Your Soul’s Health Affects Your Body’s Health

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“Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.”
— Mark 2:3-5

Your Soul’s Health Affects Your Body’s Health

Why did Jesus say, “Your sins are forgiven” to a paralytic?

Shouldn’t He have said, “You’re healed”?

In this story, we discover the link between our souls and our bodies. Sometimes (not always), the sickness in our bodies is connected to the sickness in our souls. And God’s love will heal both the soul and the body.

We are sick because of toxins in our system.

These toxins are spiritual, emotional and chemical in nature.

In the next section, I’ll discuss this with greater detail.

Here is a partial list of how we open ourselves to sickness:

  • Unaccepted Feelings
  • Unacknowledged Anger
  • Resentments
  • Constant Worry
  • Crippling Fear
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Worth
  • Deep Shame
  • Toxic Stress
  • Negative Disposition
  • Loneliness
  • Guilt
  • Overwork
  • Toxic Eating
  • Toxic Environment
  • Vices
  • Immorality

Friend, what are your toxins?

Excerpt taken from Awaken the Healer in You

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