Health For Body Mind and Spirit
When Does Healing Begin?
Healing begins when we come to the realization that knowledge is necessary to enlighten us on the path to a healthier and better body to live in. Sometimes it takes people half of their lives and a major disease to come to that conclusion, or a doctor telling us that we have just so long to live. Why does it have to be that way for some of us? Well, it has to do with people not even giving a thought to their health until something disastrous is about to steel life away from them! It is not that people don't care about themselves or their loved ones, even though there are some people who don't, it is just that some of us tend to think that they won't get sick for a long time, so they don't really have to be concerned about it for awhile. Some people never give a thought about living on coffee and donuts for breakfast for years, or fast foods everyday for lunch while at work. That good ole hamburger, fries and coke, not putting it down, because they are delicious now and then, and even I am guilty of eating them once in awhile. Or maybe having a delicious pizza with all the trimmings like lots of cheese, sausage, and numerous other tidbits on it, but the fact is, those tempting foods end up being the culprits that clog our arteries, and create heart trouble, and numerous other health problems, such as this country being up there at the top for obesity and surgery to cut it (fat) off the body or suck it out.
After reading numerous health books I have come to the conclusion that healing begins in the mind first. We must come to the realization that we are not learning to do the best things for our body and health that we can possible do. Then we must decide to make up our mind to start finding out what it is, that we ourselves can learn to make life better for ourselves and others around us. Especially if we are in charge of grocery shopping and cooking for a family. When we have that responsibility, it is very important that we make sure those in our household get the right foods in their diet and the nutrition that makes or grows a healthy body for their lives or sustains their good health. Otherwise children grow up on foods that were chosen for them by someone who is not knowledgeable about what they need. Young children depend on adults to supply their food, it better well be the right kind of foods that grow healthy body's, if it is not there wisse much disease, or what is called (dis-ease) in their lives. When there are sick children in the house, the first place to look should be what you are feeding them. When they are growing they need the right nutrients to grow a healthy body, are you giving calcium to grow their bone structure everyday, foods for the neerves, foods for a healthy brain to function on so they can learn in shcool, and yes that affects a child's ability to learn, foods for the hair and fingernails, do they have enough silica? That is your magnetic elelment and it grows beautiful hair. Are they getting their minerals, and vitamins, their enzymes, all the B vitamins for their nerves, there is so much to know. Are they getting the right abount of sleep every night to grow a healthy strong body? It should be at least 8-9 hours of sleep, preferably 2 hours before midnight and more if possible.
There is something else that is very important to pay attention too! Is there any tension in the home, caused by bickering and fighting amongst the parents, in front of them! If so, that child is hearing it and beginning to think that maybe Mom and Dad don't love each other anymore and maybe they will leave each other because of something they did! Then tension sets in even though you don't think it is affecting your children. That is when they begin to worry about life !
Our Mind and God!
Yes, I am very certain that healing needs to and does start in the mind. Our body's were made in the image of our Maker. If we are not right with Him first off, how can our body heal? The mind must think positive thoughts, hear positive words and see positive actions for it to act positive and be positive about life. God is a God of positive words. He never uses negative words of any kind to teach us. When we learn that love is a positive way and not hate, there will be less health issues in the world. The mind is like a conductor who is conducting an orchestra, the (body). When the mind feeds the body positive thoughts it comes into alignment with the message. When the mind feeds the body negative thoughts, it also comes into alignment with the message. Fear is not of the Lord! He tells us that the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.
We feel more secure when we learn what to do for ourselves when we have a problem with our health or anything else. Why should we always be trusting our lives to someone else's ability to tell us what is wrong and trust them to fix it, when we don't even know them that well. Knowledge allows us to have the wisdom to be able to help ourselves and those around us when there comes a time that we need it. Take for instance, if you were at the seen of an accident or involved with one and you could save someones life by knowing how to administer CPR on them, wouldn't you do it? Especially if they were your spouse or anyone of your loved ones. Of course you would, but if you did't know CPR, just think how that would affect you for the rest of your life, especially if you lost that person.
Positive or Negative!
According to Constantine Hering, our body heals from the head down and from the last disease back. It is called "Hering's Law of Cure". He discovered that if we are not thinking right, in other words, right with our maker, and emotionally stable, how can the rest of our body become well? Especially if the mind is the conductor of the rest of the body. In the head there is at least 45 different faculties and centers, each of which is capable of storing our memories and its type. When a person sits in front of a television and watches one scary movie after another, or some horrible graphic murder one right after another, day after day, and week after week, it begins to affect how they think and feel. Not to mention the music the teens listen to day in and day out. That is why God tells us in his word to be careful about what goes in our eyes and ears, because it has a way of making the mind and body sick in some people. These are negative actions and usually negative words being performed right before our eyes. Pretty soon a person will be picking up the use of those negative words, especially a young child! When a picture on television or otherwise is imprinted upon a young childs mind, usually one of violence or tragedy of some kind, it can linger in a childs mind, without it being processed because the child is incapable of clear thought or constructive imagination. Then that child can become a victim of what he or she sees. Not only that, instead of being instructed on not saying those words, some parents treat it as something cute and begin to laugh and encourage it. Oh yes, most of us have been in that spot. Because children are still learning about the world around them, they could start acting out a character in the movie they just saw, in the presence of another child, or an adult in the presence of another adult. If we are always taking negativeness into our mind, like anger, hate, wrongfulness, jealousy, envy, and fear, we will begin to lean towards expressing them more in our life than any of the better qualities that we need, like love, kindness, thoughtfulness, sharing, giving, helping, etc. Even people that are incarcerated have been known to say that they saw it done on television, and that was where they got the idea. That also includes the many games that our children play in arcades where they are shooting people and things. All it does is encourage violence between them. We are no longer living in the times of the 40's and 50's, violence is everywhere! Even many of the cartoons have accelerated into violence!. We are also hearing a lot about how the military men who come home from being at war and are suffering from PTSD. The mind is much like a computer, when we put garbage into it, we begin to suffer from that garbage because our minds become sick from being subjected to many horrible thoughts and sights of horrible slaughters of not only humans but animals. Try not thinking about a horrible sight that you saw, it stays with you for quite a long while. It is very difficult to put these things out of the mind once it is experienced. Only God can remove that from your thoughts! I know that because my husband was a military man for quite a few years and I asked him if he suffered from PTSD, he said, yes, but he prayed to God to remove it from his mind and He did.
According to Dr. Bernard Jensen, our brain is the center of intelligence, feeling, perception, creativity and spirituality. Our perception and understanding of what we study and learn about, actually expands according to what we perceive. The brain has been one of the most neglected organs in Iridology and the most underrated of importance of the organs in the body when it comes to good health. We are beginning to realize that there has to be harmony, he said, between the body, mind and spirit in order for there to be good health and vitality in the body. Mental and spiritual development suffers terribly when the brain is not fed and cared for. Perceiving beauty comes from the right side of the brain, this is very important because beauty feeds the mind and the soul. Beauty is recognized from within us, if we aren't able to do that, we cannot be well and healthy. Before we can feel well and healthy, we must feel better in the brain (mind) before we can feel better in the body. According to his studies, the very first thing that should be taken care of, regardless of any health problems that have been confronted, is to take care of the well-being of the central and peripheral nervous system. His understanding of the brain was based on V.G. Rocine and Judge Jones.
According to the Bible in III John 2, the Lord says "I wish above all things that thou may-est prosper and be in HEALTH, even as thy soul prospereth. In Exodus 15:26 says, "If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that HEALETH thee. Therefore, according to the Bible and God, the first step towards HEALING, or the maintaining of good HEALTH is to search one's self to see if the Lords Commandments have been obeyed and if any of our time and effort have been spent for the prospering of our soul by reading His word the "Bible" and praying and praising Him, etc., because His Word says that we are to do these things, fearing the Lord and departing from evil, "It shall be HEALTH to thy navel, and marrow to they bones." Proverbs 3: 1-8. It is not God's will that his children be chronically ill. Did you know that back in the 1980's Dr. Jensen said that 85% of the public was in the third stage of illness, which is the chronic stage. I wonder what stage we are in now? The Lord does allow sickness to chasten, to teach and to show us of His power, or that some are faithful to Him inspite of the afflictions, such as Job, and Paul. Psa. 103: 2,3 says "Bless the Lord , O my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who HEALETH all thy diseases. Acts 10:38 says God annointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power; who went about doing good and HEALING all that were oppressed of the devil. It is God's will to HEAL. Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that believe; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover," Mark 16:18. Mathew 18:19 the Lord says, "Assuredly I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as concerning anything that they ask, it shall be done of my Father which is in Heaven.
Learn and Apply It
That certainly tells us that the decision to step forward and do what your soul or heart commands your mind to do is right. If we don't have sense enough to listen to what our inner being tells us is right for our HEALTH, then we need to listen to what God tells us to do! Don't conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be tranformed by the renewing of your mind. How do you renew your mind? By the reading of God's word, the Bible). His words have the power of life and death in them. He created the world by speaking it into existance. If his words have so much power that all He had to do was to speak them to create an earth and everything on it, don't you think his words can also heal our sicknesses! In Ephesians 4:23 it says, "and be constantly renewed in the Spirit of your mind (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude). Strong's Concordance says about the renewing of the mind: Where it stands to be steadfast amidst affections, through the confident expectations of the day of rest and recompense. The new nature which belongs to the believer by reason of the new birth.
You Are Wonderfully Made
There definitely is no healing or good health in life without God in our life first. He gave us our mind and body and we are fearfully and wonderfully made; we have 10 billion brain cells and over 60 billion in our body. There are three things that need attention when it comes to HEALING. The spirit, mind and the body. One affects the other. They are all connected. If one of them is left out, there is no total HEALING! They all go together! That means you need to start with the Spirit of man, but it takes the mind to decide that. When you finally realize that is where you begin to heal, then the body begins to fall into place and obey you!