I was born in Dallas and grew up in Arlington, Texas and became a believer in the One True God and His Messiah when I was a teenager but because my family wasn’t active in the church, I did not start to mature as a believer until the early part of the 21st century. It was at this time that I started going to church regularly and was baptized at Canyon Lake in New Braunfels, Texas. It was also at this time that I rekindled my desire to become a writer and started emailing devotionals to people on my email list. Many liked them and felt more challenged than bible scholars who spend many years studying theology in school while others were annoyed by the emails. In 2011, someone told me about blogging so now I don’t have to be as annoying. All I have to do is share my posts on social media and be as creative as possible to entice people to read my blog.
It was also during the first decade of the 21st century that I became disillusioned with the established churches and all the division which led me to try to figure out who I was. I became very confused to the point of being hospitalized and diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. It was actually a therapist in a mental institution who told me about WordPress. Also at this time I begin to read about the world of holistic, or alternative medicine. Even though I never have seen a Holistic Practitioner, I read so much about various conditions that I have a basic understanding that many of life’s ailments are all spiritual in nature.
That being said, holistic means “treating the whole person” as opposed to treating individual symptoms which is common in western culture. All that aside, once I discovered the mind-body-spirit connection, conventional medicines no longer had any effect on me and I was eventually weaned off as I went into remission simply by practicing mindful meditation, positive affirmations, individual cognitive behavior therapy, and facing my fears. Any depression and paranoia that caused me to become diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder eventually went away over time.
While many Christians are skeptical of some of the healing techniques that I came across as they have their origins in eastern religions such as Buddhism, I never meditated on any of those gods. My meditation was centered around the person of God as manifested in His Son and by being led by the Holy Spirit to apply the spiritual applications of the Bible to my life. Much of what I learned about conditions have overflowed into a freelance writing career which is slowly building as I step out in faith and pursue my dreams that I set out to accomplish so long ago. This blog is all about that journey and I invite you to join me on it. Who knows? One day I will write my tell-all book.
Thank you and God Bless,
E Bishop Wooten