One aspect of my life I need to get a handle on is my physical being. I had done much work on the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies and largely ignored the physical. There are many reasons for that including the sense that I am not attached to the physical body I chose for this lifetime. Perhaps it sounds a little strange but I have always felt like a passenger in this body rather than feeling like I am this body. Needless to say, I have healing around the physical that will be necessary over the coming days and weeks.
The reason I mention the physical body is because I have been having trouble with the achilles tendon on the right heel. When I visited my friendly neighbourhood physiotherapist, he promptly informed me that I am walking using the wrong muscles. He explained the mechanics of how the body should be working (this lead me to an even greater level of awe for creator and the body we have been given) and apparently my body has been doing it wrong for many years. Only now, it is letting me know that it is tired of doing it wrong and being in pain. Something needs to be done.
After 49 years of walking, it appears I need to learn to walk all over again! I must retrain the muscles to do what they are intended for. Wow!
In hindsight, I had done this with the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies in the past did I not? I lead my life with ego and not spirit. I had to train ego to take its rightful place in the holy trinity where spirit leads, ego protects and body carries. I had to train my spirit to lead after many years of either being hidden or ignored. The ego and the spirit are two parts of the holy trinity and for many years were out of balance so it only makes sense that retraining the body is now required since it too has been out of balance for a long time. In retraining the ego and the spirit, there was much pain, many tears, extraordinary releases and incredible outcomes. I suspect retraining the physical will be no different. I am teaching my working muscles to let go of the tension and the desire to work when they should be resting. I am teaching my resting muscles to work as they are supposed to and the biggest part of this retraining process is forgiving myself for not taking care of my body sooner and for allowing it to go out of balance to this extreme. The upside of all of this is that my body is still in great shape in spite of the neglect and for that I am very grateful.
As we start the month of February in the year of completion (2016 is a 9 year), is there some retraining you could be doing for yourself in order to find balance in your life? In which body could you be focusing to release, retrain and regain balance? If there is, you have someone who can help you because having help is truly necessary.
As I leave you with those thoughts to ponder, I am preparing for my lower extremity release routine.
Have a great day!