Every day we experience the finite and the infinite. The finite is an 'expression' of the infinite and the infinite is the source of the finite. We color our experience of both with the teachings and beliefs we learn externally or internally.
We learn externally by visual, audible, kinesthetic and tactile input. We learn internally by shutting down the external input temporarily and allowing the still small voice of the Divine to guide us and direct us in deep and regular meditation. Daily consistent meditation is like repeatedly exercising a muscle. The more you work it, the more things are revealedto you in ‘how’ to proceed.
All information is processed and remembered from the conscious and stored in the subconscious; whether it wells of from the subconscious or it is perceived from the environment. We don't retain information unless we experience it and learn it. When we repeat thoughts and feelings that we accept as true they become beliefs. These beliefs get organized into a belief system that categorizes experiences as being beneficial or detrimental to our safety and security.
The information that we observe with our senses gets filtered through our belief systems and becomes our perceptions of reality. These perceptions are NOT reality; they are copies of reality that we retain through electro-chemical processes in our brains. These perceptions when fueled by emotional conviction becomerigid beliefs; whether they are accurate or erroneous.
If we blindly accept what our senses reveal to us from the finite without the validation from the infinite, we are limiting our experience of the infinite. If we blindly accept what is experienced from the infinite without the validation of the finite, we are limiting our experience of the finite.
As above, so below. As within, so without. Simple maxims that reveal the majesty and order of the omniverse. To deny the methods of thoughts, beliefs and learning is ultimately limiting your ability to experience the grandeur of all of creation.
Remove any and all erroneous beliefs you possess in order to experience Divine truth in your life. If you hold onto your beliefs and act on them more than allowing that which created you to guide you into fulfillment, then you will live a life of frustration and mediocrity.
Open the way you experience life and learn that what you experience, either finite or infinite, is waking you up to the wonder of creation that you are. It is your job to get out of your own way. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)