A picture memory appears in my mind…
The movie Mrs. Doubtfire. When the bus driver notices her hairy knee and says, “Natural, healthy, just the way God made ya.”
As I take my morning bath, I observe the soft hairs growing on my shins.
I’ve lost ALL of my body hair so many times through endless chemotherapy infusions. But after a deliberate 2-month chemo holiday my hair is finally growing back. I’m grateful to see my body’s ability to grow hair again! I sense a feeling of natural health, just the way God made me.
(Simultaneously, I know that my well being is not dependent upon the state of my physical body).
After a few deep breaths I contemplate the question,
What is NATURAL?
And I notice my mind’s tendency to want to find an answer; but I know from a deeper level that the answer doesn’t exist through my thinking process.
In fact, I also know from a deeper level that NO ANSWERS exist through the thinking processes. So why do I keep going there?
A few more deep breaths. I contemplate the deeper knowing that shows up as an intuitive feeling, and I simply open my heart to listen …
Something informs me … IT Says,
You are a sacred Being.
Every part of your body, even the cells that your human eye cannot observe.
And there is no separation from what is within to what appears to be outside.
This sacredness is the Only quality that comes close to an accurate understanding of the word Natural.
And when you remember and feel and honor and acknowledge that sacredness – down to the last hair on your body – you are in a state of connection with God as you are made to BE.
Why would you want to alter/change/improve upon/fix/intellectualize this Natural and sacred state of Being that you are?
What could you possibly Know more than this unfathomable Force of Creation that Made you?
That is the question I want you to ask yourself every time you get lost in thought and indecision.
Remember and recognize that through your intellect you have the ability to control and manipulate and profit and alter Life to your preferences – but you also have the ability to seek action based on the higher purpose of what is Sacred and Natural, to serve something other than your own personal mind’s agenda.
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God.Matthew 6:32-34