The strangest thing happened last night. I feel asleep watching t.v. by 9:30, that felt very nice but by midnight I was wide awake. So I got up. I scratched and peeled and picked of course because that’s what I have trained my hands to do in times of desperation. I typically will sit in quiet and journal, talk to God, read His words but this night I decided to turn on the t.v. I switched the channel to PBS because the title caught my eye “Mind over Medicine” I don’t like medicines very much and I know some of us need them but I don’t like them. So when I see a show about healing without medicine I’m intrigued. The short story was…. through a serious of questions we can diagnose ourselves, write our own prescription in a sense. For instance if one is in a toxic relationship, one has the choice to get out, if one has a dream to be an artist, one has the choice to begin to paint or draw and follow that dream, if one has a dream of moving away from the city, one has that choice. And time and time again there were stories shared of people who followed their hearts direction and their skin allergies, their headaches, their insomnia and even things as severe as cancer were flipped around and the symptoms disappeared. Scripture can even back up the power of positive thinking.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
I personally know one of my best friends whose life has dramatically changed in the past few years because of her bravery and her willingness to make change.