Heart of the matter- natural living


What is natural living? There can be numerous responses to this as everyone’s opinions are different. Regardless, this is my definition of natural living:

Natural living is a way of living where you seek to get back to the basics of life and curb unhealthy behaviors and toxins that rule your lifestyle. Every area of your life becomes purified as you strive to live more naturally. It is a way of living where you are rooted in the life God intended for you.

Within my definition of natural living I emphasis the life God intended for you. The reason for that is my faith plays a huge part in everything I do, as I try and align everything I do with Christ in mind as well as my ethics and beliefs.

I believe God has already given us everything we need in order to live naturally and it is society that has twisted us into thinking otherwise!

Growing up, I used to never think twice about going to the grocery store when I ran out of shampoo or other hygiene items. It was normal to go to the store and buy items that smelled good and promised soft skin. However, I never realized the amount of money I was spending on these products or the harmful effect the ingredients could potentially have on my body.

So, what made me realize it was time to make the switch to  more natural, cleaner, sustain-ably sourced products? If I’m honest, it had a lot to do with my sphere of influence and the call God placed on my heart. Along with following, social media influences who raved about naturally sourced products for beauty… God began to challenge my heart. I started to question buying certain products that soon I found myself researching alternatives. Before I knew it, I had this newfound knowledge and passion for healthy alternatives to store bought products that I began making my own.

This one verse was really groundbreaking in my transition to a more natural lifestyle:

Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you.

This  verse helped me realize not only is it scientifically proven what we put on/ in our bodies matters… but also it matters spiritually.