Updated on January 9, 2023
Doug Tales 100: The People & Zion
On October 23, 2004, Doug Mendenhall spoke in American Fork, Utah, at one of the last Ezekiel Conferences. He talked for half an hour about spiritual gifts that people have, science fiction stories written by Zenna Henderson in the 1950’s (about “the People”), and the road to Zion.
Here is a link to an audio recording of his talk:
Doug Mendenhall talk (Oct. 23, 2004)
[Note: The New England Science Fiction Association prints two collections of Zenna Henderson (1917-1983) stories with the imprint NESFA Press in Framingham MA. The first, Ingathering: The Complete People Stories (1995), includes her 28 short stories about “the People” while the second, Believing: The Other Stories of Zenna Henderson (2020), has her 38 short stories and 3 poems not related to “the People.” These two anthologies compile all of Zenna Henderson’s writings printed in science fiction magazines and earlier books.]
Updated on January 2, 2023
Doug Tales 99: What’s Coming
Doug Mendenhall’s daughter could see spiritually things happening now and in the future. Doug quotes her in an email on June 11, 2016 about the future—our potential future:
I recently re-read some interesting comments that Denise made several years ago:
“I went into a depression because I saw what was coming and how people will react to it, and the way that families will turn on each other. The way that friends will turn on each other. It wasn’t a pretty sight so I went into this depression. Many will turn on each other. We think we are friends, at the moment, but honestly, what will happen when your stress level goes sky high and your kids are starving? Some will have a gun up to their head and they will tell the person, ‘No, no, go get them! They believe in God, they believe in God more than I do.’
“Last night I cried for about 3 hours. I know what’s coming and it’s not going to be pretty. I know that people are dependent on each other. If you think people are mean now, just wait. It won’t be with just their words, it will be getting physical with each other. With all the darkness on people, when the stress hits, evil will tell you to do something and you’ll be so stressed out you won’t know what to do so you’ll actually listen to them and do it.”
So take a look at the little social justice warriors (SJW) in their skinny pants and see how they act. They declare they are about love and peace and free speech as they will deny you the right to exercise yours. Take a look at a Trump rally to see this in action as they have now become physical with those that support Trump. These people are full of evil. It is as Denise saw, but it is in all aspects of our society, just look at the news. From gun shots at others over “road rage” to killing your dad and putting him in a freezer. It is going to get much worse when they openly come after the “Christians.”
Updated on December 26, 2022
Doug Tales 98: Natural Law, Part Eight
What do we love? What do we really want in our lives, as shown by our daily thoughts, feelings and actions? Care/Focus — the eighth natural law principle — sums up all of the others with its emphasis on time and attention, which Doug Mendenhall often called spiritual currency. Currency — what are we buying with our life energy? What are we buying as a society with our collective behaviors? Doug teaches about the connection between our acted upon wants and their fruit in I See…Awake! (2015), on pages 47-48:
Natural Law Principle 8: Everything depends on our focus—what we care about. It is the driving force of our thoughts and emotions, it is love.
Some call this the “generative principle” because what we focus our will on long enough is ultimately what gets created in our existence. Perhaps when more people become aware of this principle and begin caring about change and becoming Zion, the world atmosphere could change.
In his work, Mark Passio calls this principle the “Lost Principle.” We seem to lack this dynamic of care in today’s world or most people don’t know that what we care about on a day to day basis acts as the driving force of our thoughts and actions. Care can also be called the “generator” of the quality of our experience here on earth or the generative principle. The word generative or generator is derived from the Latin verb genere, which means “to create.”
This principle can be summed up with this: “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” (1 John 4:16)
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” (1 John 4:7)
These eight principles are called God’s natural laws that affect all of us. These laws will be demonstrated by example and referred to throughout this work. These eight principles are some of the hidden knowledge that anciently was obtained in the “mystery” schools. Explanations of this hidden knowledge are in the next few chapters. They lay the foundation needed in order to understand how this world works and how Light operates as well as Dark. It is always our choice which we will participate in. We have our agency.
“What we care enough to put our will behind is ultimately what gets created in our world. This world is the way it is because most people do not care enough (even if they SAY they want things to be different) to change it through their actions.” (Mark Passio)
Updated on December 19, 2022
Doug Tales 97: Natural Law, Part Seven
Doug Mendenhall taught about the seventh principle of natural law (“gender”) by showing what happens to a person who is too left brain or right brain dominant. The thinking and behaviors of overly left brain individuals often manifest as rigid skepticism, scientism, authoritarianism, moral relativism, and/or even atheism. Those who are too right brain dominant show up with naiveté, blind belief, and religious extremism. Right brain dominant people are ruled by emotion, and are often order following, self-loathing, and full of feelings of unworthiness.
The Gods of Light encourage us to be in harmony with the masculine and feminine aspects of ourselves while spiritual evil always pushes the opposite. Doug talks about such holistic being in I See…Awake! (2015), on pages 46-47. He also talks about the need for both a Father and a Mother for us to exist in Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume Two (2020), on pages 45-47 and 17:
Natural Law Principle 7. Everything has its masculine and feminine parts or principles. This is on all levels of existence.
When Kitten talks of “God” doing something, usually she means Mother and Father because as God declared, the one is not without the other. “Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 11:11)
We are able to see this principle when looking at our Heavenly Parents. They are in harmony and balance, physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, in every way.
Even the mind has two sides, a masculine and feminine side and they must be in balance. If the two sides are out of balance, it can cause a multitude of problems. If we are out of balance with this law it causes problems. The Adversary seeks to keep us out of balance.
God is not an androgynous Being as some today are describing God as being, but two separate Beings, one Male and one Female. They are of one purpose and therefore are One. In our workshops whenever we talked about God, we were always talking about our Heavenly Parents, our Mother and Father. Snuffer makes the statement: “Intelligences [here he’s talking about spirits] require parents in the plural; otherwise they could not acquire independence of thought.” He explained further:
“When the Father and Mother hold the thought (or word, or intelligence) long enough, with faith in the existence of this new creation, while neither one is fully controlling the individual intelligence, then existence becomes possible. The person has everything necessary to exist in her own right. It becomes possible for the intelligence to make her own choice. Only when the intelligence accepts that right and makes a choice freely, without control by the Father and Mother, does the intelligence begin to exist.
“‘All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also; otherwise there is no existence.’ (D&C 93:30).) It was an act of faith by God the Father and His consort to cause the intelligence to be conceived or organized. But it requires an act of faith on the part of the intelligence to exercise her own free will to accept its creation. Unless she is free to act by making her own choice and actually does so, there is no existence.” (Beloved Enos, pp. 19–20)
It takes a Male and a Female working together to create a spirit. But it is only when that particular intelligence makes a choice to become like our Mother or to become like our Father that They can then produce a spirit out of that intelligence. As the scriptures state, choice is required or there is no existence. (D&C 93:30) Once created as a spirit, they reside in the Celestial realms with their Parents and have much schooling or classwork. It will then be the same when a spirit decides it wants to progress in its creation, take on flesh, and become mortal; it has always been our own personal choice at all levels of creation. Then the Parents can do what is necessary to produce the environment that allows this choice of taking on mortality. Let’s continue.
“It is difficult for created or organized intelligences [spirits] to have faith in their autonomy from God, their Heavenly Parents [Notice, here Snuffer uses God as a plural, meaning Mother and Father], while they are in the presence of their Creators. They have difficulty even imagining such a thing.” (Beloved Enos, p. 20)
And as Snuffer said on page 27 of Beloved Enos:
“While the faith to become self-existent can be demonstrated, explained, or taught: it cannot be given! It must grow within each individual. God can urge us on like a parent, but we must take the flight alone. Although this Second Estate is perfectly organized to allow us to develop faith in our own independence, it is also perfectly organized to allow us to develop the capacity to choose for ourselves whether we will use our separate existence to voluntarily follow the Plan of Happiness—the path of self-existence—the path of the Gods.”
In 2018 Snuffer gave a talk about “Our Divine Parents.” It is well worth reading. On pages 313–314 he said:
“For us the Mother’s greatest accomplishment has been to take the seed of God the Father and magnify it. She controls and weaves His seed into Their organized spirit offspring. From Their glory, or intelligence, She produces organized intelligences, or spirits. One of the titles for the Heavenly Mother is “The Great Weaver” because She formed unorganized intelligence into organized spirits becoming the Mother of All Living. All of us are intimately connected to Her, for we came from Her.” (“Our Divine Parents,” in Eight Essays)
During my studies I was to learn about Walter Cruttenden and his book Lost Star of Myth and Time. His theory for the Precession of the Equinox is that our Solar System is a binary system, meaning it has two stars—or suns. As NASA’s telescopes have gotten bigger and better, they have found that over 80% of the solar systems they are able to see have two, three, or even four stars in them. It is more uncommon to not have multiple stars in a solar system. I wonder when they get bigger and better telescopes if they will find that all solar systems have at least two stars in them. Seems to me that God doesn’t do solo acts. One of the laws of nature even states that there must be a feminine and male aspect to all things and all things have their opposites. This follows natural law that states there is always a male and female aspect, even on the macro and the micro levels.
Updated on December 12, 2022
Doug Tales 96: Natural Law, Part Six
The sixth principle of natural law, cause and effect, expressly relates to the other natural laws, reinforcing the concept that all of the natural laws will take effect at some time. Are we creating positive or negative effects with our thoughts, feelings and behavior, and when will we see our need to repent and change course? Or, can we perceive we are acting in truth and what its consequences are? Daily we put into action a cause, many causes, and what are we learning from their effects? Doug Mendenhall briefly talks about these concepts in I See…Awake! (2015), on page 46 and Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume Two (2020), on page 58:
Natural Law Principle 6: Everything happens according to law; it has its cause and effect.
When someone robs a store (the cause) there will be jail time (the effect). Every cause has its effect and every effect has its cause.
“There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated— And when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated.” (D&C 130:20-21)
Is free will or agency involved? Yes. Is there free will or agency to ignore law without a consequence? No, there is always a consequence or effect.
Since God declared that time is measured only unto man (Alma 40:8), there is often a delay from the action until the consequence takes place. If the consequence always happened immediately, we would be less inclined to sin, but then the lessons caused by a delay would be lost, and the chance to learn more lessons and repent of the offense would also be lost.
When we go against natural law it activates another natural law. The law of Karma. Many people say it this way, “Whatever goes around comes around.” If you disobey natural law and it affects another person, law states that you will have to pay a price for that, if not in this mortality, in some other realm of existence. There is always a price paid for disobedience. The Savior’s atonement, if applied, will nullify the application of the law of karma. Praise God for our Lord Jesus Christ and His willingness to suffer for us.
All of our causes or what we do have effects or consequences. Some take a while, others are immediate. One of those immediate effects are tendrils that come up from hell and attach to the disobedient. That is a concept that I had never considered or even knew about before.
Updated on December 5, 2022
Doug Tales 95: Natural Law, Part Five
Doug Mendenhall taught that everything goes through cycles, yet everything has a rhythm or a pattern to it. What seems to be random is actually very orderly. Everything around us happens with purpose (D&C 122:7). There is nothing left to chance. Doug taught that the Savior knows how to rise above negative parts of a cycle. Jesus Christ knows how to balance both positive and negative thoughts in the consciousness. The key to success in mastering the fifth natural law principle is finding harmony and balance. Doug shares the basics of these concepts in I See…Awake! (2015), on pages 45-46:
Natural Law Principle 5: Everything flows in and out in rhythm.
An LDS Church authority explained to me, “As far as heaven opens to you, hell opens just as wide.” It’s like they get equal time. God allows the pendulum to swing in both directions.
Brigham Young gave us his opinion: “So when individuals are blessed with visions, revelations, and great manifestations, look out, then the devil is nigh upon you, and you will be tempted in proportion to the vision, revelation, or manifestation you have received.” (Journal of Discourses 3:206)
For a deeper analysis of this principle refer to Conquering Spiritual Evil, Volume One (2012), chapter three. [This book chapter is titled, “How Deep Does the Rabbit Hole Go?” and has been reproduced in the Doug Tales series on this blog at: Doug Tales #35, “Just As Wide,” posted Oct. 11, 2021; #48, “What Joseph Smith Said and Did, Part Two,” posted Jan. 10, 2022; #49, “What Joseph Smith Said and Did, Part Three,” posted Jan. 17, 2022; and #66, “Evil Assumptions,” posted May 16, 2022. An audio recording of the chapter is also posted on this blog’s Audio page.]
The interesting thing is, this can be overcome by higher levels of consciousness. I remember my sighted friend Kitten telling me once that when someone gets to a higher level of understanding (consciousness), they will realize they don’t need to be bothered by the Adversary any more. More will is required to move consciousness to that level and to obtain that degree of enlightenment. It is the will to obey our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to make His will ours.
Updated on November 28, 2022
Doug Tales 94: Natural Law, Part Four
Doug Mendenhall often used a “back door approach” to understanding spiritual light, by looking at the parallel opposite of spiritual evil. If the adversary works according to natural law, Doug taught, then one can use those same principles to conquer spiritual evil and work towards truth, as he illustrates in I See…Awake! (2015), on pages 44-45. He also shares an example of the spiritual opposite of generational curses in Possibilities: Lessons From the Spirit (2002) on pages 122-126:
Natural Law Principle 4: Everything has its opposites; everything has a dual nature to it. Some call this polarity.
“And to bring about his eternal purposes in the end of man, after he had created our first parents, and the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and in fine, all things which are created, it must needs be that there was an opposition; even the forbidden fruit in opposition to the tree of life; the one being sweet and the other bitter.” (2 Nephi 2:15)
“For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my firstborn in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility.” (2 Nephi 2:11)
Without this polarity or opposites, God couldn’t bring about His purposes.
It seems that by repenting or not making the same mistake, it would purify our lineage or even our DNA. The Lord does state in the Bible and the Doctrine and Covenants that the sins are carried down generationally. Would He not then make it possible to heal it back the other way if we repent? Could that possibly be in our DNA?
It seems that all of our memories may be recorded in our DNA. If our memories are, then so are our ancestors memories, along with all of their hangups, sins, etc. I guess the Lord was right, they are carried down “to the third and fourth generation.”
I had the chance to witness this first hand with a therapist. She worked on an acquaintance of mine while I was present. We’ll call him Sam. Sam struggled with depression issues for years, as has his family. He was nervous about seeing the therapist.
She had Sam relaxed on the table in a short time. She had him “look inside” and see his DNA. I was fascinated. He said he could see it.
“Take a look up and down it to see if it looks dirty or is clean,” she told him.
“It kind of looks gray in spots,” he answered back.
“Now, I want you to unravel it, so it looks like a ladder,” she said. “Then start at the top and look down the whole thing and tell me what you see.”
“OK,” Sam said, “I have unraveled it. It looks like a ladder now. I’m starting at the top and going down.”
This was so fascinating to me. Apparently she does this all the time when she feels generational healing might be needed and it’s encoded in the DNA.
“Wow,” Sam almost yelled, “there’s a huge black ball right there. The sides of the ladder have to go around it.”
“I want you to look into it and tell me what you see,” she asked.
“It’s all dark,” he said, “it’s depression, and all kinds of negative emotions!”
“Now let’s go back,” she said again, “back in your generations to see where it started. Is it with your dad or mom?”
“It’s with my dad,” he responded.
“Good,” she said, “keep following it back until you find where it started.”
Sam went back eight generations. He said he found himself in Scandinavia. He didn’t know what the year was, but it was back well over one hundred years.
“I can see a woman,” he said, “She is outside her house or cottage. She had a young son with her, he must be around two years old. They are eating outside, having a picnic. She isn’t paying attention to her little boy. He has wandered off and has fallen in the canal by their house.”
Sam went on to tell us that he saw the boy drown. He then felt the guilt and remorse of this young mother. She felt horrible, and Sam felt all of it. Then to make matters worse, her husband blamed her and really let her have it. That made the guilt she was feeling even greater. She had a death wish, blaming herself for her son drowning.
Then Sam described how he “saw” this guilt imprinted on the young mother’s DNA, and how he saw all of his ancestors between her and him add to it with their depression, guilt and negative emotions.
The therapist then proceeded to tell Sam to bring Christ into the picture, and to ask Him to come. Then she said to take Christ to the young woman, where she is right now.
“All of my relatives seem to be in a large area,” he said, “Christ is there now. He is taking their pain, guilt and negative emotions away. Some of them are staying away, I guess they aren’t ready to be healed.”
It was so fascinating listening to him describe all of this. The therapist then had him look at his DNA and see if the “black ball” was smaller or gone. He did and indicated that it was pretty much gone. She then ended the session.
Needless to say it was quite an experience for Sam, his wife and myself. I had never experienced anything quite like it. The therapist said that many people have come to her just for generational healing.
I have not met one person that does alternative therapy (I don’t like that term) who had not told me that most issues they help people with end up having to do with generational healing. And I have met dozens during our book review meetings. In fact, I make it a point to ask them about generational healing when I find out they do other therapies.
Is it possible that in addition to genealogy and ordinances for those that have passed on, we can also be “saviors on Mt. Zion” by repenting and healing ourselves, thereby healing our ancestors in the process?
Through our experiences from talking to many people about this possibility of generational healing, we have found that the ones that seem to have the most success are those that bring Christ into it, make Him the focus of all healing that goes on, and allow their client or patient to give their pain, grief, sorrows, and negative garbage to Him. Jesus Christ has paid the price for ALL of us and had descended below all things. He is the only one that can truly heal any of us.
A friend shared an old saying with me. I wish I knew where it came from. It goes: “People tend to oppose that which they do not understand, and the greater their ignorance the greater the opposition.”
It is my hope that those who haven’t heard of or thought of a possibility like generational healing won’t oppose it because they haven’t heard of it or don’t understand. I would ask that they please study the scriptures and ask our Heavenly Father. Seek out someone that does other therapies and ask them to relate their experiences. If you don’t ridicule them, they probably will be able to relate many experiences to you. Even better yet, find one that works with Christ and let them work with you and then watch your own genealogy take off!
The possibility of helping our ancestors by helping ourselves is an incredible concept! To think that we may be able to help our families by stopping, changing or repenting is such a wonderful possibility. From our experiences I can understand why it is so important that our hearts be turned to our ancestors and their hearts be turned to us. What a wonderful way our Heavenly Father has provided for us to help them, not just by doing saving ordinances and genealogy, but by bringing in Christ to heal us, thereby healing them. He truly is the Master Healer in many ways. I am grateful His atonement can be effective in my life, the lives of my ancestors, and all of God’s children to help all of us heal.
Updated on November 21, 2022
Doug Tales 93: Natural Law, Part Three
Correspondence is natural law principle number three. Doug Mendenhall discusses “as above, so below” in I See…Awake! (2015), on pages 43-44, and in I See…Arise! (2016), on pages 370-372. The correspondence aspect of our world and cosmos could be called a “mirror dimension” as so much on one level of living is literally reflected in multiple ways in other aspects of life. Of course, “seeing” requires that you be looking for such images. Which leads to the double meaning of the word, correspondence, which most think of as a letter being mailed from one person to another. Are you getting the message of natural law?
Natural Law Principle 3: Everything corresponds to everything else, meaning that which is above is like that which is below.
The macrocosm and the microcosm are reflections of each other.
Science has seen two things in relation to our reality: that our universe is “holographic” in nature, and reality is fractal in nature. Our universe is self-similar across all scales, from the macro to the micro. Quoting the apostle Paul, Joseph Smith said, “Paul says that which is Earthly is in likeness of that which is Heavenly.” (Words of Joseph Smith, p. 380)
Later in this book we will discuss the Fibonacci sequence of numbers and how they are represented in all of nature. Fibonacci spirals can be found everywhere in nature, from the shape of galaxies to the shell of a snail. Many flowers, ferns, pinecones, pineapples, hurricanes and even the tail of a seahorse have this sacred spiral. Nature grows according to this sequence of numbers. As above, so below.
The earth has several motions. 1) It spins on its axis and gives us a twenty-four period we call night and day. 2) It takes 365 days for the earth to rotate around our sun which gives us our year, and because of its tilted axis we get our four seasons during this yearly cycle. These are the two known and accepted motions of our earth.
The far less known and understood cycle is the Precession of the Equinox. Nearly all scientists agree that it refers to a “wobble” our earth has and it takes anywhere from 24,000 to 26,000 years for our earth to “wobble” once.
If you go outside at 10 p.m. and look at the North Pole star (Polaris) and take a picture of the sky, and then do it again at 4 a.m. you will notice that Polaris is in the same spot and the rest of the sky has rotated around it. That is because of the earth’s spin. Our axis points toward Polaris at this moment. Every 72 years our axis moves one degree away from Polaris. In a complete circle there are 360 degrees. 72 years times 360 degrees is 25,920 years for our axis to go completely around the sky and come back to pointing at Polaris again.
This means that at the time of Christ there was a different “North Pole” star. Four or five thousand years ago the north pole of the Earth’s spin axis pointed to Thuban, a star in the constellation of Draco. In about 12,000 years from now our North axis will be pointing to a different star near Vega. This is the Precession of the Equinox. It goes backward through the Zodiac.
Our sky is divided up into twelve constellations that are the zodiac signs that this precession travels through. Anciently there were thirteen, which then would take about 2,000 years for the precession to go through each sign which totals the 25,920 years per cycle, give or take a few hundred years. This means that 4,000 years before Jesus Christ was born our axis pointed to a north star in the constellation of Taurus, the Bull. 2,000 years before the birth of Christ the axis entered the constellation of Aries, the Ram. When our Lord Jesus Christ was born it entered the constellation of Pisces, the Fish. We just entered the Age of Aquarius, the Water Bearer, around the year 2,000 AD.
One of the principles of natural law (which we discussed in the previous volume I See…Awake!) states that “everything corresponds to everything else, meaning that which is above is like that which is below. The macrocosm and the microcosm are reflections of each other.” The new age movement has termed this “as above, so below.”
One of the meanings of this in relation to what we are discussing is that wherever the earth’s axis is pointed to in the heavens, that is the energy that is influencing us.
Anciently, worship of Taurus the Bull dates back to the Taurine Age (approx. 4139 BC to 1963 BC). What the bull represents would be an enlightening topic for your study. Then we had the age of Aries, the Ram. This would be during the time of Moses and the Prophets. Did God have them sacrifice rams and sheep on the altars of the Temple? At the start of the Piscean age (Fish) our Lord shows up as the “Fisher of men.” Some of his disciples are fishermen. They talk of throwing out the gospel net. That is the energy that was on our earth until just recently. We are now transitioning from the Piscean age to the Aquarian age. (Now that is a very interesting topic to research, too!)
What I am trying to say is that the heavens are fully involved and are an active participant in the evolution of our consciousness. The energy coming down upon us plays an important role in who and what we are. I will not go into it in this book, but our birth time and date are important and does influence what we are. If these things didn’t matter, I don’t think God would pay so much attention to dates.
The Great Year is also divided into cycles, similar to our earthly year which has four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. These four time periods were further divided into shorter periods that corresponded to the 12 constellations of the zodiac, similar to the year having been divided into twelve months. The ancients determined where they were in the Great Year by determining where the equinox rose relative to the twelve background constellations in the sky. So they had a way of keeping daily time, yearly time, and long cycle time. Each had a beginning and an end, all based on celestial motions.
The ancients also recorded all of this in their myths, legends, and folklore. They talked extensively of the past Golden Age and lamented the coming Dark Age. They called the ages, Golden, Silver, Bronze, and Iron. This knowledge got lost over time so that in our day we hardly know anything about it. Abraham of the Old Testament went to Egypt and taught Pharaoh all about the ancient knowledge of the stars and systems. Would this information of the earth’s “wobble” and the “Eras” have been included? If our planetary system started the way Joseph Smith drew for Philo Dibble, then how much more information is there? Do we have the whole story yet?
Updated on November 14, 2022
Doug Tales 92: Natural Law, Part Two
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” This quote by inventor Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) shows that he understood many aspects of the second principle of natural law that relates to vibration. The theoretical physicist Albert Einstein (1879-1955) expressed a similar idea when he said, “Everything in life is vibration.” Doug Mendenhall (1953-2020), in turn, studied both the scientific and scriptural bases of vibration and natural law. Doug summarizes these concepts in I See…Awake! (2015), on pages 42-43, and in an excerpt from his May 27, 2017 blog post, “Unconsciously What? ‘Competent.’” The blog post is reprinted in Conquering Spiritual Evil Blog Posts 2017-2019 (2020), on page 49.
Natural Law Principle 2: Everything is in motion or vibrates. I had not contemplated this until one time a sighted friend said, “Even a dead body vibrates.”
At the most fundamental level everything is pure vibratory energy, from us here in a Telestial world to the Gods of Light dwelling in Celestial burnings. It may manifest in various ways, but it is still vibratory energy.
In D&C 88:11-13 our God tells us about the Light of Christ, how it is in the sun, moon, stars and in all things, everywhere. And then He says, “And the light which shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth your understandings. Which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space—the light which is in all things…”
Light is frequency and that is vibration.
Science has told us that if we could see down to the atomic level, we’d see that it is mainly space. Matter is merely energy in a state of vibration, nothing is really solid. In order to become what we perceive as “solid” in this mortal condition, vibration rate must be decreased. We will show examples of this later in this book. We will look at what it takes for a Celestial being to be able to manifest itself in a Telestial world without his or her glory.
There are reasons that people don’t become unconsciously competent in a good way:
[One reason is] people spend too much time in the how – techniques and skills. We have discussed this before in the book. We need to focus on the why. If we do, the how will take care of itself. People have too many excuses like, “I have no idea how to do this!” They associate with people of gospel “inaction” or negativity. Your vibrational frequency has a natural tendency to lower itself to match those you associate with. Think about a time when you learned some amazing things or concepts and started to share them with other people. As you share, you see them close down, stop listening and actually becoming afraid of you or for you. Do you soon feel deflated? That is because the adversary has worked his magic and brought you down to their level. Do you think the opposite might also be true? If you associate with those of a higher frequency, will yours increase? Might be something to consider.
Updated on November 7, 2022
Doug Tales 91: Natural Law, Part One
The terms divine law, hermetic law, and natural law all refer to a series of concepts foundational to understanding our world. In order to conquer spiritual evil, natural law must be comprehended and even more importantly, experienced and made part of one’s conscious life. Doug Mendenhall summarizes the eight principles of natural law in I See…Awake! (2015) with the first one on pages 41-42. In addition, here’s a related excerpt from Doug’s May 31, 2017 blog post, “It’s Your Choice” about literally changing our thoughts as part of true repentance. The blog post excerpt is reprinted in Conquering Spiritual Evil Blog Posts 2017-2019 (2020), on page 51.
“And unto every kingdom is given a law; and unto every law there are certain bounds also and conditions. All beings who abide not in those conditions are not justified.” (D&C 88:38-39)
These principles of Natural Law have been taught in our books and especially at our workshops, but here they are described in one place:
Natural Law Principle 1: Everything is created first by thought. Everything is a manifestation of the mind or thought. Thoughts create conditions, what happens in the physical world, our state of existence, and our experience here on this mortal world. As we think and feel internally, that is the kind of world we will get. In other words, it is the way that God does His work. Everything is thought out and planned in the mind of God before anything else is done.
“For I, the Lord God, created all things, of which I have spoken, spiritually, before they were naturally upon the face of the earth. For I, the Lord God, had not caused it to rain upon the face of the earth. And I, the Lord God, had created all the children of men; and not yet a man to till the ground; for in heaven created I them; and there was not yet flesh upon the earth, neither in the water, neither in the air…nevertheless, all things were before created; but spiritually were they created and made according to my word.” (Moses 3:5, 7)
The Lord God said they were spiritually created and made according to His word. Before the “word” comes out of the mouth, the mind has to have the thought. Is this why He also declared in Alma 12:14 that “our words will condemn us, yea, all our works will condemn us; we shall not be found spotless; and our thoughts will also condemn us.”
If we desire to change reality, we must change our thoughts and emotions. God tells us to cast away our idle thoughts and at the end times all things will be revealed, even the “thoughts and intents of their hearts.” Negative thoughts create negative things, and we will be judged for that. Positive thoughts create positive things. My friend Kitten told me years ago that I will not progress until I have control of my thoughts and emotions. Thought is where creation starts.
Last year we did a portalcism for a family of two. Afterwards I laid hands on the woman of the house to cast off what was on her. As I cut the cords I heard a huge swoosh sound. I looked at my sighted friend and asked what in the world that “great flush” had been. “You heard all of the entities being sent to hell once the cords were cut,” she responded. I asked how many had been on her and the answer was 40,000. Now, I don’t type that well, but that is not a typo. She had been on medication for many years and had never heard of blessing her meds and casting off any dark entities that might be attached. Apparently there have been many. Afterwards many other things of a dark nature were also cast off this woman. She was warned and taught that she needed to change her very thoughts, her habits and negative patterns and become Christ centered in all her ways. I guess she didn’t listen as she is back to the way she was before the blessing/casting off. Actually she is probably worse off since the Lord God declared in Matthew that when the house is swept clean and the entities are invited back they come with friends. Usually what happens is stronger entities come back the second time and yes, they do bring friends. Dark, evil friends.
This is why in the last post and again in this one we are addressing the changes needed in ourselves before and after having work done on us. If we don’t “repent” and change our thought patterns, create new neural networks that are of a positive Christ-like nature, our negative habits and such, then what was cleared, changed, or even healed will in all probability come back. We have discussed previously why the Lord Jesus Christ didn’t heal in His own town due lack of faith and belief in Him. He most likely knew them and knew they wouldn’t change even if they saw a miracle. Miracles don’t convert, seeing angels doesn’t convert. Just ask Laman and Lemuel among others.
When the Lord Jesus Christ healed my L-4 in my lower back it required a changed mindset, a new set of beliefs that wouldn’t let in any negative thoughts about it not working or not being healed. The several times those thoughts started to come in I could actually feel that spot start to revert back to the injured status. I consciously stopped my thought process, accepted and believed what the Lord Jesus Christ had done and it stayed healed. It is still healed to this day.