Why do people think it’s got to be “either this or that; period!”? I understand that an individual’s perception is made up of their personal life experience, and that not all individuals get to experience something that allows them to be able to understand the perspectives of another. We can’t all be open minded, or we wouldn’t have bad examples from which to learn. (My experience has taught me that people learn at least as much from bad examples as they do the good ones.) Of course I also understand the “bad” and “good” are completely subjective.
I read an article today that has me completely frustrated about perceptions and the need to judge. Maybe it’s because of my personal Faith, but I don’t understand how people can be so closed to possibilities. Just because I haven’t experienced something personally doesn’t mean it’s not possible. I haven’t walked on the moon myself, but that doesn’t mean that the moon isn’t just a light in the sky.
God is kind of like that for most people. They are pretty sure It’s there, because they have some sort of personal evidence, but that doesn’t mean that they have had physical interaction with It. The again for others God is nothing more than an illusion of light. OK, so what about the rest of it?
When we know that people were killed for professing that the world was round, why do we insist that we now know all levels of possible existence. Just because science cannot measure it, doesn’t mean that it’s not there. There are those who will say science confirms God, and others who say that science proves there is no God, but what about the possibilities in between?
I recently went on a campaign of discovery about Atheist perspectives on aliens. Like Christians, they have differing views, but I find it quite interesting that, no matter what the profession of Faith, most people seem to think it’s selfishly ridiculous to think that humans are the only sentiment beings in existence. The nature of those other beings is not yet understood.
This is very important. Nearly everyone I have question, in spite of their belief system agree that there are likely life forms we do not understand, and yet they all criticize someone else’s opinion of what those other beings might be.
Let that soak in for a minute. IF we are in agreement that there is something else, and that we don’t know what that something else is, how can we say someone is wrong?
Christians maintain belief in a creator God, and a divine son, as well as many proclaiming a holy spirit. The only one of these entities that existed in our physical plain was the son, and his divinity can be easily questioned. Now if I agree in this divinity and the supreme power of this creator God, then shouldn’t it stand to reason that there are other spirit type entities created by this God to serve It’s different purposes. Indeed, angels and daemons are reputed to be God created spirit beings that have no physical presence, and yet they can influence humans. This is, of course only a Christian perspective on other worldly beings.
Atheists have told me they cannot believe in any kind of spirit being, creator God or otherwise, and yet they say there are likely aliens in an indeterminable form. One individual has even stated that the likelihood of them being like humans at all is very little. SO why can’t they exist in some form that does not conform to our empirical world at all? Can you really say that you don’t think it’;s possible for an alien life form to be undetectable by humans?
Once you get over yourself, and realize that non of us have any clue what kind of other beings exist in our proximity without us knowing about it, you have to start considering bigger questions. If I can’t tell they are there and they want to contact us, what form would they use? If they have no voice, how will they speak? If we do not understand them, isn’t it possible we can misunderstand them to the point of thinking they are something other than what they are?
I realize the thoughts of alien life and sentiment beings we can’t identify is truly frightening. Humans tend to argue against the things that frighten them. Just look at the history of sex. Perhaps I am biased, but I really do not understand how an intelligent being can completely disregard possibilities just because what they are hearing doesn’t conform to their definition of existence. Isn’t that the same as saying that you know everything there is to know? In denying possibilities, you only prove your own ignorance.
Which is why I am so disappointed in the human condition. We are so intent upon proving others wrong that we don’t even see how such things might affect our health. Yeah, that’s what I just said. While watching a show about teen psychics, I noticed the similarities between the pain they experience when an entity is near them, and the pains I have experienced throughout my life. I also noticed how their interactions with the people around them also seemed to make an impact on their perceptions. This makes me wonder if people have it all so wrong that we are creating our own illnesses.
My theory is that by ignoring things that are not empirical, we are causing many of the “psychological disorders” so many people are being diagnosed with today. This does not mean that I think every time my side fairs up a ghost is trying to communicate with me. I am, however, saying that that might be a possibility. I am more inclined to think that, like prayer and casting spells, the emotions of others directed toward me are causing physical conflicts as I misinterpret them.
Misunderstanding and ignorance is the cause of my pain. My research is not completed, so I cannot say that this fact is proven. (In case you are unaware, a “fact” is a statement that can be proven or refuted, not necessarily something that is true.) Actually, I doubt that that is the only cause, but I maintain that by cultivating a relationship with the un-empirical, I have been able to manage my pain.
This goes beyond my absolute Faith in the Great Spirit. This is me observing the emotional output of others around me, as I take my own emotional temperature. Are my emotional responses in tune with those around me, and if so is it rational according to the situation? Am I getting worked up over something that has nothing to do with me just because the person telling me about it is responding with depth of emotion? When I purposefully project emotion, how do others respond?
People have been trying to prove the existence of ghosts and other spirits for longer than I have been alive. I see no point in trying to do so myself. People have also been showing the impact of emotions on the body, which is where my research has taken me. We know that mental attitude affects healing. I want to show that mental attitude is essential to healing, to the point where wounded spirits are administered with the same perceptions as wounded bodies. Doctors have done well in accepting the possibilities, even officially encouraging laughter and positive thinking. It’s time for the next step. It’s no longer enough to acknowledge the possibilities, but to accept them and nurture individuals in such a way as to enable them to live compatibly with the unknown.
Every time you deny a possibility, you stick another blade into the open wounds of the “mentally ill”. Not all healing is done through the body. Some of it is done through society.