Today, it is apparent that there is a battle between science and spirituality. While I believe we need both (and some religions use mathematics in their art or beliefs), today, people battle between the who’s right and who’s wrong of what is going on in the unforeseen world.
The battle between atheism and religions (or spirituality) is seen through our political structure on how people want to see our country progress. I thought I’d share a few thoughts about my understanding of how humans think in relation to spiritual experiences.
Humans think logically (though a lot of people today are being led down a socially engineered path of irrational thought through the disguise of logic). We tend to experience life in a logical progression.
For example: You graduate highschool. You go to college. You get a job. You get married. You have a family.
This is also noticeable in one's daily routine. You wake up. You drink coffee. You drive to work. You eat lunch at noon, and so forth. Most people follow mundane consciousness because it is linear in nature. You progress through life via steps, as seen below.
A > B > C > D > E > F > G
In order to get to step G, you encounter life experiences A through F. In terms of life events, we would view this notion as step A causes B. Step B causes step C and so forth. This is the comfortable progression for most people (aka normal life) and can use this concept on a daily routine or through our evolution in life.
Now a non-linear experience, which I call a “spiritual” experience doesn’t follow the same method of progression.
P > B > C > D > E > F > Q
In the above sequence, P is directly and causally linked to event Q, although they appear to be unrelated in the natural progression of linear (mundane) consciousness.
One example is a woman who is miserable at her job and feels like they’ve lost their soul. Her love life sucks and to make life worse, her boss fires her unexpectedly. She’s so depressed that she decides to go backpacking in Europe. While on this trip, she meets the man that she will marry. If the she didn’t lose her job (P), she wouldn’t have met her future husband (Q). This event came out of the blue and was not a rational or linear progression in life. It was unexpected. So this person progressed from P to Q without having to experience steps B through F.
Another real life example is a colleague who loved fitness as a hobby. His parents were 700 pounds combined and his dad died early in life because of morbid obesity. This inspired him to quit his job in astronomy and pursue a career in fitness. Today, he’s an award-winning fitness trainer and is one of the most respected educators in the fitness industry. His father’s death was a blessing in disguise.
The causal event (P) can be “good or bad,” and sometimes the most tragic, chaotic and heart-breaking scenarios lead us on the “right” path. The non-linear path is irrational, but uses fate or a divine intervention to progress us in life.
Some claim events like this are chaotic and others claim it is synchronicity. Whenever life “shakes us up” from our linear path, it’s definitely chaotic and possibly exciting.
Even though you cannot see the unforeseen world, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist or that that there is a rational “linear” path that happens above to get us through life in a "chaotic way."
This is why I believe we need to balance science and spirit. Many are too quick to jump in either boat, denying the other subject. Understanding both helps you see situations in the individual and collective world.
For example, America’s 2016 Presidential election is a perfect example of an irrational experience. Clinton was a well-spoken, well-qualified and well-educated candidate. It seemed logical that America would progress from its first African-American to its first female president and that someone who spent 30 years in politics would become president. Trump was a brash, unqualified candidate who fought for traditional values. Now I won’t get into the details of the fight between globalism (border free world) and traditionalism (sovereign nations).
But, who would actually vote for this guy? Why would anyone with one working brain cell vote right?
Many Christians believed that God would choose the right candidate for the election. They saw traditionalism as an important piece of America’s thread to avoid a future of atheistic principles. Now the logical left thinks this is completely delusional and that Christians and Republicans are brainwashed idiots. But are they really? Who’s not to say that something higher than us is guiding us on our journey in life? For better or worse, the anti-establishment party did not seem like the logical, linear progression, unless it was the peace-promoting Bernie bro team. It was a battle between logic and spirit and the presidential election DEFINITELY shook things up and has caused much chaos, specifically for those who do not have any spiritual grounding. Still to this day, they do not understand #wtf happened, not even Brexit.
The divine has no timeline, and although we cannot fathom the current political situation, we will only know with time where this point in time leads us. Spiritual experiences and "events that occur out of thin air" challenge our mundane consciousness. It has powerful impact on our lives and makes us rethink and revalue our lives.
Have you encountered spiritual experiences that shook up your world? Feel free to comment below, or state your experience and I’ll try to analyze the situation to the best of my ability.
The graph concepts are from the Metaphysical Meaning of Pi ebook.
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