April 6, 2016

bible study imageSubject: Reality

Human realities differ from divine reality.

If we are in a group of people at a music concert, we can find multiple realities. The teenager is in heaven, adoring the tunes. The parent’s reality is a headache from the noise. A single person looking for a mate isn’t even aware of the music, but is looking around for a possible encounter to a new relationship.

Talking about the subject of reality, American author, Gregg Braden, strives to bridge science, spirituality, and the real world. He shares with the world some excerpts from his book, Spontaneous Healing of Belief, pages x to xii of, on his blog. We read:

“Although the revolution in the way we think of ourselves began nearly 100 years ago, it may not have been recognized by average people going about their daily routine. The change that it brings to our fast-paced lives of day planners, Internet relationships, and reality TV is happening on such a subtle level that few people may have even noticed that it’s begun.

“You probably haven’t read about it in the morning newspaper, for example. It’s unlikely that the question of “reality” has been the topic of conversation in your weekly staff meetings or at the office water cooler . . . that is, unless you’re a scientist working to understand the nature of that reality.

“For these people, the revolution is akin to a huge earthquake that registers “off the scale”—while leveling some of the most sacred beliefs of science. Its effects are thundering through their laboratories, classrooms, and textbooks like a never-ending sonic boom.

“In its wake, it’s leaving a wide swath of outdated teachings, along with the painful reevaluation of long-held beliefs and even entire careers.

“Although it may seem to be quiet, the transformation that this reality-revolution brings to our lives has erupted with a force unmatched by anything in the past, because the same discoveries that have sparked the questions have also led to the conclusion that the “facts” we’ve trusted for 300 years to explain the universe and our role in it are flawed.

“They’re based on two assumptions that have been proven false:

False Assumption 1

The space between “things” is empty. New discoveries now tell us that this is simply not true.

False Assumption 2

Our inner experiences of feeling and belief have no effect on the world beyond our bodies. This has been proven absolutely wrong as well.

“Paradigm-shattering experiments published in leading-edge, peer-reviewed journals reveal that we’re bathed in a field of intelligent energy that fills what used to be thought of as empty space.

“Additional discoveries show beyond any reasonable doubt that this field responds to us—it rearranges itself — in the presence of our heart-based feelings and beliefs.” Copyright © 2008 (Hay House) http://www.greggbraden.com/blog/false-assumptions-science/

Braden points out that our thoughts are connected to our realities. We can use this knowledge to our advantage and use thought to seek the reality of truth and love. We can stop getting so wrapped up in our own personal realities that we can discover our ability to tap into the reality of spiritual intelligence. Believe it or not, when we don’t pursue spirituality reality, our human realities get pushed and shoved because they are not real. In the Bible is a case of when the King of Israel refused to entertain thoughts other than his own reality, or maybe we should say, he tried to make self-aggrandizement and hate a reality.

Please read in your Bible: I Kings 22:1-8, 15-18, 29-30 The Message

This Bible lesson teaches that self-aggrandizement and hate don’t have the reality the King or his human experience vowed it does.

Please read Ecclesiastes 7:18  The Message

Now, in regard to pieces, let’s look at what MIT researcher, Hugh Herr has to say. His MIT group is creating bionic limbs that emulate the function of natural limbs. Herr lost his legs in a mountain climbing accident and developed bionic legs for himself. Herr said, “Bionics has defined my physicality.” https://www.ted.com/talks/hugh_herr_the_new_bionics_that_let_us_run_climb_and_dance/transcript?language=en

Our limbs are only a piece of the bigger reality. Can they really define any reality?

Not everyone can have bionic limbs. More importantly, we don’t want bionics to get into the wrong hands of self-aggrandizement and hate.

It seems fair to say that in spiritual reality, quantum mechanics or electronics do not ultimately define us, God does.

From 21st Century Science and Health

We welcome the increase of knowledge and the end of error, because even human invention must have its day. We want that day to be prospered by divine Science and Christ-like reality.

We have a difficult time glimpsing God when we get distracted by material energy.

During a final conflict, nefarious minds will endeavor to find means by which to accomplish more evil. People who discern divine reality will hold crime in check; they will help in the ejection of error. They will maintain law and order, and cheerfully serve the certainty of ultimate perfection.

By adjusting the out-of-tune thinking and getting in tune with Truth, we then can perceive the divine image in some word or deed, which indicates the true idea—the supremacy and reality of good, the nothingness and unreality of evil.

Human beings ultimately cannot create their own reality; in other words, they cannot presume the absence of spiritual Truth, Life, or Love.

The spiritual reality is the scientific fact in all things. The spiritual fact, repeated in the action of person and the whole universe, is harmonious and is the ideal of Truth.

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