close

dcowens

Spiritual Health and Wellness | Finding Spiritual Guidance

Spiritual Health and Wellness

Why is Spiritual Health and Wellness important?

We live in a world where people discuss how important it is to work on weight loss and physical ailments.  Often times neglecting to look for different ways to bring awareness to mental health issues such as depression or bipolar disorders.  We do not have to take anything away from those important topics to discuss spiritual health and wellness and the benefits that come with it.  I want to briefly touch on why this aspect is just as important as breathing air or drinking water.  Spiritual exercise will  prepare your mind to deal with what you see before you in the world today.  A scripture from Mark 8:36 says “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, but lose his soul?”

Spirituality deals in the unseen.

Many people may not understand how your spirit is not seen yet it’s presence is felt by many.  An example that comes to mind is anger.  People may not see someone exude anger in the flesh but pick up the feeling of it in the environment.  We may may feel a tinge of animosity or even excitement in a crowd of people.

A few examples of how what you do not see completely affect your feelings or sense of awareness.  A person with low spiritual health may exhibit signs of depression or anger consistently.  People are often seeking a meaning or purpose to their life. They may blur the lines of their ethic or moral beliefs.  People in a state of spiritual turmoil may not have any belief system in place to deal with life issues and may flirt with the thought of suicide.

 

How do we combat low Spiritual Health?

There is no simple one size fits all solution to this problem.  The solution that pulled me out of a spiritual battle was accepting the teachings of Christ and getting a deeper perspective on the spirit realm.  I’m not into telling people what to do with their spirituality but I know God works in many instances especially when seeking a purpose or identity.   Speaking with someone or a group of people whom you can admire or respect may also lead to a breakthrough.  The first hurdle is understanding what the problem is then addressing it.  Reflection time can bring forth self awareness and an ability to pick up on the morale of your spirit.  Praying and meditating of positive thoughts and scriptures may bring forth revelation and spiritual discernment.  We can no longer afford to neglect that we are spiritual beings fighting a spiritual war with the unseen.  I pray for a solution to their spiritual plight.

read more

Kanye West speaks, suddenly people start listening

Kanye West speaks

What does it mean when Kanye West Speaks?

Apparently, when Kanye West speaks it’s the gospel (pun intended).  I am here in Dallas, Texas 4 hours away from Houston where Kanye West made an appearance in front of a full house at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church Sunday.  I reference the location because the people of Houston tried to get their hands on tickets via social media.  I’m vaguely aware that people give merit and weight to what Kanye says when he speaks. He unsurprisingly speaks quite often.  The last time I saw an article about Kanye he was blasting George Bush Jr., which I felt was warranted.

A decent amount of Kanye’s music is good but, I’ll admit I could toss out half the catalog as well.  I know he has said or done some things that may be offensive to some or controversial to others.  He is saying that he has given his life to Christ which is great news to me personally.  I have briefly and reluctantly  listened to his new album Jesus is King.  I’m not sure when people started to take what he said to heart but I know he is a polarizing figure. I actually dont receive any message from Kanye normally because I’m not listening,  but why are you?

What exactly is Kanye’s Message?

I know I’m listening because Kanye West spoke up about the media and entertainment industry putting subliminal imagery in their programs and targeting children.  He spoke about protecting ourselves and the minds of our children.  Although, I do not usually listen when Kanye West speaks I somehow heard and felt his message.

I see so many negative images and hear way too much negativity to know that it is being fed to us and many are eating it willingly.  I am posting a replay of the service so that you may interpret for yourself what you hear.  I’m not arguing about whether Kanye is a righteous or deceptive messenger. I’m focused on the message, and if Kanye West speaking gets you to receive it or using his name gets clicks to the message I’m guilty sue me.  I just want people, especially those of darker melanin to wake up and GET OUT!

read more
1 2
Page 1 of 2