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And again i say, rejoice!

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!” -Philippians 4:4

It can be difficult to live out the above verse, but only because we tend to think of joy as something that comes and goes according to the circumstances in our lives. The truth is that joy is always with us…but it is up to us to cultivate it.

I dont mean “fake it till you make it”. I also am not suggesting we live in some stick your head in the sand bubble that ignores the troubles we are going through.

No matter how dark, no matter how difficult..there is always something to rejoice about. Rejoice even in the simplest of things: and again I say, Rejoice!

Be brave. One of the bravest things you can do, when living in a world full of bad news, is not only to remain prayerful but to remain joyful…and hopeful. Anyone can report the (bad) news but a true intercessor will go a step further and see God’s Hand working in, and thru, all things.

“I have said these things to you so that, united with me, you may have shalom. In the world, you have tsuris (persecution, tribulation, trouble). But be brave! I have conquered the world!” – -John 16:33 (CJV)

Joy is a Weapon. We ought to remain joyful as a sign that we are trusting in GOD’s Hand and plan. Not only that but we should remain joyful because joy is a spiritual weapon. Have you ever thought of it in that way?

1 Kings 1:40 says, “And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.”

The hebrew word for ‘rent’, used in the above passage, is “baqa”, meaning: to cleave; generally, to rend, break, rip or open — make a breach, break forth (into, out, in pieces, through, up), be ready to burst, cleave (asunder), cut out, divide, hatch, rend (asunder), rip up, tear, win (see https://biblehub.com/hebrew/1234.htm).

Can you imagine making a sound that was so loud…so powerful….SO JOYFUL that the ground, nearby, responded by bursting open? That’s supernatural!

Making a joyful noise sends a message out into the atmosphere – both physical and spiritual – that says you are not afraid, that you are placing your hope in the King of all Kings, and that you will not give into despair or be overtaken by doubt!

Joy is a Reminder. Making a joyful noise is a powerful reminder, to yourself, of the Kingdom you belong to.

It is a reminder to the enemy that we belong to GOD Almighty and that we will not give in to his (the enemy’s) schemes.

It is also a great way to worship GOD…reminding Him that we love and trust Him!

Psalm 100 says:

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”

During these uncertain times, one thing is certain – we serve a mighty GOD and He is worthy to be praised. Make joy a lifestyle rather than an occasional moment. Join in the band of warring worshipers by making a joyful noise unto the LORD. Together, let’s see if we can rend the earth!

Shalom to you all– Dr. Karen Michelle Ricci, ND

WELCOME!

Do you know how powerful you are… I mean, really powerful? If you’re on this site then you, most likely, recognize that you are in need of some type of healing – whether it is healing of your mind, body or spirit. Perhaps you aren’t sure what steps to take to lean into this healing.

One of the worst lies we’ve been told, is that we are helpless. The systems of the world would have us believe that because of this “helplessness”, we are completely reliant on the world to tell us how to live. But what if there was a better way? Perhaps you have found that you need more than this world has to offer.

The truth is that our bodies were created with the ability to heal. Our cells were made to keep disease, at bay, and to fight sickness. Our minds were made to produce thoughts that trigger healthy emotions. And, last but not least, our spirits were made to reflect the light of our Creator, as well as to connect with GOD and others.

For it is GOD who is the Ultimate Consultant for every healing journey!

Each one of us is on a healing journey. Together, we will discover solutions that, when applied, will help us get well, stay well, and live well.

As a son, or daughter of the Most High – You. Are. Powerful – much more powerful than you’ve been led to believe! This power comes directly from the Creator and it is He who guides us into all truth.

Are you ready to become pro-active in your own health and wellness? Are you ready to join me on this healing journey? If you’ve answered, “yes”, then welcome and shalom to you!

Why “Shalom”?

Shalom is more than just a general greeting or a well-wishing of “peace”. 

Strong’s Concordance #7965 states that “Shalom” means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. 

Shalom comes from the root verb “shalom” meaning to be complete, perfect and full. 

So when we say “shalom” to someone we are breathing life into them, speaking peace and health over them…and blessing them with wholeness in every way that Yahweh can bring wholeness to us: in a health sense, an emotional sense, a financial sense, a relational sense, a spiritual sense…everything.

And what IS Naturopathy? 

“Naturopathy is a philosophy which encompasses a view of life, a model for living a full life. The word naturopathy is a Latin-Greek hybrid which can be defined as ‘being close to or benefiting from nature.’” — Stewart Mitchell, Naturopathy: Understanding the Healing Power of Nature

Welcome!

If there’s one thing most of us have in common it’s this: we are busy. That’s life, right? I get it. I really do.

Something else we have in common? The need for peace. I get that, too. In this hustle and bustle world, it’s easy to ignore our own needs. Sometimes we even forget who we are.

Shalom Total Wellness is about providing solutions to your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. It’s about providing a safe place to be uniquely, YOU! Not all healing journeys look the same and neither do the solutions to health and wellness.

I’d be honored for you to peruse this site. Make yourself at home and enter into Shalom Total Wellness!