When New Horizons sent back Pluto photos showing a heart-shaped light area and high mountains made of WATER ice, I thought about how our bodies are made of the same atoms and molecules found throughout the entire universe…
e heavy metals in our bodies, essential to life, came from supernova explosions when huge stars “died”, spewing out the elements through the universe to be recycled into new stars, and ultimately, life, at least on earth.
What a miracle a human body is!! Most of the time it works ne, or has minor glitches…and most of what it does is subconscious—if we had to pay attention to the details of breathing, digesting, blood pumping, etc, we wouldn’t be able to do the thinking, feeling, doing, and meditating which are our “higher functions”. As a physician, I have marveled at the body and mind for 53 years since I started medical school and took anatomy, physiology and biochemistry…
We are interconnected with the whole universe, since all atoms are ultimately energy. e universe after the Big Bang was only energy for millions of years, until subatomic particles and atoms appeared. If we had eyes to see at the quantum level, we would see energy blurs with no boundaries. When you contemplate the complexity of humans, smartphones, healing prayers, sunsets, social media, speech, awareness—it “boggles the mind”…and according to the mystics, it’s all the Beloved, wanting to know the innumerable possibilities in the states of being and non-being…
So this month, I’d like to present a GRATITUDE/HEALING MEDITATION FOR THE ENTIRE BODY, to be done by layers or body sections. We will focus on each layer, and with a sense of gratitude, say or think SHAFFEE-KAFFEE (the Healing Power of God; the All-pervading Life of God) twice.
If you have a problem in that layer or organ, do an additional SHAFFEE-KAFFEE, visualizing it healthy.
It’s not necessary for you to have a detailed anatomic view but if you’d like, you can check out Google Images for human anatomy pictures.
First do Murshid’s Healing Prayer, NAYAZ:
Beloved Lord, Almighty God rough the rays of the sun, rough the waves of the air,
rough the all-pervading life in space, Purify and revivify me,
And I pray,
Heal my body, heart and soul.
en focus on your SKIN (and hair), send SHAFFEE-KAFFEE to it twice with gratitude to that part for doing its function. Do same for each part below. Scan
each issue throughout the body, with thanks.
Next, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE, brous connective tissue, supports the blood vessels, nerves, etc
Next, FAT. (Yes, even if you don’t like your fat, it is essential!)
Next, BLOOD VESSELS throughout the body—arteries, capillaries, veins
Next, PERIPHERAL NERVES throughout the body
Next, FASCIA ( brous covering of muscles and organs).
en, MUSCLES & TENDONS
Next, PERIOSTEUM, covering of the bones
Next, BONES from skull down to feet, including BONE MARROW where blood cells are made
start with head: MEMBRANES AROUND BRAIN (dura, arachnoid, pia), BRAIN,
EYES & OPTIC NERVES
NASAL CAVITY & SINUSES
EARS & VESTIBULAR SYSTEM
MOUTH & TEETH
NECK with larynx,trachea, esophagus
PLEURA(covering of lungs) & LUNGS, including alveoli, air-sacs where oxygen enters and carbon dioxide leaves, connecting us with our environment
PERICARDIUM(covering around heart) & HEART
ABDOMEN: STOMACH; SMALL INTESTINE; LARGE INTESTINE, SIGMOID COLON, RECTUM; ANUS;
en LIVER, GALLBLADDER, PANCREAS, SPLEEN
ENDOCRINE ORGANS: PINEAL, PITUITARY(in head);THYROID, PARATHYROIDS (in neck); THYMUS (in chest), PANCREAS (part of it), ADRENALS (on top of kidneys),
KIDNEYS, URETERS, URINARY BLADDER
REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS: UTERUS, FALLOPIAN TUBES, PROSTATE, EXTERNAL GENITALS
NOTE: If you nd this too detailed, you can “lump” the limb tissues into “arms and legs”including all layers, but I suggest doing everything. Entire practice should take about 5-7 minutes.
is makes you aware of the miracle that our bodies are, and how we should have so much gratitude that most parts work well without our conscious attention!
If you have needed an extra Healing Shaffee-Kaffee for any area, repeat NAYAZ at the end of the practice.
Please do maximum of once a day.
Alia (Eileen Yager)