Our Body and Its Amazingness

by Matts Josefsson, Student in Behavioural Science, Sweden 

I find the body absolutely extraordinary in the way it functions. Just this morning I was reminded how amazingly it just keeps on doing what it does, regardless of what we do to it, up until the point that it cannot support us any longer. What I also came to think about was how and why things occur in the body and how the way we are living with the body must have an effect on it. Science these days knows a great deal about how the body functions but still there are the questions that go unanswered as to why things actually occur. There are extraordinary experts in knowing how to deal with something once it has occurred, but the bigger struggle is still trying to understand why things occur. For example: why do cells starts to divide in a way that later on leads to cancer?

To try and understand all of this I went to the Cancer Research UK website (1) and read about how cancer starts and I read:

“All cancers begin in cells. Our bodies are made up of more than a hundred million million (100,000,000,000,000) cells. Cancer starts with changes in one cell or a small group of cells.”
“Usually we have just the right number of each type of cell. This is because cells produce signals to control how much and how often the cells divide. If any of these signals are faulty or missing, cells may start to grow and multiply too much and form a lump called a tumour. Where the cancer starts is called the primary tumour.”
“For a cancer to start, certain changes take place within the genes of a cell or a group of cells.”

Just by reading this I feel quite humble, as you get to know that the cells obviously know exactly what to do to give us optimal health. They are like our own little soldiers of health inside our body and they work around the clock to keep everything going. But there is obviously something that can happen that makes the cells behave in a way that is not their usual way, or you could say that they lose their natural rhythm and flow in how to behave. And this starts, from what I have read, in the genes in the cell:

“Normally genes make sure that cells grow and reproduce in an orderly and controlled way. They make sure that more cells are produced as they are needed to keep the body healthy.”
“Sometimes a change happens in the genes when a cell divides. The change is called a mutation. It means that a gene has been damaged or lost or copied twice. Mutations can happen by chance when a cell is dividing. Some mutations mean that the cell no longer understands its instructions and starts to grow out of control. There have to be about half a dozen different mutations before a normal cell turns into a cancer cell.”

By reading this you can almost feel that in its healthy state, the body is at rest with itself, there is a harmony and rhythm in which the body and its cells cooperate and work in a homeostatic, self-sustaining way. However and contrary to that, in illness and disease you can feel how the body has become out of balance. Something has happened that makes the body act in a way as if it has to defend itself. The former harmony has changed into alert mode and there is a feeling of stress upon the body.

But my inquisitive mind wants to ask: why do these cell mutations occur? I read from the website that:

“Mutations can happen by chance when a cell is dividing. They can also be caused by the processes of life inside the cell. Or they can be caused by things coming from outside the body, such as the chemicals in tobacco smoke. And some people can inherit faults in particular genes that make them more likely to develop a cancer.”
“Some genes get damaged every day and cells are very good at repairing them. But over time, the damage may build up. And once cells start growing too fast, they are more likely to pick up further mutations and less likely to be able to repair the damaged genes.”

So from reading this, I realise that the way life is outside of the cells is paramount to how life plays out inside of the cells. This means that the cells know exactly what to do and how to behave if there is harmony within and around them, but if there is stress and disharmony they might work for a certain amount of time, but eventually the force that is working against the body makes the cells eventually go out of rhythm and form what we then call, in this case, cancer.

Just by becoming more aware of how the body actually works, I have become more humble and am treating my body with the utmost care, since it cares for me every day.

Universal Medicine is the leading organisation in understanding how the body works in its entirety and also why the body does what it does in terms of breaking down when it develops different forms of illnesses and diseases. From the teachings presented by Serge Benhayon I understand that the body is made up from particles that are also a part of a universe that has a very precise and delicate order. This means that the particles of our body respond to what is going on in the universe and that we have a rhythm to adhere to, as does everything else in the universe.

So from this I realise that how I am with myself is important, because I know that the cells within me will respond accordingly. If I am harsh and not listening to the signals I get from my body, then the cells also have to work harder to keep everything going. And on the other hand, if I listen and go more gentle with myself, then the cells can bathe in a body that is warm and tender and that feels much more yummy.

I greatly appreciate what I have learned through Universal Medicine and also deeply value the gorgeous medical staff that are working patiently in the hospitals to look after us when we need their assistance. I also appreciate myself for being so open and willing to understand life and make changes if there are changes to be made, which make my inner environment even more delicate and tender.



  1. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/what-is-cancer/how-cancer-starts

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665 thoughts on “Our Body and Its Amazingness

  1. How beautifully simple this is. Being harmonious in all areas of our lives not only promotes great relationships but also a great state of health. We all benefit all round.

  2. Look after our inner environment and maybe our outer environment will change as a result of this as we care for ourselves more.

  3. ‘So from this I realise that how I am with myself is important, because I know that the cells within me will respond accordingly. If I am harsh and not listening to the signals I get from my body, then the cells also have to work harder to keep everything going. And on the other hand, if I listen and go more gentle with myself, then the cells can bathe in a body that is warm and tender and that feels much more yummy.’ And then this is the body that you take out to the world and the world benefits from the choices you have made. We all affect one another all the time, it cannot be any other way.

  4. We have become very good at diagnosis and treatments but we are still very much in the dark about the causes of illness and disease. We know a lot of detail and associations but there seems a lot more to understand.

  5. It is lovely to be talking about our inner environment… There is so much talk about the environment per se… People are so eager to be activists about preserving the environment… And here we have the wonderful idea of preserving our inner environment is an absolute priority.

  6. When we understand that every part of our body has a vibration that when working at its highest potential, vibrates in tune with the rest of the Universe, it becomes clear to see that anything we do to ourselves that lowers that vibration is going to impact on how we are both in ourselves and then how we interact with the rest of the world.

  7. I visited a relative recently who has just had a baby who was just a few days old. I was reminded of the absolute miracle of birth, and how amazing the human body is that it can co-create another human being and then go through the process of giving birth to it in all its tiny, divine glory. How amazing would it be if all babies were nurtured, honoured and deeply cared for in the same way from the day they were born, throughout their entire lives until the day they passed away, with the knowing and accepting that they are worth taking care of simply because of who they are.

  8. It is interesting that schoolchildren are taught about being good citizens but that we are not taught how to simply live in a way that supports our body to be as healthy as it can be. This has led to the massive health issues that we are now faced with and the financial and societal pressures that come from this.

  9. Beautiful to feel your appreciation for how you are supported by your body and the growing responsibility you are willing to take to live in harmony with yourself.

  10. Cells know exactly what to do, it’s our refusal to adhere to the order and harmony our body knows so well that often makes it look like we have to fight the process of healing that comes in a form of illness and disease. We are so incredibly looked after.

  11. It is so important that our children learn this… And of course that their teachers know this and live this so that there are day to day reflections of the absolute importance of nurturing our bodies

    1. I couldn’t agree more! Such a simple place to start with nurturing our bodies, particularly when this is learnt from childhood.

  12. Thank you Matts a great understanding of how amazing our body naturally is, the more we listen to the communication from our body, the more we are able to additionally support its natural function.

  13. I was marvelling at the human body just yesterday, and how it has the incredible capacity to heal itself when given the full care and support to do so. By bringing our full love and attention to the smallest details of how we take care of ourselves and how we do anything, we are supporting our body to function in the divinely harmonious way that it was designed to work.

    1. It is clear that we can support our body’s healing process and we may be able to be much more effective at this than we realise.

  14. A lovely reminder to treat my body with the utmost care and tenderness today as I’m feeling tired with a busy day ahead. Coming back to the simplicity of feeling my feet and feeling what is there to be felt without pushing and drive to get things done.

  15. It stands to reason that someone in harmony with themselves and who doesn’t cause self inflicted harm like smoking or drinking is infinitely less likely to get an illness or disease and we all know this, so the question is and it is a big one, why do we not treat our most amazing bodies with the utmost love and respect that they deserve?

  16. We tend to think of intelligence as something confined to our brain but there is an innate intelligence throughout our whole body that knows what true harmony is and intricately works to maintain this – I wonder what our lives would look like if we paid more attention to that form of intelligence, from our whole body?

  17. The innate flow, order and harmony of the particles of our body is amazing to behold and consider and it makes me appreciate my body and the wisdom within us.

  18. Just today I was talking about how full-on it would be, to be a practicing Doctor or Nurse in this modern climate, with the amount of damage we are causing ourselves through ill lifestyle choices and environmental factors, I imagine what they would see on a daily basis would be overwhelming to say the least.
    Lifestyle, quality of energy and movement play a huge roll in the health epidemics we face as a society. One day we will figure out that we already hold to key to our own salvation and maybe a few people will remember that we heard it first in 1999 from Universal Medicine.

  19. I love this understanding that how we are with ourselves affects our cells. It just goes to show that how we are with ourselves along with our lifestyle choices affects our health.

  20. Just like our cells it is important to consider how the quality we live in life can be in natural harmony and order or in a tension and agitation which is not our natural body state.

  21. Matts, this feels really important to remember; ‘If I am harsh and not listening to the signals I get from my body, then the cells also have to work harder to keep everything going’, what you are sharing makes sense and shows the importance of treating our body with gentleness and care.

  22. Although not every condition is lifestyle related, what this beautiful blog makes clear is that when we adopt certain decisions (e.g., to smoke, to drink, etc.) we are not just deciding what appears in the surface. We are in an open confrontation with the order that helps us to live. We are arrogantly disturbing it by choice.

    1. Hi Eduardo. I would challenge that and say that everything is actually lifestyle related in one way or another. Everything we do has an effect on the body whether it’s done in this life or a previous one. Not wanting this to be the case is just avoiding the fact that everything we do comes back to us to reflect something.

  23. ” in its healthy state, the body is at rest with itself, there is a harmony and rhythm in which the body and its cells cooperate and work in a homeostatic, self-sustaining way. However and contrary to that, in illness and disease you can feel how the body has become out of balance..” Yes and it feels great that life-style medicine is at last appearing on the menu in doctors surgeries – catching up with Universal Medicine that has been presenting this for over seventeen years now. We make our illness, so surely we can support in its un-making?

  24. We have so much to learn about the human body and its intricate and delicate inner workings right down to our cell level, and understanding how and why our cells mutate is definitely fundamental to that process. Great blog Matts.

  25. Coming back to the cells and their absolute intelligence, all working as they do, without our conscious awareness shows there is so much more to us and the universe than we are prepared to see.

  26. The human body is a thing of wonder. When you consider the abuse that we give our bodies time and time again, it works its socks off healing itself for us until it sees that we are not listening to its gentle messages and realises that we need a strong message before we will consider ceasing the abuse. But mostly we ignore the strong messages and thus why 95% of us are ill.

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