“I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections.
And it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that
I am ill.
I am ill because of wound to the soul…” ~D. H. Lawrence
People today are very concerned about their health, far more than most people in the past. While many remain unconcerned, mote people today worry about getting enough exercise, eating the right foods, avoiding harmful substances like cigarette smoke and pesticides. And yet, with all this worrying and trying so hard to be healthy, we really haven’t improved our health much, if at all.
One reason for that is we concern ourselves too much with the physical aspects of health, and possibly the mental, but totally ignore the psychic and spiritual. Since physical, mental, psychic and spiritual are all part of what we are, we need to work on all four to become truly healthy. What’s more, if we think of our physical body as the lowest level of ourselves and our spirit as the highest, than we can understand why efforts at the physical and mental level will have limited results if the true problem exists at a psychic or spiritual level. Further, a healthy spirit and psychic body can often cure illnesses that at the mental and physical levels.
This doesn’t mean that you should ignore the physical body and eat junk food and never exercise, but it does mean that, in addition to eating healthy and exercising, you need to nourish and exercise you psychic and spiritual bodies also. You exercise them simply by using them, and feed them with with God’s spiritual light which we get primarily from the spiritual sun.