Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Reiki and Priesthood Blessings

Google.com states that Reiki is as follows:

Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

The International Center for Reiki Training states the following:
"Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. 
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

The following video is as seen on Healing Light Reiki 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints has stated the following on this topic: 

"We urge church members to be cautious about participating in any group that promises in exchange for money miraculous healing or that claims to have special methods for accessing healing power outside of properly ordained priesthood holders" Eric Hawkins, L.D.S. Church Spokesman

However, Prophet Brigham Young once stated:

"Have you used any remedies?” To those who said no because “we wish the Elders to lay hands upon us, and we have faith that we shall be healed,” President Young replied: “That is very inconsistent according to my faith. If we are sick, and ask the Lord to heal us, and to do all for us that is necessary to be done, according to my understanding of the Gospel of salvation, I might as well ask the Lord to cause my wheat and corn to grow, without my plowing the ground and casting in the seed. It appears consistent to me to apply every remedy that comes within the range of my knowledge, and [then] to ask my Father in Heaven … to sanctify that application to the healing of my body.” Discourses of Brigham Young, sel. John A. Widtsoe (1954), 163.

There are some in the L.D.S Church now, that are starting to do this kind of healing.  

The following video is as follows:

Doctrine and Covenants 42:43-44 has this to say, and Brigham Young once was having stated the same thing:

43 And whosoever among you are sick, and have not faith to be healed, but believe, shall be nourished with all tenderness, with herbs and mild food, and that not by the hand of an enemy.

44 And the elders of the church, two or more, shall be called, and shall pray for and lay their hands upon them in my name; and if they die they shall die unto me, and if they live they shall live unto me.

A letter dated August 19, 1846 to captains, officers and soldiers of the Mormon Battalion is as follows:

"If you are sick, live by faith and let surgeon’s medicine alone.  If you want to live, use only such herbs and mild food as are at your disposal.  If you give heed to this counsel, you will prosper; but if not, we cannot be responsible for the consequences.  A hint to the wise is sufficient.”

Into the late 1850’s, Brigham continued to state the importance of self-reliance, but began to acknowledge that other remedies should be considered:
“If we are sick and ask the Lord to heal us, and to do all for us that is necessary to be done, according to my understanding of the Gospel and salvation, I might as well ask the Lord to cause my wheat and corn to grow without my plowing the ground and casting in the seed. It appears consistent to me to apply every remedy that comes within the range of my knowledge, and to ask my Father in Heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ, to sanctify that application to the healing of my body … it is my duty to do, when I have it in my power.  Many people are unwilling to do one thing for themselves in the case of sickness, but ask God to do it all.”

However, here again is the following video from Dallin H. Oak Talk on "Healing the Sick" from April 2010 is as follows and is how the L.D.S. Church is to do Healings and or Blessings to the Sick. 

"Native American have and still use such healing techniques today, and History indicates that each tribe would have one or more elders who were groomed in the healing arts. These individuals would serve as herbalists, healers, and spirit communicators. The duties and types of healing arts and spiritual ceremonies performed would naturally vary from tribe to tribe."

The following are ways of Spiritual Healing and or Physical Healing by Native Americans:
  • Animal Spirits or Totems - Animal Totems: The appearance of birds and animals, either in reality or dreamtime, are considered to be totem messengers offering spiritual guidance.
  • Sweat Lodges - The Native American sweat lodge or purification ritual cleans and heals the body, mind, and spirit.
  • Dreamcatchers - The earliest dreamcatchers (sacred hoops) were crafted for children as healing amulets to protect them from nightmares.
  • Fetishes - Sacred objects such as feathers, bones, seashells, animal skins, etc. are used as tools to facilitate an awakening into your whole self, used in prayer, or utilized for protection and healing.
  • Prayer Flags -  Prayer ties or prayer flags made from fabric and tobacco are offered to The Great Spirit in exchange for blessings.
  • Smudging - Using a smoking smudge wand for purification is part of many Native American traditions. Common herbs used for smudging include sage, sweetgrass, yerba santa leaves and lavender.
  • Ceremonial Peace Pipes - The Native American pipe is smoked in a ceremonial or ritual to call upon the four elements and give an offering to the Great Spirit.
  • Curanderismo - Blending and evolution of Native and Hispanic healing techniques involving herbs, sweats, diet, and magick.
  • Sacred Hoop / Medicine Wheel - Each direction of the medicine wheels offers its own lessons, color association, and animal spirit guide.
  • Talking Stick - Passing the talking sticks from speaker to speaker is a respectful way to communicate and share opinions. This tradition is especially helpful in keeping disagreements from getting out of hand.
  • Healing Amulets - Amulets or talismans associated with Native American practices include shells, crystals and gemstones, rattles, feathers, animal skin and bones, and Zuni fetishes.

I (Jared Serovey) have for myself done the following, Dreamcatchers, Prayer Flags or Prayers Ties, Smudging, Ceremonial Peace Pipes, Talking Stick, and Healing Amulets or Healing Stones. All of which have there own Spiritual Healing and or Physical Healing Properties that I find every helpful and useful if and when they are needed. 

Being part Native American, I have over time learned most, but not all of these healing techniques. However, I have seen how they can in a lot of ways change both the Spiritual Body and the Physical Body as while as the Mental Mind and Mental Body. 

These forms of healing comes from are Mother in Heaven (Heavenly Mother) and is to be use under her direction. It can be used by both men and women. It can be used at any time that healing needs to be done on ones own self or to help others. However, doing so should be done out of and for respect of our Mother in Heaven (Heavenly Mother) and not for personal gain and is to be done once one has a basic understanding, with a master teacher overseeing and or have a mastering of such healing concepts and healing techniques. However, not all such techniques needs to have a high level of mastering, they just need to be done in the right way and order, in order of performing to be most effective. 

With the above in mind, One needs to also recall from the video above, that there is Power in the name of Jesus Christ and when we use this power we should not use His name for personal gain. Meaning we should not ask to have money in return for such healing the sick. Jesus Christ (as far as I know), did not ask for or take money for healing the sick. And if any such money was giving to Him, I think that money would have been given to the poor and or needy. 

2 Nephi 26:29 states the following about Personal Gain and Priest-craft:

29 He commandeth that there shall be no priestcrafts; for, behold, priestcrafts are that men preach and set themselves up for a light unto the world, that they may get gain and praise of the world; but they seek not the welfare of Zion.

30 Behold, the Lord hath forbidden this thing; wherefore, the Lord God hath given a commandment that all men should have charity, which charity is love. And except they should have charity they were nothing. Wherefore, if they should have charity they would not suffer the laborer in Zion to perish.

31 But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor for money they shall perish.

3 Nephi 13:24 states the following about how we can not be in the service of the Lord and the of the World and be Happy doing so:

24 No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.

All in all, whether or not you are L.D.S. / Mormon or some other religion or culture, you have to find out for your self if this is what God and Heavenly Mother want you to do, and again do if for the right reasons. Money for Personal Gian in not acceptable to God, Jesus Christ, or Heavenly Mother. However, getting money or paying money to a college to learn and or teach such healing techniques are O.K., so long as the cost of teaching or and or leaning is within a true Academic Setting.
DISCLAIMER: All information here within this post, with it's links to videos and other links are those of the person(s) stating such information and is to be used for teaching and instructional purposes only. It is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any specific illness and is to be use at your own discretion.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hopi Prophecy Rock

The following is as seen on http://www.crystalinks.com/hopi2.html

"Near Oraibi, Arizona, there is a petroglyph known as Prophecy Rock which symbolizes many Hopi prophecies. Its interpretation may be as follows:

The large human figure on the left is the Great Spirit (God or Jesus Christ). The bow in his left hand represents his instructions to the Hopi to lay down their weapons. The vertical line to the right of the Great Spirit is a time scale in thousands of years. The point at which the Great Spirit touches the line is the time of his return.

The "life path" established by the Great Spirit divides into the lower, narrow path of continuous Life in harmony with nature and the wide upper road of white man's scientific achievements. The bar between the paths, above the cross, is the coming of white men; the Cross is that of Christianity. The circle below the cross represents the continuous Path of Life.

The four small human figures on the upper road represent, on one level, the past three worlds and the present; on another level, the figures indicate that some of the Hopi will travel the white man's path, having been seduced by its glamour.

The two circles on the lower Path of Life are the "great shaking of the earth" (World Wars One and Two) or (I think they are the Book of Mormon and the Bible). The swastika in the sun and the Celtic cross represent the two helpers of Pahana, the True White Brother.

The short line that returns to the straight Path of Life is the last chance for people to turn back to nature before the upper road disintegrates and dissipates. The small circle above the Path of Life, after the last chance, is the Great Purification, after which corn will grow in abundance again when the Great Spirit returns. And the Path of Life continues forever. (I think this is the rest of the Book of Mormon).

The Hopi shield in the lower right corner symbolizes the Earth and the Four-Corners area where the Hopi have been reserved. The arms of the cross also represent the four directions in which they migrated according to the instructions of the Great Spirit.

The dots represent the four colors of Hopi corn, and the four racial colors of humanity."

The following are pictures and videos that I toke while on 3rd Mesa Arizona in the Hopi Native American Reservation of Prophecy Rock and other rocks in the area.

The following are pictures and videos that I toke while on 3rd Mesa Arizona in the Hopi Native American Reservation of Prophecy Rock and other rocks in the area.

Hopi Prophecy Rock Part 1

Hopi Prophecy Rock Part 2