it very difficult for us to be at peace inside our own bodies.
In this world, it becomes easy to understand why we quickly learn to despise our own body and distance ourself from it as quickly as possible. The pain of separation and its accompanying loss is, for many, far less than the pain of holding on. Over time, our own body becomes the last thing we ever trust. We can barely hear its whisper when, in truth, what we need is its roar!
And therein lies the rub.
It is only from the inside, out; only by returning to it, reclaiming it and fully occupying it that we can access the power to create change in our individual and collective world.
It is difficult to believe that there is NOT a focused, extensive and concerted effort to do everything possible to ensure that we are never at peace, inside our own bodies; able to connect to, explore and discover the power that waits there, for us to create our reality. A world filled with such humans would most definitely not be easily controlled; and would most definitely, not conform.
It is very difficult to be both willing and able to be inside our own bodies when our childhoods ensure sufficient pain, shame and fear to self-motivate avoidance; and to ensure that as adults, the judgements never cease. We become focused on the intense and relentless journey to fill some external scorecard in the hands of someone we don’t know and likely never will. Someone upon whom we place such importance in the recognition of our own personal value.
The only thing we all have in common is a body. Every wonder why? Ever consider that maybe – just maybe – the body is the key to shaping reality? When we are innately and intuitively so profoundly connected to such a powerful device, no wonder that we are deterred from discovering its force.
We know that the body is a Quantum Biological processor; a device. What if it is designed to be the membrane between this physical reality of our creation and the force of the Creator that each of us is? And now, imagine that we are cut off from the ownership of that device ; that the Creator force that is the truth of WHAT we are, becomes disconnected from the device…. leaving it adrift in a sea of externally-driven controls and views, pushed and pulled – used and abused – in ways that make it impossible for us to find a moment to reconnect with our own inner truth.
Without that mindful and intended connection to the essence of our Being, we are empty vessels…. at the mercy of any and all…. waiting to be filled.
The human race. Perhaps a slave race, after all.