Being Metaphysical or Spiritual: What keeps humanity united despite having alternative beliefs?
It is the year 2020 and the world is at war facing a deadly, common, invisible enemy “The COVID 19 Virus”. Emerged in the city of Wuhan, China, last year and has since caused a pandemic, it is spreading and affecting 200+ countries and territories around the world.
That according to the findings of experts is the product of natural evolution. This is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.
The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze.
It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. People are drowning in sorrow, grief, despair.
As I watch the news every day. Loneliness and fear flood all over the world as if we are ants that when the line breaks we do not know what to do, where to go? People are looking for a sanctuary to escape from this chaos… But where?
As we continue, fighting here comes another Big Wave on the verge of a Global Recession. Then there is this question, why is this all happening?
There are also forecasts and predictions spreading through the internet that the end is near. Talking about Philosophical and Spiritual, experts have their own perceptions and opinions.
From the perception of Chinese Metaphysics, every 180 years there will be a Capital Transformation of the Chi, Life Force or Energy Flow. And it will be in the year 2024 but the transition already started in the year 2017.
The Rebirth of the Universe will take place. That is why unusual catastrophes are happening right now. Forest fires, volcanic eruptions, war-related conflicts, flooding, and health epidemic.
Metaphysics is the foundation of philosophy: Aristotle calls it “first philosophy” (or sometimes just “wisdom”). Aristotle’s book on metaphysics was divided into three sections: ontology, theology, and universal science.
The Latin singular noun metaphysica was derived from the Greek title and used both as the title of Aristotle’s treatise and as the name of its subject matter. Accordingly, metaphysica is the root of the words for metaphysics in almost all western European languages.
An entry is written from the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. While there was no word corresponding precisely to the term “metaphysics,” China has a long tradition of philosophical inquiry concerned with the ultimate nature of reality—its being, origins, components, ways of changing, and so on.
In this sense, we can speak of metaphysics in Chinese Philosophy, even if the particular questions and positions that arose differed from those dominant in Europe.
Explicit metaphysical discussions appeared in China with a turn toward questions of cosmogony in the mid-fourth century BCE. These cosmogonies express views that became fundamental for almost all later metaphysics in China.
In these texts, all things are interconnected and constantly changing. They arise spontaneously from an ultimate source (most often called Dao, the way or guide) that resists objectification but is immanent in the world and accessible to cultivated people.
Vitality and growth is the very nature of existence, and the natural world exhibits consistent patterns that can be observed and followed, in particular, cyclical patterns based on an interaction between polar forces (such as yin and yang ).
In the New Testament, the place where the kings of the earth under demonic leadership will wage war on the forces of God at the end of history. Armageddon is mention in the Bible. A prophecy on the return of Jesus Christ, the Lord’s return.
The definition of spiritual is something related to or concerned with religion, the spirit or the soul. “When you are more concerned with God or with the state of your soul than with material things
The Spiritual Science Research Foundation said that people are attracted to Spirituality and embark on their spiritual journeys for different reasons.
There are a few main reasons for this.
- Curiosity about the spiritual dimension
- When facing a problem in life
- Interested in spiritual healing
- Interested in personality improvement
- Wanting to grow spiritually
From the article, The Conversation the origins of the word “spirituality,” in the context of Christian theology, lie in the Latin noun spiritualitas, which derived from the Greek noun pneuma, meaning spirit.
Interestingly, “spirit” in its original context was not the opposite of the “physical” or “material,” but of “flesh,” or everything that is not of God. Therefore, a “spiritual person,” in its original Christian sense, was simply a person within whom the Spirit of God dwelt.
The author believed when people call themselves spiritual they are signaling three things: first, that they believe there is more to the world than meets the eye, that is to say, more than the mere material.
Second that they try to attend to their inner life to their mental and emotional states in the hopes of gaining a certain kind of self-knowledge. Third, that they value the following virtues: being compassionate, empathetic and openhearted.
As one becomes more spiritual, animalistic aggressions of fighting and trying to control, the beliefs of other people can be cast off like an old set of clothes that no longer fits. Many seekers begin to feel that every image of divinity is just one more face of their own, eternally ever-present God.
I myself is a practitioner and a student of Joey Yap founder of the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics. He is the best selling author of 179 books and Chief Consultant of the Joey Yap Consulting Group and I still continue studying Feng Shui, Bazi, and Qi Men, which are under Chinese Metaphysics. The concepts are Being Existence, Purpose, Universals, Property, Relation, Causality, Space, Time, Event.
I am also a Catholic; I came from a catholic school during my elementary days. This is where I was hone to be a good Christian.
The school will conduct Mass every week and I do memorize all the songs and the complete order of the Mass during those days. We also have the subject Christian Living that helped us grow and mature in our Christian faith and in our loving relationship with God who creates all things where they taught us about the Bible.
I also did memorize the complete holy rosary mysteries and The Way of the Cross-.
As I mature, I have been asking many questions to myself, why there are so many different kinds of religions. Well, I will not argue with that. Besides, it is food for our soul to be a better person.
People would question why I am so interested in Feng Shui, believing in that kind of religion.
First, it is not a religion. It is a part and one of the broad branches in Chinese Metaphysics. Then there comes this next question, what are all those things that you are doing? Like, positioning things, using the compass and applying activations in this direction, area or location.
Classical Feng Shui functions on the basis that with beneficial Chi or energy, it can utilize one’s living or working environment to feel and live better. Simply, that will be my answer.
Because if I go on explaining it will take a hundred pages or more to explain the vast meaning of it. However, not all will be convinced about this kind of practice. I do not mind, as long as I believe in what I am doing.
One day as I read the bible and go through the pages. I saw this part in Exodus Chapter 26 somehow interests me. On how God gave instructions to Moses on building His tabernacle and where He would dwell and connect with the Israelites.
He gave specific orders on the length of the curtains, the number and sizes of the boards and which area or direction it will be placed.
If you are going to read the Bible, you will see the complete details (Exodus 26: 1-37) on how He ordered Moses to do these things. I was amazed at what I read because it is somehow related to just what we are practicing and applying in Feng Shui. God created everything, right.
Metaphysics as a part of Science enquires into the existence, nature, and interrelations of general kinds of phenomena that figure most prominently in science.
From the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, they wrote that the relationship between religion and science is the subject of continued debate in philosophy and theology.
To what extent are religion and science compatible? Are religious beliefs sometimes conducive to science, or do they inevitably pose obstacles to scientific inquiry?
However, for me, we are all living on the same planet. We are breathing the same air. WE ARE ALL UNDER ONE HEAVEN…
We are all experiencing this health epidemic crisis. As COVID-19 continues to attack around the globe, causing lockdowns, pneumonia, and fear, scientists have been racing to determine where the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has come from.
Moreover, racing time to discover the “cure” and stop the disease. If this virus ends, we are facing another wave of a financial crisis. Some people will be okay financially but I am sure everybody is affected.
We are not prepared for what came to us. Maybe if we are prepared we get to know the problem and we may be able to solve it. However, if we do not know what to do, we will panic, we will feel distressed and we will feel sick. Manifesting all of this will make it worse.
From the Washington Post news. Clapping is now a big thing. With people stir-crazy in their locked-down homes, the phenomenon of stepping onto the balcony in the evening, flinging open the windows, to applaud health-care workers and all the men and women on the frontlines fighting the coronavirus has gone global.
Part balm, part defiance, and part celebration “we’re still here!” The practice has migrated, alongside the virus and enforced quarantine, from the Chinese epicenter of Wuhan to the medieval villages of Lombardy, from Milan to Madrid, onto Paris, and now London.
There have been standing ovations and clappings too, in Istanbul, Atlanta, Buenos Aires, and Tamil Nadu, India and other parts of the world.
The phenomenon of people cheering in the evenings began in mid-January in the shutdown city of Wuhan in China, where the first social media posts recorded anonymous voices in the night, shouting from their high-rise apartment buildings a cry of “‘jiāyóu!” which literally means, “add oil,” but translates to “keep up the fight.”
Because .. there will always be HOPE.