Most of us might not believe in the absolute truth to spirituality as this relates to Biblical Theology. In the Bible we are taught that men and women were created in the image of God and that there are good and bad spirits. If this is true how much of these spiritual influences affect us?
There are various religions that branch from traditional Theology such as Deism, Catholicism, Mormonism, Protestantism, and Lutheranism. Deism is slightly different than the rest in that it is somewhat more abstract and scientific based. There are some similarities but they each have their own specifics as well that set them apart from each other.
The Bible teaches there is a God, Jesus Christ, and Satan. It also teaches that there was a war in Heaven that caused a portion of its angels to choose spiritual freedom of choice to come to earth to gain experience through a physical body. Jesus Christ won the argument by making the ultimate sacrifice. Satan, supposedly, continues to roam the earth trying to destroy mankind so that they might be just as miserable as himself. His idea was to take away our freedom of choice either in spirit or physical choice as this relates to our spirit.
However, while we are going about our day making choices there are various influences that have the potential to cause us to make a choice one way or the other. There are internal and external influences that affect us. There is our own spirit, internally, as this relates to our physical bodies. There are a plethora of external influences as they relate to our sense of self. Then there are the, as the Bible explains, good and bad spirits that have a great potential to affect us. This makes four different influences and each of them are very complex.
There is a sort of phenomena called a countenance or aura. This can be explained as a sort of spiritual energy that emanates from an individual. Besides body language a persons countenance can be felt by other individuals even if they are not looking at the individual from whom the countenance is emanating from. Have you ever been sitting back to back from an individual and felt that somebody is angry or all of a sudden your girlfriend or wife notices you are angry and your not in the same room? You might have thought to yourself “how in the world does she know I’m angry?”. There is a common phrase that say’s something about a woman’s intuition or their innate sense that something is wrong. Men explain this as their gut feeling.
What if a person’s countenance had the potential to impact a choice me might make? An example might be that we want to talk to an individual and expect them to be happy. However, when we approach them they are not facing us but we feel that they are angry. That makes us decide not to approach them and wait till later. I’m sure we have all had these experiences. This includes those moments where, for example, you might be doing something you enjoy and are happy and then all of a sudden out of nowhere a horrible thought or memory enters your mind. Where the heck did that come from? Something such as playing the piano or trying to concentrate on drawing will have a person focused because that is where their attention is. There are those moments where it does not make any sense for your thoughts to wonder off on something that does not have anything to do with what your doing. This could be described as your mind taking a break. But, what if you were doing something really important and each instance you sat down to work on what your trying to complete you automatically get distracted, especially if there aren’t any external distractions, you are in good health, and you are still at an age where you are not susceptible to something such as Parkinson’s?
We use text such as the Bible to describe these types of influences as demons or angels either trying to influence us for good or bad. However, take the countenance or aura example that we know we feel. We know how our own emotions feel but when we come in proximity with another individual these two countenances clash and we can feel the difference as compared to our own. If an individual can feel this difference without touching another individual, could this be described as being able to feel their spirit? Would this or these feelings not prove that we as individuals and human beings prove that we have spirits?
However, the mind looks different with various emotions under a brain scan. Different portions of the mind light up with each emotion. Fore example, put an individual in a dark room while being scanned for emotions and not knowing someone would later enter the room. What would the mind look like if the other person were to enter the same room, unnoticeable to the individual being scanned, and they were very angry? Would this have an impact on the individual’s mind being scanned for a change in emotion and would they notice the individuals anger as they entered the room? How would this impact mindfulness?
The reason why I chose this topic is that there are some things that are not easy to explain that occur often. The examples I have explained are situations and experiences we have on a daily basis and we might not know what to do with the feelings or thoughts that enter our minds. These occurrences happen, seemingly, in between those three or four internal and external influence states. If this were proven to be true then this would help to better explain and solidify solutions to help us be more mindful and focused.