During the holiday season, it seems that many people give in to the false belief that so-called colds, flu and other such things are a natural part of life and to be expected. (See: Healing Ideas, below) When this happens, one is not able to have a very merry Christmas. So, how do you have a Healthy Christmas?
Here are some recommendations. First, as with making this a truly Merry Christmas, prayer and meditation are good preparations for each day, preferably before you get busy with work and holiday celebrations. During your time of meditation, focus on the presence of God and know and feel His presence permeating your mind and body. Quietly accept that God is the only presence and the only power in your body now and God is absolute, perfect good.
Each day, affirm and give thanks for perfect health. Do not worry about “catching” a cold. Pay no attention to the ads on TV that promote sickness and drugs. If you watch the “news,” when they begin talking about sickness and disease, use the mute button or change the channel. I always say, “Not included!” Do not allow the great energy of your mind to focus on such things. Focus on health and life and feeling good – feeling God.
Remember to eat and drink wisely. ‘Tis the season to be jolly’ and I don’t want to take the fun out of your merry Christmas experience, but go easy on or avoid alcohol, sugary foods and refined foods.
Take time to get a massage with a good therapist. Massages treat not only your body, they do wonders to lift your spirit.
Love your body and treat it kindly as the magnificent temple of God that it is. Be grateful for all your blessings. The grateful heart is a healthy heart. -Lovingly, Rev. John
Fundamental Truth for Health
The principle revelation of the Jesus Christ Teaching is the Omnipresence of God, and the belief that because God not only transcends His universe but is everywhere immanent in it—that He indwells in it—it must in reality reflect His perfection. It is prayer which opens the door of the soul so that the Divine Power may work at will to harmony and peace.
This religion teaches that physical ailments are really maladies of the soul out-pictured on the body, and that with the healing of the soul accomplished the healing of the body must follow. The soul is vivified by drawing closer to God through prayer and meditation, and by changing one’s outer conduct to bring it more completely in harmony with God’s law.
It teaches the efficacy of Scientific Prayer to reshape one’s whole life for health, harmony, and spiritual development. By Scientific Prayer we mean the Practice of the Presence of God. – Emmet Fox (Find and Use Your Inner Power)
Here is a good remedy for quickly healing cold symptoms. Fill a bathtub as full as possible with very warm water. Add three heaping tablespoons of ground ginger to the water. Ginger helps to open the pores of your body so that toxins may be flushed out. Make a mug full of ginger tea, using ground ginger. Immersing your body fully in the water, affirm several times, audibly and then silently: I relax, let go, and let God. Soak in the tub for at least twenty minutes and drink the tea. After relaxing and soaking in the ginger water, lie down on a large towel your bed and cover up with two or three blankets. You’ll be so relaxed, you will want to sleep, so do that. Upon awakening, you will feel much better and if the symptoms have not completely gone, they soon will be.
Another healing idea: Affirm over and over, the affirmation Health and strength and healing power vibrate through me hour after hour.” Sing these words to the tune of, Hark, the Herald Angels Sing. Repeat the affirmation through the song. Charles Fillmore said, “Everybody can sing. Cultivate the singing soul. Through the vibrations of the voice joined with high thinking every cell in the body is set into action.”
Get a Reiki treatment from a Reiki Master. Reiki is very healing because it frees blocked energy and moves it around to balance and restore your body. It’s amazing how it works!
Healthy Positive Prayer
Health and Strength and Healing Power vibrate through me hour after hour!
(You may sing this affirmation any time as “preventive medicine.”)
Any thought that is not based on the eternal reality, Truth, has no existence. If we believe in disease we are believing in something that has no substance or reality. – Myrtle Fillmore
Find out what it is that heals you. Realize that correct directions given to your subconscious mind will heal your mind and body. – Joseph Murphy – The Power of Your Subconscious Mind