No, it’s not listed in the DSM but symptoms of this disorder is appearing often in the offices of many Catholic therapists like myself and also among many of our personal acquaintances.
Symptoms such as:
- Emotional paralysis
- Obsessive thoughts and worries about the future.
We have no shortage of alleged visionaries, private revelation, and prophecies these days. It seems like a lot of people are getting direct communications from God or Mary or various saints. Some are pretty out there but many are very compelling.
Lately, the messages are becoming more dire….changes are coming and they will be unprecedented in human history.
Since we have a God who came in human flesh and has a history of sending prophets to speak to His people, it makes sense to me that He will still communicate with special souls. His history proves that He wants to be known.
However, the danger of following any visionaries, mystics, or private revelation is from becoming too mesmerized by their messages or from being deceived or manipulated.
There are some essential questions we need to consider:
What are the important criterions to use in our own discernment?
And, if some of these messages and revelations are of God, what should we do?
Are you finding yourself so overwhelmed and consumed with fear that you’re ready to pull away from the world? Is that what God is asking of us?
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