LTRP Note: Prior to posting this Letter to the Editor, we checked out the NAMI website and discovered the promotion of Yoga, Reiki, and many other New Age type meditation practices. This organization offers classes to many groups: teens, children, veterans, etc. Another example of how mysticism has become widespread and how even many Christians are not recognizing it.
Hello Lighthouse Trails:
I always enjoy your articles and wanted to add that mysticism is indeed everywhere. I recently dropped out of a class [called Peer to Peer], which NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offered, because a large part of the class centered on mindfulness, a Buddhist practice. I found there was no way that I could escape this, especially since half of the class claimed to be Christian, even one of the facilitators.
My antennae went up the moment I heard it mentioned in the first class- we did not do it in that class. It was a promise for ‘later’ and I researched it. I hoped that I could defer my way out but no, they make you participate whether you want to or not. This is a very ‘PC’ organization so I cannot decide if I am or am not surprised at this. I probably should not be.
Thank you for your wonderful articles. They are a light to help guide in this dark world. (Of course the real light being Jesus and the Bible!) I appreciate the work that discernment ministries are doing. Please know that I keep you all in prayer, as financial support is often not in my reach.