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

Demystifying the Eyes of Your Heart

Excerpt from upcoming book: Demystifying the Seer by Aspen Morrow

The Eyes of Your Heart

 

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe!” Ephesians 1:18-21

 

The purpose of seeing in the spirit, seeing with the eyes of our heart, or spirit, and having the eyes of our heart enlightened is mostly found in this great verse. The purposes I have found in Scripture and the fruit of my experiences are:

 

  • So that we know the hope of His calling on our life.
  • The riches of His calling: on our life, unto Salvation, and unto the good works He has prepared for us in advance to do.
  • That we don’t have to wait until death to see the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.
  • And so that we may see the greatness of His Power toward us who believe.
  • That we may see that greater is He who is with us, than he who is in the world.
  • To see how much the enemy is outnumbered (2 Kings 6:17)
  • To see and expose the fiery darts and schemes of the enemy.
  • To grow our faith.
  • To see what we are to pray over people
  • To give them messages from the Father about how He sees them.
  • To equip and encourage the Saints.
  • To see what God sees
  • To decree His will on the earth
  • To bind and loose
  • To avoid deceptions
  • To grow in discernment
  • To heal, and set captives free
  • To partner with the plans and blueprints of God
  • To see how high and wide and wonderfully He thinks
  • To expose the plans of the enemy
  • To see and understand how much He loves us and knows us
  • To increase intimacy with the Father
  • To discern good and evil

 

2 Kings 6:16-17 Clearly shows that not all spiritual sight is from the enemy. “’Don’t be afraid’, the prohet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’ And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.’ The Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

 

Oh how I love this verse. My eyes were once opened to see an epic battle in the spirit, and as I saw my friend in the spirit, she was wielding a sword with her amputated arm [in the natural she is missing an arm, but her spirit man did not seem to notice], and dressed in full battle gear. Put on the full armor of God! For we do not fight against flesh and blood! There is a real enemy, and your spirit never sleeps but is right now, currently, in a battle you cannot yet see. Fight the good fight. And pray that the Lord opens the eyes of your heart that you may see and believe that He is the author and finisher of our faith.

 

Spiritual Encounters in the Bible

 

It is not always clear whether people were seeing things in the ‘natural’ or ‘in the spirit’, in the body, or out of the body, but it is for sure that most of the people in the Bible would be on Schizophrenic meds for all the encounters we would dub hallucinations today. . We are drugging our Seers at an alarming rate, when we really need to turn back to God’s psychiatry and not the witchcraft of Pharmakeia. Sorry, but God’s opinions and mine are usually not popular. Please spend some time looking up these verses, asking God to speak to you about how spiritual sight differs from third eye sight. How do these stories make you feel? How do the things of God differ from the things of the world or the enlightenment the enemy promises? Does it bring separation from God and shame, like the encounter in the Garden of Eden, or does it make you hunger and thirst for His Righteousness, so that all these things can be added unto you?

 

Using the eyes of our heart, God speaks to us through Dreams, Visions, Trances and many more ways. I do not dream nearly as much, but I have multiple kinds of waking visions, and have had several trances, some more intense than others. Some people primarily dream. When I do dream, I can often tell the different between a prophetic dream and just a dream originating from me, my mind, or my imagination. According to James Goll in his book, The Seer, he does well to remind us that the goal of any encounter is to enhance our love for Jesus and further our understanding of God’s purposes and plans.

 

Study these verses:

Numbers 12:6-8

2 Kings 6:16-17

Joel 2:28

Genesis 15:12-17

Genesis 20

Genesis 31:24

The book of Daniel

Matthew 2:12

Matthew 27:19

 

These verses and many more in the Bible show that God speaks to the prophets, to unbelievers, to men, to women, both in the Old and New Testaments. Some of them see and hear in dreams, some in open visions, audible voices, or fell into a trances. God is the same yesterday today and forever and is no respecter of persons. He will use any imperfect person He chooses because that is all He has to work with. I am no different. In my past I was a liar, a thief, a fornicator, a drunkard, and a descendent from at least third generation Masonic cult members, and many more marks I am sure the enemy had on me during the decade I turned my back on God. But I was a sinner, and now I am an heir of Salvation. Praise God! He makes all things new and uses whom He chooses.

 

Activation:

“Open my eyes, Lord, so that I may see. Help me to increase in the gift of discernment and discerning spirits. Lead me to test everything. Help me to know whether something comes from the demonic realm, the soulish realm, or through the Holy Spirit and your Kingdom of Righteousness. Flan the flame of my desire for the Word, for Holiness, for purity, for letting no unclean thing enter my eyes, my thoughts, or my imagination. Let me cast down every vain imagination that sets itself against You.

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.