EMPIRICAL APPROACH TO GOD: EXPERIMENT #1
The greatest discovery for any human being is a spiritual one. Spirit is a powerful energy that people have never seriously studied as we have in the past with physical forces. Someday we'll fully understand that the material world around us is not the source of joy and love, does not bring forth happiness and fulfillment, but is a mere reflection of our creative minds. When we turn inwards, and begin a real study of the spiritual forces that manifest themselves in the material world, we'll see for the first time what's really happening. Everything comes from within.
And, if this is true, it can be studied. So, let's study.
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are faith-based religions whose central teachings do not provide adherents empirical, scientifically valid approaches to living. Faith-based religions are mostly unpractical and illogical, because they are man-made. Man created religion. Religion is not worth our time to study.
I'd like to offer a question. Might it be possible to live an incredible spiritual life, free of dogma, metaphysics, and mythological assumptions imposed by faith-based religion? I am convinced that by approaching the investigation into spirituality, God, the universe, shared consciousness, whatever you'd like to call it, in a scientific (objective, experimental) way, spirit manifests itself in the physical laws and truths of the universe.
Where Should We Start?
So, where should we start? Many of us have heard the phrase, "Believing Equals Receiving." We also may have an opinion about how thoughts affect reality. We may think that there's a universal energy, a Holy Spirit, that heals, empowers and supplies. But most of us are not absolutely 100% convinced of these things. 100 percent. Deep-down-inside, absolutely convinced. The scientific experiments that are provided in The King's Guide will help prove to you and others, once and for all, that you have an incredible, powerful energy inside you, and that a field of infinite possibilities awaits you, and that God shall supply all of your needs (Philippians 4:19). The experiments offer a way to help confirm what I'm assuming you already know:
The Buddha taught that we are shaped by our thoughts, and that we become what we think. If we think that we will be filled to the fullest, with all of our needs met, then indeed it shall be. Our needs become supplied, because we shape our reality by our thoughts. Paramahansa Yogananda said, "Be afraid of nothing. Hating none, giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone, and having but one desire - for His constant presence in the temple of your consciousness - that is the way to live in this world.”
My desire is that we may be filled with a comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God, and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things, that we may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy, pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight (Colossians 1:9-10).
A scientific experimental approach to investigating God, and how our needs are met through the thought-act of believing, will help us witness how full of power, joy, and love our lives are. Let's start understanding the power of God with an empirical approach to believing and receiving.
In three weeks, it is possible to conduct several experiments that are presented in The King's Guide. So, let's do some. By doing so, we'll learn how to develop a conscious relationship with energy and learn how to use energy effectively in our lives. Each experiment takes less than 48 consecutive hours, so we don't have to wait for results. Energy is like electricity, powerful and dependable. When you turn on a light switch, you expect the light bulb to turn on almost immediately. Yes? Same with spiritual energy. Same with God. There's nothing wishy-washy. Each experiment will help us experientially know that our believing is real, actual, and provable. God actually tells us to test and prove all things until we can recognize that good reality and to hold on to that truth (1 Thessalonians 5:21).
Each 48-hour experiment will require God, that universe of incredible energy that is around you, into which your consciousness is plugged (like a lamp cord into a wall receptacle), to provide a clear, unmistakable result. Not just a coincidence. A clearly-understood blessing, gift, or result.
The scientific method works something like this:
First, observe something in the universe. Let's say that I see that people are claiming to heal others with prayer, thoughts, or intention of some sort. Second, my hypothesis is that enlightened folk ask the universe for something specific, and they receive it. Third, my prediction is that I can do the same. Fourth, my experiment is to focus on, let's say, my foot, and expect it to be healed completely within 48 hours.
Quantum physicists teach that nothing in the universe exists until it is observed. Everything is but energy waves of an infinite field possibility that was observed into reality, as Genesis 1:4 tells us. So, let's first observe something into form. Let's say, "I want _____ to be created out of the field of possibilities in the next 48 hours." You must believe that all things are possible. Jesus said that with men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible (Mark 10:27).
Call Out for a Blessing
Call out for a blessing or unexpected gift. Give it 48 hours. Examples can be a letter from an old friend, some extra money, significant help just when you need it, a huge break, a promotion, a new love, healing, a gift from a stranger, etc. Something truly unexpected. You've got to believe for this gift. We must believe that if we do X, then Y happens. Have no hesitation in asking. Set aside skepticism. Expect to have it. Believing is the title deed of the things we hope for, being the proof of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality (Hebrews 11:1). Expect to see it. Keep your eyes open.
Some say that signs, miracles, and wonders no longer happen. This is not true. Unexpected blessings and gifts from God happen all of the time, every day, but most of us are not trained in recognizing and acknowledging them. People receive what they believe for all the time. It's a law -- the law of believing is like the law of gravity. It applies to everyone, applies to the whole world, and it dominates everyone's lives whether they know it or not.
Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him. For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will get it. (Mark 11:23-24). Believing is like a muscle. You have to exercise it and build it up. My wife is a strong believer. That's her strength. Believing. She exercises that muscle all the time. We can too. Start your experiment small. Don't try a moving a mountain with a weak muscle. Believe in proportion to your strength. And keep exercising and building your believing.
Start the experiment and write down the date and time and the specific request. Ask for a blessing. Ask for a gift. Be specific. Focus like a lens of a camera. Nothing blurry. And don't believe for something out of fear. Believe to see the results. Believe to manifest. Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your needs known to God (Philippians 4:6). Let your requests be made known.
That's it. Look for it. It's 48 hours and counting.
Use the following template for your research experiment:
Observation: There is in the universe an invisible energy field of unlimited possibilities. God.
Hypothesis: Thoughts create reality. Ask for a gift from God, and God shall supply (Phil 4:19).
Prediction: After making a specific request, a clear sign, blessing, or gift will be received that can not be attributed to coincidence.
Experiment: To test this hypothesis, simply ask God for something and see what happens.
What is Your Request? Write it down: __________________________________________________________
Today's Date: _____
The Time: _____
Experiment Duration: 48 hours.
Research Notes: ___________________________________________________________
We now have a science of spirituality that is verifiable and objective.
For additional consideration, the bible says in Romans 1:16-22, that God's power is available to everyone who believes - believes with a personal trust, confident surrender and firm reliance (Romans 1:16). The power of God first springs from believing and leads to more believing. And a man shall live by believing (Romans 1:17). With believing, truth is not hindered, nor life inoperative (Romans 1:18). For that which is known about God is evident to those who live by believing, and God is made plain in their inner consciousness, because God Himself has shown it to them (Romans 1:19). Since the creation of the world, His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made, God's handiwork. So we are without excuse (Romans 1:20). We are to believe and receive with thanksgiving (Romans 1:21) and to not become darkened, godless in senseless thinking, with vain imaginings and foolish reasoning and speculations (Romans 1:22). God encourages us to be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds, that we may prove what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).
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We'll have more experiments provided in future articles of The King's Guide. Have fun with your experiment!
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