Generally speaking: Do you believe God (of your understanding / faith) is always speaking with humanity? And then to hear him, it is for those with 'an ear with which to listen' sort of thing going on? Do you believe that people in the modern era are genuinely able to communicate with God?
More specifically: Do you experience a communication from God, or Divine Spirit? Do you think it is plausible that God speaks to us in many ways, say via an internal voice, a song, a story, another person, a burning bush, etc.?
Also curious what this says about 'God's Word' but perhaps that's another question.
I think many believers will limit, for themselves, God and God's ability to communicate with Creation by assertively stating that God's Words are found in say this book, and only this book. And then somehow are told or hear that everything outside of that particular communication is a false god and not to be trusted as Divine Word. So, I think that stated loophole, wherever it is coming from, is possibly the opposite of helpful as it would seem to set up humanity with either confusion of what God really wants us to know or manifests as God does play favorites to whom God will speak to, or through.
asked 11 Aug '13, 11:39
Just look around and open both your heart and mind. When we begin to really look and listen we start to see and hear with more than just our eyes and ears. God is always communicating with us, the question is are we always open to see and hear what's being conveyed?
answered 11 Aug '13, 13:06
Everything as already been reveal. You need to be born of water and spirit overcome and go above it takes over 40 days. Then you will not only hear him you will see him. Blessed are the merciful they will be given mercy, Blessed are the peacemakers they will be called sons of God, Blessed are the pure of heart they will see God. There is light in a person of light and it shine on the whole world if not it is dark. A little child of seven days have just told you this so that you may find the place of life. The choice is your. Clean the inside of the cup the darkness cannot go to the light.
Let there be light, be the light that you can, be experience and enjoy.
update: to help you out: Categorizing the brain's electrical activity by brainwave frequency, they determined that active, thought-engaged brain states such as might be experienced while reading, conversing or directing the attention outwardly towards people, things, or problems are beta waves (13 or more cycles per second). A brain at restful peace whose attentions are directed internally upon itself in watching or witnessing its own thoughts or in contemplation of its interior spiritual contents registers slower alpha waves (8 to 12 cycles per second). A brain in an even more profound state of rest, a state in which mandalas and strange, little pictures (hypnogogic or hypnopompic images) blink into it with peculiar clarity, registers theta waves (4 to 7 cycles per second). In theta, archetypes may be directly encountered in their symbolic forms. A sleeping brain registers delta waves (0 to 4 cycles per second).
Meditation occurs only in the alpha and theta ranges.
Anybody can repeat the experiment which proved their point. Simply take a ping-pong ball, cut it in half along its seam and, using transparent tape, tape each half over an eye. The eye should be able to see nothing but the inside of the ball. Then, with opened eyes, turn to face a light source. In very short order, the field of vision will begin to shimmer, undulate and form itself into gray or iridescent shapes which circle around and continuously retreat and advance. Concentrate upon these shapes. These are the evidence of alpha. Don't let your attention divert itself to anything else. If an outside thought intrudes, dismiss it and return to the shapes. Study them. Let them fascinate.
In this technique, called 'ganzfeld' - a German word which means complete field - alpha waves are generated by staring at a blank, preferably white, bright visual field and holding the eyes steadily upon it. A white-wall fulfills this condition. All that is necessary is that the wall occupy the complete field of vision so that distractions are eliminated. (Training, however, can filter out distractions.) This technique is so powerful a generator of alpha that, contrary to Suzuki's suspicions, it easily could have started a wall-gazing revolution.
Bodhi dharma meditated 9 year. Jesus and Buddha 40 days.
it is simple to see. you can make your own research if you do not believe that I am telling you the truth.
another update to help you understand the inside work: if you would have a pile of paper with a hole in the middle that make a passage and you would pull some sheet on the left on the right up and down and each of those page are from the soul(heart and mind) and the cover page is the veil of the mind(where you fill the gap and put some ignore paint) and that little book is you and you can read that book only by seeing the reflection on the water when it is at peace and not in darkness what work would you have to do to align it in truth?
once this is done you will see the light by the passage that will communicate with you to solve your inner division until the 2 becomes one. once this is done with out fear the last narrow gate can be cross then you overcome and go above to the kingdom.
Jesus saw infants being suckled. He said to his disciples, "These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom." They said to him, "Shall we then, as children, enter the kingdom?" Jesus said to them, "When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter the kingdom."
Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."
Jesus said, "If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."
Jesus said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"
God is always communicating. The better question is how can we better hear Him? Among our collection of religious artifacts is this silver earwax spoon worn by Ethiopian priests. It is a constant reminder that we need to listen to God.
When someone asks if they can pray for me, I always ask the same thing, that I might hear God better.
answered 25 Aug '13, 11:35
the Unconditional Source
planned for mankind to grow
nurtures his development
the ALL has sent many
answered 12 Aug '13, 15:40
As you may know or not, I own and wrote many experiments for my Yahoo group "The God Consciousness Experiment."
I have a new experiment to hear God talking. Affirm over and over every night when you are tired, "God talks to people." You are not affirming God talks to you so there is little resistance to this affirmation. Again in the morning when you awaken affirm, "God talks to people." Keep up with this affirmation and see if you start to notice anything different.
We must first have our eyes single, fixed on the same sight. Our conscious and subconscious must agree. Our left and right brain must agree. We can not affirm we believe but then doubt that is like walking and trying to look in two different directions.
In saying, "God talks to people" you are making a statement your conscious and subconscious can agree with. This is where the miracles start to happen.
answered 25 Aug '13, 04:46
All those who speak of God agree that God creates everything.
Doesn't everything include all the books that contain Gods words?
Why should we examine the validity of all that God created?
answered 17 Aug '13, 17:17
I would fundamentally disagree with the premise of the question itself. "God" is a subjective ideal that people personify in their own minds eye and then project as a "perceived" objective reality. According to my Tradition this is considered avodah zara (idolatry). Any image- even a mental one- is a concealment of the truth or the Light. IMO it is best to eliminate the view that "God" is a person and think of it as a Principle. It is a continuously unfolding process that you are apart of and are becoming. When you are in tune with an expanded consciousness then you hear from your soul/higher self and this is hearing from "God" but this is done from within not by trying to find a personage of "God" that you perceive as exterior to yourself.
answered 21 Aug '13, 10:58
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