Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Who is stealing your Joy

                                                      Fear is the culprit that Rob's us of our JOY

One of my recent readings

Book: The Gift in You
By Dr. Caroline Leaf
Chapter 13 (Love and Fear)

As we've learned, an attitude is a cluster of thoughts with emotional flavor, and every type of emotion has one of only two roots - love or fear.1  Love and fear are the root emotions, and all other emotions grow from these.

The discovery that love and fear cannot coexist in our brains is revolutionary.  In fact, scientist have researched the anatomy and physiology of love and fear right down to a molecular, genetic and epigenetic level that can be described in detail. 

1.( Per,C.B. 1997. Molecules of Emotion: Why you feel the way you feel. Simon adn Schuster.UK.

If you say.... "what fear?"  Then stop and ask the Lord what is robbing your joy?
If unforgiveness, resentments, anger, disappointment all stem from Fear then..... well.  Clean house.
Ask the Lord  "what is blocking my Joy?".

I do believe when I reach for "food" and I'm not even hungry.... It's a sign
(if I'll be honest and think about it) .

The sign is  "I'm looking for something to satisfy me.... either fill a void or cover something up.

Dig deep!   It's part of detoxing our self.  Yes, what a concept.  We've talked and heard about "detox our colon".  Well, get on board and detox the colon of your mind and spirit!

You know what I'm talking about.


Two Masters

I started this journey last year.  The desire to become "healthy".   It was prompted from the fact that I just didn't feel well most of the time.  My main complaint was I'd feel at times off balance, sometimes queasy like a mild morning sickness.  But, I dismissed it and said that it was menopausal type symptoms and just getting older.  Then one day as I squatted down to pick up my grandson I couldnt' get back up!  No strength in my legs to do so.  I saw my body becoming more flabby and NO way wanted to play at the pool with my Grand kids in a swim suite.  What was going on!  Then I thought about the fact that my family gene pool produced women that lived into their 90's.  Oh, my Lord!  I still had 40 years left.  NO way did I want to feel and act like this for the next 40 years.  So, my quest wasn't about "losing weight".  But, that was the starting point.

To lose weight I knew as a Registered Nurse, was more than just reducing calories.  It was burning calories.
That rolled into exercise.  Now, I had tried the whole enchilada of losing weight to get skinnified many, many times.  Back in High School when I gained weight after I stopped walking to Jr. High and riding in a car to High School I gained weight.  After the birth of my first Child.... had to loose weight.  None of these times were more than 15-20 pounds but non the less, I had to actively lose weight.  I've tried it all.  Low Carb (seemed to work best for me), Lemon water diet, starvation diet....  etc.  Yes, I had enough success but it was always such a tremendous struggle.  But, this last time I had weight to lose...  Nothing.   I joined the menopausal women who say "I just can't seem to lose weight".

Then last year I came to the place as I have said where I just did not feel healthy.  Thank God I'm not on any medications or have any diagnosis of illnesses and or diseases.  Yet, I had to accept   my body was showing signs of aging and I felt old.

This time, I started the road to losing weight and increasing my body strength with journalizing (blog). I was on the Road to finding the answer while journalizing.
I  have discovered  many truths.

The most significant truth was the need to bring balance in my life. To acknowledge the  "whole me".  Mind, body and Spirit.   This then lead into the idea of  15/15/15 .

                              15 minutes a day for each area of our life: 
15 minutes of exercise/activity (minimum)
15 minutes of learning something new (reading, studying)
15 minutes of feeding our spirit with prayer and reading God's Word.

Next, I was hit from many directions with the concept of "Habits".
Things we do habitually, with no effort or thought.  We just do them.  I heard speakers on this subject, and came across authors who talked about "habits".  So, I then desired to change some of my habits and develop new habits.  I knew that it takes 21 days to form a habit.

There you have it in a few paragraphs.
Balance  in our Lifes
21 days

My formula to developing habits that lead to a  a balanced, healthy life.

Now even  9 months after starting this I still am finding things to think about and integrate into this formula for success.

I've heard it from so many people (myself included)  evening's are the worse time.  Wanting to snack at night.   In all honesty, I did that last night.  I saw the clock it was almost 10 pm.   So, I choose a "healthy" snack and rationalized it was ok since it was healthy.  But, I knew I wasn't hungry, didn't need it.... and chose to not quote scripture to have the power to just get a cup of tea instead.  W H Y !!! (a silent scream into the night..) do I do that!

This morning as I looked at my bible on my desk open to the book of Matthew, I ask God. What is this struggle, even 9 months later.  I have the tools to say no.  Your word.  I have the desire to say no.  Yet, I still do what I shouldn't do (I've blogged on this before and provided scriptures about Paul's struggles)

There it was "Matthew 6:24
you cannot serve two masters....

Self (carnal, lust... self serving.... feeding our lust and need for instant gratification)
Spirit (created in his Image, filled with His Spirit.... walking in Love, Faith, Hope)

That is it!  

Ephesians 6:10-20  

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, .....


Matthew 6:24  

 No one can serve two masters. 
Either he will hate the one and love the other, 
or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other

This is true!   This is why my journey to health and wellness wasn't just about changing my diet and  exercising.  It was about knowing WHY I wasn't healthy. Looking at me as a Spirit, Soul and Body. The whole me.
 It's much deeper than a diet or exercise plan.
 It was about  examining and talking an apprasial of my Spirit and Mind  NOT just my body.

Why do I make the choices I make?  It wasn't just about my body getting healthy.

It was my mind that needed a change in it's  "diet" and needed exercise. 

It was my Spirit that needed a change in "diet" and exercise.

 It's been a fabulous Journey.

Like Dorothy on the way to the Emerald City. 
She was on a journey down a  yellow brick road on her way to see someone to give her the answer.  
Oh, what and who she met along the way.  She met her "fears"
And just think about where she was going.  Emerald city,  a magical place, full of fun, happiness.. and Perfection.  What she really found was herself.  What was really important.  Being with those she loved and loved her.   la ta dee da!  There I go again.... off into my la la land of thinking.  Ya whooeee, I love it.   Well, silly but I find examples of truths in the strangest places!  
Bottom line was she had the answer with her all the time. 
She just couldn't see it until she had to make the journey to find it.

 We have the answer "inside us".  Of course, we were  Created in the image of GOD!  Our struggle (as I see it) is our wanting to be our own GOD.  Then we say we want to Serve God.  Well,  You can't serve two GOD's. It's either Him or You.  My will, or His will.

My confession today:
I  choose today to serve my Lord and Savior Christ.  To walk with him.  To hear, speak and see the world through Him.   I was made for God's pleasure.  He has told me through his word that he desire us to live life with Joy.  He desires to Bless me.  He has prepared a place in Eternity for me. I going to live as I was created to live.  In victory, stength and JOY!

Ok, I've got it (once again)  I will put my choices today in check.  I'll check if my choice will bring Glory to God or to me.   My war is inside my self. Which GOD will I serve today. 

I will, I will, I will do His will, His will, His will.


Ephesians 6: 10
Last of all I want to remind you that your strength must come from the Lord's mighty power within you.  

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Food for thought

I just had to sit down on write about what just happened.

After a traveling yesterday, I woke feeling "tired".  You know where your mind's ready but your body feels heavy and aches.

As most of us do, I dragged myself out of bed this morning.  (that was after I slapped a big fake smile on my face and uttered the words in my head "thank you God for another day").

Even after shower, dressing and a cup of coffee.  Then (since it's already in the 80's) I had some healthy cereal (almost no sugar, and lots of fiber).  Still, no energy.  Then it occurred to me, ahhh  I bet my body is fighting off something (caught during air travel).  That makes sense.  Never the less, I've got things to do today.

It then occurred to me I needed some "Emergen C" packets.  You know, vitamins!  Well, I'm out of them and yesterday on the way home from the airport, stopping at the store, I found that the Emergen C pack for Joints (that's the one I like) was not available.  So, procrastinator me, said.... I'll look this week at Walmart, I think that's where I've found it in the past.  Yikes... side tracked again...rambling on!

So, I quickly grabbed some water (dehydration can cause fatigue, plus when fighting any onset of illness Water is life) .  Again, procrasting making my pitcher of water with lemon for the day. Tired, lazy... never sure what comes first....Yikes... again I'm  Rambling !

Then I thought, Well, I do have some "Kyo Green"(supplement stuff) - That's at least a good start.  But,  I just have to have a pack of Emergen C   some where .  So the hunt began.  I almost felt like an addict looking for a fix (although I never been an addict! let's get that straight right now).

Crazy thing is when I found it (a few loose packet in my vitamin drawer) I developed a burst of energy.

What!    At that moment I KNEW that my fatigue was related to my mental disposition!  Ok, so maybe I am also fighting something off.  BUT, MIND over matter.  BALANCE.  It's all exactly what I've been saying.

Treat our WHOLE self.   Our mind can contribute to our  sense of well being.  Our thoughts (different than the mind which is subconscious) can contribute to our sense of well being.  Our physical body, fighting illness or disease contributes to our sense of well being.  Our spiritual walk with the Lord contributes to our sense of well being.

So, now that I'm sucking on my water bottle full of Emergen C (actually not the one for joints, that's why it was stuffed in the back of my vitamin the drawer) I'm pumped and ready for action.

In fact, my body still feels  tired and aches, BUT..... My "mind" "thoughts" "spirit"  are taking OVER!

I'm going to do some stretches, which will deliver Oxygen to every cell in my body... which in turn will energize my body.

Oh, and as I thought of "Food for thought" to blog, it also occurred to me to use the phrase
"food for lust"  Yes,  Hot fudge Sunday's,  pies, cookies, cakes..... chips, candy, soda.... ALL food for lust!  All foods we attempt to "satisfy" an emptiness inside.  That's the truth.

I pray you take the power out of the "the body lusting after non-nutritional, fat, sugary foods"...
Speak the WORD of GOD out loud.  YES,  Say it out loud

                                    "Greater is He that is in me than He that is in that food"

1 John 4:4  

 4You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them,
 because the one 
who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

 "This will not satisfy me.....only Christ can satisfy me " 

The LORD will guide you always; 
he will satisfy your needs 
in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. 
You will be like a well-watered garden, 
like a spring whose waters never fail.  

THe power in HIS words is more than 7 x 70 more powerful than our word.
That is because the Word of God is CHRIST  (1st chapter of the book of John).

John 1

 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 2The same was in the beginning with God.
 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.


Today is about  Balance:
             Feed your Spirit (the word of God enveloped in prayer to him)
             Feed your Thoughts (true and honest,  positive life giving thoughts)
             Feed your Body (healthy, organic, full of nutrients and fiber)

Now, go into the day 
RESPECTING YOUR BODY that God  designed, 
 Body Mind and Spirit

Salute!  May you be filled with Joy

PS  keeping a journal is an amazing tool for success

Friday, July 23, 2010

Who's will is it?

Just a side note tonight.

Driving in the car to work this morning (finding it "almost" a habit to seek out music or radio stations that feed my spirit and mind) I was listening to a minister.  In his sermon he talked about When Jesus said to his Father: 

                             Luke 22:42  
                                   ......... yet not my will, but yours be done.

The twist was God saying to  the man who was on his way to hell
                "not my Will but your Will be done" 
God's will is for us to live in Love and for eternity with Him.  He provides opportunities for us to see Him.  But he'll never Make us Love him and Serve him as our Savior.

The choice we make moment by moment is whom we will serve.

Salute! To your Spiritual Health and Wellness tonight

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Smile inside You

Choices, Choices, Choices

I believe that is about our free will

Our will to choice life or death

It's unfortunate that some people chose death.  Ahh you say, no way.

But isn't it choosing death when when indulge our carnal self with lifestyle choices that harm our body?

I'm not even going the direction of eating fattening sugary NON nutritional foods that elevate our blood sugar, BMI and attack our lives at the cellular level.

I'm talking today about our choice every moment of thoughts that bring death to our body, mind and soul.   Negative, destructive thoughts.

Like unforgiveness, anger, resentment, bitterness, envy... discontent.
These are thoughts that do not grow out of Love but out of Fear.

Simply put... we are made in HIS image.  God is Love and therefore any thoughts outside of Love is Death to who we are.

Walk in Love today (walk in the Lord).

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; 
and lean not unto thine own understanding.

When you TRUST the Lord, really trust him as a little child Trust their parent to care and love and provide for them.  Ever see a three year old worry about paying the mortgage?

It says "with all thine heart"  that is WHO you are... Your heart... your life.... your being.

AND STOP trusting what YOU think, Lean on the Lord ...   GO to the WORD of GOD and fill your MIND... very NEURONs in your brain with the life giving thoughts of GOD!

Feed your BODY today with HIS WORD!  
Before you shove anything in your mouth!  
Feed your soul FIRST! 

Become who you were created to be. A CREATURE MADE IN LOVE.  A person who's life's walk is about emulating God's love in this world.  

                                             GO SHINE TODAY!   
Shine and light up the world you walk in!  No darkness can exist in the presence of light.  
I am come a light into the world
that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

When you seek today to be the person God created, you WILL be smiling inside your body and therefore automatically a smile will be formed on your face.

Today Jesus I seek to be like you.
Fill my  body, mind and soul with the LIGHT of your word, so every thought I have is filtered through your truth!
Then I will step into today filled with the SUNSHINE of YOU!
I'll trust in you and know that YOU CARE FOR ME! 
Thank you for a new day to bring YOU PLEASURE.
I pray all my choices reflect this choice.
In Jesus Name


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Twenty One

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:22  

22 "The eye is the lamp of the body.
If your eyes are healthy, [a] your whole body will be full of light

Today and Tomorrow I will continue to press forward towards seeking truth. 
 To be in His Image. To live for His Glory.

Although this is my 21st day, I will start again on August 1st, for another 21 day journey towards Health and Wellness.  I desire, no I am passionate about living a life where my soul is full of sunshine (matthew 6:22 - The living Bible). 
To walk the talk.
To embrace each day as a new opportunity to serve my Creator
To have joy, energy, strength
To bless those around me with my life

I will continue to make choices of Life until the Day I see my Savior

When I fall, I'll just get up and brush myself off of the dust and look up towards my savior and then Start walking again.

I am a child of the Living God
He has a plan for me
I choose to live for Jesus 

I choose Life and I choose to have life more abundantly... full of His Grace and Mercy.

I choose each moment I breath what I think, where I'll walk and WHO I AM.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Day Nineteen

Waking up this morning - REMINDING myself (since I'm attempting to develop a habit in this 21 days) to S M I L E  as soon as my eye's open and Start "saying"
                                  Thanksgiving unto My Creator!  
   This morning I sang the song "Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say Rejoice"

I search for the word "Care" as this is what came to mind as I started to read in Matthew Chapter 6.   I like to use "" ! Love it.  I can click on different Versions of the Word.   

I woke up this morning SEEKING TO FEED my Spirit!  (well, in all honesty I do have a cup of coffee with me).

1 Peter 5:5-6

"God opposes the proud 

      but gives grace to the humble."[a] 
6Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, 
that he may lift you up in due time. 
7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you.
 Why do you have so little faith?

1 Corinthians 6:13   13You know the old saying, "First you eat to live, and then you live to eat"? Well, it may be true that the body is only a temporary thing, but that's no excuse for stuffing your body with food, or indulging it with sex. Since the Master honors you with a body, honor him with your body!

Then the cares and anxieties of the world and distractions of the age, and the pleasure and delight and false glamour and deceitfulness of riches, and the craving and passionate desire for other things creep in and choke and 
suffocate the Word, and it becomes fruitless.

And [Jesus] said to His disciples, Therefore I tell you, 
do not be anxious and troubled [with cares] about your life, 
as to what you will [have to] eat; 
or about your body, as to what you will [have to] wear.

Today is a travel day for me.   Which is my challenge to stay on task and focused.  It's not an excuse to not Choose Healthy Foods to feed my body, or Feed my Spirit  or Feed my muscles (exercise).  In fact, I know that it provides an opportunity to LIVE what I believe.  At the Airport Restaurant.... I absolutely know I can find a meal that is full of nutrients! 

 I have the opportunity to walk in the spirit as I meet and interact with PEOPLE - be a witness to those around me as I practice "patience" during travel (ahhh, travel has a reputation of being trying to one's patience.)
And wow, talk about opportunity to exercise - WALK, WALK, WALK  as I wait to board the plane.  (My husband's habit is to arrive at the airport  EARLY! ).  One of the habit's I have sought to develop is using EVERY moment I can to stretch and Move and bring life giving Oxygen to my body!  

BREATH (for crying out loud) BREATH!  
Breath in the Breath of LIFE!  (This is the first thing you do in CPR - Check for Breathing.... why?  because that is how GOD brought man to life... 
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

One of the classic symptoms of ANXIETY is not breathing properly - holding or breath, or breathing rapid shallow breaths!  
 That is why  "Deep breathing exercises" is so very VITAL!   When a thought of anxiety enters your mind. Stop, Take in a deep breath through your Nose (exhaling slowly through your mouth)
FIVE TIMES - while saying to your self.  
Something like "He Care's for ME!"
"I give it to the LORD"..... "Thank you Lord I AM Yours".... whatever.

So,  today.... I will not be anxious today about flying!  He CARES for me!  
So I will honor him by taking care of me.   BODY, MIND and SPIRIT.
 Then I will bear the fruit and be a blessing to those around me.

Thank you God for creating me.  Please, today give me the Grace, Strength and  Faith I need to Be your Eye's and Voice in this world.  
May my Soul be full of Sunshine today spreading it's light in this dark world.

In Jesus Name


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Day 18

72 hours left of the 21 day..... thing-a-ma-bob that I do!

Yesterday I heard confirmation of what I'd heard in the past.  50-60% increase in weight loss when keeping a journal.  

Although this isn't about weight loss (only a benefit) The message is the benefit of Journalizing.... a point of accountability.  Thinking, writing.... activities that provide a vehicle for staying focused on a goal.

These are all side notes to today's blog.


 Last night I did what I had blogged to do... Read the Word of God... and county my blessings before bed.

 "The Living Bible" is the version I have... and the verse read...

Matthew 6:22
"If your eye is pure, there will be sunshine in your soul"

Verse 23 is: But if your eye is clouded with evil thoughts and desires, you are in deep spiritual darkness.  And oh, how deep that darkness can be!"

The thought of SUNSHINE in MY SOUL  sent me off to sleep in such joy to think this was possible.   I LOVE sunshine! It means blue skies.... warmth touching my face.... all good thoughts.

But I was intrigued as to the words "if your eye is pure".... So here are two other versions of the Scripture.

                        Matthew 6:22-23 (King James Version)

 22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single,
 thy whole body shall be full of light.
 23But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. 
If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Matthew 6:22-23 (The Message)

 22-23"Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!

Balance!  Balancing Spirit, Mind and Body

Being a healthy weight, physical strength and energy, sound quick mind...
and  having "sunshine" in my soul.... being successful at reaching my goals. 

This is what my quest is.... This is MY journey in the "21 day to Health and Wellness".

It occurred to me yesterday, after several day's of blogging about "we are God's Creation and we need to respect ourselves".... 

asking  the question "DO I LIKE MYSELF?"

Truly something we all need to ask ourselves.   

Stop and think about it  - 
   Look at yourself in a full length mirror.... what do you see?  What do you say?
   Then think of how someone may describe you to someone else.... 

Depriving ourselves of things / activities that benefit our body, mind and spirit is a symptom of "a unhealthy relationship with ourselves".  I think it's about Not liking ourselves.... be unhappy with our self.  Feeling like a failure..... Not forgiving ourselves for (you can fill in the blank)

God created you..... but unless your following the Instruction Manual (Bible) that your Creator wrote.... Unless you see yourself through GOD's EYE's and love yourself.... unhappiness  can be your cholesterol level or the size of your waist line.

Take what God gave you.... even a big nose, large frame... whatever.... keeps you from "culturally looking perfect"
    and.....  When you  don't love what he created ... how can anyone else love it!  

How many times have you said when thinking about eating some high calorie sugary food... "ah, forgetaboutit,  I want it so I'm going to eat it".  While the internal message your hearing is screaming "don't do it..... it'll make you more fat"....

And again (as said in previous blogs) eating unhealthy is sometimes trying to fill the void in your soul..... Your just not happy!  That Chocolate Chip cookie from Mrs. Fields won't fill the void!  You know that... but you'll eat it for the quick fix
just like an addict who needs a fix!  Harsh but True (same behavior). 

Yes, this is my opinion.... I'll back it up with scientific research later!

What else could it be.... NO, it can't be a lack of knowledge because we are saturated with information on what is an unhealthy lifestyle choices (smoking, drinking, eating fat filled sugary desserts, sedentary, couch potato... etc.....)
Sorry, but I put smoking cigerette in the same catagorie as eating heavily fat/sugary foods...
They both contribute to causing life style disease!   HARSH!  but True

What do you "SEE" ?  Are you looking through a heart that appreciates and respects what God has given to you? What are you "Looking" for in Life?

I don't know about you, but I want my SOUL TO BE FULL OF SUNSHINE!!!!

SMILE!  it'll open up your heart.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

for the record during the 21 days

Just for the record - my previous 21 blogs have this info:


This is the formula I use.   15 minutes each day dedicated to each discipline: Activity/Exercise, Pray and Reading Gods Word, and Learning something New

I also believe in KNOWING what you are putting in your body; Spiritually, Mentally, Physically

I want to make sure what I'm eating is rich in nutrients and low in Calories.
Aim for 200-300  calorie meals while seeking Weight Loss -  I SAID AIM!    that's FIVE meals a day
Otherwise google up what is the Caloric intake for your height/weight and age.

Drink 8+ glasses of water.  FILL up a pitcher in the morning and finish THAT pitcher by evening.
   Your pee should be VERY LIGHT in color

Pick activities and exercises that YOU WILL DO!   Look for opportunities during the day to just stretch or walk.  Do this outside of the 15-30 minutes of exercise a day.

Start your day with a BIG SMILE (as soon as you open your eye's in the morning)
Plant a smile on your face and SAY unto the LORD ... THANK YOU for my Day.... speaking words of faith and Praise that HE WILL BE WITH YOU.

END you Day with Reading GOD's word... and counting Your blessings.

Choose a Goal each week of something to learn or a book your want to read...  puzzel you can work on... something to stimulate and strengthen your mind.


That is what I wanted to quickly say..... (yes, I always have more to say on this subect)

Oh..... FILL your senses with wonderful, life giving music, sights and fragrances!  Keep them NEAR you!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Day 17

Isaiah 64:8  

 8 Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. 
       We are the clay, you are the potter; 
       we are all the work of your hand.  

He created us... but we have the RESPONSIBLITY to  "tend to the Body he created"....
It is our responsibility to Listen to our body, it tells us how we are doing as the Landlord of our Body.

You have been designed in such a way that your body speaks to you.  In the medical profession we call this "symptoms".

For instance,  the symptom of craving "ice" can be a symptom of anemia.
The symptom of aching neck and shoulder muscles can be a symptom of emotional stress/tension.
The symptom of headaches can be a symptom of dehydration or caffeine withdrawals.
The symptom of fatigue can be a symptom of fighting a virus or symptom of depression.

I believe our creator (here's that theme again for this week) put in place an incredible brain.
We just need to USE OUR BRAIN.

Respect the symptom!  It's a message from our body that we need to listen to.
Ok, so we may acknowledge a symptom but sometimes need to seek out help in discovering what is causing the symptom.  Yes, you can treat the symptom.... BUT don't you want to find the reason for the symptom ?

There are many times that you don't understand and even medically there is no explanation for a symptom.
That's when you pull out the instruction manual and then call the 800 number to get assistance.

     Funny way to say.... Read the Word of God and then talk to God!

It occurs to me that "we" humans are way to caught up in our symptoms.... kind of like those that like to watch reality shows - other peoples lives filled with drama.  Or the Movies with tension and conflict.

Haven't you heard those..... "oh, my I have such a headache.... " what they're saying is "look at me.. listen to me.... oh, my life is so hard... busy.... stressful...."    whatever people.

Step one of my "steps to success"  (check out the table in the back of the room for my latest CD's and books...... HA HA HA),   is to not EVER take possession of a symptom.

 Meaning,  NEVER Say I HAVE a .... headache.
Yet, it's ok to say "I'm fighting a Headache".  Words are SO very powerful.
When you speak the words "I have" you take possession of "it".
It becomes yours.

When your body is sending you a message like "ahhh my head hurts"... you need to send your body a message  like "I'm FIGHTING that headache".
Then stop and assess what could be the root of that headache.

It maybe as simple as dehydration or lack of sleep or food.
It maybe related to fighting a virus or allergies....
Hey, maybe you need to get your vision checked....
Maybe the new vitamins your taking are too much....
It maybe related to stress at work or with family.....
Ahhhhh,   .................It maybe related to unforgiveness or anger... some toxic emotion

Note: Did you know that  "some" people who suffer from migraines have a history of child abuse?
Or emotional trauma's has been linked to IBS) Our Body's hold's our hurts and come's out in illnesses.
Where do you "wear" your hurt?  In your head, stomach, joints....
Yes, about 20% of illness do NOT come from our mind.  But, 80%! wow.....

We ARE BODY, MIND and SPIRIT.  They all go hand in hand.
Mental issues can result  in  bodily symptoms - Toxic thoughts
Spiritual issues can result  in bodily symptoms - Toxic Spirit
Body issues can can result in bodily symptoms - Toxic Body

There is scientific research to back up these statements.  (read my footnotes ... Ha,Ha)
But it's true..... Medical science and even Eastern Medicine acknowledges the Mind body connection.

No matter what is causing the symptom.... Take it to the Creator!  PRAY!  Meditate and Listen!
So much better than a 800 number (like having to call for Computer Support! )

People, People, People..... "He that has ear's let him hear" (scripture verse)

You cry out (as I did) "why can't I lose weight".... "why am I always so tired" .... "why do I always feel sick".... blah ,  blah, blah,  waaa, waaaa, waaaa.

Yes, as a Nurse I hear it all the time from my patients.   Unfortunately, I am limited at work and unable to "pray with my patients" and talk about Spiritual Issues.   BUT THAT IS THE ANSWER!


TREAT the whole person.  When a symptom is acknowledged, assess the Body  but don't forget to assess the MIND and SPIRIT TOO!

Geese Louise people.   In all honesty people don't want to be accountable!
People today want a "microwave" cure.  No effort, just pop a pill and make it go away.
Stop with the ... "got to find the right diet plan" or can you believe the one about sprinkling something on your food to lose weight commercial?

Treat your body with respect - Healthy Foods, an Active Life (exercise) and READ THE WORD!

Enough sermon!
I'll get off the soap box.


The Two  Best way's to Detox your Body:
        Deep Breathing exercises - optimal is 20 minutes a day (google for instructions)
        Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day ( I like it with a "kiss of lemon")
Best way to Detox your Mind & Spirit:  
        Read the Word, Speak and Listen to your Creator and Savior - then LIVE IT