Wouldn’t you love complete healing? That is what I am trying to offer in this blog post. Nothing less than complete healing body, mind, and spirit. In all my years of being an OT, I realize that my healing and yours are subject to the divine intervention of our faith in God. I could treat a client terminally ill with cancer that is consumed with joy and peace because of her faith in God. I will have great results in decreasing her pain, increasing her strength and range of motion because she is focused on the possibilities God is offering, not the suffering she is enduring. On the flip side, I could treat a very fit, star athlete who eats great, meditates, and seems to have it all together, but lacks faith and their pain never seems to go away despite diet, exercise and stretching.
Our faith and the ability to listen to the Holy Spirit will drastically change our perception of the pain and suffering we endure. I would be lying to you if I said diet, exercise, and stretching will heal your wounds because these won’t change your emotional and spiritual body that protects you by creating holding and bracing patterns. These patterns will eventually bring on pain, suffering, and illness if avoided.
God is a necessary component of healing. It doesn’t matter what religion or faith you are for God doesn’t give his grace and mercy to just one religion. He gives it to all who call on him. So call on him! Follow his Word to live a healthy and joyous life starting by following the 10 commandments.
- You shall have no other Gods before me
- You shall not make for yourselves an idol
- You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God
- Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy
- Honor your father and your mother
- You shall not murder
- You shall not commit adultery
- You shall not steal
- You shall not give false testimony
- You shall not covet
Last week, we covered commandments 1-4 ending with honoring the Sabbath and giving ourselves time to rest so our gut could function more efficiently. Let’s look at the 5th commandment this week in terms of our gut.
- Honor thy mother and father
How could this affect our health? Well, think of how family strife affects us mentally which then causes physical issues. What if your father criticized everything you ate and said you would get fat? Yep, that would scar you. So how do you honor your mother and father when some of the things they’ve done are downright hurtful? Just as God offers grace and mercy, so must we.
Hurt people hurt and sometimes when we love someone so very much we unintentionally hurt them when we are trying to help. In the statement above, the father was concerned that his child would put on weight and be made fun of by her peers. Maybe that was his story and his statement was out of fear for his child to endure his same suffering. Obviously, that’s not how the statement came out, but when we read between the lines of what people are saying, we can understand their intent and not let words or actions have such a negative impact on us.
God allows tough things to happen to us as a wake-up call. If we aren’t getting the message in quiet ways, God may have to yell. Our body will sure yell if we don’t listen. So do parents, just like our Heavenly Father. Honoring your father and mother by listening and respecting them doesn’t necessarily mean agreeing with them. Honoring them means that you are willing to listen and understand them. This will bring you peace. It’s for your benefit just as is forgiveness. If you can’t think of anything good about your parents, just offer up forgiveness and give thanks that you were conceived and born. Honor this gift that they gave to the world.
Our ultimate goal is to have peace and live joyously. That has to start at the core, in the family. Hostel feelings shut things down and your body can’t function in a fluid, rhythmical manner if it is restricted. Did you know that in order for digestion to occur, the food has to go through the small intestines and several valves of the large intestines in order to be eliminated over a stretch of 14-21 feet! None of the valves will open on their own and pull the poop through. Our body must push open that valve and process things through. The same holds true for opening the door to God’s healing. You must open the door and let God in. Honor your father and let him in.
You must open the door. ~ Your Inner Guide
Voyage to HEAL Weekly Task
Stretch: Let’s open up that digestive track to move freely by laying on your back with a pillow under the lower back. Raise your arms overhead feeling your abdominal area open. If this is not enough, drape yourself over a large therapy ball. If this still isn’t enough, hang your head and shoulders over the edge of your bed. Do not do the latter 2 suggestions if you have eye problems, blood pressure issues, or a risk of any cardiovascular insult in the brain.
Exercise: Let’s keep things moving, laying on your side, activate the pelvic floor and core. Keep your body still and bicycle your leg forward and backward 8x in each direction.
Habitual Change: Watch how much you eat. Did you know that food 3 days old can still be in your digestive tract? It takes quite a while for the food to process through and the more you put in, the longer it takes to digest. It’s like a traffic jam in your intestines. See what happens if you track your food and eat less.
Perspective enlightenment: For my benefit, I shall honor my mother and father to feel the true peace of Christ flowing through me.
Journaling option: How do you honor your mother and father? How can you honor your Father in Heaven?
This week’s blog post coincides with week 6: Neck Releases/ Forgiveness of Others. You can purchase this week in the store on the webpage. You can also purchase the Inner Peace Meditation CD or start your full online Voyage to HEAL. Click here to visit the store. Most importantly, start being kind to yourself always. As God gives you grace, so should you give it to yourself and others. Stop fighting yourself and others. Instead, love yourself and others.
Godspeed on your Voyage to HEAL