Archive for March, 2008

Healing as Near as Your Pillow

March 27th, 2008

Reading Level: Leisurely

A good beginning to resolve many physical health issues is an near as your pillow.

“An estimated 50 to 70 million [people in the US] live on the brink of mental and physical collapse because of a lack of sleep,” as stated in Dr. Don Colbert’s book, “The Seven Pillars of Health (1).” A lack of sleep affects one’s job performance, driving ability, family/friend relationships, creativeness, decision-making as well as contributes to a host of chronic diseases.

We came from the dust and one day will each return to it, so let’s take a lesson from the earth. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Better Thoughts for a Better Life

March 25th, 2008

Reading Level: Leisurely

In the process of researching to build this website, I came across a blog by Susan Hanshaw which I enjoy reading. Her work is always uplifting; one is always a better person for reading it. Her January 14, 2008 blog is called, “How to Consciously Create Your Day.” She lists some quotes from a video by Dr. Joe Dispenza. Here is a small portion:

“I wake up in the morning, and I consciously create my day the way I want it to happen. Now, sometimes, because my mind is examining all the things that I need to get done, it takes me a little bit to settle down, and get to the point, of where I’m actually intentionally creating my day. But here’s the thing. When I create my day, and out of nowhere, little things happen that are so unexplainable Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Hope for the Betrayed Heart

March 24th, 2008

Reading Level: Gratifying

There are occasionally those times in each of our lives when we are faced with the pain of a broken relationship, whether it be a trusted friend, spouse, or significant other.

The pain is very real and the grieving process is natural and necessary. Yet, there are a couple of easy, helpful ways to daily restore hope and joy to your wounded heart while going through that grieving process. You can choose to restore hope and joy to your heart on a daily basis instead of groveling in (staying focused on) the pain and betrayal. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Hold on to Forgiveness Instead of Failure

March 20th, 2008

Reading Level: Leisurely

Many of us are prone to hold on to our failures; as a result of our own tendency to do so, we inadvertently think that God also holds on to our failures and treats us accordingly.

There is no doubt that, at times, we suffer in our current circumstances due to a prior failure. For example, years ago when we were just out of college, my spouse didn’t change the oil in the car for a couple of years! The result was a locked up engine. The failure in maintenance resulted in car trouble that we had to deal with. The trouble was a result of our own failure, not brought about by any outside force. Sometimes, when we are going through a circumstance that is a result of our failure, we begin to believe that God is causing the circumstance as a type of punishment for the wrong step. This idea weighs down one’s spirit with destructive feelings of guilt. This misconceived guilt makes it more difficult to overcome the trying circumstance because we—erroneously—wonder how long God wants us to be punished by it.

When we have a clear understanding of God’s description of His forgiveness for us, it helps us to move past our failures to healing. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Take Charge of Your Thoughts, Take Charge of Your Life!

March 19th, 2008

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Positive thinking empowers us. The recent awareness of the health benefits of positive thinking has influenced large portions of our society.

Numerous people have come to fame through careers as motivational speakers. An article online said the medical world is considering the need for “humor therapy.” The famous story about Norman Cousins tells how he received 2 hours free of pain from his rare collagen disorder for every 10 minutes that he belly-laughed**. In the religious realm, Jesus Himself told those desiring to be healed that it would be according to their faith—what they thought in their minds or spirits.

When we accept with how thoughts affect our spiritual, emotional, and physical health, we will experience definite progress in our healing.

I challenge you to do a check on your thought life! Keep record for a day of how many negative thoughts ran rampant in your mind–fears, criticism, fretting, complaining. You will probably be less surprised at the amount of health related issues you are dealing with. To make a decision for health—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—we have to choose to take charge of our thoughts. The following quote sums up this idea quite well, “Your mind is where the battle will take place. Whatever you allow to captivate your mind will rule your life Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Practical Ideas for Overcoming Fear

March 17th, 2008

Reading Level: Impassioned

Most of our fears are destructive in nature. I recently read about a study that expressed how 80% of illnesses come from stress or fear.

Yes, there are healthy fears that keep us from touching a hot stove top or standing in the middle of the expressway, but those fears are not the type that usually flood our minds on a recurring basis. As the saying goes, “Rome was not conquered in a day” and neither will your fears be, but there are some practical ways to start dealing with them, so that, over time, you will control them more than they control you.

Let’s start with a positive statement that you can quote out loud or repeat in your mind when faced with fearful thoughts. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Healing One’s Self Worth

March 14th, 2008

One of the surest, most stable ways to heal one’s self worth is to form the mental perception of yourself based on God’s value of you. If your self-perception is based on God’s value of you, and God is unchanging, that means your value remains priceless and unchanged, as opposed to when we form our self worth on our interaction with other humans who are imperfect and fluctuate emotionally depending on physical health and circumstances. Lavish in today’s Video Reflection as it expresses your priceless value and God’s endless love for the person that you are!
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The Healing Power of Peace

March 10th, 2008

Reading Level: Leisurely

As our physical, emotional, and spiritual healing are all intertwined—all affect each other, I wanted to share some thoughts related to peace in our spirits.

Public media faithfully brings to the forefront that a lack of peace is a major hindrance to our healing. All kinds of companies promote various activities to reduce our stress via sports, entertainment, or hobbies and ways to make us relax through exotic vacations, instructional books, yoga, and meditation. Peace is an important part of healing process.

Let’s look at things we inadvertently do to lose our peace and a few easy steps to replace those with positive action.

First, often when we pray to receive answers and/or peace, we leave the time of prayer as stressed about our lives as when we began. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Does Harm Come to Teach Us Lessons? Part 2

March 7th, 2008

Table of contents for Does Harm Come

  1. Does Harm Come to Teach Us Lessons? Part 1 of 2
  2. Does Harm Come to Teach Us Lessons? Part 2

Reading Level: Gratifying

There is no doubt that extended illnesses, situations of extreme stress, and tragedies change us forever. Though we can become better people depending on how we handle them, that alone is not proof that God caused the hardships.

My parents were in a severe auto accident during the past year. The police officers and EMT’s at the scene, the doctor who operated on my mother, all told us that it was a horrible accident and that they should have been dead or completely paralyzed. We all were forced to grow in our faith and character by all the experiences we had never been through before. I grew weary of the well-meaning people who told my parents, “I hope you’ve learned what God wanted you to learn.”

There is a common illustration in Christendom which I refer to as the “broken leg heresy.” It is an enormous discredit to the nature and character of God.

Much of it stems from a book that someone wrote years ago comparing the nature of God to the habits of Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Does Harm Come to Teach Us Lessons? Part 1 of 2

March 6th, 2008

Table of contents for Does Harm Come

  1. Does Harm Come to Teach Us Lessons? Part 1 of 2
  2. Does Harm Come to Teach Us Lessons? Part 2

Reading Level: Gratifying

Throughout my life, the majority of the religious people that I have encountered feel that any illness or hardship they suffer has come to them by the hand of God and has not been removed as a sort of lesson.

In recent studies on such topics over the past few years, I have come to some quite different conclusions than those of the religious majority. Such teaching does have a crippling effect on one’s faith. Let’s first look together at the following quote from the book, “Faith to Faith,” by Ken and Gloria Copeland, page dated Oct 18th.

“Is there actually a divine purpose behind the bad things that happen in your life? Could it be that the sicknesses and calamities you experience are somehow a part of God’s plan for you? Before you can ever begin to experience the healing, delivering power of God, you’ve got to…settle [those questions] once and for all. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Recognizing Real Love Part 2

March 4th, 2008

Table of contents for Recognizing Real Love

  1. Recognizing Real Love Part 1 of 2
  2. Recognizing Real Love Part 2

Reading Level: Impassioned

Please read Recognizing Real Love Part 1 before continuing this post. It contains all the foundational points for the illustration I will be covering below.

It is not God’s desire for any person to come to the end of his/her life having never experienced truly loving relationships on a consistent basis. However, many times religious beliefs or a compliant personality cause many people to endure long-term, emotionally unhealthy relationships because they suffer from an unrealistic guilt about getting help and/or getting away from the abusive relationship.

The abuser frequently tells the submissive person that he/she loves them, but then lives a lifetime of behavior that causes emotional and even physical harm to the other person. For a compliant personality type, the extreme contradiction in words and behavior is not enough to compel them to get help or make a change to bring the necessary healing to their lives.

Again, let me emphasize, infrequent, low-level hurtful behavior does take place in healthy relationships. However, allowing another person to treat you with consistent, immensely hurtful behavior will have lasting effects, deepening harm to one’s emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being the longer it is allowed to continue. If you are having difficulty in dealing with such a relationship in ways that will bring definite healing to your life, finding a reputable counselor is must. As the boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable behavior are not always clearly defined in our minds, we utilized a detailed definition of real love in Part One. A good starting place for distinguishing between acceptable and unacceptable behavior, between healthy and destructive relationships in your life, is using Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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God Purposes Good Toward You

March 3rd, 2008

As I’ve mentioned in some other Reflections, how we perceive God’s attitudes and actions toward us affect our ability to receive healing and other good from Him. A recent study of the Hebrew definitions of the words “prosperity” and “peace” used in God’s promises for His people in the Old Testament was very revealing and deeply moving. Immerse yourself in this video blog to gain a thorough sense of the broad spectrum of good God purposes for your life.Click to Open This Receive Healing Video

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