Wouldn’t that be great? New models from the material to the spiritual here on earth!
A timely tweet a few hours ago – for the purpose of this blog – from the Dalai Lama: “To arrive at certainty you need to start from a skeptical posture. The best scientists are impartial, not swayed by their own beliefs.”
You may have heard the fable about Native Americans not being able to see Columbus’ ships when they were offshore. Apparently they couldn’t see the ships because they didn’t look anything like their canoes. The idea is that we can only see what we believe is possible — things that we recognise through conditioning.
A small example of my own conditioning comes to mind. I grew up in South Africa, and all those years ago at school I learnt about Martin Luther King. But, I don’t remember the teacher ever telling us that MLK was a black man. Was it just me? Did I miss that bit because of the conditioning in South Africa at that time, or was I just not listening in class? It’s too long ago, but hopefully you get my drift.
So what about spiritual things? It’s really hard putting words to spiritual things, let alone believing what we can’t see. There are laws in maths and music, etcetera. Apply the “unseen” laws and we have amazing actions – actions we can see and believe. So what about spiritual Science? Apply the laws and get amazing results? – more later.
Australian author, and Associate Professor at La Trobe University David Tacey says, “Modern society has invited us to seek a false security in the material world and this has amounted to a shift in the course of civilization. We seek material security, but naturally we do not find it and cannot find it, since the search is self-defeating. But the longing for real – that is, spiritual – security is innate and this search continues despite the contrary impulses of society. Without true security we fall prey to nervous disorders, obsessions and illnesses. It seems that if we fail to care for the needs of the soul, we pay a price at both individual and collective levels.” – from Tacey’s latest book, ‘Gods and diseases’. He says that from 20 years of research across several fields, “Reason, logic and medical science simply cannot resolve so many of today’s serious problems, we can all see that the available solutions are not effective.”
In 1866 Mary Baker Eddy discovered and founded Christian Science. She knew how hard it was to convert her experiences into words; to share divine Science with the world. Whilst thinking about how hard it must have been for a woman at that time in history to write and publish a book about spiritual things, this caught my attention from her book, ‘Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures’.
“Agassiz, the celebrated naturalist and author, has wisely said: “Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next, they say it has been discovered before. Lastly, they say they have always believed it.”"
From Baker Eddy’s preface: “The time for thinkers has come. Truth, independent of doctrines and time-honored systems, knocks at the portal of humanity. Contentment with the past and the cold conventionality of materialism are crumbling away.”
Thousands of people are experiencing spiritual healings, and the world is demanding to know how — what the laws are underpinning these experiences. I for one think that’s the reason why we are seeing more and more writings on new models of medicine and definitions of disease (see my earlier guest post).
Would you like to be a new model?