An employee at the supernatural establishment tells us, Maria wanted info on 4 or 5 energy crystals, including amethyst and cactus quartz.
Amethyst is supposedly used for calming, and cactus quartz for communication. Both stones bring positive energy into your life -- ALLEGEDLY.
Maria also jawboned with the psychic in a back room, where the two discussed personal "life stuff."
I'm fascinated when I see Catholics who appear ignorant of the properties that exist in the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ.
I'm actually blown away by it.
I'll be the first to admit that the substance of my communications need polishing, I'm in need of serenity or some zipideedooda, but I am at least conscience of where the supplies to replenish my animus exist. I am more conscience of the supply and my need to replenish as I am food and water.
And truly, when we live this way, the supply stays within earshot to guide us from saying or doing foolish things. The supply, quite literally, speaks to us. Warns. Shouts when we are are too wound up in our infirmities to hear the gentle guidance.
How does a Catholic ever get to a point where they would even cross the threshold of store that warehouses a psychic and widgets that emanate spiritual power without asking themselves who the author of that power is...and run like hell?
When someone sets up a store to sell pebbles that claim to be animated with powers, are people so gullible they don't even ask how the pebbles work?
Even if one were invincibly ignorant about the two sources of such power, angelic and demonic, wouldn't one at least even try to figure out if the gypsies were scamming you?
Even in my worst days of rebellion, I retained enough instincts for self-preservation not to buy magical rocks.
I'm astounded when Catholics are ignorant of where demons congregate and how they operate. How do you get to the point in your life where the people around you would let you swim in the dung?
If a picture ever posted of me coming out of one of these stores, my phone would start ringing. I'd have emails from friends, fellow practicing Catholics, priests. They would be reminding me of the spiritual dangers inherent. There would be less commotion in my life if I were eyeballing crack pipes!
I don't understand how a practicing Catholic, especially a public personality like Shriver, could find herself giddy over magical rocks and gypsies.
Earlier this week, two demoniacs approached Christ as he was moseying down to Gadarenes. The Scriptures tell us they were so savage that nobody could even travel by the road. Christ dispensed with them, but 99.9% of the time, we are unaware of their presence and treachery. If we are living our lives for the sole purpose of maintaining a state of grace and we have our own behavior under the microscope, we eventually feel the presence of their animus and we drive it out with the Sacraments.
Let me tell you something with 100% certainty: Any locus selling or featuring magical stones or clairvoyant persons who claim to see the future or past or the dead, the demons are congregating and looking for a sucker.
Accordingly, stay away from these places.
I make the sign of the cross as I pass them. Prayerfully denounce the power of demons and pray for the souls who are imprisoned by them, the suckers whom they will attract, tempt, play with and torment. And while I'm at it, I pray for priests and Bishops who watch them and do and say nothing.