My Faith and My Work
The first part is about my faith, the second part about my work . They are in that order because that is the order of importance.
First and foremost I believe in God, that all living things are from, created continually, moment by moment by God. I believe that humans (and all other living things) are made in the image and likeness of God and that man's destiny is to find God's Love within and express Life's Love without. I believe that God created 'all' and God said 'It is good'. We are created in God's image, after God's likeness. The LIFE in us is God's Life. The LIFE of the earth is God's LIFE.
I believe that our bodies are parts of planetary life which is God embodied. I believe that illness occurs when we or our parents, in free will (which does not necessarily mean we know what we are doing, just that we have choice), break the laws of life. I believe that to attain and maintain health, love, joy and peace, God's (Life's) laws cannot be broken.
I believe that sin is separation from life, all life including the life of our bodies, and forgiveness of sin is rejoining Life. Life, encompassing all living communicating cells, awaits and welcomes us Home. I believe that salvation, reuniting with our bodies, with others, with life and grace and joy, are God's gifts received by reconnecting to LIFE the source, remembering we are creatures, not Creator. I believe that faith without works (action in one's life connecting to all living things) is dead faith. Faith precedes action but only compliance with the laws of life (God) will bring full healing of body mind or soul.
Whether in suffering or In death for me there is only a shadow for I am convinced that Life is eternal. God's love, in greater fullness than can be imagined, is offered freely when we turn within to rejoin LIFE. Now, in our earthly bodies, we are offered truth, love, joy. Turning within we find the Wholeness from which we were created and by connecting within we become whole. "I have set before you this day life and death, Choose life that you and your seed may live".
One of my favorite verses:
23 This is what the LORD says:
Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches,
24 but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight, declares the LORD.
The Holy Bible : New International Version. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) . Zondervan: Grand Rapids
Jesus KNEW and understood the laws of the body and spirit. The miracle of the loaves and fishes was a living response to physical, body, need. It was Jesus who said 'we must feed them lest they faint on their way'.
We are dependent on LIFE, in every way. We are not META nor will META heal, make better, make whole, anyone or anything. Dead things KILL, body, mind and soul, living things restore, heal and regenerate. Not only did Jesus recognize this more than 2,000 years ago, He considered it His duty to feed them. He did not say 'Be spiritual, think good thoughts and go on your way'. He fed them.
My faith deeply influences my work. Much in health and medicine seems to be about fixing things, an innate sense we humans are just happenstance, a lucky chance in evolution which we must maximize through our magnificent technologies.
My faith tells me we are all children of God/Life and so my work is about learning how to honor Life's plan for our bodies. God made us. He did NOT make a mistake. When I look for answers to health questions I am asking 'what was the original intent? God's idea, LIFE's plan?' This has led me to answers often quite different from current popular opinions regarding nutrition, health, disease, and Life itself.
Nutrition is and will always be a viceral reality as well as a science. My concern is the overall well-being of a client. I do not treat disease. Particular foods and supplements are used as adjuncts to support the body's natural process of healing and regeneration.
At best I am an educator. My goal is to support my clients in the process of attaining the knowledge, skill and habits needed to be at his or her best in a variety of life situations. It is my purpose to provide that education for my clients, students and friends.
I accept the following concepts as true:
A personal nutrition program must fit, as closely as is possible, the clients current life-style. If it requires drastic change, the client will not be able to comply.
Nutrition supplementation can be used to minimize the effects of all forms of stress, viral/bacterial, psychological and stress from injury. Persons recovering from illness, injury or surgery can significantly enhance healing time with food and supplements. Athletes can enhance performance and speed recovery time by educated use of food and supplements.
Most modern degenerative conditions and diseases can be prevented or reversed with adequate REAL food, a diverse and healthy microbiome, sunlight, learning to Rest in Rest (the parasympathetic) and when needed supplements. These conditions include osteoporosis, heart disease, PMS, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, obesity and arthritis, rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis.
Current research shows a healthy and diverse microbiome and if not available in your foods, specific vitamins, minerals, amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids and accessory nutrients can prevent many short and long-term side-effects of prescription medications. A healthy body will eliminate the need for medication. Headaches are not caused by an aspirin deficiency.
With that said, we will all eventually pass from this life and it is my deepest desire we may have lived our lives to the fullest, honoring Life/God and all that are living including one another.
The Offer of Life or Death- Deuteronomy 30
11Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 13Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 14No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
19This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20
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Last modified on: 17 September, 2023