Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Consciousness Of Flesh

You are not made of water and earth You are not from this whirling universe The body is a river And soul is the running water of life there But where are you? You are not aware of either

Rumi, the 13th century poet and spiritual advisor, talks about the body and soul as if they were one. We forget that the body is composed of atoms and molecules that possess their own consciousness. Our organs possess cells that sense their own identity. They function with a purpose and have memory even though they are constantly changing. They produce a vital body consciousness that has the ability to maintain its own health and equilibrium.

The body is a living gestalt of responsive flesh. It has its own right of existence. The same energy that moves our mind forms the body. The flesh is as spiritual as the soul, and the soul is as natural as the flesh. We can say that the body is the living soul. The soul lives in physical as well as nonphysical form, but while we are physically alive in the flesh the body is the living soul.

The body has the ability to heal itself so the soul in the flesh has the same ability. The soul automatically expands by trusting its own nature.

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