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Happy Thanksgiving, Friend!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿงก How Gratitude Makes You Healthy

Hi, Friend!

First, happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the US!! I pray that you find many, many things to be grateful for today, and that your heart is full!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‚ In the last several months of my weekly walks/jogs with a friend, my friend and I have shared 10 things each time that we're grateful for, and it's been awesome! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ It is a practice that has helped me get my heart, emotions and mind right for the day. It's become an enjoyable habit that has been even more important and impactful on days that are extra hard. Practices of gratitude, a positive emotion, strengthen the immune system and strongly supplement any cancer healing or prevention protocol!! Negative emotions, on the other hand, have the opposite effect....


In recent months I learned firsthand how suppressed emotions (as mentioned in Dr. Kelly Turner's Radical Remission/Radical Hope (pp. 144-145) research) suppress the immune system and lower the voltage of the cells in your body, decreasing health and vitality, as described in Dr. Jerry Tennant's book, Healing is Voltage and Dr. Diana Wright's award-winning documentary, The Unbelievable Plight of Mrs. Wright.


I woke up one Sunday morning in late June with fatigue, sensitivity to light, general malaise, stiffness in my neck and a big red bullseye on my skin. It was Lyme disease! Eek. I started treatment by taking a homeopathic remedy called Ledum and felt immediate relief, which was pretty cool - I hadn't tried or experienced the power of homeopathy up until that point! However, the relief was short-lived and didn't provide long-term healing, so I also took an antibiotic, Doxycycline, for 3 weeks and I've had little to no symptoms since then. Yay!

So, how did I end up with Lyme disease? Well, I believe it's because of suppressed emotions...resisting reality, and not living in harmony with God's plan. I found myself in an unexpected, difficult place, running away from God, which I never thought I'd do. It felt awful. ๐Ÿฅบ I had believed that I could get away with things that really, I couldn't, and wouldn't. My life did not turn out how I imagined it would be. I was refusing to do the things that God had placed in my heart, and because I didn't want to hear God's voice speaking to me, I stopped seeking God and reading His word. My life became very empty, awful, sad, scary, lonely and hopeless. I didn't see how I could continue on.

However...


God sought me out and extended grace and blessings every day. Unexpected gifts came my way, and many people showed up alongside me, listened to me, loved me, encouraged me, and continued speaking truth from God's Word to me, sometimes with things I wanted to hear, sometimes not.

I experienced (and still experience) God's amazing grace, peace, hope and joy:

Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, โ€œI have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

Psalm 40:2

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.

Deuteronomy 8:5

Thus you are to know in your heart that the Lord your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.


I read Genesis 7 this morning, in which God told Noah that a flood was coming and to build an ark to escape the flood. It painted a picture of the way God gives us an escape from sickness and death (emotional, spiritual, and sometimes physical, as they're all intertwined) through His Son, Jesus.

John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

God is extending love and grace toward all of us, and He draws us in closer a little bit at a time if/when we respond to Him, making life better and sweeter at every step, even if there is pain along the way.


God offers a relationship with Him through placing our trust in His Son, Jesus. In order to start a relationship with Him, it doesn't matter the words we use to express our desire to live with Him our lives, He just cares about our hearts, that they're directed toward His. None of us will live perfectly according to His standards, and He knows that. Though we will fail Him many times, He will never ever fail us or give up on us. That is one fact that is more incredibly amazing to me all the time. โคโคโค

My prayer for your Thanksgiving is that you find God's peace, joy and love, through faith in Jesus, today and every day forward. ๐Ÿœ

If you want to hear/see from me more consistently, rather than waiting for my next newsletter, you can follow me on Instagram! I post things from daily life like the food I'm making/eating, things that make me laugh (laughter is the best medicine!), adventures in the cancer world, books I'm reading, and more. Last night/this morning I shared many pictures and stories of things I'm grateful for this year. โค It's not an inclusive list, but I think it's a good start. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have, we all have, a million reasons to be grateful. The breath we just took, the air in our lungs, even these small things are things to be grateful for.


With great love and gratitude,

Bailey โค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š

John 5:24 โ€œTruly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

Pat Barrett ~ Sparrows And Lilies (Lyrics) Psalm 139: 11-12 If I say, โ€œSurely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,โ€ Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.


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