Healthy living is about being healthy and whole in spirit, soul and body.

Spirit – connecting with who you are and discovering where you are going

Soul – dealing with mind/mental obstacles and challenges, healing from emotional hurts, wounds and scars and learning how to make choices that will impact your life positively

Body – Understanding how your body responds to your thinking, feelings and choices and the influence of these on ones physical health and wellbeing.

The quality of our life and health is brought about by the quality of our thinking- ‘as a man thinks so is he.’ Our life is an expression of our thoughts. If our thought life is a mess, our life and health will be a mess. We are deceived when we think that the source of misery and problems is due to what is going on around us (our circumstances), yet in actual fact it’s due to what is going on inside our soul in our thought life. If your thoughts are positive, your life will prosper and you will enjoy good health. We prosper and are in good health as our soul (mind, emotions and will) prospers. It is therefore important to attend to matters of the soul as it relates to being healthy.

Healthy Living Personal Program

Healthy Living is embracing a choice of health and healing so one may live well and whole in abundance of peace and truth of who they are in spirit, soul and body.

Choosing health

That’s right, health is a choice! Disease never comes without cause. Most diseases are due to simple outworking of the laws of cause and effect; they mainly result from our violations of the laws of health. This is good news, because it means that most health problems are preventable, or at least can be postponed. Our own choices can lead to better health and longer life, or poor health and early death.

Embracing health

The laws of health are so simple that children can easily learn and understand them, but practising them is a lot more difficult. It calls for will power and determination, especially in the face of social and commercial pressures to conform to unhealthy customs. Adhering to these laws is the route to better health, while ignoring them, sooner or later leads to trouble.

Embracing soul & spirit- trust in divine power

A peaceful and cheerful frame of mind is necessary for optimum health. Those who have tried it will testify that the best way to achieve this is by submitting one’s life to God’s will, learning about Him and obeying Him. Trust in divine power also builds trust between people—parents and children, teachers and students, colleagues and workmates. When people trust each other, it greatly reduces the interpersonal stress that contributes to disease. One way of building trust in divine power is by studying the Creator’s handiwork in the design and working of our own spirit, soul and bodies.

Choosing activity and rest

Our bodies are designed for action. Four hours of vigorous outdoor work each day would be ideal, but unfortunately, in the fast paced world we live in and the kind of jobs we have, that leave little time for exercise. Brisk exercise is in fact a major factor in longevity, and in the prevention of heart attacks, strokes, cancer, arthritis and many other diseases. It is also very important to those trying to recover from these problems.

Choosing nutrition

There should be an adequate supply of simple wholesome food, prepared simply and naturally, and an adequate intake of clean, pure water. The type and amount of food we eat should be age and occupation appropriate, and in harmony with the climate we live in. Ideally one should eat at regular intervals, with the largest meals early in the day, and no in between meals and bedtime snacks. As well as being nutritious, our food should also be appetising and enjoyable.

Choosing abstinence from poisons

This includes those socially accepted poisons- alcohol, tobacco and caffeine- along with all other varieties of recreational and mind-altering substances, and all unnecessary medications. It also includes the avoidance of poisons that are found in pollutants, such as herbicides and pesticides in food, industrial and domestic pollutants and car exhausts emissions.