Aging is Optional: Goddesses Never Age

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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.

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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 off. 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!

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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.

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Theodoor_van_Thulden_and_Alexander_Coosemans_-_Double_Portrait_of_a_girl_and_a_girl_as_Cupid_and_Ceres_next_to_a_Stil_life_of_fruits_and_flowersHere 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.

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14 thoughts on “Aging is Optional: Goddesses Never Age

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  2. Linda,, I am pleased you are communicating with your body and taking that next step in seeing why your illness has manifested.. And your post is timely for me also.. as this week sees me another year older.. 🙂 I loved your line..”do not focus on chronological age: look to the part of you that is timeless”…. :-)… I will..

    Sending continued love and healing thoughts Linda.. Hugs Sue xxx ❤

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    1. Happy Birthday Sue! What a great time to remember that we are timeless and to not form unhealthy attachments to age!
      Yesterday’s show was pivotal for me in getting past some fear and allowing myself to work with what I have manifested. Yes, I would rather be healthy and doing other things, but I am here with this situation and it will teach me more about who I am and what needs to be eliminated or transformed.

      Have a blessed year! love, Linda

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      1. Thank you Linda.. and its good to know you are exploring YOU.. And you are transforming each element… as you delve deeper… For me it brought up some more layers I had buried, but they all needed to be pulled back so that I could see why I was feeling as I was, and also since looking deeper into those layers.. I was able to cure such things as my Raynauds disease, and help lesson the effects of FMS.. I know what is at the core of my solar plexus.. I just need to keep working on resolving deep seated emotions in there. xxx Big Hugs.. Sue xxx

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  3. Loved the show today — I saved my recording, in fact, because I was getting so many insights i felt like I should watch it again! Since my long healing process has been moving me into better health as I grow older, I’ve had such a different view of how we can age…

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    1. I saved my recording also and plan to watch it again. I began blogging in the middle of it, as I was so sparked by the conversation. I like the way you perceive your trajectory and it provides me with hope that I can make a shift.

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  4. I am working on shedding long held beliefs and hope that my new perspective on life allows my body to heal from so many aching joints (rheumatoid arthritis).
    It is odd, though, I am in my thirties and still have no qualms with climbing trees, sitting on the ground, doing silly things, taking risks like a teenager. I get told quite often that I look like I’m in my early 20’s. This could be a good thing, if my body didn’t ache so much, and if I didn’t get treated as though I was a naive twenty something. I like to think I grow wiser with every year and usually use my age for confidence in my decisions as an adult. I would bet there are many factors that play into how we grow old and how our bodies age, but we are all on our different paths which still crisscross so many lives, does it really matter when we get to death as long as we live fully and deeply the time that we are given?

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    1. thanks for such a thoughtful comment. I am sorry about your diagnosis and truly hope you can find relief and remission. I have the spirit of a cynical wild eyed teenager in a body that never measured up to my specifications. I also have a very old soul that understands that my thoughts are often obstacles to truly living. For a good while, everyone saw me as much younger than my chrono age. Now, the gap is narrowing. I think it is so great that you do the activities that bring you joy. I also agree with your last statement. It is all about fully living with everything we are.

      Namaste

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  5. Enjoyed this, Linda, and I very much like what you wrote about the response to illness. You are correct that the relationship between our misperceptions and illness is often twisted, or distorted, into an unhealthy stance wherein we are pinned into the malady by our own guilt and inadequacy. I find the most difficult moments are always razor thin, for the flipside of this is that in acceptance of what is, we free that creative power to bring in the new, the whole, and the healthy. The sickness is often simply the means of communicating to ourselves the way to freedom… We distort this with our longheld beliefs of blame, guilt, inadequacy, doubt, etc. But I know how profoundly difficult these perceptions can be to shake… I wish you well! Sounds like you are flying forward with wisdom on both sides!

    Michael

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    1. Hi MIchael,
      Most of what I heard on the show and am hearing in comments are truths that I already knew in some shape and form.It is just that the conditioning can be so pervasive. I like what you said about the most difficult moments being razor thin. Great metaphor. I find there is usually if not always so much richness and depth attached to all despair, discomfort, trials, etc. bottom line, perspective rules the roost.

      love and light,

      Linda

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    Great post. For me, milestone birthdays feel important. I like to celebrate them with rite of passage ceremony celebrations. I have loved my milestone celebrations. I love your list and beautiful art. Thank you.
    Mary

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    1. Hi Mary,
      Thank you for your comments and validation. I am open to all interpretations of my post. I am not advocating that everyone ought to “submit” to all the ideas I posted. It is important to do what is life affirming and soul nurturing. I know this program really called into question many ridiculous thoughtforms I have been carrying. Some I had already questioned while others bubbled up now. Glad to have you in my village. peace, Linda

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