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by Levi714
11 Feb 2015, 13:21
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Reflections and insights from life(prayer)
Replies: 12
Views: 1131

Re: Reflections and insights from life(prayer)

I think prayer can help focus and sharpen the mind. Especially in today's world of constant stimulation and distraction...closing my eyes, being still, and thinking (meditating) is good to focus my mind. I could see it helping people with depression, if it brings hope. Sometimes we need to believe ...
by Levi714
09 Feb 2015, 15:59
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Reflections and insights from life(prayer)
Replies: 12
Views: 1131

Re: Reflections and insights from life(prayer)

For me the connection between these two states and prayer is there. In reflection I wouldn't say that my prayers create the spirit as often as the spirit creates the prayer. To be honest and open I struggle with depression, I find it much easier to forgive others then I would find forgiving myself. ...
by Levi714
09 Feb 2015, 01:40
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Reflections and insights from life(prayer)
Replies: 12
Views: 1131

Reflections and insights from life(prayer)

I have noticed a considerable difference between my prayers when I compare my spiritual peaks with my valleys. During my valleys my prayers are short, inconsistent , unfocused, self-focused, random, something that's secondary not primary, and I feel distant. During my peaks my prayers are long, done...
by Levi714
08 Feb 2015, 00:49
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What are your beliefs about the First Vision?
Replies: 50
Views: 4543

Re: What are your beliefs about the First Vision?

TScoutmaster - Many read the "Vision" as a "Visitation" - and once that is stuck inside us, it is hard to separate. I agree once you have a paradigm of how things are and then you find out something that doesn't fit into that box of how you imagined things to be it can be a hard thing to deal with ...
by Levi714
06 Feb 2015, 22:41
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What are your beliefs about the First Vision?
Replies: 50
Views: 4543

Re: What are your beliefs about the First Vision?

my mind was taken away from the objects with which I was surrounded, and I was enwrapped in a heavenly vision and saw two glorious personages, who exactly resembled each other in features and likeness, surrounded with a brilliant light which eclipsed the sun at noonday. Oh how I love this. :clap: I...
by Levi714
04 Feb 2015, 21:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What are your beliefs about the First Vision?
Replies: 50
Views: 4543

Re: What are your beliefs about the First Vision?

He was caught up in the Spirit but was not unconscious. "At this sacred moment, the natural world around him was excluded from his view, so that he could be open to the presentation of heavenly and spiritual things." Orson Hyde(1842) "My mind was taken away from the objects with which I was surround...
by Levi714
04 Feb 2015, 20:52
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Only one path to God
Replies: 56
Views: 7811

Re: Only one path to God

I believe there is only one Way to God. Their are many ways to destruction but only one Way to God. 1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go...