Sunday, September 4, 2011
What does spiritual mean to you?
Spiritual to me simply means beyond the 5 senses.
I think folks who drank like me were spiritual seekers from the start.
The haters are astounded and offended when A.A. claims that the summoning of help from God is a must.
There are wonderful scientists, doctors, therapists, chemists, etc. out there. But even they are not immune to the need to appeal to the Divine... imo.
David R. Hawkins says this about depression in Power vs Force on page 278;
"Subtle grades of depression kill more people than all of the other diseases of mankind combined. There is no anti-depressant that will cure the depression that's spiritually based, for the malaise doesn't originate from brain dysfunction, but from an accurate response to the desecration of life. The body is the reflection of the spirit in its physical expression, and It's problems are the dramatization of the struggles of the spirit that gives life. A belief that we ascribe to "out there" has its effect in here." Everyone dies by his own hand- that's a hard clinical fact, not a moral view."
Hawkins loves A.A. So it stands to reason that he's got his haters.
I haven't gotten to the "how to understand radical atheism" section yet.
I may need to write that one myself.
Now to be fair to the garden variety atheist, Hawkins says this,
"Religions that fall below 500 may preach love, but they won't be able to practice it. And no religious system that encourages war can claim spiritual authority without the blatant hypocrisy that's made atheists of many honest men."
Ouch. That's a tough one to swallow.
Rob B's therapy vid for MA;
Now, my brain chemistry vid for MA;