My Body and the Body of God

 by Liane Mandalis, Possum Creek, NSW, Australia

My whole life I have felt trapped in my body. Now, I know that sounds a bit strange, but this is how it has felt for me. Bodies are dense, they get sick, they are subject to abuse both from ourselves and from others. In short – they get hurt and the pain goes deep. If I choose to not connect too deeply then I won’t get hurt, right? Wrong.

I have spent a lifetime fighting my body and perceiving it as some ‘enemy’ that needed to be at best conquered and at worst abandoned. I was under the belief that our bodies let us down; they shake, they tremble, they vomit, they cry, they bleed, they break, they shut down, they faint, they get SO exhausted… Basically, my body did not feel like a safe place for me to be, but seeing as I had nowhere else to go, the only option was to ‘grin and bear it’. And so I did, through the many ailments that would come and seemingly go, only to come again. Nothing too serious to warrant immediate medical attention, but enough to leave me feeling depleted, depressed, disconnected (but from what?), anxious and exhausted. At one stage it all felt ‘too much’ and I suffered from bouts of anxiety and panic attacks. I was a nervous wreck, ever ready to fight or take flight.

Despite this, I have always been a cheerful person but I could never sustain the joy for long. My joy was punctuated with sudden bouts of excitement followed by dark pits of despair. I mostly avoided doctors (I didn’t trust them) so I never got an official diagnosis, preferring instead to see endless practitioners of acupuncture, homeopathy, natural medicines, reflexology etc. – you name it, I tried it. Some would seem to work for a while but the same complaint would resurface years later, either with twice the fury or disguised as another condition altogether.

It wasn’t until I attended a presentation by Serge Benhayon, one Friday night in Byron Bay, Australia that my moment of grace came. Here was this guy, very normal looking considering the backdrop (Byron Bay is a mecca for every style of ‘healer’ under the sun) standing there in a collared shirt (a rarity in those parts and you can imagine my disappointment that there was not a tattoo or feather in sight) and talking about Esoteric Medicine. The short of it being that – we are love and if we choose to not live this love, then we invite a whole manner of illness and dis-ease into our bodies simply because:

It takes more energy to resist love than to be it.

And then, slowly, slowly over the next 3 years…it dawned on me. The reason I was so depleted and exhausted was because I had turned my back and walked away from the love that I am, that we all are. In full reaction to the lack of love I could see being lived in the world and without seemingly realising it, I rejected love, I rejected myself, I rejected the body that I had come to view as my prison, and…I rejected God.

But…

Our bodies are not prisons made of flesh, far from it. Our bodies are Heaven made visible if only we choose to live our true selves within them and express this truth to the world. Once this is felt, it is extremely hard to continue living recklessly, at odds with our bodies and this includes all the ‘perceived good’ we try to inflict on them in an effort to constantly ‘pull them into line’ and ‘conquer the enemy’ when really, in this state, we are our own worst enemy because we are running scared from what we know is true:

We are love and the fleshy vehicle that we reside in is a great body of love that belongs to the Universe/God, which is an even greater body of love that enhouses us all.

If we listen to this, then we let go of the reins that we are gripping for dear life and allow ourselves to follow the impulses that naturally pulse forth from this our greater body. We allow our breath to sync to the rhythm of Nature, the breath of God – the All of Us – and the panic subsides. A body that is brought back to this harmony is a body that will not ‘let you down’ because all that happens to it from this point is in accordance to the bigger picture, the greater plan, our true home and any illness experienced will simply be a clearing of what has been allowed to accumulate from being in resistance to this pull. Our bodies do this regardless of whether we choose this or not, for their particles belong to the Universe and answer to that call and not to our self imposed one. However, true health comes from not overriding or resisting this but accepting and allowing our bodies to respond to what they so naturally are designed to respond to – Love.

Thus, the real pain here that we all feel, and that is the root cause of all illness and dis-ease, is the pain of being in a body of love and not connecting to and expressing that love.

It is a bit like having the ability to sing like an angel but never opening your mouth to sing. Holding back that beauty and that Divine expression is a pain far greater than what can be physically inflicted on the body and that physical pain serves as a marker for the love that we hold back.

Whether we accept it or not, our bodies are forever responding to the Universe that we are an innate part of, no different to the way our oceans respond to the moon or our trees respond to the wind. So, how do we respond to this call – do we fight, or do we flow? The quality of our health is in our hands. More specifically, it is in every particle that we allow to move in tune with this Divine symphony. Thus, the choice to ‘fight’ or ‘flow’ is ours to make, in every single moment and with every given breath.

 

Inspired by the blog ‘What is true health’ by Rachel Mascord

1,529 thoughts on “My Body and the Body of God

  1. ‘Inflicting good’ onto our bodies…sounds like an oxymoron. Yet I know for myself anytime I try to push for something good it is an infliction to the body. Good takes a lot of energy and effort.

  2. Why do we spend a life time or many life times fighting our bodies?
    I realised that I was actually my own worst enemy as I was constantly abusive and hard on myself. I thought that if I hurt myself first then no one could hurt me as much as I hurt me. What a shocking thought process and where do these thoughts come from? I felt totally abandoned by God, not realising it was me who walked away and not God, which was the picture I was running with. To be honest it has taken many years for me to finally stop beating myself up and being hard on myself, finally realising that God is not the bad guy I had made him out to be.

    We are held in the body of God which is pure Love. Allowing myself to feel this has changed my life, there is a deep sense of coming home, back to what I walked away from, it is very familiar and that is very reassuring. And as we are all from the same source of love, how many of us walked away from this absolute love and live in the misery of the pain of walking away.

  3. We are love, we are divine, we are multidimensional, all the things we know deep within yet our society does it utmost best to keep us numb and dumb to this fact.

  4. Liane, I loved reading this and this stood out to me, ‘is the pain of being in a body of love and not connecting to and expressing that love’. I relate to this more and more and the extent, when the separation occurs from this love, it is painful.

    Everything is everything and nothing happens for the sake of just happening. What if the God or the Universe is gently nudging us to say, you are part of us, come back home. Maybe one day we will all wake up to this realisation and drop the vices that separate us.

  5. “we are love and if we choose to not live this love, then we invite a whole manner of illness and dis-ease into our bodies simply because:It takes more energy to resist love than to be it.” It’s the ultimate responsibility to live the love we are, and in the future we may view being our essence as true well-being.

  6. What I love about your expression Lianne is that it distills the divinity you talk about and this doesn’t have to do with words, it is the vibration of your living quality that expands beyond them and comes here to my desk with the same vibrancy that was firstly lived from your particles… which come from the same source as mine and then I resonate and know exactly what you mean, not with my head, but with my whole body.

  7. “Thus, the real pain here that we all feel, and that is the root cause of all illness and dis-ease, is the pain of being in a body of love and not connecting to and expressing that love.”
    And here we have it in a nutshell the answer to all illness and disease.

    1. LE, totally agree, it is the ‘answer to all illness and disease’. So what is stopping us from connecting to this? Is there a possibility many of us do not want to be responsible and continue to play ignorant, and would rather others took care of it instead. With this in mind, it is no wonder there is an increase in illness and disease. We ALL play a role in this.

  8. Being in a body of love and yet, not connecting to and expressing that love is a dis-ease in itself, and we probably will not need a secondary or tertiary enactment of its pain in obvious lifestyle choices or the way we express ourselves before it manifests itself in a physical form, while the simple choice to surrender has the power to reverse everything.

  9. We are very much at the helm deciding how we are with our bodies and life, do we flow or fight … a great question and one to deeply consider for the choice is always there for both.

  10. Our body is so naturally divine, that the moment we don´t sabotage the connection to it and allow expansion and lightness in our bodies, we get catapulted into the greatest non imaginable power and wisdom. As the bodies particles are made from that abundant source we constantly have to put effort in to not be as aligned as it could be.

  11. For so many years I felt let down by my body when it got sick yet again whilst having no regard for the simple steps that I could lovingly take to look after and nurture it. Understanding that we are all part of the universe and our particles are on loan to us has transformed how I approach self-care and I no longer feel a victim of circumstance when I get sick but accept that whatever is releasing is no longer required.

  12. How many of us fight or have fought our bodies, I know I have and at times still do, but I know that all of the answers to my woes are held within the body. In the past, there were times when I would walk alongside my body as if not fully connected to it, so if there is one thing that I have learnt from Universal Medicine, it is to take my body with me in every situation and to feel my feet at all times. The anxiety has subsided, and my confidence has grown beyond anything that I could have imagined for myself. The relationship we have with our bodies is just a reflection of how we feel about ourselves.

  13. “It takes more energy to resist love than to be it.” No wonder exhaustion is a plague throughout the world today.

    1. Hence why there are so many substitutes available that seemingly are love, but are only a mere copy to the true vibration that is missing.

  14. If love is our true source of fuel and we reject it then we are choosing what is not love which is an energy source that is extremely depleting.

  15. My whole body surrenders to itself just by reading this:
    ‘We allow our breath to sync to the rhythm of Nature, the breath of God – the All of Us – and the panic subsides. A body that is brought back to this harmony is a body that will not ‘let you down’ because all that happens to it from this point is in accordance to the bigger picture, the greater plan, our true home and any illness experienced will simply be a clearing of what has been allowed to accumulate from being in resistance to this pull.’

  16. ‘the real pain here that we all feel, and that is the root cause of all illness and dis-ease, is the pain of being in a body of love and not connecting to and expressing that love.’
    This is a pain we all carry and yet often we don’t want to feel it and we try to convince ourselves we are okay, until our body tell us differently.

  17. ‘It takes more energy to resist love than to be it.’ This is well worth remembering when we are being stubborn and getting ourselves in the way.

    1. We become stubborn, when we avoid the next step of love that already awaits and simply wants to be activated.

  18. Any conditions I have on humanity and on God are in the way of being a true vehicle for the Divine Plan that we are all part of. And as long as I hang on to them I am part of the other Plan, the Loveless Plan.

  19. Profound wisdom being shared: ‘we are love and if we choose to not live this love, then we invite a whole manner of illness and dis-ease into our bodies simply because: It takes more energy to resist love than to be it.’ And then we wonder why there is much illness and disease in our world.
    I could feel it myself last year when there was much more love on offer and part of me said no to that, how that influenced my whole body including my blood values.

  20. It has been three years since I wrote this piece so it is interesting for me to revisit what I have expressed. It all remains completely true and relevant and I can feel how I have deepened in my knowing that when we reconnect to the love that we are, we are instruments for the Universal Wisdom that pours through us.
    Alternatively, when we align to all that is not love, we become instruments to all that is not Divine and thereafter are used as an instrument to express from this source of energy.

    What is being more clearly revealed to me as I learn to surrender more and more of that which I have acquired to protect me that in truth does not support me in my evolution back to Soul (love), is that I don’t just have conditions on God, I have conditions on being a god. So there is so much more love, truth, joy and wisdom to embrace as I allow more of this inner godliness to express forth.

    This does not mean I get all weird and start acting with false might thinking I am above and beyond seemingly menial tasks, far from it! It simply means that when we reconnect to this aspect of ourselves, the inner godliness we all have access to, we allow more of who we truly are to permeate into all aspects of our life and become much more real in the process – a true meeting of Heaven and Earth. I love it.

  21. I recognize: ‘If I choose to not connect too deeply then I won’t get hurt, right? Wrong.’
    For when I am not present in my body another energy than love gets and takes all the space and the movements that follow are not healing for myself or others.

  22. Learning to feel the love expand in my body and not attach it to another, whether that is a person or God, is changing how my body feels. If I am love and let love flow through my body there is a very fulfilling feeling inside and a lot less tiredness.

  23. Whenever you are struggling in life- tune into your body and you will know, that the problem does not come from the body, but from our greatest enemy, when not connected with the energy of our soul- our mind.

  24. When we are regarding our body not as something that needs to function and to deliver what WE want, it is the greatest adviser and guide in life. Even when there are injuries or pain.

  25. Being love is natural, everything else, even only a harshness in the voice e.g. is a sickness, that will eventually magnify itself in the body.

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