"For each of us there is some mission in life if we but find it. All have some definite thing to do, something for which they have been created; and only the doing of this thing will justify their existence here on earth. If we come into the world and occupy space and time without giving back for this privilege, we have not justified ourselves, and our lives in the end are barren." ~ Hay

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Spiritual Health

I guess it’s safe to say that I will never fly to the moon in this lifetime.  I really have no desire to risk my life on a spaceship to put my foot prints on the moon.  But….there is a place I do want to go and it’s going to be equally as tough to get there.  This place doesn’t involve me risking my life.  In fact, it doesn’t involve me going anywhere.  It’s a place that only my soul can go.  It’s a connection to the spiritual side and the only way to get there is through the mind.  I’m sure you have no idea what I’m talking about.  So, I will try and be as clear as I can, especially given the fact that I am just learning about this myself.  It’s about a journey to the unknown and you cannot get there unless you are healthy.  Your body and mind must be clean.  I am absolutely fascinated by the topic of Spiritual Health.  If I were a PhD. student, I would write my thesis on this. 
According to Dr. William Howard Hay, human beings are a trinity.  This trinity is comprised of three parts: spiritual, mental and physical.  In order to reach the spiritual side of yourself, both your mental and physical state have to be in complete balance and harmony.  Dr. Hay writes, “When the mind and body are in harmony, only then will there be opportunity for proper spiritual development; for do not forget that the spiritual man is the first man, the mental the second, and the physical the third man; and only when these second and third are in harmony can there be a proper spiritual state.”  How can you get yourself in complete harmony?  The very first step is watching what you eat. 
The food you eat and what you put on your body directly affects the human thought process.   Approximately 20 percent of the blood flowing from the heart is pumped to the brain.  If your blood is filled with impurities, this impure blood will be pumped to the brain creating a “foggy” feeling.  We have a left and right side to the brain.  The left side of the brain processes information and allows for the following functions; analysis, logics, precision, repetition, organization, details, scientific studies, literal and sequential learning.  The right side of the brain is where creativity takes place and allows for these functions; imagination, intuition, conceptual knowledge, empathy, heuristic methods and just plain old common sense.  When you eat things that are impure it taints the blood and makes it toxic.  This will befuddle the brain and make it IMPOSSIBLE to think clearly. 

This is why is it imperative we stay away from anything nature doesn’t recognize as food such as anything artificial, preservatives, genetically modified organisms, food dyes, growth hormones, alcohol, caffeine, all medicines and pharmaceuticals, anything altered or cloned, refined foods and artificial sweeteners.  As Jack LaLanne used to say, “If man made it, don’t eat it!”  If you constantly eat these things, you will constantly be in a state of fog.  In addition, you will have poor reasoning power, loss of memory, lack of concentration and less productivity to get things done or achieve your life’s goals.  So when you decide to eat less and less man made foods, your blood will begin to carry less waste to the brain and there will be an instant improvement in your thought process.  In the Bible, the Lord advised Adam and Eve that they should eat of every herb that is upon the face of the whole earth, and of every herb bearing seed (vegetables, greens, grains), and of the fruit of every tree in which there is the seed of a tree bearing fruit.  I don’t remember reading anything about a tomato that contains the gene of a flounder or a seed that has been inserted with a soil organism so it cannot be killed when sprayed with a chemical.  And…who made “them” God for playing with our food like that?  The cleaner your blood becomes, the clearer your thoughts will be and the more productive you will become and the more spirituality you will develop.  It’s that simple.
Oh…and don’t criticize what you cannot see.  If you were color blind and couldn’t see colors you wouldn’t know of them unless someone told you.  It’s the same thing for the spiritual side.  Until your body is clean and your blood pure, it is very difficult to see or comprehend.
If we want to experience something amazing in this lifetime, we have to take very good care of ourselves, starting with putting very healthy nutrient dense food in our body.  We can choose to treat the body in a way that establishes a normal working order, a fit temple for the mind and spirit.  This is the first step!  Are you with me?  The choice is up to you……………….


Hay, Willam Howard, M.D., “A New Health Era” Pocono Haven, Mount Pocono, PA: 1933

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Annie Speck said...

Such a lovely thoughtful post! Love the sunshine emenating from those photos & your hapy spirit!

xxx ~ kisses ~ Annie*


Ramiro said...


I noticed your post on Facebook and came to check it out as I am an avid reader of self-help stuff.

I like your article but I don't think it has to be hard to connect the spiritual with out daily lives.

They are one and the same as our thoughts come from our spiritual self, and our thoughts are what make us act the way we do. Our thoughts are what manifests in our lives.

In other words, thoughts are things and those things come from our spiritual self.

Christine (Inner Beauty Workshops) said...

Hi Ramiro:
Thanks for stopping by. You are completely right when you speak of our thoughts and the spiritual connection. My focus on this post was the physical and body connection to the spirit...not the mind. I will write another post in the future on the mind/spirit connection. It is equally as fascinating.


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