Animating Form

Health is helpful, but it is not my main concern. Injury, illness, and death are all uncomfortable or even painful topics and experiences, but they need not be avoided. There is no reason to worry about these things, for they are inevitable features of life. These things happen. Pain happens. Death happens. Suffering happens. You will encounter these things. So rather than worrying about if when and how these things will occur, let us consider how we want to interact with these experiences.

The body is designed to heal itself. Every cell in your being is working to preserve your physical existence until your lifeforce runs dry. The body will continuously address threats and work to regenerate any damaged areas until it no longer has the energy to do so. Even in moments of illness and death, the body fights to endure. It will do anything and everything it can to keep you alive. It exists for existence’s sake. It knows nothing else.

To exist, energy must be present. Energy flows into the body to animate and illuminate the physical form with life, movement, and the presence of consciousness. Without this presence, we are left with nothing but the object of a body.

To continue existing in our current condition, a body must also be present. Through our bodies, lifeforce can manifest and move through the world of form. Our bodies are arranged in such a way that energy can flow through them.

What would our existence look like outside of this material plane? We know what a body looks like without the animating presence of spirit, but what does this energy or lifeforce look like without the body?

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