I live with a chronic illness. So, it’s very hard some days to think that my body is perfect just the way it is. Most days, though, I recognize that that statement is true. If nothing else, our bodies are never wrong. It’s Pride month, and there’s a popular saying among the LGBTQIA+ community: All bodies are good bodies. I agree with that.
Our bodies are the only way the Divine can come into this world of form. It is only through our hands, our eyes, our words, that God comes into the material world. Our bodies are that important! The form our bodies take doesn’t matter to God, it’s what we do with them that matters! Are we allowing ourselves to be Divine conduits? Or are we getting in the way of the flow of the Source of all things?
Even when we have health issues we have a responsibility to allow ourselves to be a Divine conduit to the Holy One to come into this earth. Our health issues are a chance to be gentle with ourselves and listen to the Divine within. We may not like the message we get when we stop to listen, but our bodies are much like our thoughts - changeable, malleable.
The chronic illness I live with affords me the opportunity to be gentle with myself everyday, sometimes moment by moment. It doesn’t stop me from allowing myself to be a conduit for the Divine to flow through me and come into this world of form. Some days are harder than others, yes, but I learn more about myself and about God on those hard days.
Our bodies are perfect exactly as they are. We are each a tool for the Divine to utilize to come into this world. What a wonderful responsibility!