Doug Tales 167: Chakras, Part Two

How self-aware are we of who and what we are? Do we recognize the connections between our physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental aspects? During mortality, chakras are an energetic manifestation of the physical body and how it connects into the spiritual, emotional and mental part of us. Doug Mendenhall encourages us in I See…Arise! (2016), pp. 70-75 to keep our chakras cleared and aligned with our Savior’s will for us:

There are no accidents or coincidences. Things happen here on earth and in the heavens according to pattern and order. God has set his natural laws, and we need to understand them, or others will use those laws to influence and maintain control over us. It is being done to all of us continually.

Besides our auric field that surrounds our body, we also have other energy centers. The energy centers that my daughter sees and others have described to me are our chakras.

To begin with, there are seven basic chakras. These energy centers are real; there is color associated with them that the gifted see. There are many minor chakras throughout our body, but here is where the seven basic chakras are located:

Ancient Hindu traditions have been studying energy consciousness for thousands of years, and they have mapped out the consciousness of the body using the language of the chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means “wheel,” or “vortex,” because that is what it looks like energetically. Each chakra interpenetrates the physical body with the energy the same way a magnetic field can interpenetrate or permeate the physical body.

A good friend did a workshop for me several years ago and handed out a paper that in part discussed the human chakras. This is part of what he shared:

“The chakras are not physical. They are aspects of consciousness in the same way that the auras are aspects of consciousness. The chakras are more dense than the auras, but not as dense as the physical body, but they interact with the physical body through two major vehicles, the endocrine system and the nervous system. Each of the seven chakras is associated with one of the seven endocrine glands, and also with a particular group of nerves called a plexus. Thus, each chakra can be associated with particular parts of the body and particular functions within the body controlled by that plexus or that endocrine gland associated with that chakra.

“Your consciousness, your experience of being, represents everything it is possible for you to experience. All of your senses, all of your perceptions, all of your possible states of awareness can be divided into seven categories, and each of these categories can be associated with a particular chakra. Thus, the chakras represent not only particular parts of your physical body, but also particular parts of your consciousness. When you feel tension in your consciousness, you feel it in the chakra associated with the part of your consciousness experiencing the stress, and in the parts of the physical body associated with that chakra. Where you feel the stress depends therefore on why you feel the stress. When someone is hurt in a relationship, they feel it in their heart. When someone is nervous, their legs tremble and the bladder becomes weak.”

There have been times when I just haven’t been able to get myself together, when I just felt “off.” My innate curiosity makes me want to understand these things at a spiritual level, so in the past I would ask my daughter to take a look at my energy and tell me what was out of balance. Many times she would tell me that one or more of my chakras was “spinning the wrong direction.” Chakras usually spin clockwise. When mine are blocked with energetic problems or whatever, they will spin counterclockwise or not spin at all. To correct the problem I will create an energy ball, as described in the chapter on “Spoon Bending” and spin it clockwise at that chakra point. Then I will actually take that spinning ball of energy—going clockwise of course—and run it up and down all my chakras. There is a column that goes from one chakra to the next. That is where I run the energy. It really does clear me and make me feel better to have all seven of my energy centers, chakras, flowing in the proper direction and clear of “junk.”

There is a cartoon series called “Avatar: The Last Airbender” that explains this quite well. [See “The Guru,” Season 2, Episode 19, ten-minute video excerpt re-posted to YouTube at How To Open Your 7 Chakras As Explained In a Children’s Show.] The master is teaching the young student about chakras and explains that the different chakra centers are like pools of water in a stream. The water swirls around in the pools. The chakras do the same thing in our body; they are pools of swirling energy. When flowing properly, the water goes from one pool down to the next. If debris gets in the water and stops its flow, the pool can become “dammed” up and not flow properly. Our chakras are like that, swirling pools of energy, and if one or more has debris they become “dammed” up and don’t flow properly. He goes on to explain the seven different chakras.

1. Crown Chakra – Thought Chakra – this is at the crown of the head. It deals with spirit and is blocked by earthly attachment.

2. Third Eye Chakra – Light Chakra – this is located at the center of the forehead. It deals with insight and is blocked by illusion, the illusion of separation.

3. Throat Chakra – Sound Chakra – located in the throat. It deals with truth and is blocked by lies, especially the ones we tell ourselves.

4. Heart Chakra – Heart Chakra – located in the heart. It deals with love and is blocked by grief, sadness, and loss.

5. Solar Plexus Chakra – Fire Chakra – located in the stomach area. This is our will and power. It is blocked by shame and disappointments.

6. Sacral Chakra – Water Chakra – located over the sexual organs. Deals with pleasure and is blocked by guilt and blame.

7. Base/Root Chakra – Earth Chakra – located at the base of the spine and is blocked by fear.

Of course there are many explanations about Chakras, their meanings, and how to release what is there. That is beyond the scope of this work and will require some personal study….

Having our energy centers cleared is part of the process of having complete control and awareness of all of our thoughts and actions. It is part of the overall physical, mental, spiritual, and ethereal health of our bodies. As with all things, it is important to ask our Father’s permission and use discernment. I enjoy looking at any modality I can as long as I get permission. Then I will try to apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to what I am seeing or learning.

A good example of this is with the seven Chakras. Before they changed the LDS temple endowment in the initiatory, it actually paralleled the chakras. For those old enough to remember the seven chakras were symbolically washed and anointed with oil along with the feet, arms, hands, and back. I do believe that if it was done with true authority and faith that would be a great way to clear them. Do you think that might have been one of the reasons the Lord instituted that practice in the temple?

Doug Tales 166: Chakras, Part One

The dictionary will tell you that a “chakra” is “any of the seven major energy centers of body” and the word comes from the Sanskrit language meaning “wheel” or “circle.” Chakras are another example of bringing the spiritual into the physical, as Doug Mendenhall explains in I See…Arise! (2016), pp. 67-70.

While talking about energy in the chapter on “Spoon Bending,” I mentioned chakras and the importance of keeping them in balance. [See Doug Tales 74: Spoon Bending, Part One.] Over the years I have done many workshops in which I would ask the participants if they knew what an “aura” or a “chakra” was. Most of them have heard about the aura, the energy field that surrounds our body, but it has amazed me how many have never heard of chakras or if they have, they don’t know anything about them. Generally, in the “Christian” world chakras are considered evil and false ideas generated by the Eastern religions of the world, and believing in such things is considered denying Jesus Christ and therefore, going to hell. Also information about the third eye, meditation, energy work, and Mormons, among other things, tend to be placed in the “evil” category.

I guess I was blessed to learn about these things from our sighted daughter, so I didn’t know just how “evil” all of it is. How sad it is to learn how many of us limit what God wants to share with us and help us to understand. What did Joseph Smith say about members flying apart like glass when presented with anything new? Through my daughter, other gifted people, and my own experiences I have been wonderfully taught in the Lord’s education system. Because of this, I have been exposed to many things that I otherwise might not have learned.

For example, some are able to see the energies of the human body, and I have learned that we are made up of light, trillions of photons in all of our DNA. We are energy beings, vibrating at different frequencies. Those of a dark nature vibrate at a very low frequency, while those of Light vibrate at a higher frequency. Why would any Christian declare it is evil to believe we have chakras, which are nothing but energy centers located on our body? Why don’t we study things like our auric field in mainstream science? There is much, much more to learn than we now know!

We mentioned in our first book, My Peace I Give Unto You, that when Denise came out of the hospital, the first thing we found out was that she could see our aura or the auric field. [See Doug Tales 61-63: Auras, Part One, Part Two, Part Three.] That fascinated me, so I took her places where we could watch people, and she would tell me the colors of their aura. We discovered that our consciousness, our experience of Being, or what we really are is just energy. Some call this “Life Energy.” This energy does not exist in only our brain; it fills our entire body. Anger, for example, causes an energy imbalance and changes the aura to red. Eventually Denise could tell a person’s mood, or way of being, by just looking at the person’s aura. That is because our consciousness is connected to every cell in our body. Through our energy or consciousness, we can communicate with every organ and every tissue in our body. The health of that organ or tissue will manifest in our energy field or aura. The sighted can see this.

Back in the days when we did the Ezekiel seminars, I was introduced to a man and woman that did Kirlian photography. Our consciousness or energy is usually in some form of balance or imbalance, which can be measured in Kirlian photography. (The energy which is our consciousness and which reflects our consciousness, can be measured by this photographic process.) They came to the seminars and took photographs with their Kirlian photographic camera. It was awesome to see people’s energy and how different it was for everyone, according to the condition and patterning of the energy field. When a Kirlian photograph is taken of your hand, it shows a certain pattern of energy. Then when you send love and energy to someone else and a second picture is taken, there will be a different pattern of energy shown on the Kirlian photograph. In this way we can see that a change in the consciousness creates a change in the auric energy field that is being photographed.

My friend had taken thousands of pictures and “read” them for the people. Because they have taken so many photographs, he and his wife have been able to quantify that when there are “holes” in particular parts of the energy field, they know they correspond to particular weaknesses in specific parts of the body. The amazing thing was that the weakness shows up in the energy field before there is ever any evidence of it on the physical level. A good example of this was when he took my photograph, he saw a “bar” over my chest. He said he’d seen that three times before, and all three had later died of heart attacks. He suggested I see a doctor immediately. I went for medical help, and he was right—I had major heart problems. I was treated alternatively and over the next year the problem went away.

What this portends is amazing. It clearly shows us how things are manifested on the physical level.

1. A change of consciousness (usually emotional energy of some sort) creates a change in the energy field. Denise and I would see a mother get a little upset at her child, then see her aura go red in color, and then she’d display anger.

2. A change in the energy field occurs before a change in the physical body.

3. The direction of manifestation is from consciousness through the energy field to the physical body. Simply put, we become what we put conscious ness to or think about. Be careful what you declare!

All of this has been plainly described in the first volume of I See…Awake. We can see that it is not the physical body creating the energy field, the aura, but rather the aura or energy field that is creating the physical body. What we see as the physical body is the end result of a process that begins with the consciousness. And if our consciousness is out of balance, that can result in physical distress or problems.

If we make a decision or an action that leaves us with stress, it can create an energy blockage with sufficient intensity to create a symptom on the physical level. If we sin against our God or His laws, that can create an energy blockage allowing dark entities to enter into us or upon us. It also allows all kinds of negative creations to impact our energy field and therefore our physical, mental, spiritual, and etheric bodies. Typically the symptom speaks a certain language which reflects the idea that we each create our own reality. When the symptom is described from that point of view, the metaphoric significance of the symptom becomes clear. In other words, when someone comes around that you don’t like, and you make the statement, “That guy is a pain in the butt,” don’t be surprised when you develop problems in your posterior, especially when “that guy” is around you a lot. Remember your subconscious mind will give you what your conscious mind declares, especially when done with emotion. “That guy is a huge pain in the … !!!” You’ve just sent your subconscious a serious mandate to give your posterior a large dose of pain, haven’t you?

Doug Tales 165: Mind Control, Part Two

In the world and society around us, we are told that “smart people” and experts are those able to memorize and regurgitate information. In contrast, intelligence in heaven is manifested by those able to recognize, see, and make use of the patterns around them. Doug Mendenhall argues in I See…Awake! (2015), pp. 82-86 that an essential way to avoid being mind controlled is having a true knowledge of our history, present, and future:

One of the many ways the Adversary uses mind control is with the idea of being right. We see this in many organizations, political parties, religions, secular groups, etc. Wars are fought over who’s right. They fight for a belief system that they “know” is a reality, a truth. Also some people feel strongly that evolution is true and that it trumps the “creation.” They will argue very strongly to prove they are right. The theory is even taught as fact in education.

One of the greatest threats to an established entity that uses mind control is an informed people. For example, if you cut off a people from their true origins, you have a people that you can control and enslave. True history combined with an informed public is a threat to the establishment. You will find that institutions use knowledge to control instead of to enlighten and uplift. One author was kicked out of his church because he wrote a book about some of the institution’s true history. There are many that have decided that they alone are the arbiter of truth based on what’s comfortable for them. So lesson manuals are used over and over because the information is both good and safe. It then becomes comfortable to the people.

I was sent an email with the following statements written by a Michael Boldea:

“In order to control a people you must first do away with hope, followed closely by doing away with its history and rewriting it to your own liking. If someone knows where they come from, the history of their ancestry, what their forefathers accomplished, where they failed, and how they were preserved, there is a connection, and there is something other than the system and the powers that be.

“Anyone who hopes to mold and reshape a people to their own nefarious ends cannot build upon the foundation of the past but rather tear it down, bulldoze it, pave over it, and start anew with a construct and design of their own choosing.

“You can’t get someone to hate who they are by insisting their forefathers did some bad things but also a lot of good. You have to convince them they were vile, evil men and women whose only desire was the subjugation of their fellow man; individuals who walked around with bloodlust in their eyes looking for their next hapless victim.

“If you can eradicate someone’s past, you can shape their present and dictate their future. Cast enough doubt on any one person’s history and ancestry, cast enough doubt on any one nation’s acts and activities, and eventually you can talk someone into doubting absolutely everything.

“If a certain thing I held dear turned out not to be true, what else isn’t true about me, my family, my ancestry, or my nation?

“What is currently happening in America is psychological warfare at its most brutal. The sheep have already been culled, and so it’s easy to brainwash them, bombard them with misinformation, and steer them toward a particular set of responses whenever and wherever you have need of a large group of useful idiots.

“Thinking for oneself has become taboo practice in America, and God help you if you refuse to fall in line and bleat along with the rest of the sheep. You are free to speak your mind as long as your mind is the hive mind, as long as you parrot what they themselves have parroted on down the line, without ever taking a step back and seeing the idiocy you are regurgitating for what it is.

“There is a deeper, more nefarious purpose to systematically dismantling this nation’s history and it has nothing to do with what is being trumpeted as the cause of the displeasure.

“By now we should be used to smokescreens and sleight of hand but it would seem our predisposition to give the powers that be the benefit of the doubt still plays into whether or not we have our eyes open to the reality of all that is taking place around us.

“With so many spinning plates, and so many eager to take a sledgehammer to our kneecaps while we’re attempting to spin said plates, it’s only a matter of time. It’s not as though we didn’t know these days were coming. Nevertheless, it is a strange feeling to be living them.”

We are going to explore some of the methodologies of mind control in this book. Hopefully we will learn and understand what has been and is being done to us. This needs to be known and understood in order to defeat it. We need to shine a light on the roaches that use mind control, no matter the institution. I say roaches because they prefer the dark; they love to keep us in the dark.

Take history for an example. As the above quote talks about, people who don’t know history, therefore can’t see the patterns that keep returning because history does repeat itself. The controllers have altered much of history, both secular and religious, to their advantage and keep the masses in the dark. They set themselves up as the keepers of knowledge.

A very good example is the Smithsonian Institute’s cover up of the giants that roamed this land both before and after the great flood. (See: John Morse, “The Great Smithsonian Cover-Up: 18 Giant Skeletons Discovered in Wisconsin,” Chronicle, May 5, 2015,  Any time any bones have been found their representatives showed up and took them away. Why? It’s not because people might fear such a thing, knowing that giants roamed this planet.

Author and researcher, Steve Quayle, believes it is because knowledge of ancient giants destroys what has become the dogma of evolution. If we knew our ancestors were 9 to 15 feet tall, it might show us that physically, we have de-evolved. A good friend came up with a great quote, “History is not a sin.” If we don’t know our history, we can be taught many false things and be controlled by them.

Doug Tales 164: Mind Control, Part One

There are those that believe that everyone manipulates, and the only real difference is how well they do it (and seem to get away with it). In contrast, to conquer spiritual evil includes trusting our Savior Jesus Christ to take care of us and relying on Him, and not on our varying abilities to manipulate and control. In I See…Awake! (2015), pp. 79-82, Doug Mendenhall pulls back the curtain to reveal mind control happening on a large scale in the world we live in today:

We need to understand the concept of what a “right” is. Rights are identified in the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and “The Bill of Rights.” But what does “right” mean?

The definition I would choose to use is this: A right is an action that does not cause harm to another human being. A “wrong” action is one that does cause harm to another human being. Our rights come from what is called God’s law, spiritual law, or even natural law. One of the main laws of God is that of agency, which declares that we have no right to impede or deny the agency of another human.

If I don’t have a right to cause people harm, take away their agency, by using compulsion, control or dominion, what makes people think they have the right to do so just because they hold a position of authority such as a legislator? If I don’t have the right to demand that you give me money so I can pay my massive bills, what gives any man the right to legislate that right for themselves or for the community?

Does God’s law? I don’t think so. Can we legislate morality? Can people be forced to be good? I believe that Satanism wants us to think we can do that and “authority” creates the right to do so. Through mind control they have “helped” many of us think this way.

For example, recently my State put a law on the books that mandates that when you are in a car, you must wear a seatbelt or the police will stop you and fine you. Legislators feel they have the right to go against my God-given agency and force me to wear a seat belt. I am not debating the benefits of wearing a seat belt, that is a given, just the God-given right to do as I desire when my actions are not hurting another human being.

We have been mind controlled to the point that we willingly take away other’s God-given rights, even by violence if necessary. Most have no idea what a God-given right is and believe it is perfectly fine for someone in “authority” to take away freedoms by extortion, garnishment, and even causing harm to someone if the “state” (or even a religion) has declared they have the power to do so. We will stand there like willing slaves and allow it.

When I was conducting workshops, I used a word game to illustrate mind control. I said a word, and the group would say the first word that popped into their head. With the word “popcorn,” most said “movie.” With “occult” most people said “evil.”

Occult is a Latin word. This is what it means:

Occult— Latin adjective, occultus—hidden from sight

Latin verb, occultare—to hide, to conceal, to keep secret

Derived from the Latin noun, oculus—“eye”

We have been mind controlled to believe that anything hidden or secret is evil. Is this true? No. Some religions, civil organizations, and investigative departments (CIA, FBI) have things hidden and secret. But occult has been associated with evil so much that people believe that is the true use of the word. That is a type of mind control. So when a religion, for example, that teaches values and virtues for a healthy society has sacred teachings “hidden” from the general public, the religion is called “occult.” And Satan smiles.

The “mind controllers” (elite policy-makers) have two bodies of knowledge they want to keep hidden from us. First—they don’t want us to understand the human psyche/mind and how it operates. Second—they don’t want us to understand God’s law (natural law) and the physical sciences. The so called “elite” or Satanists have understood these things for thousands of years and want the general public to remain ignorant. Unfortunately we unconsciously comply.

There are many systems that use mind control in this world. Business uses it, as does education, governments, dictators, socialists, military, police, and dare I say that even religions use mind control over their adherents.

There are two general characteristics of systems that use mind control and manipulation to advance its aims:

1. Hierarchically Structured—set up in levels, in which those in higher levels are the administrators, the governing committee, the CEOs, the President or chairman with their advisors. This is the structure of governments, military, spy agencies, universities, business, and even religious organizations.

The lower level people—those being governed, the masses, are the drones or laborers who are just working hard and not paying any attention to the “uppers.” They just do the work. The only way most of these people know about what is going on is through small releases of information that the leaders give out or accidental leaks of information.

2. It must be compartmentalized. Each sub-system really doesn’t know what the others are doing. A good example is the school system in which policy or curriculum changes are made at the top, and then the teachers are told what they are now going to teach. The teachers must obey (or possibly lose their job and pension) even if they feel the changes are detrimental.

These systems operate in an occult (hidden) nature. There are things of Light that are hidden; we call them the mysteries in the scriptures.

Those who manipulate for gain or control are found in nearly every organization it seems, especially the mega ones such as government and other organizations with large followings. These dark administrators have hidden agendas and don’t want us to discover their methodologies. Because when we do, we are then able to protect ourselves against their influence. This is what the mind controllers don’t want, so they warn us to stay away from the occult or in religious jargon, from the mysteries. It is all about control. The manipulators tell us that we will be taken care of; we just need to do what they say. Most of them have us so robotically mind controlled we do their bidding without using the mind that God gave us. We see this in governments, political systems, huge businesses, and even in long-established churches.

What better way to control us than to dissuade us from looking into the very techniques they are using to control us? If they can get us thinking it’s all evil and therefore we have no business looking into it, they have us right where they want us because we will never understand the techniques that are being developed against us.

Doug Tales 163: Balance, Part Two

Are my actions in harmony—in balance—with my thoughts and feelings? Am I even aware of others trying to overtly and covertly manipulate my thoughts, feelings and actions? Or, when I am seeking to manipulate and exercise control over others? Doug Mendenhall points out various facets of our need to be in balance internally before we see balance outside of ourselves in I See…Awake! (2015), pp. 75-78:

The advantage dark occultists have is that they are in unity with themselves and understand how consciousness works. They may be evil, sick, and twisted, but because they are in unity, they have a real easy time manipulating the rest of us. Many people choose actions that go against their thoughts and feelings, and use all kinds of justifications.

Many years ago I would be on the road for two weeks and home for a week. My wife and I had six children, and it was quite hard on her raising them alone for two weeks. I had the “brilliant” idea that if I threatened the kids enough while I was home, that if I became a big enough tyrant, they would obey out of fear while I was gone. My screaming and threats were horrific and made me feel sick, but I felt I needed to do it so they wouldn’t cause my wife problems. I loved them, but what I was doing felt horrible. My actions were in complete opposition to my thoughts and feelings for my children.

If our actions go against our thoughts and feelings, it takes us off the path of truth, the Lord’s path, and everyone suffers. Unless we are aligned in thought, emotion, and action we can be easily manipulated. It is hard to hear the Spirit when we are in such a state or condition. I was in a mental schism, and also put my children into the same condition by causing them to be in a continual state of fear while I was home. No wonder that when I went on the road again, nothing changed.

None of what I did was based in Jesus Christ and His love. The emotion of anger may have a place at times, but it should not have been in my home as I sought to “parent” my children. It caused them to go into a state of fear. Fear closes awareness and consciousness down. Fear makes people not want to look, seek, understand, or act. It cuts people off from their higher nature. Fear is the opposite of faith. How can we hear the Lord God when we are in a constant state of fear or have a mind schism? We can’t. That is what the Adversary wants and has achieved. Is there any question why he reigns with blood and horror on this earth?

Manipulators understand how consciousness works and how natural law works. They understand how the principles of truth work and have decided to take that knowledge and use it as a weapon against other people that they wish to control. What is surprising is how many people don’t realize they are following the ways of Satan, when they manipulate, control, and exercise unrighteous dominion. It seems to have been ingrained into the very fabric of their DNA.

Much of this understanding has been taken out of general circulation, it has become occulted by design. This is why Cain gloried in his new found understandings. He could now control others for his profit and gain. He truly was Master Mahan, for he had been shown how the mind worked.

There are keys that unlock these doors:

1. Turn to Christ and repent. Humble ourselves and go to the Lord Jesus Christ knowing that He has already done this work Himself and knows how to help us accomplish it. He paid the price for all we have done and can succor us.

2. Recognize there is a problem. This requires a tremendous amount of introspective hard work. It is difficult to look inside of ourselves. It most likely will require the destruction of some belief systems and some long held traditions. We will be required to break barriers. Once again, think of Jesus Christ here.

3. We need to recognize that symptoms are merely effects of underlying causes. Instead of simply treating the symptoms, make an accurate diagnosis of the causes of the problem. It requires knowledge to solve the problem and knowledge requires work. This work takes time. Immediate gratification keeps people in their ignorance. Once again, it takes time to learn—spiritual currency is time and attention.

4. Once we have an accurate diagnosis, we take the required action necessary to repair the elements which led to the problems in the first place.

It is hard to have knowledge of something that is unattainable. Some declare that because knowledge has been hidden, it is not their fault for not understanding God’s law and operating under it. Then there are those who don’t know or understand something even though the necessary information is present, but they have willfully refused or disregarded that information. They won’t study His word in order to learn and understand His laws, commandments, and ordinances. They won’t study Him in order to know how they should think, feel, and act. They claim ignorance, which carries blame.\

The underlying causes are how we think, feel, and act in our mind, spirit, and body. This is where causes are set into motion and where “spiritual” creation happens. The power to effectuate change lies here. The effects and consequences of our spiritual creation are our manifested realities, or what happens on the physical plane. There is no power to effectuate change here because the event has already happened. Change must happen in our mind, through the spirit, in accordance with the Lord’s will.

This will be explained further, along with solutions throughout this work. At this point we are still laying foundation.

Doug Tales 162: Balance, Part One

Doug Mendenhall shares ten traits of mental balance and eight traits of mental imbalance in I See…Awake! (2015), pp. 74-75, and every single one of them is based in things he himself and those close to him went through. The more one reads Doug’s writings and experiments on what he says, the more one perceives, understands, and sees how much his viewpoints are grounded in actual experience. Or to quote Doug’s friend, Denver Snuffer, “It is the doing that leads to the understanding.”(“2 Nephi 33:15” blog post, Sept. 9, 2010.) Even when Doug is just listing principles, he is encouraging us to look deeper to how these concepts work in our own lives, and by experience come to better comprehend them ourselves.

When we are balanced in our mind, we will display the following characteristics of the true self:

• Understands and respects the self-ownership and sovereignty of all beings.

• Understands natural law and strives to live in harmony with it at all times.

• Understands true non-dualism and strives to live in non-contradiction in thought, emotion, and action.

• Understands, espouses, and works toward true freedom.

• World view reflects the understanding that there is no real separation between self and others. The answer to this question, “How do you know if you are truly suffering?” is: If someone else is suffering. We are connected.

• Does not exist in mental schism.

• Seeks to break down institutionalized belief systems that hold back the progress of consciousness. (Think of Jesus Christ here.)

• Concerned with the alleviation of suffering for all beings. A negative example of this would be the world goes nuts over the killing of a lion (which was wrong) but doesn’t care about aborted babies and having their body parts sold off. There is a definite mental schism there.

• Knows that Jesus Christ is the great prototype, and we should become like Him—perfect.

• Understands that this should be only through our Lord Jesus Christ and by doing His will. “I am Jesus Christ; I came by the will of the Father, and I do his will.” (D&C 19:24)

Those who are only concerned about themselves, their false self, here are some of the characteristics they may display:

• Do not understand or respect the self-ownership and sovereignty of all beings. “We will force vaccinations on you and your children.” “You will obey me!”

• Does not understand natural law and lives in opposition with it in ignorance.

• Lives in dualism—perpetual contradiction between thought, emotion, and action.

• Cannot even envision true freedom, seeks only to control.

• Exists in a mental schism.

• Accepts and reinforces institutionalized belief systems that hold back the progress of consciousness. (Think of Satan here.)

• Completely unconcerned about the suffering of others, thinks only about the self. “Hey, anybody have a camera on their phone or iPad? I’m lookin’ good today!” “I’d better get home so I can blog about myself today.”

• Hears the adversary and does his will. He becomes their prototype.

Doug Tales 161: Enlightenment, Part Two

What prevents us from being enlightened? Fear, and not being able to see in the dark. That is, we can see in the dark of this world and its chaos when we have Light within ourselves and not fear. Doug Mendenhall continues his exploration of enlightenment and fear in I See…Awake! (2015), pp. 72-74:

Some religions use the tactic of fear to elicit compliance from their members. From radical Islam telling its adherents that they need to go out and kill a few Christians in order to get to heaven to Christians telling their members that they will reside in hell if they don’t come forward, confess Christ, and “get saved.”

The Lord God uses this technique of fear at times. He speaks of “eternal damnation” and “endless torment.” Why? To get the attention of our conscious mind, which for the most part is in a mental schism.

“Nevertheless, it is not written that there shall be no end to this torment, but it is written endless torment. Again, it is written eternal damnation; wherefore it is more express than other scriptures, that it might work upon the hearts of the children of men, altogether for my name’s glory. Wherefore, I will explain unto you this mystery, for it is meet unto you to know even as mine apostles. I speak unto you that are chosen in this thing, even as one, that you may enter into my rest. For, behold, the mystery of godliness, how great is it! For, behold, I am endless, and the punishment which is given from my hand is endless punishment, for Endless is my name. Wherefore—Eternal punishment is God’s punishment. Endless punishment is God’s punishment.” (D&C 19:6-12)

His name is “Endless” and “Eternal” so that is what He calls his punishment, but that doesn’t mean it lasts forever. But for those in a mental schism that is what they will “see” in their mind because they operate in a mode of fear—His punishment will go on forever and ever because it is endless and eternal.

In this section of scripture the Lord then goes on to call us to repentance and tells us how exquisite our punishment will be if we don’t repent. All of this is truth. It is said so as to work on the mindset and the hearts of His children so they will change—so they will wake up. Then in verse 21 He says:

“And I command you that you preach naught but repentance, and show not these things unto the world until it is wisdom in me. For they cannot bear meat now, but milk they must receive; wherefore, they must not know these things, lest they perish.” (vs. 21-22)

It is now time for meat, it is time to wake up from our mental schisms and become whole, complete, and “perfect.” We start this by becoming balanced in the Lord in our mind.

Doug Tales 160: Enlightenment, Part One

Arrogance is one of those things we easily perceive in others but usually have a blind eye to it within ourselves. However, if we really want to conquer spiritual evil, we must humbly look inside with Christ’s guidance and get rid of any darkness there while bringing into us light and truth. Doug Mendenhall explores being enlightened in I See…Awake! (2015), pp. 71-72:

Joseph Smith’s inspired translation of Hebrews chapter 6 sheds some interesting light on what God calls enlightenment:

“…for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come” (vs. 4–5)

The Lord declared those that are enlightened will have received the “heavenly gift” which means they received the Lord Jesus Christ, or the Second Comforter. He also states they have tasted the “powers of the world to come” meaning in this life they are quite gifted and use those gifts while here.

It reminds me of my friend Ron Poulton who wrote a paper called, “Experiencing Spiritual Evil in the Context of Psychotherapy.” He sat with a group of LDS therapists at a dinner and asked them how they dealt with possession in their practice. They informed him that it wasn’t part of their practice. When he said that Christ cast demons out in the New Testament times, they said that back in those days they didn’t understand how the mind works like we do now. This shows the arrogance of some intellectuals, believing they understand the mind better than the one person that came here and achieved perfection. I don’t have to tell you who I choose to believe.

Denver Snuffer made a comment about the wise and learned in his book Come, Let Us Adore Him:

“Rather it is the humility of the person which attracts notice from heaven. The reason the ‘wise and learned’ are confounded is because they are neither wise nor learned, but are arrogant. They trust their wisdom, they trust their learning, and they deny the Spirit which gives utterance. This has always been toxic.” (p. 74)

People have been bombarded with mind control programming their entire lives. The adversary uses all kinds of mind control techniques to cause mental schisms in people and to create a mind/brain imbalance. If this is accomplished, they are easily controlled. In previous chapters we have discussed some of the techniques that are used. Some techniques used to create this imbalance range from music to frequencies, radionics, electro-magnetic fields, GMO food, drugs, fluoride, government propaganda, schools, television, etc. One of the best ways is to keep people imbalanced and controlled is a constant state of fear, which many times is caused by government propaganda.

The Adversary works hard to keep us is a state of fear because it causes our upper brain or neocortex to cease functioning properly, and then our Reptile brain, or lower brain, kicks in. This will put us into a permanent state of “fight or flight.” Have you noticed how you’re constantly fed a diet of fear by the news media and government? Ebola, AIDS, measles, IRS, terrorists, extremists, police, economy, martial law, climate, global warming, oil crisis, war, and the list goes on forever of the things that you are told you must “fear.” When we operate from a place of fear, there is no possible way for our mind to be in balance. Instead we have a mental imbalance.

Doug Tales 159: Spiritual Shielding, Part Seven

Doug Mendenhall often used the emotion of gratitude for our Savior when he did spiritual work, like creating shields. Jesus Christ is the fount of all such good things, and as Doug showed with his life, our remembering and thanking Him makes our spiritual shielding stronger. These Christ-centered experiences of Doug’s are from his Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume One (2012), pp. 83-85:

I ask my Father in the name of Jesus Christ for a shield of protection to be around me. If I’m meeting someone, and I know they don’t have much light or are extremely dark spiritually, I will ask for the shield to be a reflective shield that will send back to the sender whatever he might throw at me, only it will go back with love instead of darkness. We can put a shield around whatever we have stewardship over that we feel might need protection. I have no right to put a shield around you if I have no stewardship over you. If I do so, that is going against your agency, and we should never do that. Some people shield others without their permission. The Lord never did that, so what makes us think we have the right to do so?

You can put up thick shields or layers of them. Remember, we are creators and whatever we can conceive, we can create.

One time there was a group of us traveling in a fifteen passenger van to Idaho. I had arranged the trip and was in charge of the group. I was driving and in the seat next to me was a friend that has been without a veil her entire life. One of her gifts is that she has the ability to see energies.

As we entered the mountains above Boise, the sun was going down. I decided that I might want to put up some extra shields around the van since the deer would be coming out and crossing the roads. Silently in my mind I asked for shields three layers thick to be placed around the van. I asked that each layer of energy (shield) go a different direction; one forward, one backward and one sideways. I visualized this in my mind. I thanked the Savior for this blessing and then forgot about it.

About five minutes later, my friend asked me if I had put shields around the van.

“Yes,” I responded. “How did you know?”

“Well,” she said, “I saw them go up. Did you do three layers or levels of shields and is each layer going in a different direction?”

I was so excited to tell her yes. She had actually seen what I had asked the Lord to protect us with! It was a wonderful witness to what the Lord can do for us.

One of the seminars we did was in downtown Salt Lake City. There is a lot of evil in Salt Lake, and I knew one of the speakers would be talking about devils or demons. So I knew it was important to clear out the building of past darkness and place shields of protection there and angels around the building.

The night before the seminar I went to check out the meeting room. I knelt in prayer, raised my arm to the square and commanded all darkness in the building, floors, ceiling, walls and all areas above and below it to be cleansed of any demons, devils, earth bound spirits, or any kind of darkness. I asked the angels to come and sweep it clean. Then I asked for a shield of protection to be placed around the building and meeting room. Also I petitioned the Lord for large warrior angels to surround the building, shoulder to shoulder. I offered other words as directed by the Spirit.

The next day as the man was talking about darkness and what it does, he paused after twenty minutes and said that he had the ability to see dark entities and he needed to check the room. He said he needed to “sweep” the area as he has the ability to see spiritually things of darkness.

He looked and said that we were okay because there were large warrior angels standing shoulder to shoulder outside protecting us from any darkness. Then he went on with his talk.

There are several ways the adversary can penetrate or remove our spiritual shield. One is if we become angry about something. Others are judging, condemning, or becoming fearful. It is important to stay out of anger and judgment or any negative emotion for that matter. These things destroy the spirit and will destroy or cause cracks in any spiritual shield we may have which will darkness to come in and cause us problems. Disobeying God’s commandments will cause our shields to weaken or go away all together.

One of the best ways to increase the power of our spiritual shields is to repent, read our scriptures and pray often.

Doug Tales 158: Spiritual Shielding, Part Six

Another dictionary definition of a shield is “a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body, usually on the left arm, as a defense against swords, lances, arrows, etc.” Notice the last part about being protected from: “swords, lances, arrows, etc.” This physical definition of a shield has a spiritual counterpart in protecting us from “the fiery darts of the adversary” mentioned in 1 Nephi 15:24. Doug Mendenhall tells of his friends using shields against dark arrows in Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume One (2012), pp. 82-83:

We had a call one time from some people that wanted to come and visit. We knew that these people were workers of darkness or of negative energy. Denise also knew about them and said she would spend thirty seconds saying hello and then leave. I had invited three more friends to come over for the visit. Three of us knew about shields and independently had put them up. The fourth, Dave, was new to all of this and did not know about shields.

The people showed up, and we had an interesting visit of several hours. After they left, we all noticed that Dave wasn’t doing very well.

“Dave,” we asked, “didn’t you put up shields?”

“What’s that?” he responded.

We realized that we had never talked to him about them. The three of us were shielded and were fine, but Dave had at least eighteen “dark spiritual arrows” in him. They were sapping the life and energy out of him. We quickly taught him how to ask the Father in the name of Jesus Christ to have them removed. He did so and felt better almost immediately.

The three of us had all put up “reflective shields” that send whatever was sent us back to the sender as love rather than the darkness it came with.

One of the two women has the gift of spiritual sight. I asked her if the people had anything attached to them. She said that two of them had huge demons on their backs, and she described them to me. She went on to say that was what had been casting the arrows and other weapons of darkness at us. I thought it was interesting that it had been the demons attached to the people that had thrown the arrows, not the people themselves.