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Body, Mind, and God

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Treating the Body, Mind, and Spirit or Body, Mind, and Soul is a catchy tag line to get people’s attention that healing or staying healthy is a triad experience. Let’s be honest though. This phrase would be more appropriately called Body, Mind, and God. When referencing the spirit, it is the Holy Spirit. When referencing the soul, it is the unique characteristics and plan that God has specifically created for you that is being mentioned.

If you are to treat the body, you must eat right, exercise, stretch, rest, and seek medical help to resolve your physical ailments. If you are filled with anxiety, worry, sadness, anger, etc, you need to find mechanisms to resolve these negative emotions to treat the mind. This may come in the form of meditation, prayer, quiet time, decreasing stimulation, prioritizing, letting go, possibly medication, or seeking wise counsel in others. Treating just the body and the mind will not completely heal you because those first two areas still require a spiritual element, God.

You cannot heal without God. He is the answer to your healing. No stretch, exercise, or treatment I provide would do anything if God is not the driving force guiding you. The trinity, the father, son, and Holy Spirit, all work together and healing requires its own trinity of the body, mind and spiritual involvement.

Without God, you rely on yourself and things of this world to make all the decisions. If you knew what was needed to heal yourself, then you wouldn’t have to seek the advice of others. You wouldn’t need quite time to gain clarity. You wouldn’t pray to be healed or know what path to take. You would have perpetual joy and hope despite your illness and pain.

If others could heal you, then you would have no despair because others could give you the joy, peace, and hope you are looking for. Once again, no matter how challenging your pain or illness becomes you’d never lose hope. Either of these scenarios, self-reliance or hope in an outside source, would fill you with such trust that you would not be discouraged. We know this does not happen. What does happen when years go by and you are still not well?

Sometimes, the pain and illness do not resolve, but we need “something” to help us through it. The “something” is God. The world is full of pain, illness, tragedy, and injustice because there is sin. Why does God allow for these things to happen? God always gives us a choice. He does not force anyone to follow him and when they don’t follow him, they may get sucked into the ways of satan. If you do not follow the tour guide of this world, you have to follow something to know where to go and how to navigate through tough times. That’s when cruelty and injustice enter. Most people act in rage because they are hurting and don’t’ know how to love. If you have been in pain or sick for several years, without God you may become bitter and resentful at the medical system or the people around you because they are not “helping” you. You may think that no one cares about you. You may feel that it’s just not worth living because you have no hope.

Into the picture steps God. We need the hope and trust in God’s miracles and His plan to bring us comfort in times of trouble. He will give you that hope. He will give you that peace. He will be close to you so you never feel alone. He will guide you on the path to healing. That little voice that says to look up this doctor, do this exercise, avoid that exercise or food, is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will heal you. It really does take the body, mind, and God.

As you search for your healing path, turn to God. Have quite time with him to gain insight. Follow those nudges to reach out to certain people for help. Never feel alone because you are not. Since God created you, he’s the one that knows how to heal you.

Psalm 32:8

I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.


Voyage to HEAL Weekly Task

Prayer: Heavenly Father, let me find rest in your shelter and wisdom in your words that I may not grow weary and lose hope for you are my master and my healer. In Jesus’ name Amen

Stretch: Let’s open our chest. Sitting in a chair, place your right hand on your left chest with fingers pointing toward your should. Gently press in and toward your shoulder as you tilt your body and head in the opposite direction. Gently breath as this area begins to soften.

Exercise: Activate the pelvic floor and core remembering to gently pull the ribcage down toward your belly button. This is the primary exercise. As you exhale, pull your ribcage toward the belly button. Breathe in and soften. Repeat this 8x.

Habitual Change: Let your shoulders soften so they are not hiked up to your ears. Become very award of the tension in your chest and shoulders.

Perspective enlightenment: Lord, you are my ultimate healer. Please guide me in overcoming or enduring what has been brought forth for me. Let my peace be a testimony to your great power.

Journaling option: Lord, what wisdom do you have for me as I work through my pain or illness? Open your Bible randomly and see how God wants to guide you.

This week’s blog post coincides with the Voyage to HEAL week 2, I am safe. You can purchase the entire Voyage to HEAL in the store on the webpage. Click here to visit the online store to find all of these items. Most importantly, start being kind to yourself. As God gives you grace, so should you give it to yourself. Stop fighting yourself. Instead, love yourself.

Godspeed on your Voyage to HEAL






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