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ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER?

water 2Last week while visiting the doctor, I became aware of just how many of us are sitting in doctors’ offices – due to stress and all of its accompanying attributes that show up in hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and so many other ailments.  As divine expressions of God, we have the ability to heal ourselves.  God gives us the wisdom that we need when we need it, if we just listen. 

Our bodies tell us what we need to know.  The problem is that we fail to be obedient.  Much of what we need to do is simple. Some of the most common illnesses can be cured with simple remedies: exercise, proper rest, nutritious food, and water. ice 5

Are you exercising?  We need to walk or run or stretch or lift or dance for at least 30 minutes twice a day – at least 6 times a week.  Rest and proper diet are also key.  But an important question rarely asked is whether we are drinking enough water?

We know that we need water, but we don’t drink it. I hear folks saying they don’t like water; they don’t drink water; and they drink other things instead.  Water is not just good for us; it is vital to our good health.

ice 1Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, author of Your Body’s Many Cries For Water: You’re Not Sick; You’re Thirsty (www.watercure.com), treated more than 3,000 peptic ulcer patients with water alone and discovered that disease responds to water by itself.  Chronic dehydration is the root cause of most major degenerative diseases of the human body.  That merits repeating: Chronic dehydration is the root cause of most major degenerative diseases of the human body!

7Without the right amount of water to wash the acidic waste of metabolism, chaos results in our bodily functions, causing pain, Alzheimer’s, stress, tumors, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, allergies, and other ailments.  These ailments can actually be healed with water!  I checked out what the Bible says.  In Judges 15:19, it says “Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived.”eleven

good 5In Isaiah 43:3, God says “I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.” 

There is Spirit in water to sustain us, to bless us, and to heal us. 

What does Daniel seek to drink?  In Daniel 1:12, he says “Give us nothing but vegetables to eat begin 4and water to drink.” Why?  Our bodies are composed of 25 percent solid matter and 75% water; brain tissue is 85% water.

Jesus said I will give you “living water” (John 4:10).  Implicit in the power of his words is not only that he would give the Spirit but also that the Spirit in him, which is present in us all is the blessing in all water.                  Revelation teaches us that the angel revealed “the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the LOVE 2Lamb” (Revelation 22:1).

But in order to receive the benefits of water, we must drink this “free gift of the water of life” (Revelation 22:17).  Tea, coffee, alcohol and other beverages are not substitutes for water.  Only water can bless us.  See Dr. Christopher Vasey’s The Water Prescription: For Health, Vitality and Rejuvenation for information on what kind of water to drink and forweek 4 3 remedies on re-hydrating.

Most importantly, drink water.  Experts say that it is good to consume half the amount of your body weight in water ounces.  So if you weigh 100 pounds; you should consume 50 oz of water; if you are 200 pounds, you should be drinking 100 oz of water each day.  If you work out, you must add at least a liter or 32 oz of water to every hour of exercise – on top of your daily requirement.

The literature says that the best time to consume water is 8 oz/a glass before consuming each meal and 8 oz/a glass an hour after each meal; and 8 oz/a glass water after eliminating water.water 4

waterA good gauge of whether we are getting enough water is the color of our urine: it is supposed to be colorless.  If it is yellow – we are nearing dehydration; if it is orange – we are dehydrated.  If it is brown, well, start drinking.

I try to drink at least 32 ounces upon rising and another 32-48 ounces when I hit the gym; 32-48 ounces at work; and another 32-48 ounces at home.  My favorite is Volvic.  Learn which one you prefer. 

But drink up physician, and heal thyself.

Reverend Cecilia Loving is the Spiritual Leader of SPIRITMUV, a nondenominational church which meets at the Unity Center of New York City every Sunday at 2:30 PM to meditate on the spiritual oneness, to uplift each in song, toCecilia April 2013 smaller pray from the divine within, to study truth, and to grow in the awesome power that we are.  For more information, go to http://www.spiritmuv.com.

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ON BORROWED TIME By Cecilia B. Loving

What appear to be untimely deaths – like those of Whitney Houston, Aaliyah Dana Haughton, Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, and people like the young man on Smith Street in Brooklyn who was burned in his bed last weekend – remind us that we are living on borrowed time and that we better make the best of it. Nothing sobers us more, makes us weep more, pushes us to step up to the plate to be more — than to be reminded that we are not here forever.  Our callings become even more persistent when we face the realization that the brevity of our lives means nothing.  Only God knows how much time we will be given in this life as we know it.

Smith Street TwoThe young man on Smith Street was on his way to his homeland to meet his bride when he fell asleep smoking and never woke up. No one read about his untimely death in the papers, or ever heard of him, which reminds me of all of the “untimely” deaths of children everywhere.

Bob Marley TwoBob Marley sang “We gotta keep on living, living on borrowed time: Hallelujah time!” John Lennon later sang “Now I am older the more that I see the less that I know for sure . . . . Living on borrowed time without a thought for tomorrow.” John of Jesus sings “time’s running out like that clock on your kitchen table . . . You living on borrowed time.” John of Jesus realized just how much he was blessed by borrowed time when his 60-year sentence was reduced to time-served after two years, and he survived several death threats from a gang that he left.  So after he got out of prison, he decided to spend every second by being about God’s business.

WhitneyWhen we listen to the testimonials about Whitney Houston, many people remember her as loving the Lord. That’s a good thing because we cannot count all of her blessings, or even remember the times that she blessed us.

If we are old enough, it is more likely than not that Whitney brought us through some tough times. Her Your Love is My Love album was my healing balm when my first marriage ended in 1998. When we re-visit her lyrics, we see how Whitney Twelveprophetic she was.

In the title song of the My Love is Your Love album, she sings “If I should die this very day, don’t cry ’cause on earth we wasn’t meant to stay, and no matter what the people say, I’ll be waiting for you after the Judgment Day.”

She recognized the presence of God in her life when she sang “If tomorrow is Judgment Day, and I’m standing on the frontlines, and the Lord asked me what I did with my life, I will say that I spent it with him. It’s alright.”

As usual she reminds us that it’s alright, it’s okay – we’re gonna make it anyway – especially if we use our borrowed time to the best of our ability and stop dancing around what we were called to do and do it.

Whitney ThirteenIn the 8th Book of Romans, the 28th chapter, Paul says: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, and who have been called according to his purpose.” I hold on to the spirit of this scripture because it informs all of the decisions that I make in order to put God first in my life.

Booksigning SevenI make the most of my day by rising at the crack of dawn and am seldom able to rest until midnight.  I write, work, minister, exercise, visualize, meditate, demonstrate, and create because I realize that God has given us a Book signingtremendous gift called life and I don’t have time to waste it. This is borrowed time, but it’s also a magnificent experience.  It’s a dance that no one ever really finishes dancing. It’s a story that no one Heaven's Doorever really finishes telling. It’s a prophecy that no one ever really finishes speaking. It’s a truth that no one ever really finishes learning. It’s a job that no one ever really finishes performing. It’s a song that no one ever really finishes singing.

But as Whitney sings, “It’s alright, it’s okay – we gonna make it anyway.” Why? Because the universe is unlimited, and the Kingdom of God is much bigger in the Spirit than we could ever imagine in the flesh.

Namaste,

Cecilia Loving

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