Logic in Religion

A lack of logic in religion is one of the reasons that churches are becoming less attractive to people, but it is also responsible for much of the conflict in the world. It is time to replace mystery and man-made doctrines with the logic that existed before power-hungry took it from us.

In this episode we have a lively exchange and cover: • The first Christians • Scientifically based theologians • Origen of Alexandria • The consistency of spiritual and material laws • Socrates, Plato & Aristotle (who contributed what) • The order and logic of God/Creator • The making of a true philosopher • The book of Revelation as history, not prophecy • The Restoration of All Things (Origen’s teaching) versus the Doctrine of Salvation • Rhetoric versus Wisdom.

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What is the relation between our soul and our mind, according to modern science?

First of all, modern science does not recognize the soul, but rather they are struggling with the difference between consciousness and the brain. I was just at a mental health presentation at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, which was focusing on the use of psychedelic drugs in treatment. One of the presenters said: “We do not understand the difference between consciousness and the brain.” I asked this member: “Then how can you effectively treat illnesses of consciousness?”

The best modern scientific research on this subject is being done by the Division of Perceptual Studies – University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Bruce Greyson, who has spent over a half of a century scientifically researching thousands of Near-Death Experiences. Through this extensive research, this is what modern science is willing to say:

The seventh lesson is that NDE’s raise questions about the continuation of consciousness after death. If it is true that minds can function in extreme circumstances without physical brains, that is may be possible that minds can continue to exist after the death of the brain.

An answer to what happens after death, may be beyond today’s scientific methods, or it may be just beyond our scientific imagination, but the scientific answer, if it ever comes, will likely be through indirect evidence, like the trail of bubble subatomic particles leave in a bubble chamber. I don’t know if some kind of continued consciousness after death is the best explanation for NDE experiencers seeing loved ones that no one knew had died, but I do not have any alternative explanation for the evidence. We may eventually come up with another explanation, but until then, some form of continued consciousness after death seems to be the most plausible working model. The evidence, that under extreme conditions, we can see beyond the range that our physical senses see and hear, and that we can remember things our physical brains have not processed, comes not just from NDE’s but from a variety of research avenues. So, it makes sense to me to live our lives as if this is really the way things are. That we are more than our physical bodies, that some part of us may continue after our physical bodies stop working, and that we may be intimately connected to something greater than ourselves. And that has tremendous implications as to how we live our lives, and for what makes our lives meaningful and worthwhile.

Ref: After by Dr. Bruce Greyson – Chapter 20.

Modern science has come a long way in the past 30 years on this subject, but practicing doctors are still being taught that a human is purely a physical being. Until doctors and researchers are taught what Greyson has discovered, those suffering illnesses of consciousness or of the soul, will not receive effective care.

Back to your original question: What is the difference between the soul and the mind? Greyson hints at this point in his NDE studies. He says that the experiences people have when their brain is not functioning are more real than normal memories, because consciousness (the soul) is not being filtered by the brain. Humans who have reached a high level of enlightenment are able to access the unfiltered knowledge and wisdom of their soul.

Be cautious when going into a spiritual business

I have had many discussions with psychics and spiritual practitioners, and discovered some common patterns. Many of the practicing psychics have gone through a difficult childhood/adulthood and had a spiritual awakening – discovering their gift. They have gone into their practice without the needed preparation, to ensure:

  • Protection from negative energies
  • Protection from outside spiritual influences – familiar spirits, lost spirits, vengeful spirits and evil spirits.
  • Discernment between the benevolent spirit world and the malevolent

Going into business in a spiritual business makes these matters worse, as one is subject to more negative thoughts from exposure on the internet, and worse, to spiritual beings that want to influence the spiritually gifted. I have written about this for The Spiritual Biz Magazine, and you can read the article here.

Healing Energies Through Spirituality with Shawn Murphy

October 20, 2022 – Healing Energies Through Spirituality with Shawn Murphy with Teresa from TNT Spirit Works

While we exist here on the planet we all experience duality. This duality shows up all around us like day/night, sadness/happiness, depressed/enthusiastic and many, many other ways and forms. My guest today has embraced dualities through his Torn Between Two World Books and he is here today to shed light on how to increase your spiritual strength and increase your resistance to the negativity that you are subjected to.

You can find the podcast on BuzzSprout.

Upcoming episode of Enthusiastically Spiritual Podcast

 

I am excited because this coming week is the release of the episode we created. As I was getting it ready for release I was reminded of the powerful messages you shared and how your work is so needed in the world right now. Teresa Shantz

The Sharjah International Book Fair 2022

Shawn Murphy has written a hands-on spiritual health guide from his lifelong study of the spiritual world, drawing on numerous sources of healing energies. This is the fourth book in a highly rated series, written after answering thousands of spiritual questions on Quora. After recently going through his fifth spiritual wakening, Shawn has continued his learning by collaborating with other spiritual healers, refining his spiritual healing techniques, and sharing this knowledge with his many followers.

The techniques described in the book are applicable for any stage of spiritual development, from those suffering from mental illness to those developing their mediumistic or clairvoyant gifts.

Available on Amazon and Audible

The Frankfurt Book Fair 2022

Shawn Murphy has written a hands-on spiritual health guide from his lifelong study of the spiritual world, drawing on numerous sources of healing energies. This is the fourth book in a highly rated series, written after answering thousands of spiritual questions on Quora. After recently going through his fifth spiritual wakening, Shawn has continued his learning by collaborating with other spiritual healers, refining his spiritual healing techniques, and sharing this knowledge with his many followers.

The techniques described in the book are applicable for any stage of spiritual development, from those suffering from mental illness to those developing their mediumistic or clairvoyant gifts.

Available on Amazon and Audible

Raising Spiritual Children on My Spiritual Shenanigans

What are the 3 roles of a parent in raising a spiritual child? How can you prevent your own biases from being projected onto your kids? How can parents develop more patience and capacity to raise their children in today’s stressful age? And many other fascinating questions explored with spiritual author Shawn Murphy.

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2022 Spiritual Retreat Day 8

The end of a mediation week is full of emotion for me, having to leave this beautiful atmosphere and to return to the daily grind. After 27 years, you would think it world be old hat, but I am surprised each time about how much I have learned during the week and am humbled by how much I still have to learn. The theme for the week was:

“lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matt 28:20)

In today’s modern world, we are able to put these words into perspective. The end of the world is estimated to be in 2 to 3 billion years from now, when the Earth will enter the uninhabitable zone, as the sun increases in size. We also have learned the power of the network and the power of the web. Jesus is not alone in Heaven. There are billions of trillions of inhabitants in Heaven, all who serve its King – and they are all networked in a spiritual web. This is how the King maintains connection to all of humanity, through the billions of guardian angels who look over His sheep.

I am so grateful to the spiritual world, for its inspiration, its guidance, and its protection.

2022 Spiritual Retreat Day 7

On the seventh day of my annual week-long retreat we discussed the best ways to help the soul of a lost love one. 

When we lose a loved one, it is important to separate your personal needs from the needs of the loved one’s soul. Let me explain. When we lose a loved one, we are left with various emotions, based on our relation to them. These can be sorrow, loss and a deep desire to hold on to them. They can disappointment, regret and a desire for revenge or a second chance.

When praying for a loved one, we don’t what your personal needs to impact the prayer for the loved one which may hinder their afterlife, and can impact your own life. For instance, if we hold a person’s soul close to us after they died through our longing to be with them, this will keep them from entering their afterlife. And if you look at the life’s works of Dr. Edith Fiore and Dr. Carl Wickland you will find that when these spirits remain in our lives, the can cause various symptoms of mental illness. Especially if there was disappointment in the relationship.

So, as in most things in life, it is important to take care ourself before we can help others. Before praying for the deceased loved one, ask God for the strength you need to go on without them. If there was conflict in the relationship, ask God to forgive yourself and forgive them. Once you have asked God to help you with your needs, then you can pray for the deceased loved one for God to fulfill their needs. Such a prayer might look like this.

Dear God, please take my loved one into your hands and give them everything they need to find their place in your Heaven. He/she has gone ahead of me and I do not want to hold him/her back from their advancement in Heaven. I will try my utmost to live my life to make him/her happy until we are able to meet again.