Words! Words! I'm so sick of words!Sometimes I find things that I've found frustrating in the past have ended up having important gems in them.
I get words all day through;
First from him, now from you! Is that all you blighters can do?
Don't talk of stars burning above; If you're in love,
Show me! Tell me no dreams
Filled with desire. If you're on fire,
Show me! Here we are together in the middle of the night!
Don't talk of spring! Just hold me tight!
Anyone who's ever been in love'll tell you that
This is no time for a chat! Show Me from My Fair Lady
One example was my undergraduate years at university where students are considered to have no ideas of their own and everything has to be backed up by academic theories. Therefore, when writing a 2,500 words essay, I had to have read or looked up at least 10 books, not forgetting the journals, to back up my ideas. It didn't matter that the ideas were the same old recycled and regurgitated ideas, you still had to play the game. Given that I like to think up new and exciting ways of seeing things, I found it very frustrating churning out other people's ideas. It was only when it came to writing my dissertation that I was given a bit of leeway to express myself creatively, even that had to be backed up by theories.
When I started exploring who I am in spiritual terms, I realised how important it is to back ideas up. Just because the Scriptures say such and such a prophet or messiah experienced such and such doesn't mean I should just take it as gospel truth. Just because someone claims they are channelling some Archangel, Ascended Master or even God doesn't mean I should just accept it as truth. I need evidence to back up those claims. Can these principles be demonstrated in my every day experience right here and now? If not, why should I listen to you?
You could argue that given that my human self tends to only see things in part, it is possible that my human perception could be filtering out the evidence.
That's why I have core beliefs that help me see beyond human perception.
For instance, I believe my filtering systems or beliefs can NEVER get in the way of receiving my good. In other words, Spirit will always let me see what I need to see and will not stop bringing that message until I get it. One recent example was when I was deep in thought about something, my thought was interrupted and a vision flashed in consciousness warning me about things to come. After the vision, I returned to my thinking. See Intuition as Advance Warning.
I also have a core belief that what I need to know or what I'm seeking will come to me and they do in so many different ways. I remember one instance when I was in this forest and I was trying to figure out the quickest way out of it. Two dogs suddenly appeared. One of them was very friendly and even licked my face, while the other stood close by watching me. Their human friend was nowhere in sight. Then they ran off and I noticed them disappearing through a fence. I followed them and discovered a hole in the fence which I used to exit that forest. This is a demonstration of how answers can come in different forms and the answer comes and finds me.
A few weeks back, I had this vision where I saw what appeared to be a star constellation. When I mentioned my vision on the Internet, a friend sent me links of two websites that show various star constellations in the universe. After going through them and not seeing the ones that matched, I thought to myself that whatever I saw in that vision will come to me and I stopped thinking about it. A few days ago, a friend sent me a video by Delores Cannon about people who have volunteered to have this earthly experience. As I was watching it, I recognised some of the graphics in my vision. It was then I realised that the vision I'd seen was of the future. Again, I didn't have to go looking for the answer, it came to me.
I could list thousands of examples of truth principles in action, but I don't have time for that right now. My point is that before I accept someone's ideas as true, I want to see demonstrations of them in my life experience. And another thing, just because something is true for me doesn't mean I presume it applies to everyone. I am a believer in people exploring truth for themselves; in other words, self-realisation.
To anyone reading this, I implore you to take everything I've written with a pinch of salt. They are only my experiences and can only be theory for you until backed up by personal demonstrations.
Thank you, Academia, for teaching me about the importance of backing up ideas otherwise they are just words, words and more words.
Related articles: Will is Now in Motion; Why Grace is Not Just for the Chosen Few; Intuition as Advance Warning; It Will Come to Me - Revisited; Feeling Hot, Feeling Cold; Nothing Can Separate Me from Love - Revisited; The Provider; The Improviser; The Scientist; My Core Beliefs; For the Love Starved; Following the Rainbow; The Game of Healing and Channelling; Why I Believe in Belief; Filters; Trust in the Many Hands to Make Light Work