There is no successful Mindfulness practice without Christ

It’s Truthful Thursday Flowerchild777 Family and this truth is one that has set me free!

Now, at first glance of this title, some of you may assume that I have went off into the deep end after rededicating my life back to Christ openly on this blog and now I am one of those brainwashed Christians that just want to inject Christ into EVERY-THANG. Well, for one, yes my mind has been washed with the teachings of Christ. However, my journey is a little bit different. My spiritual walk actually took me away from Christianity, into the Woke/MUYOSPAYGA (Make up your own spiritual practice as you go along) movement by weaving different spiritual rituals together under the guise of being in control, ANNNNNNDDD back to Christ again!

So, don’t count me out just yet! There’s a valid testimony behind my reasoning and I welcome you to listen to this audio to hear my experience and breakdown.

Listen to my story in this recording as I describe my life without Christ as my anchor and explain why I know there is no successful mindfulness practice without Christ at the foundation.

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6

As much as some would like to bypass Christ as a means to develop psychotherapeutic techniques to heal the mind, the truth is, it won’t be successful without HIS teachings, because he is the LIVING WORD.

In order to comprehend why it is difficult to have success in any mindful techniques that exclude The Messiah, we must first know what the mind is.

The mind is the intellective faculty; the understanding. It is the instrument that allows us to reason as the capacity for spiritual truth, the higher powers of the soul. According to the Bible, the mind is the inner person that is composed of the heart, the soul, and the spirit. And this is what modern day mindfulness practices don’t address. The mind is not separate from the heart and soul, which is described on numerous accounts in the Bible. So, already, we have a deficiency in the modern doctrines of mindfulness. But let’s continue to dive deeper.

Let’s look at the etymology of being mindful.

Mindful:mid-14c., “having knowledge, remembrance, or recognition;” late 14c., “taking thought or care, heedful,” from mind (n.) + -ful. Related: Mindfully. Old English myndful meant “of good memory.”

Christ said to the disciples in John 14 that the Holy Spirit would bring to remembrance all of the things that he spoke to them and that same Holy Spirit does the same for those who believe in him and his works.

The truth is, through Christ, you only have to reflect on and be mindful of God’s laws, which help us to remain balanced and upright. God’s law is a tuning fork for our heart, soul, and mind.

The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

Romans 8:6-8

Christ came to fulfill and demonstrate the law so that we can be without excuse. He demonstrated THE WAY to The Heavenly Father. See, our outward actions are a reflection of the state of our heart, mind, and soul. When we love righteousness, we innately seek God. We don’t try to come up with ways to take Christ (who was the law in human form) out of our daily mindset. On the contrary, we find ways to include him more in our daily walk! David sung praises of the law all throughout the book of Psalms. He says “Your law is my delight!”

Therefore, Yeshua’s mindset is critical in order for humans to have success in this life. The mind of the human nature without God’s assistance leads to spiritual death. The mind of God’s spirit leads to eternal life.

You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

Romans 8:9-11

My reflections are not based purely on emotion, but on testing the word and it being proven as a sustaining mindfulness practice over and over again. God promised that his word will not return void and it hasn’t failed in my life. But without the Word, the daily food for my spirit, my own strength gave out time and time again.

Christ said…

It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’

Matthew 4:4

He was referring to the law in Deuteronomy 8:3. The truth is, we must meditate on the Word day and night to feed our soul, which is our mind.

The truth is Isaiah 26:3. The Heavenly Father will keep us in perfect peace when our MIND is stayed on him, his purpose, and his will. There is no need to formulate new mindfulness techniques because God sent his Son to give us the formula. The truth is, if you dismiss Christ, being that he is the Living Word, then you’re subject to the degradation of your mind and soul by default.

The truth is, there will be no renewing of the mind without Christ and our due diligence to seek righteousness with every breath we take. We cannot bypass Christ in an attempt to heal the mind and erroneously believe that we will be successful. It’s like taking your stomach out of your body and then subjecting yourself to daily intravenous infusions in order to replace what the stomach was designed to do! Why look for a substitute when the former process was without flaw? Instead of controlling the impulses to heal and preserve the stomach, we’ll cut the whole thing out, continue to eat poorly, and instead choose the alternative route thinking that the latter will be much better.

This is what happens when we allow the carnal mind to take precedence in our thought processes instead of allowing God to change our hearts and minds. We begin to search for methods, theories, and techniques that totally bypass and exclude his divine design.

The truth is, the heart and the mind are intertwined and you must heal one WITH the other (Ephesians 4) and be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

The truth is…there is no successful mindfulness practice without Christ and I encourage you to test this truth for yourself.

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