Behold the beauty of Ceres. I am featuring her today in the companion art for today’s blog.
I was not going to write about aging today. I was heading in an entirely different direction. But tuning in to the Oprah Network set off a spark. The spark sent me on a mission to come to terms with my body and our human journey through time.
One of the things I actually enjoy about ” crises” ( and I have had my share) is that they allow me a break in the action. I feel relieved that during this opportunity ( definition of crisis), most of my problems take a back seat to resolving the matter at hand. It takes most of the pressure of. This is a very good thing.
So I am starting to take a closer look at what my body is telling me now in the wake of diverticulitis. Until today, I was too frightened to even consider communicating with my physical form. While watching Dr. Christiane Northrup today on SuperSoulSunday, I am receiving insight after insight. I am truly grateful for the timing of today’s episode. I feel empowered and supported. God bless Oprah!
I feel so hopeful and grateful for the first time in a great while. I desire there be lessons in living, and that meaning is always possible. I can see that I can look at my health without blame and/or shame. I did not make myself ill.
Many spiritual platforms, including the Course, can be misinterpreted in this regard. I have had many conversations with people about causality and un-wellness. The ideal attitude is to accept your situation, feel it, but not dwell on it or turn it into another toxic agent in your system.
Here are some quotes from the program:
” Own the pain but do not dwell in it.”
” Health is contagious.”
” Getting older is inevitable. Aging is optional.”
” Our culture tells us how to move through time. Chronological age means very little.”
Some other key points include:
surrounding oneself with positive people
build a village that supports agelessness
enjoy pleasurable activities, but not in the form of addiction
celebrate birthdays, but not milestone birthdays
do not focus on chronological age: look to the part of you that is timeless
live in ways that feel right for you; do not embrace the idea that you are “too old” to do something or be something.
This post is really for women and men, because the principles apply to all humankind. I cannot wait to read the book, but in the meantime I feel motivated to promote more healing and shed accumulated attitudes and paradigms that were nothing more than faulty cultural programming. Be part of my village so we can create a new paradigm together.