Reflections on You and
Body: Partners for Life
by Jennifer Baltz
The holidays are over. The goodies are mostly eaten. And
we’re all ready for a fresh start in 2005. But before
you start on those New Year Resolutions, take a peek at
Did you know that your body is built to match your
life purpose? As a spirit, you actually chose a body
with the genetics that you need to do what you came here
to do. It may not always seem that way, especially when
you’re struggling to lose weight or keep exercise
goals. But it’s true. You came equipped to fulfill
your goals as spirit this lifetime.
Take a moment and take stock of the things you like
about your body—the things it can do, the gifts it
came with. And notice how these abilities and gifts have
served you well all of your life.
Now there may be other aspects that you aren’t so
pleased with, but you may also find that you have
learned a lot in dealing with them, too. Learned things
that have helped you along your path—to become more
empathetic with others, to grow as a spirit, and so on.
Your body is a part of who you are, but it is guided
on the whole by you as an immortal spirit.
It’s kind of like you and your car, only on a much
deeper, more connected level. If you picture your car as
a creature with feelings and desires, it’s a much
closer comparison. As a spirit, you’re in the driver’s
seat, but your body ultimately controls how far and how
fast you can go. If your body is unhappy, or not well
cared for; if it doesn’t have the right fuel; or if it’s
just plain mad at you, you may find your goals grinding
to a halt.
So the communication between you and your body makes
a BIG difference in how your life goes. Good
communication means much smoother sailing.
That communication includes everything from feelings
and sensations, to thoughts, words and mental images.
You as a spirit communicate best in images. Your body
does better with feelings and senses. Words and thoughts
come somewhere in the middle.
In a sense, with every thought, feeling, and choice,
you are relationship-building with your body. Whenever
you do, say or think things that are supportive, caring
and loving towards your body, it builds trust and
communication. Thoughts and actions that are negative,
or not supportive, tend to undermine the trust and
communication we have with our bodies.
Consistent positive input, from your thoughts to what
you eat and how much sleep you get, makes a big
difference in the body-spirit partnership. When times
are tough and you need that partnership the most, you
want it to be as strong as possible. The stronger the
partnership, the more you can use the gifts and
strengths you designed your body to have in the first
Other benefits of good body-spirit communication are
strong intuition, greater awareness, creativity, greater
wellness, and more fun. You’ll have greater awareness
of what you really want, and it will be much easier to
get there--when you work with your body as a partner in
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Jennifer Baltz is a business and life coach and creative mentor with over 18 years experience helping people consciously create their dreams. She offers individual coaching, classes, seminars, and mastermind groups to help you create change
in your life, from personal and creative growth to small business development. Visit Jennifer's website for more information, www.creativespirit.com,
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