Today is Monday, August 26, 2013.
"You originated from an invisible, spiritual energy field of pure wellbeing. Your desire is to be balanced in that spirit in your thoughts and behaviors, now, in this life, in this moment, in your bodily form. You want that harmony, and you sense that it is available without leaving your body, in other words, without dying." –Wayne Dyer
As Soul we come from a place of perfect alignment and perfect health. It is only when we come to this physical plane that things start to get out of balance. Our ego, which is a necessary tool for us to live in this world of duality, tells us that we are a separate being, and so we are, physically speaking. But Soul knows that we are also connected with God and with everyone else. Here in this physical life, we must come to a conscious realization of this connection. If we can do this, we can claim our birthright: vibrant health.
Basically, Dyer is saying that when we align with our Source, with God, we come into a state of balance that results in physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. If we can live our lives in a state of spiritual realization or God realization (total alignment with God), then we can achieve health.
First, we must realize when we are out of balance. One way we get out of balance is through our addictions, and the vast majority of human beings are addicted to something at least one point in their lives. Remember that addictions can be to physical substances such as nicotine, cocaine, marijuana, LSD, methamphetamines, painkillers, antidepressants, or other drugs. We can also addicted to any form of alcohol or nicotine. We can also have addictions to sugar, salty snacks, caffeine, or just to food in general. Remember also that we can be addicted to approval, sex, drama, our fears, or dangerous thrills, and we can be addicted to money, gambling, or our work. Frankly, if you haven't been addicted to at least one of these things in your life, then you are a rare person, indeed, but look around you, because chances are you are dealing with at least one Soul who is addicted to one of these things.
Next, we must get to the point where we desire the health and wellbeing that can only be found in alignment (or re-alignment) with God, rather than the imbalance of our addictions. If you think about it, the things people are addicted to are really things that no sane person would want, but when we invest these things with the power to make us happy, they begin to control us. The problem is that they never really make us happy for long, and we never seem to get enough. As Dyer says, "Your addictions tell you that you can never get enough of what you don't want."
Think about God for a moment. God is all about giving. God is the Source of abundant, never-ending, unconditional love. God never takes, only gives. If we are to be aligned with God, that must be our goal, as well. Whenever we give, provide, offer, or create, we are aligned with the Source.
One way to give is to do one small thing for someone each day. Do something that is unexpected, and do it anonymously. Never pass up the chance to be of service to others. Find ways to keep your surroundings clean, for the enjoyment of others. Do everything with love in your heart, even if it is a humble action such as washing the dishes or cleaning out the garage.
Dyer reminds us that St. Francis of Assisi asked, "Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace." He didn't just say, "Give me peace." He asked to be made an instrument. In other words, he was willing to create peace in God's name. We can do the same with our health, when we ask to be the instrument of God's wellbeing. We make a conscious effort to align with God and do whatever will create wellbeing in our lives. Do you get the difference? God doesn't just hand wellbeing to us on a silver platter. We have to create it with God's help, and under God's direction. We have to fulfill our end of the bargain.
It's not easy to conquer our addictions, whether they are physical or emotional, but it is always possible to transcend our physical and emotional programming. Will you stumble and fall? Probably. Will you pick yourself up and try again? If you want wellbeing badly enough, you will. :-)