Friday, January 14, 2011

Scrub it out or take a trip to to the Land of Truth

Growing up in a Pentecostal Church - Proud to say "Assembly of God"...
One of the Cabins at Camp "Pinecrest"  

Every summer starting at 8 years of age, I would attend Church Camp.   What a privilege.
I refer to that experience because it was during those camps that I experienced the power of the Holy Spirit.

I know, I know... for those who follow my blog and know me are thinking.... 
"there she goes again with too much religious stuff".  

Truth is,  I believe it.  I've experienced and I choose to live it.  I believe that we have a Creator.  I believe he made us in his image.  We are Spirit as well as Body and Mind.  We will live forever (being a Spirit) and we make a free will choice every moment of every day to serve our creator or serve our self.  God came and took the form of flesh.  He, Jesus came and walked this earth without sin so he could die a brutal death - sacrifice for our sins.  Because he died and rose again from the grave,
We have been clothed in HIS righteousness (our righteousness is as dirty rags the bible says).
Isaiah 64:6  

 We are all infected and impure with sin.
      When we display our righteous deeds,
      they are nothing but filthy rags.

He has freely given  us (HIS PEOPLE) everything we need to live a life of strength, love, joy and health!

We struggle on this earth when we attempt to "do it ourselves".
We "bite the apple of deceit" that the world hands us.

Do you really believe you are without "emotional baggage"?
Unforgiveness, resentments, bitterness, (towards yourself or others) will clog up your life like  a Cholesterol of 300 in your arteries.

John 7:53-8:11 in the King James Version:
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; ....7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 

My strength comes from knowing my weakness
There, I said!

Back to what I was starting to say..... it was a church camp that I experienced the Holy Spirit speaking through me to God - Yes, Speaking in tongues!  Hey, it's the truth.... I'm not ashamed of my experience.
I learned as a young girl the tremendous CLEANSING power 
of being in prayer and being filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues.

I came to understand that we need to be healed of thoughts and
events that have touched our life ( mild forms of PTS: Post traumatic syndrome)
that hides inside our souls.
                                                We need to be Healed of  our Emotional Baggage!

                            This form of prayer allows OUR SPIRIT to talk with God..

Yes, it's like sitting with a therapist, counselor or psychiatrist (for some)   

attempting to bring out our thoughts, events that have impacted our lives....
that have taken up residence in our souls and cause us distress, illness, anxiety, fears..... ok.... are you getting this?

But, I have always known since I was 8 years old that .... GOD made a provision for his people to be cleansed inside their souls,  of things we hold inside that we DO NOT UNDERSTAND are even there.
It's just like when our bodies are impacted by plaques of cholesterol that build up on the walls of our artieries ....  We don't know it until we have a blood test.... or worse have a cardiac event.

"emotional crap (baggage)" is clogging  and or taking up residence
 in our hearts and minds  and robbing us of peace and joy  

So, why bring this up in my Blog about Health and Wellness?

Yesterday I blogged about Sugars and Simple Carbs being a drug in our body.  I've blogged about FOOD in general being a source of our attempt to soothe and comfort ourselves.

Soothe and comfort ourselves from  the baggage, crap we carry in our souls.

 We're looking for a "drug" to give us a temporary fix of peace and comfort.  
FOOD can be that drug. 
I read about the actual physiological chemical reaction that food has in our bodies that is just like a mild form of morphine.

I'm not going to be so bold as to say that everyone with a weight problem is trying to soothe and comfort
themselves with food..... but MOST everyone (who will admit it)  has "baggage".... emotional crap that we either choose to not deal with or do not know what the crap it is.  (yikes.... crap is kind of a vulgar word.... but it's crap)
I'm NO exception to this discussion....  I just never understood how I used food like a drug... and why I made chocolate chip cookies at 10 o'clock at night

You can spend a zillion dollars on therapist and counselors.

You can take medication....

..... you can eat yourself silly trying to pacify yourself.

Get to the root problem (that's what I'm desperately trying to do as I blog for ME!)
I was sick of hearing myself say for the past 10 years.....

"I just can't seem to lose  the weight, and I am really trying"
I tried meal replacement drinks, high protein diets, lemon water fast... starving
Joined Gyms... bought exercise equipment... 

I needed to figure out WHY!
WHY don't the diets work and if they have any results... why did I gain the weight back?


We  need help with "cleaning the emotional crap we have inside our Souls"

Listen,  I'm just saying.... Your creator , GOD has a way for you to have cleansing that is the most marvelous miracle ever gifted to us.  It's through Prayer, reading his word (which is him talking to you) and "really waiting upon the Lord".

To me it's like the Holy Spirit comes into us with a BIG SCRUB BRUSH 
and gets into the corners of our mind (yes, I think we have square heads sometimes)... 
and scrubs inside our Heart  (like grout on a tile wall).   

I've imagined at times
  when I get "angry" about someone or something.....  
or something is really bugging me and I can't get it out of my mind

occurs to me that I need GOD to SCRUB it OUT OF MY HEAD.  
I'm allowing something to ROB me of my peace!
I'm getting FAT over it!  Now that is the truth

Anger is nothing more than the crap that forms from "fear"  (all anger is a rooted in Fear)
and did you know that depression is suppressed anger....
Do you see the pattern?   Fear produces anger and anger not dealt with becomes depression and when we are dealing with these emotions (or not dealing with them) we seek comfort in..... OH MY ....  shall I say it?   Can you stop me?........ EATING!!!!

So, let me re-cap today's blogging.  I'll go backwards with the thought

Over eating (or choosing unhealthy foods ie. sugar and simple carbs) 
MAY be a response of us trying to comfort and soothe ourselves  
of  "emotional crap" that is hiding inside of us. 

That is why I keep harping on "BALANCING our lives.... 
Physically, Mentally  and Spiritually .

Changing our eating habits or developing a exercise program 
 "will power and self discipline"  

We can NOT get a handle on Eating properly and Exercising Daily until we explore what is hiding inside our hearts and minds.

That is were the RESISTANCE TO DOING WHAT IS RIGHT is rooted!

That is why "DIETS" DO NOT WORK!!!!!  
(stat's are that less than 20% of those that lose weight on a diet keep it off permanently)
How many diet's and diet books discuss  the WHY's of over eating?  Get to the ROOT of the problem. 

As I've said before  (harsh but true) 
being overweight is a   
symptom of an imbalanced life

80% of ALL illnesses are related to some type of imbalance in our 
physical, mental and spiritual being  

 THE POWER to deal with our hearts and Minds 
is in our SPIRITUAL Being.  Our Relationship with Our Creator 
(he has the instruction manual on how we work and even a section on "troubleshooting" problems)

Ok,   now I have to go get that big Spiritual Scrub brush and get to cleaning!  A DAILY CHORE FOR ME!

Salute! To your Health and Wellness

PS is sometimes the best!

Luke 18:9-14  

Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector
 9 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: 10 “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer[a]: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else. For I don’t cheat, I don’t sin, and I don’t commit adultery. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! 12 I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.’ 13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’14 I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

This blog was about the Spiritual side of Health and Wellness

  • Don't forget to drink 8 glasses of water today
  • Choose colorful foods today (READ the LABELS before you eat it) avoid WHITE food! Choose your food as you do your clothes
  • Exercise for at least 15 minutes !!!
  • Exercise/clean and encourage your mind and spirit with healthy words/thoughts.
LOVE yourself as Christ Loves YOU - He LOVES YOU!!!