Thursday, February 20, 2020

to create environments that support lasting wholeness.

"I’ve been a “Charismatic” my entire life. I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly. I’ve seen the awe-inspiring and the cringe-worthy. I’ve seen the real and the fake.

Today, I’m trying to sum up some of my observations, because I believe a healthy approach to supernatural healing is profoundly important for the future of the Church.

Let me open with a big fat clarification that many of my observations are cumulative generalizations based on a wide range of experiences.

I am not attempting to judge the heart of specific individuals or ministries, and no, I am not subtly referring to ________ who you personally dislike.
With that said, let’s get started.

1. I have zero doubt supernatural healing is real.

If you haven’t witnessed this firsthand, it can be hard to believe. If you haven’t had a doctor look at you and say, “I have no clue how this happened,” it can be hard not to ignore such accounts.

My father had a golf-ball sized tumor in his neck simply disappear after it was prayed for. I’ve been a part of communities where cancer getting healed, backed up with medical verification, was a fairly common occurrence. 

While it’s not an everyday or even every-year occurrence, I have seen enough black-and-white, indisputable healings to remove any question from my mind that it’s possible.

Supernatural healing does happen, and it’s probably not as rare as you think.

2. Most healing “testimonies” are pure speculation.

Unfortunately, many Charismatic communities give skeptics all the ammunition they need, and this is true even in places were legitimate healing is taking place.
I spent 3 years at a fairly popular ministry school, and about 95% of the testimonies told by students sounded something like this:

“So I went up to this stranger and asked if he had pain in his body. He said, “Yes, I have pain in my ____.” So I prayed for him and the pain left, and I’m just so excited about God completely healing him.” *clap, clap, clap
Now, I have zero problem with praying for pain to leave someone’s body. I do it all the time and will even share a pain-relief testimony later in this article.

But here are a few of the issues:

What was the underlying condition? Did that get healed?
Did the pain stay gone or was it just temporary relief?

Why is it ALWAYS a stranger, giving no opportunity for accountability or follow up?

Why, in 3 years of ministry, was pain relief 100% of all student-given testimonies?

Having someone tell you, “Pain left a part of my body,” and then reporting that as “he was completely healed” is pure speculation… at best.

After 3 years of this, I find myself far more skeptical of healing testimonies leaving the school than I was when I entered, and this is coming from someone who fully believes in the legitimacy of supernatural healing.

And what’s worse…

3. Those praying often don’t truly care about the people they’re praying for.
At first glance, this may seem harsh, but let’s just stop and be real. Let’s ask our testimony-sharers to answer these questions:

Who is the person you just prayed for?

What is the most pressing issue on their heart?

How did God want to minister to them?

In many cases, the testimony-sharer can’t answer a single one of these questions? In many cases, they really don’t want to know, because the answers wouldn’t make for a great “testimony”.

All too often, when the gifts are involved, there seems to be a template-approach to ministry, coupled with a complete indifference towards those being ministered to. Sure, people will make an emotional show of it, but at the end of the day, if you can’t answer the most basic question about a person, did you really “minister” to them?

4. Healing anointings have nothing to do with holiness.

I bought into this lie pretty hardcore. It was how I was taught. “Your holiness qualifies you to be used of God.”

I spent years doing all the right things and wondering why I wasn’t seeing manifestations of supernatural power in my life.

And why shouldn’t I have bought into this idea? The guy telling it to me was one of the most supernatural ministers I’ve ever seen. We are talking crazy stuff… dude-seeing-through-an-eyeball-less-socket crazy… 13 year cancer-free zone crazy.

But as anyone who has been very long in Charismania can tell you, the annual “famous supernatural pastor falls” event makes it pretty clear that holiness is NOT the standard by which God doles out anointing, and even just having this perspective leads to dysfunction.

Can you imagine the pressure of telling everyone they need to be holy to be used, and then finding yourself face-to-face with your own issues. Where do you turn? When everyone expects you to be holy — when you’ve convinced yourself that is what qualifies you — where do you go when you realize it wasn’t true?

Vulnerability is the key to sustainability. It’s the key to wholeness and community and joy.

You don’t need to wait to reach some holiness standard to be used of God. Our God is a God of the journey, not the destination.

5. Healing anointings have nothing to do with theological accuracy.

On a similar note, I’d like to point out that just as one’s healing anointing doesn’t confirm his or her personal “holiness”, it also doesn’t confirm theological accuracy.

Again, I bought into this one, because when two guys are arguing and only one is doing miracles, siding with miracle dude seems like the natural choice.
If only discovering theological truth was as easy as finding the craziest miracles…

Needless to say, when you have hundreds of healing evangelists all disagreeing on the nature of God, it becomes readily apparent that the anointing has little to do with theological accuracy.

6. That said, healing anointings are real… and powerful.

Despite everything I’ve just said, Paul wasn’t kidding when he said God’s gifts and callings are irrevocable. There are some people who are simply called and gifted.

I’ve encountered these people. I’ve served with them. What would constitute the craziest moment of my life is an average Thursday for them. My intro to healing prayer was praying for a few headaches. Their’s was healing an entire deaf/mute school (that’s a real example). In all honesty, these people didn’t do anything to earn this special anointing. It just is what it is.

Some steward it well. Others don’t. I can tell you that Jesus wasn’t joking when He said to whom much is given, much is required. There is much required from these individuals as well, and I’ve come to appreciate, at times, that I don’t have the same weight on my own shoulders.

7. Supernatural healing is not limited to the “anointed”.

While anointings, giftings, and callings are real, I want to be clear that no one is restricted from being used by God to bring healing.

1 Cor 12:31 tells us to “eagerly desire the greater gifts.” I’ve seen people who didn’t even know God ask Him to heal their friend’s arm and then watch in amazement as it happened. I’ve completely bombed words of knowledge for healing and then seen God show up and heal people.

There are no restrictions. God is not limited to our giftings. He really likes demonstrating His love to people, and anyone interested in partnering with Him in loving people can see healing take place.

Furthermore, God is bringing the Church into a new paradigm that replaces “the man of God” with “the people of God”. The Kingdom of Heaven was never be designed to be carried by a handful. It’s time for the Church as a whole to understand the Kingdom and bring the world into abundant life.
And this is precisely why I believe a healthy perspective towards healing is needed. The problem is…

8. No one seems to actually understand healing.

The Evangelical Church and its Charismatic offshoots are rather famous for claiming to have the final word on virtually everything. And yet, within this assurance of total certainty, there seems to be a uniform acceptance that supernatural healing is beyond our understanding.

In Evangelical circles, divine healing is typically viewed as the sovereign act of God, if it’s believed in at all. God moves according to His will, and we have little-to-no influence in how He chooses to interact with humanity. We can pray, but God’s decision to heal or not to heal doesn’t have much to do with our participation.

In many Charismatic circles, the opposite could be said. We are commissioned to bring the power of God to the world. God always wants to use us to heal, and when it doesn’t happen, it’s because there are shortcomings on our end. These shortcomings might involve our level of faith, level of holiness, level of passion, level of perseverance, etc. — no one really knows — but as we grow in these undefined areas, we will see more healing take place through our ministry.

In either paradigm, healing is regarded with uncertainty. And unlike virtually any other area of theology, uncertainty towards healing is vigorously defended.

9. And apparently, you shouldn’t try to understand it either.

I remember at one point a famous teacher told me that trying to understand God was the same as trying to control God. This comment was made with a particular emphasis towards the supernatural.

When I mentioned on Facebook that I was writing an article along these lines, the most “liked” comment I received stated the following:

I don’t think there is any one avenue in which healing is delivered. It comes from many different places. The only theology a person should have regarding healing, is that God still heals today. 

As to why or how or when? It’s never up to us. I have prayed for a deaf man to be healed, and though I can honestly say I wasn’t sure if God would heal him, he still got healed. I’ve also had complete faith God would heal another man I prayed with whom a heart murmur and he was healed.

I’ve also been healed during a service when no one was praying for my specific ailment. I’ve prayed for many other healings, and also seen nothing happen. Since healing is in his presence, it seems to occur at His prerogative. Knowing when healing is going to happen comes then, when you know his heart.
In many ways, this is a fairly healthy perspective.

But what is most interesting to me is the actively expressed view that “the ONLY theology a person should have regarding healing, is that God still heals today.”

Just like the teacher I mentioned before, this individual was expressing a belief that one SHOULD NOT seek to understand healing.

Why is that? We don’t typically have this stance toward other areas of our theology. Why healing?

10. Prayer for healing doesn’t seem to have a predictable result.

For the free-thinking Christian, discovering theological truth looks a lot like the scientific process. It involves a number of steps:

Observe and encounter God as He works in your life and the lives of others.
Look to Scripture to help you interpret your observations and experiences.
Refine your conclusions through feedback from friends, fathers & mothers, and the Holy Spirit.

Continue to observe, interpret, and refine.

And just like the scientific process, we end up with working theories — conclusions about who God is and how He responds to the situations we encounter.

Many of our conclusions are not practically testable. For example, when we conclude that “God is forgiving”, we measure the practical accuracy of this by the peace in our spirits when we ask God for forgiveness. This is hardly a legitimate test, but like so many aspects of religion, it aligns with our belief system, our personal reality confirms it, the similar realities of others affirm it… and at the end of the day, it works for us.

The difference with healing is that it IS practically testable.

We pray for someone, and they are either healed or they aren’t healed. Unlike most religious activities, this provides us with immediate feedback to factor into our belief system, and we aren’t used to dealing with that.

To make matters even more complicated, prayer for healing doesn’t seem to yield predictable or consistent results.

We pray a certain way for a certain condition, in a certain frame of mind, and that condition is healed. We repeat the process with similar parameters and nothing happens.

We never know what will happen the next time we pray for someone, and as a result, most have concluded that the nature of healing can’t by understood.

Furthermore, trying to isolate a more specific understanding could destroy our mainstream approach to evangelism.

11. Our approach to evangelism requires we remain ignorant towards healing.

In both Evangelical and Charismatic circles, evangelism often looks remarkably like business sales.

Establish a need — “You are headed straight for eternal, fiery torment. You need help”

Pitch the main benefit — “By accepting Jesus, you can avoid eternal, fiery torment.”

Sweeten the deal — “But wait, there’s more. God answers prayer (for healing, finances, relationships) so you will have a better life.”

Always be closing — “Would you like to pray this prayer and avoid fiery damnation?”

Don’t waste too much time on any one pitch — there are too many souls that need saving.

In this context, healing ministry tends to be part of the salvation sales pitch. It tends to be less personal and more “how can we reach the most people”.
There are upsides and downsides to this perspective, but regardless of one’s opinion on the matter, it makes sense to have an “I don’t know” theology on healing when our goal is maximum reach and “results aren’t guaranteed”. It makes sense to keep our expectations of healing vague when we can’t predict the outcome and salvation is the primary objective.

12. Uncertainty is needed to sustain healing ministries.
For “healing ministries” specifically, uncertainty is a MUST.

Think about it. These people are praying for thousands at a time. It’s simply not sustainable to worry about any one individual.

There is no time to focus on why some are healed and some aren’t. If you have to worry about those who don’t get healed, you will burn out quickly.

For those in this style of ministry, the best option is to simply continue praying and trust God with the results. Some of the most powerful, legitimate healing ministries I’ve encountered use this approach.

On the one hand, it makes sense. I get it. And while I would never speak ill of these ministries, at the same time, this perspective of uncertainty doesn’t seem to be what we see when we look in scripture.

13. The Bible suggests that healing faith is related to understanding authority.
As a research-prone sort of chap with a longstanding fascination of physical healing, I’ve paid particular attention to discussions on healing within the Bible. The most profound account, in my opinion, is that of Jesus’ with the centurion in Luke 7.

2 And a centurion’s slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die. 3 When he heard about Jesus, he sent some [b]Jewish elders asking Him to come and [c]save the life of his slave. 4 When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying, “He is worthy for You to grant this to him; 5 for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue.”

6 Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, “[d]Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof; 7 for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just [e]say the word, and my [f]servant will be healed. 8 For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”
9 Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, “I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.” 10 When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.

Jesus marvels at the centurion’s faith, but what we see in the centurion is not the “blind belief” many Christians think of as faith, but rather, a deep-seated understanding of authority.

The centurion is not saying, “Jesus, I believe in you, and I believe you can heal.” He is literally saying, “I understand how authority works, and I recognize that you have authority over my servant’s physical well-being.”
14. This revelation of authority led to me seeing more healing.

The more I dwelt on this account of the centurion, the more I came to believe that there was power to heal in a revelation of Christ’s authority. As I began to meditate on this, it began to take root in me and affect the way I did ministry.
The most notable incident involved a longtime missionary I was working with named Denny. He and his wife Danette had spent decades on the mission field and were the epitome of servant-leaders.

However, for the last 4 years, Denny had been experiencing sharp, constant back pain as the result of a minor back injury. The underlying injury had healed on a functional level, but there was still lingering pain, as is so often the case with back injuries, that the doctor’s couldn’t really do anything about.

When the call for healing prayer went out one Sunday night, Denny stood and I walked over to pray for him, aware of his back pain from previous discussions. People around the room prayed for those standing for around 2–3 minutes, and then the service continued onward.

The moment I laid my hands on Denny’s back, however, something clicked in my spirit. I don’t know quite how to describe it, but I had a profound conviction that this back pain was unacceptable and had zero authority to be there. From our previous conversations, I knew Denny had always enjoyed being an athlete, but had been unable to engage in his favorite activities because of this pain. I was angry about this, and I was aware that I had the authority to command this pain to leave. It wasn’t in question. I knew this pain was going to leave.

Accordingly, when the rest of the service moved on and nothing had changed in Denny’s back, I kept praying, because I knew he was about to be healed of this pain. Denny and the others praying for him were willing to keep it going, so we went outside and continued praying. Around 20 minutes later, Denny was running laps around the church with no pain. And even more importantly, as of the last time I checked with Denny, the pain has never returned and he has resumed his enjoyment of athletic pursuits.

Why am I telling you this? Because I am convinced there is a connection between healing and authority, and I want to continue pursuing that understanding with your help.

But going back to our discussion of healing ministries…
15. Jesus would make a terrible Charismatic healing evangelist.

In more “progressive” Charismatic circles, there is this idea that Jesus is our model for the Christian life — that Jesus was the example of what is possible when a man or woman is in right relationship with the Father and Holy Spirit.
Jesus had a 100% healing rate. He didn’t try to heal people. He healed them. But what did he do with this profound ability?

He went about His Father’s business.

In Charismania, if you have a noticeable healing rate (let’s say 50%), you’re next step is to proclaim yourself a healing evangelist and spend the rest of your life visiting churches and praying for thousands of people. Imagine what would happen if someone had a 100% healing gift.

I can guarantee you “going about the Father’s business” would be the LAST thing on their mind.

I don’t say that as a judgement of character. The motivations might be 100% pure. But in the Charismatic community, we’ve re-defined “the Lord’s work” as “the use of spiritual gifts”. If you have a gift, it needs to be used for massive outreaches, television appearances, and conferences.

Jesus would be terrible at filling this role. Today’s leaders would lament his “wasted talent” and “unused giftings”. I mean think about it — a man with a 100% healing rate who didn’t spend a large percentage of his time healing people.

And this makes me think…

16. We need to re-evaluate our definition of “successful ministry”.
A sold-out conference. A bestselling book. A megachurch.

These are what we call “success” in American Christianity. But what do any of these things actually accomplish? What is the ROI of these events? What is the meaningful impact? What is the lasting benefit?

Every year, Christian leaders bemoan the supposed disintegration of the world’s moral fiber. They decry the lack of impact the Church is making, and then they continue speaking at the same conferences, running the same TV programs, and collecting the same paychecks they have for the last 20 years.

“Ministry” is from the Greek word diakoneo, meaning “to serve” or douleuo, meaning “to serve as a slave.”

Why is being a sought-after itinerant, best-selling author, and conference keynote speaker the pinnacle of a career allegedly devoted to “serving”.

Is this really “the Father’s business”? Or are we simply slapping the Father’s name on our own businesses?

17. I don’t think physical healing is always God’s priority.

So what does it look like to be about our Father’s business? And how does this apply to healing?

While I would tend to agree with the perspective that it’s always God’s heart to heal, I’ve come to realize that physical healing is not always His priority.
I believe that Jesus came to give us abundant life. He came to rewrite mankind’s paradigm of God by introducing us to the Father.

Physical health and wholeness is an important part of living life abundantly, but it’s not the only part, and I would even go as far as saying it’s not the most important part.

This is where “the Father’s business” comes into play. Too often, we enter a ministry scenario with an agenda.

We are there to minister in the way we want to minister or the way we feel best equipped to minister.

But this isn’t the model we see from Jesus. Jesus did what He saw the Father doing. Jesus partnered with the Holy Spirit in prioritizing what the Father was prioritizing, rather than simply following a ministry template. And just like Jesus, we should approach ministry and life in general looking for the Father’s priorities.

NOT looking for a step by step path that we are supposedly supposed to follow but simply looking to partner with what God is doing in people’s lives, rather than trying to dictate what WE want God to do in their lives.

18. Physical healing is often a quick-fix rather than a permanent solution.
I’ve seen people get supernaturally healed of cancer — complete with medical verification — and then relapse and die. I’ve seen God supernaturally restore relationships and then watched them implode a few years later. I’ve seen drug addicts supernaturally delivered without a single withdrawal only to fall back into addiction down the road.

Healing and deliverance are rarely long-term solutions. They are gifts. They are often quick-fixes that give us the freedom to address deeper problems. And they are meant to facilitate a more complete wholeness.

In the charismatic world, we often make supernatural gifts the point. We have elevated these momentary touches of God into our basis for ministry. Meanwhile, our kids grow up disillusioned, our marriages fail, our pastors fall, and we have virtually zero lasting impact in the communities our plentiful testimonies come from.

We need to shift our focus.

19. We need to create environments that support lasting wholeness.
If you treat your body like crap, it will break down and develop problems.

God can step in and heal you of one or more of those problems, but if the way you treat your body doesn’t change, your will simply develop new problems.
You can be a lousy husband and destroy your marriage.

God can step in and supernaturally turn you and your wife’s hearts towards each other, but if nothing changes in how you go about being a husband, it won’t be long before you once again destroy your marriage.

You can have a negative belief system that leads you to hate yourself. God can step in and give you a revelation of your worth, but if you don’t change your internal and external environments — the beliefs you have about yourself, the way to talk about yourself, the way the people around you talk about you — you will drift back into hating yourself.

We need environments that support wholeness. We need environments that support physical well-being — environments that don’t view our bodies as just something to shed on our way to “heaven”. We need environments that support emotional intelligence and healthy relationships.

We need environments that support healthy belief systems — that teach us to view ourselves as sons & daughters made for joy rather than miserable sinners made for submission to a control freak.

I’d much rather live in an environment where people didn’t get sick then one where they continuously cycled through sickness and healing.

2o. We can’t be afraid to love.

“Desire earnestly the best gifts, and yet I will show you a more excellent way…”
We all know where this is heading. It really is all about love. And love looks like something.

We can’t be afraid to love. When you are looking at the boy in the wheelchair, love looks like something. It might look like being bold enough to pray for healing. It might look like simply talking with him, discovering his heart and passions. It might look like hearing God’s heart for him and declaring that over him.

As you grow in relationship with Holy Spirit, you will get better at discerning which of those is best in the moment, but honestly, you really can’t go wrong if you are there to love.

We can’t be afraid to love. We can’t be afraid to engage. It’s really easy to not engage. I know. I’ve been there. After spending 3 years constantly engaged, I’m very much enjoying a season of rest and allowing myself to be be ministered to.
But I can’t stay here forever. Not because I’m obligated to accomplish something for God. Not because souls need to be saved from a fiery doom.

I need to engage because love looks like something, and I was made to love.
Originally published on BrazenChurch.com"

Source
https://medium.com/@BrazenChurch/20-observations-on-supernatural-healing-after-20-years-in-charismania-3bfc3bbf03a3

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Reiki, Energy Healing, Writing Contest. Supernatural Healer, BioEnergy Healing, Faith Healer, Quantum Healing. Writing Contest.

Universal Church of Light Writing Contest

Our Writing Contest for April 2020


Topic:   Supernatural Healer


Kind of Writing Entry: Short Story, Poem or Essay with Focus on
Supernatural Healers whatever that means to you. This will be a short write up
with a minimum of 500 words.
Amount of Words:   Minimum 500 words


What Judges are looking for:  Passion in writing, originality, a feeling
for the true depth and magic of healing on a supernatural level.


Deadline for this Contest Submission:    APRIL 2, 2020


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Monday, February 17, 2020

Socialism Essay Contest

Universal Church of Light Announces:
Persuasive Essay Contest

SOCIALISM:  Persuasive Essay Writing Contest

FIRST PLACE $1500


TOPIC of Essay CONTEST:   Choice of Two Different Topics

  1. Socialism is Humanitarian
    OR
  2. Socialism is Inhumane


Kind of Writing Entry:  Persuasive Essay

Amount of Words:   400-1000 words

What Judges are looking for:  Passion in writing, originality, a Convincing Essay on your perspective, a new way of looking at an age old issue, a compassionate clear argument. If you truly Convince Us of your Point Of View.

Specific Topic:   Socialism is Humanitarian

How is Socialism a Gift to Humanity, clearly and convincingly stated how is Socialism a benefity to all, how is Socialism a blessing for humanity and not a curse per say. Our Judges are looking for your convincing persuading arguement that Socialism improves a Society as a whole and is indeed Humanatarian.


Specific Topic:   Socialism is Inhumane. 

How has socialism affected your life? How do you believe Socialism is cruel to you or society as you know it, from your experience, perspective and imagination.  How does Socialism Harm society as a whole and as an individual. How would socialism make your life worse somehow? Is it not cruel to give billions to war and foreign aid but cruel to give aid to local homeless, and to all citizens? Any way you can clearly convince your point of view.

Questions ? eMail Director at ReverendCrystalCox@Gmail.com 

Deadline for this Contest Submission:    MAY 3, 2020

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ENTRY FEE:  $25 via PayPal eMail BBgoddessChurch@Gmail.com 

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Traditional Medicine and Magic in Zulu Society. Traditional Healers, Energy Healers is the ONLY way to heal. Modern Medicine is Barbaric. You can Heal You. Doctors do not heal you, main stream doctors keep you sick and do not invoke love, high vibration in any way.

"Herbalists and Diviners

Diviners usually wear long white, beaded headdresses in acknowledgement of their association with the shades of the underworld.

Traditional medicines in Zulu society have their origins in the mists of antiquity; and their use and application today have changed little over the ages.

The Zulu make a distinction between the herbalist 'inyanga yokwelapha', whose task it is, still today, to administer medicines made from plants and animals, and the diviner 'inyanga yokubhula', who 'smells out' or divines the cause of complaints by using bones, shells, seeds and other artefacts.

The diviner keeps these items in a special container which he or she throws on a mat, much like the throwing of dice, and from the way they land is able to divine the client's problems.

There are two other categories of diviners: the isangoma is a medium who can make contact with the ancestral spirits and prescribe medicines according to their dictates, which are then obtained from the inyanga yokubhula; the isanusi is a diviner capable of 'smelling out' sorcerers and other evil-doers.
Isangoma

A Sangoma from the Zulu tribe.

The inyanga 'plural izinyanga' and isangoma acquire their knowledge and skills over a long apprenticeship which in traditional society could span as long as 20 years.

Traditionally medicine men and women occupied a very high status in the community, often second only to the chief.

In modern urban society this status has largely been translated into wealth. Most izinyanga in urban areas have shops in which they have consulting rooms and from which they dispense and sell their medicines."

Source
http://southafrica.co.za/traditional-medicine-and-magic-in-zulu-society.html

Traditional healers of Southern Africa. Sangoma Divination Healing, Ancient Healing Methods. Traditional Medicine. Inyanga Plant Medicines.

""Sangoma"

Traditional Medicine

For Inyanga, Rhodesia, see Nyanga, Zimbabwe.

Traditional healers of Southern Africa are practitioners of traditional African medicine in Southern Africa.
They fulfill different social and political roles in the community, including divination, healing physical, emotional and spiritual illnesses, directing birth or death rituals, finding lost cattle, protecting warriors, counteracting witchcraft, and narrating the history, cosmology, and myths of their tradition.

There are two main types of traditional healers within the Nguni, Sotho-Tswana, and Tsonga societies of Southern Africa: the diviner (sangoma), and the herbalist (inyanga).

These healers are effectively South African shamans who are highly revered and respected in a society where illness is thought to be caused by witchcraft, pollution (contact with impure objects or occurrences) or through neglect of the ancestors.

It is estimated that there are as many as 200,000 indigenous traditional healers in South Africa compared to 25,000 Western-trained doctors.] Traditional healers are consulted by approximately 60% of the South African population, usually in conjunction with modern biomedical services.

For harmony between the living and the dead, vital for a trouble-free life, traditional healers believe that the ancestors must be shown respect through ritual and animal sacrifice.

They perform summoning rituals by burning plants like imphepho (Helichrysum petiolare), dancing, chanting, channelling or playing drums.

Traditional healers will often give their patients muti—medications made from plant, animal and minerals—imbued with spiritual significance.

These muti often have powerful symbolism; for example, lion fat might be prepared for children to promote courage.

There are medicines for everything from physical and mental illness, social disharmony and spiritual difficulties to potions for protection, love and luck.

Although Sangoma is a Zulu term that is colloquially used to commonly describe all types of Southern African traditional healers, there are differences between practices: an inyanga is concerned mainly with medicines made from plants and animals, while a sangoma relies primarily on divination for healing purposes and might also be considered a type of fortune teller.

In modern times, colonialism, urbanisation, apartheid and transculturation have blurred the distinction between the two and traditional healers tend to practice both arts.

Traditional healers can alternate between these roles by diagnosing common illnesses, selling and dispensing remedies for medical complaints, and divining cause and providing solutions to spiritually or socially centred complaints.

Each culture has their own terminology for their traditional healers. Xhosa traditional healers are known as amaxwele (herbalists) or amagqirha (diviners).

Ngaka and selaoli are the terms in Northern Sotho and Southern Sotho respectively, while among the Venda they are called mungome.

The Tsonga refer to their healers as n'anga or mungoma.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING 😀 The LIGHT has won and Dark energies are being released from this Planet on an unprecedented level.

‎Jody Freitas‎ to G.E.S.A.R.A. We Have Heaven!
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"Ascension Talk with EldoRa Rose
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Here is a current snapshot from a higher perspective of whats transpiring 'Behind the Scenes' on the World Stage. A request that you kindly share this to any Lightworker Groups that you may be a part of if that resonates for you:

*** The Ascension process is in full swing and we are on the brink of a MASS AWAKENING on a global scale. Until now, North America & South America were the biggest hubs being focused upon in terms of the Awakening.

Very soon, the entire world will feel the effects on a massive scale and incredible and powerful changes will begin to occur all around the Planet.

Those of us who have been on the Ascension Path are going to get very busy in the very near future; our assistance and our services will be in high-need and high-demand as the masses will need guidance and support in multiple ways.

*** The Dark ones who once controlled our Planet are now being forced to leave. The vibration of the LIGHT QUOTIENT on this planet has made it unbearable for them to continue to remain here any longer. 

This means the light forces are in full control behind the scenes, despite the mass chaos that may be shown on the surface.

*** The old Economy is on the verge of a massive collapse and will be replaced with a new system that will re-distribute wealth and resources amongst all citizens of this planet.

Money is being eradicated altogether and being replaced with a new non-corrupt system. Over time, this will mean an end to wage slavery and significant improvement in the standard of living of the average person.

The basic necessities of life such as water, food, clothing, and shelter will be provided for everyone. 

There will still be a system of compensation based on the contributions one makes to society; however, poverty, homelessness, starvation, etc will be completely eradicated for all of humanity.

*** Several extra-terrestrial light forces who are members of the Galactic Federation are building up the magnetic field around Earth which will culminate in a grand FLASH of ENERGY, also referred to as 'THE EVENT'.

This will assist in free'ing our bodies of toxins and trauma from our auric fields, remove negative/toxic people from our energetic space, and open up new doors of abundance and activate all of our powers as ANGELIC beings ❤

This has already been taking place for many of us who now find it unbearable to binge-eat on unhealthy foods like we once used to, and are craving more and more RAW foods in our diets. Similarly, many of us are being separated from our toxic family and friends on a global scale, and this is all by design.

*** Earth has reached a critical point and the stage is set for humanity to make a QUANTUM LEAP IN OUR CONSCIOUSNESS.

Earth is splitting into two timelines. 

There will be an Ascended version that we are all going to see and enjoy. There will also be a lower version for souls that are yet to learn their soul lessons around love and peace and gratitude and compassion etc.

Eventually, these souls will be transported to a different planet for them to go through the cycles of their lessons as Earth simply will not be a match for their needs due to her high light quotient.

*** It is imperative for Sacred Divine Unions to come together at this point to assist with the Ascension Process.

This can only take place when both parties have mastered their EGO lessons and anchored self-love within themselves to bring back wholeness to their beings.

We can expect a lot of new divine soulmate and twinflame unions taking place over 2020 and the coming years to support the larger mass-awakening that is about to occur.

When a sacred divine union occurs and overcomes the initial hurdles and trials in the first 2-3 years of their relationship, they then create a very powerful merging of their Merkabah light bodies and are able to positively affect millions of souls around them with the power of their SACRED LOVE ❤

This is a beautiful process that many will get to experience and through this union, we are able to transmute immense amounts of negative energies from the surface of Gaia.

This sacred union also unfolds higher-level psychic, telepathic and spiritual abilities which are currently unheard of in the history of humanity.

*** The United States will be the first to emerge out of darkness and be known as an Ascended Nation hosting the new energy of the UNITED STATES OF ATLANTIS ❤ This was planned intentionally by the forces of light as the United States used to be the headquarters of the Cabal, so it only made sense to start the dismantling process here.


*** Donald Trump was recently acquitted from his impeachment on all charges and is resuming to carry on his service to the Light to help with the massive clean-up that is taking place behind the scenes in the White House. Trump is the Leader of one of the most satanic crime-infested Countries in the world and his work is creating HISTORY!

Trump definitely has his obvious flaws and is far from perfect. However, it is now a widely accepted fact that he has unconsciously been working under the guidance of St. Germine to unfold a very masterful and intricate plan to dismantle the Cabal.

His tweets also make hidden references to prove beyond doubt that he is working with the underground organization known as Q-Anon (#wwg1wga wherewego1wegoall).

Trump works with a team of Light-forces called The Alliance, which includes ET's as well as Military Leaders of the United States Army.

144,000 sealed indictments are being released in the very near future resulting in arrests and imprisonment of high-profile leaders and politicians and many nefarious scandals will come to light including the child sex-trade, satanic rituals and the massive misuse of tax-payer dollars to fund illegal operations.

This will cause mass-hysteria, anger and panic, and all lightworkers are being prepared to maintain a heightened sense of PEACE to allow the energy on the Planet to stabilize.

*** The BREXIT and Trump's acquittal are all the more evidence that the Cabal is losing power over us.

THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING 😀 The LIGHT has won and Dark energies are being released from this Planet on an unprecedented level.

Our beautiful Planet is being returned to its heavenly state known as EDEN that it once was ❤ And we are here to witness this grand unfolding ❤

*** The Cabal, until now, had been hiding several high-level technologies from humanity in order to maintain their control over us.

However, now the time has come for these technologies to be revealed which will take place over the next decade.

These technologies will include the ability to reverse aging, instantly heal any dis-ease, grow back lost limbs, correct genetic imbalances at the cellular level.

There will be technologies that allow us to walk through portals and arrive on the moon in minutes as well as travel inter-dimensionally all around the Universe to distant inhabited planets and star-systems.

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Dearest Family of Light,

Our Galactic brothers and sisters wish to relay to us that the lightworkers of Earth are surpassing their wildest expectations!! The amount of patience and resilience that we have displayed so far as a community has been unprecedented, and we are all going to reap the rewards of our painstaking efforts and sacrifices by enjoying HEAVEN ON EARTH for eternity.

The Souls who graduate from Earth-School are going to be the most in-demand and sought-after souls in the entire Universe because of the skillset we have acquired on Earth. 

As a result, we will have the first pick of any job that we wish to be assigned to, which may include assisting other 3D Planets or civilizations (from higher realms, as Ascended Masters) with their Ascension and working in Dimensions of Light that we cannot even fathom with our logical minds.

It is time for us to finally be reunited with our TRUE FAMILY OF LIGHT and celebrate what we have achieved together. We are the mega-souls that signed up and that were picked out of millions to be here at this incredibly exciting time to ASSIST with this transition ❤

Brace yourselves and enjoy the ride for the best is yet to come 😉 ❤ The Light always prevails!

We love you all from the bottom of our hearts ❤

- EldoRa Rose and Siman-Ra (Feb 10, 2020)

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Supernatural Martial Arts, Japanese Occult, Chinese Occult Hiden Gogyo Bujutsu

One of the Adamantine Arrows’ great lost grimoires is a martial arts text that migrated from China to Japan over the course of centuries. It is called the Hiden Gogyo Bujutsu.

Supernatural Martial Arts,  Japanese Occult, Chinese Occult
Hiden Gogyo Bujutsu
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Hiden Gogyo Bujutsu - "Secret Transmission of Fivefold Elemental Martial Arts"
http://san-fransisco.wikidot.com/hiden-gogyo-bujutsu

"This rote can only be found in Hiden Gogyo Bujutsu

This spell manipulates wind currents and kinetic energy around the mage to improve her balance and jumping ability, all while reducing her effective weight.

Practice: Weaving
Action: Instant
Duration: Prolonged
Aspect: Vulgar
Cost: None

Once cast, the spell provides the 8 again advantage to Dexterity + Athletics rolls to maintain balance, making it easy for a well-trained mage to run across tightropes or jump from one narrow post to another. The mage also adds her Forces dots in feet for every success scored whenever she succeeds at a Strength + Athletics roll. For example, if she scores 4 successes to make a standing broad jump and has Forces 3, she jumps 20 feet (2 per success as usual, + 3 per success using the spell).

Adamantine Arrow Rote: Karumijustu

Dice Pool: Resolve + Athletics Skill + Forces
The “body lightening art” gives practitioners the ability to leap incredible distances and balance on the most precarious surfaces."
Mage, the Awakening Grimoire, 8 Grimoires
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oiYrUJEa1uJV8uBMYpzeWKCLvzza8cTM/view?usp=sharing

The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage


The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage is 
the story of the Egyptian mage Abramelin, or Abra-Melin

Written by: Translated by S.L. Mac Gregor Mathers
Published by: John M. Watkins, London

"perhaps to the circumstance that the indispensable “Baedecker” accords only a three or four line notice to the “Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal” – but few English or American visitors to Paris are acquainted with its name, situation, or contents, though nearly all know at least by sight the “Bibliothèque Nationale” and the “Bibliothèque Mazarin”.

This “Library of the Arsenal,” as it is now called, was founded as a private
collection by Antoine René Voyer D'Argenson, Marquis de Paulny; and was first
opened to the public on the  Floréal, in the fifth year of the French Republic
or just a century ago.

Among the latter is this Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin, as delivered
by Abraham the Jew unto his son Lamech; which I now give to the public in
printed form for the first time.

Many years ago I heard of the existence of this manuscript from a celebrated
occultist, since dead; and more recently my attention was again called to it by my
personal friend, the well-known French author, lecturer and poet, Jules Bois, whose
attention has been for some time turned to occult subjects. My first-mentioned
informant told me that it was known both to Bulwer Lytton and Eliphas Levi, that the former had based part of his description of the Sage Rosicrucian Mejnour on that of Abra-Melin, while the account of the so-called Observatory of Sir Philip Derval in the “Strange Story” was to an extent copied from and suggested by that of the Magical Oratory and Terrace, given in the Eleventh Chapter of the Second Book of this present work. Certainly also the manner of instruction applied by
Mejnour in “Zanoni” to the Neophyte Glyndon, together with the test of leaving
him alone in his abode to go on a short journey and then returning unexpectedly, is closely similar to that employed by Abra-Melin to Abraham, with this difference,"

The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage

Part One Click Below to Read or Download
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vdTSt1fFjfkRkjkVsjVs081myv0U0Oew/view?usp=sharing

Part Two
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XLMjqUcbz8y2ALk65J0-B1dn5ok1tMui/view?usp=sharing

Part Three
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17MZkMfilYfhVMsMYG3h-XGbsLlbOl-Xi/view?usp=sharing

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Change Ability. Be Fluid. Each moment a New Idea ok, Flow with it. Ascension Energy - February 2020 #5 Moving Through Transition



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Shame about our Voice.Don't FEEL Shame at your Voice. Let your Voice Out.

"For ages, there have been people who have known the relationship between sound, vibrant health, and humanity’s place in Creation. In large measure, this knowledge has been lost to the industrialized countries of the West. Today, sound healing is being brought to life by people around the globe.

The history of sound healing stretches back into antiquity, even though the historical record captures only a fraction of its origin. The Greek philosopher, Pythagoras—yes, the man who discovered the Pythagorean theorem—defined a scale in the 6th century B.C. that was based on the relationship between the proportion of physical form and sound frequencies. His scale formed the foundation for music in the Western world. Pythagoras taught the Harmony of the Spheres, a theory that the sun, moon, and planets emit a frequency that is an expression of the scale. This brought the understanding that the resonance of a musical instrument or the human voice is harmonious with the rest of Creation.

Pythagoras and his followers used the flute and the lyre to heal. Two centuries later, Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, used sound therapy for his mental patients.

In stories told by Australian Aborigines, spirit beings sung Creation into existence in the Dreamtime, a time and place beyond present, past or future. Dreamtime stories date back many thousands of years, and the didgeridoo, one of the most ancient instruments in the world, plays a part in those stories. Aboriginal people have played the didgeridoo to re-invoke the Dreamtime connection. Today, practitioners around the world use the didgeridoo to induce health for the player and the listener, and to form their own connection to the Source of Creation.

didgeridooIn India, the Upanishads—which originate from at least the 6th century B.C., and probably earlier—speak of the experience of the Aum as the goal of human consciousness. The Bhagavad-Gita counsels the reader to use the syllable as a mantra, and in the Gita, Krishna declares that he is Aum.

The tradition of using the human voice to connect spiritually evolved during the 6th century A.D. in India as poets sang from the Vedas and the Upanishads. Then, in the 16th century, Bhakti yoga teacher, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, is believed to have played a key role in developing kirtan, a form of call and response chanting that praises spiritual reality. In India, sound, spirituality and the well-being of the practitioners was inextricably related. This mirrors the understanding of people throughout the ancient world and First Nations people today.

In the Bible, David—the one who faced Goliath, and the author of many of the Psalms—healed the mental illness afflicting King Saul through music. Psychologists today have surmised that Saul suffered from a bipolar condition. This is how it was told in the King James version: “And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took a harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.”

Roots of sound healing today were present throughout Asia. Singing bowls have been used for millennia to induce a state of spiritual awareness and healing, and singing bowls that date back to the 11th century B.C. have been found in China. Today, singing bowls are used in traditional spiritual practices in Asia and by sound healers around the world.

Contemporary sound healing practice has been developed by enlightened theorists and practitioners over the past century. Dr. Hans Jenny, a Swiss medical doctor, developed the study of cymatics, the study of sound and vibration in physical matter. An amazing DVD of his work, Bringing Matter to Life With Sound, is still available.

Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis was a French ear, nose and throat doctor who practiced in the last half of the 20th century. He adapted his techniques to target diverse disorders including auditory processing problems, dyslexia, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, autism, sensory processing, and motor skill difficulties.

In the early 1960s, Dr. Tomatis visited a Benedictine monastery in France following the second Vatican Council. One of the decisions the council had made was to eliminate the traditional chanting for a more constructive use of their time. Tomatis found that gradual changes had taken place among the monks. They had become more lethargic and less motivated. Sleeping more and eating more had been no help. Tomatis discovered that the new decree had halted the usual six to eight hours of chanting the monks had previously observed and, within a short time, the monks were unable to perform their duties. When Tomatis re-instituted their daily chanting, the monks recovered quickly and were able to resume their demanding schedule of work and prayers. Nine months later, the monks had fully returned to their vigorous way of life. Their chant was believed to affect their spirits, brains and physical bodies.

Today, gifted sound healing practitioners are reconnecting elements that were part of one reality for the ancients: sound, spirituality, consciousness and physical health. They are drawing upon ancient practices and understanding to awaken a contemporary understanding of the power of sound to heal. Don Campbell wrote of his work with sound in his bestseller, The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit. Individuals like Tom Kenyon, throat-singer Matthew Kocel, and many others are opening up new possibilities in the field.

At Sunrise Ranch, where I live and do much of my work, Jonathan Goldman is preparing to do his 20th 10-day Sound Healing Intensive from July 25 to August 2, 2015. Jonathan’s intensives draw people from around the world who want to increase their understanding and ability as sound healers. Jonathan is director of the Sound Healers Association and author of Healing Sounds, Shifting Frequencies and The 7 Secrets of Sound Healing.

I celebrate the awakening understanding that sound is an aspect of our primal spirituality; that the potential for our voices and the creation of sound through instruments of all kinds is built in for us as human beings. It is a part of our birthright that connects us with the very act of Creation, including the manifestation of physical health in our bodies. This awakening is confirming, in our own immediate experience, that Pythagoras was right—the sound that reaches our ears and all the rest of us is related to the vibration moving at every level of Creation, including the movement of celestial bodies. We are made to vibrate with the Harmony of the Spheres which is, at the same time, the harmony of the human body.

In my own work with the Healing Chant that I have done with people in places around the world, this is what I generally find:

Shame about our Voice

Unawareness of the ability of the voice to bring creative energy to other people
Strong belief that we, as normal human beings, have no ability to bring healing energy to others Delight in rediscovering our innate power to bring healing to others and to ourselves

Exquisite joy in connecting with a universal spiritual reality through sound
It is stunning for people to realize that the sound of their voices, even in everyday speech, can bring healing tones. The vibrational frequencies at many levels emitted through their physical body can be transmuted to bring health and vibrant life, not only to their own bodies but to the people who inhabit their world. Increasingly, we are seeing that this is not just wishful thinking or spiritual fantasy, but scientific fact.

I encourage you to become more familiar with your own voice—all the wonderful and strange sounds it can make, the way your own breath moves over your vocal chords and activates your whole human experience. The power of your voice to bring healing of heart and mind, and even the bodies of other people. Find others who share an interest in the life-giving qualities of sound and experiment with them. And look for teachers and practitioners who are characterized by uncommon insight and courageous exploration of the potential of vibration and sound to bring healing."

Source
https://davidkarchere.com/sound-healing/


Reverend Crystal Cox, Psychic Healer
Energy Healer, Spiritual Advisor
6th Generation Seer, Healer