Nourishing the Humanity Body
I like to discover the world through mental games. It allows imagination to take the lead, and with imagination as your guide, there are no limits to what you can discover. One of the games I like to play is based on fractals - looking for similarities on vastly different scales, like the way a solar system is very much like an enormous atom.
While playing this game recently, I focused on a cell, like a blood cell, which travels through the body delivering nutrients where needed. The cells collect oxygen and nutrients, which they then carry throughout the body, distributing nourishment to keep us alive and healthy. Without these helpful little postman cells, we couldn’t exist. Pretty incredible when you think about it, but nothing that we don’t already know.
The fun comes with the realization that we humans are a fractal version of cells. We collect information and carry energy, every moment of every day. As we move about and interact with our world, we have the ability to share this energy and information to nourish the environment around us. Each of us has a unique combination of ‘vitamins’ and ‘minerals’ that we can offer those around us. And every place we go, we have the opportunity to collect new and different items to nourish others on our travels.
Now, a blood cell doesn’t have to think about what it does; it just flows. It is the same for us. When we allow ourselves to collect ‘nourishment’ and flow through our daily routines naturally and from a place of patience and love, we will automatically share what we have with others. We ourselves will be fulfilled and nourished in the process, allowing us to continue to nourish others.
What we share affects our environment. If we share love and joy, we lift and heal our environment, and that environment opens up and shares love and joy with us. If we spread fear and negativity, it is the equivalent of spreading an infection. The larger body (in this case, our neighborhoods and civilisation), will have to react to defend itself, shutting out the offending cells. Think about those times when you just haven’t had the energy to call back a friend who always brings you down. This is a natural defence mechanism.
So how do we ensure that we can nourish the larger body? We start by making sure we are collecting the proper ‘nutrients’. Take time to regularly fill yourself with joy and thanks for the wonders in your life. Recognize all that is good in your daily routine - the moments of sunshine, the breaths of fresh air, the friendly greetings you can exchange with people in shops or on the street. These little moments can energize and recharge you in your mission to feel happier and share that happiness with others.
Imagine that happy energy emanating from you, infusing the air all around you. Anyone who passes nearby will be touched and affected by your energy, whether it is light and cheery, or calming and strengthening, and they will feel nourished by it. They most likely won’t realize what is happening, but chances are they will pass some of that nourishment on to the next people they meet.
Want to try it out for yourself? Next time you are in a shop, notice how the person behind the counter interacts with the customer ahead of you. When it is your turn, try to nourish the checker. Share your joy with them, let it flow and grow until you can see they have been nourished by it. Then, don’t rush out of the store immediately, take a moment to see how the checker greets the person behind you, and how they respond. See how often you can lift people in this way in your daily life.