FINDING TRUE LOVE AGAIN

BLOG-ARIS-CAVES-3Find true love again if your friends are all coupled up is possible. If one key New Year’s resolution is again find yourself a relationship, where to start can become daunting. We find ourselves deep in the party season, when even those who are antisocial rest of the year feel obliged to enter the fray. If at no other moment one is compelled to meet people so as to commune, converse often suggestion of intimacy hovers alluringly in the air as surely as mull and the pine. Christmas is time for encounters, social interaction opportunities for a stable romantic love.Valentines_beach_620

And I know of what I speak. Three years ago, at the age of 43, I met my beloved at a Christmas party after years of living solo dream, including writing a column about being single. Still thinks of myself  as ‘professionally single’, despite loved one’s protestations. ‘How,’ people often constantly ask me, ‘did you pull it off?’ given I defied conventional platitudes by relishing my lone life, having a ball, not being particularly bent on ending, it then meeting chap perfect other women refer to him as ‘illusion dream unicorn.’

To my mind, the answer is not only just mere luck but avoiding these platitudes in the first place. Smug I most certainly am not. My relationship hope embraces the new circumstances recommended. Neither do I believe coupledom is for everyone. Cue my first tip…

Work out if needs finding love

It’s not always self-evident as a lot of people assume merely because they are single they must desire partner. Yet the message of behaviour may be entirely the opposite. A friend once informed me I was ‘ideologically single’ so was right. My relationship status wasn’t going to change until this did. Relationships are hard work a different sort of hard work to keeping the show on the road on one’s tod. There can be an ease to single living: a briskness and knowing where one is with it. Despite ability to act as a salve to loneliness one is never more lonelir than in the most difficult flailing, relationship. There are many ways of having love, companionship, and/or sex in your life, and different approaches may be appropriate to different stages of existence. Consider whether it is a partner that you want if it is act on it.

Cultivate a dazzling social life

If you are determined to stay solo not to become conjoined your single or social life is your life; if seeking a relationship, socialising will be means of achieving it. In either case, new blood  is all. Plus, it’s terrific fun. The majority of my closest alliances were forged when  I became single in my mid-30s and I would take a bullet for each and every one of those friends. They are far more involved in my life than friends of yesteryear; what a pal refers to as‘heritage friends’ (like ‘heritage tomatoes’, only frequently  less palatable).Hannah snaps a selfie with her boyfriend, Terence Hannah snaps selfie with her boyfriend, Terence. A lawyer who unhappily single for 15 years, invariably barks, ‘I don’t need friends. I have enough friends. So what is needed is a boyfriend, wonders why she never meets someone, while spending time boring with the same two couples from her university days. The One, or even merely A.N. Other, is not going to appear on doorstep by way of some benevolent deus ex machina. If going to have to put the work in: meet people, risk vulnerability, put yourself out there. Falling back on the argument you ‘never meet anyone’ means you have only yourself to blame. What are you doing about it? Now? Tonight? I get it. I’m a closet introvert myself,  but introverts want to have intimacy. Take some responsibility and get off solo life.

Embrace change for partner

Not only do you have to work at it, you also have to work on yourself as we all do, single or enmeshed, at every age. In the main, single individuals know love is best if people considerably sane like coupled friends, active, self-sufficient, stay on their toes, without an ounce of co-dependency in them. In respect of a few situations, it is immediately obvious why someone is alone, despite repeated attempts to be otherwise. Personally, I needed to stop drinking after a lifetime of raucous carousing. I was 90 days sober the night I met my beloved, and he would have run a mile had this not been the case, as I would be in direction of the next inveterate party animal. So by removing drink blinkers allowed our eyes to meet mine in focus.Honeymoon-couple-romance-and-love-at-beach-1024x576

Finding myself non-plastered while all about me were revelling, I thought, ‘I’m going to talk to most handsome man in room,’ proceeded to do so. A friend said was ‘ideologically single’ so relationship status will not change until embraces compromise for change to include the partner in life. It turned out being hot, clever, kind, witty, generous, entirely sans baggage, and shared interest in literary theory. When another chap (my usual type, a lewd and lovable drunk) endeavoured to go home with me, I had wits to decline and to secure handsome ashing man’s number. Only by altering  the habits of a lifetime could this fateful encounter take place. Three chief single bleaters acquaintance driven away put frankly is exhausting maniac, a swivel-eyed neurotic, and a carping bitch. It’s difficult to be around them let alone as lover.  All badly need therapy; all refuse to countenance it. As it is often said, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.’ See yourself as others see you, consider doing things required differently to have good success.valentines-Image-by-Pexels-CC0

Don’t settle for less in life

As a woman, one is constantly being fed that bullshit about being more likely to be blown up in a terrorist attack than meet your partner over the age of 40 etc etc. And it is what it is. Moreover, later life has potential for far more satisfying relationships: you’ve been around the block, know who you are, and you’re 4,000 times more fascinating than you were at 25. Plus, 400,000 times better at sex. My ex-boyfriend and I could have settled not separated when in my 30s. Having the guts to call it a day meant both met people more compatible with. He got together with the love of his life shortly afterwards. Meanwhile, I got to have time of my life. By way of bonus we didn’t kill each other. When I was 40, met some bore at party, wine-fugged, unfaithful to his wife informed me I will only find someone broken as divorcé or some sort of failure’. I refer him to the hot Disney prince scored 3 fun-filled years later.shutterstock_105487772-557

Enjoy life daily though single!

For legions, going solo is a dream. Even those less enamoured will be forced to admit it has its moments. However,  the trouble with single life for those who aim to be out of it is that one never knows when it might end. If only it were akin to gardening leave: a few months’ dazzling hedonistic licence before getting stuck back into the old routine. I say ‘trouble’, but it is also its brilliance. For, really, there is nothing like setting  forth on a glacial December evening, not knowing where the night’s adventures will lead you, or with whom they will be hazarded. So, put your soul into it, to be sure, relax, uncoil, enjoy. If you happen to find love and entwined, single are the days you will look back on with nostalgia. So make the most of it and your life is not worth less because you are single. You are precious to God and Jesus Christ so love yourself first and other people until you find love.

Originally published in Telegraph

REAL FRIENDS&FOLLOWERS

5-billion-youtube-viewstop-10-most-followed-instagram-users-as-of-2015-july-11-638unnamedyoutube-business-account-statsslide_25C4A2PlIUoAAu6MeIMG_20171211_104559b326a751df25caea8bbf8f381c60a199--real-friends-friends-showVirtual reality lifestyle seekers have so many millions of online friends on their Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube making them famous and popular. This although good is said to be unrealistic as demands of true friendship requires quality time spent getting to know each other better. Having support of friends online is inspiring, encouraging and can be helpful to isolated people. Professor of a university of psychology and social well-being however says having real life connection with 4 trustworthy friends and reliable people in your lives makes huge difference. Billions bring comfort to people especially in time of need yet as darkest times pass so ‘friends’ move on to their reality and the challenges of their daily lives. The anger, pain, guilt, loss, sorrow, practical grief part of the journey of healing recovery is personal no matter how popular or famous. The private times to deal with life are valid as public life. Having a group of reliable friends listening, supporting necessary in times of suffering. Yet the private processing of vulnerable moments is a serious time of deep reflection alone if even in a crowd among people. As other things are done personally like eating, drinking, bathing, walking, driving or running, unless an infant or incapable, real life experience actions you must do so understand fulfilment, contentment inner joy, strength, personal endurance are resilient qualities. This is a spiritual instruction highly didactic, helpful for personal, business group interactions:

1. *Noah* built the *ark* by faith but, he used measurements. There is a place for rational thinking in walk of faith. Not all decisions should be made with blind hope! God is the Source of direction and instructions to mankind to have good success and be saved.

2. *Sarah’s pregnancy* was a miracle, but it took nine months like any other. God’s plans does not negate importance of process. Sometime you need to wait for things to work it out normally.

3. The *stone* that killed *Goliath* was anointed, but *David’s skill* was also involved. Developing skills does not just mean God anointed, if you play a piano, play it to the fullest. Don’t take people through the agony of listening to mere cacophony in the name of “singing to hear the sound of your voice.” Skills are important but nothing rude with saying “you can’t sing, find something to do in the Glory of God.”

4. *Esther* received favour to become *queen* but she bathed and prepared her appearance. Preparation is key to become fit for occasion. Get knowledge, go to school. Stop blaming auto-correct, check spelling on social media. Rely less on technology. The ease with which we can obtain information today makes our lives much more convenient, but it can also make us stupider. The neural pathways involved in reading maps, for example, are probably much weaker in Millennials’ brains than in the brains of their parents. Millennials rely heavily on GPS navigation to help them find their way, while older generations had to get out an atlas if they got lost. If they can’t remember what a word means, many people quickly Google it than sit down and focus on trying to remember. Instead of strengthening their ability to recall information, obtain information with no thought. Rely on the phone less and your brain more. Prepare, because expect nothing but the best in life!

5. The *promised land* was full of milk and honey, but they also had to plow, feed cattle, and take care of sheep. Miracles are communication tools that God uses to instill trust, faith and the knowledge of his nature. You need to work, don’t expect miracles in a specific area of life all time. No one pays rent for a full year with miracle money. Though we need it, we want it, but God wants permanent regular supply. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.

6. *God* is the one who *created human capacity* to memorize things, yet told many prophets to write their message. Spirituality does not mean we should not use tools to package the message.

7. *Ruth* received favour of God to marry *Boaz*but the coaching of Naomi was necessary. Human coaching is necessary, you need to submit and learn from someone to spare you from silly unnecessary mistakes in life.

8. *Moses* heard directly from God, but he was wearing himself out with work, it was the wisdom of his father in law saved him from dying premature death with exhaustion. It is wisdom to put on seat belt, brush, teeth adhere to medical advise. Being spiritual does not mean asking angels to cook food for you so some things in life God or friends will not do for you.

9. *Namaan* was a mighty soldier and a friend of Kings but acted on instructions influenced by Jewish maiden. Important people are influenced by “insignificant” people. The key thing is proximity that generates influence to save your life.

Mishandling natural world can cause hinderance to progress, a total neglect of the spiritual world definitely causes total failure in all areas of life.

*Balance is the key.*

“Hear, O Israel:  The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments given you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. “Talk about them when you sit at home, when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up says Deuteronomy 6:4–7 in the Bible. Remember God in your youth, in your old age with your family. “As for me and my household we will serve the LORD God Yahweh says Joshua 24:15.

LOVING ALL WARTS & ALL

Free Presentation on What Men Secretly WantOverwhelmingly romantic practical love for loved ones or agape family love for people includes loving warts and all though challenging. So each faces many daily issues of compromise of agreeing to disagree on individual differences. Since all people are not clones prizing imperfections as James Bauer wrote is just part of life. It is essential to achieve harmony inspite of obvious challenges. To other people “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city according to George Burns. This quote makes you laugh because it catches you off guard. You find yourself agreeing wholeheartedly during the first part, only to find yourself agreeing again when he says something that seems to reflect an opposite sentiment at the end. We love to feel connected. We want to feel close with other people. But human imperfections always demand a little bit of space. That’s especially true with family members who don’t always politely respect privacy boundaries. We prefer it when they live in another city for all the closeness and intimacy we want in small doses. There are certain skills and talents that I’m fairly proud of. But it’s my weaknesses I’m most proud of. Well, to be more accurate, it’s growth I managed in those areas that makes me glad. For whatever reason, I didn’t start this life as an accepting person. It’s not that I judged people, or thought myself better than them. It’s just that I didn’t let them get close if I perceived flaws in their personality, intelligence, social skills, or whatever. So you can probably imagine how many close friends I had. I mean I had friends, but I never totally accepted them as “my own people,” so to speak.  Cars - Mater - Photo source – DisneySurprisingly, if you’ve ever seen Disney movie, Cars, you already witnessed a version of the lesson life has taught me (but with fewer talking cars in my case). Lightning McQueen considers “people” of Radiator Springs too flawed and too backward to be worthy of his time. The rusted ignorant “Mater” character is the worst of them. But in the end, McQueen realizes the true value of friendship and learns to appreciate Mater for who he is. McQueen discovers the joy of fully accepting others, flaws and all. I did that. The reason for my confession is simple. My life improved dramatically because of my personal growth in that area. So I spread the word in case it helps anyone else recognize the value of celebrating the imperfection of people. Happily, I discovered most people way ahead of me when it comes to accepting flaws of others. As I began to let them into my life more completely, I realized something I wasn’t expecting.

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Therefore, part of my hesitancy to let people get close stemmed from my own irrational belief I could somehow have friendships where nobody perceived my flaws… flaws they were destined to discover if I really let them become a part of my world. It’s interesting as a relationship coach I find myself helping others to build greater relationship intimacy, sometimes by overcoming the very weakness I am describing. It’s like someone with a fear of heights deciding to become a skydiving instructor. In any case, my message to you is this. I know I often emphasize ways to screen out men who are unworthy of your time and affection. But wisdom often comes in the form of a two-sided coin. You cannot understand the whole coin unless you are aware of both sides. So here’s balancing truth. Imperfections are not to be feared in yourself or others. Evaluate the imperfection and decide if it truly interferes with the possibility of a beautiful connection. If not, discover the joy of loving a flawed human being with your whole heart. If you would like to learn a method for triggering this special kind of intense attraction, watch the presentation I’ve prepared for you on What Men Secretly Want below. Always on your side, Learn the #1 Hidden Reason Men Fall In Love (He’ll Thank You For This)

MICHELANGELO GOD BRAIN

awnrVxD_700bHidden message Michelangelo inserted in human dissimulated in figure of God correspond to brain function parts. The focus though on the Creation of Adam painted about 1511 in 1990 Frank Lynn Meshberger, a physician in Anderson, Indiana, publicly noted in the Journal of the American Medical Association the figures and shapes make up the figure of God as anatomically accurate parts of the human brain. A close look at picture above shows the Sylvian fissure divides the frontal lobe from the parietal and temporal lobes: it is represented by a bunching up of the cape by one of the angels and by a fold in God’s tunic. The bottom-most angel appears to support the weight of God is the brainstem and trailing scarf the vertebral artery. The foot of another angel is pituitary gland, and his bent knee optic chiasm where optic nerves from eyes partially cross over. Ingenious level of detail is simply a staggering and a lasting testament to Michelangelo’s extraordinary unusual knowledge of human anatomy.God-and-Brain

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Some argue the point at which finger of God and finger of Adam touch represent synaptic cleft neurons to communicate by means of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. The Holy Spirit often manifests by a kind of dynamic concept similar to bioelectricity current flowing into people. From 18th century, Luigi Galvani demonstrated that electrical stimulation of frog sciatic nerve leads to twitching of leg muscles. And it is not until 1921 Otto Loewi discovered first neurotransmitter acetylcholine called ‘Vagusstoff’ and earned a Nobel Prize. Michelangelo’s ‘synaptic cleft’ prophetic intuition revealed unaware by uncanny coincidence as a remarkable prophecy.

Michelangelo’s picture superimposes God on phylogenetically ancient limbic system which is the emotional centre of the brain and anatomical counterpart of human soul. God’s right arm extends to the prefrontal cortex, which is the seat of human reason, deliberation and the imagination and creativity that marks us out from all other animals. Another human emotion linked to creativity is melancholic expression in art forms. It is remarkable, Michelangelo painted a forlorn looking angel in an area of the brain sometimes activated when a sad thought is experienced. The God-Spot in the brain sends electromagnetic waves transmission linked to God to people on earth on a daily basis. So alertness is required to tune into special God-Spot moments to hear God’s vital message. main-qimg-66465749d68108bce997df81d31c791c-c

The Creation of Adam is traditionally thought of as illustrating the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into Adam (‘Earth’) the first man. The hidden brain in the picture radically changes interpretation of painting. Michelangelo might simply be suggesting our brain is a piece or extension of God. Or, more provocatively might be suggesting God’s creation projection of the human brain. The picture points to ‘The Creation of Adam’ by God and direct intervention in thoughts and affairs of mankind. People need to reflect through the manual God provided to guide communications and decision makings. God’s direct input in thinking process is vital to help us to be more cautious to please God first and foremost. In the world of freedom of choice, it is a misnomer to detach from God whose touch reaches frontal lobes of our brains. Like milk teeth replaced by adult teeth, wisdom teeth grows in adult age so brain develops such areas after 25 years. This means that certain decisions made without fully knowing implications or consequences is a risk. JCI0730555.f4The frontal lobe particularly is one of such late developmental spurt stages in life. Some mimic like parrots but do not fully comprehend actions because of lack of physiological capacity structure of brain to understand before maturity level of adulthood. So it is imperative communication bears in mind the level of age of the communicant as Brunner’s theory requires. The onus is on adults to take time to explain carefully risks and adult life responsibilities young people may not fully understand for efficiency. It is important for society to protect the children whose brain not fully formed does not understand adult world. When Adam remained in touch with God, they were safe and protected until the fall. God still extends loving open arms to all to call on HIM for help and forgiveness. In the same way children are asked to take on roles beyond their maturity.  9168aeac1ee281064970bb5e4281989f--circulatory-system-neurons

scisource_sd3731F1.largeNeuer 3-Tesla-Scanner Magnetom Prisma von Siemens erschließt neue Anwendungsfelder für die Magnetresonanztomographie / New 3-tesla MRI scanner Magnetom Prisma from Siemens is designed to explore new frontiers in MRI applicationBrunner’s theory emphasise instruction be given at age appropriate level of all people’s level of understanding. Generic message is at times obscure if language used does not make good sense. Human elaboration of actions, thought, feelings, intelligence, motivation, memories and personality. Most neurons in the outer layer if the brain cerebral cortex are not linked directly to muscles or the sensory organs. Billions of neurons make up the frontal lobe. Brain scans of the magnetic MRI scans reveal it is when you think of a word or call up memories that frontal lobes becomes active. So associates the experiences necessary for production of abstract ideas, persistence, planning, care and concern for others, conscience set humans apart from animals. Human beings accomplish great stride in maths philosophy, philosophy, going to space all primarily involve prefrontal cortex. Brain-lobe-diagramIt is shown humans have large flexible prefrontal cortex which contributes to higher mental functions animal do less and non-existing in some animals. And other parts of the brain contribute to our human uniqueness. Behind frontal cortex is the strip stretching across the head  the motor cortex or God symbol of Michelangelo. This connects billions of neurons with muscles as human beings far different from other animals. First is the exceptional capability to use hands, the fingers and thumb perform highly dexterous manual tasks. The second is use of mouth, lips, tongue, facial muscle to talk. Over half-motor cortex devoted to organs of communication. It helps to explain unparalleled communication skills of hands, writing, normal gestures or sign language. 619f5ab88ca623e5cbb4e489c5fbfdb9The mouth plays the major part in human speech. Some 100 muscles in the tongue, lips, jaw, throat, voice chord, chest cooperate to produce countless sounds. One brain cell directs 2000 fibres of an athletes muscles yet a brain cell of the voice concentrates on 2 or 3 muscle fibres for specific pattern of single expression. This changes in a split second timing of scores of the different muscle movements. Average 14 words per second makes sounds of speech and when move tongue, lips, jaw with other parts of hands, fingers, altogether this is movement of exquisite timing of God. In frontal lobe Broca’s area speech centre of the brain the Nobel laureate Sir John Eccles said no area corresponds to other animals though make crude sounds or mimic complicated language. basic-information-about-brainHumans are unique in using Broca’s brain area for speaking and writing. And language involves Wernicke’s area to understand words. Billions of neurons discern the meaning of spoken or written words so can make sense of statements and to comprehend what you head or read. It helps to learn information and respond sensibly. The tone of voice conveys joy, happiness, excitement, bored,  rushed, sad annoyed, frightened and emotions. So various parts of the brain come into play to communicate thoughts, feelings and requests for actions. img_Page_02_Image_0001smallHuman ability speak, write, talk is a marvellous, vast powerful, wonderful creation of God in mankind to communicate. So human speech is special  and separates people from animals. Human speech including body language is secret Divine miracle gift to mankind. Precious memories and thoughts sustain life and gives us the opportunity to ask or answer questions on the meaning. Humans contemplate the past and future through a limitless memory capacity. Human memory is so great it can hold information in a brain that can twenty million volumes in the world’s largest libraries. The brain is to learn, store and recall information as a miracle phenomenon in the biological universe. Human language, thoughts, knowledge, culture is an extraordinary capability of the brain. Conscious people with conscious minds make decisions to do certain things, have awareness and a sense of real self. img_Page_03_Image_0001smallThe mind is tributary of many rivers, creeks, streams, sea fed constantly with memories, images that flow through our mind. Physical make up of the brain’s electrochemical processing that occur in the circuitry functioning of advanced sophisticated computers. The mystery of consciousness neurobiology physiology is a profound mystery of our existence. Vivid memories of past events stored like computer recall in future scenarios. The ability to think, or reflect deeply, analyse, appreciate and to express gratitude, thankfulness, and love are all functions of the brain. The ethics of behaviour patterns stem from the brain to produce factors that mold, influence, impact, refine ideas, beauty, justice, how people respond, feedback and comments. The capacities of human beings created by God to achieve good success in life in Christ comes from God the intelligent Designer of the brain and our creator who cares deeply about all.

Neel Burton is author of The Meaning of MadnessThe Art of Failure: The Anti Self-Help GuideHide and Seek: The Psychology of Self-Deceptionand other books.

EXISTENCE OF JEHOVAH GOD

Ancient-of-Days-for-blog-postThroughout recorded history majority of humanity has seen existence of the Creator, Who intentionally brought the Universe in to being and sustains all life as an obvious truth. This truth does not stem from doctrine or belief system, but it is at the heart of all religions, and is underlying, indispensible principle of most spiritual practices. In Buddhism, misrepresented as an atheistic tradition, recognizes existence of guiding consciousness. As the Zen Buddhist master, Soyen Shaku, said, “Let me state that Buddhism is not atheistic as the term is ordinarily understood. It has certainly a God, the highest reality and truth, through which and in which this universe exists.” Scientific discoveries have only reinforced this realization, as it becomes even clearer the Universe was carefully designed. Prominent British mathematician Roger Penrose calculated the probably of random chance producing a Universe conducive to life at vastly less than scientifically accepted definition of “zero.” Even if one were to accept arguments from those who claim the Universe is not so “fine tuned,” we must rely on the mind-boggling, and empirically unproven, concept of multiple Universes, and then probability of random events leading to life only budges from staggeringly unimaginable to extraordinarily unlikely. And we are still left with such clearly designed, incredibly complex, mechanisms as DNA and the brain. This is not “God of Gaps” explanation, any more than looking under the hood of a car and deducing a designer is “Engineer of the Gaps.” To postulate a random, undirected, meaningless, existence in the face of unbelievable complexity and purpose of life is, in actuality, the much more irrational, and less logical, conclusion. This has been compared to proposing that a hurricane whipped through a junkyard and randomly assembled a jet plane. Late in his life the previously ardent atheist Anthony Flew famously noted, “What I think the DNA material has done is that it has shown, by almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce life, intelligence must have been involved in getting these extraordinarily diverse elements to work together.” For his honesty, courage and humility, Flew was mocked, and even labeled as senile, by many ardent atheists, who saw his statement as an unforgivable, heretical violation of their strict dogma that any hypothesis is acceptable except God.the_names_of_god_by_eagleknight-d2z4big

To make the scientific claim that one will “go where the evidence leads,” and yet consider such utterly unsupported hypotheses as multiple Universes, alien seeding (which, of course, still leaves the questions of where the aliens came from), mind memes (a total fantasy) and lightening strikes animated primordial chemical soup to create life (which has never been scientifically reproduced), while not even considering the obvious possibility of a deliberate Creator, is to be intellectually dishonest at best. What are the reasons for this irrational, and often very nasty, refusal by some to even consider the existence of a Creator as a viable hypothesis? I offer several possibilities:

A Childish Concept of God

For many, the belief in a Creator is rooted in a personal, direct encounter, in God experience, others often is pure consciousness, pure creation, endless love, animating energy of everything, or the Ultimate Reality. For those who experienced God Presence God concept is sophisticated not childish, based on immaturity, knowledge and innate gifts. Jehovah God is a man seated on throne in white cloak, long beard who made the world according to Isaiah in the Bible.” Richard Dawkins, for example, said, “We are all atheists about most of the gods societies have ever believed in; some of us just go one god further,” he showed a childish image of God. And he showed a lack of any experience in the spiritual realm. If he had any direct experience he would have known that all these societies were attempting to describe the mystery of Spirit in human archaic terms and idea of competing gods is a literalistic and immature one. Jehovah is the Most High God Above all gods made by man so must humbly recognize theology is an activity for which, frankly, he has little talent or understanding. Such a childish view of God is not limited to atheists but applies to religious folks who place dogma over personal experience, and for whom any digression from dogma is punished.maxresdefault

Tyranny of the Mind

The human mind is a powerful tool, but can also be a cruel tyrant. While it is skilled at storing and analyzing data, it cannot feel, and so there is much such as art, music, compassion, love, sex or Spirit that it cannot truly know. The mind, though, insists on analyzing these things, and tries to convince us that its analysis is the only way of knowing. It does this because it has little trust or no respect for anything not measurable and linear, and consequently it resists recognizing the other essential human facilities: needs of the body, the wisdom of emotions, and most especially, the guidance of Spirit. For those who have developed strong connections to body, emotions and Spirit, the mind can be managed and used properly. There are those who for a variety of reasons, have weak connections to body, emotions and Spirit. Their mind has free reign, dominating their lives and seeking to eliminate anything it cannot rationally comprehend. Then the mind eliminates anything that challenges its supremacy. For such a tyrannical mind, concept of a Creator God Ultimate Superior Being of intelligence that dwarfs theirs own is completely intolerable.

An Ego Strategy

As I’ve written in several previous blogs, the ego is the software implanted in us to ensure survival. Its job is to scan for threats and devise strategies to avoid pain and death. The ego knows only fear, and it will fiercely fight anything that threatens its survival. And nothing is more frightening to the ego than sharing or ceding control with another, because this feels like death. So the ego’s favorite strategy for protecting itself is the refusal to surrender to anything or anyone. It will even go so far as refusing to acknowledge a mistake, to apologize, to recognize superior abilities in others, to admit a weakness and, most pathetically, to ever express gratitude. I recently heard a man state that he “does not believe in gratitude,” but instead prefers the word “appreciation”: “I appreciate a delicious meal or a beautiful sunset, but I feel no need to say ‘thank you,’” he proudly proclaimed. This is the voice of ego. And to make the claim, as did the late Christopher Hitchens (who I deeply respect for his exposure of injustice), that there is no Creator/Designer because Hitchens did not approve of the way that eyes are designed, is also the pathetic voice of ego; it is the refusal to say “thank you” for the gift of life and miracle of sight. This is sad. Clearly one does not need to believe in God or follow religion to be wonderful, happy, caring, human being. What matters most is how we treat each other. But the refusal to even consider that a Creator may exist often accompanied by the adamant desire to “prove” otherwise and to ridicule those who do especially in the face of much blatant evidence, is an indication that a psychological mechanism is at work. Perhaps what is needed for such irrational position may not be more intellectual investigation, but psychoanalysis.5-proofs

5 PROOFS GOD EXISTS

Dramatic conversion by Astro Physicist one of the world’s leading Cosmologists, Dr Hugh Ross impacts academic world as Paul’s conversion to Christianity! One of the reasons cited by a Prof. Flew was “the evidence.” He admitted for a long time the growing problem of Evolution’s inability to explain how life began, or how anything began, led him to the inevitable conclusion it was inadequate answer in face of God evidence. DNA Genome code unraveled evidence for Design became “undeniable.” These two pieces of evidence 1. the existence of life demanding Life-Source 2. the scientific evidence of an extremely complex code in make-up of life DNA were enough for Prof. Flew to renounce atheism.The-Trustworthy-Argument-For-Gods-Existence-That-Youve-Probably-Never-Heard-Of-2

CAN WE PROVE GOD?

Some people feel that acceptance of God is entirely a matter of faith. But the Scriptures actually claim that it is the truth which is the basis for this faith (Rom. 10:17). Truth is only truth if it isobjective truth, that is, it is true for everyone regardless of time or circumstances. Thus, God is either true (and there can be objective proofs to support this), or He is not true and only subjective ‘truth’ can be offered for ‘proof’. Some ancient Philosophers have argued that the fact mankind can imagine there being a God is a proof that there must be one. While this argument does have some merit, it mainly has limitations. Taken to its natural application this means that ifanything can be imagined it must exist. Based on the nightmares I had as a three and four year old boy- I really hope this theory isn’t true or I’m not going to sleep well tonight! On the other hand, ‘beliefs’ and ‘truth’ are sometimes not entirely related. Tertullian once bragged that the main reason he so readily accepted Christianity was that it was fundamentally absurd. Perhaps he was alluding to 1Corinthians 1-2 which talks about human wisdom and divine wisdom being incompatible. Some people are so committed to their beliefs that despite the evidence of truth they refuse to change their beliefs. In this way we observe that what some atheists claim is their scientific basis for unbelief is nothing more than belief in opinions rather than evidence. Despite mass evidence to the contrary, many atheists refuse to accept origin of life is best explained by the obvious Designer Creator God. We have to applaud Prof. Flew for having the courage to consider and then accept the evidence. “Proof” though is measured and determined according to the type of claim. The type of proof needed to substantiate a claim involving chemistry is different to type of proof needed to substantiate a claim made about history. Proof in physiology is different to the type of proof needed for psychology. Proof in philosophy is different to the proof required for philology. Proof required for biology is different to the type of proof required for theology. To demand “hard” science: physics, biology, chemistry, astronomy proof tests an only acceptable means for testing soft science psychology, history, philosophy, literature is unreasonable. Thus, imposing natural proof tests on supernatural claims is an unreasonable measure and totally inadequate. But supernatural claims made have natural implications but God appears to many yet makes HIMSELF invisible to others. God created all we see in Romans 1:20 “proof” has universe as the “supporting evidence” looking at natural evidence to support God Supernatural reality.isaacnewton1-2x

THE EVIDENCE

Atheists Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, attack theism belief in God by attacking religious behaviour of those claiming to believe in God and abuse of religious rules to oppress people. The type of god religious fundamentalists use for abuse is not Jehovah GOD I AM. Omnipotent God Jehovah the Creator of uinverse and mankind  is a Unique Wonderful God. CS Lewis artfully makes the point in “magician’s nephew” several people confronted with evidence of God yet interpret evidence differently. Lewis describes Uncle Andrew’s direct encounter with Aslan who vehemently denied he was seeing and hearing as making himself look stupid. And Lewis, the former atheist himself, continues, “When it comes to proof for God, the evidence is cumulative acceptable proof.

Evidence for proofs for the existence of God invites atheists to reconsider claims there is noneThe following reasonable evidence proves indeed the Personal Omnipotent God described in Christian Bible.

PROOFS FOR EXISTENCE OF GOD…

1: Everything has a cause...

It is illogical to suggest something has no cause this is why theory of evolution becomes inadequate. It cannot explain how anything began let alone life. When we consider the evidence that there are things which exist it logically demands someone caused it to happen. Then rule of the universe is the solution origin of all life and things. This demands there must be someone eternal who exists so created all although do not understand this in order for it to be so. At this point some do not try to understand things because minds get in the way. But the opposite is the case perfectly legitimate to ponder things that minds find too big actually too inadequate to comprehend them. Faith and logical thinking are not imcompatible but realise they require discipline and exercise.eso_planetseverywhere

2: There is evidence for design

The unraveling of the Human Genome Code was announced to the world as the discovery of the language of the Creator by then President, Bill Clinton. Scientists discovered an extremely sophisticated genetic language necessary for even the simplest life forms to exist. To think this level of apparent design just happened randomly or by chance is mathematical equation of probability with more zeros than can type plus no word for numbers thousands of trillions! The universe displays an amazingly complex level of interdependency logically leads to the conclusion it was designed that way. So there are too many coincidences, just rightness for it to be random haphazard coincidence. The earth is “just the right” distance from Sun; it contains “just the right” mixture of chemicals and gases to sustain life; humans have “just right” ability to breath these gases; the human body has “just right” synergy of internal organs in order to function, and so on. Its important to note the Bible does not give a date for the commencement of creation of the universe, or the date for the creation of mankind. The universe may well be 10,000,000,000 years old, and mankind’s origins may well be as recent as 5,000 – 6,000 years ago. These numbers are in no way counter to the Biblical record, extremely compatible with the evidence.The Design Argument for the Existence of God

3: Intrinsic morality point of reference…

How do we know what “evil” is? How do we know what “good” is? These concept demand the existence of a standard to make such evaluations, understanding what these concepts mean. Each of us are born wit innate sense of morality. We each fundamentally know what is right and wrong through conscience. It is incredible to consider matter time, culture, geographic location, or people, the Moral Law has been universally acknowledged. This tends to confirm all of creation bears the finger-prints of the Creator who is fundamentally good and right. We each share knowledge of what is right and wrong not just because we are taught or conditioned to accept such values but because born with them.64c4b35ad8e698245862bbd9ce869f9a

4: Resurrection of Jesus Christ…

Skeptics dispute living history evidence that Jesus Christ rose again from death but do so perilously. There is enough evidence to validate it and it is the point all of history of Christ and Christianity rests. This means Christ and Christianity are true as the physical resurrection of Christ. Since Christ literally arose from the dead His History and teachings have have credence. Resurrection of Christ is a historic fact based on the over 500 eye-witness acvounts, the preparedness of all of those witnesses to defend their testimonies even at the point of losing their lives, the resultant baptism in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues- still available today is most overwhelming piece of proof for the existence of God. In the Bible, in Philippians 2:9-11, God highly exalted Jesus and bestowed on Him the NAME above every name, so at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth and every tongue confess Jesus Christ is Lord, to the GLORY of God the Father. Jesus said when you see Him you see Father God  because He and God are one in Spirit, Love and Unity.

Against all Odds

5: Claims of Christ are experienced

Jesus Christ made claims about benefits of following Him. He offered “rest” for the weary, “nourishment” for hungry, “water” for the thirsty, “resurrection” for dead, “direction” for aimless, and “liberty” for the oppressed, “protection” for the vulnerable, “healing” for the hurting, and “salvation” for the lost. I was 15 years of age when I accepted Christ. Never have I ever regretted it. It has been a journey for me that has seen me grow and change. I have felt LORD guiding me. I can honestly say I have heard Him speak to me even though it hasn’t been audibly. He has answered my prayers so I now almost take it for granted my prayers will be answered. He has given my life direction, purpose that I otherwise would never have had. Today He extends to you the invitation to experience for yourself the claims which He has made. The evidence for existence of God is available for honest enquirers as these are honest answers. Those who acknowledge the reasonable evidence of all 5 points of God evidence accept they are no longer “atheist.” Like Professor Flew they bravely embrace the title “theist,” God believer without adopting any particular religious framework. So once this position is reached the next phase of journey is to answer question, “Is religion necessary or even helpful in discovering God?

IS CHRISTIAN GOD THE CREATOR AS EVIDENCED?

The scientific method is synonymous with methodological naturalism. This is the idea the only way knowledge can be apprehended is if it can be observed. But this is a fairly recent hijacking of what the scientific method means. If scientific method leads to certain deductions be it physical or metaphysical removing the restrictions which might holds back the truth if we employ the scientific method in examining any theories involving metaphysical claims. There is sufficient evidence to show the universe began and must have a beginning, include the dimensions of time and space as part of beginning. Therefore “Beginning Cause” outside of time and space is one of the central claims of Bible about God: He is eternal and dwells ‘above the heavens’ Hebrew 7:26. God is outside of time and space. Applying deductions of scientific method proofs “God” is ahead of time and space. Within time and space there is moral-evil, corruption and decay. The Creator is outside but within and HOLY, immutable, and impeccable. Concept of “God” fits perfectly with the concept of Jehovah portrayed in Christian Bible. So the simplest way to discover Identity of Creator-God is employ scientific method to Psalm 34:8 and Matthew 7:7.

EXTRO/INTRO/VERT BRAINS

1-e1455075514539Above llustrations show the differences between extrovert brain straight to the point and introvert brain analytical so what is it like in introvert’s head as Liz Fosslien and Mollie West shows some of these differences when compared with extroverts brain. Extroverts are said to be more active full of energy excitement while some introverts sometimes feel misunderstood. When one visualizes what is going on inside both brains one is surprised to note the differences. Six illustrations inside the heads are:5

Introverts pay more inbuilt attention to details, spatial information, knowledge taking in their surroundings compared to extroverts. According to an introvert advantage by Marti Olsen Laney, some introverts have longer neural pathway for processing stimuli. Information runs through their pathway associated with long-term memory and planning. It is more complicated for some introverts to process interactions and events. 6As they process information, introverts are carefully attending to their internal thoughts and feelings at the same time. Therefore slower in decision making to join in if busy or prefer own company. An extrovert may see introvert boring, but they are easily bored but complain introverts are too serious, not fun to be with so extroverts always in search of new adventure. But soon fed up need a fix to be stimulated in mind. Introverts often remains calm when extrovert gets agitated and carried away by restless fidgeting emotions. Uleash fear and stir panic unaware of inherent personality traits and behaviour patterns.4-1

According to studies by psychologist Hans Eysenck, introverts require less stimulation from the world in order to be awake and alert than extroverts do. This means introverts are more easily over-stimulated. The flip side of introverts’ sensitivity to dopamine is that they need less of it to feel happy. Extroverts’ brains run on an energy-spending nervous system, whereas introverts’ brains run on an energy-conserving nervous system. This is why introverts feel content and energized when reading a book, thinking deeply, or diving into their rich inner world of ideas. Introverts’ brain is not strongly rewarded for gambling or taking risks as extroverts’ brains are. The brain’s reward and pleasure system activated naturally within their own dopamine neurotransmitters. Scientists found that extroverts’ brains responded with more pleasure to positive gambling results. So introverts feel less excitement from any surprise or risk. 3-e1455075717748The introvert’s brain treats interactions with people at same intensity level it treats encounters in detail checking it out with passion as same as inanimate objects. Introverts process everything in their surroundings and pay attention to all the sensory details in environment, not just the people. As introverts are thinking, they reach back into long-term memory to locate information. Introvert often compare old and new experiences when making a decision, which slows the processing down but leads to carefully thought-out decisions. This means that introverts have an active dialogue with themselves and usually walk around with many thoughts in their minds. So even at a party setting may not fully enjoy it like an extrovert.21-e1455076042154These descriptions are not necessarily a case in all extroverts or introverts as there are exceptions to every rule. The debate continues with some people in favour of these brain interpretations. It is necessary to treat individual people as own personal basis than a generic label lumping all into categories. These issues discussed also attempts to group people to help efficient use of available resources and expertise required. It is important to categorise people in terms of such brain data to allocate skills and talents correctly. Understanding a role best suited in each case and strengths also helps to make best use of time in social interactions. Some find these differences intriguing and fascinating. It is necessary to know some people have traces of both extrovert and introvert in them so sometimes actively outgoing to socialise while at times wants privacy to create, paint, design, read, write, sing or meditate on the presence of God alone. So neither is better than the other just differences that surface so recognised.