Thank you, Rianne. I enjoyed that message very much. Emotion ( or feeling ) is our innate compass. Something may look pretty ( such as an oracle deck ); however, how does that deck make you * feel * ? That's what it all boils down to. Last question
before moving onto PART II of Becoming an Oracle ( unless there are more questions after this ). I wanted to take some time in meditation over this question, which is why I waited a few days before responding ( my apologies—I was not avoiding ). ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* Readology*:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧ Q. What if you are a Christian? Doesn't the bible forbid us to seek answers outside of God?
Okay, firstly, let me list my qualifications in answering this question. A decade after attending college for law & journalism, I returned for third-world missions and counseling. I served Central America as a missionary, was a biblical teacher, and served as a counselor to several churches. This included couples and individual seeking a place in the world. And while I feel I am completely qualified to answer the above question, I also would like to remind you that your life course is your own; thus, the ultimate decision is yours alone. We must each follow our heart regardless of what others think.
Having said that, yes, there are places in the bible where it is written to avoid such practices: (9) When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. (10) There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. (11) Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. (12) For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. (13) Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
– Deuteronomy 18:9-13
I would ask you to read the above verse from the perspective of those enemies to which it refers: thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
These are the nations who sacrificed children and used their gifts for negative and dark purposes.
Let's review some other verses:
The servant answered Saul again and said, “Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God
and he will tell us our way.” (Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he used to say, “Come, and let us go to the seer”; for he who is called a prophet now was formerly called a seer.)
~ 1 Samuel 9:8-9
This verse denotes that it's acceptable to be a seer ( or prophet ) if you are not abominable ( sacrificing children, etc. ). To me, this reinforces the initial verse I shared in regards to the use of gifts for such abominations. If your heart is pure, and your intent for the greater good of humanity, that's a far cry from sacrificing children or young virgins.
Let's look at more verses: For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying
, ~ 2-Samuel/24/11 The Lord spoke to Gad, David’s seer, saying,
~ 1 Chronicles 21:9
King David was favored and he consulted a seer himself. God actually communicated to David through a seer ( or prophet ), proving mediumship is acceptable if it's done in a pure fashion. Moreover, David and the commanders of the army set apart for the service some of the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun, who were to prophesy with lyres, harps and cymbals
~ 1 Chronicles 25:1-5
Sound healing is one of the most ancient forms of meditation and receiving messages there is. I have a gong and a singing bowl that I use often to resonate with the Universe ( God, Source Energy, et al ). Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
~ I John 4:1 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
~ 2 Peter 1:2
Though many have opinions of what the Holy Spirit is, mine is that it's Divine Inspiration gifted to seekers who desire to know truth in the name of Love. I seek truth in the name of Love, and answers are provided for me from many sources which part my human veil of confusion and doubt with clarity. I am being blessed for that, and those I help are being blessed as well.
If the proof is in the pudding, and the pudding sets firmly from pain to relief, from need to have, from sickness to health, from confusion to clarity, I would say that's all the proof I need. My life is living proof, and it's constantly expanding.
I don't want to get too deep into this, because this is not a religious discussion, or the rights and wrong behaviour of Christian's thread. The bottom line is this: Whatever you do in purity of heart and for the greater good is Love. And that is what Jesus taught: Love.
I felt led to draw a card after typing the above; it's from the White Light Oracle by Alana Fairchild. No. 27 AURORA OF GAMMA It is time to let go of what has been. You are swiftly outgrowing your past. Explore and commit to a spiritual practice that supports your personal transformation so that you can cross the threshold before you now. Embrace your freedom to be creative in your approach, rather than doggedly committing yourself to your previous ideas or plans. You have the spiritual intelligence necessary to evolve. Continue your healing journey with trust that a positive outcome is imminent.
Why does that sound so familiar to me? Oh, Yes. . . "The days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant [ . . . ] I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 11No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, 'Know the LORD,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.
~ Hebrews 8:6-13
Jesus said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind.' This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like it, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets
. Matthew 22:35-40
Listen to your heart; it will lead you home.
I hope that helps alleviate your doubt.