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reply to post by spartacus699
I experience the same things as the OP. I even experience it on the individual level which is more helpful to me in avoiding dangerous situations. Its a gift from God and transcends the material aspects of reality.
Some here are attributing the OP's experience as something that is an "interpretation" - the OP never mentioned anything of the sort. He told of what was happening in a straightforward factual manner and I saw no indication that he was speaking as if his experiences had been filtered through an "interpretative" lens.
Critics - usually scientific atheists enjoy using that word "interpretation" as if to say you couldn't possibly have experienced what you said you did. Its a verbal trick often used as a putdown. These types are usually non-western in their so-called "spiritual orientation" and are subject to the confusions inherent in many Eastern philosophies and meditative techniques. I think it best to pay them no mind.
PS - I have much more to contribute on this topic - later.
edit on 23-9-2013 by YodHeVauHe because: (no reason given)
Note: I'm not discounting or disagreeing with your interpretations of what you are perceiving.
The brain constructs the visual images you see from the patterns it receives. Wouldn't it be reasonable that some people can take conscious and subconscious cues and have their brain construct a visual representation of those cues? We don't actually *see* a cup... we see the representation of a cup due to the pattern signals received by the brain.
Most people tend to have a very low level ability to "feel" the mood of a room. Perhaps you are taking those same cues and visually representing them. Then when you pray... *your* perception of the situation shifts, and your representation shifts.
This would explain all the people stating they see auras around others... why there would be disagreement on what the different colors mean from person to person... etc. They are taking facial cues, body language, etc... and creating a visual representation of those cues rather than just an emotional one.
In a way... a form of synesthesia.edit on 23-9-2013 by BardingTheBard because: (no reason given)
reply to post by spartacus699
Hi, that sounds very interesting, something i would love to have myself. I cant give you any answers, but my question would be when your in churchs are they all the same or are some sensed as bad? Is god in the church itself?
Spirit of Wisdom (Ex. 28:3) -- Poor in spirit (Matt. 5:3)
Spirit of God (Gen. 1:2) -- Spirit of your father (Matt. 10:20)
Spirit of the Lord (Jud. 3:10) -- Strong in spirit (Luke 1:30)
Right spirit (Psalm 51:10) -- Spirit of truth (John 14:17)
Holy Spirit (Psalm 51:11) -- Spirit of life (Rom. 8:2)
Broken spirit (Psalm 51:17) -- Spirit of adoption (Rom. 8:15)
Spirit of princes (Psalm 76:12) -- Fervent in spirit (Rom. 12:11)
Faithful spirit (Prov. 11:13) -- Spirit of meekness (I Cor. 4:21)
Humble spirit (Prov. 16:19) -- Spirit of faith (II Cor. 4:13)
Excellent spirit (Prov. 17:27) -- Spirit of Jesus Christ (Phil. 1:19)
Spirit of man (Prov. 20:27) -- Eternal spirit (Heb. 9:14)
Patient in spirit (Ecc. 7:8) -- Meek and quite spirit (I Pet. 3:4)
Spirit of the ruler (Ecc. 10:4) -- Spirit of glory (I Pet. 4:14)
Spirit of judgment (Isa. 4:4) -- Spirit of prophecy (Rev. 19:10)
Spirit of understanding (Is. 11:2) -- Spirit of Elijah (II Kings 2:15)
Spirit of counsel/might (Is. 11:2) -- Contrite spirit (Psalm 34:18)
Spirit of knowledge (Is. 11:2) -- Good spirit (Psalm 143:10)
New spirit (Ezek. 11:19) -- Spirit of deep sleep (Isa. 29:10)
Spirit of holy gods (Dan. 4:8) -- Spirit of living creature (Ez. 1:20)
Spirit of grace and -- Spirit of holiness (Rom. 1:4)
supplication (Zec. 12:10) -- Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9)
Spirit of grace (Heb. 10:29) -- Quickening spirit (I Cor. 15:45
Free spirit (Psalm 51:12)
UNGODLY SPIRITS (FAMILIES)
Spirit of infirmity or -- Spirit of Antichrist (I John 4:3)
weakness (Luke 13:11) -- Spirit of fear (II Tim. 1:7)
Deaf spirit (Mark 9:25) -- Perverse spirit (Isa. 19:14)
Dumb spirit (Mark 9:25) -- Sorrowful spirit (I Sam. 1:15)
Blind spirit (Matt. 9:27) -- Spirit of slumber (Rom. 11:8)
Foul spirit (Mark 9:25; Rev. 18:2) -- Spirit of whoredoms (Hos. 5:4)
Unclean spirit (Matt. 14:43; -- Destroying spirit (Deut. 13:15)
Mark 1:23, 26; 3:30; 5:2,8; -- Evil spirit (Judges 9:23;
7:25) -- I Sam. 16:14-16, 23; 18:10; 19:9
Spirit of divination (Acts 16:16) -- Another spirit (II Cor. 11:4)
Spirit of bondage (Rom. 8:15) -- Hasty of spirit (Prov. 14:29)
Spirit of error (I John 4:6) -- Haughty spirit (Prov. 16:18)
Spirit of false doctrines -- Perverse spirit (Isa. 19:14)
(Ex. 23:1; Matt. 16:12) -- Spirit of jealousy (Num. 5:14)
Seducing spirits (I Tim. 4:1) -- Sad spirit (I Kings 21:5)
Jealous spirit (Num. 5:14, 30) -- Wounded spirit (Prov. 18:14)
Lying spirit (I Kings 22:22-23; -- Proud in spirit (Ecc. 7:8)
II Ch. 18:21-22) -- Spirit of burning (Isa. 4:4)
Familiar spirit (Lev. 20:27) -- Spirit of Egypt (Isa. 19:3)
I Sam. 28:7-8; I Ch. 10:13; -- Spirit of heaviness (Isa. 61:3)
II Ch. 33:6) -- Spirit of unclean devil (Luke 4:33)
Spirit of the world (I Cor. 2:12)
reply to post by Thorneblood
Well I'm talking about a lot more than energy. I'm talking about spiritual entities.