The Outer Limits of ImaginationImagining Spirit is great, don’t get me wrong, but our greatest imaginings are often surpassed by a miracle. Spirit is not bound by the limits of your imagination. Spirit is greater than you can think.
The fact that Spirit is greater than you can think causes our mind-body team some problems. The biggest problem is that it is very tough to believe something we cannot comprehend or discern with our body’s five senses. If we cannot completely understand something, we try to relate it to our own life experiences in order to bring it down to an understandable level.
“She is such a peach!” means so much more than “She is a fruit.” We use a peach, something we cannot be but can experience, to describe her because the sensation of seeing, smelling and tasting a ripe, juicy, delicious peach is similar to visiting with this woman. Not the same, but likewise enjoyable. She makes the rest of the world disappear in the moments you’re with her, just as all your concentration is on a great peach when you experience it.
Such similes and metaphors are a tool of the mind. Using creative wording, your mind can grasp – all at once – a concept without having to go on and on for days describing it. This is very fortunate for us! However, these same mind tools also bound our true thoughts and experience. The mind limits what you can think so you are able to function on a day to day basis.