Relationship with Your Body – Part I

What we experience in everyday life on Earth is very much reflected in what we see in the sky. This is the study of astrology. In the past few months, Saturn, Venus, Mars, Mercury, the Sun and Moon have taken their turns going through the constellations of Libra and Scorpio.

Libra is a sign about relating: striving for fairness, peace, harmony and beauty. Scorpio is a sign about transformation, passion for the truth: digging deep to bring judgement and resistance out into the open for release. When planets transit through these constellations, we all feel the instinctive need to deeply examine our relationships – to other people, places, things, jobs, money … and especially ourselves.

Anything not perfect in your life, this is the time to change. Whether it is improving an old relationship or starting anew, accept the past, forgive yourself, jump in to the change and move on, as difficult as it may seem. Guaranteed you will be happier on the other side!

There are many areas of our relationship to the self to look at, but basically they all point in the same direction. There is a saying, “How you do one thing is how you do everything.” In this two-part blog, I will expand on one popular area: Your relationship with your body.

Do you like to hide your body, or are you proud of the gift that ‘God’ gave you? Do you consider your body merely as a vehicle for you to use and show off, or do you cherish it like your soul’s temple? Do you simply stuff “edibles” into your mouth, or do you only pick the most nutritious as an offering to the divine miracle that is your body?

Most people eat the way they learnt from their families. A person whose parents ate fast food on a regular basis would eat fast food and consider it normal. A person of Italian background would likely eat a lot of pasta and olives. A person of Chinese background would likely eat a lot of rice and soy. Etc, etc.

The question is: Are you consciously choosing this diet because it is the best for your body today? We must be very conscious that we are not living in the same world as three hundred years ago, not even thirty years ago.

People back then hardly lived past the age of fifty. Any potential long term negative effects from a particular set of foods, or way of eating, would not have been noticed. Back then, farmland supported a variety of rotating crops per year to feed just a few families. Today, the same farmland would produce the same type of crop year after year, in the name of specialization and industrialization. Such harvested foods have a depleted mineral and vitamin spectrum compared to those from years gone by. At the meantime, our lives have become far more demanding and stressful, leading to our necessity for way more nutrients than our ancestors.

Improvements in technology and transportation have brought about an abundance of food, processed to all degrees, and amazing varieties from around the world that boggle the mind. Almost all cultures have access to this new diversity, randomly adding these new foods to the traditional diet. How well does your body really like this new potpourri of foods? Do you eat from your brain or from your heart?

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