In an earlier post we covered Survival Mode. Once people recognize they are in survival mode, the issue quickly becomes: How do I get out of survival mode? This week we will be answering this question.
In order to understand the process of getting out of survival mode, we are going to need two tools. The first tool will reconcile the conflict between the Physical and the Spiritual.
We are Physical beings. We are also Spiritual beings. The sources of contradiction with philosophical beliefs usually come down to finding a relationship between these two areas and logic. For example, is the brain/mind Physical or Spiritual?
The overwhelming majority of people speak as if Thinking and the Spiritual are mutually exclusive. Most of the time, this belief is blatant. However, there are subtler versions of this belief. For example, some people say, “I’m more artistic and you are more scientific.” This comment shows the person doesn’t think it is possible to be both completely emotional and completely logical. I believe the Bible says Thinking and the Spiritual are not mutually exclusive.
Basically, the way to resolve the relationship is to view growth as a progression from the Physical to the Spiritual through Thinking. Thinking is a process. In keeping with the Law of Causality, we would say, “Thinking is a cause and growth in the Spiritual is the effect”. Let’s define each area:
“Physical” - tangible things (“Have”) AND emotions without known cause.
“Spiritual” - intangible things (“Are”) AND emotions with known cause.