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Spiritual Crisis

August 14, 2014 , ,

What is a spiritual crisis? They are all over the biblical stories and the parables we are taught about heroes.  Some power that is not explained in the regular time bound reality has an influence on the character. Through hardship, or magic, or stressful change the hero, or the hero people,  become stronger than the force that had power over them.  There must be a zillion versions of this in video gaming.  Comic superhero figures and stories are based on supernatural battles in altered states with magical super powers thrown into the mix.  We see our religion and entertainment in terms of spiritual crisis pending or resolving, or causing trauma.  Why do we think of our everyday world as void of spiritual energy?  What makes us draw a line between reality and spirit?  Why do we think only shamans or monks have obligations to the spirit world?  Just as prayer and meditation will not repair the roof, tar and roofing tiles alone will not restore peace and security inside a home that has been bombed.  Everyone has both an earthly reality to tend and a higher meaning to life.

Looking at world events as evolving from a spiritual rather than  scientific or political causes might change the way we act and react.  Our own souls have certain obligations or tasks that coincide with the talents we have been given.  It is time to find right livelihood and spend our time and energy uplifting those who need help and who are seeking spiritual guidance.  At the end of life, no matter how and when that comes, we will not be concerned about how many insignificant tasks we have completed or how many hours we put on the clock doing busy work.  We will wonder if we have done what we have the talent to do, and if we have contributed the gift that was ours to create.  Much ado is being made about the suicide of Robin Williams this week.  Without diagnosing him or making light of all the circumstances (which I don’t know) I see this incident as a crisis of spirit, like the wars around the world.  It makes me sad, but I view it as a call for profound change.  We need to shift our outlook, about 2 octaves higher.

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Most of the time we fight on a spiritual level. Occasionally, it gets physical. I think one must know how to use the weapons of the spirit. I have learned in church. It has been painful but instructive. Many quit Churches for just that reason. Then they risk getting really hurt down the line. Spiritual Warfare is real and important but mostly minimized or just ignored. Most remain ignorant and untrained.


Frederick Edward rehfeldt

August 15, 2014

Agreed. The signs, symbols, and deeper meanings are ignored today.
Proverbs 13:3
Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.



August 15, 2014

I think it’s really an interesting video . I think that Frederick’s comment is pretty spot on.


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

August 18, 2014

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