From Brokenness To Freedom

From Brokenness To Freedom

Hey Friends!

No time, no see. It’s been a minute, hasn’t it? I had to take a break to focus more on my family and Gods design for my life and it has been really exciting. First I would like to start off by saying that yes, this is an “End of the Year” post and no it won’t be super long, filled with everything that I have done in the past twelve months. Instead, I would like to focus on how far God has brought me in such a short amount of time.

Back in January 2018, I was such a frail, lost soul. So badly wanting to escape the horrors of my own existence (so I thought). I thought my life was supposed to be filled with cruelty and disappointment and that I was supposed to deal with it because of the terror that I caused in the past.

See this! Above you will see the “To Do” list of 2018. I was incapable of doing the simplest of task because my body and mind were so sick and tormented by the enemies lies. I allowed the enemy to convince me that I was past redemption. That God had forgotten about me and that He was terribly disappointed in me.

Let’s fast forward to now. God has answered every single one of my prayers and more. Even the ones that were in the back of my mind. The ones that “I thought” weren’t important enough to bring to His attention. He has done abundantly more than I can ever ask or imagine. He has placed wonderful people in my life to help me realize what it is I am supposed to be doing with my life; furthering His Kingdom, living a Christ-like life while raising my family, and serving his people in the process. He has also helped my break my bondage from the enemies lives so I can experience the fullness of Gods love withOUT condemnation.

I prayed for so long, “Jesus, replace my heart with your heart.” And he has done just that. The bitterness and malice that I held for people, GONE! The bondage of Satan, GONE! Unforgiveness, GONE! I have truly found my freedom in our Christ Jesus and what a wonderful feeling.

Yasss! Freedom!

During this process, I have made the enemy very upset. He has decided to throw curve ball after curve ball. He almost made me forget all of the hard work that I have put into finding my identity in Christ, but then Jesus showed up like always to remind me again by blessing me with an honorable task of serving his people, to keep the focus off of myself and onto to his children. Now, Satan has lost his grip on me.

So needless to say, 2018 has been a prosperous year. I’m not rich or famous and there are a lot of things that I could complain about, but I realize, God didn’t make me for that. God showed up and showed out in my life in other ways that will benefit me more in the long run. He proved to me that (which he didn’t have to) that with Him in my corner, all things are possible. I am not longer the frail dandelion that you see flapping the wind. I am a strong sunflower, standing tall in the sunlight with Jesus’ rays shining upon my face. I have shed a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to be here, but it has been worth it. As my mentor says, “To experience the full love of Christ comes with a price, but it is so worth it.” And I plan on doing it over and over again.

Happy New Year, Loved ones! May God be with you at this time in your lives. Please remember, it’s not God if it’s condemnation.

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. Lamentations 3: 22-24

We’re Being Poisoned People!

The United States has been poisoning the American people with genetically modified food organisms since 1996. Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMO’s, are defined as organisms, such as, animals, plants, and microorganisms, in which the DNA is altered to where it is unable to occur naturally.

Our government decided to use GMO’s to alter our food to enhance desired traits, such as, improving nutritional value and increase resistance of herbicides and to provide “long-lasting” products. If you do not know, herbicides are chemicals designed to kill unwanted vegetation, such as, garden weeds.

There are several reason why this was a bad idea:

 

  • In 1999, Europe discontinued the use of GM food due to a high-profile case stating the dangers of GM foods.

 

    1. Dr. Arpad Pusztai, a hungarian scientist, first began to notice the negative effects on the human body and DNA caused by GM foods. Jeffrey Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology, is leading the movement to eliminate genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the United States. Jeffrey Smith did an interview with Dr. Pusztai, where he described his experience with the government and gm foods, stating, “Dr. Arpad Pusztai… has been gagged and told that if he talked about what he knew, he would be sued. Well, by an order of parliament, his gag order was lifted and he could finally talk about how he discovered that genetically engineered foods were inherently unsafe and could create all sorts of damage — just from the process itself, irrespective of what gene you put in.”

 

 

  • GMO’s are extremely unhealthy

 

    1. AAEM (American Academy of Environmentally Medicine) encourage doctors the prescribe non-GMO foods to their patients
    2. Animal studies show that GM foods caused GI and immune system disorders, organ damage, accelerated aging, and infertility issues.
    3. Human studies show that GM foods can leave materials inside of us, causing long-term problems and health issues.
      1. FDA scientist found toxic insecticides produced by GM corn inside the blood of a pregnant women and their unborn fetuses.
    4. The number of Americans with (3) or more illness’ increased from 7% to 13% within 8 years GM foods were introduced
    5. Food allergies increased dramatically.
    6. Disorders, such as, reproductive disorders, autism, and digestive problems increased.
  • GMO contamination is FOREVER
    1. It has been determined that self-propagating GMO pollution will out last nuclear waste and global warming.

 

 

  • GMO increase herbicide use, causing more chemicals around our organic foods and environment
    1. Between 1996 and 2008, farmers used 38 million pounds of herbicides on GMO’s.

 

 

  • Government oversight is lax
    1. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) does not require safety studies
    2. Companies are allowed to sell food to the public without notifying the FDA.
    3. FDA scientist have gone on record to say that “GMO’s can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects”.

 

  • Independent researchers are being attacked
    1. Scientist that have spoken out about the dangers of GM foods have been attacked, gagged, threatened, fired, and denied funding for their research
    2. In 2001, New Zealand Parliament member Sue Kedgley told the 2001 Royal Commission of Inquiry on Genetic Modification: “Personally I have been contacted by telephone and e-mail by a number of scientists who have serious concerns about aspects of the research that is taking place…are convinced that if they express these fears publicly, even at such a commission. . . or even if they asked the awkward and difficult questions, they will be eased out of their institution.”
  • GMO’s are harmful for the environment
    1. Monarch butterfly population down by 50% in the U.S. due to habitat elimination caused by GM crops
    2. GM crops and herbicides are known to harm wildlife, such as, birds, insects, amphibians, soil organisms, and our ecosystems.

As you can see, the use of genetically modified organisms in our food causes long-term damage, not only to your body, but to our plants and animals. Research shows that if we, as a society, stop buying GM foods, that it’ll force the government to discontinue their use of GMO’s. It is definitely easier said than done. I mean, GM foods are a lot cheaper than organic foods. But, there are ways that you can try to cut out GM foods in your diet.

Grow your own fruits and vegetables and you don’t have to be a professional gardener to do it. You can practice by going to your local Dollar General or Dollar Tree and buy everything you need to garden under $5, including seeds. Grocery stores, such as Aldi, offers organic foods for a low price. Make sure that you see on the product that is “non-gmo”. It is usually on the bottom of the product.

Stay Healthy. Stay Happy. Stay Free!

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. – 3 John 1:2

References:
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/09/jeff-smith-interview-gmo-week.aspx
https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/arpad-pusztai-and-risks-genetic-engineering
http://www.globalresearch.ca/gmo-researchers-attacked-evidence-denied-and-a-population-at-risk/5305324

 

Transferable Energy

Everyone has an energy field that surrounds them all of the time. You. Me. Everyone. Some people have positive energy, and some people have negative energy. There are many things that can determine whether what kind of energy a person has. red_energy_gym

Up until recently, I’ve never put that much thought into what kind of energy I had. I used to think of myself as someone who always had great energy. And typically, I did, but I never took into account of the people I was hanging out with, the kind of music I was listening to, and even the things that I ate, ALL effected my energy. I would find myself being in terrible moods. Then I thought, everyone in a bad a mood sometimes. But then it started to take over my life. My bad moods began to affect my relationships with my family and friends.

During this time, I was in a very toxic relationship. He was always angry, always in a bad mood. He thought the world was against him. He was incapable of seeing past his own hurt and rage. Every time we spoke on the phone or hung around each other, my chest would always get so heavy and worry would cloud my mind and my judgement. Thus, affecting my other relationships.

After our relationship was over, it was like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. Even though my heartbroken, I was relieved. I noticed immediately that my mood and that negative energy that clung onto to me, was no longer there. The clouds opened up, and the sun began to shine again. Shortly after, I began researching transferable energy.

The thing about negative energy is that it follows you. Negative energy is like the clingy boyfriend that’s not getting the hint that you’re not interested anymore. And, negative energy loves negative energy. Negative energy can consume you, drain you from all of the things you find beautiful in life; watching your kids play, watching the sun rise, loving your family to the fullest.

After my health began to decline, my energy definitely turned dark. I was stuck in my bed with a puke bucket. I couldn’t do anything for myself without help from my husband. Honestly, I felt like a child. And being the independent woman that I’ve been my entire life, I allowed thoughts of self loathing and disappointment to clutter my mind because I had to depend on my husband to wipe my ass. The depression fed my negative energy and vice versa. So when I had moments to spend with my kids, I felt so sorry for myself, I couldn’t enjoy it. And my negative energy was so strong that it began to make them feel bad. I realized what I was doing when one day, everyone woke up on a bad mood. That is when I saw that everyone was picking up on my moods. Needless to say, I felt like crap. I only want my family to be happy and it crushed me to see that I was doing this to them.

This is what has inspired Harotian Essentials. I dove into finding out as much as a I can about what I can do to turn my negative energy into positive energy.

Here are a few tips that I have learned along the way:

  • Don’t focus on the problem. Focus on the solution. – Most of us are worry bugs. And it be honest, it’s easier to worry about a problem versus climbing the mountain to solve it. But worrying does nothing but bring stress and anxiety. Focus on a plan to solve your problem. It’ll make you feel better, plus, you’ll feel productive in the process. positive-energy-flow-sage-goddess-facebook-blog-optimal
  • Keep it light – negative people love to have conversations about serious topics. Although discussing serious topics is a must in today’s society, try to throw a joke or a funny story into the mix.
  • Remove negative people or objects – If you are able, remove negative people and/or objects from your life. If you have a piece of jewelry that reminds you of a bad breakup, or a blanket that reminds you of a bad time in your life, get rid of it. Replace it with something that makes you feel great. If you are unable to remove negative people, set limitations to your relationship. If thehow-to-live-life-to-the-fullest-2y begin to talk about something negative, immediately change the subject. Either they’ll change the subject with you, or they’ll stop talking to you about it. Either way, you win.
  • Do what makes you happy! – You and you alone are the only person that can chose how you feel. Take care of yourself and your energy. Because just like negative energy, positive energy is clingy and very contagious. The more people with positive energy, the better our world will be.

As always…Peace, Love, and Happiness from my home to yours!

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. -Proverbs 17:22