18 Oct The Material World and the Spiritual World
Greetings! If you did the thought-experiment that prepares you for this post, you now have a quite clear idea of
- what the spiritual world looks like to you
- yourself in it, and
- what’s important in it.
You also have a clear idea of the material world.
Trick Question: What Does the Material World Look Like?
Remember that in the thought-experiment, we said the question, “What does it look like?” about the spiritual world was a sneaky question. That’s because in our view, the material world looks like your spiritual world.
The material world looks like your spiritual world.
“How can this be?” you ask me.
Well, let me ask you instead how it can not be. We both know, you and I, that the one is much bigger than the other. You found that when you did the thought-experiment.
The best reason for this is that the spiritual world includes the material world.
It’s Part of the Spiritual World–But Only A Part
Try living in the material world as you live in the spiritual world. Those of you who replied in the comments to the thought-experiment clearly have a lot of detailed information that helps you do this. (You may have questions. Ask them!)
But if you’ve created a dichotomy (a dualism, a separation) between the two worlds, you mightn’t believe me about this at first. You might believe there are really two worlds.
I challenge you: try this week’s thought-experiment:
Try living in the material world as you live in the spiritual world.
What would it take? If you like the thought-experiment, try making it a “real” experiment!
Let us know how it goes.