Honoring Your Divine Vessel (your body ... your Self)

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    May 21, 2007 6:25 PM GMT
    I hope everyone will really absorb what I am about to write. Because it is a lesson that has taken me 33 years to learn, and I think it is an important one ...

    Before two and a half months ago, the idea of quitting smoking, eating right, and going to the gym every day sounded absurd to me. But now this is my life ... and I have ascended to a higher reality because of it.

    Yes, one can choose to deny the body, the Divine vessel which was bestowed upon you by the All That Is. One can choose to overeat, eat fattening and caloric things, do no exercise, drink alcohol, smoke, do drugs, etc. At the same time, one can work solely on spiritual matters ... be an etherial person instead of a physical person. But, by denying the physical, and by disrespecting your Divine vessel (You), you are in essence disrespecting not only yourself, but also your Self (your higher self), your Divine veseel, and God (the All-That-Is).

    By exercising, eating as good as anyone can in today's world, not smoking, not drinking, not doing drugs, you are respecting your body, and consequently honoring yourself, your Self (higher self), your Divine vessel, God (the All-That-Is).

    This catapults yourself into a higher state of consciousness, a higher frequency, a Lighter being-ness, where you are more in tune with your Divine vessel, your Self (higher self), and God (the All-That-Is).

    Toxins and other forms of disrespecting the body can only create disharmony, in this physical world and in the etherial one as well (all is connected in the All-That-Is). I know from personal experience that it is possible to do great things and be a spiritually advanced person, even while disrespecting the body and denying the physical. But ... however .... alas ... it is possible to be a well-rounded spritually and physically advanced person, where both realms of being-ness are equally respected and appreciated and utilized for the advancement of the Self ... which is a beautiful singular expression of the All-That-Is.

    I can feel myself pulling into an alignment I never knew possible. I am respecting the God within, and thereby the All-That-Is, the God within and without, inside and out, is also respecting and honoring me.

    Please do not think I am writing this to judge. I myself have done everything in the book and some things that haven't even been added to it yet (lol). I just think there is a much better way to Be and to live than to spend your time ingesting and revelling in Death and negativity (which is what overindulgence, smoking, drinking, laziness, etc. actually is). Think about it ... really think about it.

    I love you all ... no matter what. I wish the very best for each and every one of you. May your inner Light shine brightly for all the world to see and share and appreciate and honor.

    Namaste.

    Bill-E-Boy
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    May 21, 2007 6:28 PM GMT
    Well, I quite like a glass of wine in the evening. I don't think that's disrespecting my body.

    But good for you, I hope you are able to keep the good work.

    Best wishes.

    Malcolm
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    May 21, 2007 7:03 PM GMT
    Alcohol in moderation (no more than two drinks per day) is not an abuse to the body. Unfortunately for me, it's either 14 drinks every night or none at all, and for 11-plus years I've chosen to not drink at all.
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    May 22, 2007 11:42 AM GMT
    i understand what you're saying about self respect and looking after your body, but all that god and spiritual advancement isn't my cup of tea especially when it pits me against someone else who might be deemed less than i am. i'm no better or worse than anyone else. "ascending to a higher reality" sounds like you'll never be happy with yourself no offence matey

    i feel like i'm in an AA meeting lol congrats paradox on the sobriety, a few friends have been down that path and it ain't easy
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    May 23, 2007 5:30 AM GMT
    I think that comparing one person to another, or ourselves to others is shaky ground. We all walk very different paths and rather than ascending and descending I think we all have our own epiphanies at certain junctions. As long as we're learning the lessons as they come our way, I think we're doing well.
  • OptimusMatt

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    May 23, 2007 5:43 AM GMT
    Spirituality is very different for each of us - I see what you're saying, and understand the non-judgment - my question is why did you write this?

    What purpose does it serve? Affirmation of the choices you have made? Why was it public?

    I'm not ripping, I'm simply curious as to what (a) sparked your desire to change and (b) caused you to tell the world

    I myself have some interesting spiritual beliefs, and I am always interested to hear what others have to say
  • atxclimber

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    May 23, 2007 5:53 AM GMT
    Back when I was maybe 22 or 23 and started going to a therapist, practicing yoga, quit smoking, etc. and started having a lot of epiphanies, I think I probably drove my friends crazy eagerly explaining everything to them that I was learning every week (or daily, even.)

    Then, at some point, I remember stumbling across the line, "Epiphanies are untrustworthy because they are so intensely personal." At the time, I turned up my nose to that phrase. No, what I was learning was not only crucially important but also globally applicable. My friends needed to know it!

    Years later, I think I'm coming around to what that line was trying to say. In particular, I'd have one epiphany one day and think I had found the way, the truth, and the light, or whatever, and then a year later, I'd realize that was just a shallow glimpse of some rather deeper thing that I didn't really understand, and on and on it went. Nowadays I still share my epiphanies, but I phrase them differently. More personally. Less prescriptive.

    I'm not trying to levy an attack against you, BillE, here. I appreciate reading what you wrote, and it sounds like you have found some practices that are very fulfilling for you. But the "peak experience" quality of it, I'd say maybe be a little suspicious of it, and as for prescribing it to others, maybe go with a softer touch. Even if it seems like your discovery encompasses the universe, it's still personal.

    Of course, in some sense I'm being globally prescriptive about not being globally prescriptive. :)
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    May 23, 2007 9:55 AM GMT
    atxclimber, well put. i printed your post out, definitely need a reminder for the future just in case :)
  • Laurence

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    May 30, 2007 1:25 PM GMT
    Well that's nice to know BillEboy. Thanks for sharing. But what do you do for a good time?

    Lozx
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    Jun 11, 2007 10:55 PM GMT
    Sex. Lots of sex. And I practically live at the gym. I actually get more "high" from working out and drinking a big protein shake afterwards than I ever did from any of the multitude of drugs I've done in my life. Sounds crazy but it's so true. Adernaline and naturally occuring hormones and neurotransmitters are AWESOME! Working out and sweating ... AWESOME! Life ... AWESOME! :)

    p.s. - Thanks everyone for commenting. I actually wrote this blog for MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/bill_e_boy), because I have a lot of friends that are going down the "wrong path" so to speak (being an addict is never good ... I hope everyone can agree on that). I just wanted to inspire at least one person to think about what they were doing to their body, their self, their life, and their Self. I guess it may have been a little preachy, but I'm just so excited and elevated by all of the new and wonderful possibilities in my life now that I have escaped from the hell of addiction that I was in (Meth was my biggest addiction for about a decade and a half). I just want to help as many people out of any hell of their own making that they find themselves in. No judgement ... just love, and hope for a better life for everyone out there. Thanks again everyone! :)

    Much love, Bill-E-Boy, esquire