“Accept your humanness as well as your divinity, totally and without reserve.”
What does it really mean to be whole when we are always in the process of learning, growing and evolving? Wholeness is not the absence of illness, physical limitations or emotional brokenness. It is that sense of balance that is experienced when the body, mind, emotions and soul are in harmony—that natural, peaceful state of being that we were granted at birth and that we can all return to.
By this definition, there is no single picture of wholeness so it is best not to compare yourself to others. Wholeness will vary from person to person based on their abilities and their limitations. For example, wholeness takes on a different meaning to someone who is “differently-abled” or has a debilitating illness. In this case, it is this person’s ability to accept their physical limitations, remain open to seeing the grace, while continuing to say ‘yes’ to life. This is not attainable in one fell swoop, but rather a journey that one undergoes. Every person has the capacity to return to a state of wholeness.
“Do not neglect this body. This is the house of God; take care of it, only in this body can God be realized.” -Nisargadatta Maharaj
Your body holds the truth for your health and well-being.
A great emphasis is placed on the physical condition of the body because it is the vessel by which we connect to this world we all live in. Our physical expression connects us to other human beings, allowing us to form relationships. Physical activity, good nutrition, adequate rest and other healthy choices are all important means by which you can care for this amazing vessel that you temporarily inhabit. Your body holds the truth for your health and well-being. Listening to the messages and signals of your body also enables you to recognize what your body needs.
As you may already know, your body has a field of energy and likewise, every substance has energy. You may wish to try this simple experiment. Hold a food, supplement or other substance close to your body at the level of your belly button. See which way your body sways. If it sways toward the substance, it is likely that your body would benefit from it, or at the very least, it will not harm you. If you sway away from it, it is likely something that your body does not want and has the potential to cause adverse affects.
There is more to being whole and living well that is beyond your physical state. By extraordinary design, you are of Spirit; an omnipresent force that cannot be seen, but can be experienced. As a spiritual being, it is the breath of life and not just the physical matter that defines the pure miracle of who you are.
Prayer from the
: Unity Church
The Light of God surrounds me
The Love of God enfolds me
The Power of God protects me
The Presence of God watches over me
Wherever I am – God is
Recognize the miracle of YOU!
Invitation: Look deeply into yourself. What does wholeness look like to you? What activities can you eliminate? What practices can you add? You may wish to affirm, “I am perfect, whole and complete.” Be whole now.
Love and Blessings,
Kathleen O'Malley, DC