HOW WE LOOK at THINGS, PERSPECTIVE…

BY: BRAD CULLEN

 …tends to make them the way they are and what this means is that we need to take responsibility for what is, because we created it …just as it is. Scary thought, what?

WHAT IS YOUR PERSPECTIVE?

 Let’s carry it to extremes …what we believe and what we refuse to believe make whatever true. People receive healing power for others and spiritual healing for themselves simply by believing that it is possible. Others walk away without receiving anything because they refuse to believe it, rendering it untrue for them.

This is the essence of why Jesus said so often, “Your faith made you whole” …and why those of us who are involved in the spiritual healing process understand at our depths that we didn’t do anything …the SOURCE (by whatever other title or name) in us does the work   … “we” do nothing.

Our perspective, often dictates circumstances. Changing our perspective is simple. We merely need to understand that it is possible and be willing to look at it through a different window and once willing …to CHOOSE it.

Jesus said that nothing is impossible if you believe enough. What we fail to realize is that when we choose to refuse to believe …we’ve just rendered it untrue for us while others around us are enjoying the truth.

But then, that is merely my perspective.

Looking at it from this angle can be somewhat scary (if that’s the way we choose to look at it) …or looking at it from this angle can be totally rewarding and exciting …as we live in health and prosperity because we believed the SOURCE was willing to provide it and we were willing to receive it.

MORE ON PERSPECTIVE – WHAT ABOUT DISAGREEMENTS

Disagreement is like stones, arguing with the clouds

Disagreements are intellectual and have nothing to do with the unseen (with physical eyes) or spiritual realm. While that may sound a bit arbitrary or even arrogant, it is based on a simple perspective, a perspective based on experience brought about by healing power and spiritual healing which was brought about by persistently applied faith. We’ll come back to the importance of perspective, but first…

Please be careful, how you judge the foregoing …there is a system (persistently applied faith) at work here and if you try to apply something that is true and that works well in a different system, it doesn’t necessarily hold true in this system.

One of many illustrations which are amusing to me and at the same time which proves the immediately preceding paragraph and which underscores the silliness of disagreement is the man born blind who Jesus had reportedly healed.

Several religious guys who were in sharp disagreement with what Jesus did and when he did it were questioning the man rather intensely in order to trap Jesus in and by their legalistic religious arguments …so says the narrative.

The erstwhile blind, but now-seeing individual, finally got tired of their leading and manipulative questions …”look,” he said, “all I know is that once I was blind and now I can see,” and thereupon made his exit in the middle of their single-system (and therefore blind) argument.

What is the deep-seated need of the religious to disagree with the facts that fly in the face of their religious doctrine, and which leaves no room for the seeming supernatural or at least in “the correct” way which meets the demands of their teaching?

What difference do their arguments and questions make? I get e-mails daily from individuals who have no idea just how much their questions expose the fact that they are motivated by fear; fear of what? What difference does it make that we apparently have disagreement? I refuse to argue and here is that apparent arrogance raising its ugly head again …Once I was blind and now I can see. You can argue until you are blue in the face and ask questions which you believe prove that I must be “wrong,” or is it merely to assert that you hope you are “right?”

We are all one in the SPIRIT …we don’t just wish we were one, the asserted truth is, “We are one,” but don’t forget the qualifier …in the SPIRIT! This is a truth that is far beyond our ability to intellectually understand anything. We are not ONE in the physical realm …far from it. Therefore, what difference does it make who seems to be correct and who seems to be incorrect? We are both/all correct …just a matter of difference in perspective.

Now we can go back to the beginning and hopefully see why perspective is so important. When we look at things from a perspective grounded in a particular kind of training which works quite well for things in a particular system we are blinded to things which work well in a different system, but simply do not apply within our training.

Which bible is correct? Is the Rose without Thorns?

Here comes a curve …you’ll swing and miss (a sporting metaphor) if you don’t understand the dynamic… it comes directly from several English translations of the Bible and therefore we are talking about several perspectives, but which may not fit all views, get it?

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the LORD, but only from the physicians.

And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians.

And in the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and his malady was severe; yet in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.

And Asa is diseased — in the thirty and ninth year of his reign — in his feet, till his disease is excessive, and also in his disease he hath not sought Jehovah, but among physicians.

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the LORD, but only from the physicians.

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet–until his disease became very severe; yet in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but relied on the physicians.

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a disease in his feet, and his disease became increasingly severe. Yet even in his disease he didn’t seek the LORD but the physicians.

So we have redundancy, what? Remember the opening paragraph of this treatise …a system is at work and that system is persistently applied faith, the perspective comes from the results of that faith. King Asa appears to have persistently applied his faith toward physicians and what seems to be implied was that his faith brought about a particular result …his death.

Here’s a change-up (a baseball metaphor, which may not be at all in tune with the previous sporting metaphor); my point in all this may not be what you are thinking – and more seeming arrogance is that the system of persistently applied faith, referenced here, means faith that is directed toward the SOURCE of ALL systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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