Christian Tools for Handling Spiritual Emergency

Recently I went through a Chrisitan spiritual crisis and was helped in a big way by my church. I was also helped by a non-denonimational perspective through my Christian spiritual crisis, and that blog is coming next. I wanted to post both points of view because I don’t think that they are in conflict. This both / and is one of the most valuable things I figured out. Both views can be true at the same, exact time, and not necessarily contradictory. This blog is reproductions with permission of emails from my church Intercessory team who helped me through it.

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The Sacred Now, and the Scared, Scarred Mind

The Sacred Now: The Passover Traditional Meal (Seder)

Have you ever experienced a moment when your mind was quiet. still, and had nothing to say? Have you ever noticed that your mind pictures what’s coming as far worse than it turns out to be? And have you ever realized that your mind is truly boring and repetitive and drives you nuts?

Welcome to the growing realization that the Mind has outgrown it’s place in a balanced world. Without the mind, we are present in the Sacred Now. We can directly experience the world as it is being created, and

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The difference between temporary distress and permanent disease

One of the very important disctinctions to peer approaches to mental struggles is that we view problems as temporary and not permanent. It’s a repairable life situation problem, not a lifetime chemical or structural or genetic problem. This is one of the key ideas of the Open Dialogue Model that makes it effective.

Our distress versus disease model is an important paradigm shift to help promote solutions.

I know that in my own personal experience, I wasn’t that ill at the beginning. I became more ill after realizing that I might have these struggles for the rest of my life,

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