It has been said that God’s warehouse is ever full and overflowing, and that Divine Grace is here and available for everyone. I have also heard Guruji Mahendra Trivedi say that nature is full of justice. Consider the second law of thermodynamics; for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Whether we say, “What goes around comes around,” or simply call it karma – the end result is the same: nature is the great balancer.
In one sunny room, imagine there are two plants growing. Both have been planted in the same soil and are watered the same amount every day – and yet one of them is thriving while the other is floundering. If it is true that God’s warehouse is ever full to overflowing and nature is full of justice, what is happening with these two plants?
Consider some of the qualities at the foundation of good cellular health: high communication and collaboration, efficiency, proactiveness. Healthy cells are continually working, continually asking, “What’s essential for me to do this minute? And what about now?” Even while in deep sleep, there are autonomic functions like breathing and digesting going on and tremendous work being accomplished.
Conversely, what is happening when there is a lack of health in the cells? Inability to detoxify. Lack of communication. Buildup of toxins. Ageing. Inefficiency.
Many years ago I studied Polarity Therapy, and one of its main tenets was, “As above, so below.” This can refer to the expanse of the mind above and the reflection of the physical body below. It can be The Divine above, and the expression of nature as an outflowing expression of God’s Will. And it can be a physical body and the cells that compose that body. Who we are at the cellular level is who we are in every aspect of our lives from our overall health to our fundamental character, and vice versa. The cell is a system, its own microcosm to our outer macrocosm.
If there is a high level of purity in a person’s cells, they will not have any desire or ability to lie. If there is stiffness in the joints, then there is not only a lack of elasticity at the cellular level, there is also a lack of flexibility at the mental and emotional levels, and in other areas as well. And if we don’t communicate in our daily life – if we make excuses for everything that happens… guess what?
When the bloodstream bathes the cells in various nutrients – everything from the vitamin C we took that morning to the deep fried fish and chips we ate for lunch, our cells must know what is useful to absorb, and what is essential to ignore or block. When life force is stong, the innate intelligence functioning at the cellular level will refuse to absorb harmful ingredients. Conversely, if the cells absorb anything and everything that passes by, it means they are unable to differentiate between what is useful and what is harmful.
If Divine Grace is the ever flowing stream bringing the supply, what are we choosing to absorb? Is it what we truly need? If not, it will be toxic for the cell, toxic for us in our life. But what we need may not look anything like what those in our environment need.
Can we recognize what will bring us upward to the next level in our life?
Everything has consciousness, even the cell, even the atom itself. Related to our health, the integrity and level of consciousness of the cell is our understanding of life. How we do anything is how we do everything.
When there are impurities in our totality, they are reflected in thought processes and behavior, actions and reactions. Hypocracy is one example. On the inside, the cells may be extremely toxic, but on the outside, we smile and say we’re doing fine, thanks. Consider our society, and how well trained we have become in the socially acceptable art of every day hypocracy. We so easily slide right over the truth of our reality in small and large ways, but what we have collectively failed to understand is that the meeting point between our inner world of biochemistry and our outer world of social and behavioral norms does not lie. This then becomes a place full of uncertainty, dishonesty, sadness, disloyalty, disconnection, and failure.
Over time, as the gap widens between our authentic self and the mask we wear, we feel more and more hopeless. Full of uncertainy, we cannot make good decisions, and if any good opportunity happens to come our way, we have simply lost the ability to recognize it.
Everything begins to slide through our fingers. We lose the ability to sleep well and deeply, and so wake exhausted. Our energy levels plummet and our productivity crashes. Over time, we become sick, and then our consciousness itself falls like dominoes, lower and lower… Quicker rather than slower, the physical body begins to deteriorate.
So what can we do to stop what began as a stream but over time turned into a raging current? For those of us who have suffered through any kind of debilitating illness – or are suffering right now – surely the answer is more than merely purging our emotional angst at the local market clerk who asks us how our day is going.
Or is it?
I am not proposing we corner the poor clerk at the store – more fundamentally, and more importantly, can we be honest within ourselves? In the sacred company of The Divine, can we acknowledge the truth of that painfully aching meeting point, where so much friction and strife is being generated? Or has it become buried so deeply in the basement of ourselves that we have lost the ability to even perceive where the problem originates?
One has only to look out at the world we are living in right now; at the statistics on heart disease and asthma and cancer and diabetes. The list goes on and on. With so many ill cells in the body of our society, clearly we, as a culture, have lost touch with our essential selves.
The only way forward and through, is to reconnect once again to that which created us, to that Source – no matter what name one uses – that is the author of our original divine blueprint. It is only through that connection that we are sustained and can begin to thrive again. It is only through that connection that our cells can begin to recognize more profoundly what is useful and what must not be absorbed.
This is where our true health, wealth, and fortune lie, for whatever we are doing every day in our life, both inwardly and outwardly, microcosmically and macrocosmically… The Divine and nature will reward us accordingly.