REPOSTED FROM THE TRANS-SCEND BLOG 2015
Who are we, if not the visual representation of our bodies? Are we not what walks down the street wearing our face, our hair, our hands, our feet and everything in-between? What defines who we are and what we are as well as what we see in the pictures that are taken of us?
For some of us though, our bodies are what have betrayed who we feel we are inside. They do not fit, like trying on your fathers' shoes as a child. They are ill fitting but we are constantly told that what we see in the picture, staring back at us in the mirror is us. How do we convince a society of people that do feel comfortable in their bodies that it isn't us?
First, do you, any of you, actually feel comfortable in your body? Does it always house you perfectly, does it react the way you wish it to, does it look and feel the way you wish it to, what happens to you when it doesn't? For those that do feel comfortable, are you constantly working at it, are you comparing yourself to others around you, in movies, magazines, online? Are you running to keep up with your body or are you showing it off every chance you get? Does this also define who you are and what exactly is that definition?
As we progress with our own Awakenings we find that no matter how you originally felt about your body, whether it was or wasn't you, whether it is the right size, weight, degree of beauty, color, shape or even sex, the body is not who or what you really are. It is the vehicle that your soul uses to move from one experience to the other, but it also has its own consciousness, though we do not necessarily perceive it we do unimaginable things to its psyche from the time we start to believe that it is working against us in whatever fashion that comes, and no matter who you believe you are it does come.
One of the hardest attachments in this life, I believe is to the body as an image of ourselves. As a transgendered human I had this double time, one because I raged against the body I was born with and two because the body I finally merged into still did not meet what was in my mind’s eye and I was torn between the body I was "stuck" with and the one I could see in my mind’s eye. We all have these issues, no matter how big or small they seem to be to us, we will all go through similar experiences and emotions about our bodies.
The goal is to learn to love our bodies for exactly what they are, how they look and feel and to transcend the idea that they define us in some way. I am constantly repeating these things to myself as I move closer and closer to my own physical ascension and I will write more on this topic in or to share some of the things I have learned on my own journey of soul discovery in hopes that helps others as well.