As far as I know, no one has lived "forever" in one body. Yet, there are many accounts of those who have lived lives well into their hundreds; all with superb quality of life. In my adventure into the world of anti-aging then, I will - in this next series of articles - offer my best knowledge based on research into what it means to slow the process of growing old from a spiritual perspective.
To begin the journey into what it means to age, we must first have a look at those who have lived the longest. Yes, we hear of the occasional centenarian in the West, however in the far east there have been many accounts of humanity who have lived to the age of 120 and beyond. What follows is my best assessment of the mind set you will need to venture into the world of the far east, and slow your body's cellular aging process. Here's three things I think we must first understand in effort to transcend and slow the body's aging.
One: Understand There is a Divine Energy Matrix
What do I mean by the "divine" matrix? Here's an example. Today I was listening to an audio program by author Gregg Braden. In it he stated, according to researchers, there is an energy "net" of sorts that penetrates the entire universe and everything within it. The big version of this "net" would resemble any smaller piece in the net creating a hologram of it.
In my understanding, it works as such: if you took a cup of water out of the ocean it would contain the same properties as the ocean itself. Too, this net is dynamic, meaning it moves and changes with the energies (us) contained within it. The important part of this discovery is, it has been shown scientifically that the way an individual feels about themselves through their thoughts (positive or negative can change the fabric of the entire "net" and all of the future happenings within it.
And so it is with our own body's energy. The way we feel about ourselves and our attachments to our experiences can help us determine the future outcomes and experiences with our world and with those around us including our perception of our selves.
This begs the question "Is everything we see around us an illusion?" And in my understanding the answer is "Yes." Therefore, the conclusion we could draw from this notion of divine matrix is: If we are an illusion, and our world as we see it is an illusion that is created (or co-created) by us, then the package we live in is also an illusion we can co-create. To do this however, involves a deep spiritual closet cleaning - and this we will revisit in a moment.
Two: Understand Our Place In The Divine Matrix By Listening to Ourselves.
Those of the far east who have slowed the aging process understand, If we are to "transcend" the body itself and its limitations we must learn to detach from the outward experience and look within for answers. We do this by learning to tap the energy we posses within our own hologram, our own piece of the ocean. We do this through visualization and meditation.
When we learn to come from within and go within as often as possible we can find the bliss far easterners discuss. In the Tao Te Ching it says "If you want to know me, look inside your heart."
This applies to our "life's work" and life's purpose as well. This involves letting go of fear and moving toward joy. In my understanding it is just as simple and as complicated as this. Here's an example, from personal experience:
I was having lunch with friends a few days ago and the subject of "life purpose" was approached as a topic for discussion. The question was: If money was not an obstacle (say you won the lottery, for example) what would you do with your life?
Everyone agreed that they would work normal business hours - doing something they enjoyed, would take care of family...etc. Surprisingly, the answers were not extravagant. The common consensus seemed to be quite a simple task of "doing something enjoyable." And so it is. Yet, how to do this?
Three: Understand We Must Give Up All Of Our Fears To Align With Our Holographic Energy.
Far easterners understand we always get what we need when we place our energy or spirit first in our lives. They also tell us our thoughts create our reality and we must detach from negative experiences in effort to reach enlightenment. Yet what does it mean to become enlightened in the "real" world. Is it even possible? We know we could live a cloistered existence, but the notion is hardly realistic. Yet, we can be as one of my favorite authors Caronline Myss calls it, a "mystic without a monastery."
We do this by taking a page from far eastern Taoists and follow what they call "The Way." This is not about chasing dollars or selling souls to the highest bidder. This is about accepting that when we are on our holographic path - we always get what we need if we give up fear. What Taoists call "the Way" gives us this life. It does so because the experience of the way far exceeds that than any riches or earthy possessions could offer. It is about finding joy within ourselves.
To do so we must simply give up fear. How I understand it is like taking a canoe ride. We are in the canoe, we move with the current of the stream. We occasionally will need to paddle to move forward; we need to paddle to steer our boat. Yet the energies of the waters take us where they will. In my assessment it's like giving up the toys that no longer serve me. This to live a true life of service to myself and the All of everything.
Perhaps this all sounds complicated. What does becoming enlightened in the modern world have to do with not aging our bodies. In a word, "everything." Therefore, I do hope you will continue to follow me on this road to wherever it leads. Yet be forewarned, to follow the way isn't easy, it's roads are steep and travels are treacherous. Yet, I am not giving in to the difficulty and am up for the challenge. I hope you will be here with me.
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