To keep the body in good health is a duty . . . otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.  Buddha

Have you ever been in a house where someone with a cold was coughing and sniffling, and you used all your energy to surround yourself with thoughts of immunity so you wouldn’t catch it? You created something like an energetic bubble around yourself so nothing could get in and get you. An alternative approach might be to imagine that there’s nothing to protect yourself from. And rather than surrounding yourself in the light of protection, you simply tap into the energy flowing out from the center of your being from an unending source within. There is nothing to fight or rebel against—perceive, instead, an outflow that doesn’t allow anything in. You can take it one step further and see that what’s flowing through you is not only moving through you but is actually filling the whole house. Then see it fill the whole neighborhood or community. If you’re really into it, see how far this abundant energy can reach. Life flows from the inside out, and its stream clears away all the garbage with its flow. Allowing the stream of life to move through you so nothing adverse can come upstream is a great purifying and cleansing approach. No battles necessary—just allow the Life.

Spiritual Contemplation: Practice the exercise above and see how far you can allow your energy to flow from the inside out. Then sit and notice how good it feels to be purged by that flow.

Affirmation: I am an expression of the Life Force!