Good Morning, God!
I was reading the book God Calling this morning and came across the lines: “What greater treasures can you have than Peace and Rest and Joy? And these are all stolen from you by doubt and fear and despair.”
And I thought that now science is agreeing — as we continue to learn about how stress hormones turn OFF the Body’s Healing System.
I’m laughing, God, at how long I have “known” this fact and how completely I have failed to grasp the SCALE of that reality.
Knowing a Fact and viscerally being grasped by its Reality are such different things that I feel I am lacking an adequate way of expressing it. All I can say is that it’s a Matter of Scale.
My favorite example of scale is the Eiffel Tower — such a hackneyed tourist image, I had thought in my ignorance. Ah, but when I stood under it — I was in AWE! It was overwhelmingly HUGE!
Kit and I had an incredible two weeks of being ON during our latest Boston Marathon trip. There was a lot of fear in me before the race but then the EUSTRESS (good stress) of being HIGH afterwards. My body was flooded with ON hormones for weeks! So God, most naturally I have experienced a Letdown/Collapse of my immune system,
Trips to two doctors . . . various creams and lotions and lots of sleep are finally bringing a resurgence of my Healing System. Honestly, God! It is lowering to have to keep learning and relearning! But, then “lowering” is undoubtedly good for my Health, too.
Scale — Reality — is HUGE and hard to grasp. So, thank You, God, for letting me be GRASPED BY IT! Sometimes I think that I only learn “The Hard Way!’