Question: Is there any spiritual explanation for having a lot of body hair? Conversely, does hair loss or balding also have a spiritual cause and cure?
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Washington, D.C. (USA) in 2019.
In reference to Jesus’ answer on not taking yourself too seriously, it is important to maintain a certain distance, a certain balance on the spiritual path. We have many, many times seen students who go into this very, very detailed intellectual speculation about this and that. So, you see many, many people who, when they first find the spiritual path, they want to interpret everything in their lives as having some kind of significance. And it can be their astrology, their numerology, their eye color, their this or that, where they have a need to feel special. And so, they look for something that is unique about them to make them feel special. And so, they go into building these elaborate explanations, why this particular characteristic shows that there is that cause, and you are this and you are that. And really, there comes a point where you grow beyond that and you say: It doesn’t even matter if there was a spiritual significance to having body hair. What does it matter? I have the body I have, I make the best use of it. I don’t let it define me, I don’t let it control my life. So I just do what I need to do to take care of my body, and then I focus my attention on my spiritual growth.
The reality here is that when you look at, or begin to ponder, the Buddha’s explanation about the interdependent originations, you see that everything on earth is connected and interwoven to an almost, at least for the human mind, unfathomable complexity. So, the very idea that there could be a spiritual cause for baldness for example, is not actually understanding how complex the connections are, how everything is interconnected. You cannot simply come up with a simple, one cause explanation for many phenomena in the physical world. For example, just to refer, even though we of course acknowledge that the science of genetics is imperfect and incomplete, but there is some validity to the fact that your body has a certain genetic heritage.
So, if you are born in a particular family, well, baldness is in your genes. And that’s really all there is to it. It doesn’t have anything to do with you, with your lifestream, with your history. It’s just, that’s where you had the opportunity to be born in this lifetime. And so it’s healthy to just step back a little bit and not worry about finding a simple one-to-one explanation for every phenomenon in life. If you have this tendency, it comes from a separate self. And you could then benefit from using the tools to look at that and overcome it. And you will feel much more relaxed and free about your body, and being in the body.
Copyright © 2019 Kim Michaels