"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." - Lao Tzu
I've been pretty MIA this week trying to tie-up loose ends and projects before the holidays. I know we all feel it this time of year. It's so easy to get caught up in our to-do list frantically thinking of all the items that need to be crossed off.
There's another force with a big to-do list working for us this time of year though. Actually, this one works all year round during every single moment of our lives and far exceeds our conscious abilities to reply to that email and remember to make dinner reservations for tonight. Its incredibly complex workings take place automatically, without us even acknowledging it.
This one's to-do list includes 100,000 chemical reactions every second in our 100 trillion cells. It keeps our heart beating more than 100,000 times per day. Every day. Without interruption. Circulating over 100 gallons of blood per hour through a system of channels over 60,000 miles in length (and you thought your commute was bad).
Stop to take a breath. Process this for a second. You just lost over 10 million cells. Before you let that breath out, it's already replaced them. This same intelligence is also continuously reading the 3.2 billion sequences of genes in every living cell, checking to make sure things are working accordingly. Most of us have a hard time finishing a book in a month (or three months).
This greater intelligence, whether you call it the divine, spiritual, or subconscious mind, is giving you life in every moment. And it knows far more than we can ever know because it created the body, from just two individual cells. As creator, it also has the power to be the healer, if we can just acknowledge it, guide it with our thoughts, and allow it to do the work it was designed to do. Then we can continue creating our own outward expression of life, one by our own design.
Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.