“I am an idea in the mind of God.” A Course In Miracles.
The body is not a mistake but a conscious rendering of God herself. This means to me, I am not separate from any of God’s creation, but One with all. The separation idea is how most people got to be so unhappy. “I am, you are.”
Yesterday, I over exercised. Yet the body feels good, today. Not “my body,” but “the body.” This body I inhabit is something that one day will be given back to the earth. It will be One with the molecules, the earthworms and other chemicals that will break it down. What remains is “my spirit.” That I consider to be uniquely mine, to love and to nurture. All spirits are One with God, so in reality, my spirit is not mine, but God’s.
Now that I am in my 70s, I am more active than I ever was before. Yesterday for instance, I walked 10 miles, rode the Street Strider through the park, mowed the lawn, and took my vitamins.
I was raise by mother who believed in vitamins. She was a health nut, and I got all that from her. She was a spiritual giant. Not everyone saw that but it was revealed to me several times throughout our lives together.
My sister is also conscious of her health, and is 5 years older than me. She and I witnessed our mother becoming sedentary as she turned 70 and died two years later. Neither of us want that to happen to us. We will die, but want to live a longer life than that.
So the body is the body. Not my body. Not even God’s body although mom always said our bodies are temples and should be treated as such. When the body is discarded, it goes back to Mother Earth. I was reminded of that as I dug in my flower garden, this morning.