“I had the time of my life
And I never felt this way before
And I swear this is true and I owe it all to you.”
It encases your soul, your heart, your mind. Your body exalts when the breeze plays over your face and streams gently through your hair. It sings in quiet celebration when you entwine with the one you love. The gift of the senses: to smell, to taste, to feel, to touch, to hear. Your eyes through which your soul glows also receive the beauty of orange dawns that break in the east and the lilac sunsets that spill their heart on the horizon.
And when you love your body, when you hydrate it, feed it almonds and fruit and stretch it gently, slowly, just a little bit more in a yoga stretch and then release…you feel the body joy of a body that you have loved and that love is its own reward.
No matter what it looks like, if you hone it, it has the capacity to stream forward into the world with the light and breeze loving you, with joy flowing through every moment you are awake.
Your hands are sacred, divine. They do useful things every day and help your bit of the planet run better. They can evoke pleasure and desire by a touch. Or soothe a friend by a soft pressure on their shoulder when they are having a tough day. They can caress children and animals and pass on love and comfort.
Your body holds safe your heart that is alternatively glowing with happiness and shattering with pain and loss for that is the way of the this dimension: the soul, too, has its sunrises and sunsets.
So if you have reincarnated, then pay homage to what you have been given. Soothe the fat you have acquired because it collected where it did to protect you from pain. If you are working through the pain thank it and request it to leave because you are ready now to emerge into the world, your heart once more replenished and ready to engage in the world, in the ocean of feelings, of triumphs and disasters.
Worship the material by choosing well, by choosing what promotes the exhilaration of health. Feel the crunch of an apple as a snack, the glory of a sip of water as you take a break from your work out, the glory of it as it cascades over you as stand in the shower dripping over your eye lashes, over your nose, and down, down, down…cleansing you, relaxing you.
Run a meditative fingertip over a thumbnail and feel its exceptional strength. Inhale slowly but deeply for as long as you can and then release and feel for yourself what a glorious physical being you are; and next time you’re picking something on the menu, as an on going love affair with your being, pick wisely.
Astrological note: Venus is transiting in Virgo right now and I am on the verge of my Venus return.