Our good friend Sherry at A Feather Adrift has a penchant for provocative poking of the boundaries of religious experience, as she did here. I think her point is valuable beyond our knowing, and worthy of an ongoing discussion throughout our entire life.
Sitting in the silence of the creation with the Creator of the world sets the stage for the possibility of spiritual communion; meditation makes the contact of mind with spirit; relaxation determines the capacity for spiritual receptivity. Quite simply, it’s the interchange of the will for the mind of self.
Once anyone fully realizes the all-important truth of the fact that God indwells us with his actual presence— an individualized and personal portion of his Spirit— you find it to be of utmost importance to allow the mind to listen to it— and see what God has to say. And why wouldn’t he? Why wouldn’t our spiritual parent have something to offer you worth listening to?
The concepts of body, mind, and spirit constitute the primary divisions of our experience of reality, and just as we recognize the wisdom of taking proper care of the body, so too do we practice those things which ensure good mental health, and will guarantee success in efforts to understand divine reality.
Sooner or later, the practice of being with the Spirit Presence of God will awe you into an awareness of just how close a relationship that is, despite the great gulf that physically exists between you and God; even if you accomplish nothing but the understanding of the solemn fact that God lives within you, and has, in his own way, already bridged that gulf. He’s sent of himself, his spirit, to live in you, and to toil with you as you pursue eternal life.
When you begin to love God more for his nature than his attributes, and know that the experience of loving is very much a direct response to the experience of being loved— by Him— you have truly found God in time.