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