Demonic Possession or Mental Illness: How Can You Tell?

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In this article, I use the word ‘demon’ to mean an evil, malevolent, oppressing spiritual entity, which torments, scares, induces negative activities from or burdens an individual. I do not believe ALL disembodied energies and spirits should automatically be considered evil.

Modern Exorcism is More Scientific Than You May Think.

When The Exorcist came out the day after Christmas in 1973, it was a first introduction to Catholic exorcism for many, as well as a first look into manifestations of demonic display. People were afraid of the dark after watching that movie and rushed to churches to devote their full attention to Christ for divine protection. Now society finds itself in a mental health crisis as Chiron traverses through Aries (representing the head with all of its components) and many are asking, “should we call a priest or a psychiatrist?”

Even in the 70s, all requests for exorcism had to be investigated, and if you did not have time for that, you could find a southern COGIC church on Sunday afternoon around 2:30 pm est and they’d take care of it. In fact I have heard stories, from the horses mouth, tell how a good healer could sober up alcoholics and cure drug addiction. However there is no timeframe recorded for how long the process took so nobody knows whether or not the church service was so long that the person actually had time to sober up. The fact that they never again picked up a bottle or pack of cigarettes does give credence to their claim of a miraculous deliverance, even with the issue being listed scientifically as a mental health problem, which usually requires rehab.

In modern times, medical doctors are surely called upon by priests so that physical and mental evaluations can be done prior to and during any rites being performed. This is to ensure that no physical malady is overlooked, which could end in death and lawsuits as in the case of the infamous exorcism of Anneliese Michelle who inspired the movie The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

In the old days, the local villager who exhibited signs of mental illness could easily be named the Shaman within the community — such is not the case in modern times within urban communities. We also know that Christian pastors have battled addictions, depression, suicidal ideations and the like so Christianity is not a guarantee of immunity from mental health issues.

In this brief article, researched processes determining demonic possession vs mental health crisis will be evaluated and presented for your reflection and comments.

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2021 | The Year of Surrender – How To Tame Your Feral Shadow – Entry 3

It’s Time to Claim All of You!

Shadow Work is a buzz word in the New Age spiritual community. In shamanic circles it is called journeying to the underworld. Do you reject your shadow side and embrace all love and light? Heaven forbid.

Psychiatrist Carl Jung introduced us to Jungian archetypes, which  are defined as universal, archaic symbols and images that derive from the collective unconscious or structures of the unconscious mind, which are shared amongst all of the same species. They share similar motifs to Tarot and Oracle cards, such as the mother/empress; the father; the High Priestess; the Trickster; etc. Basically these are personalities that dwell within the psyche of humans [primordial forces, instincts and survival templates], and which seek to express themselves from time to time. Some of them are considered to be shadows as they express the darker nature, which too many of you do not develop, but only suppress.

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2021 | The Year of Surrender – Understand the Meaning of the Word – Entry 2

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What is the Meaning of the Word Surrender? Start with the Prefix ‘Sur’.

This morning, it was impressed upon me to look more deeply into the word surrender.

The latin word ‘sur’ means above; over; or in addition to, like a surcharge is an amount paid in addition to the regular cost. It is related to the term ‘super’, which also means ‘beyond’ or ‘in addition to. Think of Superman and how his abilities surpassed that of mere mortals.

When you think of survival, you may think it means to live (vive) despite some obstacle that challenges your existence. It is to rise above or supercede circumstances that threaten life.

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2021 | The Year of Surrender – Entry 1

I Was Reared in the “Name It Claim It” Genre: Now I’m Tired.

“Ask what you will”, they said, “and it will be done for you.”

The problem is I did not know what I wanted or what was best for me. So started a cycle of bad marriages, unwanted circumstances and feeling like I was somehow not in the right place and everything was happening at the wrong time. I began to say what I saw, therefore my confession was skewed, which fueled an unending flow of more bad experiences. I have grown weary of this.

Like me, some of you need a break from the Manifestation team and are ready to surrender to the Divine. Some call it God, Goddess, The Absolute, Brahma, Brahman, Spirit, Orisha, Loa, The Deep, The Light, whatever. If you have not learned anything in all of your mistakes [in all of my e-zine articles], you know It exists. I will call It Spirit in this post.

There is a school of thought that says Spirit is neutral and does not know the difference between good and bad. I go further to say that when [S]he is surrendered to, and little demand is made, good things occur as a result, things conducive to life.

I Haven’t Tried Surrender Since I Was a Baby, and It Wasn’t Too Bad Then.

Swami Vivekananda said:

Instead of the sacrifice of pouring oblations into the fire, perform this one great sacrifice day and night — the sacrifice of your little self. “In search of wealth in this world, Thou art the only wealth I have found; I sacrifice myself unto Thee. In search of some one to be loved, Thou art the only one beloved I have found; I sacrifice myself unto Thee.” Let us repeat this day and night, and say, “Nothing for me; no matter whether the thing is good, bad, or indifferent; I do not care for it; I sacrifice all unto Thee.”

There is freedom in this passage, for we see that in all of the genocides and massacres of the world, there was strife and intense selfish desire that only led to death and chaos.

You want to trust Spirit. You are ready to trust Spirit. How do you become as a child again?

Any Great Feat Begins with Intention. Here’s Your 1st Assignment.

Your intention, my intention, will be different this time.

I don’t know how many posts I will write. I don’t know how this will change me. What I do know is there will be no force, only surrender. I also know that to do something over and over again when it is not working for you is called insanity.

You may have been doing life wrong for a long time so don’t be surprised if you have pause and consider how and what to think along the way.

If you want to join me on this journey, starting now, through December 31 2021, here is the plan. I think we are stronger together 🙂

Your intention for the remainder of December 2020 is to surrender to the Highest Manifestation of Life. This is all you will focus on.

The Mantra is: I surrender to the Highest Manifestation of Spirit while I live on Earth.

Don’t think about love; don’t think about money; don’t think about your enemies, don’t think about death, do not consider work.

What will this accomplish? I believe you will begin to feel the presence of Spirit in a big way and Spirit will demonstrate synchronicities and It’s True personality. It’s time to get to know Spirit again, because everything Spirit pushes, Spirit backs up, and that’s all you need.

Acerola: The Vitamin C Superpower

In the World of Vitamin C, There’s an Old Kid on the Block!

There is a shrub-like tree that is native to Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean that grows fruit, which looks like a cross between a cranberry and crabapple. It is a fruit that many in the United States have not heard of, but it can be an amazing force in the battle against #disease: ACEROLA.

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5 Years From Now, You’ll Look Back on Today and See How Wonderful You Are.

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Always Rise Above Your Circumstances and See the Forest with Its Trees.

It’s important that you know where you are in life for if you become lost, you may not be able to see the reality of how things are. Keep a life compass in your hands and identify who and where you are at all times; only then will you know where you are going. Remember to breathe along the way.

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