Saturday, February 25, 2023

The Blood That Speaks In Our Cheeks

Her pure and eloquent blood

Spoke in her cheeks,

And so distinctly wrought,

That one might almost say,

Her body thought.

John Donne, the 17th-century poet, wrote those thoughts in his 1611 work Of The Progress Of The Soul. We don’t realize how much our body means to us. We’re too busy listening to the static we create from our fears. We forget about our molecules and cells. In a sense, they have their own mind connected to the mind of the unknown.

Cells constantly reinvent themselves. Emotional thoughts alter cellular functions. We don’t give ourselves credit for the changes we experience every day. It’s always something outside us that changes how we look, feel, and react.

We don’t take credit for creating an outward appearance that tells us about our inward state of cellular operation. The atoms in our cells dip in and out a delicious mixture of consciousness that responds to our beliefs, thoughts, and emotions. If those three ingredients have influences in their molecular structure that taint our connection to our non-physical personality, the cells respond to the perceptions and thoughts about them.

We want to hold someone or something accountable for what we create. Creation is too strong a word to own.

But we do create, and our bodies think. They show us the true meaning of “expose yourself.” All we are and all we become is not by chance. It is by choice. Regardless of our internal cellular state, we have the ability to change it. We can send messages to the body that give the cells the energy they need to achieve personal value fulfillment.

The blood that speaks in our cheeks is the same timeless energy that speaks through our cells. That energy is the voice of creation. Call creation what you think it is. And as you do, it will change.