Hi, Happy Tuesday!
I hope you had a great weekend…and didn't "feed the beast" like I did.
I was sick all last week with a yucky, achy muscle, feverish kind of yuckiness. My body felt like it was detoxifying from too much toxic build up in my body. You know, when your muscles feel sore, but you know you didn't do anything to make them sore? and at night (under the covers) you sweat profusely?
I'm actually not surprised since the Sunday before I got sick, I scarfed on some (okay, a lot of) types of foods that I normally don't eat. I think (no, I know that) I fed the beast that was trying to influence me to junk out (pig out) all day Sunday. I can always tell the next day when I caved into the wrong thoughts (temptations).
I'm sure you have never done that….right?
Nevertheless, I woke up Saturday morning feeling like myself again. Hooray!
Well, in celebration of feeling great again, I decided to drive up to the mountains, smell the wonderful pine trees, and hike around a beautiful lake. After my creation indulgence, I decided to go see the movie "Wonder Woman."
Which brings me to this bit of news.
I don't know if you have seen the movie yet, but it's about a woman named "Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained warrior.
When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny" (Wikipedia, 2017).
There were a few amazing scenes where Diana demonstrated unshakeable courage, which spoke volumes to my heart about not shrinking back when I know what I am called to do.
Obstacles are inevitable when we are trying to move forward in life (whatever that may look like).
I heard a few comments in the movie that grabbed my attention. For example, when Diana finally met up with Ares (the evil one I call the beast), he explained how easy it was for him to influence people's behaviors by simply whispering thoughts into their minds.
He held the belief that he was not at fault for all the division & hate among people and nations because they were the one's that acted out.
At that moment in the movie, I perked up because the screenwriter of this movie intentionally gave us, the viewers, a tip, that there was an evil force that planted seeds (negative thoughts) in our minds…
to get us to "act out" in unloving ways.
I was like….hey! this is a Biblical truth, and we got to understand this because every time we engage with negative thinking/speaking about ourselves or someone else, we are empowering (fattening up) the evil force that is trying to influence us.
I won't share anything else about the movie in case you want to go see it. I enjoyed it and received some "spiritual" golden nuggets to ponder. For me, this movie was one that I had to chew the fish and spit out the bones being that it was a fantasy movie.
It's time to starve the beast!
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