The body houses the soul. The soul desires an experience and its conscious mind seeks to find it. When the mind cannot find it, the soul becomes dejected and its feelings are displayed by the body first in behavior and then by reflecting itself in the flesh producing illness.
Happiness is our natural state of being. In terms of illness the active mind can be balanced back into happiness through realigning the mind with positive thoughts but the body can also be utilized to bring joy back to the individual. Deliberately using the mind is one way, but utilizing the body is another. Mind and body are two sides of the same coin yet work in opposite ways.
The body has its own intelligence system that works on feeling and movement. This is very useful in terms of illness as one can observe that when an individual is uncertain of the mental aspects behind their illness, he or she will find itself drawn to certain dances, foods or other stimulating events that can balance it back into alignment. This is the non-thinking ability of the intelligent body, it can direct the spirit back to wholeness through appealing to it with the proper stimulation that will revitalize it back into wellness. This is the mystery of the intelligence behind feeling, also known as intuition, which always directs the mind towards wholeness and well being.
Your body is receptive as it receives, holds and organizes all the information within you. This information can be appealed to mentally or metaphorically through stimulus such as the arts, activities and meditative practices. Within the organization of your body exists a code, that when utilized, can help your conscious mind balance itself back into alignment (receptivity) with the body.