Walking the Edge

Health is an ever-present concern as we walk this road of life. As we age, it becomes increasingly important and we become more aware of our dependence on a healthy body. When we develop health problems, it is easy to become stuck in an obsession about it.

But as long as we live on a fallen planet, we will have to deal with health issues. One of the things I have learned in life is that you never over-identify with an illness. You are not A Diabetic. You are a human being experiencing diabetes. You are not Cancer, you are a person experiencing cancer. It doesn’t mean that there’s never a struggle to cope with the disease, it just means you don’t become your illness—you don’t identify yourself as the illness. This to me is part of what it means to be an Edgewalker. There is more to me than this sometimes inefficient vehicle I call my body.

Walking the edge is about keeping my focus in two worlds at once. I try to remember that I have God living in me. This is my inner world. I explore and learn who God made me to be and how am I supposed to reflect the image of God in the 3rd dimension and in other dimensions. The other “me” is what/who I am in the world. It is what I do. It is taking care of my body, dealing with the stuff of the 3rd dimension, and being effective as a lightworker on this planet.

There are always the two—the inner and the outer walks. Walking the edge is not over-identifying with one or the other to the extent that I become ineffective in one, but that I remain effective in both.

With every new challenge (lesson) in life, comes the temptation to “fall into” the experience and forget the other world that is there to lend balance and keep me from tipping into one world completely. Remembering our connection to Source and remembering why we’re here (to learn/to serve) provides the framework we need in order to maintain our balance on the edge.

So when we experience health struggles, it is important that we address them. We go to the doctor, take care of our bodies, do what we can to keep them efficient and healthy. But, we can never forget to take care of our spiritual health at the same time, maintaining our connection to God, taking time every day to feed our souls with spiritual food.

Interestingly enough, some of my best spiritual growth experiences have come when my body had to be still for a while. The health problem that initially looked like a curse provided me with the opportunity to take more time to restore my spiritual self while my physical self was healing. As we age, we have the opportunity as the physical body slows down, to pump up the spiritual body as long as we take advantage of the time and see it as a gift rather than a curse.

Challenge yourself to walk the edge between the worlds of Spirit and this world bringing the light that shines from the Living Christ into the darkness of this planet. This is what it means to be a lightworker.