Markings on Ellen G. White's Writings -- "Life
Ellen G. White (November 26, 1827-July 16, 1915),
known to Seventh-day Adventists as "God's Messenger"
or "God's Prophet," used New Age/occult terminology
and taught New Age doctrine via some of the pages of
her voluminous published works.
For the sake of brevity I did not cite all the
many passages in which Mrs. Ellen G. White used the term, "life forces." (Be aware that she repeated the same passages about "life forces"
in various publications.) Below are selected citations from Mrs. White's complete
published works found at http://www.whiteestate.org. [Quotations are used in accordance with
the Fair Use Copyright Law. Bold emphasis added]
Ellen G. White Taught Some of
the Same Doctrines as Occult Healers
read the citations below, notice that Mrs. Ellen G.
White agreed with the doctrines a Reiki Master
Teacher espouses regarding the role of "life force":
life force energy = good health
supply of life force energy = poor health
Quote from the Reiki Master Teacher's website:
Many people are practicing techniques to improve
their health such as meditation, exercise and
improved diet. As this is done, a deeper
awareness often develops concerning the flow of
subtle energies in and around the body and the
connection between these subtle energies and
one's health. This developing awareness
validates the ancient idea that strong life force energy
contributes to good health. Conversely a
diminished supply of
energy can contribute to illness. The existence
force energy, and
the necessity for it to flow freely in and
around one's body to maintain health, has been
studied and acknowledged by health care
practitioners and scientists. [bold emphasis
by Ellen. G. White:
The relation that exists between the mind and
the body is very intimate. When one is affected,
the other sympathizes. The condition of the mind
affects the health to a far greater degree than
many realize. Many of the diseases from which
men suffer are the result of mental depression.
Grief, anxiety, discontent, remorse, guilt,
distrust, all tend to break down the life forces
and to invite decay and death.
The continued use of these nerve irritants is
followed by headache, wakefulness, palpitation
of the heart, indigestion, trembling, and many
other evils; for they wear away the life
Of all men in
the world, the physician and the minister should
have strictly temperate habits. The welfare of
society demands total abstinence of them, for
their influence is constantly telling for or
against moral reform and the improvement of
society. It is willful sin in them to be
ignorant of the laws of health or indifferent to
them, for they are looked up to as wise above
other men. This is especially true of the
physician, who is entrusted with human life. He
is expected to indulge in no habit that will weaken the life forces. . . .
G. White also agreed with the Reiki Master Teacher's
assessment that stress weakens and diminishes life force energy
Stress weakens and
diminishes the flow of life force energy.
Ellen G. White:
anxiety, care, and worry crush and wear out the
Quote from the Reiki Master Teacher's website:
If our life
force is low or blocked, we are more likely to
become ill, but if it is high and free flowing,
we more easily maintain health and a feeling of
well-being. One thing that disrupts and
weakens the flow of life force energy is stress.
Stress is often caused by conflicting thoughts
and feelings that get lodged in one's subtle
energy system. (6)
also activate our fears and cause our life force
energy to diminish. When this happens we
weaken our ability to respond to fear
appropriately and to transform it.
Quote by Ellen G. White:
The love which
Christ diffuses through the whole being is a
vitalizing power. Every vital part--the brain,
the heart, the nerves--it touches with healing.
By it the highest energies of the being are
roused to activity. It frees the soul
from the guilt and sorrow, the anxiety and care,
that crush the life forces. With it come
serenity and composure. It implants in the soul
joy that nothing earthly can destroy--joy in the
Holy Spirit--health-giving, life-giving joy (The
Ministry of Healing, p. 115). (7)
Reach World's Standards.--There are many
whose hearts are aching under a load of care
because they seek to reach the world's standard.
They have chosen its service, accepted its
perplexities, adopted its customs. Thus their
character is marred, and their life made a
weariness. In order to gratify ambition and
worldly desires, they wound the conscience and
bring upon themselves an additional burden of
remorse. The continual worry is wearing out
the life forces.
New Agers/Occultists teach
that Life Force gives and sustains life and holds the universe
together. What does
the Bible say?
Who Holds the Universe Together--God or Life Force?
and (2) What
is Reiki and How Does It Heal?
by Laurelle Shanti Gaia http://web.archive.org/web/20080114090600/http://www.reikiclasses.com/retreat.htm
Counsels on Health (1923), page
344, paragraph 1
Counsels on Diet and Foods (1938), page
424, paragraph 3 http://www.egwtext.WhiteEstate.org/cgi-bin/egw2html?C=12558093&K=022323082510804111
Counsels on Health (1923), page 322, paragraph 1
(6) What is Reiki
and How Does It Heal?
by Laurelle Shanti Gaia
(7) The Ministry of Healing (1905),
page 115, paragraph 3
(8) Mind, Character, and Personality
Volume 2 (1977), page 470, paragraph 3
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