It's that time again! Time for me to clean out my plumbing and get all systems running more efficiently. I'm not talking about home repairs, but doing a cleanse for my body. I particularly like the Clean Gut cleanse, and so I'm doing this for the third time. It is a 21 day cleanse (see this previous post) that is designed to heal the gut, repairing any leaks, and getting the little colonies of bacteria and microbes functioning better in our intestinal environment.
I was surprised by how much the movie, Moana, resonated with me. If you have not seen it, I believe it is a worthwhile investment in your time. It may challenge your heart, and cause you to ponder, as it has me. May I share why?
I was struck by the parallels I see to our life of faith. God states in the scriptures, that we are each created for a purpose, a calling, to make the world a better place. The Holy Spirit, the breath of God, calls out to us from across the water. In fact, through the waters of baptism, we are uniquely chosen by God as a warrior for His kingdom.
We are all aware of the spreading darkness, the selfishness, greed and distorted logic that plague our world. Do we choose to stay to ourselves, living safely within our own little island? Do we avoid getting involved, hiding from the needs around us, whether in our own towns or across the ocean? Do we feel called to make a difference in some way, yet the fears and failures of others whisper (or shout) in our ears and we turn back?
Mother of three and mentor to many, I am passionate about sharing natural ways to help the body do what God designed it to do, mend, grow and thrive!