Proper Care and Feeding of Yourself
By Angie Lewis
Are you properly caring for
and feeding yourself? Who are you
on the inside and outside? Can you honestly say that you are a child of God? If
you can, then a child of God would be in a broad sense who you are? If you are a
child of God are you making it your purpose to live your life under the
fundamentals of God's philosophy? What is your purpose for you, your family,
your marriage, and your life? Once you figure out "who you are" then
you will know the proper food to feed yourself with.
How is your relationship
with others? How would you rate your marriage on a scale from one to ten, with
ten being the best? Are you feeding
everyone else first and then only getting the leftovers? If so then you are not
properly caring for yourself or others. You have to eat first and then give
everyone else your leftovers, which consequently multiply into abundance and
even taste better.
It is absolutely imperative
we learn to love our selves so we can become unselfish with others, and that
takes place when we understand the spiritual self within us, or rather,
recognize the spiritual aspects of who we are. Are you spiritually alert to the
presence of the Holy Spirit within you, or are you spiritually deficient? For an
example, if you were calcium deficient you would take calcium supplements for
your bones and teeth, right? Well what would you do if your mind were spiritual
deficient? You would supplement with God's word, right? Or would you seek
enlightenment from somewhere else?
There is a big difference
between just taking supplements to meet a requirement or to accept the
supplements as part of your life. In other words, you must accept the fact that
if you are calcium deficient that you need calcium for stronger bones; likewise
you must accept God's undeniable truths for your happiness and purpose in life.
Would this be enough to properly care and feed yourself? Let's take a
It matters a lot where you
get your calcium supplements, because most calcium is cooked, refined and
processed into little pills they call vitamins that will absolutely NOT make
your bones stronger. You need to
figure out where the "real" calcium is and take it, or you won't be
properly caring for your self. Where
are the "real" calcium supplements that our bones need for proper
nourishment? How about Coral Calcium? Coral Calcium is in its natural state, and
hasn't been tampered with like many calcium vitamins.
On the same level, where
are you hearing the accepted truths for your life? Who are you hearing them
from? What are we "doing
with" what you hear? What makes up your belief system? What do you believe
In my book, "Journey
on the Roads Less Traveled" I talk extensively about what holds us back
from loving our selves and loving others properly.
I talk about how my addiction held me back from loving my husband
properly, which consequently was because I was not properly caring for myself. What
we really need and want is to grow into the loving person we are so we won't
need to sponge off of others for happiness. The clinging, sponging, and
dependency we have on others to complete the person we are is not getting our
wants and needs met properly. We remain unsatisfied, neglected, rejected and
This is what happens in
marriage. We want and expect so much from our spouse that that we become
demanding, needy, and selfish with them. But this is not what marriage needs.
This is why I believe that it is imperative that we FIRST, fix ourselves and
then we can actually begin to heal marriage.
95% of divorce today could be completely eliminated if only couples
learned to grow out from self and into the loving nature of Christ.
To be content with self is
loving who we are. And this sounds very vague, I know, but loving self is giving
our self the proper food. The problem is we think that loving our self is
controlling others, changing others, behaving selfish or rebelliously, people
pleasing, or being fanatically religious and self righteous, etc. Do you see how
we might be working overtime to achieve happiness in life?
Nonetheless, this is where
many of us are at in our life. We
are working overtime trying to achieve something that is already within our
consciousness; we only need to be more aware to it. Are you caring and feeding
The bottom line is it
matters a great deal "what kind" of calcium supplements you are
putting into your body. And it matters a great deal "what kind" of
thinking you believe in. If you
want strong bones you need to take real calcium and do the right things for your
body. If you want to love others
properly and be happy you need to first take care of who you are. It matters a great deal what you hear and take in on a daily
basis for spiritual health, it really does!
Nourish your mind, body and
soul by proper care and feeding and you will love yourself so you can love
others properly. You are a child of God on the inside and the outside. There is
your starting point. Show others what you are really made of through the proper
care and feeding of yourself!
2006 Angie Lewis ~ Heaven Ministries
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