Healing the Trinity: Mind – Body – Soul

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.  – Ephesians 4:26

I had been sporting what Christian author Patsy Clairmont coins as a ‘tude (attitude).  I was persnickety, critical, quick-tempered, and controlling.  I did not fully understand why I was this way until I had overcome several family crises, and began to fall apart physically and emotionally.

I went to a counselor with the complaint, “I cry all the time!”  The counselor explained that crying was a symptom of a greater problem.  The mind, body and soul are the “trinity” of the human body.  If the mind and soul don’t get an attitude adjustment, it can lead to physical ailments.

I began to explore myself and learned that I had been shaped by being a victim of abuse.  It took me a while to accept that even the good things in my life were the result of what I had survived as a child.  It took even longer to be able to forgive my abuser.  As long as I kept harboring that anger, the more I felt I was punishing him.  Unfortunately, while I had him in my mental jail, I was imprisoned as well.  I had to forgive my abuser to resolve the self-destruction in my life.

Slowly, with the help of my faith in the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), I began to heal my earthly trinity (mind, body and soul).  Through daily prayer, God helped me to release my anger and pain.  I began to see my abuser as a mortal man with a mental illness.  Despite what had happened, I was resilient, stronger, and more able to do the work God asked me to do.  I had suffered abuse, but I survived! I was no longer the victim.

God has provided me with opportunities to share my story to help others.  Good has come out of my experiences, and I have grown to like the person I am, battle scars and all.  Taking time with the Holy Trinity proves me with a daily attitude adjustment!

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