Mr. Ruiz…“Are We All Divine”?

Accept your own divinity. Everything is a manifestation of God. When you know that, the power that is LIFE is inside you, you accept your own divinity, and yet you are humble, because you see that see the same divinity in everyone else.
Don Miguel Ruiz
The Mastery of Love by Miguel Ruiz

HERESY ALERT! HERESY ALERT!
If you ever need a perfect example of shamanistic pantheism, you can quote Mr. Ruiz.
“Accept your own divinity” Who can truly boast they are “divine in nature”? From the Christian belief we are all sinners. When you look into your own being do you see God? How arrogant of a statement is to “accept your own divinity”? Human beings are constantly struggling with sin. It is all around us and inside us. We have a HUMAN NATURE not a DIVINE NATURE! This is a true “NEW AGEISM” that is designed for the self centered form of heresy that does not WANT a God. They want to become, or acknowledge being divine themselves!

Now back to pantheism. The definition of pantheism has been addressed earlier on this blog. In a nutshell it is defined in Greek as “Everything is God and that God and the universe are essentially identical”. This is one of the most self centered, self serving works of the devil one could ever come up with! In other words we share God’s divinity! We must accept “We are God” WOW!

Mr. Ruiz is clearly practicing shamanism which believes that everything has a spirit and is alive. This would include rocks, air, animals etc. Shamans use altered states of consciousness to attempt healing of people with spirit guides. They are promoters of astral projection and what is called the “throwing of bones” to attempt to predict the future.

*”The Throwing of The Bones is one of the most ancient forms of divination, or talking with the Spirits, known. It is a tradition that is passed down among the women in the culture of the central eastern Andes.

The long training of more than thirteen years in this delicate art was given to Kay Cordell Whitaker by the Amazon elder and shaman Chea Hetaka. In a “reading” the person comes with a specific question – any kind of question or issue can be presented – and the answers and information that are gained from the Bones reach into all levels of one’s being and contain in depth spiritual and psychological insight.
The combination of the presence of the many Spirit Beings and the diversity and depth of information given insures not only the most powerful and detailed insights but the added aspect of a healing process on all levels of one’s being from the Spirit Beings which usually continues for a number of days after the reading has ended.”

I ask you as Christians to always question the motives of the “new-agers”. I believe it is much deeper than monetary gain; it is the attempt to lull people into the grips of satan. Who doesn’t want to hear there is an easy way to self-betterment or inner peace? This is clearly satanic ear-tickling.

Not only is it satanic ear-tickling it is directly forbidden in the Holy Bible:

Leviticus 19: 26
‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying.”

All the answers people need are found in the Holy Scriptures.
The true “Power of Life” comes from the one that GAVE YOU LIFE! We are not God! We are servants of God. I ask that if you know someone who is practicing this type of sorcery please pray for the Holy Spirit to show them their errors. It is a Salvation issue! The only way to God is through Jesus Christ our Savior!

Galatians 5: 18-24
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

God Bless
Brian Mason

*http://www.worldbalance.com/BoneThrowing.htm

“The Four Agreements”: A Christian Response

Don Miguel Ruiz a “spiritualist” and “New Ager” penned the best seller book “The Four Agreements”. It has developed quite a following and people seem to be lapping it up like sweet milk, but what should a Christian’s reaction be to this book? Oprah Winfrey had Don Miguel Ruiz on her show and she also believes in the fundamental points of this book. So what are “The Four Agreements”?
They are based upon the ancient people of Southern Mexico that followed “Toltec Wisdom” *”The Toltec viewed science and spirit as part of the same entity, believing that all energy – material or ethereal – is derived from and governed by the universe.”

1. Be impeccable with your word – that is, speak with great integrity, avoid gossip and say only what you mean.

2. Don’t take anything personally – that is, whatever anyone says to you is only a projection of their own reality it is their own dream. Huh? Seriously that is what he is trying to get you to buy.

3. Don’t make assumptions – he claims that this agreement will in itself change your life. He says to communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, basically express exactly what you want.

4. Always do your best – subjected to any circumstance, simply do your best, so you will avoid self-judgment, regret and self-abuse.

As a Christian, my first and main response would be that it is a very self-centered philosophy. It fits the Oprah mantra of “ME, ME, ME” very well, and that would likely be why she had him on her television show. It was definitely a beneficial move for both of them. Basically it is narcissistic self worship, a form of idolatry. It is self- help that does not involve God and even the shunning of God.
It reeks of Shamanism. Shamanism believes that all energy – material or ethereal originates from and governed by the universe. It entails that everything has a spirit and everything is alive, clouds, rivers, dirt, as well as animals and people. It is defined that all things that have spirits are equal with us.
It is plainly sorcery! Let’s see what God has to say about this type of divination and selfishness;

Deuteronomy 18:10 “There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer.”

Leviticus 19:26 “‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying.”

Galatians’ 5: 19-21, The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Philippians 2:3, Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

Oprah Winfrey and Don Miguel Ruiz both do not agree with (at the time of this writing) Jesus’ words in John 14:6,
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

We must pray that the followers of this Shamanism have a conversion experience and become followers of Christ and cease this distortion of the truth.
God Bless
Brian Mason

* http://www.businessballs.com