Sinking into deeper layers, this concept that I’ve conceptually carried with me, filtering down into my consciousness to land in the Garden of physical expression and awareness of itself.
Experiencing presence through the senses my body is equipped with, to intake the seen and unseen of the multi-dimensional moment.
The Inner Presence and the Outer Presence as one. The Inner gives birth to the outer. From that union, in connection to the heart, a channel is open for life to flow into us, our lives, and into the world, in a way that is creative and productive; because we are life, and the nature of life is to thrive.
This marvelous Earth is how we get to experience this “thriving-ness” here in our lives, through these bodies and senses, and in relationship with each other.
Cultivate The Garden Within and The Garden of Eden will be restored. It starts with just one and spreads like a wildfire through our collective and all life everywhere, with an innate familiarity of oneness.
What identity needs to be released and transformed so we may adopt one that best suits us in a way that we feel is optimal for our thriving self to be living here now?
If we can see it, then we can be it. If we can feel it, we can live it.
What does it look and feel like to be in optimal health?
What does it look and feel like to be happy?
What does it look and feel like to be successful and fulfilled?
Take these seeds and plant them into the Garden Within. Tend them daily, moment to moment, with the water of our feeling, the air of our thoughts, and the fire of our actions.
Over time, more and more, they grow and become us, alive in each moment – radiant health, happiness, and success.
The Body Mind is giving us messages in the language it speaks – symbols and metaphors. To understand this language, we must first be still, be silent, and listen. How can we hear the communications if we are so preoccupied, are constantly talking over it’s voice, or even worse – hearing it and doing the opposite of it’s guidance? Be a sensitive mother or father to this voice, and pick up on the more subtle quiet whispers it gives. Like a child, if this voice is neglected, it will speak louder and louder, and eventually become a tantrum that will be an unavoidable circumstance of health.
How does the body reflect to us, our inner world? How does it mirror the programmed thoughts, feelings, words, and actions we live through and identify with? This path of listening and following it’s guidance is a journey of self discovery and mastery. The more we connect with this journey and refine ourselves, the more our outer world will match The Garden Within, and we will live in The Garden of Eden all around us.
We tend to have this idea that the Mind is something that lives in our heads, and the body is the rest of us from our face down. This is a misconception. The Mind is in our toes, behind our knees, in our belly button, at the nape of our neck, and the tips of our hair, in our joints, it’s everywhere! Perhaps we tend to reference the Mind as residing in our heads, because as a species we are traumatized and are in process of healing ourselves and connecting to the body’s lower centers (chakras), so that we may be fully grounded into our bodies and to this Earth. Maybe our reference for the Mind is a passed down understanding of it, from our previous misinformed generations. The Body and Mind are described as one, in texts and practices of the ancient ones – who seem to have many of the answers to the problems we face today.
What does one do to unify the Body Mind? I think there are many paths to this purpose. From what I can tell, the main consistencies are restful sleep, healthy eating, regular movement, meditation, connection to something greater, healthy relationships, healthy activities, creative outlets, a sense of meaning, adventure and risks, joy and service. The Body Mind is affected by the seen and unseen powers that we generate within us, through the very way we live day in and day out, and the lack of fulfillment in any of these areas of life can create a physical expression of it in our health and well being. Therefore, I feel that by living a balanced and fulfilled life, we can be actively and positivity engaged in our journey in the union of Body Mind (and in general, a happy and fulfilled life), and in so doing, we will produce a future and children who come into this world as already embodied instruments for the Garden of Eden to be fully restored on Earth.