The Holistic Faith Lifestyle blog, along with every resource created and curated here, is intended to equip you to walk and grow in holistic Christianity. Seeing things in wholes and inviting God into the entirety of our life is what this site is all about!
When we surrender in full, rather than parceling ourselves out, we become more spiritually grounded and feel more supported in every aspect of life.
A holistic faith lifestyle surrenders all things to God whether or not we deem them spiritual. It also longs to meet God in all things. This is why we sum it all up as “seeking sacred amidst everyday routines”.
Define Holistic Christianity
Not surprising for a writer, but I love words. In order to define Holistic Christianity, we’ll begin with a deeper look at the word, “holistic”, which is of course very popular these days! I just want to be sure we’re getting it right and that everything else you read here can be traced back to this idea.
- Philosophically, the term references an understanding of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
- Medicinally, holistic refers to the treatment of the whole person, taking mental and social factors into account, rather than merely disease symptoms.
We might then define the Holistic Faith Lifestyle as an intentional, intimate inclusion of and connection to God so that our identity is found fully in who our Creator purposed us to be.
Holistic faith also incorporates a contemplative mindfulness and appreciation of all God created. This is easy when looking at a beautiful sunset but takes great faith in the dark.
Surrendering and living out a faith like this can’t be done in part. It requires acceptance of God in full, found only through surrender in full.
Seeking sacred amidst everyday routines, or persisting to be mindful of God’s character as we see it reflected in everything created, may require a mind shift. The mundane, everyday sort of verbs and nouns aren’t obviously spiritual or life changing. But eat, drink, diaper, launder, commute, laugh out loud, grieve, consider, rest, as well as, stranger on the corner, neighbor, dog, flower, garden soil, and regular old me all exist through God and for God (Colossians 1:16). Finding an “everyday sacred” attitude helps us better know our Creator and catch the vision for ourselves and all of humanity.
Holistic faith accepts that God is all in and longs to reciprocate. Through surrender and holistic transformation, we see glimpses of the Ancient of Days every day, in every way, every place and every face.
Putting Holistic Christianity into Practice
God, Love Eternal, calls out to each of us without ceasing. This Divine Peace comes to us without reserve because it cannot be contained or sectioned off. Tucked into the gifts of God’s incomprehensible mystery and sovereignty is an invitation to connect.
Upon acceptance of this invitation we can experience perpetual communion, a spiritual exchange of intimate thoughts, without end. We can do this reverently in church, belly laughing over margaritas, letting a bird song distract us from the task at hand and without pretense in our authentic sadness. This is in essence, contemplative prayer or praying without ceasing, another big theme in holistic Christianity and here at Holistic Faith Lifestyle.
Until we’re face to face with God, we won’t fully understand the One that holds our hand, absorbs our guilt and lends us divine power. Surrendering fully and seeking God in all we encounter, however, will let us live a life transformed!
I’m Rachel Mayew, the Founder of Holistic Faith Lifestyle! My husband, Aaron, and I have been married for 16 years and have two kids; a son in 6th grade and a daughter in 2nd. We love living on the Emerald Coast of Northwest Florida and can’t seem to get enough beach days or bike nights!
God has done extensive work in my life to soften my heart and strengthen me in wisdom. I’m an Enneagram Type 1, often referred to as the Reformer. My favorite method of reformation, no matter the subject, is digging up roots, looking for clues and searching for holistic remedies. I enjoy this combination of big picture and detail work which is probably why I love writing about Christian spiritual growth and working as a Flower Essence Practitioner. I’m certain it is also what lead me to first explore holistic Christianity!
I often find myself searching for ways to preserve presence of mind and impart some gentleness to the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pace of modern life! I love sharing ways I’ve found to to tend the mind, body, spirit connection in a way that honors God and all that is divinely created.
It is my hope that through full surrender, you’ll find freedom and confidence to approach God with your entire self, receiving mercy and grace in your time of need (Ephesians 3:12, Hebrews 4:16). I also pray you receive wisdom and revelation to know God better, that your heart be enlightened and that you intimately know the hope to which you are called (Ephesians 1:17-18).
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