Looking for better health?

http://pixabay.com/en/freedom-jump-reach-silhouettes-307791/Health is a characteristic of every aspect of being:
healthy relationships, healthy home, healthy business, etc.

Health is not so much about what you eat, drink and how you exercise — these are all expressions of your health.

Health is your God-given state of being and consciousness.

The true consciousness is the true health.
(Miscellaneous Writings, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 298)

Health is the…the absolute consciousness of harmony and of nothing else.
(Rudimental Divine Science, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 11)

These passages illustrates that mental nature of health.

Here is another one from the Bible:

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear [appreciate, revere, love] the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
(Proverbs 3:7-8 NIV)

Health is an inherent component of your relationship to God.

Bring health into every aspect of what you do.

Express:
Healthy order
Healthy love
Healthy creativity
Healthy balance
Healthy satisfaction
Healthy spontaneity
Healthy freedom

Health is the perfect balance and embodiment of spiritual qualities.

Live your divine heritage of health and spirituality in all that you say and do!

How health relates to thought

In today’s world it seems like a lot depends on your health. Poor health can interfere with your job — or your job can interfere with your health.

A revolutionary thinker and healer in the world of health, Mary Baker Eddy, stated: “Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures)

She talks about Mind as a synonym for God – the true consciousness and intelligence of the universe which is always governing us.

I’ve had several experiences which have shown me that health is a state of consciousness; it’s not a condition of my body.

One time I was feeling guilty about a situation with a friend. This guilt manifested itself in flu-like symptoms and I was nauseous and vomiting. Because I know that my thought governs my body, I looked deeply into my thoughts and drew closer to God/Spirit in consciousness. I didn’t get distracted by thinking this was a physical problem that needed a physical solution such as medication or other material means. I knew it would be resolved mentally. So, I drew closer in thought to the one Source of all good, Love, and purity. Being so close to Spirit mentally showed me how disturbed I was feeling by this situation with a friend. I prayed for the courage to remedy the situation. After I confessed what I thought I had done wrong and apologized to my friend (who graciously accepted my apology and hadn’t been phased by the situation at all), I felt completely well. The guilty thoughts, which had not come from God and were not a natural part of me, were gone, and my health immediately returned to normal.

This shows me that what we think, and what we are exposed to mentally, determines the state of our body.

Fortunately, because God is Mind, we always have a refuge — a state of thought — to reach up to which is higher than our own. We don’t have to try to “get there” humanly; we can let this Mind rule our thoughts.

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus…” Phil 2:5

So, if you’re in a situation where it seems like your employment is dependant on your health or your health is dependant on your employment, recognize that your health is instead dependent on Mind. You have the right and ability to have complete freedom, health and harmony right now.

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Gal 5:1

My Morning Runs

A couple of weeks ago I decided to start jogging in the morning with our dog. I’ve never liked exercise very much, so I decided to think about it from a more spiritual perspective. I realized that exercise is the expression of Life and activity. The definition of exercise is “to put into use” (Random House Dictionary). God is Life itself, and God’s creation reflects and expresses Him. I knew that life and vitality are a natural part of God’s kingdom.

So I headed out on my run. Well, by the second run I was very sore and my knee had started to hurt. In fact, I was having trouble running at all because my knee was troubling me.

The next morning I was feeling a lot clearer about things and a lot lighter, so I went out on a run again. As I was running, I prayed to know that spiritual being and existence are all there is, and that God is Spirit and God’s creation therefore entirely spiritual. I knew that if being is spiritual then everything pertaining to being, including running, creativity, joy and every faculty and function of existence, is spiritual, harmonious and perfect.

My run was joyful and peaceful that day. When I felt like walking, I did so, and I was able to enjoy the beautiful scenery around me.

I have been running freely ever since, not for health reasons, but rather for the joy and freedom of expressing Life, God.

I’m so grateful for this new aspect of life that I get to enjoy!