Every cell in your body thinks. All the cells in your body act as storage units. They accept information, store information, process information, and communicate information. That’s what consciousness does. Gregge Tiffen (Open Secrets: Invisible Action – November, 2011)
On some level we know this. The body gives us signals, information that we either respond to (or not). This wasn’t new information to me this week as I dove into one of Gregge’s November booklets curious to discover what might emerge in sync with my life to share this week. The week included a challenging event at the Dragonfly House, so I expected to find something that resonated and would give me a deeper understanding of that experience. That’s not what struck me as I read.
This is what leapt off the page and into my being, giving me an instant tingling sensation from head to toe along with a sense of understanding just why it is I often grab a piece (or more) of chocolate without thinking. Upon reflection, I also began to understand why quitting smoking decades ago was so difficult, until a particular moment when I knew that I must (and from there, did so with ease). It gave me pause to think of the choices I make in caring for my physical body.
… every time I deny one cell of my body recognition, I have cut off one cell of consciousness. I am denying the use of consciousness at that particular point. When you isolate those cells that you don’t accept, there isn’t any flow. When there isn’t any flow of energy, the cells know that they have been rejected and they begin to die. Gregge Tiffen
When I don’t listen to some of my cells, they die. They are no longer there as a part of my analysis to support me in, for example, saying ‘no’ to something my body doesn’t need. They are no longer available to support me in producing will. Will is that gift we are given that fuels us into action.
In the past, I thought of will or will power as ‘mind over matter’ and, until this insight, I didn’t have a sense of what Gregge meant when he said (as he often did) “it’s not mind over matter; it’s matter over matter.” It’s not my brain that gives me the will to choose and act on my choices. The billions of cells in my body do that. My cells are matter. And, every one of them matters! Now, I’m curious how to honor them by tuning in and listening to what they have to say.
I don’t know where this insight will lead, but I’m aiming to regenerate cells that I’ve killed off in my ignorance. I’m certain that over the years since I quit smoking, that I’ve done just that. This body is an amazing vehicle, and I’m excited to discover what will emerge as I tune into its wisdom anew. And, I’m a tad trepidatious as well. What might I need to let go of as a result?