Marcia Montenegro, a former professional astrologer for 8 years and teacher of astrology; a former practitioner for many years of Eastern-type meditation and beliefs, and who engaged in various occult practices such as having a spirit guide and doing astral travel tells about how she came to know the ONE TRUE living God, JESUS!
Spirit guides, meditation, astrology, the "higher Self," raising the kundalini, developing psychic abilities, praying to gurus, astral travel, numerology, Tarot cards, contacting the dead, hanging out with witches, Sufis, followers of Muktananda, Rajneesh, Sai Baba, Maharaji, -- all these and more were part of Marcia’s journey. How did she get on this path?
You will hear about all that and so much more on today’s podcast. You guys, I am so inspired by this lady. She is reaching so many people in a world where new age, spirit guides, and mediation is popular.
It all started when she grew up with an agnostic father and a nominally Christian mother. She and her sister had to attend church because their mother thought that children should go to church, although she did not always go. She started a serious spiritual search and journey at the end of high school.
That journey continued through college where she had paranormal experiences, made friends with someone who said she saw auras, and attended spiritualist meetings where the ministers claimed to receive messages from the dead.
One bright sunny Florida afternoon, as she rested on my bed fully awake with eyes partly closed, she felt herself floating. She opened her eyes and was stunned to see her body on the bed below her as she hovered near the ceiling. She thought she had died. The shock slammed her back into her body in an almost painful way. This was her first out-of-body experience and she had no idea what it was or that it even had a name. She told no one about it.
In an Inner Light Consciousness class, she was introduced to her "spiritual master" during a guided visualization. This guide, a spirit being, looked kind and wise. She felt his presence with her and sometimes saw him in dreams and meditations. She also had unpleasant, scary and weird experiences and visitations, once seeing a tall hooded figure in dark robes looking at my body in the bed as I hovered out-of-body nearby. Although extremely frightened by this apparition, she rationalized it by telling herself that she was being tested. Later she realized she had been surrounded by fallen angels, what the Bible calls demons!
Later, her studies took her on many paths -- Tibetan, Hindu and Zen meditation and philosophy, spirit contact, a bit of palm reading, numerology, psychic development, and past life regression. Reincarnation seemed to answer questions to where she had thought she had actually experienced of what she thought were memories of past lives.
Then one day, out of the blue, she had an unexplained compulsion to go to a church! Since she hated Christianity, churches and Christians by now, this made her very angry. She first ignored this compulsion, then resisted it, and then, after struggling against it for awhile, she decided to give in, hoping that it would all go away. She through to herself, “It was probably from one of my former lives as a Christian priest or monk”, as she reasoned it out.
In the opening minutes of a service in a large church in downtown Atlanta, Marcia states, “I felt a love I had never known wash down over and through me, so powerfully that I started quietly crying. It felt as if a water fall was washing over me! I knew this love was from God, not from the music, the people, or the place”.
I’m not gonna lie, this is one of the most powerful podcast I have ever done! You’ve got to hear all of her story. This is part one and next week you will hear part two of how she soon began to discover that New Age had made it’s way into several churches and they didn’t even know it! Stay tuned!
If you’d like to get in touch with Marcia or know more about her story, you can go to her website: http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/AboutCANA_SpiritualJourney.html
Or reach out to her on FB: https://www.facebook.com/FormerNewAger
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