Let us look at the word “metaphysical” first.
Today, “metaphysics” enjoys a very broad definition including: Philosophy, Spiritual Psychology, Religion, Parapsychology, Mysticism, Yoga, ESP, Dreams, Astrology, Meditation, Self-help studies, Positive Thinking, Reincarnation, Life after Death, Spirit Communication, Alternative Healing etc.
However, the word “metaphysical,” can be broken down into two components: “meta” meaning “beyond” or “above” and “physical” meaning “nature.” So the simple definition is “beyond the natural world.”
Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, (384 BCE – 324 BCE) first used the word “Metaphysics” to deal with the abstract questions about the realm beyond our 5-sense perception.
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“Metaphysical” is almost a synonym of the word “supernatural” which is derived from Latin and means “that which is not physical and not subject to explanation by natural laws or science.” “Metaphysical” and “supernatural” both apply to phenomena that are outside everyday experience or knowledge.
Those are the standard meanings commonly accepted by popular culture and I may well touch on all on them in future blog posts but, using my divinely-inherited gift to make up new words and expand definitions of old words, my alternative definition of metaphysics right now is:
“the practice of proving the existence of the abstract invisible realm of thought in the physical universe of matter and human experience.”
I have been able to prove to myself many times that if I change a thought or an old belief, I have a corresponding reflection in my human experience. It is instantaneous. The thought-cause and the “outpicturing” or effect in the physical are two sides of the same coin.
So for examples, fearful thoughts of “I am going to be late,” must show up as arriving late and probably as a result of all kinds of unexpected delays e.g. a traffic jam or a missed train.
Positive thoughts such as “Everyone I meet is a new friend” must show up as right relationship with everyone who is drawn to you or who simply crosses your path, however fleetingly.
If you want to prove this invisible realm of thought to yourself too, start noticing how your human experiences could possibly be related to your dominant thoughts, hopes and fears. The more you notice, the more the Universe will reveal to you on your spiritual quest.
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