In sickness and in health

From learning how to heal sickness, we can learn about how to create health.   If you engage yourself in an exciting project, in something of great purpose and meaning, then you will prevent disease from striking at you.  Laziness, sloth, inactivity causes disease.  It opens the door.

It is when we do not live out our purpose in life that we get sick.  We were created for much more than eating chips on the couch and watching reality TV.  We were created for so much more than engaging in gossip and worrying about what latest trend we should follow.

God has created us to do good in this world.  God has created us to be a force for change.  We weren’t created for ourselves.  We are created to heal others – to feed, clothe, and house them, and to rescue them from all kinds of prisons (mental, physical, educational, psychological). We are to be the hands of God.

We have to take care of these bodies that we have been given in order to do this.  They are delicate machines and need to be maintained.  Yet we must remember that we must do this only so that we can serve God.  We must never believe (like so many modern ideas say) that we should just take care of ourselves.  Self-less service is why we are here, not self-ish gain.  God most certainly wants us to be happy, but even more certainly wants us to be useful to others.

Healing is to be found in activities such as dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence.  Do those things and you will get well, and even prevent sickness.  Some teachers think it is beneficial to ask when you stopped doing these activities.  I think that it isn’t really about when you stopped doing these things, so much as starting to do them again right away.


About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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