Mental Health, Supernatural Psychiatry, Whole Body Health

Demystifying Meditation’s Dangers

Meditation 

Although many start using mediation or mindful-ness simply as a way to calm the mind or be present when manic, it can lead to other spiritual experiences. “If you’re not aware of meditation dangers, they can unexpectedly come and cause many troubles in your life, such as frightening visions, non-physical contacts, or even insanity.” –Simona Rich, Experienced Meditator and blogger (emphasis mine). According to Rich, the purpose of mediation is to awaken to the Divine knowledge that you are a god yourself, and that you do not need God. In mediation, “the loss of connection to god must happen for you to realize that you are god….When you meditate you may get many interesting meditation experiences. For example, when I meditate, I sometimes hear conversations in different languages, see certain events from this and other worlds and see different beings.” – Simona Rich, Meditator. Rich, as a very experienced meditator, has great articles on the benefits and warnings when it comes to meditation.  If you are not prepared for this or aware that this may happen, then it can come as quite a shock. If you are, then it can help prevent a psychotic episode. If you are ok with opening up yourself to spirit guides, the dark night of the soul, and other paranormal things happening, then meditation may be a viable form of stress release for you. If you have only heard of the litany of stress-relieving benefits, then consider these “spiritual side effects”.

These modalities are being introduced into psychologist’s offices, doctor’s offices, and even the schools as benign and medically-backed practices, and this is where I take concern when parents and participants are not given this information. As an investigative journalist, I try to just observe and research, but we all know sometimes bias gets in the way; I am for the patients having all the facts and being educated enough to decide for themselves what treatments they want to pursue, and informed consent given regarding any possible dangers, side effects, or possible psychosis, which seems counter-intuitive for a doctor or counselor to recommend to psych patients.

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A recent research study showed that those with religious holdings are more likely to have psychotic experiences. You can view that article here.

Religion and spiritually-centered activities like yoga and meditation of various kinds tend to increase health and decrease disease. However, what if overall they had the opposite affect on the mental health community? Perhaps clinicians could look not only at symptomology, but start listening with ears to hear people’s soul stories (that may include discussions about past lives, alien encounters, guides, angels, demons, ect…). And even stranger, what if their stories are true according to their experiences (and even others around them simultaneously) and not delusional?! When two people in a room see and hear the same supernatural encounter, delusional hallucination is not the best diagnosis.

SO, what if spiritual practices like yoga and meditation decreased stress but induced psychosis? Would the spiritual negative side effects outweigh the physical positive ones?

In the cases of delusion and psychosis I propose that the mental health agencies look at supernatural causes of “delusions” that may not actually be delusional.

I speak from experience. In August of 2017, I was in a trance (not brought on by anything I did, like meditation) for about four hours that was mistaken for catatonia and taken to the emergency room, where I was involuntarily committed to the psych ward wing for three nights. I have not shared that story but may do so later. What may be labeled as a psychotic episode or delusion could (as some propose) actually be a spiritual awakening, contact from another dimension (God, angels, loved ones, guides, ETs as some claim), open visions, trances, demonization, mystic experiences, and a whole host of possibilities that were previously included in the past DSM-IV (V62.89) as religious experience “exceptions” to being called schizophrenic, delusional and psychotic.

The DSM-IV listed these as nonpathological:
* Mystical experience
* Psychic opening
*Kundalini Awakening
* Possession experience
* Loss of faith
* Terminal & life-threatening illness
* Change in membership, practices & beliefs
* New religious movements and cults
* Visionary experience
* Near death experience
* Shamanic crisis
* Alien encounters

 Although it may seem I digress from the topic of meditation, I don’t. Meditation is a door that often leads to these very experiences. Oh the irony: a psychologist recommends meditation to a client that leads to an involuntary committal. If trances, visits from other-wordly beings, and self-induced mystical experiences are what you are seeking, then proceed with meditation. However, if not, wouldn’t you like your counselor, psychologist or psychiatrist to warn you of possible dangers? They would not likely do so, because most of them do not acknowledge a supernatural realm at all.
I am not saying that all meditation leads to psychosis, or uninvited spiritual encounters of the weird kind, I am just recommending to proceed with caution. See below for some great verses to mediate on, and I also recommend the phone app: Abide.
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Psalm 1: 1-3: How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.

Psalm 19:14: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 104:1-34: Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD. Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain. read more.

Philippians 4:8: Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
2 Timothy 2:7: Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

Psalm 16:8: I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 63:6: When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches,

Psalm 119:15-16: I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word.

Joshua 1:8: “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

Psalm 77:12: I will meditate on all Your work And muse on Your deeds.

Psalm 111:2: Great are the works of the LORD; They are studied by all who delight in them.

Psalm 143:5: I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands.

Psalm 145:5: On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.

Psalm 8:1-9: O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth, Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! From the mouth of infants and nursing babes You have established strength Because of Your adversaries, To make the enemy and the revengeful cease. When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; read more.

Proverbs 6:6: Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

Matthew 6:26-30: “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? “And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, read more.

Luke 12:24-27: “Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! “And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? “If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters? read more.

Psalm 119:78-148: My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word. May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie; But I shall meditate on Your precepts. May those who fear You turn to me, Even those who know Your testimonies. read more.

Psalm 16:7: I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.

Psalm 42:8: The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.

Job 22:22: “Please receive instruction from His mouth And establish His words in your heart.

Psalm 39:3: My heart was hot within me, While I was musing the fire burned; Then I spoke with my tongue:

Luke 2:19: But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.

Acts 8:27-35: So he got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he had come to Jerusalem to worship, and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah. Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.” read more.

Psalm 119:11: Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.

Psalm 119:55: O LORD, I remember Your name in the night, And keep Your law.
Genesis 24:63: Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming.

Psalm 39:3: My heart was hot within me, While I was musing the fire burned; Then I spoke with my tongue:

Psalm 63:6: When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches,

Psalm 1:2: But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 77:12 I will meditate on all Your work And muse on Your deeds.

Psalm 104:34, Psalm 119:15, Psalm 119:99, Psalm 119:148, Psalm 143:5

Psalm 4:4: Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still.

Joshua 1:8: “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

1 Timothy 4:15: Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.

Psalm 19:14: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

Med Free Solutions, Mental Health

Self-Harm: 4 Steps to Cure the Cutting

I am 41 years old now, but the deep cutting scars left behind from my 16th year of life are still clearly visible. In my brain-speciality Traditional Naturopathic practice, teenagers want to reach out and touch them, a link between their current self and their future self, a self they have often wondered would still exist. The pain is clearly visible in their eyes. They want it to end. All of it. I want to help them, and I know how. 

I am 16. Sitting in my bedroom, I am thinking about my boyfriend and the red streaks across his arm. He taught me to cut. Then he told me he would stop cutting. He lied. I told him if he did it again, I would do it worse. If he did not care about himself, hopefully he would care about me, my irrational brain tried to rationalize. His shallow cuts at school today had been streaks across his left arm, not vertical like a suicide attempt, but horizontal, on purpose. I took the razor blade and raised it above my arm. Up, Down, across. [“Too shallow, you Woose!” A voice in my head whispered] The next line was deeper, way too deep, clear to the bone! [“Too deep, idiot!” the voice yelled. “What are you trying to do, kill yourself?!” it sneered]. The next three cuts were perfect, except for slicing a large freckle in half. The relief was palpable; I did not even feel the pain till later, and I grinned thinking, “I’ll show him”! I meant business. Butterfly bandages held the gaping wounds closed where I should have gotten stitches; long-sleeved shirts hid them from my mom.

This is not NORMAL thought for a 16 year old, and thankfully now I know why I was susceptible to trying to relieve emotional pain through cutting (self-harm/self-injury).

Thankfully, I grew out of those self-harm tendencies, but I see clients in my office, from pre-teen to senior-aged, whose cutting tendencies still remain, or have just “graduated” into other self-harming methods. Other methods can include:

Food-Related: Overeating, Under-eating, Anorexia, Bulimia | Self-Injury: Cutting, Hair-Pulling, Scratching, Chemical burns, Biting, Stabbing, Burning, Picking, Branding, Banging, Bruising, Bone breaking | Injesting: Self-medicating, Over dosing, Inhaling/sniffing substances, self poisoning, swallowing objects | Drug and Alcohol: Smoking, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse

March is Self-harm Awareness Month. Self-injury Awareness Day is a grassroots annual global awareness event / campaign on March 1 & March 15, where on this day, and in the weeks leading up to it and after, some people choose to be more open about their own self-harm, and awareness organizations make special efforts to raise awareness about self-harm and self-injury. The goal of the people who observe SIAD is to break down the common stereotypes surrounding self-harm and to educate medical professionals about the condition.

So, how AWARE of these issues are we, really? What if there were a small, select group of individuals that actually know the ROOT cause of what happens in self-harm cases, and HOW TO FIX it and especially, PREVENT it in the first place? 

Here’s another story, and it is more related than it seems on the surface.

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Have you heard of CRIBBING in horses? 

Horse cribbing is also known as wind sucking or crib biting. Cribbing is not a natural behavior but rather a compulsive habit and addiction, caused by an underlying mineral deficiency. Although some horse owners think it develops as a result of boredom or anxiety or a combination of the two, veterinarians know that if the mineral deficiency is addressed, the cribbing will mostly stop. Some may continue as a result of bad habit, but if the deficiency is prevented, the cribbing won’t occur in the first place! The horse may be thinking he is bored, or anxious, or that the fence post tastes good, but in reality, he is unconsciously mineral deficient. There are even ‘anti-cribbing’ mineral-fortified feed supplements widely available. Cribbing? Up the minerals! 

CUTTING is the HUMAN EQUIVALENT of CRIBBING IN HORSES!

According to Dr Joel Wallach, researchers, and other veterinarians turned human doctors, cutting, self-harm, and many other sources of addictions, have their root-causes in several mineral deficiencies in the brain! It is similar to the mineral-deficient condition of Pica, common in deficient pregnant women.

“Obesity and overweight problems are synonymous with Americans. Nibble, nibble, nibble all the way home. ‘Pica’ is a seeking, a craving with licking and chewing behavior that has its genesis in mineral deficiencies – interestingly enough neither vitamin deficiency, protein deficiency or calorie deficiency initiates this ‘pica’ behavior, nor will supplementing vitamins [absent of minerals] or eating sugar, carbohydrate, fat or protein quench it!!!

Since American soils are critically deficient and depleted in minerals it is no surprise that pica, cribbing, [cutting], and cravings dominate the American scene. America is minerally deficient – dieters, athletes, vegetarians, meat eaters, embryos, children, teenagers, young adults and seniors.”

In Dr Wallach’s book, Dead Doctors Don’t Lie, is where he addresses cribbing in horses and cutting in humans both being linked to the same underlying mineral deficiency as its cause!

I have seen this first hand in my brain health Traditional Naturopathic practice, Aspen Brain Health what happens when these depleted kids get proper micronutrition in proper amounts. Teens think they are cutting because they think it makes them feel better, cope with stress, release emotions, they are bored, and many more reasons: like the pain they feel on the inside needs to be dealt with outwardly. These reasons are all true and valid, but I contest that the cutting never would have happened in the first place had a deficiency not occurred before the behavior set in. I also see that supplementing with quality salt and a mineral supplement, like BYou (Formerly used older formula Empoweplus) for the brain, can, in most cases, stop the cutting behavior! The behavior that continues on from there is then more closely  linked to habit, and bad habits need to be broken.

Have a child/teen who cuts? Are you an teen/adult who struggles with any of the above self-harm habits or tendencies? What can you do?

4 Steps to Freedom from Cutting:

1- Supplement with Pink Salt (84 minerals). Approximately 1 Tbsp a day with 8 glasses of water. (Put on food, under tongue, Sole, ect…)

2- Supplement with Brain Mineral Supplement: B.YOU 

3- Prevent Boredom or situation where ruminating self-harm thoughts occur

4- Remove items typically used to self-harm: razor blades, knives, erasers, paperclips, drugs, alcohol, & food

5- Ask for Help: Be accountable to a friend, family member, and ask God for help. He desires to set you free from all bondage.

And, just cause I like to throw in a supernatural true story or two, what do you think about this?! I attended a healing service with Dan Mohler (click to watch!) and he claims to have seen people with cutting/self-harm scars completely healed! He calls it being brought back to original value! Cutting Scars, track-mark scars and more just wiped away in Jesus’ name! Even more than that, people have had STDs healed too! So, when he had an alter call for those who have been affected by STDs or cutting scars, I thought it would be sooo cool to show my kids tangible proof of God’s supernatural healing power, by asking Him to erase my cutting scars that run across my left arm. But when I went forward, I clearly heard Jesus say: “I kept my scars, and I am asking you to keep yours too. They serve as tangible proof to the teens you help who want to touch them.” Tears ran down my face, and so we agreed, right there and then, that I get to keep my scars. Do you have scars? They serve as proof of how you can and will overcome! God wants to restore you original value and make all things new!

Need private peer coaching or healing prayer to overcome? Schedule with Aspen. 

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Med Free Solutions, Mental Health, Supernatural Psychiatry

Could Meditation Cause Psychosis?

My trip into alternative healing to write my book, Med Free Bipolar (Amazon) led me down some rabbit holes I almost did not get out of! It was like Alice and Wonderland for sure, but I almost got lost indefinitely. Now, five years into working with clients on natural mental health in my Aspen Brain Health ministry clinic, I am more convinced than ever that not all things that start out good, end good. Traditional Meditation is one of those things, and I have seen it actually lead to psychosis and spiritual crisis, even involuntary hospitalizations! It is also being taught inside the psych hospitals, an ironic twist, don’t you think?

Meditation – Although many start using mediation or mindfulness simply as a way to calm the mind or be present when manic, it can lead to other spiritual experiences.

“If you’re not aware of meditation dangers, they can unexpectedly come and cause many troubles in your life, such as frightening visions, non-physical con- tacts, or even insanity.” –Simona Rich, Experienced Meditator and blogger (emphasis mine).

The purpose of mediation is to awaken to the Divine knowledge that you are a god yourself, and that you do not need God. In mediation, “the loss of connection to god must happen for you to realize that you are god….When you meditate you may get many interesting meditation experiences. For example, when I meditate, I sometimes hear conversations in different languages, see certain events from this and other worlds and see different beings.” – Simona Rich, Meditator. Rich, as a very experienced meditator, has great articles on the benefits and warnings when it comes to meditation. You can “google” her.

These experiences are actually quite frequent, as I am told by my brother and other friends who practice meditation. It is not just for relaxation by any means.

If you are not prepared for this or aware that this may happen, then it can come as quite a shock. If you are, then it can help prevent a psychotic episode. If you are ok with this happening, then meditation may be a viable form of stress release for you. These modalities are being introduced into psychologist’s offices, doctor’s offices, and even the schools as benign and medically backed practices, and this is where I take concern. It is not my place to judge these practices, just observe and investigate; I am for the recipients having all the facts and being educated enough to decide for themselves what treatments they want to pursue.

Contemplative Prayer- I am very progressive when it comes to Christianity. I believe in all the spiritual gifts as active for today, and in the five-fold ministry. I believe traveling in the Spirit, being seated in Heaven now, and other “weird” things that the Bible clearly talks about are very active today. I believe everything we NEED to know is in the Bible, but not everything God wants to reveal is in the Bible, but that revelation today won’t contradict the Bible.

I consider myself a “mystic Christian” (mystic means one “who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect”) because, as God told me personally, “You are not crazy, you are a Seer.” I did not like that word at the time, and He had to redeem that word for me. I don’t actually know now if I ever really was bipolar, or if I have just been healed completely, but I do know that God has told me several times since just 2017 that I am healed.

So what about the “Christian version” of Mediation, Contemplative Prayer? Well, interestingly enough, I do not have as much grid for this as I would think. I personally have experienced open visions, trances, and things most Christians would say is ‘demonic’, or not of the Holy Spirit, or not for His people today, but ALL of them were uninitiated by myself. God started them, not me. The most I had “done” to bring an experience on when one of them occurred was Fast for the day. I do not believe in “emptying your mind” but I do believe in meditating on the Word of God, and being still before Him in order to hear him. Seems like we are always talking and asking Him for stuff, when really He just wants to walk with us in relationship with Him. Everything is about intimacy with the Father. What I do not like is other Christians using “friendly fire” to knock other Christian’s experiences, because unless clearly demonic, New Age, of the occult, or clearly against the WORD, there is just simply alot we don’t know. We aren’t God.

Romans 11:33 — “Of the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! Hoe unsearchable his judgements, and His paths beyond tracing out!”

I LOVE this verse! We are always trying to trace everything out! We can’t, but we do need discernment, and those without it (or Grace, or Wisdom) need to stop pointing fingers at those whom God is taking out in the deep end.

But there is another saying that needs to stop being thrown about: “God’s power to keep me from being deceived is bigger than satan’s power to deceive.” Yuck. My Spirit does a summersault every time I hear this, and not in a good way! Yes, it’s a true/false statement. God is more powerful than anything, but God will certainly let you be deceived if you use your free will to do Eastern Meditation, Yoga, Reiki, idol worship, adultery, or anything else He considers an abomination! I was a Born Again Believer when the enemy walked right into my life with all kinds of deception. So stop saying that please, just stop! I have also seen the most beautiful angels I have ever seen turn to the side to reveal grotesque demon heads. Their ability to deceive has been honed over thousands of years, and anyone saying they are incapable of being deceived has likely already been deceived greatly. One of my pastors told me of another pastor who saw in the spirit very well, and angels led him into an affair. Perfect example of dark masquerading as light!

2 Corinthians 11:14 — “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.”

Ask Daddy, he is so faithful to answer! Seek His face, spend time in His Word! Hunger and thirst for His righteousness.

(Want some scripturally sound “meditation”, try the app ABIDE. And I love WholeTones for music)

BE Salt & Light,

Aspen

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Dreams and Visions, How to See in the Spirit, How to Travel in the Spirit, Seer Stories

Vision: Heaven’s Candy Store

“See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure” (1 John 3:1-3 NASB).

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(Watercolor by Andy Sewell)

In the middle of a worship service at a Nancy Coen conference in December, 2017, part of the room fell away, and I felt Daddy reach down and take my hand, pulling me (my spirit?) up quickly. I had the sensation of floating into a room without walls, but only saw huge, like 20 foot tall, old-fashioned gumball machines lined up in front of me. Still holding my hand, (I seemed to be about the age of 8 all of a sudden), I heard the Father say, “You feel so blessed by these people, and so happy to be here, and I know you want to give them something in return, so pick one.” I looked at the choices, and had no clue what to pick! “What should I pick, Daddy?” I could not see His face, shrouded in light, but he leaned over to whisper in my ear conspiringly: “How about the ‘goody-goody gumdrops’?”

At this, I laughed out loud, and even heard myself laugh in the worship room simultaneously. It was a tender, sweet, inside joke. My earthly Dad says this occasionally, and he got it from his father, who used to say, “oh Goody Goody Gumdrops!” while taking me to the zoo, or Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as a child. It always made me laugh. God’s voice was just so playful and tender when He suggested it, and I knew the choice was still mine to make. “The gumdrops it is”, I replied, and there appeared a gold coin in my dress pocket: reading on one side: “Free”, and on the other side, “Paid”. I knew everything in this store was part of my inheritance, cause Jesus’ blood had already paid the price. I took the coin, put it in the machine, turned the knob, and gumdrops starting raining on everyone in the room in the Spirit! They were large, oversized, and drenched each person in sweet swirling rainbow colors. The sugar on them sparkled like diamonds as they absorbed into everyone, smiles erupting all around. I did not know what it all meant, but it was a lovely, sweet, and an intimate moment with my King. He loves to give good gifts to His children.

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The next day, after the last session, I was alone for a few minutes in my mountain cabin bunk-room. “So, how do you feel about this weekend, Papa asked?” Without thinking, I blurted out: “I loved it! I feel like a kid in a candy store!” Realizing what I had just ‘accidentally’ said, we both laughed, remembering the experience He had given me the day before based on feelings I did not realize I even had yet! My biggest reason for feeling so delighted at the conference was because the whole weekend was spent around people like me: people whom it had taken me my whole life to meet: people who hear from God regularly, like a close friend, or people who have dreams or visions they know are from the Lord, or have been taken in the Spirit by the Lord, or who regularly spend time in His Presence in Heaven as if that is just a normal every-day occurence. It should be. They are a People who walk in the Gifts of the Spirit, the Power and Might and Counsel of the Godly, who long for relationship above all else.

I am awed at Nancy Coen’s decades of walking in the supernatural, faith-filled obedience to the Savior she loves so much. Like I am just beginning to be, she has been ridiculed, shunned and labeled a heretic by people who do not understand her unique walk with the Lord. Let us be sweet, like she is, to those who persecute us for His name’s sake, especially when they are our dear brothers and sisters in Christ.

That weekend, I had at least a dozen experiences of God/Jesus/Holy Spirit talking to me about things, showing me things, explaining things even while I was taking notes, and four open visions at the conference. It was quite amazing! But the candy store with Daddy is one of my faves. I love how Abba Daddy is so fun, humorous, intimate and personal with His children, yet so Holy, awe-inspiring and worthy of our Love and Praise. One minute He can be a Dad, the next a stern Father, then a Husband, Friend, and Righteous Judge. He is my Creator, Inventor, my All in All.

I still don’t have all the answers as to why gumdrops fell on people in the Spirit, or what that gift meant, but I am sure He will tell me in due time. Other than the candy watercolor picture above by Andy Sewell, which I do not yet know the story behind, I do not know if others have had any encounters with a similar vision. If you have, please share!

Get to know Him, He so wants to be close to you, and walk with you, and talk with you, even though He already knows everything about you!

“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” Psalm 34:8 (NLT) 

Dreams and Visions, How to See in the Spirit, How to Travel in the Spirit, Seer Stories, Supernatural Psychiatry

Demystifying Gemstones & Crystals Biblically

“For Wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.” —  Proverbs 8:11

Lord, give us wisdom on this topic, give us discernment. Help us to honor you in all our ways, help us to seek after Your mysteries in Your way, not our own, and touch not any unclean thing. Amen.

I highly recommend reading Part i blog first to not take this article out of context and get some helpful background on how sound/prayer is applied to objects Biblically and scientifically. These are some serious subjects to delve into in just a few blog posts, so please don’t label me a heretic for attempting to shed some Biblical and theoretical light on this subject I get asked about a lot.

Do you ever see Christians wearing Gemstones and Crystals like New Agers do? No? Sometimes? Not really? Why not? Have you ever felt drawn to a stone, or repelled by it? Do you know why? Did you know that the High Priest in the Old Testament was literally adorned with them by the order and design of God Himself? Did you know that the Bible has over 38 verses about them? And Heaven is built with them? And God made them? Then why in the world do New Agers glom onto them? Just a few of the questions I mull over in my head, as my work takes me into all the world, especially around alternative healers who wear crystals. Some I am actually pulled towards, and some repelled by like a backwards magnet! I seek to touch on this topic here, but I am just exploring the surface, and am asking the Lord to reveal the answers, so please do the same if there is anything in this article you disagree with; I am not claiming this as gospel truth or pertinent to Salvation. I am just forever curious, and love to delve into topics others won’t touch, with aid of the Holy Spirit (and some of my own conjectures).

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There are even people who claim to have had Gemstones appear in thin air and land all over their houses or churches! I know a few of these people personally. Wow, if this is genuinely from Him, what a mighty God we serve! Why would He do that? If authentic, I think it is because He is Jehovah Jireh, our Provider, and He loves to give good gifts to His kids.

When I was a child, I seemed to be so drawn to rocks; I would suck on them as a toddler, collect them, notice them as jewelry, and even had a beautiful natural rock crystal formation that looked just like a unicorn (unicorns are talked about in both the Bible and rumored to be mentioned in the satanic bible also, but I am not going to go digging there for proof!), with a little crystal horn and all! Then, in the 80’s the Assembly of God church we attended was preaching on cleansing homes of anything even remotely New Age or from the “Age of Aquarius”. Dutifully, my parents got rid of their old records, smashing them in the living room, throwing out their Santa-Clauses and Mrs. Santa too. Then my collection: the cabbage patch doll, the unicorn crystal, rock collection and every other unicorn they could find, pajamas stuffed animals and all! This was very traumatic to me as a child, but I in turn did not allow any of these things into my home until a few of them more recently.

 

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SO what is UP with gemstones and Crystals? Crystals AMPLIFY power and sound and act as a recorder, conductor and megaphone!

If you were to hold a tuning fork up to your ear and strike it, you could hear the sound. By resting the tuning fork ON a crystal and striking it, the sound is turned UP! I have actually seen and heard this demonstrated.

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Crystals in computer and TV displays. 

Some phonographs use quartz crystals to convert vibrations of the stylus (needle) into electric impulses. For electronic use, a quartz crystal must be flawless. Most of the crystals now used in electronics are synthetic. Rock crystal is used to make lenses and prisms for optical instruments.

The way a quartz crystal benefits a circuit is that mechanically the crystal acts much like a tuning fork, with a natural resonant frequency, and the piezoelectric property allows that to be coupled into an electronic circuit.

Crystals can relay information physically on a Liquid Crystal Display monitor, like an eReader, TV, or computer monitor.  This is what LCD stands for. So how does this have a spiritual application, or even should it?

Crystals housing demons & use in the New Age 

I do not study the counterfeit, and won’t even go research it, as I do not want to open myself up to it, but there is information that I glean just from certain friends or reading testimonies of people who have been set free from occult practices, which I find the best way to learn. I find a certain amount of information helpful in leading people to the Truth from the counterfeit power of the New Age.

The role of crystals in electronics is well known and Quartz crystals are used to control the frequencies of oscillators, and as circuit elements. Since crystals are good for transmitting electronic frequencies, it may be that occultists assume that they must also be good for transmitting psychic frequencies, vibrations and healing power. The New Age now has incredible body of (likely) folk lore regarding the supposed healing and energizing powers of crystals, even attributing them to clearing and healing the “chakra energy centers”.

But I feel it goes much deeper than that, both for good and evil!

In a good article by the Christian Research Institute, (CRI) (one I both agree and disagree with), they say:  “Though we do believe in demonic energy that can work through occult practices, we see no reasonable basis to hold that crystals have inherent properties that make them especially good transmitters of demonic power.”

I disagree with this quote, based on scientific research and the occultic use of crystals and gemstones, and testimonies of those set free from the New Age, I believe they can “house” and “amplify” demons and their supposed power.

Here is an excerpt from a very good book, Betrayed by Her Guardian Angel (pg 189) that gives unique insight from someone who was set free from the occult regarding crystals she was given for “psychic energy protection”.

“Hold this stone, and tell me what you feel,” Rhonda said.

Eve took the purple stone that was offered, and closed her eyes to shut out distractions. In the hand holding the stone, she felt a slight tingling sensation. “I’m not sure what I’m crystalsfeeling,” she said. “It feels like a faint vibration.”

“That’s the stone’s natural energy,” Rhonda answered. “It’s good that you can feel it. That tells me you’re very sensitive. Now give me the stone. Stand facing me, and watch.”

While Eve watched and listened, Rhonda did a ritual of sorts, calling the energy of the Spirit of the East into the stone. “In the East, the sun rises,” Rhonda intoned. “It is the direction of renewal and rebirth. The Spirit of the East draws his energy from fire. I call upon the Spirit of the East to infuse this stone with the energy of fire…”

“Now hold the stone and tell me what you feel,” she said.

Eve took the stone and closed her hand over it as before, then closed her eyes to concentrate on what she was feeling. The “slight vibration” had increased a hundred fold. “That’s amazing!” she cried. “It feels like the stone has electricity running through it!”

The author also talks in the book about other spirits being called into stones, using amethysts to “establish energy protection pyramids”, feeling them tingle, vibrate and cause electricity to run up the arm, making it almost go numb, “warming sensations”, and “cobweb sensations of negative energy”. None of this seems like a harmless piece of rock, but sounds like a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall by rejecting the cornerstone, which is Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:8 for context).

Then why did God make them?

(more revelation on this coming later, based on a glimpse the Lord gave me that I am still seeking confirmation on and permission and timing to release).

Now, what about those stones on the High Priest’s garments? Biblically, this is reflected in the vest worn by the High Priest in the Hebrew religion. According to best translations, the author of Exodus 39 states that sardius, topaz, carbuncle, emerald, sapphire, diamond, jacinth, agate, and amethyst were all embedded into this vest. The High Priest Aaron would use this chestpiece (called an ephrod) when approaching the physical manifestation of God’s glory on Earth – to offer people’s prayers to God in the Holy of Holies, beyond the veil. What physical and spiritual properties were imbued in these crystals and rocks, if any? This vest carried spirtual symbolism, was used for Divine guidance, (Ummin and Thummim), and possibly even as a bridge between Heaven and earth realms in meeting God beyond the veil (more on that later).

The gemstones listed as part of the priest’s breastplate are similar (or same?) to the 12 stones that the Bible describes in the Book of Revelation as comprising the 12 gates to the wall of the holy city that God will create at the end of the world, when God makes a “new heaven” and a “new earth.” And, because of the translation issues of precisely identifying the exact breastplate stones, the list of stones may be entirely the same.

Different Bible scholars have speculated, and ultimately, it’s not that important, because they have been replaced by a Solid Rock on Whom we stand: Jesus. (3)”  

Jesus is our living Stone, and we, in Christ, are also living stones! (1 Peter 2:4-8) We, as extensions of the apostles to go into all the world, are the rock upon which Jesus has built His church. We are the temple of the Most High God, his dwelling place. We do not want to be, or pay tribute to, the dwelling place of demons!

“As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”

SO, What NOT to do with Crystals, Rocks and Gemstones: 

DO not treat them as good luck charms, omens, a talisman, or ascribe to them power, honor, healing properties, “fortune cookie” meanings, or “energies”. God is our healer, period.

DO not carve or buy a graven idol image made of rock, stone, crystal, wood, glass, ect. This includes totem souvenirs from Africa, Alsaka or Hawaii!  (The unicorn-shaped crystal, although naturally formed, may have been considered a graven image, by the Lord, I do not know! If in doubt, don’t, just don’t!).  Graven idols and idol worship (even in yoga) is serious business to the Lord and should be given a complete ‘hands off’ approach!

“You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me.” Exodus 20: 3-5

So what can we do with gemstones, crystals, and rocks?

Remember to never take my word for anything, but go directly to God and to the Word first and foremost!

One option is to just leave them alone if you have any fear, discernment, or reticence about what is good and right and what is not. One person may have permission from God to wear a certain pendent, and the next may not! There should not be any fear or condemnation around them, however, just obedience.

Worship the Creator, not the creation. Glorify God that He is creative, loves beauty, and made them. Thank Him for them as a gift from above, and recognize that they are symbolic in Heaven and on earth as adornments in crowns, rewards, used on priestly garments, and can be a symbol of marriage covenant on earth. But recognize that it is the fruits of the spirit which are the real gems in the Kingdom, and gold is merely paver stones. We are to cast our crowns before Him and trade everything for intimacy and relationship with Him!

According to CRI, “Demonic energy can work through people’s belief in magical objects.” So do not put any faith in them! Trust in God alone.

Want to buy crystals, precious stone jewelry, or keep ones you may have? I would just burn any that have been used in anything occult-like. Did they just come straight from the rock shop but could have been cursed? Cleanse them from any sin or power that may be attached, covering them in the Blood of Jesus, dedicate them to the Lord, thanking Him for His creation, and then anoint them for His purposes and Glory. Let them serve as a reminder to ascribe all Glory to His name. The power of the Holy Spirit does not need any amplification from a crystal, like the enemy tries. God has given me peace about cleansing and dedicating certain things, like my used wedding ring, and keeping them. Ask Him about any items in question. Anoint the object with oil (see part i) and pray over it:

“Lord, we come boldly into your courts with Praise and petition the Throne of Grace.  Lord forgive us for touching any unclean thing, and we renounce in the name of Jesus, any involvement with the occult, or idolatry, or witchcraft, or the New Age. I declare that this object spiritually transitioned into your secret place and now abides under your shadow. I repent on behalf of every sin committed with this object (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). I plead the blood of Jesus over this (jewelry, rock, crystal, ect) and command in the name of Jesus any attachments to it to leave and go. I now speak to every spirit that has taken up habitation in this dwelling place and I take authority over you according to my authority in Jesus Christ. I cast you out, and command you to go to where the Lord Jesus sends you. We anoint this object in the name of the Lord, by faith, and consecrate it to you, inscribing on it the names of your people, your dwelling place. May it serve as a symbol that we are living stones, and we give all honor, and praise, and glory, to the One who made it. Thank you for it’s beauty, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

I hope this sheds some light on how Christians should not be messing around with stones as omens or good luck charms, healing cards regarding stones, giving them credit for healing powers, or energies, chakra alignment, or especially not invoking spirits into them! Just the other day, a Christian business coach was giving out stones with healing property cards, and I just shake my head. “Forgive us Lord, for we often know not what we do.” Hopefully now you do know, and will not be afraid, but be shrewd, innocent, and discerning! You are a Daughter/Son of the King of the Universe, and heirs with Christ, so take authority and go forth!

Be Salt and Light,

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Seer Stories, Supernatural Psychiatry, Uncategorized

Does Reiki have Side Effects? (A Seer shares what she saw)

In an instant, the Holy Spirit healed both my knees!

Laid up in a hotel room on a business trip, legs stretched out in front of me, I had worn out my two injured knees (one damaged in a bad ice-fall and the other hyperextended on a trampoline) walking the hills of San Fransisco the two days’ prior. I have been familiar with lots of energy-type healing, including reiki, in researching modalities for my alternative health book, Med Free Bipolar, but I had never experienced God’s healing touch until this moment. It was like every healing story in the New Testament came alive in my hotel room. It was like I was blind and now I saw!

Watching some Todd White street healing videos, he prayed for some guys’ knee on the street. SO weird, but cool I thought! Then, fire (hot, but not painful) and tingling, came over both my knees at once in a very distinct sensation, and both my knees were healed, instantly, while watching some dude pray for someone else’s knee! The room filled with peace and joy in that moment, like a sliver of Heaven had opened up. I got up, gingerly squatted down without pain, and then looked like a Russian Cossack dancer squatting all over the hotel room testing out my new knees and whooping! No one but the Holy Spirit could have touched my knees to heal them like that! That was in April 2017, and they are still very much healed!

In my book, I try to take a more diplomatic, journalistic (meaning non-biased) approach to talking about reiki, but in my blog, let me make myself very clear: I do NOT like Reiki, and think it comes with a litany of spiritual side effects that Believer’s and non-Beleiver’s should steer very clear from. Comparing that healing to my experiences with reiki are night and day. I can tell when people are using reiki energy on me, I don’t exactly know how to describe it, but I will try. Typically, when someone is using reiki, they will ask permission to touch you, and then may cradle your neck in their hands. When this has happened (when I have unwittingly given permission in a massage, or cranial sacral therapy, or a ‘chiropractic warm-up massage’, I can ‘see’ (as in seeing in the Spirit), a cord being set up, almost like an umbilical cord, burrowing it’s way to attach, and feel tingling or buzzing at the base of my head where I can ‘see’ the cord. Once, after this happened, I took my fingers and symbolically cut it off, rebuking it in the name of Jesus. The tingling and burrowing sensation stopped. Some people may call this a ley-line. I do not have all the answers about these, but I have seen them many times. How do I SEE? I am a biblical SEER, someone who God has opened the Spirit eyes of my heart (as opposed to third-eye soul sight). I also have a very strong Gift of Discerning Spirits, but I am not immune to deception myself, no one is.  

Another time I experienced, reiki was incorporated into the session by a cranial sacral therapist, whose intentions were very good, but something came into me, shrouded my brain, and even caused me to physically pass out behind the wheel of my car and hit the person in front of me! I was actually consciously resisting what felt like a veil being lowered inside my brain, right before I lost consciousness! (I know, I am just soooo weird!) This was within just a couple hours of the session, but I knew it was related to my first session with her. From then on, my judgement was so shrouded for the next several months that I kept going back to her like I was addicted, even when my husband insisted for me to have nothing to do with her! I usually trust his judgement, but I became very belligerent and even had some personality changes until I had to undergo a full-on deliverance session with Jesus (that story in my book or other blogs!) So what is Reiki, and how could this happen?

Reiki – According to the dictionary, reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch (or even long-distance), to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.” Reiki incorporates the use of “spirit guides” and “beings of light” to channel this energy through the practitioner into the client.

According to proponents of Reiki, “In treating yourself and others: ‘Reiki psychic surgery can be especially helpful…there are higher sources of help you can call on. Angels, beings of light and Reiki spirit guides as well as your own enlightened self are available to help you. They can help you develop your Reiki practice by directing clients to you and assisting with treatments. They can be of great benefit, but you must have a strong spiritual intention for your work if you are to recruit their aid.'” (www.reiki.org)

Now reiki is “coming standard” as training in most massage schools, and a lot of people who practice massage are also using energy work on you oftentimes without you knowing it. After even being lied to a couple of times, I now have to ask “Oh, do you do Reiki?” in a hopeful tone of voice, or I may just get lied to, only to see/feel it being done to me later (most people can’t feel this like I can).

The history of reiki comes from Buddhist texts, among others, through Dr. Mikao Usui.  He was an adopted missionary kid, who was fascinated by Jesus’ power to perform miracles, but instead of seeking the Holy Spirit, he chased after eastern mystic texts, and now Reiki uses occultic symbols, atunements, and invocations of spirit guides.

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I have had several experiences with Reiki and not a one of them has been pleasant, but I do know people who have had beautiful and peaceful experiences, although the enemy has quite the false serenity that is very powerful.

Is there such a thing as Christian Reiki? No. I do not believe so, and nor do I believe it should be “redeemed” for the Kingdom. We already have access to the power of the Holy Spirit and partnering with Heaven’s angels who harken to the Word of the Lord. We do not need to invoke other guides, ascended masters, astral beings, higher selfs, or attempt to “redeem reiki”.

Think these are benevolent guides, “of the light”, so they say? I encourage you to read the true story: Betrayed by Her Guardian Angel by Stacie Spielmanhere is a little excerpt: “In a state of shock, Eve mouthed Saul’s name, dreading to hear his answer. “Saul?” she said in a quivery voice, “Are you a dark one too?”

“I’m afraid so,” Saul murmured. His voice in Eve’s mind was soft – not loud and insulting as Gideon’s had been. Through her mind’s eye, Eve could see his face with its brown skin and soulful brown eyes. In her mind, he looked the same as before – distinguished yet playful; wise; handsome, with his closely cropped crown of white hair; and oh so very loving. Yet he had just admitted to being a demon! “I wish I could say I weren’t. But I am.”

 I have read many stories like this, stories of ‘angels’ turning dark on them, stories of people having out of body experiences during reiki sessions, sensations of being abducted, and more! I have even seen demons disguised as angels myself (quite the story)!

I do not believe all energy work is bad, however, and things like the BEMER, Riffe machines, sound & frequency devices (like the Qwest and Asyra), tuning forks, and more can have benefits at the cellular level. YHWH spoke us into existence, and science has confirmed that all matter is made up of sound and frequency, I just don’t want a stranger’s spirit guide’s involved in channeling those energies without informed consent.

Want more? Check out this cool video of a Reiki Master turned Street Healer!  

Want a reiki-free massage therapist? I know several who opted out of the reiki classes in massage school and were still allowed to graduate, so just ask if you do not want this done to you. But be careful, some of them are very sneaky as I have found out the hard way! Remember, our job is to be discerning, not judging, and if you are someone who practices Reiki, ask the Lord to show you the truth, and the truth will set you free! The Holy Spirit’s healing is complete and does not come with a hidden agenda or price to pay later. Blessings!

Be Salt & Light!

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Mental Health, Seer Stories, Supernatural Psychiatry

Yoga and Mental Health (part ii)

LISTEN HERE FOR THE DOMINION FIRE PODCAST INTERVIEW

(See part one of this blog for my Seer (seeing into the ‘unseen’ realm) Story of the vision I had regarding my own participation in Yoga and how it caused ‘bipolar symptoms’)

Yoga. This is a topic that seems to divide families, churches, Believers and Unbelievers alike. My own brother, whom I love dearly, has studied yoga with masters around the world, and has had a Kundalini awakening experience, as well as being born again as a child. I love him but do not agree with him that it is harmless or even beneficial. Advanced Yogis can even shape-shift, which my brother has witnessed first hand, and which is the ultimate goal of Yoga and one of the “enlightenment” ends. (I feel these risks outweigh the rewards, just like most prescription meds. Not all med free methods are equal).

Yoga –

Yoga means to be “yoked” with Brahman—the Hindu concept of god. The poses are used in idol/deity worship in India, with their roots in mystical Egypt, and these “stretches” as we call them, are performed in front of their Hindu deities at the temples. Even the order of the poses is symbolic! The Hindus themselves think it absurd how Americans try to separate the physical exercise from the religious/spiritual aspect of yoga. The year I lived abroad in Japan, I studied world religions and Shinto-Buddhism, visiting temples and witnessing the various Buddhist forms of yoga that can be found in adapted forms across Thailand, China, and other Eastern parts of the world. It is often offending to them that yoga, a sacred spiritual practice of bodily worship to their idols, has been secularized for health benefits of movement. If you are not Hindu or Buddhist, then there are other ways to get exercise unless you want the spiritual and physical aspects that go together. If you want to experience Eastern Mystic (vs Christian Mysticism) enlightenment and the “kundalini” awakening of being yoked with the Serpent, then yoga may be a valid option for you. Just know what you are doing before you blindly do it, out of respect to yourself and the practice itself.

Yoga Teachers are Missionaries of Hinduism!

“The Hindu Vishva Parishad in its magazine very clearly states that the yoga teachers are the front missionaries.”An editorial from Hinduism Today titled “An open letter to evangelicals” written by its editor a Hindu monk states, “There is a growing missionary spirit in Hinduism..a small army of yoga missionaries is ready to go to the west.” ( Source: Christianity Today, April 8th 1991, pg 64)” (Quoted Source: Martus Ministry)

This word of caution when it comes to yoga and mental health: although it would seem that yoga is the ultimate relaxation exercise, teaching breathing and centering, many people have had an unexpected side effect: Yogis warn that yoga practice can endanger one’s sanity. In describing the awakening of “kundalini” (coiled serpent power) Gopi Krishna records his own experience as follows: “It was variable for many years, painful, obsessive…I have passed through almost all the stages of…mediumistic, psychotic, and other types of mind; for some time I was hovering between sanity and insanity.

“One often hears and reads about the dangers of Yoga, particularly of the ill-reputed Kundalini Yoga. The deliberately induced psychotic state, which in certain unstable individuals might easily lead to a real psychosis, is a danger that needs to be taken very seriously indeed. These things really are dangerous and ought not to be meddled with in our typically Western way. It is a meddling with Fate, which strikes at the very roots of human existence and can let loose a flood of sufferings of which no sane person ever dreamed. These sufferings correspond to the hellish torments of the chönyid state…” –C. G. Jung, The Tibetan book of the Dead

Carl G. Jung is known as the father of analytical psychology. He was a renowned psychiatrist and spent most of his life studying Eastern and Western philosophies.

“When my kundalini energy awakened I started seeing snakes everywhere: on TV, newspapers, I heard conversations about snakes and even dreamed about them. I felt the kundalini energy moving in me and causing physical discomfort. I felt pressure and buzzing in my ears and during one night it was almost unbearable, I started even fearing that I would not be able to remain sane.” –Simona Rich, meditator

Many books talk about these seemingly not-well-known side effects of meditation and yoga. My point is that health care professionals and those of us practicing self-care should be well educated before embarking on practices blindly or recommending them to patients. People already experiencing psychosis or who are susceptible to psychotic episodes should research these topics even more thoroughly before partaking. Books that discuss this further include:

Kundalini Matters: Science, Psychosis or Serpent – UK Kundalini Conference 2013

The Kundalini Experience: Psychosis or Transcendence by Lee Sannella

Yoga and the Body of Christ by Dave Hunt.

unholy yoga

This morning, the Lord spoke to me again about this topic, confirming I was doing His will. I opened my Bible to Romans 12:1 “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind he will accept.” I encourage you to go read the rest of that verse and the next, but it is here where He said: “Yoga = an unholy sacrifice of your body to idols.” Just cause you call it Holy Yoga does not make it Holy.

Stretches are stretches, but Yoga postures are not stretches! They are bowing in homage and salutations to sun and moon gods, tribute to deities’ conquests, and all kinds of interesting history you can find at www.whatswrongwithyoga.wordpress.com.  Once you do a “side bend” in a Yoga class, it is mystically transformed into a crescent moon salute, beckoning the deity seeking that worship. Sounds crazy, I know, but I am good speaking ‘crazy truth’!

I interviewed a few people regarding Yoga, and this is a good summary regarding the sentiments: Interview with Cyndi Millett with www.liifetree.wordpress.com

Me, Q: “Cyndi, in your experience in the mental health and inner healing/deliverance arena, what has been your experience with Yoga, if any?”

Cyndi, A: “Two things that have really stood out to me about yoga- three I guess- every move/pose is an actual expression of worship to one of their “gods” which are actually dark spirits posing as gods; they don’t seem to realize they are communing with spirit beings in their participation of yoga.

I watched a show/news documentary on how one woman went to yoga only a few times and they gave her a mantra-shortly after she began hearing voices and went to a psych service and was diagnosed schizophrenic- what she didn’t know, and they couldn’t tell her, was the mantra was chanting one of those eastern/god demons names and it attached itself to her- which caused the voices and led to her false diagnosis. Psychology is slow recognizing how the spirit realm functions.

Third, much of the church, in naïveté, desires to whitewash and baptize other religion’s methods as exercise or being more spiritually enlightened and believe it’s fine with Jesus. I don’t agree that a) we can redeem certain religious and occult things for use as Christians, b) when we try, we are giving access for those things to hang around and influence our souls and bodies. C) Jesus Fiercely (passionately) guards us from having other gods that will deceive us into a false peace and other negative fruits/ experiences. I don’t believe He’s okay with it at all. I believe the Holy Spirit is grieved at people’s willful denial and poor use of discernment.

Me, Q: What can we do to warn others, in LOVE?

Cyndi, A: “Pastors and prophets need to get back to their role of separating the pure from the profane to be salt and keep generations from slipping into occult and false religions. I can’t recall the last time I heard a message in a church warning people from such devotions. There’s all kinds of mix in the church today and this needs to change–a call to consecration is being heard in the spirit present–who has ears to hear it? And who will respond?”

Me: “I agree, I watched a YouTube video where a young Christian loved the Beatles (I do also) and was introduced to Yoga through her sister and their music. Just ONE meditation/yoga poses experience in her home invoked a demon, and when she opened her eyes, the demon was sitting across the room looking at her, and she said it looked just like one of the Hindu Deities! That was her one and only time tampering with yoga. We often know not what we do, or what is happening in the supernatural realms.  I absolutely agree that there is often a counterfeit version of truth, but that not all occult things need to be redeemed or attempted to be taken over/back by Christians. I believe Yoga is one of them. The Lord has clearly shown me to be separate from this practice of idol worship, and attempts like Praise Moves (best of them), Holy Yoga, Scripture Yoga, Christian Yoga are just making a mockery of Believers. In love, I hope to share my story to spare even one family the horror we went through. And I am calling all churches and Believers, please stop hosting Holy Yoga retreats, seminars, and sharing your space with Yoga classes. For what communion or yoking should we have with darkness?”

“I still faithfully held on to the yoga which absolutely flung me deeper and deeper into the pit. I became suicidal and the anger in me grew. I recall saying in front of my mom “ I am going to take you all down with me” in a voice that was not mine. It shocked my mom and myself and I stopped for a minute and said “ that was not me.” People thought I was crazy literally.” Purvi, Martus Ministry

“My friends, you must keep away from idols.” (1 Corinthians 10:14)

More study on this topic:

Think you can be a Christian and do Yoga?  

From occult yoga to Jesus Christ 

Ex-witch tells all about Yoga

Yoga Uncoiled (former Yoga Teacher)

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

Mental Health, Seer Stories, Supernatural Psychiatry

Could Yoga actually Cause Mental Illness? (What a Seer saw will shock you)

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Have you heard of Hot Yoga? Christian Yoga? Scripture Yoga? Holy Yoga? Praise Moves? What are your thoughts on these practices? Have you even given them much thought?

I hadn’t given it much thought until I had to stare it in the face. Parts of this story I intentionally left out of my book (Med Free Bipolar, Amazon) because I was not ready to share, but as I see more and more people participating in Yoga, even churches, Christian retreats and conferences, I want to share my experience.

(This is my experience shared in love and not an invitation to attack me. Video version of some of this story on Facebook)

In the months leading up to my worst spiritual encounter to date in October of 2011, I had been feeling well and completely whole mentally. I had decided to more aggressively do research for my book: a version I thought would look different than the one I wrote. It was going to contain information on all the alternative modalities that are available to- day to treat mental illness naturally. I was going to try all of them that did not seem too far ‘off-Christian-based’. Med Free Bipolar was also going to be written anonymously. But instead of finding improvements to my mental health with each treatment I started…I started presenting psych symptoms for the first time in five years! My mental health started to decline, but in a newly strange and terrifying way. All the “text- book” symptoms were there, but in a way that was not familiar to me in how they had presented before I ever got well. I even started tracking symptoms again, something I had not needed to do in years. I sought help and considered going back on meds, seeing a counselor and clinic with med-management as backup for the first time in five years.

I was getting sick, very sick, despite my well-developed med free methods. Then, weird things started happening. My husband was having dreams of demons and my children all started having night terrors at once. One life-changing night, it was like a massive swirl of darkness filled me. Rage, mixed moods, rapid cycling, and visions of death filled me. It was unlike anything I had experienced before, it was so much worse, more intense, and I wanted to throw myself out the window to stop the torture! I had never felt such extreme states before. I went upstairs to be alone lest I hurt someone or something. The emotional and physical pain escalated and crescendoed. I stared in the mirror but the eyes were not blue like mine, they were all black and unfamiliar. I was scared. I grasped at every “remedy” I knew. I swallowed choline and inositol, sprayed lavender and tried to do the yoga child’s pose on the floor I had learned at the YMCA recently.

I wanted something, anything to relieve the torture going on in my head and body. I hit the button on the radio but heard no music coming from it, only the screams in my head followed by deafening silence. It felt like my ears were stopped up, like something was stabbing at my eardrums from the inside, or stuffed with cotton. Then something dark swam and swirled before my eyes and the room went black. I could NOT see, and I thought I had gone blind instantly. Falling to my knees I leaned forward into child’s pose. I held my hands upright in front of my face but nothing but blackness was seen through my open eyes. I was blind and deaf! Bipolar had never felt like this before, even in my complete psychosis in 1999.

Finally: exhausted, spent, desperate, and I don’t know why, as I had not prayed in a very long time, I screamed: “God, Jesus, Jesus, Help Me, help me PLEASE!” I do not know if I even meant it, least of all expected it to work! Instantly, the blackness dissipated just like it had come on: black swirls exited my eyes and I watched as they dissipated into the ceiling! And all the pain and symptoms disappeared instantly. The swirls of rage, anger, hatred, physical suffering, and mixed episodes were gone! My eyes were working, seeing and my ears unstopped. Immediately I heard a song fill the room, clear and actually quite loud, the volume turned up high in my desperate attempt to hear the radio when I had turned it on. It was a song I had never heard before. I felt like the words were directed into me, filling me, as if the artist had written them just for this moment, just for me. “Be still, there is a Healer His love is deeper than the sea His Mercy is unfailing His arms, a fortress for the weak (Chris Tomlin)”. The next instant I was taken into a vision, but it is a different vision that I want to share this time, one the Lord showed me as to HOW all of this happened in the first place, a vision I did not publish in my book.

I preface this with: as you know, a vision is only a partial glimpse that God gives you into a subject. I asked God to show me what had opened doors in my life and I had a series of visions over time regarding that period of my life. A screen popped up (as if in my imagination but way more vivid) and I saw myself sitting in a “non-spiritual” yoga class I had only attended about twice at the local YMCA. It was just like it had been when I was actually there a couple months prior, same mat, same clothes, but it was like I was looking down on the room from above. As I sat on my mat, a bat-man-signal-like light emanated from the top of my head, then the Lord spoke to my heart and said “Yoga is bodily worship of idols and it yokes you to spirits seeking worship. It always has been and always will”.  I then saw that the very poses attracted dark wisps of spirits who sought to be worshipped and signaled them that I was “open”. They were then entering my mind through the top of my head! I saw all this after the fact, but it was like I was seeing the real + the supernatural + from above, at the same time.

Romans 12:1-2 “Brothers and sisters, in view of all we have just shared about God’s compassion, I encourage you to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, dedicated to God and pleasing to him. This kind of worship is appropriate for you. Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants—what is good, pleasing, and perfect.”

I have had some other people tell me similar things and it is usually Christians who get REALLY defensive with me if I have ever said anything… so I don’t usually. Yoga, even just the few times I went, felt euphoric, like a drug. Even my son commented on how relaxed and happy I seemed after class. According to Purvi, a former Yogi Master, spirits entering the body will “chemically alter the system”, even making one feel high as if on a drug! It is a false peace, and one that comes with a high price!

Now, in my Brain Health Ministry clinic, I see client after client present symptoms of physical or mental illnesses never before experienced until “trying” yoga! One girl even had her first ever panic attack in her first ever yoga class. Now any form of Yoga is something I will not have anything to do with. I have seen in the spiritual realm other things (like Reiki) that open doors to the enemy and my stance is just to draw a line in the sand for myself and warn others without judgement. I was shown in that vision that the direct cause of the spiritual doors opened in my home for my kids’ night terrors torment, my husband’s demonic encounters, and my rage-filled ‘bipolar episode’ and subsequent blinding by “dark entity wisps” were all caused by my attending a ‘harmless’, ‘non-spiritual’ yoga class at the YMCA (originally founded as a Christian organization)!  It was the price I paid for participation, even though my intent was FAR from idol worship!

Spiritual, religious, quantum, and supernatural aspects regarding mental illness have long been debated. I believe both neurobiological and/or spiritual reasons exist for some people with mental illness. I have since learned of may people who were diagnosed with physical or mental illnesses after participating in any yoga, even “Christian Yoga” (an oxymoron), and other spiritual ramifications in their home or family. So what is Yoga?

Yoga IS Idol Worship, plain an simple. The physical “stretches” for exercise and health benefits cannot be separated from the spiritual. (For an in-depth study on this, see a litany of research by former Yogi: Purvi)  Her viral YouTube videos are also a great wealth of this topic and confirm thousands of similar stories that she has received.

Not sure if “Holy Yoga”, or other “Christian Yoga’s” would have the same outcome as my experience above? Invite a Seer (Pronounced “SEE-ER”) (someone who God has given the ability to use the eyes of their heart to see into the spiritual realm) to help and ask God for the Gift of Discernment. [“Unauthorized use” of this spiritual seeing is the ‘third eye’ sight, a counterfeit version of the Seer gift] or someone with a strong Gift of Discerning Spirits to come see what goes on “behind the scenes”… unfortunately, even demons can disguise as beings of light, so it takes the eyes of the heart to see from far above the lies.

See Blog Part ii for the “proof” and a great interview!

2 Corinthians 11:14-15 “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”

“My friends, you must keep away from idols.” (1 Corinthians 10:14)

More study on this topic:

Think you can be a Christian and do Yoga?  

From occult yoga to Jesus Christ 

Ex-witch tells all about Yoga

Yoga Uncoiled (former Yoga Teacher)

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

1 Timothy 4:1 “The Spirit says clearly that in later times some believers will desert the Christian faith. They will follow spirits that deceive, and they will believe the teachings of demons.”

1 Timothy 6:20-21 “Guard what God has entrusted to you. Avoid godless, foolish discussions with those who oppose you with their so-called knowledge. Some people have wandered from the faith by following such foolishness. May God’s grace be with you all.”

1 John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”

Hebrews 13:8-9 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever! Do not be carried away by all sorts of strange teachings. For it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not ritual meals, which have never benefited those who participated in them.”

1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”

 

Dreams and Visions, Seer Stories, Supernatural Psychiatry

Identity in the Spirit (Seer Stories)

The Lord has been calling me to live a transparent life. That is pretty hard when I have so many spiritual things I have never shared with anyone but me and God. He is calling me to “live a life Well-Lit”, shedding a spotlight into all the dark corners and secrets of my heart and mind. He has been calling me for years to “tell the tough stories”. Well, the one I am finally sharing today is certainly one of them. All of this has happened this year, in 2017, but even though it has been a “God-year”, it has also been a very tough year for my health and my family. God is not calling me to something easy, believe me! So…. here goes…. sometimes I see dead people (just for some comic relief).

And sometimes I see living people as they are in the spirit instead of the flesh. When this happens, it’s like I love them like Jesus does, even if I have never even met them! Sometimes they look like a super hero wielding a flaming sword, or a hedgehog, or a jester dancing bear, or a Lady of Justice or Statue of Liberty, or a white steed, or a rainbow unicorn, or a mermaid, or a conductor of a heavenly orchestra with rainbow frequency ribbon music swirling overhead, or even a fighter pilot, shooting fiery darts and things out of the sky.

How is this even Biblical?! Well, I think the Bible gives us lots of insight into the Trinity’s multi-dimensional, multiple personality and spirit representations when he talks about the Lion and the Lamb, the Dove, the Good Shepherd, the Vine and Branches, the Eagle, the Mother Hen with her chicks, and more aspects of their supernatural spiritual identity. Personification comes to ‘real life’ in the ‘unseen realms’.

“The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.”           — I Corinthians 2:14 (ESV)

At first I did not know what to do with the information as it unfolded before my eyes. It seems like seeing in the spirit (seeing into the ‘unseen’ realms), is different for each person; most of what I see seems to be with both my natural and spiritual eyes, at the same time.  It’s like my spiritual eyes and my natural eyes are both wide open.

Sometimes I see with my mind’s eye, which seems more closely related to my imagination, but there have been many times where I am actually standing in an open vision and practically acting out in the natural what I was seeing in the ‘unseen’ dimension. It makes for clearer seeing of what is in front of you, but it can be terribly overwhelming at times, and has really made me look crazy to anyone else around me while it is happening! God is faithful to try and make sense of it all for me, or confirm things, or explain things, but that sometimes takes months or years, and in the meantime, it can just make you think like you are going nuts! It is like being inside of the movie set of an IMAX theatre experience while still being seated in the audience seat of the theatre.

Imagine sitting in a home-party meeting and all of a sudden their house walls fall away and you are seeing things that are very epic regarding entire people groups, religions, things that have already happened, things that are happening, and things that will happen in the future, all at once.

Almost every time it has happened I really have thought I was losing my mind; it was so vivid and real yet something I had a hard time processing with my research-oriented brain! The mind of Christ is literally mind-blowing to our limited perspective!

The first time I saw a friend of mine in the spiritual realm I reacted poorly because I had no clue what was happening to me! In the natural, she has lost an arm in a motorcycle accident, but in the spirit, the stump of her arm was wielding a fiery sword and she was riding a horse! Creatures were falling all around her and it looked like a battle scene from the matrix taking place in a galaxy. It truly looked like something straight out of the Book of Revelation! In fact, when I tried to explain it (doing a terrible job at it by the way) to her, to my hubby and pastor, they told me my friend was most certainly NOT in Revelation, and I was mistaken. I was. I was mistaking what I was seeing in the unseen realms for something that had been predicted in the Bible! Do you know what you would do if a scene from Revelation were to come true right before your eyes? They promptly took me to get psychiatric help, after determining that I was most likely not possessed. Never try to explain something like this while you are still in the middle of it! Take it to God alone, or you could end up like me trying to also explain to an in-patient psychiatrist that you ‘really did’ see people’s eyes manifest like a cat/snake eye, just like in the pictures below!

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What if another spirit looked out through your eyes and it manifested to the world, just every now and then?! This is WAY more common than most people think, (just google illuminati eyes on YouTube) and has happened to more than a few people I know personally, including when it happened to me and I was blinded by demons (a story I describe in my Amazon book by Aspen Morrow).

But the coolest part about seeing my new friend cut down demons with a flaming sword, wielded by a missing hand, was that it was like I was seeing her through Jesus’ eyes, and even though I still don’t even really know her, I loved her so much! I was also in a room full of other people, complete strangers, and I loved them all! Jesus loves you so much, and created you perfectly, body, soul and spirit!

Part of that evening was also spent in an open vision, with so much happening all at once, so it is really hard to sort out everything. I often get open visions of past, present and future, seeing people and sensing things in the spirit, and more, all at once, and often also set to an old hymn soundtrack like “His banner over me is Love”. Seeing things in the natural realm, spiritual realm, and also on multiple screens in my mind (like open tabs on a computer) all at once can really make trying to explain it in human language difficult!

lady of justiceSince I can’t find all of what I experience in the spirit in any book, even books about ‘seeing in the spirit’, the ‘seer anointing’, and the ‘gift of discerning spirits’, the Holy Spirit is my best teacher, and so faithfully and patiently teaches me. I have had Holy Spirit lessons about my open visions, trances, scary things like seeing demons in people, and why I see friends doing some pretty supernatural stuff at times! I wish I could see all of you in the spirit so I could tell you just how amazing you are and oh how much God loves you! You are His favorite child in the whole world!

I then saw another friend and a group of friends. I noted that all the women I saw were Believers. It was as if they were all on a stage, each with their own microphones, and they could all sing or do something musical. There was a performance, and living rainbow music swirling all about their heads. Together they formed a harmonious symphony, even though I knew they were spread out over an entire city, and not all in one place. Some of them can actually sing and conduct music well, but a couple of them, like me, can’t sing in the natural, but were singing more beautifully than anything I have ever heard. I was actually dealing with some serious chronic fatigue in the natural at the moment I was seeing this in the spirit, and I was being transported from one hospital to another in a medical transport.

I did not understand what I saw at the moment, but the Lord later explained part of it to me, which was amazing. He showed me that some of the women were praying for me, that He had laid me on their hearts, and that their prayers were songs for my deliverance. The girl I saw conducting the music was my best friend, a band conductor in real life, and the Lord told me later at the very moment I saw her in the spirit, she was simply delivering pizza to my kids and washing my dirty dishes. Her service to my children and our friendship in my time of need created a worshipful offering to God in the unseen realms, which combined with the prayers of others, created a harmonic banner of love over me. Your simple act of kindness or service in the natural is a prophetic act of worship in the realm of Heaven, and not only changes the atmosphere, but changes outcomes!

I don’t fully understand what I see, but it is usually tied to how what we are doing in the natural shows up in the spirit. There has been so much fruit come about by getting glimpses of our spiritual identities, including a better and deeper love for my husband, has shown me that my husband’s primary spiritual gifting is “Wisdom” and that I should trust what God has put in him. My husband is so amazing, and seeing him in the spirit has only strengthened that feeling and love I have for him exponentially.

My main point of sharing all this is this: ask God to speak to you about how HE sees you! Does he see you like an adult version of your favorite super hero as a child? All the spiritual identities have been multi-faceted and deeply personal to that particular person, like an intimate snapshot of all their hopes and dreams rolled up into their spirit-man. Did you have something you desperately wanted to be when you grew up that never came to fruition? Well, unbeknownst to you, your spirit may just be playing that role for you! God does not waste a single tear, so He is certainly not going to waste your hopes and dreams! After all, He put them there for a reason.

Live a Life well Lit, and always do the Bright thing!

Aspen

(God calls me His “Baptist Seer”, lol!)

P.S. PLEASE let me know if you have ever had any similar experiences, you can comment here, or email me at aspenmorrow@icloud.com if you are like me and been chicken to share some of these stories. I never thought I would share them; it has not gone well for me in the past when I have! Blessings, and remember, God’s got this, and He is fighting our battles!

Dreams and Visions, How to See in the Spirit, How to Travel in the Spirit, Seer Stories, Supernatural Psychiatry

Raise your Vibrations to See in the Spirit! (Part ii on Frequency)

“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” — Revelation 4:1 (God speaking) 

Ever felt like God just seems so very far away? What if in a sense, He really is? Though He is Omnipresent, we are instructed to draw near to Him and He will draw near to us. Sin actually carries a lower frequency, and literally separates us from God. (Isaiah 59:2; Jeremiah 5:25) Sin also carries a stench (smell is a , and so do demons. Some people say they smell like crap! There is even a scientific theory of smell being linked to the vibrational frequency of the molecule in the infrared range.

In August, I had a vision where God was clearly telling me to “come up here”. I am SO NOT a Bible scholar (although through 6+ years of Missionettes and Awanas + 4 years of Southern Baptist college, I have hidden hundreds of verses in my heart, for which I am very thankful!). I had even forgot that “come up here” was an instruction God also gave John in Revelation! Reading it about a month after this vision I started crying, because God had been confirming things He taught me and showed me in a series of visions that lasted three days! I always seek confirmation and He is faithful to provide, even if not on my timing.

In my vision, people were lying down, on their backs, and the enemy was walking all over them! The enemy and his demons seemed to be elevated just above them. Many were obviously Believers, but the enemy still had easy access to them. I was seated above all this looking down. Then I saw myself reaching down and pulling people to a standing position, and then helping them up a steep embankment saying: “Come up Higher!” As they came up, the enemy grew smaller and smaller. I heard the Lord say: “Stand up in your Authority!” He kept repeating over and over: “come up here”, “come up here!” About 8 months after this vision, I heard Rick Joyner had a similar vision, but I am not really familiar with it or even with him. I also recently read in accounts of Maria Woodworth Etter’s life that the Lord was telling her to “build up higher” back in the late 1800’s! God is the same yesterday, today and forever.

One of the primary things He has been showing me is HOW to “come up here” and what happens when we do. It raises our frequency, and thus puts things that are at lower frequencies under our feet. For example, like I stated in the part one blog: a healthy body vibrates at 62-68 MHz. The Brain, when healthy, vibrates at 72-90 MHz; cancer vibrates at >42 MHz; A cold at 56 MHz. Death begins at 25 MHz! Emotions, Sin, Fear, Words, and even Thoughts carry frequency as well. Foods, essential oils and everything on earth has it’s own unique sound marker, including you. Wouldn’t you like cancer to be under your feet?! So, if earth is at a lower frequency, and God’s ways are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:9), it makes sense that raising our vibration might get us ‘closer to God’, (in a relationship sense, not a Tower of Babel sense) and may even be key to help seeing in the Spirit (this is allowing God to open the eyes of our heart).  He says that when we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us. (James 4:8). So, step one is to raise our natural frequency through better health and supplementation. Step Two: Raise our Spiritual frequency (Hint: It’s all about Relationship with God!)

Sin separates us from God, literally (Isaiah 59:2). And sin carries its own frequency, which is lower than anything in the heavenly realms. When Adam sinned, and “fell”, He may have actually fallen to a lower vibrational frequency plane (an image God gave me, not Scripture, just my personal revelation). So how do we more closely reflect the One we are to mirror His image? I hypothesize that there are many ways, but we are going to talk about some scripturally sound ways to raise your frequencies, aligning them more closely with the will of God. You want to ‘hang out’ with God, and see like He sees, and walk like He walks? Like Jesus did when He said “I only do what I SEE my Father doing”? You have to get on the same playing field/plane.

Nikola Tesla said: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

So, you want to see in the Spirit? A thinly-veiled difference in vibrational frequency separates the realms, and if you want to “see”, you have to “come up here.” (Revelation 4:1)  If you are “sunk” in sin or depression, or have ‘mind blinds’ from the enemy, you may want to let God help you come up out of that.

Things that Raise your ‘Spiritual Vibration’:

  1. Repentance, ask for Forgiveness, Confession of Sins to God AND others, Cleaning out House (2 Kings 20:1) of all sin, idols, bad movies, games, violence, anger, things that poison your spiritual gateways, ect…
  2. Worship, Prayer , Reading the WORD (the Bible) aloud.
  3. Think on these things (Phillippians 4:8): God’s Shalom (John 14:27) (1000+ Hz), World’s Peace (600 Hz), Joy (Nehemiah 8:10) (540 Hz), Love (500 hz) ….NOT: sin (>200 Hz), pride (175 Hz), anger (150 Hz), grief (75 Hz), shame (20 Hz), Depression (50 Hz), Anxiety (100 Hz)
  4. Spending time in nature, sunshine, earthing
  5. Supplements, Minerals (272-480 Hz), Vitamins, Healthy Salt, Water (See part 1 blog)
  6. Dance, Sing, Breathe, Forgive others
  7. Hug someone
  8. Fear NOT!
  9. Laugh, Smile
  10. Be around animals, do things you love: baths, hot springs, paint, etc…
  11. Exercise (other than Yoga, which causes mind blinds in the soul)
  12. Eat LIVING foods & Herbs (15 MHz)
  13. Use Essential Oils (22-320 MHz)
  14. Help others, serve
  15. Wear color, surround yourself with things you love
  16. Clean Products in the Household, natural skin-care and beauty-care products

Is your frequency ‘off’? Did you know Depression has a frequency of 50 (Hz)?! This is far below a healthy state of 68 (Hz), and I love helping people bring their minds closer in alignment to the Mind of Christ. When we draw close, He draws closer! It is not always easy, but it is so worth it!

So, since there is a list of things that can raise your vibrations, I thought I would include a list of things that can lower your vibrations and distance your connection to God and to the things of heaven.

  1. Sin
  2. Busyness, stress
  3. Hard Alcohol
  4. Junk/Processed Food
  5. Toxic thinking
  6. Toxic relationships
  7. Toxic Environment
  8. Sugar
  9. Medications (blog on this soon, how it is sometimes Pharmakeia, or witchcraft)
  10. Radiation Exposure
  11. Consistent Heavy Metal Music
  12. Yelling/Arguing/Fighting (Supplementing with Lithium Orotate can help!)
  13. Holding onto the past, or grudges, or unforgiveness
  14. Being stuck in emotions such as: fear, anger, hate, resentment, guilt, shame.
  15. Sexual encounters outside of a covenant marriage

All of these things put you in ‘closer reach’ of the enemy. Imagine the enemy in a basement, you want to be in the “upper room” with Jesus! You want to put as much distance between you and him and his team as possible! Imagine you are tall in the Spirit, floating above the earth, with the Spirit of GOD inside of you! Now think of the enemy as a little gardner snake in the grass. How worried about that snake would you be? What if you were riding a lawn mower? Worried? Ride the Holy Spirit within you, and set your mind on things above, for the unseen is permanent, and the seen is temporary. Many of the above list of things are things Jesus talked to us about on earth: love, service to others, strength of joy, upper room fellowship. If your fear, stinking thinking, guilt and shame are making you accessible to the enemy, repent and turn from your wicked ways and lay it down at the cross, for His yoke is easy and his burden is LIGHT! Then, come upstairs, and hang out on a ‘higher plane’! Jesus is the door, the truth and the WAY (John 14:6), and no one comes to the Father but through Him. The door to Heaven is open NOW, and we can come boldly before the throne of Grace (Hebrews 4:16), but not unless or until you go through Jesus Christ. Ask Him in your heart today, and don’t try to climb in another way, which is what you are doing if you are messing with the New Age’s way to get enlightenment. (John 10: 1-14)

If this “Baptist Seer” can see in the Spirit, you can too! Ask Jesus to open the eyes of your heart, for He is the giver of gifts. But even if He doesn’t, continue to praise the King of kings and Lord of lords, for His plans for you are greater than anything we could think or imagine!

Be Salt & Light,

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Mental Health, Whole Body Health

Raise Your Vibration to Lower Sickness, Disease, and even Anxiety

“My thoughts are completely different from yours, says the Lord. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”                  — Isaiah 55:9

I do not ascribe to the New Age philosophy of raising your vibrations for the purpose of enlightenment, or spiritual evolution, but I do have a lot of clients who are part of all walks of life, and I have had to know what I believe as well as know what they believe. The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, and I think that truth is truth and lies are lies, but sometimes the Lord created truths and mysteries that He wants to show us, and we should not dump all of them (just most), just cause the New Age thinks they own certain things and have counterfeited it or manipulated it for their agenda. The Lord directs this with me, not me thinking I should ‘reclaim’ things ‘for the Kingdom’ as some Believers feel the need to ‘redeem’ things that should just be left well alone. (Like Yoga) But when it comes to frequency, the Lord has made it clear that it is important for us to learn about, as a weapon of our warfare, and a key to walking in health and healing!

“But if you don’t believe me when I tell you about earthly things, how can you possibly believe if I tell you about heavenly things?” –John 3:12 (NLT)

A friend of mine asked the Holy Spirit what He thought about cancer…. the answer she got was “I don’t see cancer, it’s under my feet.”  If cancer is under the Holy Spirit’s feet, and the Holy Spirit dwells within us, then why isn’t cancer under our feet also? Perhaps it has something to do with where we are positioned in the earthly realms, instead of seated in Heavenly places, seated in Christ, who is in the Father (Eph 2:6). So, how do we make sickness and disease (and the enemy) be under our feet, where they should be? Let’s look at some of what science has proven about what the Bible says about thinking higher.

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Did you know that a healthy body vibrates at 62-68 MHz? The Brain, when healthy, vibrates at 72-90 MHz; Cancer vibrates at >42 MHz; A cold at 56 MHz. Death begins at 25 MHz! Sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2; Jeremiah 5:25), and sin also has a frequency that drags us down and puts us “within reach” of the enemy. Emotions, words, and thoughts carry frequency as well. Foods, essential oils and everything on earth has it’s own unique sound marker (created by the mouth and WORD of God), and one of the ways I have seen thousands of people recover through med free options for mental health is through raising the frequency of their brains and overall health, just by following these simple changes! God has been sharing with me in visions about how to bring our thoughts higher, how to renew our minds to be like Christ Jesus, and how we can be more in tune to His frequencies of health.

“The apostle Paul said, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthythink about such things and the God of peace will be with you.” — Phillippians 4:8

I have now coached several hundred people to better brain and body health, in addition to over 10,000 books sold, but for those who just want to cut to the main point of my coaching and books, for free, this is the best little overview I can give! It is foundational protocols for almost every client in how to fortify their mind, body and Spirit.

#1– SALT & Water 

I believe that the world was SPOKEN into existence by power and light from the breath of God, made up of liquid crystal. Science has proven that liquid crystaline sound waves are at the root of life (cause God spoke!). Your body is mostly salt and water, (liquid crystals) and there are hundreds of issues in the body that can be reversed with just good quality salt and water, even reversing suicidal thoughts in many of my peer clients! Depression is Dehydration! Even when people enter the ER, they are charged $800 for a bag of saline, cause most people are just dehydrated, according to F. Batmanghelidj, MD in his amazing book: Your Body’s Many Cries for Water. 

How to Pick Healthy Salt & Water 

The Bad: Most kinds of salt are bad for us, even highly toxic, especially the pure white refined stuff that graces supermarket shelves and is placed en-mass in saltshakers in restaurants. Refined salt has been stripped of its minerals and contains added aluminum silicate, which is a neurotoxin and has been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. Even many salts labeled Sea Salt have been pre-stripped of minerals and used to fortify cereals. 

The Good: Unrefined Sea Salt and other terms to look for are: Macrobiotic, Hand-harvested, sun-dried sea salt. This salt is not only good for you but also essential that you get adequate intakes of it. Himalayan is the most mineral-rich.

There are many types of Good Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt (High 84 mineral content), Celtic (grey) sea salt, Redmond’s Real Salt (about 72 mineral count), Cyprus flake, Mediterranean sea salt, Alaea, Hawaiian Sea Salt among others. Black salt is infused with carbon for detoxing benefits. Just avoid regular table salt. Carry a small grinder with you if you are a salt addict like I am. I have carried one in my purse for about 10 years now!

Good salt can be found in most grocery stores, health food stores, or online. Salt can also reduce rage and reduce improve mental focus. See my blog on natural lithium salts for more info. 

Best Types of Water & How Much

Filtered water to remove chlorine and flouride is important, but so is ionized, alkaline, mineral-rich water. Kangan machines are one of the best available, but Vollara makes a decent one for less money. Water Ionizers are now even recommended by Oncologists. I would rather try to prevent cancer with water than try to correct it with water. Drinking half your weight in ounces of water per day, and approximately one tablespoon of salt per day is a good amount. Salt can be taken under the tongue before meals, in food, on food, or in a salt sole solution. (Where you get a block of pink salt and put it in a mason jar. Fill with water. Drink it or gargle with it daily and then replace the water) Putting salt in a bath can help the body absorb it directly into the blood stream and detox cells. Cooking on a salt block is another way. I do all of the above regularly. I even keep a portable salt shaker in my purse and have even started a trend of them with everyone I meet. 

#2 — A GOOD Daily MultiVitamin/Mineral Blend

“Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground.” — Gen 2:7a

We are made up of the dust, the periodic table of elements, and that dust needs to be replaced, daily. I do not agree with most of what he says, but I do agree with this: according to Dr. Gabriel Cousens, “Minerals are one of the deep secrets of Spiritual Nutrition. Minerals are frequencies of Light, frequencies of information, and frequencies of creation for the material world in the universe in which we live. The Earth is made of minerals. Our body is made of minerals. Minerals activate all the catalysts for enzymatic reactions in the body. They activate the vitamins. They activate all the organ structures, and in fact, are the basis of all the organ and cellular structures of the body. Minerals are the builders of the system. They are the frequency rates in the system. They are not necessarily the energy makers, however. The human body is composed entirely of minerals and water. The water molecule is the one that acts as a powerful solvent within the human system, bringing in nutrients and washing out waste particles. Without the essential minerals and trace minerals, we could not survive.”

Whole Food Supplements vs Chelated or Synthetic?

Whole food supplements seem like a good thing and are currently all the rage, but the nutrient content in an apple just isn’t what it used to be. I want to know that the nutrition exists in my supplements, and if the minerals are organically bound, as in chelation (finely-ground rock bound to an amino acid), your body recognizes it the same way as a whole food supplement, but you are guaranteed content and substance, which is no longer guaranteed in our depleted foods.

How to Pick a Good One: High enough doses that are well above the Recommended Daily Allowances in many areas (the RDA is closer to being deficient, not optimal health), the best form of each vitamin and mineral, organically-based, and high quality standards of manufacturing are all important to look for.

Top Recommends:

All decent brands: Melaleuca, Standard Process, Xymogen, Youngevity, USANA;  many others have great quality products and I have tried most of them! Something is better than nothing, but I found superior mental and physical health with a supplement that can cross over into the brain and work in the body. With so many people fearing dementia as we age, EMPowerplus Q96 (Or non direct sales purchase option: Empowerplus) is the one I recommend the most and my entire family takes it for mental and physical health; it has been scientifically-proven in over 30 independent university studies and safely used for over 20 years! I personally have taken this one for 14 years and so does everyone in my home (ages 9-40). 

As far back as 1936, the U.S. Senate declared, “99 percent of the American people are deficient in minerals, and a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease.” How much more deficient do you think we are now?!

#3 — A Probiotic is a must for every age 

What Types of Good Bacteria to take?

According to Jordan Rubin, in The Maker’s Diet, friendly microorganisms and bugs that used to be prevalent in our soils, on our foods, and in our digestive tract especially, have been mostly eradicated due to our synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. We live in an anti-bacterial sterile-seeking society, and it is costing us our health. He healed Chrohn’s Disease with soil-based probiotics. 

So what do we do about it? We need to supplement dirt and healthy organisms, like probiotics, into our diet. Gardening with organic materials can also be beneficial. Supplementing with a wide array of soil-based and various other strains of good bacteria is essential to mental and physical well-being.

Top 3 recommends: I recommend picking two different kinds. One wide-variety, soil-based probiotic. The second should be an EFFECTIVE, concentrated strain that can get through the stomach acids and provide daily regularity. One colonizes over time and provides soil-based bugs, the other offers effective detoxing and regularity.

Soil-based- Prescript Assist OR Primal Defense by Garden of Life (Daily for 30 days, then twice per week) Amazon.com 

QBiotics by QSciences (Take 1-2 Daily) or GreenBac by TrueHope. I take both the Primal Defense and GreenBac. The reason I take two is I have just found that they are both highly beneficial to keeping me regular. 

#4 — Your Organs (especially the Brain and Heart) need Fat and Omegas! 

Grass-Fed Butter, Coconut Oil and/or Red Palm Kernel Oil

A great way to get butter and coconut oil into your diet is to add it to organic coffee or tea daily. I use ghee to cook my eggs in, and eat avocados and olive oil almost daily. 

How to pick a good Omega

Most commercial fish oil supplements cannot be readily absorbed in the digestive system, especially a compromised one, as most of ours are, which is partly why many people burp up fishy taste when taking them. Regular fish oils, mass-produced cod liver oil, and Krill Oil may not be harmful, (although some are because of heat processing) but are not worth the money compared to better EFAs. Plant-based are also devoid.

My TWO Favorite Omegas are Fermented Cod Liver Oil by Green Pastures and QOmegas. QOmegas contain several elements that improve absorption and utilization of the omega-3s, including: 1,000 mgs of omega-3, through a balanced blend of high-quality flaxseed oil and fish oil from mackerel and salmon. There is no burping it back up for most people, but taking it at night before bed can eliminate this problem for even the most sensitive like me. 

QOmegas also contain Lipase, a fat digesting enzyme that helps with the breakdown of omega-3 in the body‚ Lecithin, an emulsifier that aids in absorption‚ DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol), a compound that enhances cellular metabolism in the brain. DMAE is also commonly used in skin formulas because it helps stimulate skin nerves to lessen the appearance of wrinkles.  

#5 — Exercise “Stir the Waters” and elevates Mood

The Best Way to Exercise

The best way is your favorite way, and the one you will actually do consistently. I love to hike, canoe, and ice skate. Movement stirs the toxic waters of our body (remember we are 75% water!) Water left still for long periods of time stagnates and rots, breeding diseases and cancers. Moving water brings life and health. Movement is key. However, if you need more direction, rebounding (mini-trampoline) is a way to get the most bang for your buck, and time. Ten min a day, three times per week, equals hours of any other exercise. It stimulates the lymph system, helps with elimination, and detoxes cells. The best rebounder is a Cellerciser because it reduces pronation of the feet, reduces stress on the knees and back, and maintains a level surface area while bouncing. Rebounders range from $25-$2000! 

Weight Loss: While all the tips in this blog can significantly contribute to weight loss naturally, being overweight can contribute to many extra diseases and disorders. If weight loss or muscle-building is of concern, consider a high-quality meal replacement shake (Like eQuivalent+ with Xanthones*), QMetabolic Boost (Carb Blocker & Fat Shredder) and amino acids (like Q Amino Acids) in addition to daily use of the Cellerciser. Increase rebounding to thirty minutes three times to five times per week for more rapid weight loss. 

After coaching hundreds of people to Med Free Health, I have seen that most of the time, just following these 5 steps exactly can turn around even the sickest individuals. If you want customized protocols to your brain or situation, I offer 1-1 coaching for $75 an hour or complete brain testing using the Dr Amen Method. Keep searching for your particular answers and God Bless!

#6 — I will follow up this blog with a blog on more ways to raise your vibrations and therefore your health with thoughts, foods, oils and sound therapy!

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products mentioned in this blog are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

These ideas are those of the authors’ as a Certified Brain Health Coach, and minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who is constantly learning. Only the Bible is Gospel Truth, None of her musings or revelations. If you have any questions regarding anything she talks about, she encourages you to seek God for the answers yourself. Reader implements all information at own risk and should consult a doctor before making medicine, supplement, or exercise changes. The author and publisher assume no responsibility for adverse reactions from implementing the concepts presented here. 

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Dreams and Visions, Seer Stories

Vision: I was Tithing to the enemy

When I recently attended The Gathering with Praying Medic and some other awesome peeps, I did not know hardly anything about healing the soul. Words like “Soul Fragments” and “Alters” freaked me out a little bit, but after having a series of visions around this topic, I felt God wanting to get my attention. (Want more info? Read Broken to Whole). I was even having visions of my own soul fragments/alters, drew pictures of them, and then had them confirmed in some inner healing ministry without telling the healer about my pictures! Well, then another vision came up, as well as a Word from the Lord.

There were clearly some Masonic ties going on with some of the warfare and fragments I have been dealing with. Clearly. As in: no doubt. My grandfather and great-grandfather were high level Masons. On the other side of my family, some powerful prophetess prayer warriors, seers and Believers. Quite the mixed family tree. I have been praying to be set free from the Masonic ties and some ritual abuse as a child and I have done some deliverance, curse breaking and now some soul fragment work.

But one day, the Lord said: “You say you want to be set free, but you are saying otherwise with your finances. You are tithing to the Masons, every month, and you have been tithing to them longer than you have been tithing to Me! You are supporting that occult financially, and every dollar is a seed you plant with your choices. You reap what you sow, so s0w into my Kingdom, not the enemy’s camp.” With this Word came an open vision:

In my vision, there was a line drawn right down the middle of the sky. On the right side was God’s tent, complete with a scene that looked like a Civil War army camp. Angelic hosts, creatures and foot soldiers were busy: in and out of tents, in and out of the earth and sky and Heavens. On the left side, the enemy’s camp. Demons also bustled about, and people captive to the enemy were lined up in countless rows. I saw myself enter the enemy’s camp, and right in the middle of camp, I knelt down and planted a seed that happened to look just like a one dollar bill. The seed grew and grew, and became a fruit-bearing tree, but it was feeding the enemy and its’ troops! The soldiers in God’s camp turned into orphans and widows and people from every tribe, hungry and calling out for help. Jesus was saying to me in my ear: Imagine every dollar is a seed, one that grows up into a fruit-producing tree with sometimes a thousand-fold production from the original investment.” But it is just one dollar, I argued! What impact could one dollar make? He replied, “In my Kingdom, every dollar is either a seed planted in my Camp, or a seed planted in the enemy’s camp. They each grow up to be fruit-producing trees, but whose army do you want to feed?” Wow! This was a wake-up call for sure!

Jesus spoke in parables a lot, and that seems to be the way He speaks with me, probably because I think in pictures and have a child-like, picture-book understanding of complex Kingdom matters. This story made quite an impact on me and I think is a great illustration.

As I came out of the vision, God continued to speak to me about it then and in the weeks that followed. I asked Him where and how I had been tithing to the enemy. He told me to audit every dollar coming in and out of the house and pray about what I found. When I found it, it jumped off the page as if it were highlighted, and the Lord said: “Kick the enemy out of your house, and you will be set free.” He has been telling me to “clean house” (II Kings 21) all year, and this was just one more area to clean up.

The “dollar” I was planting in the enemy’s camp seemed quite innocuous. It was a monthly autoship to a company that carried health and wellness products. I spent money with them every month because they were “green”, helped my house be more “safe” and “less toxic”, and were even an in-state company (I try to keep my dollars as local as possible). But the company’s founder has very strong ties to an organization founded in Masonic Cult traditions. “Ding ding ding” went off in my Spirit, literally. “You are tithing to the enemy, and need to be more careful that what you say you want to be free from, and what you sew into, match up,” I heard once again. Once I canceled them, an oppression just seemed to lift, and it was like my prayers had found an open Heaven finally.

The Lord has been talking to me about releasing this Word for others. He has said that if His people would treat every dollar as a seed, choosing to plant into His Kingdom for advancement, or into the enemy’s camp for retreat, that spiritual tides would turn. You see, money has power in the natural and supernatural. God does not need our finances or our tithes, but His people do, and where our hearts are, there our treasure will be also.

Only nine percent of Born Again Believers even tithe ten percent(1) and if Believers did tithe 10%, the world would have $165 Billion dollars more to make change in the world.(2). But what about another option? What if Believers started just giving what they already have? Like moving some money around? Or tithing more with their time and talents? Give from what you already have, and God will give you increase. The number one key I have learned when it comes to tithing is obedience. I’m not saying that God expects everyone to cancel their autoships to products backed by cults. But what if He is? Ask Him.

I do feel that God is calling all of us to audit our finances. He wants to open Heaven’s storehouses, it’s just that sometimes we are blocking His blessings. I also recently saw someone in the spirit, and she looked like a porcupine. She and her husband were complaining about finances, and about how many people had prayed over them for financial breakthrough. When I looked up, there were bills falling from Heaven, right above her, but they were getting stuck in her quills. The Lord whispered, “She is blocking hers’ and her husband’s blessings with her prickly spirit.” There were stacks of bills just sitting there, skewered on her quills, and I saw that if she laid down her bristles they would slide off and be accessible. I couldn’t help but almost laugh out loud when I heard her complaining and saw her face morph into a porcupine with stacks of bills sticking up all around her. I kept quiet, feeling she would not receive the word from me, but I have been praying for her instead. So, the Lord wants to give good gifts to His children, but there may be some legalities or blockages as to why it’s not getting through.

I highly recommend the book The Blessed Life. Evaluate every dollar that is coming and going out of your house. Treat every dollar as a seed. Where do you want to plant it? In God’s camp or in the enemy’s camp? Do you want to support Christian Radio (highly recommended)? PureFlix vs Netflix? Hand out $100 bills wherever the Lord directs? Sponsor an orphan locally or overseas? Pay for a Christian book, class, or seminar, conference with part of your tithe money if God directs? How about supporting a Christian cosmetics or jewelry company over another that carries the same thing (Like Premiere Designs). What do you buy every day that could be bought from a Christian business? We have a great local Christian Business Directory here and I have never even used it! So, I am “preaching” to myself as I write! Remember, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, so don’t make it a religious spirit thing and worry or stress about it, but ask God and be obedient to his direction.

Read Matthew chapter 6, all of it. But especially Matthew 6:19-21 (NASB): “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. (20)“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; (21) for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The Lord has been working on my heart and home in several areas, and finances is definitely one of them. Remember that God does not need our money, but money is important to God and to the Kingdom. Where we are spending our money is also important to accusations the enemy may have against us.

I am learning this lesson as I go as well. I only started tithing faithfully a year ago, and my hubby joined me several months later; but I cannot even rightly count the money miracles that have happened since then. Obedience is the key, and God is faithful to provide, so cast all your cares on Jesus.