Body as Temple

Bodies are like temples.  They are most sacred.  They are as sacred as a church, or any man made object. The following are my many thoughts on the matter. By the end, if you put them together, all or part, they say temple. Each paragraph might stand alone with bullets, but I chose to just let it flow

I’d say that it is a birthright to be naked because it is as using a temple, which is at one with nature, in mind and spirit.

It is important to love and respect the body.  It deserves to be treated as the miracle that it is. It is our vehicle to explore incarnation, to live life. It is a gift.

No matter what, no body is nobody.

This flesh and blood is an object of great beauty and wonder. It is so very complex, what else could it be but a genuine miracle? Pieces of it are numbered in the billions, interacting, functioning together and ready for most situations. It all is just incomprehensible when one realizes how amazing it all is.  

I’d say, most would, that this entire world is a gift. As so, it is spiritual. The body is born out of this. We try to explain and understand the intricate miraculous nature of the body, but always, we are still far behind in understanding its wisdom. Being in my body is a spiritual act in a magnificent temple. The Taj Mahal, Charts Cathedral, the Sistine Chapel can’t ever compare to the amazing place in which each of us dwells.

The way I see it, the body must be accepted as it is. Healthy is a state of beauty. Everyone can be beautiful with that in mind.  Beauty stereotypes and fashion are highly overrated. They try to diminish something precious.

It is not shameful to be aware of the naked form, to show it. As amazing as it is, it should be celebrated. There’s no shame in that. How did culture place shame on such a wonderful sacred thing?

We are not meant to be a shape dictated by a social idea. Natural is how well a body gets us through life’s tasks.  A body isn’t meant to be someone else’s idea of perfect. It is to get through the experiences of life. After all, the purpose of life is to just experience life. It is here and unique to the individual’s purpose. The guy sitting next to you, or sitting in a fashion house, really can’t judge, or decree better than what the Universe has set up for us.

When a body is more healthy, the whole system, the spirit and mind included, will function better. Some house cleaning, of sorts, is warranted for a temple.

Just like accepting a body, we must accept ourselves. We must integrate and face shadows, inside and out. A guru once said that inside of each of us has a cesspool of things that we don’t want to see. We must face these to be healthy. We must continually cleanse. We must cleanse along with this, physically.

By being aware, by seeing others as ourselves, we get oneness.  If we can forgive ourselves, then we can forgive others. When we understand, we accept. We wash away, or integrate once we see as it is. It is the same for the body, the spirit, or mind.

Religion is supposed to help us toward something divinely healthy. The body deserves the same attitude and reverence as any church. Not just on Sunday, but always. We must be who we are to see and then to change. None of this works, if you cover stuff up.

It is wrong to cover up, to hide, to not accept a body. It’s just not healthy. Not being healthy has to do with the mind too. We must stand naked, honest with ourselves in an authentic manner and isn’t nudity just that? Don’t both go hand in hand?

We are a work in progress, we are changing and also the body is the same. It gets beautiful in its own special way. We do this inside and out. What manifests is by what we do. Radiant good energy, be it through exercise, use, prayer and/or practice, is all sacred and a sacred process.

The goal is oneness with the whole and a sort of healthy inside and out. This can be felt. Naked in nature, harmoniously, is a terrific experience.

We must strip away labels, the false importance, the confining structures of social identities, and we can get away from them in a natural setting. Then, the step is to take life as it is, a body, here and now and to feel everything at face value and accept… or maybe be in an amazing moment.

Perhaps I sound too preachy, but If you are not comfortable with your nudity, you are not being comfortable with yourself. It’s in the attitude and apparent in practice. It is obvious.

For me, the body, as a divine temple of wisdom, provides us with everything that we need to be in harmony with nature. The experience of enlightenment is a natural state. There’s a connection.

We are in this place, this situation, this body, for a divine purpose. It is perfect.

We’re supposed to be a well-grounded, well rounded, spiritual human “being.” That’s why getting naked is such a liberation. It allows the natural processes do their job.

Can a society that is uncomfortable with nudity be comfortable with itself? Is this a nurturing, healthy, evolving, divinizing, supportive, society, or is it the opposite and wrong?  I’d say that anti-nude is a symptom of dis-ease.

Personally, my experience tells me that I can’t make spiritual progress always, without being naked in all ways.

I can’t be natural without an adequate time of being immersed in natural harmony. It isn’t the way alone, but it has certainly been key for me.

I have a RIGHT to my spiritual truth. A government that denies that is corrupt and arbitrary. It is defining religion in its own way, where it is supposed to butt out of such matters. I know this and I believe this strongly.  I’ve been told that my ancestors came here for that freedom. They fought for it and stood by that.

We know our Rights, just as we all know an imposition when it is upon us. We don’t need a history, a constitution, or a lawyer, to know the feeling of what is right. We intuitively know our Rights.

Well, that’s what Jbee is thinking, when he stays nude, as he eats as healthy as he can, and goes down a trail into the desert feeling blessed.



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