Important keys for your journey.....
Balance is a key to it all. Scripture tells us that a false balance is an abomination to the Lord (Proverbs 11:1)
That applies to caring for our bodies- Our Temples.
I am very fascinated by how our bodies function-intricately, well- tuned, precise. Time and lifestyle choices can do much to cause faulty performance from its original creation. It has been a journey for me to seek re balancing of this body. You see, God created us in three parts, all dependent on the other two for balance and precision function. These parts? Our Soul (mind, the will, emotion), Body and Spirit. Often, and I am talking to myself, we are unbalanced by over focusing on a specific area, rather than as a “Whole”.
It appears to me that is one reason “Natural Health” practices are so successful in supporting wellness and stronger health- it considers all three parts.
Searching for the whole picture is another key. In this day of technology, information is at our finger tips. We have resources to search and study literally every topic you may think of. It also presents itself to many opportunities to reach others and influence others very quickly.
Responsibility, another key, for caring for this body, soul and Spirit that the Lord has given us to steward. We are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God. As human beings we have many wonderful traits in common-as a species. But, we have each been created as individuals with as many differences as likenesses. It is our personal responsibility to learn about and care for our own personal body, soul, spirit. We have been designed each with special gifts and purposes to fulfill our purpose here on earth and to bring His name glory, requiring certain diversity in each of us.
CAUTION: I caution you as you follow this journey of understanding. Please verify and research life care choices you hear from “Experts”- this includes spiritual, as well as for our physical well- being. We are not designed for a ‘One size fits all” creation.
The minute twisting of the Truth makes it no longer the Truth.
Example: Early on my natural health journey, I allowed someone to shame me because I had never “cared enough for my liver” to do a liver cleanse. I subsequently did this cleanse, it was powerful-drinking Olive oil with lemon juice was a part of this cleanse. I became very ill, nauseated and experienced some vomiting. I spent my entire weekend in bed, unable to eat or function. Ugh!
The truth was that my liver would benefit from a liver cleanse. What I did not know, but needed to know, is that before doing such a powerful cleanse, your eliminatory system should be functioning optimally and if it is not, that should be addressed first. In my case, what I did do was release a lot of toxins from my liver to be expelled, yet the state of my eliminatory system (colon) at that time was unable to eliminate these toxins, resulting in them being trapped and recirculated in my system- causing significant stress to my entire body.
This same principal would apply not only to system cleanses, but to the plethora of new diets and diet plans advertised, including diet supporting supplements.
Example: What has been an instrument to launch me toward a healthier lifestyle and more balanced me (a positive) has been touted by others as misleading, possibly ineffective, and possibly harmful. Both of these “can" be truth. But do we have all the puzzle pieces? How can both statements be true?
It is our responsibility as wise, reasonable adults to explore and research ALL things, seek understanding- on our own. The Lord calls us to: “be (wary and) wise as serpents and(harmless, guileless and without falsity) innocent as doves” Matthew 10:16 AMPC. If you remember, it was a serpent who deceived Adam and Eve in the garden- we must be wiser than that serpent. And we are called to share truth, and in doing so, not cause harm.