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Finding Peace Within

Lessons on Healing Yourself and Creating a More Compassionate World

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Lesson 2: Healing Involves Four Rooms

Day 8: Relearn who you are

“There is an Indian proverb or axiom that says that everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.” – A House with Four Rooms by Rumer Godden

We begin life with very little identification as a unique being. A baby is born as either girl or boy, premature or full-term, healthy or with complications. We are described by our physical emergence into the world. We are labeled as easy or difficult based largely on our sleep habits and general temperament. Fussy babies are considered to be difficult as if it is a personality trait of the infant. What is really going on is a lack of awareness on the part of the parents who are failing to meet the needs of the child. We are expected from birth to live only in a physical body, without any thought or consideration for the other three bodies that comprise who we are.

It’s no wonder, really, that so many people are sick with mysterious symptoms, incurable illnesses, and extreme sensitivities to the world in which we live. Most people live only in the physical room, with part of the day obsessing over the mental room. Some people dip into the spiritual room on special occasions, or they confuse dogma with spirit and erect a shrine in their spiritual room. The fourth room – housing the emotional body – is the least explored and often most in need of remodeling.

A return to wholeness requires that all four rooms are maintained and healthy.

Affirmation: I desire to heal myself by becoming aware of who I am. My physical body is only part of the energy that forms my being. My dis-ease is not limited to the physical body.


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