Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Christian relaxation, a religious approach

I have heard quite a bit about Christian relaxation, well most people looking for relaxation techniques just want to break their endless worrying cycle, or take a break from their daily life. However knowing a few religious people myself, i heard a bit about Christian relaxation, I just wanted to explore it a bit.
Well Christian relaxation techniques are not like NLP or ambient sounds as such but I found they are about the scriptures, for those who believe look back at the scriptures and feel reassured after dealing with setbacks of life. The best way I could understand this is, when you have a guide or mentor or someone you look up to when things go wrong you look towards them for inspiration, motivation and guidance.
Christian relaxation uses god which is the higher power to soften or rid themselves of the aches, pains and obstacles they encounter. The prayers used in Christian relaxation help people find solace in the fact that Christ had to struggle so bearing the burden and having patience will pay of in the end. Prayers and scriptures are used as like mantras and if you are Christian and deeply religious it would definitely have a powerful effect especially if you have devoted your life to religion, I can understand Christian relaxation is different to psychological relaxation techniques, because commercial techniques use methods to alter your perspective or replace old thought patterns with new ones. However Christian relaxation uses it in a way where you are eased and told that someone is there for you and it will be ok. For a non secular approach using the same kind of method I recommend: Awaken Your Strongest Self by Neil A. Fiore, which uses psychological methods which are similar in a secular sense.
I want to give you an idea of the kind of prayers or scriptures believers would read but I wanted it to be powerful for the non religious to get the idea, here is what I found:

“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides with the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon those with great vengeance and with furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know that my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.”
Ezekiel 25:17

Also used in the movie pulp fiction.

Also another one, very powerful:

“When God wishes for something to be, he says be, and it becomes”
The Archangel Gabriel

1 comment:

Tenille said...

That is not the right scripture or verse reference. The scripture you cite is a misquote from a movie used to demonstrate how flawed is the character's understanding of the Bible. Christians do not meditate on a misquote of scripture from a movie. You should retract your article, it is fundamentally flawed. In your research I suggest picking up a Bible and finding John 3:16 or Matthew 6:9-13, or at least those who find this comment may benefit from them.