Having discovered that the human body has the potential to be a gateway for the Lord to use in doing his works; I can certainly see why most people should not trust their feelings. However, I believe this is only because most people can’t tell the difference between which feelings are Physiological or Spiritual; senses and impressions generating from a source far beyond the capability of our own personal being.
As a blind person I must tell you, “I would be dead without trusting my feelings.” I’m talking here about those feelings that tell me, “A car is going to turn unexpectedly at you,” or, “be careful around so and so.” “Don’t take the ride offer from that individual,” or, “Simply go here today.”
It is a totally different sensation that comes over me “physically” when I’m receiving messages like the ones I’ve described above. You can’t help but know that these feelings are coming from a source working through you, if you’ve ever had the experience. It’s uncanny when it happens.
There are days when I’ve traveled without my dog into unfamiliar areas, alone with just my cane, and the trips went flawlessly. “True!” One could argue that it’s just because of my four remaining physical senses that this happens. However, “I’ve never known my remaining senses to leave me with the sense that my feet were being guided by an unseen force.” This seems to most often happen when I’m questioning why I’m in a particular area in the first place.
Even at times, when traveling through an area where my safe passage is high stakes, something seems to take hold of my dog guide and self. Who doesn’t like a little extra help when moving through an area where traveling on foot is high risk, “Right?”
Those regular feelings of love and anger that most people react to, plus judgments made about people through other senses and chemical reactions in the body, can often cut one off from picking up on, or even discovering, what I’ve just described. So, “Yes,” I do believe that the feelings that many people experience, born of the physical senses, will get us into trouble.
If only there was a way to teach people to feel on a “true” level rather than just the usual “physical” and “conscious” level, where we all seem to make our worst decisions. Of course, this means that one would have to mentally process what they feel at a physical level differently than they do now, in order to perceive the spiritual guidance many folks crave.
I do know that learning how to meditate and keep my body relaxed has helped to greatly enhance my perception of the environment around me. But dealing with my physical stress has also made me acutely aware of the Lord and his hand working in the environment around me.
I don’t believe I perceive the things I’m describing just because I am a blind person. I believe that we all can register the Lord’s hand working in our lives; assisting us in our day to day lives and even pointing us in the direction he wishes for us to go in. But, this can only ever truly happen when we make a deliberate effort to become fully aware of our own being, inch by inch and process by process.
How do you feel right now? If the answer is, “I don’t know.” Then you probably need to work on your self-awareness a bit more.
When you feel good emotionally; your body will generally resonate with good sensations. If you feel tense then your body will resonate with tension. I think you get the idea here.
Once you’ve learned to be aware of how you are feeling physically and emotionally moment by moment; only then can the true awareness of something much larger than all of us ever release itself from within. Only then will any physical or emotional pain we experience be worth it; driving us forward towards the destiny determined for each of us, as ordained by God.