Welcome to Day #4!
Today we’re changing the rules…another key step to
transforming your health and your life, and one you won’t
normally find in a “health” newsletter.
The following is excerpted from Dr. Ben’s Health Insights, something you’ll continue to receive if you initially opted in for this 7 day series there:
This morning I was discussing with a couple team members the
difference between Newtonian physics, which follows a set of
“rules” that seem to hold true for most physical situations,
and the more recently described theory of relativity and quantum
physics, which describe phenomena in newly discovered situations
where Newtonian rules don’t seem to hold “true”.
Many of us have grown up with a set of “rules” about earning
and deserving–and to an extent, these rules have seemed to
hold true and to “work”.
If you work hard, you can earn money, approval, even love…
and conversely, if you don’t work hard, do a good job, do
something right, “earn” it…then you don’t deserve money,
approval, love, happiness.
But is there another way to live that would bring more
fulfillment and joy than the “earn” principle?
I’m recognizing my own tendency to try to “earn” and to resist
receiving what I feel I haven’t “earned”.
This morning while sitting on the porch with my wife before
everyone else awoke, I realized that many of the great stories
from the Bible involved people receiving a promise that went
way beyond anything they could see or earn–whether it was a
way across the sea, water in the wilderness, or an heir to a
childless couple later in life.
In fact, the last 24 hours, the phrase “And Abraham believed God,
and it was reckoned to him as righteousness” keeps coming back to
Abraham’s “approval”, and his becoming the father to a whole
nation, was based solely on his believing God–and that when
his outward condition gave no evidence that this would be so.
“Earning” works to a certain extent–but it’s hard work and
often leaves us still striving and resisting.
What if we could learn to trust and surrender, to believe and
receive, to allow our good to come to us based on grace, based
on being, based on faith, rather than on our works or our “earning”.
A level of surrender is certainly required–surrender of our pride,
our feeling of control, our habits of thinking and talking to
But what joy to really be free to receive!
Whatever your spiritual persuasion, many are now recognizing a
Source whom I personally call God that is all around us and is
An affirmation adapted from Florence Shinn that’s assisted me
recently is “God is my unfailing supply, and large sums of money
now come to me quickly, under grace, in perfect ways.” You could
fill in whatever supply you are seeking–abundant life, vibrant
health, and so on.
“God is my unfailing supply, and vibrant health now flows to me
daily, under grace, in perfect ways…”
Believe and receive. Allow your good to come to you.
Okay, that’s lesson 4.
Today we “Changed the Rules” and discussed another key factor to healing, receiving, and abundance.
Share your own experiences with earning vs. receiving and your response to today’s lesson below.
I look forward to hearing from you!
P.S. Ever feel lousy and just don’t know how to change it,
even though you want to?
Find out how in tomorrow’s lesson! Not subscribed? You can do so here: “Your Road Map to Health In Just Minutes A Day”
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