Dear Miracle Workers,
It’s always been important to me to maintain a state of healthy vibrance and vigor, that sense of wellness inside and out. Even now as society considers me a member of the senior community, I haven’t changed that belief. What has recently changed is a test result showing a decrease in bone density. Being young at heart and never feeling my age, not believing in physical limitations (until, of course, something hurts). I continue to believe that we are as young as we feel, however, I’m letting go of the boxing class for now. I continue lifting weights, cycling, walking, swimming, yoga, golf, and dancing. All of which bring me joy and a physically fit body.
I have learned that wellness ultimately derives from attitude. Outer forms and inner shifts can work together to accommodate this. A physical workout builds a sense of self-satisfaction, as well as getting the blood pumping and the endorphins "dorphing." An inner workout, like blessing one’s body with gratitude, helps us to feel integrated and whole.
Knowing there’s no one right way for our bodies to be, my body vehicle that gets me around the earth plane responds well to appreciation, Love and respect. This inner practice supports an optimal state of wellness at the level of form. At the level of Spirit within we are and remain only well and whole.
The Course reminds us that:
"I am as God created me.
I will remain forever as I was,
Created by the Changeless like Himself.
And I am one with Him, and He with me."
"A mind that recoils from a hurt body is in great need of rehabilitation itself. All symptoms of hurt need true helpfulness, and whenever they are met with this, the mind that so meets them heals itself." (OrEd.Tx.4.105)
(originally appeared in Miracles Weekly #302, Sep. 2 2021)