"He who gives life is responsible for sustaining it.A few of us were reminiscing about the various pills, potions and remedies we had to take when we were kids. Some of those purgatives were so disgusting, even thinking about them makes me want to heave.
He who gives a body is responsible for its maintenance and upkeep." On Responsibility
While our parents and guardians meant well by giving us remedies they believed were good for us, I believe they were unwittingly instilling in us the old tried and tested programme/belief that the body needs external help in order for it to be whole. That programme continues to be passed on from one generation to the next in one form or another. For instance, we are now constantly being bombarded with adverts for various pills and potions to help you do what is meant to be natural. According to these adverts, we can't even go to sleep without taking a pill to help us sleep.
While we're busy taking pills and potions to help sustain our bodies, the innate Intelligence we all have within us that has been designed to sustain our bodies and keep them whole at all times has fallen into deep slumber. In order for that Intelligence to do Its work, we have to wake It up.
How do we wake up this Intelligence?
What works for me is rejecting the way I had been conditioned to do things. So instead of doing something to sustain my body's wellbeing by taking pills and potions, I now do nothing. By doing nothing I am activating the Intelligence in me and telling Him that I trust in the Intelligence to do what it was designed to do.
I have to say "doing nothing" hasn't been easy as the "do something" habit has been a hard habit to kick.
I remember when I had a flu and my Inner Voice suggested that instead of using my healing techniques I should just be still and let Perfection be, I experienced two versions of me. There was the me that was in total bliss and detached from the drama; and the me that was going through the drama and wanting to use her healing techniques to alleviate the symptoms. It took me three days to surrender and trust the Intelligence to restore my body to wholeness. After that experience, I realised I can trust in the Intelligence within but it takes practice, practice and more practice to do nothing.
I used to suffer from constipation, which I believed was a family trait, but I no longer have it as my body's Intelligence has taken over the job of regulating my system; and my movements are pretty regular. Family members, who still take various potions to help regulate their movements, still suffer from constipation.
Wakey, wakey, Infinite Intelligence! You have lots of work to do!
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