The Body-Spirit Overlap

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), a French philosopher, paleontologist, geologist and priest said, "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience." In order to have our human experience, we spiritual beings need a physical body. In the previous blog, “The Science of Meditation”, the overlap of the mind and the spirit working together to help with the healing process is mentioned. Similarly, overlap also occurs between our physical body and the spirit. All three: the mind, the body, and the spirit work together to contribute to our health through achieving awareness of the overlap of chi (energy), the sub-conscious, and emotions

The Science of Meditation

For a few moments each day while we wake up, we're all in a deep meditative state. It occurs during those seconds when we're not quite awake, but not in a deep sleep anymore either. During this time, we're uniquely aware of ourselves and the world around us. Our sense of the world is slowed down enough to allow us to perceive energies that we may not be as tuned into otherwise. Maybe you've sensed someone during this state and opened your eyes slightly to see a loved one nearby or looking at you; or maybe someone or something has popped into your head during these moments. Maybe you've experienced more than that. We can get to this altered state of consciousness by slowing down and lengtheni

Your Spirit Animals

Everything is energy. The energy of our spirit animals empowers us and gives us a boost to be the best versions of ourselves. Once we connect with that energy, we feel it in our bones, in our soul. We feel more whole, more like our true selves. Do have a bear spirit with you? Bear and snake spirits are often associated with people who are healers at their core. Or do you have a hawk or a falcon? Winged creatures are often with people who have a strong spiritual connection. Or do you have a bee, a dragon, an elephant, maybe a hummingbird, or a deer, a turtle, a panther, a lizard, or a dragonfly...? All animals are unique and help us feel a closer connection to our true selves. Many people wan

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