Okay, this is the clip I’ve been looking for since Sunday. I was watching the Super Soul Marathon on OWN this Sunday about Dr. Eben Alexander, who wrote Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife. I had heard about his story once before, and was amazed, but today as Oprah says, “I had an aha moment”. He explained that the brain acts as a veil to cover up where we truly come from: Heaven.
We all have a mind (brain), body and soul (spirit).
Our body is the vessel that we use to function here on earth.
Our soul is who we are, and who we’d like to be.
But our mind, our mind is what keeps us bound to the this world.
Think about how many times you’ve talked yourself out of an amazing idea. For a second, you know your on to something…you swell up with excitement thinking of all the possibilities this idea could hold… then “BAM!!” your brain kicks in the door, slaps you with the “get real stick”, and you forget your last name…Happens to me all the time.
Your mind is what helps you apply the concepts of the world, but it shouldn’t control your soul. That’s how God communicates with us. If our mind is telling us not to do what God has intended for us, then we are not living, we’re merely existing. We are bound, and God’s plan is for us to be free.
We should use our brain as a tool, and be lead by our spirit. Say your child is a genius, would you let him make his own decisions? Would you let him lead as you follow? Children lack wisdom and life experiences. You would allow his brain to be his tool, while you guide him through life, just as God is trying to do for us.
When children are young there is no limit to their imagination. They believe they can do anything and everything. Not because they are children, but because they are not limited by their immature brain. Children are lead by their spirit, and because of that, they bring us joy. As they get older they become debilitated by their brain, and begin to narrow their imagination and thoughts.
Our mind is what keeps us from reaching our full potential. We begin to doubt ourselves while our box (life) becomes increasingly smaller. Before you know it we become victims of what we valued most…our mind.
Today step out of your box and enter Gods plan. Use your spirit as your guide, your body as your shelter, and your mind as a gadget.