I love healthy living and I desperately love chiropractic. Which is handy since that’s my job! But to me, healthy living is not just a good thing. It is everything. The reason why is because your health or lack of it directly impacts your ability to experience God.
The time we get to spend here on Earth is an experience. We get to experience this life that God has gifted us with. Sometimes our experience is great! It is full of love, joy, freedom, abundance. Other times our experience is not so good. It can be full of fear, anxiety, oppression, guilt, shame. Now, I believe that our calling in life is to experience God as He intended. So the question begs to be answered, what did God intend? To see His intent we need look no further than what He created and how He told His people to live.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. He created the birds of the air and the fish of the sea. He created animals to cover and live in the lands. Then He created man. In His image He made male and female to guard over, protect, love, and tend the world. In His perfection God looked at His handiwork and declared that it was, is, and always will be, “GOOD”. In His creation God walked freely. He was there, ever present, communicating freely with man. Life itself sprang from the ground in the Tree of Life and the River of Life flowed through the center of the Garden. Man was free. Free of fear, worry, guilt, shame. His God, his creator, love itself was there guarding over him, protecting, loving, and tending him. Every need was met. In this perfect existence how could man ever feel anything but joy? I believe that this is exactly what God intended. But through a couple of lies and some bad choices, SHAME entered the world. Man was no longer FREE. He felt a distance, a separation from God. Love was no longer received to the fullness that it was given. Guilt made man pull away from God. Shame seeped in. He became AFRAID of God. He began to fear the one who loved him, protected him, and tended him. If that was Satan’s intent it was VERY clever. From that moment on, man would be locked in a struggle within his own soul. Ever trying to break the bonds of slavery, guilt, shame, and fear that he might return to the freedom of love and joy as God intended.
The purpose of many amazing people is to tell the redemptive story of how the chains were broken and of how freedom was restored to you. That is not my purpose. My purpose is to help you experience God. My purpose is to help you experience love, joy, and freedom. My purpose is to help you experience His creation that He declared “good” exactly how He intended.
God has blessed us all with certain gifts. My gift is a knowledge and understanding of a principle. It’s a simple idea, but it is the biggest idea I know of. Simply put, it says: the power that made the body heals the body and your body needs NO help, it just needs no interference. If you can find and correct the cause of that interference it will restore you. Back to health, back to freedom, back to love and joy exactly how He intended.
Jesus removed an interference that kept us from God. Only He could fix that one. To destroy perfect hatred it required the destruction of perfect love to return us to harmony and balance. From then on we were free. Yet we keep ourselves in bondage OUT OF OUR OWN FREE WILL. We have interferences riddled though out our entire lives. Things that pull us farther and farther away from what God intended and thus farther and farther from Him, from love, from joy, and abundance.
I believe that the food you eat matters. God made food. In that food he put nutrients not that we might simply live but that we might THRIVE. He put healing properties in His food. He put ancient knowledge and information in His food that is freely shared with our bodies. He made food and called it good. Man called it “not good enough”. He started to change the food. He sprayed it with poisons, altering the DNA of God’s perfect design. Man removed the ancient knowledge and healing properties of food. While I’m not sure why a person would do that, I do know that a person operating out of greed says, “How can I make it grow faster, taller, and be resistant to chemicals so bugs don’t eat my profits”. Conversely a person operating out of love says, “How can I ensure that the person who eats this food is filled with God’s goodness”. The foods that you choose to put in your body are either life giving or they are life taking. Life taking foods interfere with your ability to experience God.
I believe we have to move more. Motion is life. Everything in our universe is moving. Imperceptibly all things are vibrating. Some things vibrate a lot! Living things are just a-buzz with vibration. While still vibrating, inanimate objects vibrate very little. With that said, the more you move, the more alive you are! God intended man to be upright, walking the fields and forests lifting things, climbing, and jumping while tending His creation. Sadly, for most people we move very little. If motion is life, lack of motion is not something any of us want. Why then would we choose to spend our lives sitting in front of computers, TVs, and phones. Why wouldn’t we pursue movement, exercise, and play in our lives if we know that lack of motion interferes with our ability to experience God.
I believe that toxins in your life must be addressed. In God’s good creation, He established within every living thing a chemistry lab in which every chemical necessary to live a live full of joy and abundance is created in the perfect amount. Those chemicals we call hormones. Those hormones control everything you experience in life. Hunger, sleep, happiness, sadness, all of it is the result of hormones. But man came along and said, God’s chemistry is good, but it’s not good enough.” Thus we set about making new artificial chemicals. We put them in our food, in our air, in our bodies. Unfortunately, God’s chemicals and man’s do not mix. Every outside chemical or drug that comes in disrupts our hormones thus interfering with our ability to experience God and life.
I believe that you must take care of your spine in order to experience God as He intended. You see, life itself flows through your spine. It starts in your brain as an orchestrated symphony of neuronal connections but then it flows as electricity down your spinal cord over the nerves to every single muscle, cell, tissue, and organ in your body. There is not a place within you that is not touched by the nervous system. If there were, life would cease in that area. In God’s good creation He knew how vital the brain and spinal cord would be thus He designed them with armor. He built the skull and spine to surround and protect the flow of life. But, knowing man must MOVE, He made the spine to be moveable. In fact He made motion of the spine essential to life. But that motion left the armor vulnerable. The spine itself can and often does malfunction. When that occurs even to a minor degree there is interference to the flow of life. Life is thus diminished. When there is less life in your hands, your eyes, heart, lungs, feet, you cannot experience the fullness that God has intended for you in this life. The interference must be removed that you may be revived back to LIFE. That is exactly what an adjustment does. It realigns your spine that life may flow freely once again.
I believe that we all fall short of what God has intended for us to experience in this life. But I believe that when we live in alignment with how He created us, fear, shame, guilt, and bondage fall away leaving love, joy, abundance and freedom. My prayer is that my time on earth will help you and your family more fully experience God.
In Health and Faith,