Welcome to Heaven & Healing Podcast.
Formerly known as Moon and Back Podcast, this was once a place of astrology, yoga, new age spirituality and self-healing.
In October 2021, I opened my heart to Jesus Christ and accepted Him as my Lord and Savior later that year. By December, I was convicted by the Holy Spirit to rebrand my podcast and denounce new age spirituality as I officially declared my identity in Christianity.
On February 22, 2022, Heaven & Healing was officially born.
On Heaven & Healing, I share testimonies from others who have been saved by Christ - from other former new agers, to former witches, former addicts, former atheists and so much more. I also bring on Biblical scholars to share knowledge of the history, context, and meaning of Scripture. Additionally discussed are experiences from my own life, political commentary and cultural discourse as it all relates to God and His Word.
For any believer or non-believer, this podcast is for you, in Jesus’ name.
ONE YEAR WITH JESUS: New Age to New Life
Welcome back to Heaven & Healing Podcast — the first episode of 2023! This is my special “One Year with Jesus” anniversary episode where I share the synopsis of my testimony for anyone who hasn’t heard it before and from there reflect on what my first full year walking with the Lord has been like.
The episode starts with the background context of where I’m coming from: New Age spirituality, obsessed with ‘self-healing’ modalities such as tarot, astrology, yoga, reiki, crystal healing and more. I discuss how even though I spent nearly a decade entrenched in those things, there was never true, substantial healing — only bouts of relief that would eventually perpetuate more patterns of bad behavior, anxiety and chronic depression.
I was 27 years old, curled up on my kitchen floor ready to end my life when I called out to Jesus Christ for the first time in September 2021. By late December 2021, after straddling the fence of “New Age Christianity” for several months, I finally laid my life before the Lord’s feet in conviction of the Holy Spirit and, by the grace of God, surrendered faith to Jesus Christ entirely.
Christ healed my relationship anxiety, my ongoing depression, my lustful tendencies and my bondage to demonic deception of NA.
A year later, I continue to be sanctified by God’s peace that surpasses all understanding.
In this episode, I share what it was like with my NA circle after I came to know Jesus, how my mom’s salvation followed my own, give a look into my relationship with my fiancé before and after his experience finally coming-to-Christ, reflect on the difference in how I handle struggles before I knew Jesus vs. now, share some things I am accused of with maintaining my platform, praise God for the opportunities He has given me to glorify Himself, discuss the way God has both humbled my theology and allowed me to embrace my freedom in Christ post-NA where I was afraid of demonic deception.
There’s a special message for unbelievers at the end that I pray God will use to reach ears to listen.
Finally, I conclude with an important announcement regarding future exclusive content.
Thanks for the support this year. All glory to God!
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THE TRUTH ABOUT YOGA
The long awaited Heaven & Healing episode 17: The Truth About Yoga is finally here!
First and foremost, thank you so much for your patience with me as my transition moving from Pennsylvania to Tennessee has presented me with more challenges than anticipated, particularly with the set up of my new studio.
I want to preface this by saying THANK YOU for your donations. Thanks to you, the set up you see here - from desk, to chair, to lighting to background props was made possible due to your generosity. That being said, there is still much work to be done with this space. You can clearly hear the echo in this episode (which made me doubt if I should even post it at this time) and although I purchased and installed many soundproof panels for the walls, they all literally fell off within the first hour — hence, echo. I apologize for that. I am working on it.
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In this conversation, I dive deep into the history, definitive context, and pagan-dominant roots of yoga. The research I share with you in this episode really goes to show how the yoga practice is intrinsically curated for the purposes of both self-salvation and worship of Hindu gods, and therefore cannot be seen as separate from these objective truths regardless of the yogi’s subjective intent to practice.
Of all New Age/mindfulness/occultist (whatever you want to call it) practices, yoga is the one thing that I get the most push back from from Christians and non-Christians alike, claiming that yoga is totally experiential and simply innocuous stretching — so this episode is to educate Christians especially on this topic, so that moving forward, an informed decision can be made within the context of the yoga practice: does it truly bring glory to God to abide in a pagan vine that can never produce holy fruit?
I discuss the history, definitions, design and spiritual context surrounding the yoga practice, explaining why/how it is a physical divination practice and supplement Scripture as the testament to that truth, breakdown the difference between yoga and stretching, and present some alternative modalities of exercise.
As promised, all sources can be found here in the show notes. Don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating, written review and subscribe to H&H if you haven’t already!
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+Christopher Wallis, Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition (Audible Audiobook Edition, 2016), ch. 100, 12:47:08
+James Mallinson, The Khecarividya of Adinatha: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of an Early Text of Hathayoga, (New York: Routledge, 2008), p. 186, note 129
+David White, The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012), pp. 236-237
Psychic Mediums Talk to DEMONS, Not the Dead | with Jenn Nizza
In this episode of Heaven & Healing Podcast, I speak with an ex-psychic medium, Jenn Nizza Hofacker. Jenn had a very successful career in psychic mediumship before crying out to Jesus Christ in a moment of desperation. After that moment, everything changed for her — she went to church, felt the conviction of the Holy Spirit and are home to read what the Bible says about psychic mediumship only to find that it is an abominable sin worthy of death in the sight of the Lord and that there is absolutely nothing in Scripture to support connection or communion with deceased loved ones.
Jenn has since dedicated her life’s work to Christ and the integrity of Scripture, exposing the demonic deception of psychic mediumship and other occultist practices. She has published two books, From Psychic to Saved & Out of the New Age and Into the Truth and has an online ministry where she shares the very real dangers of psychic consultation.
In this conversation, Jenn shares her testimony of how she came to know Christ and from there we unpack the truth about psychic mediums — how it is not our departed friends and family they receive their esoteric knowledge from, but rather demons in disguise.
We talk about how the devil is a liar, how he and his demonic minions want to destroy us, and how cunningly crafty they are at posing as grandma or uncle Joe or your childhood friend when you visit a psychic medium, deceiving both you AND psychic with the grave consequence of leading you away from Jesus, God and the Holy Bible — thus, guiding you toward eternal condemnation.
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Gay Stripper Saved by Jesus | with Samuel Perez
In this episode, I interview Samuel Perez, “a former gay stripper turned whole hearted follower of Jesus. After being involved In the homosexual lifestyle and experiencing severe depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts; Samuel turned to God.
With open and extended arms, God's saving and transformational grace allowed for a complete change in his identity and purpose. Samuel's mission is to preach his testimony and experiences of his life in the LGBTQ community, to believers and non-believers. Hoping to inspire others that the love of God is transformational and correcting. His vision includes educating the church on those who struggle with same-sex attraction, and proper biblical interpretation and helping those whom struggle with SSA find comfort and encouragement towards an all encompassing and consuming love in Jesus Christ.” (Excerpt from Samuel’s website)
I ask some of the questions all of us have as believers (and even as non-believers) when it comes to homosexuality as it relates to Scripture, and Samuel does an excellent job breaking down some heretical issues within the church surrounding this culturally inflamed topic, and offers approachable solutions to how we, as the body of Christ, can share God’s Word in truth and love with members of the LGBTQ community.
While Scripture teaches that homosexual acts are sinful, these Bible verses aren't about condemning homosexuals, gays, lesbians, or transgender people. Rather, they are God's loving warning and offering of grace for those who have strayed from His will for sex.
We live in a fallen world with a fallen nature, but in Christ, we can be new creations.
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Should We Fear the Devil?
In this episode, I talk about how when New Agers specifically begin our walk with Christ, we tend to approach the world with kid-gloves because we have PTSD from the horrific deception we were spellbound by in NA and are terrified of the devil tricking us again, especially because we have finally received the true fulfillment we had been in a futile search for before surrendering to Jesus. Because of that, we tend to over-credit Satan and give him way too much clout that he does not deserve. As believers in Christ — as children of God — we should not overestimate the devil in this way.
By the same token, I discuss how Scripture says that Satan does indeed blind the minds of unbelievers. Therefore, while believers should not underestimate the devil… un-believers should certainly not underestimate him. Un-believers need to be made consciously aware of Satan’s wickedness, snares, deceit and malignancy. More importantly, they need to be made aware of the Good News — Jesus loves them unconditionally and can redeem them from the Evil ONe.
Additionally, I speak on how when we constantly shift the blame for all haphazards, wrongdoings and negativity in life, we lack taking responsibility for our own infallible nature. The Bible tells us that our fleshly desires wage war against our soul and that the wages of sin are death. This speaks volumes to the powerful nature of sin and temptation. More often than not, it’s not the devil messing us up — it’s us submitting to the flesh. While Satan certainly cheers on your destructions, he is not always the inherent cause of them.
The punchline of this episode is this: GOD IS SOVEREIGN OVER SATAN. The devil DOES NOT have unlimited power as God does. He cannot do anything outside of the boundaries God has set in place for him; he cannot wreak havoc on anything without God’s providence. Ultimately, Satan is God's subordinate, not His opposite equal.
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1 Corinthians 6:11
2 Corinthians 5:17
2 Timothy 1:7
1 Peter 5:8
1 Peter 2:11
1 Corinthians 15:43-44
1 Corinthians 10:13
2 Thessalonians 3:3
1 John 3:8
1 John 5:18
1 Kings 8:39
2 Corinthians 2:14
Neutrality is a Myth | with Jeremiah Roberts and Andrew Soncrant
In episode 13 of Heaven & Healing Podcast “Neutrality is a Myth” I have a great talk with my dear brothers in Christ, Jeremiah Andrews and Andrew Soncrant — the brilliant minds behind the The Cultish Show @thecultishshow !
Most of the time Jeremiah and Andrew are are hosting a conversation — this time, they are being hosted, and it will definitely make you wish they were more often! Hearing these two speak never fails to blow my mind. Praise God for how He is using Jeremiah and Andrew as the true hands and feet of Christ.
We start this conversation off by sharing both Jeremiah and Andrew’s individual testimonies of how they each came to know Jesus, and then dive into the birth-story of their podcast Cultish. From there, we get into a lengthy discussion all about how neutrality is a myth, covering different apologetic subjects all ultimately within the realm of relativism. We talk abut agnostics, new age-ism, secularism, and other religions — how these varied worldviews, as the antithesis of Christianity, are all either entirely self-refuting in their beliefs/claims or simply borrow from the Christian worldview to make their case.
For Christians, this is a helpful episode to take note of those questions/ideologies that the unbelievers, apostates, spiritualists or “indifferent” people in your life may challenge you with regarding your faith.
FOR those unbelievers, apostates, spiritualists and “indifferent” folk, this would be a great episode for you to listen to with a willingness to be wrong and to learn new things.
The truth is, everyone looks at life from a religious bias, in terms of what or who has the ultimate authority (God, man, reason, nature, etc). Even atheists are not neutral because their policy is determined on the presupposition that there is no God.
There IS no neutrality in anything. Especially with Christ.
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If you haven’t checked it out already, be sure to go listen to or watch part one and two of “Why I Left Astrology” on The Cultish Show for my coming-to-Christ testimony and for more dialogue between the three of us!
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