What I am writing today will perhaps seem rather strange and even mystical, especially if you have not read my last two or more blogs having to do with God’s loving influence as it is used to overpower our human fears. Fears are part of our human nature as we live in a world of hurt and pain and sorrow, where evil seeks to control us. Life is unfair and we are naturally tempted to fight back in order to gain control and save our own lives. We may be tempted to do unto others as they have done unto us, or even before they may do unto us. When we seem to gain control, we feel our own power. We crave more of the same. Habits form. And this, my friend, is what sin’s own Kingdom does to place us in our own eventual hell.
It is in response to this universal human problem that I would invite you to learn and understand something more about a little known healing alternative called hypnosis. It may seem like some mysterious art. And, yes, the devil himself knows how to use it for those willing to become his subjects. Yet, in the hands of God’s own healing artist, Jesus Christ, it is useful for anyone willing to let go of our own fearful control in order to experience the more powerful force of loving influence that lives within our internal and immortal souls.
And if you are still reading this and would allow yourself to imagine God as all wise, all loving, and having total control over our souls, you may do so. For God is ready, willing, and able to sow those seeds of loving influence within our own human, mortal, finite minds and bodies. What Jesus spoke of when he was God’s body here on earth beneath the control of His own mind (Father) and soul (Holy Spirit) was His divine Kingdom. The coming Kingdom of God or Kingdom of Heaven is really that power of the Spirit’s infinite influence over this cruel world’s finite control. Jesus says, “These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33. We enter into God’s Kingdom and achieve the coming happiness when we live under the influence of the Spirit instead of under the control of the world……………….“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23.
And Jesus becomes our way, our truth, our life, and much like a “gate” as we think of that word as another metaphor for entering this state of happiness that lives beneath our Soul’s loving influence for eternity, all thanks to the Holy Spirit’s infinite power over our own finite minds and bodies. Not even the gates of hell can prevail against us when our minds choose to resist the devil’s control and to instead live under the Holy Spirit’s loving influence. So when we choose to follow Jesus, we are like a sick person choosing to seek healing through the art of hypnotherapy in which Jesus becomes our hypnotherapist. We place our trust in Him as the One who can gently and safely lead us like a good shepherd leads his sheep through the gate into green pastures. And in these green pastures there is no other gate, and even the gates of hell cannot prevail against us. And in God’s Kingdom, the Holy Spirit provides our healing through God’s own loving influence that casts out the sin of fearful control which wrongly entered our minds and bodies through the world’s own evils from our past.
And in our present mind, we can experience what Jesus tells us in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, put on My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Hypnosis as salvation? No, that is not the point at all. Rather, hypnosis is a metaphor for the salvation we receive through Jesus Christ when we place our faith in Him, much as one who can be hypnotized places his or her faith in the healing art of the hypnotherapist. All that is required is that we let go and let God, let go of our own control and accept in its place the Holy Spirit’s loving influence imbedded within our own soul. As our body listens to our mind, so our mind listens to our soul even as the Son speaks for the Holy Spirit within us. This is the Father’s plan of salvation about which we read in the Gospels of our Holy Bible.