Have you ever felt like your back was against the wall? Did you feel that you were being attacked from all angles and that you couldn’t see a way out? Is this just what you were feeling or was it just your perception of reality? Whatever it was you may now need to develop a strategy of allowance of the natural laws of the omniverse being affected by Divine order. But, how do I do this, you may ask? Actually, it is quite simple. Always remember that the one thing that you overlooked or dismissed as being inconsequential is theone thing that will come back to haunt you or, as the saying goes, ‘bite you in the ass’.
Paying attention to the subtleties and micro-movements of reality can be quite beneficial if you learn where to look. It is not about overcoming obstacles; overcoming is fighting with your ego in command. It is all about allowing the forces of the natural world to perform the way they always do guided by your awareness of how Divine order works.
For example, any bowler worth their salt knows that the most difficult shot to take is a 7/10 split. For all of you ‘non-bowlers’ out there, a 7/10 split is where to last two pins left on the lane are the farthest away from you and the farthest pins apart at the same time. The only way to knock down these pins together is to hit one at just the right spot to make it hit the other in one shot. It requires that the bowler make the ball ride the edge of the gutter at the last possible moment in such perfect balance as to not fall into the gutter for it to hit the outside of the pin.
This is the angle of attack for your strategy. Sometimes riding on the edge or dangling on the precipice is necessary to view your choices and possibilities of accomplishing your Divine desires. Next, in order to inflict the forces of nature in the proper proportion, you must put a spin on the ball in such a way as to ‘direct’ its course of action in a perceived direction. If it is the 7 pin you must use a centripetal, or turning in spin, in order to drive the pin in the direction of the 10 pin to knock it over with centrifugal, or turning out spin, force. The opposite occurs when you aim for the 10 pin. You must use centrifugal force (turning out spin) to hit the pin on its side to drive it with centripetal force (turning in spin) toward the 7 pin.
In the game of pool it’s called using ‘English’ on the ball. In other words, knowing how the forces of nature work ‘allows’ you to anticipate where objects move and how they will behave. There are other factors, however. In sound (mechanical) waves there are varying shapes of the wave that are displayed in time which reveal how much force was applied and how that force dissipates over time. It is called the envelope of the wave orthe ADSR; Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release. The attack shows how fast over time the energy accelerates to its peak; the decay shows how much it diminishes after attaining its peak; the sustain shows how long it remains at a constant energy level and the release shows how much it decelerates to its original position over time.
Now, the bowler has to choose what actions to take in order to make the shot. The bowler has to select the ball to be comfortable in weight and hand size, choose the right shoes to slide perfectly on the lane, what angle to approach throwing the ball and exactly what to do to follow through on releasing the ball. The bowler must deliver the right amount of energy to the ball, transfer that energy smoothly to ball and sustain the power after the ball is released. On top of that, the bowler must aim the ball to arrive at the gutter just at the last moment while releasing it with the proper ‘spin’ in order to ‘transfer’ the energy precisely at the right moment to knock down both pins in one shot.
It takes focus, patience, determination and ‘seeing the end result’ in your mind. Have you ever noticed that the best outside shooters in basketball shoot for the basket and turn away running ‘knowing’ that the ball is going in? It has already gone through the basket in their minds. It is the same for bowlers. They ‘know’ that if they make the right approach, transfer their energy properly and follow through properly they will make the shot.
The Divine has blessed us with the talents, skills and abilities to perform perfectly in unfolding our Divine purposes in Divine order. We need to discover and deliver a strategy of implementation in order to unfold our Divine purposes. We know this by knowing that Divine order affects the flow of natural order when we plan effectively, practice our implementation and trust completely in the Divine.
Never leave anything to random chance; that is a fool’s game. Everything in this omniverse operates as a precision clock that converts chaos into order, back to chaos and again back to order ad infinitum. The only way to get off of the hamster wheel of perception is to know there is more to your life than you are sensing, develop faith in what you don’t sense, implement effective strategies and completely trust in the Divine.
It is better to know where you are going than to wander aimlessly ‘thinking’ that you are ‘knowing’ where you are going, when in fact you don’t. Go for that 7/10 split; it is there to challenge you to trust completely in the Divine. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)