We still feel our desire to make a positive difference to others (because of our capacity for empathy and conscience) even if we don’t acknowledge or act on it. Similarly, we still feel a desire for the transcendent and spiritual (because of the five transcendental desires and our awareness of the spiritual) even if we refuse to believe in the transcendent.
These unfulfilled desires have a curious consequence—they make us feel empty.
We not only miss the satisfactions of contribution, love, transcendence, and spiritual life, but our self-consciousness comprehends that we are only fulfilling part of ourselves. “Existential emptiness” refers to this complex of self-alienation and self-negation.
Thus, if we are to overcome dominant Level One and Level Two identity, we will have to replace it with dominant Level Three and Level Four identity.
Many of us will try to block it out by increasing our pursuit of Level One and Level Two desires. “If two scotches won’t make me feel better, perhaps five will.” “I feel a sudden need to have another twenty pairs of shoes and three Armani purses.” I am going to take a big risk and leave the town in which my family is most comfortable, to take an even more prestigious job.”
They truly manifest Augustine’s recognition of his own journey to God—“Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.”
The need to cover over our sense of emptiness, guilt, and tragedy becomes more and more acute, and we take greater risks—more alcohol, more drugs, more base pursuits on the Internet, more ego highs, more accumulation of possessions, more exaggerated claims about accomplishments, and even ethically questionable behaviors to keep the upward momentum going.
This leads to either the positive one (to move toward dominant Levels Three and Four) or the truly negative one (sinking into a sea of emptiness, depression, and despair).
What happens if we take the “low road”? It manifests itself somewhat gradually. We find ourselves wanting to sleep more, watch more television, play more games on the Internet, spend more time at the club, and so forth. We always have a justification for this: “Sleep is restorative.” “That movie is a real classic, and by watching it for the fifth time it will really give me a new perspective on life.” “The Internet games are helping my mental agility.”
The depression is turning into despair, and if it is not treated, it could become tragic.
ESCAPING YOUR PERSONAL HELL
We will look at “Level Three replacement therapy”
Some people will feel more naturally inclined to pursue Level Three methods first, and then Level Four, while others (like myself) are more naturally inclined to pursue Level Four methods first, and then back into Level Three methods. I would submit that both Level Three and Level Four are essential for moving out of a dominant Level One-Two identity.
Alternatively, if Level Four is unaccompanied by Level Three, then it can lead to a superficial faith that does not seek to make a contribution to people, the common good, and the culture—it is a faith without charitable love (agapē). Moreover, Level Three contribution and love reinforces Level Four faith, while the grace of Level Four faith reinforces Level Three contribution and love.
Our dominant view of happiness determines what we are looking for, and this in turn determines what we are living for (our life’s purpose), and when we live for a particular purpose long enough, it becomes our identity (the definition we give to ourselves).
It is important to find a path to Levels Three and Four before they hit “rock bottom”.
A THREE-STEP PROCESS FOR TRANSFORMING
OUR FUNDAMENTAL ATTITUDES
When the unconscious mind is operating, we act without consciously thinking about it.
Not consciously, but our unconscious mind will try to correct back to what it believes we really are, which exerts a profound force on our capacity to act. People who learn early in life (generally from poor teachers) that they can’t do math will generally have problems doing math—unless they correct their unconscious beliefs. We must bring our unconscious minds into the thoughts and choices we consciously make.
It is recommended to follow the gradual three-step process. First, establish a ten- to fifteen-minute reflection time during your day when you are least likely to be distracted by the tasks and responsibilities of the day. Then take the list of questions in the diagram “What Am I Looking For?—Purpose in Life”
In that “reflection session”, simply familiarize yourself with the categories and the questions. If some answers occur to you, great! You can then make a little note on your sheet of questions. You will be involved in a process of introducing the questions, not only to your conscious mind but also to your unconscious mind. Even if you draw a blank when thinking about these questions, you are doing something very important: you are stimulating your conscious and unconscious mind.
Though you do not have a solution in you conscious mind, your creative unconscious is very active. Active about what? Looking for clues to spark your imagination. We say, “The idea just popped into my head.” But really our unconscious mind had been looking for it all along.
The second step begins with being attentive to the results that your unconscious mind discovers. If we leave the insight unattended for too long, it will simply disappear.
You might notice over the course of one or two months that your list of questions is starting to fill up with some short-term, medium-term, and long-term aspirations and opportunities. When this occurs, prioritize your list of goals and aspirations
The third step consists in using the power of the imagination to turn our goals into reality. When the second step is completed, you will have identified a series of activities and goals enabling you to make an optimal positive difference in the short and long term.
However, a set of goals and proposed activities will remain fallow, if we do not identify the steps we need to take toward those goals, putting those steps on our calendar, and deliberately moving into action. But this process of moving from goals to action requires internal drive, emotion, and energy.
The more we begin to believe in it and the more excited we become. We begin to believe that our plan is a virtual certainty—that the future is now, and that our engagement in the plan will lead to inevitable success. Intertwined with these beliefs is excitement and energy, which naturally leads to emotion.
You should only attempt one attitude at a time for at least three months. You will notice that you are creating a new kind of energy and a new feeling of happiness. You will discover that you will begin to seek friends with similar commitment.
You must begin to look for good news in others which leads to more empathy. Your anxiety level begins to subside. Say something positive to that other person even if it is trivial and do so with a smile. Smiles elicit smiles and kindness elicits kindness.
Take time to review the questions below over a few weeks until all the questions have been answered.
It is best for people to marry and select good friends on the same level of identity. A Level Three person who marries a dominant Level Two person will frequently lack a common cause. A Level Three person must try to give a Level One-Two person a pathway out of the comparison game.
FINDING TRUE HAPPINESS: Satisfying Our Restless Hearts: Spitzer, Robert J
DISTRUST: A PATHOLOGY
You may be a cynic. Cynics seek darkness wherever they go. They always point to approaching dangers, impure motives, and hidden schemes. They call trust naive and forgiveness sentimental. They sneer at spiritual fervor and despise charismatic behavior. They consider themselves as realists. They are not deceived by escapist emotions. So they belittle God’s joy and in doing so, their darkness only engenders more darkness.
Sometimes there is no trust in your life. Every little move calls for a counter move, each little remark begs for analysis; the smallest gesture has to be evaluated. This is the pathology of darkness.
You may be tempted with sadness, melancholy, cynicism, dark moods, somber thoughts, morbid speculations and waves of depression.
Sins cannot be confessed, forgiveness cannot be received, and the mutuality of love cannot exist. True communion has become impossible. You may have problems forgiving yourself; you cannot make yourself feel loved. You cannot leave the land of the angry. You may even be convinced that you are not important to be found.
The dark voice is so strong that you need enormous spiritual energy to trust that God wants you home. You are lost and you must be found and brought home by the Shepherd, Who goes out to you. You can remove the mask of sadness from your heart and dispel the lie that you are unloved and claim and inner freedom as a child of God. But without trust you cannot be found. “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24
We will stop here and ask a very important question: Have you ever known Jesus in a personal way?
The problem may be due to one’s ability to trust the Lord fully in all circumstances of life.
Trust requires the courage to take risks because distrust and resentment keeps warning you about the danger of letting go of your guarded predictions. It calls for a leap of faith.
“My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with Me, and everything I have is yours.” Luke 15:31
“I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me.” Psalm 16:8
Finding Your Way through Life’s Ordeals
Your purpose in life is to solve problems and be happy: to become more of who you are and more engaged with the people and the life around you, that makes you more of a person.
Some think that the longer a person battles depression, the less spiritual they will become. Alternatively, you may not know why you are afflicted with this so there must be a spiritual reason: God works in mysterious ways.
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!” Romans 11:33
THE UNINVITED EVIL GUEST
Michael O’Brian is a popular Christian novelist, who published many books. In his biography, “On the Edge of Infinity”, he described what happened to him in the middle of the night.
Michael awoke to a terrible feeling that there was an evil presence in his bedroom: a malevolent spirit who wanted to devour his soul. He was guilty of replacing his loving God with some sort of vague cosmic force: an ungodly spirit which is the worst kind. He felt like a defenseless prey in front of a large predator. He cried out in the depths of his soul,” GOD SAVE ME!” Instantly, the evil spirit backed off and a supernatural peace filled Michael—something that he had not felt in years.
He perceived divine grace at work. He now believed that God was real and that everything that the Church had taught him was reality—ultimate reality. ” By their fruits, you shall know them.” Matthew 7: 20
After a while, he stopped praying, thinking that now he could go back to sleep. Immediately, He felt the evil presence resume the attack with full force. Spontaneously, he began to pray the 23rd Psalm, The Lord is my Shepherd. Success!
This story reveals the real presence of evil spirits and the possibility that these spirits could be the cause of one’s depression. These evil spirits must be delivered away from depressed persons.
THE DEMONIC INFLUENCE
Even in ancient times, an inner urge as tempter was called a daemon: the Greeks knew it as an unnamed spirit that had an impact on someone. It can be described as a strong drive in you or in the world that urges you toward some action. It’s not unusual to see a person craving something and at the same time something inside desperately wanting the opposite.
It is possible to face our inner daemons and struggles. The first phase is purifying of us.
“The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so. The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.” Deuteronomy 18:9-15
“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth” Philippians 2:10 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me. Luke 4:18 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
These evil spirits are legalistic and they must be delivered by name in the Name of Jesus Christ by their function, otherwise the specific spirit would simply say “they are not talking to me” and they will stay.
The person praying for deliverance must be free of sin otherwise the devil will just laugh.
Every knee will bend…
If you are wrapped up in a prickly blanket of sadness, you may be depressed, but it isn’t your fault. You can help yourself more than anyone. The evil influence on you can be defeated through Jesus, the Source of strength. “Every knee will bend before Me” Romans 14:11
“The one who does what is sinful is of the devil … The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” 1 John 3:8 In the Name of Jesus Christ, you can take authority over all evil influences and break these influences over your life. This is accomplished together with one other Christian who is of God or is very close to God.
This same prayer of deliverance can be used to exhort evil influences on members of your family in the same manner with you as the intercessor and with your prayerful Christian. They should be made aware of your prayer as a gentle mention that you have prayed for them to become more sensitized to God’s Love.
Prayer of Deliverance
You can command these spirits to go back where they came from (the abyss) to be replaced with the Blessing of the Lord.
The void that that takes place brings a complete sense of peace, and you will now be free in Jesus. You will definitely know in three minutes that a physical change has taken place.
The loved person is genuine and the emotion is genuine, but it is complex. One of many quotes in Thomas Moore’s book is “Clearly love is not about making you happy. It is a form of initiation that may radically transform you, making you more of whom you are but less of who you have been. Love gives you a sense of meaning, but it asks a price. It will make you into the person you are called to be, but only if you endure its pains and allow it to empty you as much as it fills you.”
As your heart expands, you begin to love a world that needs your attention and service. Your sense of self intensifies.
BRAIN HEALTH MAY HELP!
Your brain is the fattest organ in your body. The human brain is nearly 60 percent fat. We’ve learned in recent years that fatty acids are among the most crucial molecules that determine your brain’s integrity and ability to perform.
Fat isn’t the same as fat. That is to say, usually when we talk about fat, we are referring to adipose tissue, the large oil filled cells that our body uses to store energy (and which make up that pudge you’re trying to lose).
The good fats, or lipids, that work so beautifully in your body-and your brain-are called fatty acids. Essential fatty acids cannot be manufactured in your body so they must come from the foods you eat
The brain does not contain “fat cells”, such as the kind that shrink when energy is scarce during dieting. Yet, if your diet is loaded with bad fats, your brain can only make low-quality nerve cell membranes that don’t function well. Also, all body tissues are affected by loss of nutrients, so in this sense the brain is affected just as the whole body is affected.
Possible therapeutic uses for the ketogenic diet have being studied for various neurological disorders in addition to epilepsy: Alzheimer’s disease (AD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), autism, brain cancer, headache, neurotrauma, pain, Parkinson’s disease (PD) and sleep disorders. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source.
An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis, leads to a reduction in the frequency of epileptic seizures. If this happens in this short term mental disorder which is easy to identify, it is surely is true of long range disorders like Parkinsonism or depression, which is too difficult to correlate. This discovery is HUGE!
Researchers at Harvard University suggest that omega-3 fats (which are also available in supplements, though food sources are preferred) may disrupt the brain signals that trigger the characteristic mood swings seen with bipolar disorder. If these findings hold true in future studies, omega-3 fatty acids may have implications for successfully treating other psychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia.
Certain foods containing omega-3 fatty acids are especially good for your brain. These include:
- Certain cold-water fish (salmon (highest), bluefish, herring, mackerel, rainbow trout, sardines, tuna, and whitefish)
- Fatty cuts of beef, pork, and lamb
- Olive oil and Coconut oil (organic)
- Nuts: Macadamia, Almond are best (Cashew nuts: minimum) (Adds vitamin E, for better brain functioning.
- Whole Eggs
- Butter (grass fed) Mayonnaise (organic) and some salad dressing
- Cheese (Aged, Cream)
THERE HAVE BEEN SOME STUDIES THAT SUGGEST THAT THE LIST OF SOME TRANS FATS ( those in red) HAVE BEEN DEBUNKED.
In contrast, Trans fatty acids become double-bonded, rigid, and thus tend to gum up synaptic or electrical nerve cell communication. They disrupt the production of energy in the mitochondria (the energy factories) of brain cells.
You can easily recognize the “bad” fats (saturated and processed fats), as they’re the ones that have been processed or hydrogenated and remain solid when refrigerated. They are typically found in:
- Commercial baked goods: pies, cakes, doughnuts, cookies, etc.
- Crackers, potato chips, corn chips, cheese puffs, pretzels, etc.
- Processed foods and fast foods
- Whole milk, ice cream
- Processed Cheese
A RADICAL SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION
THE ENTIRE BODY
The soul as body is subject to illness, and if we want to understand and treat the illness fully we have to consider the full life of the soul. Nurses will tell you that given two people with the same condition, one will improve and the other will fail depending on subtle and mysterious factors that have not been considered by medicine. What goes on in the life of the soul has its impact on the body. Therefore treating the soul could have a beneficial effect on the body’s illness and pain.
JESUS WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU.
I Alone can Save You.
“I love you.
There are many people who are depressed these days. Their world is very dark. Some are crushed by many burdens or they have been seriously wounded psychologically.
Marriage problems often lead to depression. Others are depressed when the sun isn’t shining. Financial problems can lead to depression when a person loses his or her job and faces ruin.
One of the most fundamental reasons for this sad condition is the lack of trust in Me. It shows itself by crying, lack of energy to do anything and feeling trapped and unable to get free. Some feel they are in a hole and are unable to get out.
Depression brings great sadness and often the person has no desire to live. It is also the result of the society in which people live.
All you who are depressed, come to Me, and I will refresh you.
Call upon My help and on the power of the Holy Spirit. Believe in Me with all your being and I will give you hope, hope in Me and in My promises. I am the light at the end of the tunnel. Place all your trust in Me and receive My peace and My love. I love you and I will bring satisfaction in your life. I bless you.”
Many people go through a period of depression in their life. It feels like coming to the end of the road and there is no place to go. Some cases are very severe and need hospitalization and medication.
I know a woman who has been depressed for many years. She is on heavy medication and yet she can cry for the whole day.
She came to see me for prayers to get out of this sad state. Three of us prayed with her and found that she had not forgiven some of her family members for the hurt they inflicted on her.
She needed much healing of all these wounds and Jesus is the one who can heal us of these wounds. She also needed to deal with a lot of resentment she felt in her heart.
As she dealt with these, great peace came upon her and now she is walking some feet above the ground.
It is in forgiving that the Lord can heal us and give us joy once more. Let us thank the Lord for His goodness to us April 14, 2005
The above messages came to Father Melvin Doucette:
Fr. Melvin Doucette was ordained to the priesthood on and joined the Missionaries of Africa for 29 years in Africa. In contemplative prayer every morning, Fr. Doucette receives by interior locution “messages from heaven” to share with the public.
God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17 (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE.
The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.
Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in China in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.
In the end, one Christian conversion will benefit the whole family. The gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance will help the whole family. A prayer of deliverance of evil spirits will leave any member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple produces 80% healing. The remaining healing comes from continued prayer of praise and thanksgiving until all the healing is complete. This healing comes from the Holy Spirit through the power in the Name of Jesus Christ. No other god or deity or doctor uses this power. This proves the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS CAN’ T ALL BE WRONG!
Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is a relationship with God, your Creator, in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles. How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing. They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress. Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.
HOW IS JESUS STILL ALIVE TODAY?
Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth.
Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.
This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.
He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical sense of peace.
DREAMS AND VISIONS
God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart. God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
- Christians don’t shout, “I live a clean life!” Christians whisper “I feel lost, but now God found me and God forgives me.”
- Christians don’t speak with pride. They confess that they stumble and need Christ to be their guide.
- Christians don’t say,” I’m strong.” They say they try to be strong because they need strength.
- Christians don’t brag about success, but they admit that they fail and they need God to clean the mess.
- Christians don’t claim to be perfect, but God still believes in them.
- Christians still feel the sting of pain. They have their share of headaches but they still call upon His Name.
- Christians are not holier than others. They are simple sinners who receive God’s unbelievable Grace.
Christianity on a Table Napkin:
“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
God the Father will wipe every tear from our eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, crying out or pain. We will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is The Holy Spirit will have made all things new. Eternal joy will begin. “For the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is His name.” Luke 1: 49
Are we not like Barabbas who was justly condemned for murder, but saved by the innocent Jesus on the cross? Are we not like the adulterous woman, deserving of death by stoning, to whom Jesus says, “I do not condemn you”? And Jesus saved them both. In fact, Jesus came to earth specifically to look for and save those who were lost, like you.
“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool”. Isaiah 1:18
You may need some counseling with a pastor, priest or competent Christian worker, who will introduce you to a Short Course on Who is Jesus? Start by reading a short biography of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. Read several verses before going to bed and read the same verse upon arising. He will defend you from attacks of the enemy when you ask Him.
Healing and Deliverance (Ctrl + Click to follow Link)
- Abuse and Trauma
- A Vision of Hell
- Breaking Free of Controlling Spirits
- Can a Smart Person believe in God
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- Deliverance from Depression
- Deliverance from Drugs and Addiction
- Deliverance from Prison
- Deliverance PowerPoint
- Divine Healing
- Do you Know an Alcoholic?
- Don’t be Afraid of Fear
- Gluttony is Not Merely Overeating
- God’s Protection and Blessing
- Healing and Deliverance General Information
- Healing and Deliverance Instructions
- Healing Hands: Father Melvin Doucette
- Healing of Relationships
- How to Keep Your Healing Once you have Received it
- Insomnia and Deliverance
- Jesus Cures a Blind Man at Bethsaida
- Joy and Sorrow
- Let’s Start
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- Physical Healing
- Power of Healing
- Prisoner of Unforgiveness
- The Healing Power of Jesus
- The High Stakes of Gambling Addiction
- Three Ways of Self-Deliverance
- Ungodly Soul Ties
- Ungodly Superstitious Beliefs
- Your Part
Where do we go from here?
- 12 Functions of the Holy Spirit
- At the Name of Jesus every Knee should Bow
- Baptized in the Spirit: Being Born Again
- Born Again for Dummies
- Does God have a Special Place in His Heart for Canada?
- Embracing the Call
- From Sea to Sea: Nations keeping God’s Law
- God Wants You!
- God’s Will for YOU
- I Can’t Find God: an Anguish Cry!
- I Have a Right to my own Opinion
- Is there Life after Death?
- JESUS IS MY LORD
- Jesus Says to Come to Me – I Will Make You Happy.
- Joy and Sorrow
- Knowing God
- Life After Near-Death Experiences
- Life can be wonderful but brief
- Living in Glory
- Meditation and Contemplation
- Pathway to Holiness
- Release in the Spirit
- Something Wonderful is about to Happen!
- Spirituality for Dummies
- Suffering does not Rob you of Joy
- The Blood of Jesus Christ
- The Difference between Christianity
- The Faith Factor: We Cannot Please God without Faith:.
- THE HOLY SPIRIT: the Principal Agent of Mission
- The Life and Person of the Holy Spirit
- The Name of Jesus
- The Million Dollar Question
- The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit
- THE PROPHETIC FULFILLMENT
- The Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross
- The Word of God
- Trauma and Abuse
- We Reap what We Sow
- Welcome to God
- What Does God Really Want?
- What does it mean to be HOLY?
- What Is the Difference Between Spirit and Soul?
- What’s Your SQ?
- Who Am I In Christ?
- Who do they say that I am?
- Why Pray?
- World Missions
- Would you like to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit?
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