Spirit and Matter.

You are spirit and substance, energy and matter…

To survive in a body, you must somehow get your daily bread when you are hungry, keep yourself warm in winter, find shelter from the wind and rain, clothe yourself and your family, find water to sustain life, and keep yourself safe from predators.

When your survival needs are met, your security is more easily assured. You may begin to explore the part of you that has always been the wise and knowing one who came into the body full of purpose, with dreams and with a full and open heart, ready to meet the challenges, knowing with a deep and ancient intelligence that you belong here, that your survival in a body will fuel the growth and evolution of your spirit.

The challenges you face can help you grow in wisdom, in compassion, will help your heart expand in love if you choose to allow it.

You may choose to let the hurt, fear, and unhappiness that occurs in every life make you small and bitter and angry, or you may use these events as fuel for the education and expansion of your spirit as you move from lifetime to lifetime in human form.

Your body is the vehicle for your spirit’s journey through life. You journey together as one organism. The spirit and the body are one until the death of the body, then the spirit continues, endures and the cycle of life begins again.

Will you choose to identify only with the physical and survival aspects of life, or will you expand your awareness to include the big picture that your spirit can access and understand and make sense of to create a better life for yourself?

When you belong to the Earth while allowing the divine light of spirit to move through you, you will be able to navigate through your life with wisdom, grace, equanimity, peace, and calm that will bless the web of life and all beings.

True purpose

You are here now. You are in this place, at this time, inhabiting your particular body.

Since this is so, there are certain unalterable facts governing your existence. You must breathe fresh clean air to survive. You must eat Earth-grown plant and perhaps animal products to maintain your body, your physical energy and stamina. You must drink fresh water to maintain your energetic and physical health.

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Do you ever stop and wonder why you exist here and now? (Hint: Only humans do this!)

Animals, trees, grasses, all plant life, algae, fishes, insects, amphibians, reptiles, stones, stars and moons, all creation, and all created things simply exist within the parameters of their form and function. They do not spend time and energy wondering why they exist or what their larger purpose is.

The fact is, you exist as body, as spirit. You came to this planet in human form. You are energetically rooted to Earth energy. Your awareness is centered in your heart and body. Your spirit is housed in your body and connected to source energy. (Some call it heavenly energy.)

You are anchored here, between heaven and earth, supported and given all you need to thrive in your life.

Given that you are alive, that you have your fundamental needs met, you may begin to wonder why you are here. You may begin to seek a deeper meaning in your life, to seek your reasons for being.

Grandmother Cottonwood

Some know it from early childhood. They know what they are called to do and be. Others must seek and find, maybe spending much time in the process, uncovering little by little, slowly making their way toward the light and passion of their purpose.

Let yourself be drawn like a magnet toward those activities, those people, those experiences that light you up and bring you joy, that flood your heart with satisfaction.

Navigate through life by your feelings and callings of your spirit. Let them teach you and guide you toward your true purpose

Trust in your spirit

Your spirit is connected to all that is even if you don’t remember this. You knew this as an infant, as a child and you can know this again.

Painted lady butterfly on red zinnia

Your spirit is the great receiver of inspiration, the great channeler of divine energies. What you see smell touch taste, hear is information needed to live successfully in your body on your chosen planet.

Your body is the how of survival on Earth. Your spirit is the why of your life, gives your life meaning.

Balance between your body and spirit ensures that you live a full life, receiving divine inspiration and guidance through the spirit, living fully in the body, grounded and anchored energetically to the earth, keeping your body healthy and vibrant.

You are a being with access to your full power when you live in harmony with all of life.

Black and white butterfly on red flower

You receive inspiration and guidance through the spirit. You use these inspirations as fuel to create and act and build your life through the vehicle of your body.

Stone, mist or light?

You, with a human body: Do you know there is more to you?

You are body, you are spirit, you are emotions, you are energy.

You are like a heavenly body – a seemingly solid mass surrounded by an atmosphere that sustains, nurtures, and protects you.

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Bare trees, low winter sun

When you identify only with your body you become over time a fossil, a mummy, a bag of bones, a bundle of nerves, disconnected from your shimmering larger self. Turned to stone.

When you identify only with spirit you are like a cloud; wispy, blown easily on the wind, like an escaped helium balloon, insubstantial, disconnected. Mist.

To fully inhabit your life, the earth (body) and sky (spirit) parts of you must be connected. I repeat yet again: root down and reach up.

You are meant to be a column of light like a magnificent tree that is anchored in the earth and growing effortlessly to the light above.  A bridge between worlds.