This is the first of a series of short videos from Aching for Eden Productions.
WARNING: This video contains nudity. If that offends you, please go to another part of the blog and read article after article until hopefully nudity (the Image of God and crown of creation) offends you no more. If you’re just not there yet, that’s ok, we get it. We were once there too. If so, you can skip the video, and just read the transcript.
Mike: I would walk around periodically on the property naked and I would ask the Lord, “Why does the wind and why does the sunshine feel so good?”
I started Googling naturism. And the world has a lot of bad areas that they claim as naturism,
which was nothing biblical. So I took a complete biblical view of it. So whatever I felt, I needed
to seek the Lord if it was true or not. Is it in His word? Is it somewhere where I can accept it being godly?
And then I stumbled across www.nakedandunashamed.org. That put things in context. But even though I saw it on his page, I still tested it with the word.
Linda: Right. Oh, it took me some more time, you know, obviously the body image thing
and all of those things. But, you know, with Mike’s help and teachings that… you know, helped
me to realize that I am beautiful. You know, we’re all created in His image and just accepting that, learning that it’s okay. I mean, so much more acceptance in this atmosphere than in the world’s atmosphere. There’s so much judgment out there. And there’s just no judgment in this lifestyle, this, you know, living as God intended.
Mike: Total non judgment, no body image issues. You would think that growing up in textile world, Hollywood’s got it right. You’ve got to have this particular figure. You got to have, you know, a guy’s got to have a six pack. I mean, perfect body image. That’s what they portray.
Covering up God’s creation and what he truly designed for us from the beginning, that’s Satan’s lies. It is just everything that God created good, Satan tries to reverse it. So once you start looking at the world
and what they say is good and you actually get up enough courage…
Whoever sees this give naturism 15, 20 minutes at a naturist venue and all of that garbage will be gone. This is what God intended, as far as I’m concerned. It gives you true freedom. All the worldly garbage is gone. You have to just throw the world behind you.
And every time Satan or anybody makes you think of, “Oh, this isn’t right or that isn’t right.” who’s telling you that? Christ or Satan? True freedom in naturism is putting Satan Step on him!
One of the first biggest things we did was, and it’s huge, going on in a bare necessities cruise.
2500 naked people all… nobody cared. But the reason why I brought that up is body image. A woman has had mastectomy. She’s got scars all across her breasts. She’s the happiest one on the beach because God has given her the peace, that she’s still beautiful.
Linda: And the acceptance from the people.
Mike: That was… people that have amputees, missing limbs. You know, the world says you need to put a fake prosthetic on so you can, you know, look like us. You know, they need them for walking too. Okay, don’t get me wrong, but the world has said so many of these things. You go to a naturist venue, it doesn’t even get noticed. You are what God’s made you. You know, whether you’re born with a situation or something happened in life. It’s just a blessing.
Linda: You know, it still takes a little while for you to get through that, because you can’t really believe
that people aren’t judging you for your imperfections and all the things that you feel are imperfect. Although God does not see it that way because He made me perfect. But here, nobody… It doesn’t matter, you know? No, it doesn’t matter.
Mike: Hollywood says you have to look like A-B-C, and naturism is delete A-B-C and what God’s given
you is a blessing. Yeah.
Linda: Unless you experience it for yourself, you’re never going to understand. And if you just give yourself that opportunity to just not worry about what anybody else has to say, because that’s your first thing, what are people going to say? How are they going to look at me? Am I going to look too heavy, too
thin too this, too that? If you just give yourself the opportunity to experience it, then you’ll understand why God created us this way.
Mike: 15 minutes. That’s what I say. 15 minutes. If you allow yourself to come to the naturist venue in 15 minutes, if you have clothes on, you’re going to feel like the oddball. You’ll want to take them off. And not one person is going to notice that you’re naked. You’re the only one that’s going to notice you’re naked. And then in another few minutes, you’re like going to go, “Why did I wait so long? Why did I wait so long?”
9 thoughts on “A Conversation with Mike and Linda”
Excellent idea and conversation with Mike & Linda. We’ll be looking forward to additional interviews in your series. Thanks
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I went to a nudist facility in Oklahoma and was nervous at first then said what the heck I am just going to take all my clothes off and walk around and see how it goes. When I walked out of my cabin I was amazed how I felt the breeze the sun all over my body and it felt great and still feels great today. I walk around nude all around the house and in my yard and fixing to go hiking naked that should be fun. When I walked around the facility and looking at everyone in the nude I did not know how I would feel. I never got excited and enjoyed all their company everyone was very nice and we were all different shapes and sizes so yes you are right no one judges you. That is the best thing that no one judges what you look like you are all there for the same thing to enjoy being free without clothes and it was never about sex or even sexual thoughts which I thought was great as well . So you have to put your mind somewhere else knowing that walking around nude is normal then you won’t get excited if you control your mind. So let’s all enjoy being nude no matter where it is.
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Great! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for this. I’ve watched all your videos on Vimeo. When people become faces not just words in a blog, that’s a powerful thing.
I agree. So thankful for their willingness! More to come…
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And some of the names I’ve been reading about have faces. The first time I checked out Naked and Unashamed, I was walking across town to pick up the car. About an hour. I have a text to speech reader app. I can put a face to the site and the computer generated doesn’t quite cut it
Haha, so true
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