Day 21: Spiritual vs. Physical

An ongoing personal exploration of Divine Guidance and distinguishing between the voice of fear and the voice of love reflecting on the article, How to Distinguish Between Divine Guidance and Fear/Ego/Imagination, on Sir Froggie’s PositiveNews Network .

Today’s pairing is:

Divine Guidance opens up your heart, flows through your chakras, expands or calms your energy.
Ego will open your fears, drain or block your chakras and suck your energy.  It has a very nervous, toxic, negative feel to it.

I asked someone whether he thought it was more important to live to honor the spiritual or the physical. He gave me what I at first thought was the cop-out response: both. But then, the more I listened, I began to question my own either/or orientation. Why must anything and everything in life be black or white, one or the other, spiritual vs. physical? Why not both?

I mention this for two reasons. First, it just happened so it’s fresh in my awareness. And two, my habitual either/or thinking is a sure fast-track to feeling drained, blocked, and zapped.

Of course, when I asked my question, I already knew my answer was “spiritual”; it is far more important to honor the spiritual. But what a laugh! Who came up with that idea? The physical IS the spiritual. We are spiritual beings but we are in the physical world. They really aren’t two different things, but as long as they “appear” to be, the only way to live in balance is to honor them both.