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No Body Needed

Debra Redalia

 

Yesterday while I was writing How I Got What I Needed This Morning By Using Cooperation I typed the word nobody.

I looked at it and suddenly realized that the word was “no body.”

I was at my credit union and I had asked for customer service and was told, “nobody is available right now.”

Hmmmm. No body was available. No mention of the mind or spirit, just the body. What if, instead of saying no body was available we said there is no mind available or no spirit available?

But I didn’t want a body to help me. I wanted a person, a spiritual being, to help me because the spirit is the essence of the person. Someone who could perceive and think and solve a problem. But in this culture what we are mostly aware of are bodies, so the word is nobody.

Bodies alone can’t do anything without the mind and the spirit that goes with them to make a living human being. The spirit, through the mind, guides the body.

Interesting that in our body-oriented culture that people are referred to as bodies even in our language.

Technically, I supposed, she should have said, “There’s no spirit-mind-body to help you,” but that’s a bit awkward.

This morning I was noticing how many people I interact with in ways that don’t involve their body being there at all. I read what they write, I watch a video or television, I talk on the phone. And what I get is thoughts and feelings, information, ideas, pictures, but it doesn’t require their body to be there to receive these other aspects of them. Conversely, often a body can be present and these other aspects aren’t.

So bodies really aren’t needed to be present to communicate or create, though I think they are rather nice to have around.

uite simply, this blog is about orienting ourselves and our lives to life, instead of orienting ourselves and our lives to industrial consumerism. Here we are sharing our own journey. You come too.

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Debra & Larry Redalia
lifepartners + soulmates

For more than 30 years we have been delving into the nature and activities of life together. Indeed, this has been and continues to be the very reason we are together. With delight we research, explore, observe and even wake each other up in the middle of the night to discuss how life functions and how we can function as life—even while living in the modern world. We each are different from the norm, but we are different in the same way, so we have been able to think outside of the ordinary together and find the extraordinary workings of life.

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DEBRA REDALIA, Co-Founder of Lifely, has been researching and writing about lifestlye topics for more than forty years. After her first book on nontoxic consumer products was published in 1984, she went on to be the leader in this field as Debra Lynn Dadd. In June 2019, she retired from writing about toxics and industrial consumer products to establish The Lifely Group with her llifepartner and soulmate Larry Redalia. This next step into life beyond industrialization is the result of a lifetime of research and making lifely changes in her own life that have given her greater health and happiness.
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