The East seeks God in the self and seeks escape from the distractions of the outer world.

Yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki cannot be viewed as only being of benefit at the physical and emotional levels. Of their very nature, they draw a person into the spiritual realm.

"(These practices and techniques) rely not only on physical movement but engage a person in entering into an altered state of consciousness. Their powers derive from engagement with the spiritual world." _ Bishop Julian Porteous
When we "alter our state of consciousness" by practicing meditation and techniques linked to false eastern religions, we open our minds to demonic influences which can change our beliefs... and give us psychic powers common to Yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki.

And where do these psychic powers come from?
They come from the Devil.
“And no wonder,
for even Satan masquerades as an angel of light.”
(2 Corinthians 11:14)

Bethlehem, PA (2016) _ One night after a healing Mass, I noticed a young woman lying on the floor with a small group of people around her. When I saw her body shaking, I knew it was an evil spirit manifesting. I joined the group and attempted to drive out the evil spirit -- but what had worked in the past was not working here.

Finally... I turned to Jesus and asked for wisdom. He immediately answered, "Baptismal Promises." I spoke these words aloud, and the monsignor who was with us did the "Renewal of Baptismal Promises" with holy water. And this set the woman free.

After the deliverance, the woman told us that she had been a "Reiki Master." [Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist (i.e., Reiki Master) can "channel energy" (i.e., demonic power) into the patient "by means of touch," to activate the natural healing processes of the body, and restore physical and emotional well-being.] The practice of Reiki had to be renounced before the young woman could be delivered!

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A Personal Renewal of Baptismal Promises
Through the Paschal Mystery I have been buried with Christ in Baptism, that I may walk with Him in newness of life. And so, I now renew the promises of holy Baptism, which I once renounced Satan and his works, and promised to serve God in the holy Catholic Church.

And so I declare:

- I renounce sin, so as to live in the freedom of the children of God.
- I renounce the lure of evil, so that sin may have no mastery over me.
- I renounce Satan, the author and prince of sin.
- I renounce Satan, and all his works.
- I renounce Satan, and all evil spirits.
- I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
- I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered death and was buried, rose again from the dead and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
- I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

May almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given me new birth by water and the Holy Spirit and bestowed on me forgiveness of my sins, keep me by his grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord, for eternal life.

(Sprinkle yourself with holy water.)


For More:
"Yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki: A Guide for Christians," by Br. Max Sculley DLS