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I Am: Spirituality and Science

Discussion in 'Theological Concepts' started by Unveiled Artist, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Veteran Member

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    We are all energy. There is no such thing as "who" we are because, like a ocean and waves, waves aren't separate from the ocean even though we perceive and speak of them that way. Our emotions and illusion of identity are like waves and when we understand we are energy as every single thing else, that illusion washes away. Meditation helps see that we are energy; and, when we experience (rather than read or hear) this oceanness, we are no longer our selves: no death, no life, but a continuum of being until we are experience energy and no longer exist as in perceive, rather, as waves apart from it.

    This is a recap. It's not religious in nature.

    Enjoy.



    Jeff Lieberman, an MIT-trained artist, scientist and engineer, makes a scientific argument for mystical experience. He asks us to challenge our perception of what we are, our relationship to the universe, and our relationship to one another. Our minds are "thought-generating machines." What we would happen if we could turn off the machine? If we could transcend our individual experience of the world?
     
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  2. Salvador

    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    I've personally experienced an out of body experience, which happened to me when I was 13 years old. It happened immediately after I had a fainting spell from hyperventilating and holding my breath in such a way that I'd forced myself to pass out. When I woke up from this fainting spell, I was floating outside and above my body. While I was floating outside and above my body, everything in the room started spinning around me and then became brightly illuminated with a blinding white light which blinded me until I descended back into my body. During this floating out of my body sensation, I felt as though I were weightless, like energy.
     
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    That's an inspiring experience. Did you learn something from it, about life?
     
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    Salvador RF's Swedenborgian

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    I felt as though I was on the verge of making some sort of contact with the spiritual realm, but I fell short; For awhile, I never thought anything more of this experience. I'm now very-open minded to the notion my consciousness is somehow connected to a wave of energy.

     
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