Healing

Christianity teaches us of the holy trinity.. Father, Son, and Holy ghost.  This translates to me as Mind, Body, and Spirit. Each of us has those 3 entities as part of our being. This is how I came to understand that we are all God and God is all us. Mentors of mine like to break it into 4 categories .. Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual. For me, mental and emotional are one in the same. My emotions are created by my thoughts (mental) . I like to keep things as simple as possible so I always try to break it down to its simplest form. It helps me to eat that elephant one bite at a time.  So, if I’m to understand that all healing is done at the level of the mind that means mentally and emotionally for me. When I realize that my emotions are created at the level of my mind (my thoughts) it becomes very simple for me to heal.  I can change what I’m thinking at the snap of a finger. Of course, there are techniques I use which require consistent practice but it’s still about changing something that is within my power to change. In 12 step programs the serenity prayer is recited at every meeting. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” So what are the things I can’t change and those I can? Of the trinity in of all of us, I believe the spirit is the only constant. The spirit is eternally divine and perfect and can never be anything less or anything more. Infinity is infinity , right? The body is constantly changing. I see that every day as I struggle to retain my youthful appearance to no avail. This is the tricky one for me . Do I have the power to change my body? Yes and no. Although it continues to age with time, I can slow down that process as well as change my appearance by using the tools of my mind.   So that’s why the body is always listed in the middle for me because it’s a little of both with my ability to change it or not. Finally comes the mind. This is the part of my holy trinity where all the change begins and happens. I can look at my body in the mirror at any given time and see beauty or ugliness  through my mind. I hear stories of this all the time with these “drop dead” gorgeous people constantly altering themselves because they look in the mirror and see ugly.  I can also understand the infinite perfection of my spirit or view myself as a total fuck up through my mind. It’s always my choice. So it makes sense to me that if I’m going to change anything it has to begin at the level of my mind. And what is healing? Change I believe. None of this is breaking news I know. It’s been understood since forever but as a wise spirit said “You’ll see it when you believe it” and, for me, I’m seeing it for the first time. I don’t write this stuff because I’m an expert of anything. I write because my mind gets to read what my spirit writes and that’s how I heal. Healing is all about letting go of the delusions. Whether it’s guilt from the past or anxiety about the future it’s all a big sack of delusions. Crap that we create in our minds. My body doesn’t live in the past ( I wish it did every time I get out of the shower and look in the mirror) , my spirit doesn’t live there either since eternal has no past or future. So that leaves only my mind. Healing can be as simple as changing my mind. All it takes is practice.