Our body is a remarkable vehicle for experiences. Each of us is a unique combination that leads to a specific style of experiencing and knowing. Another unique perspective of totality. But even within this broad context, we have a surprising number of ways we can experience our bodily expression.
Our body as a physical thing, of course. But this can range from a form of grace and power to a difficult burden challenged by handicap or illness. (anna)
Our body as sensation, feeling inside and out. (sparsha)
Our body as vibration, humming with the process of creation. (pranava)
Our sensory body, assembled from sights, sounds, touch, smell, and flavour. This may be dominated by a specific sense, maybe a combination. (indriyas)
Our body as energy or life, flowing and surging. Power, action, grace, and throbbing presence. (prana, chi)
Our body that feels and knows intuitively. Speaking in the still small voice or in waves of inspiration or insight. (vijna)
Our body of ancestors, the sum of our blood line. (shadbhava)
Our body of thought and idea, expansive vistas of mathematics, visions, or structure. (manas)
Our body of empty space, akasha. Or perhaps as other elements, like our body of wind (vayu) or fire (agni, tejas).
Our body of light, quiet or flowing. (prana)
Our body of pure, still awareness. Peaceful alertness. (turiya)
Our body of bliss, pure and ever present joy, as much as we can take. (ananda)
Our body of the universe, embodying the world and the structure of it. (aham vishvam)
Our body of creation, embodied. First style of cosmic body (aham shrivir)
Our body of devata, the pure intelligences who are simultaneously managing all bodies in all time. (devo hum)
Our body of divine flow, totality. (shakti)
I’m sure others have not come to mind. Have you experienced other styles of being?