I was thinking about ‘belief’ and was reminded of experiences I had after my ‘near-death’ episode as a teenager. I had ‘spirits’ following me around or what some might call ‘ghosts.’ I was a teenager and was curious what it was all about. It was as if I had one foot in the realm of the physical and the other foot in the realm of the spiritual. Word got around that I was talking about and somehow convincing people of the reality of these ‘spirits’ so much so – they were having ‘visions’ or ‘sightings’ of their own. It spread like wildfire in my hometown and the next thing I know everyone was coming up to me and trying to convince me of their ‘non-belief’ in ‘ghosts’ and the ability of them to talk with and interact with the living minds of humans. I would just laugh and tell them to follow me. I would set them up to show them what I was experiencing just to ask,
“Now what the heck is that?”
Was there a trick to it? Yeah. It was getting people to change focus from the physical eyes to the inner eye. (What some call the ‘third eye’ or eye of the soul.) I would have sight of the fact that every single living being on the planet had a ‘ghost’ hidden inside of them, hence the phrase, giving up the ghost. The ‘ghost within’ exists long before it exists on the outside. To have the ‘vision’ of the ‘spiritual’ sight the person had to consent to give the moment to their ‘soul’ and allow that ‘energy’ hidden within to awaken.
So, I got to see the mind of the human work alongside the inner mind of the ‘ghost within.’ Belief is defined as a mental attitude of acceptance or assent toward a proposition without the full intellectual knowledge required to guarantee its truth. When it comes to ‘spirits’ – there is a difference between ‘intellectual knowledge’ and what some call ‘gnosis’ or direct experimental knowledge from the source of spirit itself. (This important term means direct personal acquaintance rather than mere intellectual knowledge. See: acquaintance –v- description.)
The name is derived from the Greek word “gnosis” which literally means “knowledge.” However, the English words “Insight” and “enlightenment” capture more of the meaning of “gnosis.” Gnosticism is not factual, intellectual, rational knowledge, such as is involved in mathematics and physics; that would have been more accurately represented by the Greek world “episteme.”Rather, Gnosticism involves the relational or experiential knowledge of God and of the divine or spiritual nature within us. See: Revelation
What I witnessed over and over again through five years of interaction with many people was the reaction their human mental minds had when confronted with their interaction of ‘direct revelation’ of spirit. Their human minds would rebel against the sight they had of the ‘spirit’ realm and try to reject what they were seeing, hearing and witnessing with their own ‘conscious’ minds. I can not count the times I heard people say,
“I don’t believe in ‘ghosts!’ How can I see and hear something I don’t believe even exists?”
Over and over again, I found people had a belief and faith in more so in their own minds, rather than their own inner hearts. I came to learn that when someone said – “I don’t believe….” – what they were really saying was, “I don’t have any personal direct experience with……”
Such is the way when dealing with the mysteries of spirit. In ancient times, the word ‘secret’ was used to designate this type of ‘direct revelation’ that came through the inner heart and soul. The word ‘secret’ is derived from a Latin word that conveys the meaning of ‘hidden.’ I feel this is a better translation of the direct knowledge that pertains to the ‘gnosis’ of the soul. It is knowledge that is always present in the realm of the invisible ‘unconscious’ soul. To gain access to it – it has to be stirred and awakened within. When it comes to ‘direct knowledge’ of soulmates, reincarnation and twin souls – this is the path that has to be followed to come to an understanding of the reality hidden away in the undertow of the soul.