Friday, May 25, 2012


It seems to me that the most often the greatest blessings in life are offered to all and are available globally.  These include things like Fresh Air and Sunshine.

Granted, not all places offer these things all the time.  Perhaps, as man, we have messed things up a bit with our careless behavior as to the consequences of our choices and our use of stewardship.  But, for the most part, these are still available for those who seek them.

A friend who was feeling down last week sought these gifts to uplift her.  I told her to 'go out and sit in the sun and ....breathe deeply'.  For her, at that time, it was the right thing to do and boosted her enough to have a new perspective.

I know that simple things are not always a fix-all.  But, they have been provided for us for a reason.  They might be worth much more than we often realize.

In my studies of 'energy' I've learned that natural things are usually at a higher 'vibration' or 'energy' than unnatural things.  The more light and truth that is present in something (food, nature, music)  - the greater the benefit to us - both physically and spiritually.

President Benson taught this about food: "In general, the more food we eat in it's natural state and the less it is refined without additives, the healthier it will be for us.  Food can affect the mind, and deficiencies in certain elements in the body can promote mental depression....Rest and physical exercise are essential, and a walk in fresh air can refresh the spirit."  CR Oct. 1974

I have come to believe this about music, books, movies, sports, education etc.  We've been taught that the glory of God is 'intelligence" and that is often, then, taught as 'education'.  But...the scripture says that the glory of God is intelligence or, in other words, light and truth.  So...the glory of God is .....light and truth.  The more we have of those in our lives -- the more we are able to learn from Him, feel His peace, and...become like Him.  How blessed we are to have these 'Free" gifts from God.