Yes, many of the ideas and theories that metaphysics deals with seem really, really weird – even crazy – until they prove to be true.
Examples of weird:
- Investigative journalist, Lynne McTaggart stretches the imagination with her talk about the secret force of the universe, called “The Field,” and how it responds to our thoughts and intentions.
- Dr. Masaru Emoto claims to have discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them.
- Michael Talbot introduces the concept of the universe as a giant hologram containing both matter and consciousness as a single field.
- Larry Dossey talks about mind and being independent of matter, time, and space.
- Metaphysicians talk about synchronistic knowing, intuition, dreaming consciousness, and paranormal experiences.
The secret force of the universe? Thoughts affecting water crystals? Paranormal experiences? Sounds crazy. Right?
Not so new point of view
Need I remind you that some of the world’s greatest thinkers offended the beliefs of their contemporaries and were mocked and sometimes killed before their “crazy” theories proved to be true. And that not all that long ago, we called space travel and many of today’s advanced forms of technology science fiction.
Also, take the example of the Monarch Butterfly. From egg (four days) to caterpillar (two weeks) to chrysalis (ten days) to adult (two to six weeks) to death, a total life cycle of less than ten weeks. Can you imagine the result if the caterpillar were resistant to change and capable of thinking, “This isn’t possible”?
In her book, When the Heart Waits, Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions, Sue Monk Kidd reminds us that the Greek word for soul is psyche, and is often symbolized as a butterfly. She says that the fullness of one’s soul evolves slowly and we’re asked to go within to gestate the newness God is trying to form. “Would the posture of the cocoon allow me a way to shed old embedded patterns of living and move into a more genuine humanity where the authentic self breaks through?”
Put simply, metaphysics answers the question, “What is?”
You’re probably wrinkling your forehead about now and saying, “I ask that question all the time.”
Exactly. We all do.
When we wonder about and have an opinon about reality, we are in a metaphysical point of view.
Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy closely related to spirituality, but not tied to any particular religion. It answers any question about reality that cannot be answered by scientific observation and experimentation.
“Contemplation lifts our consciousness into an atmosphere of receptivity, into a consciousness where miracles can take place.” ~ Joel Goldsmith
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The short video below defines and helps take some of the weird out of philosophical discipline of metaphysics.
For a deeper understanding of metaphysics go to whatismetaphysics.com.
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