It took courage and humility for Aimee Benefield to share her story. For the past few years, she had been an influential face in the world of energy healing as well as an enthusiastic advocate of a popular mentoring program, 3-Key-Elements. But all that changed a couple of months ago after a sudden “wake up call”, and she is now seeking to warn her fellow Latter-day Saints about what she feels was a dangerous road of deception.
Read and listen to her full message here: http://www.warrior-events.org/free-faith-crisis-coaching-podcasts
The owner of warrior-events.org and faithfilledpreparedness.com said that after much prayer and consideration, she has decided to take down most of her self-improvement trainings and programs, which she had spent countless hours creating over the past three years. She affirmed, “I stand with the leaders of my church” and apologized for anything in her trainings/products that may not have been keeping within the doctrines taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She says that at the time, she felt that she was truly on the Lord’s errand and thought she was doing the right thing and helping people, but she now sees that she was getting slightly off course.
“I feel like I need to share my story, because I have affected a lot of people. And many of them have a lot of confusion right now, and I don’t want to be a part of that confusion. So I want to be as clear as a I can about why I’m doing what I’m doing right now.”
“This is a hard wake up call for me,” the mother of six said in an emotional video, where she laid out her experience and her coming to the realization that she had been deceived. “I was getting off,” she said. “I hope that by sharing my story it might help others who have strayed, to course correct.”
“The gospel of Jesus Christ is real.. and it’s simple. ..And we don’t need to recreate the wheel. Yes our thoughts matter, yes..the state of our heart matters…energy is real, energy work is real” “…But you can learn how to heal, for free, through the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Her complete turnaround has sent shock waves throughout the energy healing community she was apart of. She acknowledged that “this is a very sensitive topic for some, especially for some of my friends.” And to her friends/followers she said: “I just don’t want to hurt anybody. But, I love you enough to say something. Because honestly, I would rather just close everything down, and not say anything to anybody.”
Benefield said that she hopes that some of the things she shares “will help to unveil some of the dangers that are out there right now” because she feels that there are many good, but naive, Latter-day Saints who are unaware of how clever the adversary can be and that “he can masquerade nigh unto an angel of light” to deceive even the very elect.
Regarding how to help those of our Latter-day Saint friends who may have gotten slightly off course, she made this plea:
“Be so kind to these people. Please, be so understanding. They do NOT need our condemnation. They need our love and our prayers.”
You can watch and listen to Aimee’s full message, which includes some additional videos and podcasts about her experience: http://www.warrior-events.org/free-faith-crisis-coaching-podcasts
*Of note: Aimee sold many self-improvement/empowerment training courses, but she has never charged money for any of her energy healing sessions.