Two Paths. Science and the Mind and Spirituality and the Heart.
Jesus advocated for the latter, the path through the heart. The narrow gate, which few have the courage to enter, fearing the experience, as the children of Israel, chosen to represent us the people, feared ascending the mount, which is to surmount the painful emotions of the heart. But as there is physical pain with physical birth, there is spiritual (emotional) pain with spiritual birth. The busier we can keep our mind, the less time we have to think about how we feel, which is exactly what these Science-Mind doctrines do.
They keep us distracted with their convoluted theories, taking us down the wrong road, but hopefully not so long as to keep us from entering the kingdom of God while we are still on this side, which will keep us from entering it on the other side, “on earth as it is in heaven.” Wherever we are in the ascension, transformation, purification, or salvation process at the time we leave the earthly realm is where we will be in the spiritual realm. The Bible speaks of two kingdoms, the kingdom of heaven, symbolizing the realm of the mind and the kingdom of God, symbolizing the realm of the Heart.
These Science-Mind doctrines fall under the church of THYATIRA in the book of Revelation, the last of the four that pertain to the religions, and the religious and scientific beliefs that formed between the middle of the first century up until the twenty-first century, all of which have roots in Christianity. Scientific Spirituality was born out of Scientific Revolution that took place during the Renaissance Period (1400-1600), the word Renaissance meaning rebirth; the birth of new ideas. It took new scientific ideas of the revolution that occurred in the late seventeenth to eighteenth century and combined them with elements of the Christian Religion. “Science and Religion are in full accord…” Religion and Science are of the Mind. Spirituality is of the Heart.
Spirituality: the state, quality, or fact of being spiritual. Spiritual: of, concerned with, or affecting the soul.
It is soul that is being affected by these religious and scientific pseudo-spirituality doctrines, the wide gate so many have chosen to enter.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:” Matthew 7:13 KJV
The destruction is spiritual; of the soul, as these religious and scientific approaches to spirituality only serve to keep us from entering that strait gate called the heart, where we will complete our spiritual works, our soul reaching its full potential through a spiritual creation. These works, which are spiritual (of the heart), not scientific (of the mind) are synonymous with faith… ” but science and faith are in complete discord.” Kahlil Gibran
Where Science ends, Spirituality begins.
Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2021