My spirit wrote a letter to my body

When I trusted my body to be there
for me, without thinking about it.

Just sittin here whiling away the time. Feeling awful physically and sitting in  bed. Amusing myself writing on my phone.

Health, I miss you. Body, I promise to be good to you from now on. Self, I  love you. I cherish every body function. I will be good to you all from here on  out. Befriend me and make a partnership with me. Let me rely on you from here on  out to perform effortlessly like you used to. Oh those days when I trusted you  infinitely to be there for me.

Energy, you always used to be there for me. What can I say or do to get in  your good graces again? I want us to be friends again. We are meant to be one,  not fragmented and cut off like we are now. I wait for you in the morning when I  wake and you aren’t always there. I lay hollow and lifeless without you and you  don’t come to me. Where do you go when I need you? Sometimes you are there when I  wake, but suddenly you leave. Where do you go and why do you leave me? What can  I do to make you stay? We belong together. What can I do to help you see this?  Why won’t you stay with me always? Don’t you remember the fun we used to have?  Admit it, you enjoyed being with me all the time. Oh. No. No, I know what you  are talking about. I was asleep then. True, that’s no excuse. I am sorry. I  guess you had to go to wake me up. Yes, thank you. I’m awake. You are safe with  me now. Together, we will be better than we ever were before. I promise you! You  know I speak the truth.

Digestion, what happened to us? We were once such a perfect pair. Like  melody and harmony, effortlessly. Now you resist my attempts to nourish you, and  you fight, grumble and resist each step of the way. Why? What have I done? I am  sorry for it.  What can I say to make it up to you? What can set us right again?  We belong together as a team, you and I. This resistance and fighting is getting  us nowhere. Oh, it’s getting us somewhere? What? No, I know about that. I  remember those days. But did you have to shut down for me to remember? Wasn’t  there an easier way? What, you think I wouldn’t have listened otherwise? You know  why I acted as I did, right? I didn’t know any better. I was asleep. Why  thank you! I know you don’t judge me for it. Have we worked this out? Are we good  now? I beg of you, tell me all I must do so we can be on the same page again,  working as one. I am listening.

Calmness of body and mind, why have you deserted me? Why are you so  elusive, so fickle minded, so difficult to capture? Remember we were once  partners, in perfect step with each other? What have I done to make you run?  What have I said or did to hurt you? Why must you desert me again and again? Why  can’t you just stay with me like you used to? I miss you.    We were good  together. Don’t you miss me? What must I do to change so you come back to me? I  will do whatever it takes. Speak to me and tell me directly. Let’s finish this  and get back to how we used to be. I promise I will not hurt you again. I am a  safe place, and you don’t need to run. If I’m lying to you now, I wouldn’t know  but obviously you would. So tell me, what am I doing or not doing that makes you  run away? How am I botching this up? Oh, I told you to run? What? I told you to  leave me? What? And you listened? You always listen. Of course. Now how can I  have no recollection of telling you to go? Oh, of course. How  can I tell you it’s OK to come back? Oh, you are not  me and you can’t tell me. You say I have to figure it out for myself, eh? Listen,  I’m going to figure it out. You belong with me, of that I am certain. We will be  one again soon. Oh, you look forward to it? Me too! I’m glad you didn’t leave of  your own volition. I’ll figure out a way so you will be comfortable enough to  come back.

Body, I miss you! We were so good together! The memories I have of us  together! Wait for me and don’t give up. We are fragmented from each other right  now. Sometimes you are with me supporting me beautifully and sometimes you give  out on me, you go somewhere else when I need you. Yes, I’m having a hard time  with this. Yes, this is difficult for me. My soul is wrankled without you, and I  feel fractured and cut off. I don’t know how to operate without you. Please come  back to me. Let’s just get along like we used to. Give me a clue, speak to me,  tell me what we can do so that we are one again. I’m listening.


2 thoughts on “My spirit wrote a letter to my body

  1. Hi AJ, This post of yours was interesting and close to my heart to read, I liked it for its philosophical tone, the way it is structured as conversation between self and body (or different aspects of body/mind). But I also liked it for another reason – it made me emotional, brought on a sense of nostalgia perhaps. The reason being I had had numerous thoughts of similar kind when I was really deep down with CFS. There have been times when my body was being so stubborn that it refused to cooperate at all and I used to lie still, energy-less, just wondering in my mind as to where did that connection between my health and my body get snapped. I would do endless circles of analyzing those connections and their being truncated in my life – but all of this was in my head, since the body was simply too sapped of all energy to be able to do anything.You captured so many of those thoughts so beautifully in words !!I have to come to realize that you are great with the pen :)– you can capture feelings, emotions and thoughts so beautifully and lay them bare in such a decorated yet simple manner that I am left dumb-founded. So my friend – are you a philosopher, a writer or a poet ? 🙂 🙂

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the letter and connected with it. 🙂 This was my first knowing attempt at automatic writing. It came to me quickly without thinking on my part, like I was accessing some part of me that wasn't my brain or thoughts. I wanted to channel my spirit or Higher Self, and this is what came of it. I feel like I have some valuable stuff locked away in me that my brain doesn't know about, and since I like to write, this might be a way to unlock it. The answer to the disconnect in my body lies somewhere in me. I don't know the answer yet, but knowing that it is possible to access it is quite an exciting thought.

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