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Imagined Reason

If ever there was a reason to believe in a Creator, a God, thee God, the only conscious entity responsible for the very existence of our own conscious mind, then, essentially, questioning the very existence of such a God, ironically, provides the only reason truly conceivable by humans. The very act of wonder, of questioning, of doubting enables us to create an abstract concept that is either responsible for everything within our reality or it is purely a figment of our imagination. Our imagination is an immensely useful tool (since our inventiveness stems from it). We conceive every truth we accept already in our reality and measure it with the instruments we understand and explain things using terms that can be translated and shared with others. We conceptualize, theorize, and formulate ideas in our imagination. We “see” things in our mind’s eye and then set out to prove it is what we think it is. And when we do, we call it a discovery and hail it a great feat for mankind. We piece together in our heads what we cannot do in the physical world –or at least what we can see with our naked eyes.

They say, “Seeing is believing.” But we know our eyes can be manipulated. It’s what magicians exploit during their magic tricks. Optical illusions can make someone believe they are somewhere they are not. Eyesight is inherently flawed because our minds have to compensate for illogical things we witness. And during that compensation period, our minds have a tendency to create a reality that may not have been what was actually seen. Our eyesight in the real world is bound by its physical limitations. Inherently, these limitations cannot physically process outside the capacity of its perception. Essentially, our physical vision is incapable of rendering an accurate picture of what reality truly looks like. Its inadequacy is largely due to our physical composition. Therefore, by default, we are only going to understand that which is within our physical capacities. By that, we are simply not able to know God in all his glory in our present physical state. The only attribute we can lean on for such renderings is our imagination. However, because our imagination is difficult to measure, we simply do not know its real limitations. That makes imagination both wonderful and problematic. Since we exist in a particular physical dimension, we can only imagine what other dimensions are like. And since we cannot measure this, we cannot know for sure if we should believe whole-heartedly that which we imagine to be potentially true –to the point we accept certain concepts as truth.

The only way we can see what Heaven must be like, for example, is through the use of our imagination because there are no physical pictures to reference. We often imagine Heaven based on others’ descriptions of visions, experiences and what we consider beautiful in this physical dimension. We think Heaven must have some commonalities with this dimension because that is what is appealing to us. We only know and accept what we see and what we see are things bound by the limitations of this dimension and this world. We can, therefore, accommodate what we cannot process with grander physical properties and details than the best offerings of this world. Our acceptance that Heaven must be far greater than anything we currently know certainly feeds into our worldly desires. Thus, people can excuse themselves from any accountability for the ills of our societies by imagining Heaven as a luxurious, plush, sin-accepting place that endlessly supplies “good people” with all their earthly desires. Unfortunately, the Bible itself makes no such claim, yet it is widely believed to be so.

This begs the question: What, then, could Heaven really be like? It can be surmised Heaven exists in a dimension not bound by the same physical limitations of this world. What must it look like, feel like, smell like? Would our five human senses even apply there? The issue for us as humans is our imaginations must also have limitations because our thoughts are rendered by impulses and vibrations prevalent in this dimension. What physically bounds us as sentient beings really means we can only understand and accept at the capacity of our physical bodies. In order to come to a higher understanding, we have to prepare our bodies to even conceptualize what Heaven must really be like. Our imagination is a crucial piece of the puzzle, but its source is something we must be open to explore. For example, if our imagination is formulated by some unknown part of our consciousness, then perhaps our consciousness is not necessarily limited by the physical boundaries the rest of our human attributes are. And if that is the case, then our very minds, though physically limited, houses our consciousness –which is the key to the doorways to other dimensions. Our imaginations, consequently, may very well be in place to help us “see” inter-dimensional information in renderings our minds can process –information that might otherwise be unintelligible to us. But the only way to connect deeper with dimensions outside of our own is through heightened consciousness, which inherently requires unconventional and largely ritualistic means of expanding one’s mind.

It may be contended the human race at large is being kept from making such connections. We have to factor human interference in our own development. If making connections to other dimensions is the key to empowering us all collectively, then what (or who) is preventing us from achieving this? Why wouldn’t the human race want to elevate themselves? It is believed by many the human race cannot agree on how to coordinate and carry out such a grand undertaking. Perhaps we cannot connect physically or consciously and therefore cannot connect collectively. What we must do is find the source of what is preventing us from reaching a higher physical plateau to achieve that collective conscious connection to heighten our awareness and reach a greater understanding of our place in this universe and hopefully be worthy of getting closer to God.

Perhaps some things in the universe cannot be understood by our present, singular consciousness. In order to “see” those immense things that elude our grasps, it may take a collective effort on the part of many conscious beings to obtain. On an individual level it is improbable. But as a collective consciousess, it is theoretically plausible to come to a far greater awareness of God, the universe, and our place and role in it.

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