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Part 2: What the Zodiac Taught Me

This is one of my most impromptu articles, yet I have spent years observing/researching many aspects of existence. Enjoy the mind grenade.

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Part I In Case You Missed It

Welcome Back Again! Let's Keep It Moving.

I left off summarizing my initial piece, so I will spare you.

To emphasize once more how we can also use our ancestry to find ways to heal, I will bring up the fact that I have been called a witch by random people here and there over time. [Now, hold onto that thought, and fast forward to November 16, 2021.]

I'm already working on developing my gifts at this point, and I find out that I have been cursed by proxy due to my ancestor's actions. I am an avid genealogical researcher, even earned my certification for it, however, I overlooked something.

Using God's guidance (or you can call it intuition) It took me less than 5 minutes to open up the list on ancestry.com and locate a certain family member.

I am shocked because there are 1000s of people on my list, it could have been any of them. Right there, I had my confirmation that my intuition was correct, and I was learning to acknowledge the physical feelings in order to match the energy changes intuitively.

So, my grandfather from way back...like for real, 17th century here, was responsible for accusing 100s of people of practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. His name was Thomas Putnam, and his persona is portrayed in the 90s film, The Crucible.

You can imagine the hate vibes sent, the curses and hexes placed on him, and by proxy, my family line. Ironic that my own grandfather would have been the one to probably accuse me, had I lived back then! It blew my mind. It gets better though.

Remember it's November 16 as I'm finding this information out about my ancestors; and I was stunned when I came across an article on the last woman executed in Boston for witchcraft. Her last name was Goodie, and she was killed on November 16.

I can't even make this up. Apparently I had to heal my own family line before I could heal anybody else...and break this bad-vibe mess from following us. I located the line with help from the Holy Spirit, or just Spirit, as some mystics call Him.

I had to use several seemingly unrelated subjects to find this out, and integrate it into my shadow work.

I needed God and his Word, mediums to tell me I had been cursed... and to confirm my gifts, history knowledge, and my family tree...crazy huh? That's one of my examples of how all things are connected. It's a pretty good one, I think.

Wanna know what the Bible actually says about people that practice divination and mediumship...and things of that nature?

Do you remember what I told you about your gifts and virtues in the first part? If you know in your heart and soul that you're able to do something special...how can it be wrong? It's apart of you, so why would God punish you for a Gift He gave you?

The question above I asked was the catalyst I needed to climb out of my guilt-rut in the beginning.

I knew I had these weird attributes 100%, plus I've never developed, or used them in a malicious way, and it's not like I asked to be privy to this particular spiritual gift(s)..so why would I go to Hell if I saw a ghost, or a demon? Or if I could read vibes/energy? How is this not a blessing as well!? I am different, set apart by the Holy One for a bigger purpose. How does that make me, or any good-intentioned person, wrong? We aren't. The world is.

The world teaches us these things are fairy tales. We are told magic isn't real, only an illusion. Isn't an illusion a form of magic though? Don't miss the forest because of all the trees. According to the website, Socratic.org, the word "Paranormal" literally means along the side of the normal, or next to the normal. I think of it like they are existing as we are, side by side, us in one plane and they in another. The actual text from the site is below, in bold format.

"Originally, the prefix "para-" came from Greek and means "next to" and "side by side" and gives rise to words like parallel and paragraph. Also from the Greek is a sense of "moving or going beyond" and that leads to words like paradox. It evolved into meaning something that is related to a base word, which gives us words such as paralegal and paramilitary."

That also lets me know that the official term for these "events and strange things we are told do not exist", is basically a literal translation for "things that exists alongside of us". How perfect is that word to describe the spirit realm?

Now to move on to more finds...I have said before I walk the line between genius and insanity. Hopefully it is a refreshing pov, if nothing else, for you to consider. Another thing I want to bring to your attention is the Bible's take on what I am throwing out here. Remember, we have been brainwashed. I am about to show you a verse that will blow your mind. This is by far the most important evidence I have found, and by far the best, to showcase how God feels about people that have "supernatural" gifts or abilities. I will also go into the reasons behind the differences and the misconceptions.

We know in the Old Testament the Lord specifically makes mention for His people to stay away from witchcraft, and those who attempt to talk to the dead...or any divination, etc. I will place the verse here for you to read, and this is what most people are thinking of when they assume these gifts are the work of satan. (I choose not to capitalize his name, sorry. I Just can't do it.) Here are the verses in opposition of partaking:

'Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.' (Leviticus 19:31, NIV)

Speaking to the dead was a capital offense punishable by stoning under Old Testament law: "Men and women among you who act as mediums or psychics must be put to death by stoning. They are guilty of a capital offense." (Leviticus 20:27, NLT)

God considers talking to the dead a detestable practice. He calls his people to be blameless:

"Let no one be found among you who ... practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God." (Deuteronomy 18:10-13, NIV)

The common factor here is the timing of these instructions, as these are all from the Old Testament....before Pentecost. There was not a Holy Spirit to speak to during this time in history, or to get intuitive advice from. Therefore, to speak with any "spirit" at that time, was to be speaking to any ol' Tom, Dick, or Harry...or even something much worse. Also keep in mind there are over 600 laws that God instructed His people to abide by, and as strict as it may seem to us, each "Law or Rule" had a Divine purpose. These desert wanderers were the original Israelites, the first belonging to the future line of King David. Who else was supposed to be born from that line? Yeshua.

God was trying to keep these knuckleheads alive long enough for the Messiah to arrive. If they all died, out in the desert, God would have had to figure out another way to accomplish the task. (I don't even want to think of a needed Plan B, as God never needed one, and will never need one. But for sake of my argument and my explanations, I do hope that makes some sense.) Strict rules over food and cleanliness ensured the people would not contract illnesses or any diseases, which could have spread quickly, wiping out thousands in only a matter of days. Also, there weren't any doctors traveling with them, at least not in the way we think or assume. I am sure they had remedies and medicine men, or healers of some type...but God still asked them to follow The Guidelines He gave them. They were and are God's chosen people, and He wants them to be set apart from the rest of this world. (He still does, and we have all been grafted-in, so that we can take part in this blessing too).

Any reverence for a false idol would cause terrible trickle down effects, usually ending with child sacrifice. We know groups along the Levant and Mediterranean Sea worshipped gods named Baal, Mithras, and Na-Na from Egypt (as well as many others).

We found evidence for child sacrifice in the Phoenician city of Carthage, and we also know the Mithra cults religiously practiced bull sacrifices, as well as children. The Greeks had no apparent issue with sacrifice, as the Spartans would routinely leave their own newborns out to die in the elements if that child was deemed unfit in any way, was disabled, or misfigured because of birth defects. They did this to their newborn sons at such a steady pace that, over time, there was a shortage of men when compared to the amount of women in Sparta.

So, needless to say, killing all the babies to serve a false god would have eliminated important people possibly needed to continue the line. We see during the time before writing, and after it for a few thousand years, the importance of following these guidelines God has given to His people. Occult practices were usually associated with the worship of these false idols, so God was warning them to stay away from it. He feared they would be intrigued by it all, and thirst for more...therefore becoming evil and giving up their own children to pass through the fires. (Burn alive).

So we see that God is stressing here for Jews to stay away from sorcery and the witchcraft rabbit-hole...not because the act of magic is evil, but because the intention behind it was.

New Testament references to the exact same thing is a 180, and this is why. We are not privy to keeping the Line of David from dying out, but we are privy to spreading the Word of God and to help others on Earth. Bringing closure to people in pain, whether it is paying their hospital bill, or reaching out to a loved one who has passed away in order to bring closure to a family member still on earth...is still participating for the "greater good".

People living during the Church Age, or nowdays, have been given spiritual gifts to use.

Each gift is special, and each one is meant to serve and save others. Once the Holy Spirit arrived on Earth, the gift of speaking to the Spirit was also "passed out" to the ones God felt would serve best in that position, or for that reason. Here are the actual verses from the Word of God.


“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” - Romans 12:6-8

“To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.” – 1 Corinthians 12:8-10

Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, Faith, Healings, Miracles, Prophecy, Discerning of Spirits, Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues.

Spirits must be real, and we must have people available to discern which spirits are evil and which are not. God wants us to know that evil spirits will attempt to trick us, and we should turn to those (mediums, etc.) that are able to talk to these spirits, so that they can literally tell us which one is which.

The "Spirit of the Divine" that card readers and fortune tellers seem to be speaking to when they are asking questions, belongs to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is the Holy Ghost, or Holy Spirit, one part of the Trinity. They already know which Spirit is good and bad, that is their gift. If mediums are calling on dark magic and evil things knowingly, that is the point where the spiritual line must be drawn...and that person alone will answer for it.

Intent is everything, and I do believe it is one of the reasons God makes it a point to know what's inside our hearts when we are making a choice. It is my belief that God actually wants us to make use of these paranormal powers, and He has given them to us for a reason.

Most people are not emotionally prepared to use their ability, so it lays dormant, or they have simply have shut themselves off to any possibility of magic existing. Miracles are Magic, if we really sit and think about it.

Having the gift of prophecy or being able to speak to the dead, is specifically mentioned in the New Testament as being important during the Church Age...and logically it would make sense for it to be more relevant now than in the past. The Holy Spirit did not exist in the Old Testament, as It does now. God did not need people to discern between good and bad spirits at the time, He needed them to steer clear of anything that could lead to their demise or depopulation. Behind the scenes in 2021, spiritual warfare is the name of the game. We need these people more than we ever have, so stop accusing them of being demonic.

They are literally asking the Holy Spirit and Angels for guidance/information that you need to hear, they aren't summoning demons with cauldrons full of body parts.

These people are wary of speaking about what abilities they have been blessed with, because they know people will begin to talk about them, and it can possibly ruin their lives. As a result, gifted ones have to stay silent to eliminate ridicule, when instead, they should be the light to others that shines brightly. They are people with good intent and amazing gifts, and they are blessings to humanity.

They are lightworkers, and special souls that are here to guide the lost out of the dark. They are doing their part for the greater picture, apart of God's plan.


Nothing is a coincidence if everything happens for a reason.

My Latest Mind-Blowing Epiphany

Rabbi Manis Friedman is an amazing Jewish teacher (and leader to the confused). I heard a lecture from his lesson, and it specifically mentioned the Law of Attraction, which I was sure he would present in a negative light.

However, he just preceded to throw a MAJOR mind grenade out, and it literally blew the top off my head.

It is easy to see, yet I have been blind to it because of my upbringing and things of that nature. I do make connections easily, mainly because I have a great memory, and that serves me well in remembering dates, events, conversations, etc. How could I have not put this easy puzzle together?

The reason affirmations and manifestations come to fruition (other than the surrounding energy, or intentions you set), is due to the process of how we place those desires out into the Universe. When God created everything, He SPOKE it into existence. Therefore, we too, are able to SPEAK things we desire into being, and therefore be a mirror to our Creator, as we ARE made in His image. The other part, the process of grounding and releasing, is another way of saying "Let go and let God". (This is also the process of having faith. You should be 100% certain that you will receive the desires of your heart, if God wills it.) The Bible even mentions this in the Book of Matthew, it basically says that if we pray about it, and have the utmost faith that we will receive it, God will answer our prayers.

We have discovered that all matter, living and nonliving, holds the potential for gathering energy or using it...as energy can never be created or destroyed, remember? We also know that everything on or in the earth, is made up of vibrations. I do not think it a coincidence we speak about the vibrations, almost similar to placing poetry lyrics to music and forming a masterpiece. Vibrations can be heard, which also means that vibrations are technically a low-frequency sound.

So all things (EVER and EVERYWHERE) God created are made of sound...and that is why everything was able to respond when God spoke it into being. That is why our words are sharper than any sword, and how our words can bless or curse another person, and why our words have the capability of causing others to play God with their choices. (Like when people commit a murder, or suicide in cases were bullying and verbal abuse is apparent...among other things) So, that is how God could SPEAK the things into existence, it is because all things were able to hear him, as they are all made up of the nature of "sound". It is amazingly simple and complex concurrently, but what an amazing realization. God is great. I hope you enjoyed my point of view, and that it can help to bridge some gaps for you.

Remember I did state in the first part of this article, you have to be able to step back without any prejudices or preconceived notions, and simply observe everything for what it is. It all goes together, in one form or another, to work together for God, because He desired it.

Everything. Anything.

Any item or living thing in existence, all of it, was birthed out of the desire God had. What point is "Being", without someone to share it with? He had everything, but yet He still wanted us? We should see how humble our God is...that He was not well enough for Himself, and yet He is Perfection.

How can we expect to ever be enough for our own selves? We cannot, and will never be, and we're not meant to be. God did say, it is not good for man to be alone. (He meant Himself as well, as we were made in His image.) That is why we still remain empty inside, even if we possess all the riches of the world...and we feel wasted when we are not contributing to our household or society, or if we do not have someone we can love to share it all with. We were never meant to go it alone, and God certainly does not expect us to do it without Him. He wants us to know that we have a purpose, where we can look in our own lives to find it, and how to teach others, so that they never feel that pang of loneliness and worthlessness. We are spreading the Light when we talk about the Amazing God we serve. Never forget that, never apologize for it either.

So Where Are We Going With This?

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This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2021 Bri Smith

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