“Seek and ye’ shall find”...
I promised someone very special to me to share this story one day to help others suffering, mentally, physically and or spiritually in life.
I truly hope my testimony, somehow helps you find the path back to the way, the truth and the LIGHT.
Everyone’s QUEST in life takes them on a different path, but at 33 years old, as the owner of a successful martial arts event business called ‘Grapplers Quest’ (GrapplersQuest.com) with the wind in my sails, personally and professionally, my life at skin-deep levels to the outside world was outstanding. Inside anger, frustration, darkness, revenge and sadness ravaged my thoughts, obsessively, as if someone or something inside me was trying to destroy me.
Everyone has unseen challenges, but my challenges included undiagnosed “brain damage” which was destroying my family, friendships, marriage, life, and business, all at once. A severe back breaking injury and repeated concussion syndrome were the likely cause of the brain damage, but when I couldn’t be in a room with more than a few people, after years of being in rooms of thousands, I accepted something was truly wrong.
The journey back to heal my mind, body and soul began at the bottom “of the top” and one night I heard something that I could never forget, I remembered it word for word. This message started me on the journey back to God, but it was a strange, unnerving and mysterious message that opened my eyes to seek the TRUTH like my soul depended on it.
Here’s where it all began, “More Was Never Enough” by Brian Cimins…
Why should we talk about our weaknesses? There are many reasons we should share our weaknesses, first, to help us become aware of them, so we can start the process of improving and ultimately to get past them. Everyone has weaknesses and the man or woman who says, “I have no weakness”, proves they do by not being able to admit they do struggle with something in life. We can learn from our mistakes and improve our frame of mind. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.”
Properly framing our mindset and awareness filled with loving kindness and helping others allows us to experience less suffering. Secondly, we can become an inspiration to others suffering, we can be the example of the “light at the end of the tunnel” so many speak of, but seldom come across in life. Someone can look at us and say, “if they recovered, so can I”.
I witnessed too many promoters, fighters and friends of friends commit suicide and when I started experiencing severe side effects of depression, sleep disorder, mood changes, memory loss and other PTSD-like symptoms from “minor brain damage”, after years of “seeking” on my own, I finally surrendered and fully turned to God.
My focus to heal my relationship with God was paramount and then miraculously, my brain, body, spirit and family started healing in my life. My business success wasn’t first for the first time in my life, God was finally first, and everything else worked itself out. “He restores my soul”. Everything changed for the better and all of the right people came into my life and as the years went on all of the right doctors, mentors and people made in the image of God started appearing in my life.
Finally, 2nd Corinthians Chapter 12, Verse 9 reads, “therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me”. When we are able to speak about our weaknesses, we are glorifying God and helping others along the way. That’s certainly enough for me and anyone else suffering with ANY affliction on this planet. Please FOCUS on your relationship with God first…
Here’s one of my many testimonials for the Glory of Jesus Christ…
Back in the Winter of 2015, I never thought playing air hockey with my son in my parent’s basement would change my life, but it did.
Well, in reality, God changed my life and left some bread crumbs for me to find the way out of darkness. Playing video games and table games with my son and daughter has been a wonderful pastime. As children sometimes do, Logan started hitting too hard and all of a sudden, the puck went flying off the table rattling into my Dad’s library size bookcase. It landed behind a forty-seven year old wedding picture of theirs.
Glancing at the old, stained and beat up photo, I thought of how long and beautifully my parent’s loved each other. I thought about how many trials and tribulations that they faced, that I never even knew about. I thought about how much they loved us and just how very strong, amazing parents Paul and Phyllis Cimins truly were and are today.
Seeing behind their smile, I realized they too also faced challenging times, wars and rumors of wars, gas price hikes and shortages, a President assassination, Cuban Missle Crisis, Cold War with Russia, business challenges, financial loss, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes and more challenged than I could possibly imagine.
We were invited by the Van Hook family to come to a Night of Worship at Jacksonville Chapel (http://ChapelNJ.org) in September of 2015 and met some of the best Christian mentors, Pastors, Team Leaders, and Volunteers including the Van Hook family, who’ve been our expanded family in Christ as we grow, learn and serve others together.
At nearly forty years old, I am finally beginning to understand and even comprehend how they were also able to get through all of the trials and tribulations in life. They laid their problems, their hopes and their dreams at the feet of Jesus. My parents independent and unified faith in Jesus got them through it all. I witnessed by dad’s loyal dedication to Bible study, outreach ministry and teaching children. My father is Presbyterian and my mother was Catholic, but irregardless of their Christian Sect, they were two of the most amazing examples of Christians I’d ever met. They lived by example, not by jamming it down our throats, forced prayers, mandatory Catholic schools or any other forcible way to show me the path. They lived it and prayed to God that one day, God would give me the same gift of grace they received in life.
Glancing at the book shelf, I saw more than one hundred books in Christian study from his Children Team Leadership development programs and years of devotion to learn. I was a little embarrassed that this was my first time realizing my dad was a well studied Christian leader and teacher of the Word of God through sixty or more years of study. Back to the action…the Air Hockey puck stood on it’s side in front of the right book for me called “God’s Psychiatry” by Dr. Charles Allen, a four scripture and prayer based book which clearly lays out the “Prescription to Cure Depression”.
This version was discontinued in 1957 (newer versions are now available), but contained just four prayers and verses including The Ten Commandments (Exodus), The Lord’s Prayer (Book of Matthew), The Beatitudes and the 23rd Psalm explained in heart and soul filled detail with tons of early 19th century examples, parables and lessons in over nearly 200 pages.
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THE PATH BACK TO GOD: I’d been studying the Bible for five solid years plus eighteen years of going to church, I realized, I never really understood, even the most common prayers or verses, fully or it was memorized in my brain, but not yet written on my heart.
Learning Bible hermeneutics training with Pastor Andrew Rappaport (http://StrivingForEternity.org) showed me which Bible offers the closest translation to the original Greek and I’ve been working within the MacArthur Study Bible that Pastor Andrew gave to me nearly a year ago. His bible study and world religion courses along with Public Minister training has been an absolutely amazing addition to learn what it means to be a Christian. Check out his courses and Free Videos at: http://StrivingForEternity.org
Studying, Listening to and writing these four prayers in my heart along with the grace from God lifted an emotional dark cloud that lasted nearly half of my life. I was lost and now I am found. It finally made sense to my heart, mind and soul. From where I was to where I am now, my vow to God was, “help heal me and I’ll share it with the world”. During my Faith Community Health Partnership training and outreach, I was able to share the gospel, not just from memory, but from the heart of flesh.
The hardest thing to admit for a person suffering with a mental disorder or brain damage is to admit it’s not just physical, it’s more of a spiritual challenge and the hardest thing to face is that’s all it is in 95% of the times. None of us are perfect and if we admit our faults, our sins, turn away from our old ways and towards God, our whole life can change.
We must develop our spiritual and emotional intelligence to get through life with our soul intact. We must study the Word of God to find the path out of the darkness into the light through our faith in Jesus.
My Indiana Jones-like journeys to various continents and remote islands to “cure myself” led me to the ends of the earth and well off the path. Deuteronomy 30:4 says, “Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the LORD your God will gather you and bring you back.” No one else could have saved me, gathered me back together, brought me back and restored my soul, only God can do that. Peace of mind is a gift of grace from God through faith in Jesus Christ.
After years of treating with nearly every form of Western Medicine, Eastern Medicine and Jungle Medicine, I finally submitted to the truth. Depression was truly a spiritual illness and there is only one “doctor” who can fix us, mind, body and soul and that’s Our Lord and Savior, the one true God, Jesus Christ.
If you haven’t accepted Him into your heart, please do so today for ONLY He can truly lift the darkness that plagues too many human beings. As Psalm 23 powerfully says, “He restores my soul”, if you’ve traveled to the ends of the world and still feel empty, Jesus is waiting for you to call Him.
HEALING THE PAST: I promised to tell the world that no plant medicine, no guru, no shaman, no sound healing tone or hidden secret society has the answer, they are just distractions from the TRUTH in Jesus Christ. Endless material desires coupled with learned motivation or inspiration without the right (Holy) spirit inside can be a fleeting shallow life, but when you are living the Word of God and then match the emotional intelligence training to change your interactions with EVERYONE you meet, it will only make you a better follower of Christ. Ezekiel 36:26 says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
PARENTS: Please watch this…
THE FUTURE: As a practicing Community Faith & Health Partner with Jacksonville Chapel, I’ve been to work with Pastor Mike Bethune, one of the best trainers for outreach ministry I’ve met. Through training with the Atlantic Healthcare Hospital System, I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve into the lives of some amazing human beings this last year.
In John 13:35, Jesus Christ said, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.” Follow Him, the way, the truth and the LIFE and your whole present, future and eternity will change forever.
“God’s Prescription to defeat Depression” for me was within the 2,000 pages of the Holy Bible and getting to know Jesus through His Word. The lessons helped me find true forgiveness, helped heal my marriage, improved my role as a husband and father, helped me successfully relaunch multiple businesses and helped heal many of my human relationships and mistakes of the past. We are all prodigal children to God, He knows what you want before you ask Him, He just wants you to ask and get to know Him and serve your fellow human beings, because WE are all made in the image of God.
It has allowed me to find Christian mentors and most uplifting of all…taught me the PATH out of the tunnel of darkness is SERVING God first, then OTHERS. We must love God first, love your family second and everything else will work itself out. Pray and increase your faith every day in every way and NEVER GIVE UP. The world really needs YOU now more than ever!
AUDIO BOOK SERIES: I created this audiobook program to serve as a Chaplain Tool and serve all of the lost, forgotten, depressed and lost souls and released it FREE of charge as a YouTube based prayer tool for those in need.
No one in the world needs to buy it, all of the videos with full audio have been uploaded to YouTube for FREE, which helps those financially challenged, who need Jesus the most in hours of suffering and desperation.
For every 1,000 FREE plays or so on YouTube, someone buys it which we greatly appreciate. If you choose to do so, you can Download “God’s Prescription to Cure Depression” on iTunes, Google Play or Amazon
I’ve been using “Gods Cure for Depression” program in Chaplain visits and Life Coaching over the past few months and saw tremendous change in my new recovering friends and fellow church family members.
The smallest bit of empathy, compassion and understanding mixed with the right prayer at the right time, can change your whole life.
God’s grace is that powerful! Sometimes, the prayers become our encouragement in the toughest times can make ALL of the difference. God is THAT powerful, he truly can restore OUR souls and give us the peace of mind and heart we all seek in life.
We are planning a Crowdsourcing campaign to purchase rechargeable MP3 Players and Headphones to become FREE uplifting visit gifts loaded with tons of Bible based Audio programs to visiting patients. I remembered that while people are at the hospital, sometimes the medication they are taking affects their memory. They may not remember everything you said, but they will remember something. One of my greatest mentors in Chaplain training said, “Just share the Word of God and use a select few additional words if necessary”.
Please share these videos with people you love and on social media, they could help someone get on the path. God Bless you always and forever, even until the end of the time.
HOW TO USE “God’s Prescription to Cure Depression” Program Inspired by The Holy Bible and “God’s Psychiatry”, Produced by Brian Cimins
- Start by watching, listening and or reading PSALM 23, five times daily for seven days, it will become written in and on your heart and soul by week’s end.
Psalm Twenty Three begins
“The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil for You are with me;
Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord…forever.”
2. Step 2: Choose to make your life God centered rather than self-focused and continue to study the Bible and slowly start to Help and Serve others…
The Ten Commandments from the Holy Bible
Exodus Chapter 20 begins…
Then God spoke all these words, saying
I am the Lord Your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery
You shall have no other gods before Me
You shall not for yourself an idol or any likeness of what is in heaven or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord Your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me but showing loving kindess to thousands, to those who Love Me and keep My commandments.
You shall not take the name of the Lord Your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His Name in vain.
Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it Holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work but the seventh day is a Sabbath Day of the Lord Your God. In it, you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or female servant or your cattle of your sojourners who stays with you. For in six days, the Lord made the Heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath Day and make it Holy.
Honor Your Mother and Your Father, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord Your God gives you.
You shall not murder
You Shall not commit adultery
You shall not steal
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor
You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Step 3. Say this simple prayer once every day when you rise…”The Lord’s Prayer”:
The Lords Prayer,
Matthew Chapter Six, Verse nine begins
“Pray then , in this way
Our Father who is in heaven
Hallowed be Your Name.
Your Kingdom come
Your will be done
On Earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
As we also have forgiven our debtors
And do not lead us into temptation
But deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power
And glory forever. Amen”
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Lastly was The Beatitudes from Book of Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount by Jesus Christ
Step 4: Please fully accept and realize that you and many of us can and will suffer. Look at the Book of Job for a true example of facing adversity with faith alone. Suffering comes in all shapes and never the same for two different people. This prayer massively increased my awareness that there is blessing, even in persecution, like the prophets who were before you. I listened to this during every sunset for 30 days.
“The world knew me as a martial arts promoter for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, Grappling and Jiu Jitsu, but God helped me become a peacemaker through tremendous trials and tribulation in life. Everyone faces challenges in life, how we handle them and our relationship with God will teach us how to face adversity, how to show loving kindness, how to show compassion and increase patiences, how to master forgiveness and willingness to help others. Sometimes if we are not willing to humble ourselves and surrender to God, He will do it for you, as He did for me. My return to the top will be by God’s will alone and all the Glory of Success will be for God alone. Simply believe!” – Brian Cimins (http://BrianCimins.com)
The Book of Matthew Chapter 5, “The Beatitudes” begin
“When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up to the Mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples Came to Him. He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for their’s is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called Sons of God
Blessed are those who have persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
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Step 5: Get into a Bible based church in your area, visit them ALL and find the one that fits the best on your path to Christ
Step 6: Join a small group, an outreach ministry or family support group within your church to meet and greet with fellow Christians to mentor and befriend.
Step 7: Seek Christian mentors, theologians, Pastors and other leaders who will help guide you on the path to Jesus Christ such as the additional resources below.
ADDITIONAL VIDEO RESOURCES to Learn about Religions, Christianity and Jesus Christ:
Pastor John MacArthur, one of the mentors to MANY of my mentors
Introduction to the Major Western Religions with Andrew Rappaport
BEWARE of False Teachers and Prophets – my friend, Pastor Justin Peters is known as “SPIRITUAL BATMAN” for his heroic journey to tell the truth about “prosperity preachers”
Thank you for listening and reading and Thank You Jesus for all you’ve done for us in eternity already and for healing and empowering me to share this to the world. Please share the direct link with people who love and care about at: http://RealChristianMeditation.com
P.S. If you want to know who I promised to tell, it was Jesus Christ, the same One who found me at the bottom at the end of the earth…GLORY BE TO GOD, “He Restores My Soul”
LASTLY…because I also promised…this is a WATCHMAN WARNING AGAINST PLANT MEDICINES AYAHUASCA, HUACHUMA and other SHAMANIC “Brews for the Soul”…
If you are still reading this, THANK YOU, secondly, here’s a WARNING for all lost seekers…if anyone ever starts telling you about “opening up their third eye”, “talking to the dead” or this enlightening trip to the Jungles of Iquitos, Peru, please do not be deceived, for they have already been deceived and call to deceive others…please watch these last two videos.
The Next Two videos might seem “out of place” or strange, but I’m posting these for my brothers and sisters who still visit Shamans in the Jungles and Mountains of far off lands for “Spirit Quests”…if you truly “seek the truth”, please watch these.
Truth about Ayahuasca and plant medicines:
SATAN is the greatest deceiver and the greatest coming deception in the World would be to “meet an ALIEN”, before they appear, know it’s a DEMON…”demons” are real in unseen realms we are never supposed to visit, but many “seek the beast”, but know down to your SOUL, that all “evil entities” flee with the name of our Lord and Savior,”JESUS CHRIST”.