In a world where corporations, logic and lower-brain thinking exist, it’s hard to imagine that something greater than you is running the show. People who express their spiritual experiences are seen weird, odd or even semi-psychotic.
However, depending on what lens you view the world – via logic or spirit – affects the way you perceive problems, situations and relationships. The 21st Century is becoming very intellectual, which represents the new age Aquarian energy, but when the intellect is in overdrive we cannot “see” life beyond a scientific point of view.
The rise of humanity’s intellect began in the 1700’s with the Age of Reason also known as the Age of Rationalism, which preceded the Age of Enlightenment. The Age of Reason represented a genesis of the way man saw himself and balanced intellectual and spiritual pursuits without the risk of being burned at the stakes. This was a time of scientific exploration and various Christian-based artists and scientists expanded our knowledge of the world to what we know today. This era released the attachment to the superstitions of medieval religious beliefs, but still had connections to God, Christ and nature. At times, reason became the “new god,” but some prominent researchers connected to faith.
Three German researchers, philosophers and scientists I recommend researching include Immanual Kant, Alexander von Humboldt and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
So what does this have to do with spiritual experiences? The point is that it is possible to be a “man of logic” and still search, undergo and experience spirituality. It’s all about balance and in my opinion, the Age of Aquarius rules intellect, astrology and spirituality, which I think we are moving towards a world where science will one day prove spiritual experiences.
Why must the two be separate?
“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.”
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com