Hypnotic random thoughts about God, answer to Job, evil spirit, hostile universe, Carlos Castaneda, Carl Jung ...
230. Hypnotic thoughts about the forever unknowable Cosmic Medium
There are realities which are known and the realities which are unknown.
The reality of God is UNKNOWABLE - unknowable to the logical mind.
"Persisting further, I told him that, even the greatest contemporary scientific minds seem to accept the REALITY of GOD.
I told him that, our contemporary theoretical physics has become pretty MYSTICAL, and some of the statements made by the highest ranking physicists were not much different form the statements made by the religious leaders throughout the ages.
I quoted to my client a statement made by Robert Laughlin - a contemporary physicist and a Nobel Prize laureate.
I told him that, Laughlin in the year 2000, said that: "The reality most likely unfolds like a wave from some forever UNKNOWABLE COSMIC MEDIUM".
I also pointed out that, if we replaced the words: COSMIC MEDIUM - in Laughlin’s statement - by the word GOD, we would be speaking rather strong religious language."
Laughlin wrote a great book entitled A Different Universe, in which he writes about the nature of the reality we live in.
Anyone who's interested in the Reality of God will find this book utterly fascinating.
229. By Carlos Castaneda ...
I'm coming back in my thoughts to the books by Carlos Castaneda, which I've read, (some of them several times over) and which have shaped a lot of my thinking about the nature of the reality we live in.
Since all of the Castaneda's books are essentially about the human relationship with the Spirit - it's fitting to talk about them here, and not only talk, but also show the titles which you may want to explore.
I highly recommend Castaneda's writings to anyone who's interested in developing a relationship with the Spirit, and "using" the power which it engenders for various purposes of life.
What follows are the titles:
228. Hypnotic thoughts about putting God on trial
The main entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp
This is a very short story about the Jews who put God on trial in one of the concentration camps.
When the trial of God came to its end, the chief Rabbi announced the verdict by saying: "We have found God to be guilty and now LET'S PRAY".
227. Hypnotic thoughts about counting on God
Considering the contents of my Random Thoughts, which I have written so far - on this page of my Toronto Hypnosis Clinic website - would you say that the God's "children" can count on God?
Would you still pray to God hoping that He would help you, protect you, and be there for you, whenever you need Him?
Is God a loving God?
Does God really care?
The common human experience fails to register a God of love.
The common human experience, just as the experience of Job (Random Thought # 222) speaks AGAINST a God of love and forces us to accept a God of horrors.
I've met a lot of people who told me: "Who needs a God that allows for the horrors of this world to happen?"
226. Hypnotic thoughts about being alone in the hostile Universe
In the Art of Dreaming - a book that belongs to the famous series of books by Carlos Castaneda - Don Juan says:
"I am alone in a hostile universe, and I have learned to say, So be it!"
I do believe that this mental stance - which so many people assume, is the main cause of the epidemic of anxiety in our contemporary society.
Most people do believe that the world is hostile but they have never learned to say: SO BE IT!
225. Does God protect the little children?
Does God protect the little children?
Of course NOT!
Twenty children were killed by a gunman who invaded the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton-USA in 2012.
Does God protect the teenagers?
Of course NOT!
69 teenagers died in 2011, in Norway, in the summer camp massacre.
Does God protect the adults?
Of course NOT!
50 million people died in the world war two.
Do you think that God protects you?
I can hear you say: Yes! He does!
224. Hypnotic thoughts about the Evil spirit from God ...
I'd like you to read the following Biblical verse and arrive at your own conclusions.
"And whenever the evil spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the evil spirit would go away."
1 Samuel 16:23
223. Hypnotic thoughts about believing versus not believing in God
I'd like to devote this Random Thought of mine to the issue of believing versus not believing in God.
You see... As long as you conceptualize God as an old man with a long white beard - just as "He" is portrayed on the image presented above - you are going to have issues regarding believing versus not believing in the benevolent and loving God.
On the other hand, if you equate God with the Infinite Creative Intelligence, then, you may be able to accept the play of that Creative Power, as it manifests Itself through EVERYTHING THAT IS.
And as you take such a mental stance of acceptance of the Creative Play of Reality - the issues of believing versus not believing in God instantly disappear from your mind.
You suddenly see that there is NOTHING TO BELIEVE IN!
And you may be even quite bewildered by such realization.
You can see the Creative Play of the Divine Reality as IT unfolds itself, right in front of your eyes - and you realize that you don't have to believe in IT'S unfoldment, just as you don't have to believe in the unfoldment of the patterns of the clouds on the sky.
I've said above that you "may be able to accept IT", but the reality is such that, you have NO CHOICE in terms of either accepting IT or rejecting IT - simply because WHAT IS, IS, and it exists independently of whether your mind accepts IT or rejects IT.
The story of Job, which I've presented in my Random Thought #222, reflects the reality of God that exists beyond your concepts of what is good and what is evil. God in the story of Job doesn't explain "Himself".
God forces Job to accept God without questioning "His" wisdom.
We could as well replace the calamities that befall Job with the realities of tsunamis, tornados, concentration camps and we would have basically the same story on our hands.
In each case it would be a story of SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENING as a result of a DIVINE WHIM, which defies our human understanding.
God in the story of Job is not a "good" God.
God in the story of Job is utterly terrible, unjust, cruel - anything but the benevolent and loving God.
And why is it that the Bible would portray God as such in the story of Job?
It would portray "Him" as such because this is what "He" is!
At least, this is what one of "His" faces is, and there is nothing that can be done about it.
"He" is the God of healing and the God of killing (see my Random Thought # 221).
222. Hypnotic thoughts about the story of Job
The Biblical story of Job - described in the book of Job - is a story about how God indirectly tortured one of his most faithful servants.
The book of Job starts with a chit-chat between God and the Satan, which results in a terrible wager.
The Satan proposes a bet against God, saying that if he is allowed to torture Job, Job is going to curse God.
God accepts the wager, and tells the Satan to go ahead and do whatever he wants, except anything that would result in the death of Job.
As a result of the Satan's actions Job loses all of his vast wealth, and all of his children die. He becomes stricken with a horrible disease, but in spite of all the calamities that fall upon him he refuses to curse God.
Job repeatedly asks God: "Why do you torture me in this way - me, who has always been your most faithful servant?"
Job's repeated questions remain without God's answer, until finally God says to Job: "Who are you to question my wisdom?"
God has never answered Job's question - He has never justified himself as to why he would enter into the terrible wager against Satan, which resulted in the unspeakable sufferings of Job.
Famous psychiatrist - the author of the therapeutic method known as the Jungian Analysis - Carl Jung, was so disturbed by the behavior of God in the book of Job that he wrote a book entitled Answer To Job.
In his book Jung ventures into a speculation that God finally felt that He had to make up for the sufferings of Job, and incarnated Himself as Jesus in order to die the torturous death on the cross.
The story of Job, and the closure which Carl Jung applied to it are on one hand entertaining, and on another hand reflect the TERRIFYING NATURE of God.
The story of Job can terrify the minds of those who seek their spiritual consolation through reading the books of the Bible.
It can work on the sensitive human minds as a powerful form of an intensely negative hypnosis - engendering anxiety, doubt in the Love of God, and a whole bunch of other negative emotions.
Well, yes... I am actually saying here that reading of the Bible can be a really dangerous thing.
221. "I am the one who kills ..."
I've met a lot of people through my Toronto Hypnosis Clinic practice, who told me that they didn't believe in God because of the extent of the suffering which they saw in the world.
They would say things like: "I don't have any use for God who would allow all of these terrible things to happen".
They obviously thought that God SHOULD BE a good God.
A memory comes to me as I'm typing these words - a memory of my friend telling me: "You have to be very careful when you get close to God because God is EVERYTHING".
He does believe in God, but obviously he doesn't think that God SHOULD BE a good God.
He is somehow able to accept the God of healing and the God of killing.
He is actually in line with the Biblical verse which says:
"There is no other God but me! I am the one who kills and gives life; I am the one who wounds and heals; no one can be rescued from my powerful hand!"
I've presented the above quote as a part of my Random Thoughts because of its intensely negative hypnotic nature.
The above presented Biblical quotation has the potential of working as a frightening - anxiety engendering - hypnotic suggestion on the minds of all those who take the Bible as the unquestionable truth about the nature of reality.