There are innumerable layers to our being: physical body, energies, emotions, mental, the field that contains all the below, the nature of mind (spacious awareness) and then Big Mind as well – all of Existence.
Today, I notice that the physical body is worn down and exhausted – from what I don’t quite know. If I stay with the body and add a story to it (I won’t be able to do what I need to do today. Why is my energy level not more stable?) I feel terrible. I know, because I did this at first this morning when I realized that I would cancel an appointment I had been looking forward to.
If I am in the field that encompasses all of the layers above, the experiences of the body becomes a very sweet softening – a sinking and melting into what is.
In the first case, the changes with the body becomes a burden and hindrance. In the second case, it becomes a way to be with what is in a very sweet way. The contraction becomes a softening and deepening expansion.