Today begins the third of the eight principles of the introduction to C.R.E.A.T.I.O.N. Health Discovery. The information below is from the book C.R.E.A.T.I.O.N. Health Discovery. As you read this introduction, if you wish to read the entire book by Drs. Des Cummings, Jr. and Monica Reed, please visit this link: https://merchandise.creationhealth.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=sem-026
Do you ever wish you could create a peaceful space somewhere to escape? Would you like to know a secret for uncluttering your thoughts? Do you know how much your environment affects your health?
By the time I was in my late 20’s, I had spent several years on Capitol Hill working for Congress and traveled various places around the globe overseeing international and government relations activities for a well-respected tourism-related trade association. I had also failed miserably at starting my own publishing and government relations company. In the midst of my darkest days, and in the words of John Babsone Lane Soule in an 1851 editorial in the Terre Haute Express, I was given the opportunity to “Go west young man, and grow up with the country.”
Over the next four years I hiked the Rocky Mountains, fly-fished at the base of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains, and felt the stirring of God sitting in a lawn chair on the gravel bar of the Kenai Lake. The ENVIRONMENT that God created will always be symbolic as “the” place that God rescued me from all the STUFF that was dragging me down.
The “E” in creation health stands for environment.
God designed the world to perfectly match the people who would live in it. Then he handed it to us and said, “Take good care of it—for me”.
We can find healing in a robin’s song or in walking beside the sea. There is healing on a mountain trail. In the desert sands, in a pine forest, on a rocky coast, and in a city park. Nature brings healing to the body, mind and spirit. God made it that way.
The Eden Environment
Take a moment to think about your personal environment—both at home and in your workplace. Are your surroundings cheerful and healthy?
God knew the effect our environment would have on us. That’s why he placed the first humans in the best possible surroundings. Though we can’t expect to recreate the Garden of Eden, we can take principles away from it and then apply them to our own situations—enriching our homes and enlivening our workplaces by lessons learned from the natural world.
Sight Sense: A Place of Peace
As curious as it might sound, many peopled have found that by uncluttering their environment they begin to free their thoughts, their emotions, and even their priorities. A simple, clean environment helps to clear your mind and create a greater sense of peace.
To establish a sense of visual warmth in your home, display objects that awaken good memories. Surround yourself with things that bring a feeling of peace, comfort and joy. Display items that remind you to dream—that remind you of God.
Smell Sense: Making Good Scents
What did God do to enhance the sense of smell in Eden? For one thing, he filled it with plants—all sorts of plants. Of course they were beautiful to look at, but they also cleaned the air. So take a tip from God and place plenty of plants in your personal space.
Beyond flowers and plants, try other creative methods to make your space more fragrant. One way is to light scented candles available in specialty shops, grocery stores, department stores, and pharmacies.
Discover what fragrances are your favorites—and surround yourself with them.
Sound Sense: Tune In To Life’s Natural Rhythms
A day spent in nature is a day surrounded by sound. Back in the Garden, Adam and Eve became accustomed to living by the natural rhythms of a day. They worked six days and rested on the seventh—the natural rhythms of a week.
The Garden of Eden, a place of perfect peace, stands in striking contracts to the modern world of manufactured noise. What can we do to save our sanity?
Silence. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to shut out sound of every kind and sit in silence. Somewhere in the silence you may find it is easier to tune in to God’s voice as he speaks to you of his love.
Natural Rhythms. To restore a sense of peace and harmony to your home (or workplace), consider filling it with sounds from nature—the natural rhythms designed by God to bring rest to the spirit.
Relaxing Music. Many studies suggest that music has a calming effect on the human body and mind. Listening to soothing music may reduce stress, decrease muscle tension, strengthen the immune system, raise endorphin levels, and produce feelings of peace.
Touch Sense: Thriving Through the Gentle Touch
Use touch every day to lead to a happier, more aware life. Reach out for a friend’s arm when engaged in conversation. Ask for and give appreciative hugs. Pamper yourself with a massage. Take a hot bath at the end of a long day.
Taste Sense: Tantalize Your Taste Buds Naturally
Be adventurous! Eat a variety of colors—yellow, orange, brown, red, and green. Find a farmer’s market near you and get lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to eat. Choose crunchy, whole-grain breads and cereals to wake up your taste buds.
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35, New International Version
Steve Johnson is a Certified C.R.E.A.T.I.O.N. Health Seminar Leader. For more information about when the full seminar is being presented or to have it presented to your group or organization, please visit the Heaven by Health Wellness Academy at www.heavenbyhealth.com