What does “Living Well, Living Whole” mean to me?

A personal perspective of Wellness By Sparkling Forest

When I think of “Living Whole”, I think of the verse in 3 John 1.2, “Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers” or as another version goes, “Dear friend, I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health physically just as you are spiritually”.

Over the years, I have come to understand that being truly healthy means so much more than just being fit and thin or “in good shape”.

True health, as Jesus desires, is for us to be well and prosperous in ALL areas of our lives.

How often have you met someone who looks fantastic on the outside, but has a terrible attitude or a low sense of self-worth? Perhaps you know of someone who appears very spiritual, but is constantly sick or tired and just generally miserable? Many people spend a lot of time and money on looking attractive or youthful, but pay very little attention to their souls.

I believe “well and prosperous” means many different things; being free of pain or DIS-ease whether it be emotionally, spiritually or physically. It means having a deeper appreciation and love for oneself and others, healed relationships and a deeper awareness and understanding of how one is wired. It is living a life characterised by Joy, Gratitude, Peace…and so much more!

After being diagnosed with the autoimmune Hashimoto’s Disease, my quest for true and complete physical healing has led me on a journey of deeper awareness of the interconnectedness of body, soul and spirit. It is a journey I am still on, but during which, I have learnt so much.

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