By Linda Lubin
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Most of us are well versed in the mind/body/spirit connection. We have moved well past the limited awareness that arose at the start of the scientific revolution in the 1700’s and deepened in the 20th century. The split between these three spheres of our consciousness was artificially created, as science and religion diced us, and this deepened when holistic, natural healing was replaced with the scientific / medical model.
While this split began long before the 1700’s, it became quite dramatic in the past three centuries. And then, in the 1960s and ’70s, the wisdom traditions, which still retained the ancient knowledge of wholeness and healing, began to come forth. In the decades since we have gone from this knowledge being available to limited numbers, to a time when it is become more commonplace each year. The general population is waking up and responding to the breakdown of conventional medicine with an eagerness for natural modalities of healing.
I was late in awakening to holistic approaches to healing. It wasn’t until 2002 that I began my journey down this road. Thanks to a friend, I began seeing a naturopath, and also received the first of my Reiki attunements. Quickly I became absorbed to the point of obsession in learning everything I could about energy healing, herbal medicine, flower essences, essential oils, homeopathy, acupuncture, acupressure . . . I devoured information, my bookcases filled, I tried all of these approaches and then began to study holistic health coaching.
The new research in mind/body medicine also caught my attention. It amazed me to learn how on a purely organic level there really and truly is no separation between our thoughts, our emotions, and our physical bodies. Add to that mix our spirit, and you’ve got the whole human being, as we were created, before the whole slice and dice process of separation began.
But here’s the interesting part: because for so long we were trained to view mind/body/spirit separately, on an energetic level these spheres had learned to function separately. Even now, most people in the general population are cut off from their bodies, unaware of what’s going on in there. Even those who are relatively awake and aware have this disconnect, through no fault of their own. The walls went up hundreds of years ago and our consciousness learned to be divided. In a warped way, it became the norm, though it certainly wasn’t natural or healthy.
As a result we miss the cues our bodies give us. Sometimes we sense these signals (fatigue, upset stomach, aching back), and often times we are so very split off that we miss these flashing red lights. This information stays buried and we remain unaware that something is terribly amiss, until we become seriously ill. We develop diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or cancer, because we are not receiving these warning signals, or else we receive them and ignore them.
Or maybe we receive them, and want to do something, yet we just don’t know what to do. This is especially true as much illness is caused by chronic stress, and we may not have the ability to comprehend the underlying thought patterns/beliefs that are causing the stress. And therefore we don’t know how to change. This is why I eventually shifted from focusing on health coaching, and Reiki healing, to life coaching. Without an awareness of the thoughts and beliefs that drive our behavior, we cannot change.
So now, we are moving into a shift in energy on our planet which is breaking up these old patterns of separating/splitting the mind, the body, and the spirit. They are coming back together. And what this means is that a lot of people are getting ill, or simply feeling like crap even if they are not ill. As the three spheres of mind/body/spirit fuse back together, we become highly sensitive to every energetic bump. We feel fatigued, and not well. This is because for the first time (for many), we are receiving information about what is going on within us, and also in our environment.
Those of us who are highly sensitive energetically have always had these pathways open. We feel everything. And we don’t handle toxins of any sort well, whether it’s emotional toxins, environmental, or pharmaceutical. We react, and sometimes we react strongly. Our feedback loop is instantaneous: we have a troubling thought, which leads to a painful emotion, and immediately, we feel it in our bodies. This is not fun, but it is teaching us to live consciously, awake and aware, and to be mindful. When we don’t have this feedback loop functioning, we have little incentive to clean up our act. Ever noticed how often the nastiest people on earth are amazingly healthy and hearty? They live on and on and on, and never change their ways. As we move into the New Earth energy, and become established in this energy, this will no longer be possible. If, for example, someone is behaving heartlessly, their heart is likely to respond in a loud and clear manner.
Now, many who were physically hardy in the past, and who could go through hell and high water and still feel fine, are having a different experience. Their body is finally speaking to them. They get ill, or maybe just terribly fatigued. Suddenly they no longer feel in control of their physical being. They think their body is failing them. What is actually happening though is that they are becoming integrated. Their body of consciousness is no longer split into mind/body/spirit. And the early stages of this are challenging to say the least.
If you are going through this, know that it is part of the process of awakening. In the past, awakening happened on a spiritual level, and only some of it filtered into the mental, emotional, and physical realms. That form of awakening is over. The new form of awakening happens in a wholly (and holy) integrated manner. I spend a lot of time explaining this process to my clients, who often feel like their life has become a disaster movie. Understanding this process gives us the awareness to move through it with a bit more grace, and a realization that it may be quite uncomfortable, but ultimately it’s all for the good.
As we awaken spiritually, our physicality is also being completely upgraded, rewired, and reconfigured. Our minds as well. And of course our emotions are changing too. Sometimes this is such a dramatic process that we get shut down for long periods of time, and we can’t do much of anything. This usually comes in the form of an accident, an illness, or some mysterious something that overtakes us. We lose our bearings, feel disoriented, wonder what happened to us. What has happened is that you are on the front lines of going through this recreation of what it means to be human. You are laying down the tracks for those coming down this road behind you, and you are allowing yourself to become a blueprint. This blueprint then gets energetically transmitted outward to hundreds and thousands of others.
You’ll never know. You won’t receive a thank you note from anyone. But you are giving them a gift that is of immeasurable value. And the Universe thanks you 🙂
About the Author
Linda loves her work as a life coach. In fact, she is quite passionate about guiding others along their journey to awaken. Linda finds it a privilege to walk along the path with another, and point out the signposts, the choices, the opportunities, and the different perspectives that can make the journey vastly more interesting, engaging and meaningful. If you would like to learn more about Linda’s work, please visit her website at Enlightened-Coaching.com. Linda also loves to write, and you can read more of her musings at lindalubin.blogspot.com