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Hello Reader:)

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And how are You?

(sadly; I wouldn’t know for sure…. cause You don’t explicitly explain Reader. 🙂 i.e. leave a “personal” comment for whatever reason, could be a techy one or something beyond your control.) IDK…

Your well-being is, at times, a guessing game… though, I am sure You are coping with similar problems (um, I mean “challenges”) common nowadays to most fellow-fragile-life globally…. trying to live compassion in a violent, me-first above-everyone else world/society) filled with many natural and unnatural disasters of varying magnitude and impact both direct and indirect..

Yeah, it takes a measure of trust to honestly/openly share and care… here and elsewhere.

This post is just a little mind appetizer… an indirect inquiry of wellness…THANKS for stopping by this blog!:) Hope You are Well…physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

IF You are hoping to have Your ears tickled… aka told exactly what You want to hear or IF You are used to hearing people agreeing with You constantly or Yes-sing You all the time aka shallow mind junk food–giving You absolute permission to do whatever your present whim may be…You probably don’t want to read my following posts.

{Honestly, I don’t set out to please people though attempting to live compassion can be pleasing to people.}

Then again, You may enJOY benefit by a hearty/healthy spiritual veggie meal with new/old spices…say like some pepper… we all need a good sneeze now and again -lol:)

Wouldn’t You agree, that a lot of health issues come down to diet… food choices?? Over-eating the not-so- healthy stuff and under-eating the very-healthy stuff? Or a diet that lacks nutritional variety? Hydration/dehydration?? Lack of adequate exercise??

May be (?) some of us need supplements to boost immunity or a limited palate…or energy for action…

Do You need a spiritual supplement?!

IF…. so please read on…. stay alert to/for my next posts.

(super-busy as usual… a mountain of laundry, etc. calling me to climb… and my brain is cooking up some stuff…i am trying not to burn. 😉 and will try to serve in a timely manner… though, some like their food hot, cold or room temperature?!

PEACE, Health and Happiness to YOU Reader!… Stay well-fed spiritually🙂

10/16/17 @ 1:39 p.m.

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Deciphering Heiroglyphics {(Yep! i before e except after c)}

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Aka typing up my handwritten-lol;)/hieroglyphic scribble notes/paraphrasing pieces of recent *talk on topic “Being Conscious of My Spiritual Need”…ties in nicely with posts: Fully Conscious?? Are You Growing? (Am i growing?), You’re NOT an Idiot!!!

How Do You…

know IF You:) are appropriately (or at the very least) adequately caring for/satisfying this essential/basic, yet important need??

being conscious of Your spiritual need means to know–Your need for God…{(Yeah, i said it/shared it…You have a need for “God”! and obviously, say not a need for me or my blog, eh?)} we have a built-in design to reach out to someone beyond self…beast vs.man…is NOT content to eat/sleep warm himself…no, we/{mankind-womankind} have a strange urge aka SPIRITUALITY! {(Yeah!! i am very strange-lol:) and probably also because am very vocal about spiritual things/topics.)}

Many experts have acknowledged all civilizations are routed in their “quest for God” …and finding satisfying answers to grappling questions: Why are We Here??  What is the Purpose of Life?? {Why do we die?? Is there Life after Death?? Why so Much Suffering? and will it ever end?? Who is the True God/Creator? Can We Be Friends?} {[BTW: i’ve personally “peered” into the Bible and have found very intellectually/spiritually satisfying answers to these questions and more.]}

“Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,* since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

footnote *Or “those who are beggars for the spirit.” (Matthew 5:3)

Being a beggar for the spirit…a begging drive to do all we can to satisfy/fill the need…

Wide-array of beliefs…41,000 different denominations of (so-called) Christianity alone…teachings in conflict, people confused as to what to “really” believe…

a key to satisfying this need in appropriate way…connecting verse 6 of Matthew 5…

“Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled.* (satisfied).

rigeteousness — desire what is right according to God’s standards

2 Timothy 3:16–“All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight,*(correcting) for disciplining in righteousness,”

“inspired” of God…Greek word “theopneustos” means “God Breathed”

{So for me, personally, i enJOY reading God’s “inspired” word daily/the Bible…but it’s more than just looking…a scan/glance.}
22 However, become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves with false reasoning. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his own face* (his natural face) in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself, and he goes away and immediately forgets what sort of person he is. 25 But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does.  (James 1:22-25)
to peer–more than a fleeting glance…a careful search for a hidden object–desires to see, investigates till he finds it…
speaker gave example of lost car keys–how much effort to find, we have to dig, search, peer to satisfy spiritual need.
How do we know IF we are satisfying this need?!
a response, an affect…we would be affected emotionally and/or physically–Psalm 19:7
The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring strength.* (Or “restoring (bringing back) the soul.” The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy, making the inexperienced one wise.
Deep Bible Study–being absorbed and making application…restoring strength..makes the inexperienced wise, heart rejoices and makes the eyes shine. We don’t need bad experiences to be wise, we don’t have to touch the fire to know we will be burned. {Experiencing many positive affects in life and making compassionate choices.  Having a personal friendship with God…God called Abraham His Friend. Humans have the opportunity to do the same.}
Challenges and obstacles that could hinder us spiritually…Jesus illustrates:
Matthew 13:3-8…”Then he told them many things by illustrations, saying: “Look! A sower went out to sow. 4 As he was sowing, some seeds fell alongside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. 5 Others fell on rocky ground where there was not much soil, and they immediately sprang up because the soil was not deep. 6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Others fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked them. 8 Still others fell on the fine soil, and they began to yield fruit, this one 100 times more, that one 60, the other 30.”
 Context…seed–Kingdom message…opportunity to satisfy need and different heart conditions…verses 3 & 4 seed didn’t grow? why? so much activity coming and going along roadside…not taking time to absorb spiritual food…rocky road – no root- tribulation/trials/hardship at once stumbled–difficulty and stopped growing spiritually. Thorns…anxiety of this system –deceptive power of riches, chokes it!
need to analyze our circumstances/priorities…anything going on? improper desire for a lot of material things? lack of priority for personal study?
{We can truly be happy by being conscious of our spiritual need…takes time, EFFORT!…can be realized/reached…a healthy place/spiritual paradise. Functioning well–manifesting compassionate ways in various aspects of living and loving.}

“Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need,* since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

footnote *Or “those who are beggars for the spirit.” (Matthew 5:3)

{am i too proud to beg?!}
{am i truly happy?!}
{am i satisfying my spiritual need?!}
7/15 17 @ 7:37 p.m.
*p.s. for clarification talk i heard (not personally wrote) my musings are in {}…this post is a deciphering of my notes of said talk/lecture.
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How Do You…

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know (for sure)??

how can i/(You) tell…

IF

am FULLY

aware of

completely conscious of

a (my)

“spiritual”

“need” (need is different from want)

and whether or

not

that/this

need

is

being

appropriately filled???

 

Do

i

(pretty much)

know

when

i

am

hungry,

right?!

How

do

i know

IF

am

feeding/filling

this

spiritual

hunger/need

appropriately??!

and

nutritiously??!

 

7/12/17@ 8:01 p.m.

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“Sounds of Life” are You Listening??! aka Sounding It Out!

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Heard this intriguing phrase “the sounds of life” in an encouraging talk.

How would You describe the “sounds of life” ??

may be? i’d sum up sounds this way:

Boo-Hoo!:(

and

Woo-hoo!:)

 

(Life is full of extreme happy and extreme sad and everything in between these two states…hmmm.)

What sounds are You making/hearing?…(with my mind or with my mouth? or with my fingers pounding my keyboard?)

my mind is looking forward to any time off…in near future, and my body is looking forward to a cup of tea now. My ears are looking forward to an uplifting song…so, i don’t wallow in my own depths of selfishness…so, i can actively pursue compassion today..and keep working!

EnJOY some Sunshine Reader:) and hope You’re life is full of WOO-HOO’s…:) (aka results of wise choices.) Life gets tricky/complicated…it’s like a new compassion language word..sometimes You gotta s-o-u-n-d it out! (aka look to divine wisdom for help.)

 

 

 

5/31/17 @ 12:41 p.m.

related context (IF needed)…/wellness/2013/06/did-you-hear-that-sound/

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Lunch time?

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Bon Appetit! 🙂

on-line Chinese help…

“màn màn chī” 慢慢吃

This literally means “eat slow”

 

so what are You/am i having for lunch or eating slow(ly)??

Some left-over Yucca from last night’s dinner with a little quinoa with black beans and corn…oh, and two mixed teas: green and an herbal infusion of peppermint, spearmint with tarragon. Yummy! (i messed up the Mojo…burnt the garlic, who does that?!..i am a distracted cooker;)… left it on too high and walked away briefly to do something else, ugh! i’d much rather prepare mind food anyway; that’s my thing.)

好吃
 Yummy
Hào chī

 

Healthy food choices important…also healthy mind food choices.

5/11/17 @ 12:56 p.m.

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A? Walking…Diction ary

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Walking Dictionary…walking dead…words. Let me explain.
No, i am not a know-it-all.  HA! (obviously, need no outward declaration of that fact!;))

I am not a definer/describer of every word out there in any language including my own heart language: English.

However, don’t You find: some words transcend simple definitions. Love. Peace. Compassion. Freedom. Hope. Do we understand love IF we erase the word hate. If we take away war are we left with…Peace?  IF we take the word “bad” out of the dictionary and censor/shun this word completely…does that automatically make us all good?? or kind?!

What about IF we add a bunch of new words…will we adopt new thinking consensus?? will we all speak in agreement?!

Some words are helpful. Some words hurtful and dangerous, scary and deadly, eh?

Do You respect words? (i “try” to carefully choose mine.)  (Ya, i probably should–would do well to expand my vocabulary! Yet, i like the power of small words that pack a big (spiritual/literary/poetic) punch.)

On the practical-side of things…we all need some form of easily comprehended communication and form of understanding, sharing, cooperation whether that is with letters, words, symbols or signs….to function well say as a united-global-brotherhood-of-fellow-fragile-life-inhabiting-Earth…in the pursuit of peace, unity, security.

How else do we describe or determine or decide…without words?! Like all preferences that all of us have no matter who we are or where we live…some of us prefer certain words over others. We usually like the ones that make us individually look and feel good/better. Words that tickle our ears in our comfort consciousness zones.

(It is a useless and futile game of frustration to fight over words.)

Same with numbers…take certain numbers away and do you still have the same amount? or value? money? equations?! May be, money just becomes plain paper…is that what it truly is–a fluctuating, non-fixed variable?…or take words that are empty…valueless…counterfeit aka meaningless.

People are not fixed…our words/our actions…may be our value (in the eyes of someone, or anyone or ourselves) changes…(If we are a person of our word…may be we gain respect (value). If we are someone who is not…may be we lose trust.)

Languages, words, values change over time. (Gain and loss are constants.)

Money can be power. Words can be power.

Both can be printed on paper…both can be burned.

Both can be used to manipulate the masses of mankind. For example, misunderstanding and mislabeling can result in much suffering and death for millions.

So can mis-education. Mis-direction of mis-understanding and mis-labeling.

Missing…out.

Just spell it out joanie!

L.a.w.

an important word to some…e.g., lawyers, judges, etc., people in power over people with limited or no power.

The Bible speaks of an important law that would be written on hearts. The Law of Love. (A law i personally don’t wanna break!) Those who respect this law…live it/communicate it daily (with words/deeds).

Some places of mind oppression persecute people or bully underdogs or express prejudice by enacting or exploiting…man-made law(s) to hurt and to keep those in power/control in power/control.  A large country out there…is using/enforcing the dangerous term “extremist” in an elastic stretch to wrap up and strangle…oppress/ban/prosecute…peace-loving, non-violent, Bible-readers/students, good-citizens of their respective country and good/loving neighbors to their fellow-fragile-life…(they are in my prayers my fellow-brothers & sisters; friends of compassion!) IF i were there in body…i would be mistreated/mislabeled the same way; no doubt. My heart/mind suffers right along with them!:(

All of us…have likes…our favorite friends, books…the Bible, an Awe-inspiring-Masterpiece to say the least, is not

a book to be banned or put on a list of so-called extremist reading!!!…

Nor its readers to be stripped of their fundamental human rights!

…the TRUTH found in the Bible and discovered by those who it set free…cannot be bound by bars nor bans…

nor bogus classifications!

 

4/1/17 @ 9:09 p.m. edited/updated/published 4/4/17 @ 10:18 a.m.

 

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2013, 14, 15, 16 Confessions of a Chocolate Lover

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Confessions of a chocolate lover…FY: i don’t want to stumble any (aka put an obstacle in anyone’s path that could potentially cause a fall) or be pushy as in push (aka potentially injure) any by my personal research/belief(s) system or by my love of chocolate…however, i am NOT/NEVER participating in Halloween whatsoever! (And yes, i share candy with kids; just at other times and for other reasons.) And Yes, i will control any chocolate and/or candy cravings for another day. Sorry, but i (little-fragile-life) refuse to be manipulated and controlled/enslaved by my desire for chocolate…or by threats of treats or tricks by big business or big media, big religion, popular tradition or scary zombies, etc.

for further context IF You choose to read (at your own risk of finding freedom)…check the following out please:)

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Halloween history and customs

Samhain: The origin of Halloween can be traced to this “ancient pagan festival celebrated by Celtic people over 2,000 years ago,” states The World Book Encyclopedia. “The Celts believed that the dead could walk among the living at this time. During Samhain, the living could visit with the dead.” However, the Bible clearly teaches that the dead “are conscious of nothing at all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5) Thus, they cannot contact the living.

 

Halloween costumes, candy, and trick or treat: According to the book Halloween—An American Holiday, An American History, some of the Celts wore ghoulish costumes so that wandering spirits would mistake them for one of their own and leave them alone. Others offered sweets to the spirits to appease them. In medieval Europe, the Catholic clergy adopted local pagan customs and had their adherents go from house to house wearing costumes and requesting small gifts. The Bible, on the other hand, does not permit merging false religious practices with the worship of God.—2 Corinthians 6:17.

 

Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, and zombies: These have long been associated with the evil spirit world. (Halloween Trivia) The Bible clearly states that we should oppose wicked spirit forces, not celebrate with them.—Ephesians 6:12.

 

Halloween pumpkins, or jack-o’-lanterns: In medieval Britain, “supplicants moved from door to door asking for food in return for a prayer for the dead,” and they would carry “hollowed-out turnip lanterns, whose candle connoted a soul trapped in purgatory.” (Halloween—From Pagan Ritual to Party Night) Others say that the lanterns were used to ward off evil spirits. During the 1800’s in North America, pumpkins replaced turnips because they were plentiful as well as easy to hollow out and carve. The beliefs behind this custom—the immortality of the soul, purgatory, and prayers for the dead—are not based on the Bible.—Ezekiel 18:4. (excerpted The Origins of Halloween–What Does the Bible say about them?)

{Personally, some feelings on the matter: i want my kids to enJOY chocolate or candy in moderation at appropriate times throughout the year and not have to feel like they are “entitled” to beg for these or trick/hurt/threaten others, in some way, to get what they want when they expect to get what they want. Nor do i like the idea of them feeling the need to pretend to be something they are not as a method to get what they may want i.e. scary costume, etc. And Yes, my kids have played dress up and pretend as part of their normal growth toward maturity at appropriate times.} i respect other parents may feel differently than me! Plus, my kids are old enough to decide for themselves to participate or not. (Honestly, i am Happy when they make courageous decisions that are different from the popular course. Just because the crowd does it, does not mean i want my kids involved…depends.)

10/29/16 @ 5:10 p.m

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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr: It’s COLD

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Hats off (i mean hats on) to all You BRAVE hearts enduring the bitterly cold weather (wherever and in whatever form it takes)!!:) This is a (semi) cold morning for us folks here in Florida. Listening to “winter” ish wind whip up (as i compose this piece) brings me back to my New England weather days (except i’m missing snow). AND…Where’s the hot coco?:)

Getting the little girls off to school this morning…puttering down the road in a cold car with cold engine (for the first time in years) got me thinking/asking: am i spoiled/complacent now by mild weather conditions these past 13 years?? It’s good my kids are getting to experience a tiny taste of what life is like for those of us who do not have (our) circumstances of living in tropical paradise.

We are all products of our conditioning: extreme or other…our minds and bodies molded. Who, what, where, why and when…has or is molding our thinking, doing, living, weathering??

The media/governments/religions/big businesses of this world exert MUCH influence over many…are we accepting, conforming and being controlled, molded into something (for the powers that be) to utilize/exploit/abuse, etc?!

Some stuff i’ve read & have encouraged my kids/teens to think about:

Ask yourself: ‘Does the way I dress, act, and speak really reflect who I am, or am I merely mimicking the stereotype I see depicted in the media?’

  “And stop being molded by this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, so that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
  • any who think they’re carving out their own identity are merely conforming to an identity that’s been handed to them.“I see it in my little sister,” says a young woman named Karen. “She pretends not to care about anything but clothes and boys. She’s smart, and I know that she has other interests, but she plays dumb because she thinks that’s the only way she can be like ‘all the other girls.’ And she’s only 12!”

    The stereotype does not reflect what all teenage girls want to be. “In the media, girls are shown as self-obsessed, ditzy, and prone to do immature things, but I think most of us have fairly good judgment,” says 15-year-old Alexis. “We have other things in our lives besides daydreaming about some cute guy.”

    The Bible says: “Mature people . . . have their powers of discernment trained to distinguish both right and wrong.”—Hebrews 5:14.

  • Stereotyping serves the interests of marketers—not those of teen girls. Recognizing the potential for profit, powerful industries—including publishing, fashion, technology, and entertainment—start targeting young people before they reach their teens. “Advertisers suggest tweens who don’t have the latest clothes, jewelry, makeup, and electronic products won’t be popular,” says the book 12 Going on 29. “Tweens see seductive commercials on a constant basis, even before they understand what the seduction is about.” `excerpt: Why Reject the Media Stereotype?—Part 1: For Girls

 Not only do powerful industries, governments, etc…want us all (younger and older) to hand over our power/our pocket books, but our minds and bodies too…NO THANKS…i’m NOT BUYING…(nor selling)…

While trying to keep warm…aka ALIVE! Where’s my hat?:)

 

(published 1/8/15 @ 10:42 a.m.)

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Binge Eating

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Dark, light, day, night, healthy, unhealthy, positive, negative… we all come under influences of one sort or another.

Some by choice, some by circumstance.

If all of us were functioning optimally, would most of us choose healthy, positive influences in our lives?? Perhaps.

We gotta eat! (I’m hungry as I write this.)

At any given moment in time… all of us have access to an abundant media feast at our fingertips. Many tables of mind food from which to choose.

Obviously, there are multi-level wellness benefits from healthy food for body/mind table vs. junk/contaminated food table. The buffet is spread… what will You choose??… Make it YUMMY & HEALTHY!:)

Personally, my health is very important to me… my physical, mental, emotional and most importantly to me: my spiritual health. Spiritual health is the, often over-looked, key to longevity of physical life. Am I a mind binge eater? When it comes to healthy, non-contaminated spiritual food: You betcha!! I admit to feeding my mind/spiritual need over my body/physical need… do I have a mind eating disorder?! -lol… not trying to be insensitive… physical eating disorders (BTW: I’m just skinny and I do eat!) is nothing to joke about. (May be my mind is super fat?) In my personal readings/research of spiritual matters/topics…which is like treasure hunting for gems…and not every rock is a precious stone. Fool’s gold (aka mineral/iron pyrite) is out there plenty for the taking.

Personally, like any table/buffet offering physical food: i’m selective to make a healthy choice and avoid what could damage my body. Same with my table of spiritual food. I prefer a positive table aka compassionate/angelic table over a negative/non-compassionate/demonic table.

I came across Time’s yearly list of  “best” websites ranging from: health & fitness, games, education, sports, quirky. What I didn’t see on the list was the category of spirituality. You must have favorite websites, right? (We all do.)

Ever wonder what websites are the most translated?! I LOVE languages and wish I could speak a few words in each… imagine all the new compassion friends I could make globally and what I would learn of value from each of them! (A common language as well as compassion and forgiveness brings unity/peace!)Though, the pure language of agape love transcends every literal language… so, that’s the language I mostly concentrate on learning/speaking/living fluently!:)

 Accessible in about 500 languages, with publications available for download in almost 700 languages, jw.org is the world’s most translated website.

Over one million unique visitors go to jw.org each day. The site features articles and videos offering practical advice to people of all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances.

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Spiritism & Spiritualism: BEWARE

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Recent readings:

Often called spiritualism, the practice of spiritism played a notable role in 19th-century thinking.

“The belief that the dead are alive in another sphere or condition of being is not new. It was part of the religion of the ancients, and was the very root of all mythology.”

“the unscriptural idea of the dead communicating with the living “has given cover and force to the deceptions practised by ‘demons’ under the guise of dis-embodied spirits of men. They have eagerly availed themselves of this mode of concealing their identity, and have thus perpetuated their sway over the minds and lives of many.” The early booklet What Say the Scriptures About Spiritism? gave similar warnings…”

 I cannot put up with the use of uncanny power.—Isa. 1:13.

Interesting scriptures:

“There should not be found in you anyone who . . . binds others with a spell.”—DEUTERONOMY 18:10, 11.

Is the claim that hypnotism is linked to the occult just a figment of someone’s imagination? Fantasy tales in movies and novels may have nurtured the idea, but the connection between hypnotism and spiritism has a real basis. Regarding hypnotism, the Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology explains: “Its history is inextricably interwoven with occultism.” Religious trances, which have been a part of sorcery and magic throughout history, are commonly viewed as a form of hypnosis. Also, the priests in ancient Egypt and Greece induced a type of hypnotic state when trying to cure illnesses in the name of their false gods.

The above-quoted encyclopedia notes: “Even today much hypnotic phenomena is classed as ‘Spiritualist.’” While it is difficult to determine to what extent various forms of hypnotism may have to do with the occult, the fact is that God clearly condemns all forms of spiritism. (Deuteronomy 18:9-12; Revelation 21:8)

What about the effect of hypnosis on a person’s mind and behavior? Are there any risks involved? One valid concern is that while hypnotized a person may have little control of his behavior. Stage hypnotists utilize this feature, impelling volunteers to do things they would not normally do, even to seem to be drunk.

The Encyclopedia Americana says of these public displays of hypnosis: “The hypnotized subject may be openly susceptible to even veiled suggestion, he may have ready access to his more usually heavily veiled unconscious drives, and he may while hypnotized feel that all social and personal curbs on his behavior have been removed.” Collier’s Encyclopedia states: “The hypnotized subject enjoys an undiverted concentration of his faculties, which makes him intensely attentive to the hypnotist’s suggestions and cooperative in carrying out suggestions.”

Does this sound harmless?

“Each one of you should know how to get possession of his own vessel in sanctification and honor.” (1 Thessalonians 4:4) Clearly, hypnosis would hamper one’s ability to follow such counsel.

Hypnosis is defined as “a sleeplike state usually induced by another person in which the subject may experience forgotten or suppressed memories, hallucinations, and heightened suggestibility.”—The American Heritage

“Present your bodies a sacrifice living, holy, acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason. And quit being fashioned after this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”—Romans 12:1, 2.

For me personally…i want my mind fully AWAKE…i want to exercise my own power of reason & self-control & choice…i’m not going to open my self-controlled-awakened-mind up to masked manipulators…who may want to influence/control me in a sleep-like state for selfish reasons…say to use or abuse me!

i read these interesting points:

HYPNOTISM has been the subject of much debate and controversy.* Even experts in the field find it difficult to explain. It is generally understood that hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, or trance. Most people, however, are more interested in what hypnotism can do than in what it is.

In recent years it has become common for health practitioners in some lands to recommend hypnotism as a treatment. For instance, the magazine Psychology Today states: “Hypnotherapy can treat headaches, ease labor pains, help you quit smoking, replace anesthesia, and improve study habits—all without side effects.” On the other hand, many associate hypnotism with spiritism and the occult.

What is the Bible’s viewpoint? Of course, the Bible is not a health textbook, and it does not comment directly on the subject of hypnotism. But the principles found in God’s Word can help us determine God’s view.

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