Or John, or Nina, or Arch . . .
We usually begin our days in bed, warm, comfortable, in a fetal position, and don’t want to stir. But like it or not, it’s time to get up, and to make it a bit easier, next time try a yogic way.
Wiggle your toes. No, no, no, not your feet, just your toes. And so slightly, hard to detect, almost just an inward movement, but move your toes, and as you lie there, so comfy, in just a moment or two, you’ll notice that your fingers are also moving. And again, not your hands, but oh, so slightly, the finger muscles move.
You didn’t tell them to move, and so, as your attention has shifted to your fingers, if you back-track a bit, you’ll see that now your feet are also moving. Yes, your feet, as well as the toes have awakened.
And knowing that YOU didn’t tell your fingers, much less your feet, to move, and are beginning to wonder what’s going on, for, surprise, surprise, you see that your hands are getting in on the ‘game’ and without consciously moving anything but your toes, you find that fingers, feet and hands are also in motion.
What is happening?? Well, what we’re seeing is the proof that our body is one unit, and when we flipped the ‘ON’ switch at one point, the entire ‘machine’ became alive and ready for action.
Think about it. When we walk briskly, who tells the arms and legs how to swing to maintain the body’s balance? . And it’s not just us humans, either, for who tells a beautiful horse, with four legs how to run so safely and beautifully. Animals all have Four legs to move, and with no stumbling or getting mixed up with ‘which leg (legs?) to manage. Yet, from birth on, they remember their biological beginnings, and know how to make the right moves. Same with all other ‘machines’, no matter if they have legs, wings, fins or whatever, they somehow KNOW how to manage them.
A few years ago I published a small booklet called “A Machine Called Ethel”. and told of other ways our bodies work so marvelously with no orders from their human owners.
Oh, okay, you mention the Higher Power who dwells within??? Well that’s another story, and for the nonce, we’re talking about waking up the machine that the Higher Power uses.
Think of your tongue. It floats there so innocently. So forgotten, and yet, it knows how to behave perfectly as we use it when we talk. eat. chew, swallow, and move the food from side to side to find other teeth. All at the same time. And then think of that one muscle, said to be one of the strongest muscle in our entire body, the Jaws. and how quietly they sit there waiting for their Power to be needed and used.
Once you get thinking, consider how (at the same time) we breath. cough, sniff, sneeze and talk. Going deeper, how our stomach, intestines, heart, lungs, etc, etc. all do their jobs with no prompting from us, because, anyway, we wouldn’t know what to tell them. And would really be in trouble if our pancreas waited for us to tell it when and how much Insulin to send forth. Or, for heavens sake, what would we tell our liver to do? Or the Bone Marrow, or tell the brain to get into gear’? Or to tell what muscles to ‘jump’ in alarm at some sharp unfamiliar sound?
Waking up in the morning is just one way that we can consciously watch the Machine called Ethel, Joe, Bill, Henry, take over. with no prodding coming from us.
We are machines . . . and are fortunate, (Blessed) if we become aware and acquainted with the Boss of the whole Thing. The Boss I call The Source.