Spirit: an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms.
Matter: the indeterminate subject of reality; especially : the element in the universe that undergoes formation and alteration : the formless substratum of all things which exists only potentially and upon which form acts to produce realities.
Time is such a funny thing. It's ceaseless, it's endless and it's unforgiving. Of all that is life, humans are the most tied to time; perpetually tied to time through linear thinking. There is all the time in the world, yet time is limited.
In fact, time is running out.
Now is the time to confront the ridiculous.
Evolution is missing a link. So they say. In essence, that missing link is glaring evidence that the theory is not scientifically sound. Evolution postulates that intelligence is a random occurrence. At the same time, this 'random occurrence' appears out of nothing, and that is impossible. No thing comes from nothing. By its own rigid rules, science limits itself only to things that can be measured. Science has no idea how or why a physical brain can think, and therefore ignores the most significant aspect of life: consciousness.
If humans evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
"God made us in his image, then we turned around and made God in ours" (Burt Wilson).
The last 2,000 years has been spent obscuring the infinite, transcendental divine principle, preventing every one of us from proceeding with spiritual development. We are asked to swallow such ludicrous postulates such as God created earth in seven days, God condemned anyone born to woman because Eve ate the apple (who made the apple?) from the tree of knowledge (and who made the tree?), and God punishes anyone who goes against His will. Perhaps the biggest chunk of ridiculousness - and requiring the largest leap of faith - is the theory that God sent His "only begotten son" (of the same substance? Not possible.) to earth to die a most horrendous, tortuous death known to man at the time! Any parent will lay down their own life for their children, without thought or reservation, yet that is not the way of the God we are all led by the nose to believe in. We should believe in a God that is morally inferior to us?
Since it is easier to envision than an abstract, infinite, transcendental principle, we adorn God with human attributes such as thought, action, decision-making, etc. "God is good," yes, by all means. Then why is God angry, judgmental, vengeful, deterministic? Why does God allow the existence of evil and an equally powerful Satan? If they are equally powerful, wouldn't they cancel each other out?
What kind of thinking existed before the last 2,000 years? Surely there is a wisdom, a logical way of thinking that is beyond this tangled, ludicrous way of interpreting our existence? Yes, there is, and it is ancient. And, it is still alive and well, timeless and as applicable today as it was 10,000 years ago.
No one has seen God. No one ever will. God is not of the same substance, so therefore, humans cannot "see" God. God is not an old man with flowing white hair and beard. God is not male. God is not female. God cannot see, hear, act or think. God is not Jesus. Jesus is not God.
God is infinite. Therefore, God is everything. Every thing. God is everything in our perceived existence. Everything is spirit-matter, a dual substance. One cannot exist without the other. It is animated and alive because of The Word and the Word is God, i.e., psychic energy.
We limit ourselves by our adamant refusal to consider anything beyond our very finite, very inhibiting physical senses. We are buried in our own physical being. We buried ourselves in our own physical being. How? We listened to those who said that "the church" was the only safe haven from evil, which by the way, the church created in order to instill fear in its followers. We bought into the premise that, in order to know God, we have to have someone else (priest, rabbi, minister) intercede for us. How is that possible? God is within us!
We, all of us, are drastically behind in our spiritual development. Yet, clues to freedom from misconception and misrepresentation exist within our own definitions, courtesy of Miriam-Webster, of key words: psychic energy, spirit and matter.
Isn't it time to shake loose from the shackles of blind faith that bind us?
Time is running out.
To learn more: Ancient Wisdom for the 21st Century