Nov 14, 2016
I find that one of the fastest way to achieve healing is to be super present in your body, to be alert and aware in your present situation.
I feel that the reason that many people are disoriented, lost and confused, with no solid grounding and often with financial instability, is because instead of being IN their body, they send their energy UP and quote spiritual sentences to deny their physical existence. They live in the upper chakras, attempting to transcend the body, escape from the body instead of being IN IT.
I see this a lot in A Course in Miracles community. I did it myself for years.
I would say “There is no world. I’m not a body. I need do nothing” and I used this as an excuse to lounge around and wait for something to happen.
I would say “There is no world” but then I would privately wonder when my life was going to change.
The ideas from A Course in Miracles are true, but often misused. I used them as a way to avoid whatever is coming up for me. It was easier to express a sentence I read in the book “I’m not a body!” than to actually DO THE WORK – to uncover and heal my feelings of guilt, shame, unworthiness. I didn’t really want to look at my buried anger and resentments. I just wanted life to get exciting and for someone to give me a unlimited stack of money!
Back then I was unwilling to be present in the discomfort of whatever situation what coming up for me. I would say ‘I’m okay, I’m not a body” but secretly and privately I would be thinking “I’m afraid. I’m sad. My back hurts. When is it all going to end?”
I spent much of my time in fantasy – daydreaming, praying, visualizing my perfect life, begging to God, pleading, wishing, hoping … hoping that “miraculous” something would happen – I was always “waiting for a miracle” or that someone would come along to help me & support me and my life would magically transform.
20 years went by in this way. You might think “20 years!” Who would be dumb enough to put their life on hold for 20 years, waiting for a miracle??? GOOD QUESTION. But look at your own life, and then look around you.
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” -Henry David Thoreau
I snapped to my senses back in spring 2011 when I a book called “Eastern Body, Western Body” (a book about Chakras) landed on my night-stand near my bed, where I was doing a weekend workshop on food addiction with my friend Marielle School.
It was an eye-opener! It said many spiritual people send their energy UP trying to escape the body (trying to achieve enlightenment) when actually, the energy needs to be balanced – moving in both directions – up and down – in a balanced way – and that the reason many spiritual people are sick with no money, with no job, sluggish, and no desire “to do” is because they are not grounded, not present in their body.
I made a decision right then and there that I would begin to BE IN the body. I started “to send the energy down”.
I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, but I was determined to begin showing up differently every day.
In the beginning, doing body/energy work felt like a total corruption to me – to be A Course in Miracles teacher and to be focusing on the body and on the world. I kept it my own little secret.
I did the work on my own.
The Root/Base Chakra (Red) is all about Grounding and Connection to the world, to the earth.
As I started “sending energy down”, I started to feel excited to work again, make money and pay off all my debt.
Being spiritual, I had decided 10 years earlier that I didn’t need money, didn’t want money, didn’t want to work, didn’t need to work and that was that! I decided that my 10-years of accumulated credit debt didn’t matter because “there is no world! It’s an illusion!”
Do you know that this is??
A Root/Base Chakra that was completely non-functioning and stuck!
I kept all my learning and knowledge about chakras to myself over the years because of my fixed belief that “I teach A Course in Miracles” and I shouldn’t mix the levels.
And yet, I have experienced total healing in every area of my life using the ideas from A Course in Miracles ALONG WITH other mind-body approaches. So why would I keep this to myself?
I want to share it with you.
People often ask me how I have done so much in a short period of time and the brief answer is that I TAKE INCREDIBLY GOOD CARE OF MYSELF.
I’m fully in my body, knowing that I am not a body.
When ideas come to me, I act on them.
Take it or leave it. Try it and see if your life changes.
If you have been feeling stuck, then you have nothing to lose.
When the root chakra is clear, you feel aliveness to do and to act. New ideas came to me and here is the difference: I followed through on them!
In the past, new ideas would come to me constantly but I didn’t follow through on them because “Why bother? It’s all an illusion anyway!”
Suddenly, I was active. Money began to come to me. I paid off my credit card debt in 9-months. I created work for myself that I love.
Healing the base/root chakra will shift all the other blocks in the system.
A solid foundation is needed, and that foundation comes from knowing you are safe, supported and loved – and when you feel that way – you know you have a good strong balanced Root/Base Chakra.
If you do not feel loved, safe, supported and grounded, be willing to start being more in your body.
Stop daydreaming, fantasizing and hoping.
You know the Red Chakra is functioning again when you START ACTING on ideas – and no longer just “thinking” (upper chakras) about them.
If you are ready for transformation then my advice is to get your head out of the clouds, get back into your body, stay totally present – and act on the ideas that come to you. Don’t wait.
It will be great to spend a weekend with you in Denmark!
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