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What Happened to You?

I have been asked this question many times during the last few years. People used to ask me that in a negative connotation once. Eight years ago, I was a “normal’ healthy 20 something girl ready to take on the world. Then, I started having pain. I went to school to be an EMT and could not pass the test. I would fail by one point each time. I started having migraine headaches and stiff neck. I went to the doctor, fixed that pain. Check. Then the pain would move. By the time I got through seeing the doctor every day for a week, I had 18 out of the 18 pain trigger points for Fibromyalgia. I would spend the next 6 years trying to find the right medication to restore some sort of comfort and normalcy. I’ve often been asked “What happened to you?” I used to take that very negatively but now I know it is a compliment. So…..How do you go from this…… 2005 To this……2008 This is me 3 years after Fibro. What started changing was my medication. I got put on Topamax for migraines. It worked great but it made me gain 50 lbs in one month. It has taken me since 2011 to really work and start to lose the weight. I have lost 53 lbs. What contributed to this weight loss? I can tell you it is not eating like I should. I have days I eat sweets, I still drink coke but I am getting fairly healthy again. I struggled for a long time to lose weight. It’s hard. My son Isaac used to pat my tummy and call me fat mommy. That really hurt. It sure was true and sometimes the truth hurts very badly before it heals. I started going to Zumba classes with my friends and having fun. I still couldn’t lose weight like I wanted. A friend of mine introduced me to the catalyst that would change my weight life forever. I tried Advocare’s Spark drink and really did fall in love with it. I had energy like a kid again. It was great. I could move, I drank my water. I had a clearer mind. (I need to start ordering this again btw). I also took their 24 day challenge to see how much weight I could lose then and see how well I could feel. It was the best money I ever spent. I lost 15 lbs of fat all in the waist area in 24 days. The weight just fell right off. I stopped using the products but still have continued to lose weight and feel good. I also started taking Diotamous Earth or D.E. (fossil shell fish flour). D.E. keeps you regular and flushes out your system. It also helps you absorb your vitamins better. It has made a great difference in my life. The biggest secret I have is I rely on God’s word daily. He is the true source of my change. Applying Bible principles has helped make me a better person. I learn daily and apply to my life and see the blessings. Now for the big reveal…..this is what I look like now…… 2012 And….. I hope that by the baggy pants in the pic you can see how much weight I have dropped. It will be time to get new pants very soon again. 🙂 I am at -53 lbs. If you would like to know more about the 24 day challenge, you can check out my Advocare site at http://www.advocare.com/12025884. I hope you enjoyed this journey. I know I have. More healing to come. I am truly happy. 🙂

Wow! Spiritual Healing

Wow….I haven’t written on these blogs in so long. I haven’ t FELT inspired in a long, long time. I had to take some time to reflect, get sick again, and dare to move forward.  I had it all wrong. I thought in order to lead and help others, I had to have all my little duckies in a row.  Welll…..if I did that, it would be years before I get any kind of business.  Heck with it, I have decided to bear it all and help even without the “expert” tag .  What am I learning now? For those of you who know me, I am always learning something.  Always. Daily.  Sometimes I have so much good information I can’t keep up so I quit and regroup. I guess that is kinda my messy process right now.  I have decided that is a little bit like how healing works. it’s not always wrapped up in a neat little bow. It’s messy. We have to dig down deep and be real. : ) I am daring to do that now.  be me. Real. 

Crystal

Dealing with Territorial Spirits

  1. The spirit world is not for amateurs, spiritual knowledge brings GREAT responsibility.  We are accountable to God for our knowledge to help others.  There is always a price that has to be paid for this type of knowledge.  I am not saying I have the knowledge but am learning it for a reason and that primary reason is to help those who want the knowledge to live passionate, glorified, real, authentic, serving lives to God’s glory and that alone. It’s to help ease your earthly suffering while we bring heaven to the earth once and for all.  With that said, the path is often difficult and only those who know how to persevere in faith are successful.  There is always a confrontation that happens when you start to minister.   Physical symptoms of a territorial spirit might include fear, upset stomach, and buzzing in the ears that makes you feel dizzy and confused.  Your ministry is a threat to their rule over the people of that area. Generations of witchcraft were probably practiced in the area that you experience these things.  The witchcraft can have a religious packaging. God provides a way of escape if the people will repent and seek Jesus wholeheartedly. This spirit tries to intimidate you with threats in an attempt to FORCE God’s servants to back off.  Don’t back off. Stand in the Word of God and let it proceed out of your mouth in AUTHORITY.  The spirits are afraid they are going to lose their power base and their ability to rule over the people.  Trust that the Lord will protect YOU and all of those you are associated with.  In Mark 5, Jesus met a man who had demons and lived among the tombs.  These spirits in him were called “Legion,” for they were many.  “The spirits begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.” (5:10)  They had a lot of power that particular area, because raised pigs, contrary to the commands of the Lord.  They tried to bargain with Jesus to send them into a herd of pigs, so that they might remain in the area.  We must not think that Jesus complied with their wishes.  He used this incident to show us that demons are real entities, not someone’s overactive imagination or cultural superstition.  Only real entities could affect a herd of two thousand pigs enough to drive them into a frenzy down a steep bank on the run into a lake and drown.  Ironically, the spirits ended up without a place to dwell and probably had to go where the Lord sent them. 
  2. Another scriptural example of territorial spirits is provided in Daniel 10.  the angel messenger told Daniel that the answer he had been bringing in answer to his prayer had been delayed for three weeks because a demonic prince overPersiahad detained him.  The messenger said the angel Michael had come to his aid (10:13).  The angel also said that he would have to fight against the demonic princes ofPersiaandGreeceon his return and that he would have only Michael to help him (10:20-21

 

 

Be careful of healing witchcraft. It is psychic healing with religious packaging. This concearns me personally because I LOVE healing.  I am not a “religious” person. I am a Bible believing, toting, Word reading, Bible living, precious woman of God who genuinely wants to see people healed for God’s glory and that alone. I do research healing in all kinds of ways but I believe in prayer for healing and the laying on of hands as described in the Bible. The Bible and time with the Lord is my authority I am submitted under. For an overview of what I truly believe, please visit http://www.champschurch.com. They are my leadership. : ) I love love love love my church family and am so very blessed.

 

Call in backup, get your prayer partners praying AND ministering with you.

Bind the territorial spirit and all other demonic spirits, Some high ranking spirits actually thrive on the battle and often we are led to switch course and pray against them. There are some territorial spirits that are extremely powerful that require a lot of prayer support to contend with them. We are always dependent on the Lord and HIS authority given TO US to defeat this spirits as the devil is a defeated foe. In Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28, we notice that Lucifer is the power behind both the king ofBabylonand the king ofTyre.   Their domains were really his domains.  It brings to mind the offer that the devil made to Jesus when he tempted him in the desert (Luke 4). “The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.  And he said to him, ‘I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.  so if you worship me, it will all be yours.’ “(Luke 4:5-7) Jesus did not challenge that statement, because it was true.   Jesus even called him the “prince of this world” in John 12:31.  He rules over the kingdoms and countries working through the rulers and governments.

 

Don’t get slack or weary contending with these spirits. We as Americans are spoiled-we like variety and change. When we act spoiled, slack and do not engage in spiritual warfare, problem after problem begins to develop. People begin to attack each other.  Don’t get caught up in putting out “fires.” These are minute details. Focus on the actual ROOT of the problem: The territorial spirits not the people manifesting them.  Being slack spoiled and not at war allows these spirits to reorganize and retaliate against us and wreak havoc. They keep you so busy and off balance that we forget about our mission. Persevere in what the Lord wants you to do.   

 

Territorially, Satan is the “prince of this world.” (John 12:31; 14:30, 16:11) has his kingdom organized on many levels with his princes serving him keeping this world in bondage. Look around at all the perverse things that happen. You know in your heart that this is true and not what we were created for. We were created to be in relationship with God, a romance, a great adventure not despair, sickness and death. Not work yourself to death and have NOTHING left. We cannot allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem(s). We have to keep focused on Jesus and be obedient to the calling that he has given to each one of us. TheKingdomofGodneeds to increase its presence not presents in the world and one day, Jesus will usher in the Kingdom in its entirety.  The battle is God’s and we are his warriors that await his command.

Much Love and Light in Jesus Christ of Nazareth,

Crystal Dunn aka CoachCrystalD

Highest Possible Good aka love

Love is wanting the highest possible good for someone. Last night, I received my prayer language.  A prayer language is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Just like I give you a present, God bestows his “gifts” on his children. It was really cool!!! I’m a skeptic. I know God works on this heart constantly. I’m honest. I would never intentionally lead anyone astray. I invite anyone to search out the Bible on any subjects that I teach. I love God and his people. My friends wouldn’t let me receiving my prayer language be the only thing that happened last night. They wanted the highest possible good that God had for me. They prayed healing over me. I have had this done for me lots of times, often with disappointing results. It’s different this time. I can feel it down to the heart of who I am. I am healed. Now…..I am starting to walk like it. : ) Thank you Jesus. All the glory of my life goes to Jesus. He is my healer and best friend.

Coach Crystal-VOF

God is still working miracles today

Writing this blog post could potentially be dangerous.  There will be people with a religious spirit that will criticize it, try to argue out of it, etc. Those people I don’t write for anyways.  This is my personal testimony about two of my friends. The team I am on prayed for the Alvarez family during some hard times.  They were obidient to God in all areas of their lives. You see, Ivan doesn’t have a job.  He gets 2 job offers per day, he could have a job but he is waiting on THE job that the Lord wants him to do.  The Alvarez family got 10,000. Their testimony at church elevated my faith. Yesterday, I had a perfect day. Literally, timing was on point all day. It flowed, it was so amazing that I got 3 hours of sleep last night.  It was the Lord not mania.  I told the story to my friend, Kath.  I did not know she was worried about her finances.  She’s my Fibro sister.  She is having a lot of pain right now.  Anyways, she just received word from the tax people that SHE is receiving  $10,000. I’m praying mine in next along with clothes and a car that doesn’t guzzle up gas.  God’s not a genie but he is far greater than you can imagine. Wanna know him? Follow me.  Come learn from me as I do my best to be like Jesus.  Is this kinda thing for you? Yes, The Bible says that God is not a respector of persons. What he will do for one child, he will do for all.  Not a child, yet? Contact me. I’ll help you become one. That is my heart’s desire.

Much Love from Him,

Coach Crystal D-VOF

8 Reasons to Stay Positive in a Crisis.

Today, my life is changing forever.  Very soon, I will no longer have my “earthly” father. God will truly be the only father that I have. My daddy’s health is rapidly declining.  His brain is calcifying.  It’s been very hard on our family especially on my dear sister who has taken really good care of him. Wednesday, he will be moving back to his hometown in a Nursing Home.  I know God is calling him home soon.  This weekend will be filled with emotion for me.  I will take time on here to reflect on my life, probably will share some good memories of my dad,  and just feel the emotions that “pop’ up. I think when things like this hit us in life,  it’s time to listen to the wisdom that comes and reflect on how our own lives are going. I think it’s super important to remain positive.  There are 8 reasons that I feel are good ones to remain positive.  Here they are: 

1.    We attract more people being positive. People grativate towards people who are positive.

2.   You focus on good things which attracts more good things to come into your life. Like attracts like.

3.   It’s easier to be successful and more productive. Positivity gives you more energy to do things. Negativity zaps your energy leaving you feeling drained and more tired.

4.  You waste less time and energy.

  5.   A circle of Positivity develops. It creates momentum and is contagious

6.  You can see things that aren’t there yet.  (Faith seeing vs. natural seeing)

7.  .  Everything becomes more fun

8.   Negativity just doesn’t make sense-It makes us sick and drained. Why is it so “natural” for us?

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” Wayne Dyer I think that becoming a happier person is not so much about changing external circumstances as it is about changing your thinking. You can pile up tons of positive external stuff in your life but if your internals are messed up then your life won’t become that much better. And the thing is that if you get your thoughts into the right place then your outer world will start to align to those thoughts. Now, there are quite a few ways to make yourself miserable. Here are a bunch of them that I believe awesome of the most popular. I have used them time and time again. I still do from time to time. I’d recommend decreasing these thought habits as much as possible. Ditching them all together might be hard. But over time you can cut down on them significantly. To remind yourself of them you may want to print out this article or write down a few of these ways that you feel especially apply to you. You can use those notes as reminders to put on the fridge or your bathroom mirror. Compare everything you do to the lives and accomplishments of other people. The problem with comparing yourself to others is that there will always be someone with more than you. So you get a car that is nicer than the ones your closest neighbors drive. And that feels awesome for a while. But then one day you see the young kid on the next block driving around in his new, cool and expensive sports car. And once again, you don’t feel so good anymore. A more useful way of thinking is to compare you to yourself. Appreciate the progress you have made. Take a closer look at the areas where you aren’t improving as much as you’d like and try to figure out why. Then make a plan for how you can improve on those areas of your life. Go along with what everyone else tells you. And try to please everyone. Recognize that everyone will have opinions about what you can do. That doesn’t mean that you have to do what they say. You cannot live your life through the eyes of everyone else. Well, you can but then you’ll most likely feel a lot of pressure from every direction and not feel that well at all. And even if you do try to please everyone you may find that some people aren’t pleased anyway. That’s because what they are saying doesn’t have much to do with you at all. What they are saying is just an outer reflection of their life and how they feel. If they didn’t say something negative to you then they would complain about cab drivers, dog owners or whoever popped up in their mind or in front of their nose. Now I could tell you that you should always think for yourself instead and make your decisions on what you know. The problems I have found with that point of view is that you and are bit like everyone else. We also like to feel like we are right and are sitting on the best advice. So what you are thinking is right may not always be the best solution. So try to do some research. Ask people who have actually been where you want to go what they have learned. Try to base your decisions on something substantial. Then  just take action. In the end you have to experiment, fail over and over again and discover what actually works for you. Live in a sea of negative voices. What you allow into your mind will affect you. So be selective. If you’re hanging out with negative people all the time then that can really drag you down. It’s not easy to stay optimistic when pessimism is the default mode in your world. Another part of this is getting hooked on the news and prophecies of the sky falling. The sky is probably not falling. Consider spending less time with negative voices. Cut back on – or cut out – seeing negative people. Cutback on watching the news or even more spectacularly negative TV-shows. You’ll find yourself with a chunk of new, free and fresh time to do something more fun. Never mix things up or try something new. This one is sneaky. It can fool you into feeling that things are pretty OK. You have your pleasant, safe routine. But underneath there are fuzzy negative feelings of dissatisfaction that sometimes move up to the surface. Remind yourself of the other times when you have tried something and how you most often don’t regret it at all. In fact, you probably had a pretty good time. Don’t fool yourself into complacency. I’m not saying that you need to go sky diving. But simply that it’s a good choice to mix things up, to get some diversity at least once in a while. The next time someone suggests trying something give a try. Or make a suggestion to your friends. Spend too much of your time in the past and/or the future. How much time do you spend thinking about something that has happened? Or on something that you think will happen? How much time do you actually spend thinking about and observing what is actually in front of your nose right now? It may seem like a pretty good ideate think about a great memory. Or dream about what you will do for the weekend or your vacation. And it is. The thing is just that if you spend much time in the past or present then thoughts tend to spiral a bit out of control. You start to over think. You imagine future scenarios in an almost compulsive way. You replay and reinterpret old memories. You trap yourself in a negative downward spirals and moods. Getting lost in these trains of thoughts is very easy. But you can also train yourself to keep a closer eye on your thoughts. If you start to question your own thoughts throughout the day with questions like: “is this useful?” then you can improve your understanding of what you are spending your time thinking about. If you find what you are thinking isn’t really that useful just drop it and starts thinking about something else. If you can’t just drop it – it isn’t easy sometimes -here are three suggestions: 1. Focus most of your thinking on finding a solution. Not on wallowing in your negative thoughts. There is often something you can do about a situation. Focus your mind on finding that or those solutions. Then take action. This can bring you out of a negative mood and make you see light at the end of the tunnel. 2. Focus on your breathing. Take couple of dozen belly breaths and just focus your mind on your inhaling and exhaling. This will calm you down, release anxiety and align you with the present moment once again. 3. Focus on what is in front of you right now. Instead of thinking over and over again about what your boss told you yesterday or what you want for dinner just focus on what’s right in front of you. When you are driving actually observe what is happening in front of you. When you ride the bus observe the people, trees and buildings. Like so much else, being present is a  muscle you have to build. You learn to stay longer in the now and it becomes easier to snap back into it after some training. Focus on what you don’t want. If you focus on what you don’t want then that is what your focus system in your mind, your reticular activating system (RAS), will find. If you focus on how everything is going down the toilet then your RAS will let you notice examples of that in your surroundings. You can only bring into focus what you are focusing on. The rest will blur into the background. So if you want to earn more money don’t focus on your lack of money. Focus on how you can make more money. Opportunities will jump out at you in conversations, while you are reading the paper or watching TV or while you are just walking down the street. It can be a bit freaky sometimes. Suddenly, after having changed your focus, something that has obviously been there for quite some time in the background jumps out at you. Just focusing on what you want won’ solve your problems though. You still need to take action over and over to take advantage of your newfound opportunities. Spend your time looking for magic pills. Reading a book on personal development won’t solve your problems. It’s kinda devious though because reading the book can make you feel like you are making progress. But without action there is little progress.But this pleasant feeling of making progress can become addictive. It gives you an emotional high. So  you read another book. And another. And you become a personal development junkie. Always looking for that one thing that will change your life. But there are no real magic pills. Some books are certainly more helpful than others. Especially if they windup in your hand at the right time. When you are ready for them. And exposing your mind constantly to positive and helpful information is better than listening to negative voices. Over time it can help you change how you think and how you view your world. But it is no substitute for taking action. Someone might try to sell you something that they promise will bring big rewards with basically no action on your part. That’s probably just a sales pitch. The product itself may be good, great or useless. You never really know. You just have to try it out by taking action and see for yourself. My recommendation is to stop looking for magic pills. Instead just buy a classic personal development book from authors like Brian Tracy or Eckhart Tolle. Then actually follow one or two of their tips for 30 days. Just focus on that. Then move onto another couple of pieces of advice. This will give you better results than running around in circles looking for magic pills. Take things too seriously. Things are seldom really that serious. It’s most often your ego trying to fool you into thinking so. Because if your problems are serious, huge and important then that means that you must be important. It’s a way to try to raise your value for yourself and in the eyes of others. It’s not a great way of thinking though. You’ll spend far too much time thinking about the past and the future. You’ll create irritability and instability within yourself that is reflected into the outside world. You’ll probably spend quite a bit of time being hard on yourself. Being hard on yourself might sound alike a good idea to “teach yourself a lesson”. I believe it’s better to drop such behavior and learn what you can from mistakes and then move on. Being hard on yourself just seems to create a lot of negativity and problems within yourself. All in all, by taking things too seriously you can really go down, down, down into a negative spiral. Lightening up and not taking things too seriously is more pleasurable and useful thing to do.

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