Posted by: physicalimmortalitythemasspossibility | March 27, 2010

Create a ‘Youthage Bouquet’ by Dr Janni Lloyd

Relax for a while and ponder your divine `youthage’ bouquet. With the belief `physical death is inevitable’ we created the ageing (youth – age) spectrum. The overall psychological theme of this spectrum has been that the physical
body reaches a peak usually in the 20’s and then the vitality of the physical body is mostly decreasing from then until one reaches some individually nominated number – the `use by date’ – and one checks out. Sometimes a person
might have a go at checking out earlier, then change their mind and heart, reinvent themselves in some way and embrace life again This is usually easier to do when ones number is not close to `check out time’! The general trend is to slowly turn off ones life force in a socially acceptable manner – which does vary between cultures.
There are many interesting sub-themes that unfold within the spectrum. This is why it becomes a very useful thing to create a bouquet by choosing what appeals to you from across the `youthage spectrum’. And the bouquet will vary – the qualities chosen will change at different times.
Let’s now take a close look at various parts of the spectrum. A healthy childhood is full of fun, spontaneity and awe. Young children are in the timeless NOW and and don’t load themselves up with thoughts of `who they are’
ie what role they play in society and what behaviour might be `proper’ within their culture. They approach new experiences with wonder, their eyes and being wide open to it. They are in awe of the magnificence of life
Fear of `not surviving’ is the common reason adults tend to suppress these child-like traits – these qualities will actually enhance your life force. Trust your inner child and let fun, spontaneity, adventurousness and awe be available to enhance the beauty of your youthage bouquet!
Teenagers usually question the structures of society and the value systems of those around them before adopting their early adult behaviours. Questioning and re-evaluating `accepted norms’ is a useful quality to embrace at any time. Teenagers often try out lots of different things before they settle on something . This may be useful to include in one’s bouquet, particularily at times of renewal.
Empowerment, being responsible, considering others and stability are often evident in adulthood and are valuable assets from which to choose. All powerful additions to one bouquet. In later adulthood considering and nurturing others may become too dominant, and nurturing oneself may need to come to the foreground. Also one needs to assess whether stability has become `stagnation’.
Now lets look at some aspects of the overall picture that you may wish to create with your bouquet. Physical immortality is about ongoing re-invention of oneself. If one looks at the unfoldment of the average life span in western
culture before the 1960’s, it was common for people to have one occupation, live in one place and have one spouse. The general trend was to have one occupation – for men the job was outside of the home, for women the job was within the home – and when they retired , they also often `retired from life’ and died very soon.
People are generally re-inventing themselves more frequently now and not defining themselves so much as their job or role in society. They often remark of these re-inventions that they have gained a `new lease on life’. And their
bodies and health usually reflect their increased joy and excitement with life.
If you are wanting ongoing life, it’s important to avoid some aspects of what has often unfolded for people in later adulthood. There has been a push on the `physical death is inevitable’ path for people to slowly disempower themselves and not see themselves as valued contributing members of society anymore. This is to be avoided Our life force is a valuable contribution to society whatever we are being or doing – FOREVER!
Another suble suggestion to damp down our life force,particularily for women, is the clothing that one is encouraged to wear in later adulthood. Women, particularily mothers, are encouraged to let go of their sexuality and
sensuality. Clothing for `mature’ women tends to be more and more asexual. There is an expectation for women to become `matronly’. Refuse to relinquish your sensuality! Allow your ongoing re-inventions of self to be reflected in your clothes. Have fun with them – maybe dress as a different character on weekends. Enjoy your clothing and how you can express different parts of yourself through it.
After a certain point on the `youthage spectrum’, for a lot of people the main topic of conversation becomes disease , pain and death associated with victim energy. It’s almost as though people become addicted to it , continually
programing their neural circuits to it’s’ inevitability’. Earlier in the youthage spectrum conversation is usually about life, creativity, travel, vibrant relationships etc . This sort of conversation re-inforces neural circuits that promote life, learning and unlimitedness.
Qualities that we see expressed in later adulthood that you may want to consider for your youthage bouquet are `relaxed and leisurely’. Some people in later adulthood seem to have `all the time in the world’ and are more interested in the little things of life. These qualities are often seen in interactions between grandparents and their grandchildren -plenty of time to just BE together. You can claim these aspects NOW. Take time to just BE with yourself
and others. Indulge in those little moments that create richness in your life. With firm intention , they are available to you NOW. Choose them for your bouquet . You don’t have to be in a rocking chair to `CHILL’.
What other parts of the youthage spectrum appeal to you? The ageless beauty of your bouquet will be reflected in the cells of your physical body. What will you choose for your bouquet? The Divine wants you to have it ALL. Spontaniety, awe, empowerment, sensuality, loads of energy interspersed with plenty of time
to just BE and LOTS of joy and laughter???? You have eternity to play with. Don’t let a number define you. Your never – ending bouquet can be replenished forever…

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-“Create a Youthage Bouquet’- is an excerpt from my eBook  ‘The Fun Way of Physical Immortality Philosophy’ available at Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/shop/janni-lloyd/the-fun-way-of-physical-immortality-philosophy/ebook/product-20317666.html

Now also available in printed book form http://www.lulu.com/shop/janni-lloyd/the-fun-way-of-physical-immortality-philosophy/paperback/product-20315922.html

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Responses

  1. Another wonderful post, Janni! What you say about certain beliefs and expectations which lead to stagnation and death are so true. And these are certainly societal beliefs, often ingrained from years of observing our ‘elders’ behaving in certain ways.

    I think the fact that I grew up as something of a ‘wild child’ … without lots of ‘expectations’ of how I ought to be has contributed a great deal to my ability to ‘think and act outside of these societal expectations’.

    I’ve always loved the Lewis Carroll lines he gave the white queen in ‘Alice in Wonderland’:

    “Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”

    “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

    I think it’s very important to ‘believe’ (or at least ‘entertain’) ‘impossible things’… and to continue to be totally adventurous in exploring life as it presents itself on a moment to moment basis. To adopt a childlike sense of wonder, spontaneity, and abandon.

    Thanks for creating, through your writings, the possibility of a world in which childlike wonder and a belief in ‘impossible things’ can become the ‘new norm’. 🙂

  2. Thanks Jacqueline…..the inner child is being heard 🙂 I love the Alice in Wonderland quote!


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