Almost two months ago we published a blog post called Destined To Deteriorate. I was reminded of that post a few days ago as I was reading an article about aging.

One of the folks interviewed for the article, a medical doctor, said it was virtually inevitable, if we live long enough, we will all fall apart mentally and physically. As he put it, eventually we end up as the patients of some medical practitioner or other.

I was turned off by the good doctor’s comments. I’m sure his intentions were honorable. But it showed me, once again, how pervasive and deeply rooted that belief is in our society. I call it “the myth of deterioration.”

Unfortunately for many folks, the myth has become their reality. But here I disagree with the article — it is not inevitable. What is inevitable is this: If we believe the myth it will become our reality also, as it has already for so many others.

So I thought it might be a good idea to revisit the subject.

I’ve been working on a writing project the past month or so. The project includes some of Spirit’s thoughts on this subject. Here are a few excerpts:

● Your mass consciousness dictates your physical bodies will — must — deteriorate over time. Most of you buy into that false perspective. And so, since you all create your own realities, a deteriorating body becomes your experience. You expect it, you believe it, and it happens. It must happen. Law of Attraction ensures that.

● Every moment is a new beginning. Every breath you take is a new beginning. With each breath you are born again. With each breath the cells of your body are born again. What existed one breath ago no longer exists with your next breath. New beginnings abound with every breath you take. In this moment your body can restore and renew itself, no matter what its condition.

● You can move through time without aging physically. Or at least you can keep the aging process to a minimum. We are sure you can find evidence of this if you look around you. How many “young” 80-year-olds do you know? And how many “old” 35-year-olds do you know? You’ll probably find at least a few, if you look.

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What are your thoughts about growing older? Is a bleak old age all we have to look forward to if we live long enough? Please comment below.