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People are desperate. They go to the doctors only to be given more medication upon medication. While there are worthwhile treatments people continue to feel exhausted, headachey, fuzzy-minded, anxious, and depressed.

If you are wondering what is going on and why you and others never feel good anymore there is some good news. This article is a departure from my usual Christian subjects, but I had an answer to prayer here and wanted share this information.  

First let me say that I noticed, really back in the early 90’s, when I was working with a group of women that half of us suffered from headaches and fatigue.  It is really epidemic now, but even back then I knew that our food and our environment was making us all sick.  But life goes on, so you try different medications, lifestyles, exercises, food regimes, supplements to try to find ease of symptoms.

After being prescribed a double dose of anti-depressants I was angry and still am with the pharmeucetical industry and the prescribers. I was coaxed by my doctor to try Celexa when starting menopause. Okay I thought, this wasn’t too bad and it actually worked for awhile. But when this caused pain in my stomach, I was given another drug. This also was another anti-depressant…given for PAIN.  These drugs caused many problems and I weaned myself of them, and my hormones. I am much improved.

But still there are problems. I noticed that when I ate dairy products I had extreme hot flashes. Milk? Cottage Cheese? The source of  menopausal symptoms? I began to really research dairy products and found that hormones and antibiotics inserted into cattle find there way into our systems. Not only by the dairy but the meat itself is tainted.

This only started a week of research into additives. Food, drinks, cosmetics, and toiletries.

Here is how that week went.

Additives? Huh? So what is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)? Hmmm…it seems it is a cleanser that is used for cleaning, WHAT?, engines, floors and cars.  This from wikipedia…..

Sodium lauryl sulfate is used in industrial products including engine degreasers, floor cleaners, and car wash soaps; as well as in household products such as toothpastes, shampoos, shaving foams, some dissolvable aspirins, fiber therapy caplets, and bubble baths for its thickening effect and its ability to create a lather.

I ran to my bathroom and opened the cabinets. Let’s look. My shampoo, oh yes, SLS. Great! I have been anointing my scalp every morning with engine degreaser. Okay, let’s look at my bath gel…..Oh no…here too. Full of the stuff. So not only am I washing my scalp with the stuff, I have rubbing it all over my body in the shower. Wonderful!

Toothpaste, yep its there. Hand soap….Uh huh…. So now I am totally discouraged at what my skin has been absorbing all this time. The skin is the bodies largest organ and I read that it easily absorbs the chemicals applied to it.

Next, back on the computer, I took a look at body lotions. Well!   It seems that mineral oil is  a “petroleum problem”.

Read this from:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-11/w-moc112408.php

From a quantitative standpoint, mineral oil is probably the largest contaminant of our body. That this contaminant can be tolerated without health concerns in humans has not been proven convincingly. The current Editorial of the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology reflects on this and concludes that this proof either has to be provided or we have to take measures to reduce our exposure – from all sources, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and the environmental contamination.

So again I rush to the bathroom to check out my lotions. I couldn’t believe it!!! Not only was I applying SLS on my body in the shower, after drying myself, I was slathering on a petroleum product. Three of the bottles I had, and they are all well-known, had mineral oil.  And what made me so angry was that I thought I was taking care of myself.

I looked at a moisturizer I had purchased through Mary Kay. It was a heavy night cream. Mineral Oil. Now it made sense. I had used this product extensively during the summer and noticed how dry my skin was becoming and all of a sudden it was though I was aging overnight.   It was the cream. What was meant for good was actually harming my body and making me worse thinking that I indeed, needed even more of this putrid goo.

Actually, I had to just sit back, contemplate and wonder how this could happen. Is there no one out there in the industries watching out for the consumer? I guess the answer is  NO. We are on our own. Greed has taken over all the markets and we have to research everything for ourselves for safety.

Dare I go on?

I have known for 20 years that I am not able to eat corn products. Especially corn starch and corn syrup. These items are in everything of course. What I didn’t know was why I couldn’t eat these products. While researching high fructose corn syrup, I discovered how this product was making many people sick.

Read some of the comments here:

http://www.accidentalhedonist.com/index.php/2005/06/09/foods_and_products_containing_high_fruct

Most of the corn grown in the US is genetically modified and it is really is not food anymore. So is the soy crop. Stay away from these grains. Of course cattle and chickens are fed this altered corn, so when we eat these products….where will it end? In the US I guess. Most other countries have out-lawed GMO grains, but no, here in our great country, the almighty dollar is the determining factor.

We are switching to organic meats. This means that the cattle must be grass-fed and not be injected with hormones. Still you must check to make sure you are really getting the good stuff.

So there are poisons in everything. In our food, water (flouride was given to the prisoners during the holocaust), deodorant (aluminum) cosmetics, toothpaste and lotions. Oh and soft drinks. I haven’t gone there yet.

Please do not drink anything with the advertised sugar-free products. They will make you sick. They will make you fat. Sodas, chewing, candy, ice cream, all of it. Sugar is better for you if you use some it. Stevia is ok but you don’t hear about it because it does not harm you.

http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-information.html

http://www.splendaexposed.com/

So, you can see where this is going…..

Not feeling well???? Let me ask….

Do you drink milk, eat meat, consume diet products, wash your hair, eat corn chips, corn cereals, take a shower or bath, use lotions, wash your hands, brush your teeth, shave,  use deodorants, polish your fingernails (toluene and formaldehyde), eat cheese, buy processed foods that have high-fructose corn syrup, like crackers, canned goods, cookies, candies, chocolate, cakes, pies, and fuit juices? All these common products are suspect and are harming you.

Please…take a few minutes to research these products and begin to eliminate whatever you can. I went to the health food store and the natural sections in the grocery store and found quite a few products without the additives. You still have to read the labels. For instance at the health food store, there were six different toothpastes but only one brand had neither flouride or the SLS. So check those labels.

You see, I prayed….”Lord help me. I don’t feel good anymore…my head hurts, my thinking is fuzzy, my legs are always weak and tired. What is wrong? Will you show me?”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  out-of-india   Book Review – Out of India by Caryl Matrisciana- A true story about the New Age movement Upon ordering this book, I eagerly anticipated its arrival. I had already viewed Caryl’s extremely important and informative DVD, “Yoga Uncoiled.” I was not disappointed. Anyone growing up in the 60’s will be able to identify with this true story about Caryl Mastrisciana. She was born and raised in India, which gives her views about what she witnessed about the customs and religious aspects of the Hindu life authority. After living a privileged life in India she went on to England when she was twenty to witness some of same practices she had just left behind. In “swinging London” she was about to experience a new exciting blockbuster, “Hair.” She relates:

The show moved along captivatingly. In the same way that the Hare Krishna sect was glorified, suddenly so was Yoga. Yoga! Alarm bells rang in my mind. The Yoga I had seen in India was intense, arduous and serious — a discipline taught by avowed spiritual masters who prepared their disciples for death. So why did Hair’s hero in the song “Donna” go to India to see the Yoga light? Why was it associated with drugs and reincarnation and presented as such a sweet, new spiritual experience?

Why could I only remember the tragedy, the poverty, the disease, the cruelty, and the apathy? Surely all these people here tonight couldn’t be wrong. (1)

Caryl had been introduced into the New Age, the spiritual enlightenment, the Age of Aquarius. She then moved on from a stint in the Bahamas and took refuge from a failed marriage. But also she had already developed a drug habit. Then it was on to America where life was a maze of football games, rock concerts, The Moody Blues, and more drugs.

In search of the Lost Chord
–had a colorful cover depicting reincarnation and elevation to god-consciousness through meditation. The songs reflect the use of drugs and meditation and belief in Hinduism, UFO’s, and astral projection. With the sound of sitars and hypnotic music, I was led to a knowledge of the power of the mantra (the repetitious chanting of the names of the Hindu deities, vibrations, and other mysterious code words). Such albums tantalized the rightness of my drug experiences and my new sense of universal consciousness. (2)
Even though she had alarm bells go off in the past, Caryl found herself practicing Yoga anyway. Here is a sampling of what she has to say: 

I believed I was raising my psychic energy (said to be dormant) nestled in the lower extremities of the groin. Through imagination, I pushed the energies upward through my chakras, which I felt gave me maximum powers. Ultimately I trained these energies to fuse above, where I imagined my third eye to be, and created the most “peaceful” and “blissful” experiences.

I sensed these were the results of a deep spiritual union between me and a cosmic consciousness or divine essence.

…I began to realize I was experiencing the same thrills in Yoga as I attained on my drug-induced travels into altered states of awareness. (3)

but……

As my needs drew me into deeper dependency of these habits, I found I could no longer be sure of encountering pleasurable marvels. Instead, with more frequency, I had erratic hallucinations. (4)

I had erroneously become convinced that I had the power to alter my reality, when in fact it was demonic spirits that were at work in my life. (5)

Sometimes a whole day went by before I realized I had spent it meditating in my own “stoned” fantasy world….Unconsciously I was absorbing the basis of Hindu thought, that reality is maya, an illusion, and that illusion or imagination can be conjured into reality. (6)

This last excerpt is very important because it shows why many no longer today are able to accept the concept of absolute truth. The information, concepts or feelings that they download from the spirit world indoctrinates the mind. Everything is illusion and life is not a reality. Also the notion that that one’s desires can be transformed  into reality gives us the basis of Word of Faith, or positive confession teachings. The source is revealed.

There is a later chapter devoted just to Yoga and I will only give one quote from this section:

It is important to understand that the results of Yoga are real: the exercises and breathing techniques actually do release an energy and bring a change in consciousness…..The goal of both drug abuse and Yoga meditation is to shut down from life’s reality….Yoga, however, is endorsed as a beneficial mind-body exercise. (7)

Next Caryl tells some fascinating stories of her spiritual journeys which led her to “eat no meat”, with holistic reasoning see “the created as the Creator”, become tolerant of Eastern religions, and welcomed the idea that “all paths led to the same God.” These themes are repeated over and over again in New Age belief.

You will need to order the book to read her story of how she actually come to the Lord. But I would like to excerpt this part of a conversation she had:

“But Richard, I had such wonderful experiences of being in the presence of God. I saw him and touched him. I talked to him and he talked to me!”

Richard smiled knowingly. I was to learn week later that he had had the same encounters on drug trips and the same occultic experiences as I’d had. “It is all a counterfeit,” he said……..[8]

As with many who become “undeceived” Caryl wanted to alert Christians of the deceptions “that were leading even God’s flock away from the truth.”

Along with a burning desire to inform and warn, I had an almost insatiable hunger for information. How do the cults really compare with true Christianity? I immersed myself in Bible study day and night…..God is putting me through His own kind of schooling, I remember thinking. (9)

And so because of this above resolve, Caryl Matrisciana has served the Lord by founding Caryl Productions, which “produces cutting edge video journalism and information to help discern the times in which we live.”

This book clearly describes how the deception entering the church can be directly traced back to Hindu Eastern principles.

Also look for interesting information on the emerging church, the Hindu Swastika and Hitler.

This is an important Christian book to have in one’s personal library.

http://www.caryltv.com

http://www.lighthousetrails.com

1. pg. 19
2. pg. 71
3. pg. 73
4. pg. 74
5. pg. 75
6. p.p. 76-77 7. pg. 187 8. pg. 96 9. pg. 119          

 

  

Experiencing God – 3

One of the most important statements Jesus made was: “the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23,24) If we are to meet with God then it has to be in the realm of the spirit and of truth.

Spirit, or spiritual, in this context is the opposite of fleshly, carnal or soulish. Most interaction between God and man in the Old Testament was in the realm of the flesh. Men saw manifestations of God with their human eyes and heard His voice with their human ears. These men then responded to God by doing physical things such as bowing down, falling on their faces removing their shoes etc. While there were a few people in those days who had a deeper relationship with God which went beyond the physical, the vast majority of people had an external relationship with God which seldom entered the spiritual.

But God wanted something more for us and therefore made some dramatic promises which included: That the laws would no longer be externally written on tables of stone but would be written in our hearts (Jeremiah 31:33), we would not be totally dependant on human teachers but the Spirit Himself will teach us (Jeremiah 31:34), His Spirit will no longer come upon us as an external power, but His Spirit will dwell within us (Ezek 36:27), and we will no longer have to go to a specific place to worship God but will be able to worship Him anywhere (John 4: 21). All these promises, and more, pointed to a shift away from the external to the internal, from the fleshly to the spiritual.

Even in the Old Testament there were indications that the Lord intended the anointing of oil to be a very sacred and profound process. There were very clear and specific rules that governed the use of the anointing oil which was a type of the Holy Spirit and which foreshadowed what His expectations for New Testament believers would be. First, the anointing was in order that they may minister to the Lord (Exodus 30:30). They were not anointed for their own experience or pleasure but in order to equip them for service. Today people speak of receiving “the anointing” as a result of worship or some other form of service. No, the empowering of God is needed before we enter into His presence and before we touch anything for service. Also note that the purpose of the anointing with oil was to sanctify and consecrate them to serve. They were not anointed so their hair could shine or their skin would glow – it had nothing to do with their own benefit. It is also important to note that they were anointed to serve the Lord. Today everything is focused on man’s needs and pleasure, not on the Lord’s.

Second, “It shall not be poured on man’s flesh” (Exodus 30:32). It was to be poured on Aaron’s head and his robes but not on his flesh. Yet, today it all seems to be about man’s flesh. Without exception every modern experience and every single consequence, like shaking, jumping, being slain, and goose bumps are all manifestations in the flesh, in which it is claimed, “the spirit made me do it”. If the flesh was not to be anointed in the Old Testament, then it is even less to be anointed in the New Testament.

Third, it was not to be copied or imitated (Exodus 30:32). This was so serious that anyone who produced a copy of the anointing oil was to be cut off from the people (Exodus 30:32). Today there seem to be so many copies and imitations of God’s anointing and presence that the genuine is almost impossible to find. Sometimes people copy a manufactured product and actually improve on the original product. The copies of God’s presence are very bad imitations and it is sad that people are so undiscerning that they cannot differentiae between the genuine and the false. And do we excommunicate the charlatans that produce these fake “moves of God”? No, we worship them as mighty men of God and gurus who have discovered some new and unique blessing. Many are blatant enough to explain that this “latest move of God is a new thing God is doing” and that God does not work within the constraints of His Word. I pray that every reader will have the courage to banish forever everyone who dares simulate the workings of God and who dares create a human substitute for the Divine move of God upon our spirits.

Fourth, the oil was not to be placed on outsiders. (Exodus 30:33). It was strictly for those who had been sanctified and consecrated to the Lord’s service. Why is it then that in the last 30 years we have frequently heard about profane persons “receiving the Spirit”, or about unbelievers who manifest many of the weird and wonderful things that are ascribed to the Holy Spirit? No, God is Holy and His Spirit is specifically called the Holy Spirit. God has no dealings with the unsaved, except to lead them to repentance and if the oil was not to be put on outsiders in the Old Testament then neither will He give unbelievers his approval by giving them a spiritual experience, except to bring them to their knees in repentance.

Finally, the man so anointed was not to “go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God” (Leviticus 21:12). This speaks of a complete dedication to the Lord and His service. Today, we are the temple and He dwells with and in us (1Corinthians 3:16). Thus the Lord’s presence in our lives requires that we abide in Him and that we live holy and consecrated lives. The Lord has no interest in giving unsanctified and disobedient believers a spiritual “trip” so they can have some good feelings. Neither does He touch those who live their lives far from Him, steeped in the world all week but who want a quick spiritual experience on a Sunday morning.

The concept of brief and temporal “anointings” is an Old Testament concept. We have a promise of a far deeper and more enduring Presence in the New Testament. I pray that we will reject the false and seek the genuine.

“I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever – the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you”. (John 14:16,17)

 

Next – Final Part 4

part one

https://kimolsen.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=409

part two

https://kimolsen.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=411

 

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The above DVD is a look into the unbiblical practice of Yoga in the Church.

A friend  suggested watching this DVD produced by Caryl Matrisiana. I received it and let me tell you, you need to watch it.

 

 

This is what the cover says about “Yoga Uncoiled: From East to West

“Once viewed by Christians as a pagan import from the East, yoga has now become mainstream in the church through Christ-centered yoga classes, designed to help improve spirituality and experience the presence of God.  But is yoga’s mysticism compatible with historic Christianity?…..Video-journalist Caryl Matrisiana, who was born and raised in India, returns to her native land to search for truth among India’s leading experts and examines what Christian Yoga practitioners in the West are saying about their Yoga participation. ”

The video starts with the ’60s and the Beatles and how they introduced millions of young people to the drug culture, TM, and so started the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

There really is too much to describe in this eye-opening DVD so you need to order it.  When you do, share it with others and maybe ask your pastor if you can show it in your church.

www.caryltv.com

So if you are wondering if yoga can be mixed with Christianity or if  yoga can truly be separated from Hindu philosophy, this DVD will provide all the answers.

PS the answer is a definite NO but order the video anyway.

kim

(hey thanks, Carla)

Here is the link for my Original article “Is Yoga Occult?”

https://kimolsen.wordpress.com/2007/06/05/yoga-is-occult/

Should Christians practice Yoga?   NO!! Okay bye…..

Hey wait! .. Don’t you want to know why?  You should, and this information involves all who may be participating in this Eastern religion. Religion?  Yes,  Yoga is Hinduism.  Now you are going to argue…”NO, I do Yoga to relieve stress and for relaxation”.  Or how about this, “I only hold the positions for exercise and to increase my body strength”.  Did you know that the Sun Salutation is worship to a sun goddess?

Okay let’s talk. Well… if you will read this for a few minutes, I would be extremely pleased.

Yoga means “union” in Sanskrit.  Union with what?  You will find the true answer to this a bit later. Yoga theory teaches that everything is divine and the goal is to reach union with Brahman,  your higher self,  God, or the universe, depending on what they are trying to sell  you. The practice of  Yoga, the positions and breathing prepares the body for the occult changes that will arouse the coiled power (Kundalini) at the base of spine.  This power can travel up the spine passing through the Chakras  to the top of your head (Crown Chakra).  It is the ultimate goal for the Kundalini (Serpent Power) to reach the brain.  The “OM” which is repeated over and over again is to empty the mind of thought so that a  new spirit can enter.

What happens then?  The ultimate goal of  enlightenment? Let’s take a look at what the experts say:

Swami Narayananda describes some of the possibilities:

These hot currents that reach the brain center heat the brain, make the mind fickle, bring insomnia, brain disorder, insanity and incurable diseases. For the hot currents keep the mind wide awake and if a person does not know how to check the currents and to bring down the partly risen kundalini shakti to safer centers, one suffers terribly and it may ruin the whole life of a person or lead one to insanity. This is why we see many become insane, many get brain defects, and many others get some incurable diseases after deep sorrow. 

Gopi Krishna, founder of one of the many kundalini research centers, records his own experience:

It was variable for many years, painful, obsessive, even fantasmic. I have passed through almost all the stages of different mediumistic, psychotic, and other types of mind; for some time I was hovering between sanity and insanity.

Even though one may desire only the physical or exercise of yoga, you can see how dangerous a practice it really is. The above kundalini symptoms are the extreme, this is duly noted,  but nevertheless, many have noted a change of worldview, or a darkness that follows them because of their involvement into the occult spiritual realm.  A commercial on TV shows a woman in a lotus position calmly looking at the ocean, and you may desire the relaxation but the truth is, (and the trainers don’t want you to know this), the problems can be overpowering.  Consider some of these other manifestations.  Fear, uncontrollable laughing or weeping, intervals of ecstasy, tremors, spasms, and violent shaking. The guru can often impart these manifestations in mass, to his students, leaving them writhing on the floor helpless.

New-Age techniques almost always involve some form of meditation that is to bring you into a state of peace, enlightenment, open the door of physic knowledge, and can bring extraordinary power. But this power is an illusion of self-grandeur, it is occult, and very dangerous because the spirit you invite into your mind, is a demon or fallen angel.  Remember the earlier question of  what “union” means in Yoga?   You are NOT uniting with a higher-spirit, an ascended master or a spirit-guide, you are uniting with a counterfeit spirit who is delighted to deceive you into thinking it a positive force but in truth is demonic.

Christians need to know that we are not to delve into the spirit world.

Deut 18:10-12 says “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.  Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord…”

In Yoga the self is God…       In Christianity one denies self………      Choose now.

Choose the Lord Jesus Christ, for……….. “No man can serve two masters”. Mat 6:24

Please read Yoga Uncoiled which tells you of a great DVD about Yoga.

https://kimolsen.wordpress.com/2007/06/20/yoga-uncoiled-from-east-to-west/

New article posted February 22, 2008 – link below-

https://kimolsen.wordpress.com/2009/02/22/yoga-a-christian-perspective/

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