Thursday, May 12, 2016


We.  Are.  So.  Weird.

We find ourselves in perpetual struggle; whether interpersonal relationship, opposing inner thoughts, or divergent opportunities.  Living on the bubble of could, should, might, and maybe weary the soul.  Why does this non-patternistic confusion seem to be such an embedded....pattern?

David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. has a bit of insight.  He points to one's inner battle to learn how to be more than we are while, simultaneously, living with the brakes on so that our minds don't slip into some rationale beyond our fear-based need to control.

Rationality, the great liberator that has freed us from the demands of our lower natures, is also a stern warden, denying our escape to the planes above and beyond intellect.  It is at this latter juncture that we must be on alert.  There is much more to living than what our cowardly hesitancy wishes us to experience.  In so very many instances the flesh will insist that we play it safe.

Being rational has become a most respectable god among some (this is certainly so with me).  Never looking out of step with the middle of the road, we find (as Hawkins points out) that the freedom of learning, of wondering, and of imagining is curbed by the stern warden of seeing that we never leave the ruts where we generally find community acceptance.  We find a bit of pseudo-pride that we are neither ignorant nor are we radical.  We so basically hunger to fit in that one of man's basic rules-of-thumb is don't rock the boat.

Thus, we experience inner conflict because we are constructed by the Creator to function beyond our imagination; Ephesians 3:19-20.  We are called to a higher thread of consciousness called the spiritual.  The spirit and the flesh are often in powerful conflict.  Thus we find ourselves doing what we know we shouldn't and not doing what we know we should.  (I just described some facet of every reader.)

Dr. Hawkins continued, then, to declare a most meaningful warning regarding the battle to experience freedom for the inner man over the ruling of the outer flesh.  It is a final sticking point, and enormous barrier; the fight to overcome it is the most common, and frequently the lengthiest, of spiritual struggles.

So how do we approach the striving to learn of intended freedom with an opposing inner warden of playing life safe?  We yield to the Spirit of God.  Consider the Bible.  Story after story after story of the impossible became reality.  One's lower nature pooh-poohs the very thought of this being legit.  Yet, another's higher nature not only believes it....but experiences it.

To win the war of inner conflict there will be required a courageous "letting go" of one's appetite for both control and explanation.  No one can explain the resurrection of Jesus.  Nor can one investigate in a clinic how baptism works.  To allow faith the room to advance beyond all human explanation is strategic in winning the war over strong inner conflict.  To do so will necessarily require us to remove our toes from the bottom of the religious swimming pool.

Let go....and let God.  This is the what the skirmish is about.  May we find victory.

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