Nature-Derived Life of wellness living is a place to retreat to. This place will help you learn how to live your life to the fullest regardless of the past!
Let Nature-Derived Life help you create a new lifestyle by not letting the size of the task overwhelm your ability to hear and receive information that will better serve you.
This isn’t a solitary pursuit but, rather, something that happens in a community. This is a lifelong journey and is not one you can undertake on your own.
Our Mental Health
The status of our mental health should be an urgent matter to rectify if need be.
My mental state of mind had to be changed and this is where I got started and how I will continue to forge ahead.
I will have to share all of our stories with you over time.
Our mindset should be open as I share openly about our stories for everyone to hear and learn from. I know this won’t be easy for some of us.Surrounding yourself with nature has so many healing attributes and I will share about those as I share more with you. Subscribe so you can learn more as I will share stories of what it’s like living amongst nature in Northern California.
Be strong and courageous. Every day in some way our courage will be tested. As unknown, as a struggle within yourself between right and wrong.
Courage is inner strength, presence of mind against all odds, a determination to hang in there, to venture and persevere withstand hardship.
Bravery, fearlessness, heroism, confidence, guts, grit, and a backbone it has never met their match. The difficulty of a job motivates it. Adventure arouses it and threats quicken it.
Four Men in the Furnace
King Nebuchadnezzar built a gold statue, ninety feet high and nine feet thick. He set it up on the Dura plain in the province of Babylon. He then ordered all the important leaders in the province, everybody who was anybody, to the dedication ceremony of the statue. They all came for the dedication, all the important people, and took their places before the statue that Nebuchadnezzar had erected.
A herald then proclaimed in a loud voice: “Attention, everyone! Every race, color, and creed, listen! When you hear the band strike up—all the trumpets and trombones, the tubas and baritones, the drums and cymbals—fall to your knees and worship the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. Anyone who does not kneel and worship shall be thrown immediately into a roaring furnace.”
The band started to play, a huge band equipped with all the musical instruments of Babylon, and everyone—every race, color, and creed—fell to their knees and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
Just then, some Babylonian fortunetellers stepped up and accused the Jews. They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “Long live the king! You gave strict orders, O king, that when the big band started playing, everyone had to fall to their knees and worship the gold statue, and whoever did not go to their knees and worship it had to be pitched into a roaring furnace. Well, there are some Jews here—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—whom you have placed in high positions in the province of Babylon. These men are ignoring you, O king. They don’t respect your gods and they won’t worship the gold statue you set up.”
Furious, King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to be brought in. When the men were brought in, Nebuchadnezzar asked, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you don’t respect my gods and refuse to worship the gold statue that I have set up? I’m giving you a second chance—but from now on, when the big band strikes up you must go to your knees and worship the statue I have made. If you don’t worship it, you will be pitched into a roaring furnace, no questions asked. Who is the god who can rescue you from my power?”
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar, “Your threat means nothing to us. If you throw us in the fire, the God we serve can rescue us from your roaring furnace and anything else you might cook up, O king. But even if he doesn’t, it wouldn’t make a bit of difference, O king. We still wouldn’t serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up.”
Nebuchadnezzar, his face purple with anger, cut off Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He ordered the furnace fired up seven times hotter than usual. He ordered some strong men from the army to tie them up, hands and feet, and throw them into the roaring furnace. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, bound hand and foot, fully dressed from head to toe, were pitched into the roaring fire. Because the king was in such a hurry and the furnace was so hot, flames from the furnace killed the men who carried Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to it, while the fire raged around Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Suddenly King Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in alarm and said, “Didn’t we throw three men, bound hand and foot, into the fire?”
“That’s right, O king,” they said.
“But look!” he said. “I see four men, walking around freely in the fire, completely unharmed! And the fourth man looks like a son of the gods!”
Nebuchadnezzar went to the door of the roaring furnace and called in, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the High God, come out here!”
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego walked out of the fire.
All the important people, the government leaders and king’s counselors, gathered around to examine them and discovered that the fire hadn’t so much as touched the three men—not a hair singed, not a scorch mark on their clothes, not even the smell of fire on them!
Nebuchadnezzar said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! He sent his angel and rescued his servants who trusted in him! They ignored the king’s orders and laid their bodies on the line rather than serve or worship any god but their own.
“Therefore I issue this decree: Anyone anywhere, of any race, color, or creed, who says anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego will be ripped to pieces, limb from limb, and their houses torn down. There has never been a god who can pull off a rescue like this.”
Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.
God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?
The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.
I will start here with a quick story, my name is Shonna and I am a blogger who is about to share a multitude of stories; before nature-derived life, during its creation, and all that is still happening.
I will share all that we have learned and continue to learn through our past and our ongoing stories.
Our stories will involve all the trials and tribulations we have experienced. It is my hope that you will find hope and inspiration through our experiences.
My passion is helping people who are hurting. This is where I will continue to help others heal from their past traumas. We must learn how to love ourselves so we can love others again and be the best person you can be.
With adventure comes survival stories to be shared.
I will share stories of how we started on barren land for the most part and where our mental health was before, during, and where our mental health continues to be.
When it comes to change I’ve had to learn new ways to cope with life and all that has been thrown at us. I’ve had so much stress come into my life that caused me to go into a deep darkness.
Some of you may be dealing with this same darkness or you may know of someone else who is dealing with this same darkness.
It’s important to know the signs and what to do when it comes to seeing signs in others. The deep darkness of depression can take a life, so take it seriously and reach out to someone.