This message is for my online group who is taking the Solar Body class with me. I found it in Ilchi Lee’s Calligraphic Messages book and thought of you. Enjoy your home work this week!
Your Perfect Refuge
Set your body down comfortably. As you control your breathing, let your mind watch your body. tell yourself, it’s all right. Then your soul will become more comfortable, and your body will gain new comfort and strength along with it.
You can obtain genuine strength and rest within yourself. Your body is your refuge and your energy generator.
Your perfect refuge is inside your body.
WHen you’re shaken and confused, go into your body.
If you relax your body, control your breathing, and tell yourself , It’s all right, with those words your soul will gain strength.
You cannot find true rest outside yourself, no matter how far you may drag your body.
Our souls gain greater strength from comforting ourselves than from being supported by others.
Oh, and I just found one more……
Even with Sunspots, the Sun Shines
Although we all have dark spots, we are all, at the same time, the sun. Though it has sunspots, the sun shines its light on the universe. We have many human weaknesses, but our divine nature shines like the sun despite all those things. We can love and practice Hongik (widely-benefitting all) through the power of that divinity.
Once you start watching your unfiltered self, it can occasionally be very painful. To grow, however, you need the courage to look unflinchingly at who you really are.
We first must learn how to be pure and true like young children. The truth has power because it is truth, no matter how small or insignificant.
Once you face the truth, you needn’t be troubled, even if it’s not what you wanted to see. Cheerfulness and strength are not the only things we have inside us.
Much that is dark and many weaknesses are in there too. It’s courageous to look at that darkness and those weaknesses without adding or subtracting anything.
We grow humbler when we can look at our inadequacies. We must first become true if we would truly grow. All we have to do is begin with those truths, no matter how small they may be.
Don’t be a fake, trying to look bigger and better to others. Instead, strive to be genuine, even if in small ways. All you have to do is become a little genuine, and then gradually develop that truth.
Our innocence is pure gold requiring no plating. Don’t waste your precious time and life gilding yourself, such a coating is bound to fade sooner or later, no matter hoe solid and magnificent it may appear.
~ Ilchi Lee
Love, enjoy & appreciate all parts of yourself, everybody! When we do that, we are getting closer to the joy and freedom that we crave.