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Originally posted by Scribe611
But I really, REALLY don't want to believe all spiritual communication is demonic or negative. Yeah, it may not all be good either, but surely there are exceptions. Otherwise, why was I given the ability to sense things if it was a gift not to be used? Some call it a curse, but I'm not so sure.
I guess this is my concern. I do not embrace the idea of a ouija board at all, I refuse to touch one, but if I am open to the paranormal, and prayers of protection are not enough, then what do I do? What about cold cases... I would love to help solve those with my abilities, if I can. Should I not pursue that because of the dangers?
I guess I'm in a dilemma right now. My heart wants to keep on pursuing this, but I feel if I do pursue it, I need to learn a lot more about ridding myself of anything evil. Maybe we can't do it all by ourselves anyway, and that's where the problem lies. This one guy who was doing all the house blessings, Paul Blai, said he stays on the road going to people's houses and businesses about 7 months a year. All because people think they're doing a good thing.
Still, it makes me wonder... police officers perform a vital function in protecting us from evil, and they risk their lives to do it. Same for Firefighters, Paramedics, Doctors, Nurses, the Military... so many careers go into battle daily with some of the ugliest sides of humanity. Most will say it's worth the danger for the good they do. Doesn't this also apply to those in the spiritual warfare battlefield?
Geez, it looks like I've written an entire essay on this subject! Anyone else have any observations to make, or advice, or encouragement, or discouragement? I especially would like to hear from MuMuMu... are you still lurking, by any chance?
Originally posted by Thanatos0042
But, just like with playing on a Ouija board or even getting my fortune read -- I''ve never done it and get an odd/bad feeling about it and a strong 'don't do it' sense inside myself. I'm not sure why or where it comes from but it leaves me curious.
Originally posted by sled735
May I ask if you have any Christian or other religious beliefs? I know the Christian faith teaches not to mess with anything like this.
Another possibility is, you could have deeply-imbedded religious beliefs carried over from a past life.
It could also be your spirit-guide, or a loved one on the other side trying to protect you from opening yourself up to certain negative energies entering your life... screaming, "Don't do it!!!"
I don't like the Ouija board either, but I don't know why getting your fortune read should be a problem.
Originally posted by Darkblade71
reply to post by sled735
Roses had an experience last night while I was sleeping, but that is up to her to share if she wants to.
I'll ask her when she gets up.
Originally posted by Thanatos0042
You'll note that all these groups you mentioned work in teams. You should never work alone. Always work with at least as a duo, at a minimum. So my answer there is yes, it does apply in a spiritual battle. The rules of the Ouija board are like that too, don't do it alone. There is power in numbers, especially when you share the power of faith and belief. Also, it's a good idea to have a diverse skillset, for instance if you are sensitive, take someone who has faith, but isn't a sensitive, this helps prevent you from both being overwhelmed by a single type of assault.