We can think or we can feel, we rarely do both at once – Head/Heart divergence.
1. the act of moving away in different direction from a common point; “an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines”
2. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; “the deviation from the mean” [syn: deviation]
3. an infinite series that has no limit [ant: convergence]
4. a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; “a growing divergence of opinion” [syn: discrepancy]
Ok Here’s the thing – i think differently to the way many others do.
Many try to (or are not even aware that they) think only with their minds – or mainly while ‘residing their awareness’ (as opposed to ‘consciousness’ – if you don’t get the diference please ask) primarily or solely in the mind – mental ‘condition’.
This can have some use when you wish to think logically and with ‘structurally sound’ methodologies – providing of course that no errors ‘sneak’ in without you being ‘aware’ of it. (‘conscious’ could sort of fit there too – in that sense there is similitude).
Such thinking can however only get you ‘so far’ and then you may hit a dead end and may need to retrace some steps and try something ‘new’ – a different ‘pathway’ to arrive at useful perspectives that you may, while being ‘locked into the mind’, not be capable of ‘seeing/feeling’.
There is more than one way to Truth – much more.
Science now shows conclusively that the Heart has neurons – just like those in the brain – and that indeed they form a neural web with the brain. Science has yet to establish that there are any similar webs with other bodily ‘organs’ but i for one am going to take a leap of faith and suggest that the ancients were not a million miles shy of the mark when they said that we have ‘gut’ feelings, and our stomachs also have a connection with our brians and and hearts and vice versa.
It is no accident in my mind that we can ‘digest’ someone’s thoughts or words. Or that we can ‘consume’ knowledge.
The human body is an intricate interconnection of individual yet interconnected sytems (at least seven separate ones ).
Circulation System – blood vessels – Heart.
Nervous system, nerves, Brain ( heart) transmit external stimuli through main control ‘centre’
Digestive system, mouth, gut, anus (former and latter are sometimes ‘interchangeable’ i.e. many can talk out of their arse in more ways than one.).
Musculo-skeletal system – muscles and bones – structure and motion!
Respiratory system – mouth lungs ( heart) Breathe!
Endocrine system – various internal smaller organs, under primary control of brain and selves ( heart) are responsible/governed by to a large degree emotional response.
Lymphatic/Urinary systems – lymph nodes/glands, Kidneys, bladder. waste disposal.
And there is also the little matter of the Reproductive system which is the only one of these sytems that is ‘unique’ to the male and to the female of our species.
There are some ‘separate’ subsystems as well but those 8 pretty much cover all human capabilities, i believe.
So where could God fit into these systems so that we ‘experience’ Him? Hmmmmm…
All that earth-based systemology – where’s the God Gland/system?
He is in the ‘whole’? I don’t believe so – we are the whole ‘here’ – not God.
Or is God simply a human, Earth-based construction after all?
He is invisible – has no ‘existance’ within us?
Does not require corporeal form?
So what was Jesus all about?
Is it enough to simply use one or more of those above systems to find our way back to God???
I don’t believe it is.
Many seem to.
Many are going to be sadly disappointed if Judgement Day comes anytime ‘soon’.
So how could we possibly use anything ‘else’ to connect fully and perfectly with God so as to walk ‘with’ Him without fault or blemish as the Bible says Enoch did?
Some ‘external’ ‘force’? The Holy Ghost?
God? God can work miracles we are told.
So if that is all it takes He could simply place the Holy Ghost inside each of us and We are all saved.
Or, to fit with those who teach that we must ‘choose’ God to be with Him, once we ask for Him to grant us the Holy Spirit then we are ‘done’.
Or perhaps we have to live a life full of good works as well as asking in order to be ‘saved’?
Again, I don’t believe so.
I think we have to do MORE than any of these.
I think to be with God again we have to do ‘more’. Be ‘more’. Know ‘more’ – GROW ‘more’ than any of this.
We need to fully understand our ‘limitations’ before we can begin to overcome them so as to be like unto God.
There IS a way to God – if you believe the Word of The Bible and of Jesus Christ.
I believe that if you understand Fully then you can work towards a Worthy Goal.
Heretically, I believe that just knowing Jesus Christ is not a guarantee of Salvation and that those who ‘knew’ Him by another ‘name’ are not guaranteed to be excluded from God.
And now that i have given just about everyone cause to think me crazed/unhinged i will end this post…. for now.
And wait the storm clouds and see who thinks and who feels, what.