The main task of a Christian psychotherapist is to help a person overcome pride and find humility. Pride is the source of fear. Fear breeds anger, vices, despondency and laziness. Humility is the cure for pride.
Religion is resignation to the divine providence. Having resigned to the divine providence, a man gains the strength to overcome dejection and to start seeking benefit and meaning in everything that happens to him. Having resigned to the divine providence, a man recognizes God’s laws and authority and starts obeying them, which allows him to experience divine grace, luck and miracle.
The world was created in six days, and a psychotherapist can completely change a person's personality in six days, completely overloading his philosophy, replacing illusions with reality, lies with truth. Truth is an antibiotic that kills the disease of lies. Shock course of truth for 6 days completely cures a person from lies and illusions. Along with lies go fears, pain, suffering, sins and vices.
Humility, hope, faith, and love are the chief weapons against fear. Victory over fear is necessary for you. Fear begets the devil ...anger, despondency, pain and suffering, and through them greed for vices. The devil himself is a lie, and his chief weapon is fear.
Joy of vices is a joy with tremendous hangover and personal degradation. Joy of virtues is just as joyful, but with no hangover and more healthy one. It's like cheap moonshine and a chic expensive cognac.
A neurotic is the same sinner who lives in hell during his lifetime. For two thousand years the Church has been treating neurotics with the following instruments and entities – God, hope, repentance, faith, love, compassion, consolation, truth, reason and education, creation and work, order, a collective of virtuous people. The Church will save sinners from the devil and eternal suffering.
If God leaves you, you will be plunged into darkness. How to kill God? - Easily God kills lies, hubris, despondency, the absence of love, faith and hope. Killing God, you're killing Genesis and there is only oblivion ...and nothing ...and illusion.
Judge not, lest ye be judged, this will save you from laziness, apathy, and depression. When an idealist judges reality, it always fails to live up to his ideal, fails to live up to his expectations and shatters his illusions. A mismatch between expectations of reality cause cognitive dissonance and 1000 of his sins and vices.
Despondency and passion are one and the same. The only difference between them is which side of the barricades watching. In fact, despondency is greed. In the absence of faith man is not ready to achieve beauty and so turns into darkness.
Main symptoms: anxiety, turbulence, shifts from activity to apathy, insomnia or sleep problems, differentiating oneself from others, thought about one’s own exclusiveness, the patient’s despise for those he considers inferior or more stupid than himself, immersion into pseudo-mystic reasoning, mistrustfulness, suspiciousness and aggressiveness. Hallucinations are possible.
The disease may aggravate one’s greed, unhealthy curiosity, cruelty, dejection or viciousness. Mood swings from bitter to bitterly amiable viciousness are possible. One may be now extremely friendly, now increasingly aggressive.
The person suffering from the sin of pridefulness, considering himself the smartest one, is inclined to consider only his own opinion and opinion of those who agree with him to be right.
And if he doesn’t have his own opinion, he will “invert” the opinions of those who are lower than him, taking the opposite decision for the truth. He is told white, he automatically repeats- black. Exceptions are trustworthy sources of information. i.e. those which always supported his point of view before.
The truth is like fire. Both a small fire and a big fire are the truth. That's why they say people are all equal in the sight of god/ People are people of the truth. People of lies are those who doesn't exist.
Christians must always remember that the devil is fear and fortuity. Consequently, if your soul is overfilled with fears and your life with fortuities, it means demons defeated you. Your spirit and faith are weak and your fear points to your obsession with demons and lies.
God is truth and light. The Devil is lie and darkness. Lie engenders fear, anger, avarice, greed, arrogance and so on. Vices engender diseases and sufferings. If you want to get rid of sufferings, treat them with God. Truth is a cure for lie and darkness flees from light in fear.
It is bad not to hope because an absence of hope is harmful. Hoping for one thing is also the sin of idolatry and it will fall short too. God is everything, that’s why you should hope for everything at a time, understanding that you will not obtain everything.
You know and you do nothing? In that case, you do not know. Truth engenders faith, and faith is the greatest source of strength in this world. You are a liar – you know only the shape but you have no unity outside and inside you. Superficial knowledge is lie.