Feeding your Ability to See in the Spirit

(Part 2, Tongues and Meditative Prayer)


Can you improve your ability to see in the spirit? Can you improve your ability to travel in the spirit?  What’s the difference between seeing in the spirit and remote viewing? What’s the difference between traveling in the spirit and astral projection?  Should Christians open their third eye? … Wow, that’s a scary thought.


Some Christians are really afraid to face these issues. Some think it’s evil or demonic. However, I find that most believers who fellowship and associate with us see these activities as things that the Lord would have us do.    I am going to address these issues from the standpoint that supernatural activity is a part of a victorious Christian life.


You know that when we become born again, we receive the Holy Spirit. Simply, our spirit connects with God. Therein lies the difference to all of this.  If you are not a believer, you are using your soul to see,  or travel outside of your body, or prophesy, or participate in healing.  Several symptoms earmark the differences. If these practices are done by the guidance of Holy Spirit, we have peace and God’s love guiding us. People who do these practices by their soul say that it is uncomfortable. Testimony given says that it can even be painful.     But, as believers, we have very clear tools to guide our way. Galatians 5:22-23, ” The fruit of the spirit is love,  joy,  peace,  patience,   kindness,  goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. Against such, there is no law.”  You should sense those attributes when you participate in supernatural activities. If you don’t, STOP!


I’m going to divert from my train of thought for a moment and talk about the third eye. What is that?    Its when a nonbeliever forces open the pineal gland or force the pineal gland to function in the brain?  God gave us the pineal gland. It’s a little bitty cone-shaped gland that’s near the pituitary gland, the auditory canal, the top of the spinal cord, and the optic nerve. It’s at a transitional or pivotal point in the brain.  Opening it can be done by satanic ritual, new age practices, or other religious rituals done by groups such as the Hindus.  It is forced to work.


However, when we participate in supernatural activities through God’s peace and love  The organs and glands of the brain work as a symphony our spirit and Holy Spirit. Yes, you’re nervous system, your endocrine system, and your organs all support supernatural activity. God built us that way.   I think God knew what He was doing when he placed the pineal gland adjacent to those other glands and nerves.


If you haven’t read the first half of this blog, I encourage you to go back and do so.  Because, when we pray in tongues, or pray and meditate on the name of Jesus, or say the  YHVH, the pineal gland secretes Melatonin and the frontal lobe of our brain relaxes. Basically, we go into a receiving mode.  We hear God more clearly. We see visions. Some people even smell and hear in the spirit.


So here’s the $50,000,000 question. How do you feed your supernatural abilities? You make praying tongues, meditating on God and his word a continuing practice in your life.  Practice in one form or another improves your life. You become a better gardener when you practice gardening techniques. You become a better musician when you play your instrument daily.     You will improve your intuition, discernment, ability to prophesy, seeing in the spirit, traveling in the spirit, and more if you practice it. Once again, it begins with praying in tongues along with prayer and meditation on God and his word.


Let me know if this post helped you. I’d love to hear from you.


Abundant blessings,



Praying in Tongues & How it Helps You

Tongues and Meditative Prayer

(Is it really useful?)

The primary way God communicates to us is symbolism. You will find symbolism when you dream dreams and have visions. You will also find it in your daily life. Let me give you some examples.  You may wake up in the morning disturbed because your dream made no sense. I had one just recently. In the dream, I had taken a train trip. There were many people on the train that I knew. They were from my past. I used to go to church with them. In the dream, we all got off the train. We were stuck at a train station looking for a way to continue. The roads going away from the station looked like a maze. Most of my old friends didn’t know what to do. But I was waiting for my husband to come get me. He knew the way there and he knew the way out.

What was God saying to me? He was telling me that my old friends in the church hadn’t found their way yet.  But my husband who represented Jesus Christ knew the way. I was willing to go on. They were not, as yet. I can tell you what each symbol means the train the station etc. but you get the idea.

You will see this kind of symbolism in visions that you have while you’re awake and in daily occurrences. I have a friend who watches everything that goes on around about her. I live on the coast of Puget Sound. She is about 25 miles south of me. We both can see islands across the water from our homes. She was telling me about a time when almost every day eagles would fly and swirl in circles just off her front porch. Eagles tend to be solitary creatures. You will see one or two flying. But rarely do you see a group of them? She called me up and said I think God is speaking to me. She was correct and we deciphered what God was trying to say to her. A couple of months ago, God did it to me. Everywhere I turned I saw the number 50. I knew he was talking about the Gathering and it was supposed to be small. So those are some examples of God’s language. Rarely ever does he speak in a language and give someone full sentences. He can say more to us with a picture than He can with words. Every letter is a picture in the Hebrew alphabet. As man invented other languages we lost most of the symbolism. We know that in English an A is an A. It has little meaning until it is combined with other letters to make a word.

Symbolism is received and perceived by our brains. Did you know that our ability to receive from the Lord it also improved by praying in Tongues? Praying in Tongues, and meditative prayer in various forms such as repeating scripture, Jesus name, and YHVH calm the frontal lobe of the brain. We gain a greater sense of God’s peace, how we receive from him, and how we create in him. Two activities started me on this path. Back in the 70s,  I started speaking in tongues when I was 14. I had a high school girlfriend, Alicia, that continually nagged me about speaking in tongues and the baptism the Holy Spirit. She was at my house one day after school, nagging me again. I finally got mad. I said, “Alicia if God wanted me to do that, he’d just drop it on me.” She left with hurt feelings. Later, I was helping mom cook dinner no one was in the kitchen and, all of a sudden, these words started falling out of my mouth. I know, you are thinking that is very easy compared to what you went through. But my challenges came while increasing my language. I realized I was saying the same thing all the time, I wanted more words. Then I felt like an idiot. When I hear something simple like bababa. It took me a while to learn just to say it.

The other experience was learning to sit in silence. I read practicing the presence by brother Lawrence, also in the late 70s. So, at that time I knew two things (praying in tongues & silence) helped with peace in the presence of God. What I didn’t know is how much fruit those two things would bear in my life.

I found meditation in the 80s through a crazy nun named Sister Mary Joseph. However, I didn’t know it was meditation. She got kicked out of her Convent because they called her a Jesus freak. She was sent to live on the Peninsula of Washington state with two other nuns. She would hold the most amazing prayer retreats. Only just a few people were allowed each time. I was privileged to attend once. It was small.  I think there were only 5 of us. She taught us to say to prayers with long slow breathes. The first prayer was the Lord’s prayer. The second was this combination of simple phrases. Lord Jesus, son of God, have mercy on me a Sinner. I was in a horrible marriage at the time. My husband was a master manipulator and had to have control of everyone and everything around him. That simple prayer was my moment’s respite from his grip. I had mental arguments over the prayer. Because it said I was a Sinner. I was taught that once you were saved, the Lord saw you whole and complete. Therefore, in his eyes, I was no longer a sinner. But I prayed it anyway because it gave me such great relief and peace.

Through my friendship with Dell Hungerford, I learned that value and power in frequencies. I had already learned that what I was doing back in the 80s with those chanted prayers was a form of meditation. I found myself writing declarations getting up in the morning and breathing and praying most declarations while listening to dell’s music. It helped to decrease stress and give me clarity of mind. Somehow, that once again led me back to the gift of tongues.

As of this year, I have prayed in tongues for 50 years. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve used it in surges. There are segments of my life where I’ve walked away and come back to it. But, looking back on my life, I can see the effect of its use. For 15 years I was the executive of a social services ministry. There were many times when we were facing difficulties and I didn’t know what to do. You know scripture says if you don’t know what to say, pray in tongues. I’d go to bed praying in tongues. I was pleading beseeching the Lord. I was desperate. I’d wake up in the morning with answers and I’d know how to solve the problem.

I did a lot of research on tongues. Believe it or not, there have been some scientific studies. It was found that people who will pray in tongues as they go to bed at night sleep better, sleep more deeply, and dream well. It also has been found that if people will pray in tongues for 20 minutes every day they react less to daily stressors and their bodies function more peacefully.

Next week I will post part 2 of this blog. But for now, try praying in tongues for twenty minutes either when you go to bed or get up in the morning. I encourage you to observe the changes in your life.

If you don’t have the gift of tongues. Contact me through this blog and I will pray with you.

Abundant blessings,


Part 2 – Crown of Thorns: Love and Dignity

Crown of Thorns – flickr commons

In a previous post, I shared my vision of seeing and receiving my Crown of Thorns. At that time Father God had given me a spiritual tool to help me endure life’s challenges without feeling a desire to give up. My Crown of Thorns enables me to keep moving into creation, life, and light. It reminds me that I am loved and am not alone.

Since then Father has also revealed a good deal more about the significance of the crown and how, at His crucifixion, instead of mocking the Christ, it was actually one of His highest honors. So too can it be for each of us as well.

First, Christ went to the cross out of love for us. He went to restore us to full relationship with Father God.

Second, any mockery from the Liar toward Christ that came through His executioners was foiled by God’s love for us and by the truth that indeed Christ is King.

Christ’s Love for Us

Christ – to my way of looking at it – went to the cross entirely out of love for the children of God. It was out of love for all persons that empowered the Christ to say, “Father forgive them for they know not what they’re doing.” Christ loved even His persecutors, so much so that He forgave them.

The purpose of Christ’s sacrifice was not – first and foremost – to save us from our sins. For me to think so, I would actually be living in a spirit of fear – fear of hell and damnation. If there is anything to fear it would be separation from God. If you know anything about my life story, separation from God was not what I wanted.

Christ’s sacrificial gift is a gift of life. It is a gift of restoration allowing to move us back into deep, personal relationship with God the Father. The sin issue is minor when compared to our full and complete restoration into relationship.

Christ’s example is a love that we know almost nothing of here in this world. We live in an eye for an eye culture that demands vengeance and retribution instead of forgiveness. In our human condition, we prize justice instead of righteousness. I am convinced that most of us don’t even know what justice and righteous actually are. Most of us in this world seem to believe in a resolution of violence, however mild or severe as if they will solve our problem and make the world a better place. Personally, I’m not convinced that any of us even know what that so-called better place would look like. We’re so profoundly governed by our own self-interests which affect our grasp of these concepts.

Christ as King

In a way, it’s funny how often the Liar tries to mock Christ, God, or the Holy Spirit because he reminds me so much of Wiley Coyote from the Warner Brothers cartoons. Everything that the coyote tries in order to catch the Roadrunner literally backfires on him. That, of course, is what’s so funny in the cartoon and the unmatched futility of both the coyote and the Liar are what amuses me. Mocking God however is not a laughing matter even for the Liar.

At Jesus’ crucifixion, I’m guessing that the Liar thought that he had won. After all, he was killing the Christ, the very Son of God, whom he knew full well had come to save the world. But as it is stated in C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, the White Witch had forgotten the deep magic.

So it was that the Liar lead the Roman executioners to mock the Christ with a crown of thorns instead of giving Him the usual gold crown of laurel or oak leaves. Both were traditional in those days.

I firmly believe that Christ wore His crown of thorns joyfully, maybe even with modest pride. That crown spoke truthfully of His Kingship. I’d like to believe that angels by the thousands were singing songs of praise and honor to Him, and perhaps He heard them.

I’ve come to see more in my own Crown of Thorns. For me, my Crown of Thorns is far more than just a wondrous tool that helps me to endure hardship. It is indeed a celebration of my own son-ship as a prince of the heavenly realms – one among billions. My Crown of Thorns reminds me of and reinforces my own identity in Christ, my Lord, and my Brother.

Lew Curtiss is a facilitator and artist with NW Ekklesia. To read more of his story click on the link here; http://nwekklesia.com/artists/lew-curtiss/