Big Mind Theory, Part 1 Of 3

When the explorer Hiram Bingham first arrived here in 1911, he was searching for the Lost City of Vilcabamba, a hidden capital where the Inca took refuge during the Spanish Conquest. Because of Bingham’s strong belief that it was Vilacabama, Machu Picchu became known as “The Lost City”. The theory was proved wrong after his death. Many researches think that it was never forgotten.

In the practise of Chinese Metaphysics, there are no ghosts. A place which is haunted may arise due to excessive yin energy around the natural environment in Feng Shui viewpoint. Certain combination of flying stars flying into a sector may also cause hallucination in the occupants especially if the living environment has a lot of yin energy or Qi.

So develop every aspect of yourself: ” Jesus grew in wisdom(mind) and stature(body), and in favor with God(spiritual) and men(social)” (Luke 2:52, NIV).

Meditation assists us in evolving to the sound of a perfect being, which is mmmm. This is symbolic of the Norse Rune, Mannaz, which is a capital M that has an x on the top of its two vertical lines, instead of a v at the top like a regular M. These represent our legs. Polarities unite at the center of this x. The place in our bodies this refers to is the area of the belly or midriff. This place is earth or Midgard, in the spiritual space news of the Norse. As a visual meditation, you can visualize a red Mannaz, which represents the energy of fire. Simply meditate while gazing at its center.

In attempting to rationalise these two conflicting bits of knowledge, it finally occurred to me that God was an absent god. Why, because God’s work was done in creating the universe and life itself. Also just imagine if God was actively present with us today intervening with all his power in this event or that event at the behest of earnest Christians. The predictability that we all know and love about the world would be at an end.

They say we must be crazy to believe in God… I say, anyone who has this kind of evidence of God’s fingerprints everywhere around them, in them, on them, and permeating every possible facet of their little lives and still doesn’t believe, now that’s crazy… and sad… and inspires our mission to teach all that much more. “For faith without works is dead.” Our teaching others is our work. There is no Christian cruise control.

Once again, the midlife transition emerges not as a challenge that’s difficult to endure, but it’s there as a continuing invitation to grow up, to detach from the superficial, to get down to business and go deep. Find out what this thing called ‘life’ is all about. Immerse yourself in it. Take it to heart as a set of unimaginable possibilities that you’ll never be able to exhaust, no matter how long or hard you may live. The lesson of midlife is so simple: it’s not how long you live that matters, it’s how well!

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