Your life is not your own
Existence beyond being a body
Truly your life has never been your own. What the heck does that mean? If your life isn’t yours than whose is it? That is a great beginning question to ask yourself. We make a lot of assumptions about who/what we are with very little investigation as to if those assumptions are true. One of the primary assumptions that pretty much most everyone makes is that they are a separate person. It is hard to fathom otherwise. If you aren’t the you that you’ve thought that you are then who are you exactly? What would it even be like to know yourself other than the you that you think you are?
Let’s start at the beginning. Not just the beginning of your memory or of this physical body, but of who/what you were before your were born. Did you exist or does your existence only begin once you have a body, and even beyond that when you are aware that you have a body? When you where a baby, prior to your physical memory or knowingness that you had a body or existed, did you not yet exist? Simply because we don’t have a physical memory of our existence or an awareness that we exist does not mean that we do not exist. Nothing proves this more than when we are infants, not yet knowing that we have a body or that we exist, and yet we clearly un-doubtingly exist.
Existence has nothing to do with whether or not we have a body or know we have a body. That being the case we must entertain that our life as we know our life to be may very well be made up of a bunch of untrue assumptions that we’ve simply learned that we are rather than the truth of who we are. If this idea that you are not your body is true, and you exist without a body and even without the awareness that you exist, that poses a whole world of new questions to ask yourself about what is and what you are.
Asking these questions opens up the doors to a new knowingness of yourself, but you must earnestly seek to find. For without the hunger to discover more, more will not be discovered. That impulse inside of you must be sparked alive in order to provide the energy needed to guide your path and attract the ever expanding awareness of who and what you are to you.
The Grand Orchestrator
Coming to know your true self
I like to use the analogy of the body, meaning this body that you have which currently houses your being, as one cell in a much larger body. Just like this human body is made up of trillions of cells that are specialized to perform certain functions, there is a larger body which all humans, and really everything in creation, make up together. As humans we often are not aware that this larger body, of which we are inseparably a part of, exists. Yet simply because we are not aware of it doesn’t mean that it does not exist. It just means that we haven’t become aware of it yet.
For simplicity sake recognize that every human, animal, plant and mineral form on this earth is really just one body (not multiple bodies) and that every individuated expression, meaning each and every form of this one body, has its own specialized function depending on its blueprint. At the level of the human body cell we call this blueprint DNA. DNA is that encoded information which tells an individual cell in the body how to function. Going to the next level up, which is the mind (i.e. what most of us identify as who we are) organizes the entire human organism so that there is harmonization of all of the cells and systems of the body working together rather than individual cells just doing their own thing. In this way you can think of the mind as blueprint/DNA for the entire human body as a unit. Then at the next level beyond that, that of the larger one body of which all is a part of, the blueprint is the soul. The soul writes the instructions for all of creation. You can think of the soul as the DNA for the collective creation body. Even the soul, which knows oneness and inseparability, has something that informs it, which is the grand orchestrator. You can call this source, God, Love or whatever name fits your fancy. It is the ultimate intelligence from which all of creation or all of the universe is born and that which informs and organizes all of it.
This brings us back to the beginning and this notion that your life is not your own. Your life is 100% completely divinely orchestrated. Not because your body or mind is in charge, but because something beyond what you may currently know is in charge. When life appears to not be going your way or things occur that you don’t like, it is because you are seeing from a very limited perspective. Its the perspective of being a separate human being, which you have never been. That which is viewing the circumstances is the separate body-mind which is not yet aware of its larger body self.
So what is your choice here? The choice is to surrender to that which appears to be mysterious to our mind and learn to develop faith. Faith is how you will come to know yourself beyond the mind. Faith is the bridge from mind to soul. Faith allows you to recognize your self beyond this person you’ve come to know yourself to be. Faith is the end of all resistances, all insistences, all wrongness, all judgment. Faith is the end of experiencing separateness. Faith is the end of suffering. Faith brings you home into the remembrance and recognition of the larger truth that you are. When you get this you experience total freedom and not the powerless that the mind thinks it will experience because it comes to the end of thinking its charge. Instead you become fully empowered in the truth of you.
Dr. Amanda Hessel, Chiropractor, Network Spinal Analysis & Somato-Respiratory Integration, Boulder, Colorado