Originally posted by ATC_GOD
1. You mentioned in your post to ask ourselves if we meditate or pray on a regular basis. Is this something you feel is required to tap into these
gifts, or is it just a way to make them stronger?
2. You also say to ask ourselves if we thank god for things, ect. Do you believe a connection is required with god to be able to use these powers of
Oh...and practice doesn't make perfect btw.... Perfect practice does..
Look forward to your reply.
1. I mentioned those, because that's the method I personally use that works. They allow me "quiet" time, to get to know my thoughts better. So
whatever works for you! The object here is to be still and pay attention to what goes through your head.
2. I personally try to stay in a state of gratitude for everything, even the bad things. All things have a purpose and a reason. So I preempt any
negative thought by accepting what is happening, assuming that it is preparing me for something better just around the corner. In this way, I'm
generating positive thoughts, even through a dark time.
To answer your question about God....I think we all define God differently. To me, God is not a person, but is EVERYTHING. God IS everything, is IN
everything, therefore God knows all and sees all. So if God IS everything and is IN everything, then that would include us....right? So having a
"connection" to God is simply quieting the noise enough to connect with that spiritual "God-spark" inside of you. However you want to say it,
makes no matter, and it's not my intention to offend believers or non-believers. So I've tried to chose neutral wording that will bridge the gap.
I've just found it easier to comprehend if I consider that God is everywhere, including being inside of me. So, I don't have far to go to connect!
Think of it like this....
Most of us have no idea how cars are made or how to fix the new ones being manufactured today, with all the computerized parts. But we know how to
get in, start it, drive it, and turn it off. But then we see people randomly coming out of the woodwork, transforming their cars into something
different....those that run on water, or electric, or even vegetable oil. In a sense, they got "in touch" with the car and understood how it works
enough to use it in a completely different, more efficient way. Are our bodies really any different? Is the spark in the engine much different than
the spark of life inside us? We can't transform or even improve if we don't know what's there to begin with.
On the practice....you've got a good point. As long as we practice with the notion of getting better or being better than before, we will always