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Sandy's Say: Lend Me Your Mind - Part 8

...Spirituality is not to be confused with religion. It is not a faith or a belief. Spirituality is an undeniable, frequently reinforced experience which the intellectual, sceptical mind cannot rationalise away. The spirit is an energy within our physical body, poured through us, and within us, like the brandy on a Christmas pudding. Another name for this spiritual energy is "the soul" and anyone who has ever seen a dead body will agree that the soul is no longer present within the body after death. It is what we make of our soul and the extent to which we connect with it which determines the spiritual or non-spiritual person...

Sandy James suggests a logical explanation for spiritual experiences and premonitions.

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So, how does it all work? How does a sensible, logical and reasonably intelligent person, such as me, know for sure that the "Penny Black" incident was not just a serendipitous coincidence? Why would I put my amazing experiences in writing for all to see and risk being mocked and labelled "a fruit cake" or "away with the fairies"? I can assure you that there is definitely no pecuniary advantage in any of this. Money is not my motivation. Rather, I feel compelled to share my story because it is so joyous, truthful and a knowledge which is accessible to each and every one of us, regardless of which man-made religion we were labelled with at birth.

Spirituality is not to be confused with religion. It is not a faith or a belief. Spirituality is an undeniable, frequently reinforced experience which the intellectual, sceptical mind cannot rationalise away. The spirit is an energy within our physical body, poured through us, and within us, like the brandy on a Christmas pudding. Another name for this spiritual energy is "the soul" and anyone who has ever seen a dead body will agree that the soul is no longer present within the body after death. It is what we make of our soul and the extent to which we connect with it which determines the spiritual or non-spiritual person.

The soul is the seat of our emotions. The primary driver of our spirituality is the emotion called love. If we are not driven by love then we are usually driven by fear, fear of not having enough of something, fear of being made to look a fool, fear of being left out, fear of each other, fear of death. What is fear but the absence of love? For, if we were all filled purely with love for our fellow man, then we would share resources, look out for each other and never judge one another. If we are certain that love transcends death, that it is not restricted by space and time, then there is no more powerful force and with this assurance we lose our fear of death itself.

Love is not a passive state; it is an emotion in motion and the energy of the soul. If you have true love for someone then you will be passionate about them, protective of them, helpful towards them, interested in how they think and feel and intensely aware of his/her presence or absence. If love is the motivator of your actions and the cause of your yearning to connect with another then there is no higher frequency of emotional current than this. Love, you'll find, is what it is all about. To love and be loved is the meaning of life.

It is this force called love which manages to build a bridge, albeit often fleeting, between our earthly world and those whom we refer to as "the deceased". The soul, and the entire bank of love and memory within it, survives bodily death and moves on into the afterlife. The deceased live in and around us, in a spiritual form, in a parallel universe. Most of us humans are unaware of their presence because the deceased vibrate at a much higher frequency than we do. This statement is beginning to be supported by quantum physics.

Quantum physics is a science way beyond my intellect but, as best I can understand it, Dr Michio Kaku, a physicist, has come up with a String Theory which states that, "the essential building blocks of all matter, as well as the physical forces in the universe - like gravity - exist on a subquantum level. These building blocks resemble tiny rubber bands - or strings- that make up quarks (quantum particles). Exactly what kind of matter is created by these strings and how that matter behaves depends on the vibration of these strings. It is in this manner that our entire universe is composed. And according to String Theory, this composition takes place across eleven separate dimensions. String Theory supposes that these universes can come into contact with each other and that gravity can flow between these parallel universes."

If gravity, which is a force, can flow between these parallel universes, then why not energy? After all, humans are basically walking, breathing capsules of energy. As the Nobel laureate, Henri Bergson said, way back in 1913, "We produce electricity at every moment, the atmosphere is continually electrified, we move among magnetic currents, yet millions of human beings lived for thousands of years without having suspected the existence of electricity. It may be the same with telepathy."

Furthermore, "physicists studying the quantum level noticed some peculiar things about this tiny world. For one, the particles that exist on this level have a way of taking on different forms arbitrarily. For example, scientists have observed photons -tiny packets of light- acting as both particles and waves. Even a single photon exhibits this shape shifting. Imagine if you looked and acted like a solid human being when a friend glanced at you, but when he looked back again you'd taken a gaseous (or spiritual) form."

Yes, imagine. Suddenly it's not so far-fetched after all, is it?

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