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.

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!

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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?”

 

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. I found a water unit even better than a Kangan called an HQO machine. (No longer avail online, but call me if you want a steep discount on one!) 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:

Melaleuca, Standard Process, Xymogen, Youngevity, USANA, and 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 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 9-39). 

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) Purchase only through your QSciences IBO for guaranteed potency. I take both the Primal Defense and QBiotic. 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 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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