The Adrenals and Kidneys album has sold well and produced extreme results. It is quite fascinating to read the reports of people whose spirit was exultant before even getting into the content and the people whose bodies got hammered from the teaching.
It is quite clear that the downside cannot possibly be simply a physical reaction to detoxing. Something else is going on and it is quite spiritual, but who knows what?
We have completed the long awaited PTSD album and it is at Sandy’s for proofing . Dedication should be on Wednesday of next week. It is a very different approach than what others are using, and I am looking forward to hearing reports from the field. There are a lot of individual tools sprinkled in through the teaching that are just plain good for mental health overall, even if you have not had a trauma at an acute level. I think this teaching might become one of our bread and butter items.
We also are closing in on the first of our training tools for the marketplace. It is called “An MRI of Fathering.” This is a quick way for employers to check out the type A father wounds in a prospective employee to determine whether they fit the job in question.
Everyone has type A wounds to some degree or another. The question is whether the compensation for those deficits will hamper the applicant in the particular slot that is open.
So for example, a deficit in the toddler stage of development would not preclude someone from working in accounting, but would be horrible for a graphic artist. And someone who was not nurtured in the fourth level of parenting could fit wonderfully in the R & D department as long as he stayed on the research side of the house. Putting him on the development team could be pretty counter-productive.
We hope to release both of those toward the end of next week.
In the midst of all this, we had Lacy’s research take a wild left turn. The original assignment was for her to research the basal ganglia (a part of the brain) to explore the calcification that takes place in Down Syndrome kids.
What is intriguing is that there was not a 1 to 1 correlation between the presence of calcification and the consequences of calcification. Specifically, autopsies showed calcification present in a high percentage of kids who did not show some of the behavioral symptoms they should have.
That says to me that the human spirit was overriding the body some of the time. And if it was doing so automatically, what could be done if we were to partner with the spirit and coach it what to do?
So with that small teaser, we went digging.
The one facet of the basal ganglia that captured me is that it seems to have veto rights over motion. You get input from any one of your five senses and it goes to that portion of the brain that interprets the input. From there, the message is sent to a decision making center that determines decisively that the data at hand calls for some action — whether it the motion of reaching for a hot brownie or pulling back from a hot stove.
Then that conclusion is routed through the basal ganglia which is not really a decision maker in the sense of processing broad data. It simply gets a “go/no-go” voice in the matter. And as near as we understand at present, even if another part of the brain says, “Yep, let’s do this,” if the basal ganglia is not in agreement, the motion does not take place.
To put it in blunt language, it appears that under certain conditions, the basal ganglia is capable of causing paralysis in a person.
This is quite consistent with the Mercy gift. Remember that the basal ganglia mirrors Mercy in the fractal of seven in the brain. Many times when the Mercy gift is in community and does not feel good about a situation but can’t explain why, they are highly disposed to just stop progress until the mystery concern is discovered and resolved.
So what? How does this matter to Fred and Sally Jones in East Overshoe, Iowa?
Well, there are a couple of implications.
I thought of all the people who have had an encounter with the Holy Spirit where they have either been paralyzed in a sitting position for some time, or slain in the spirit. It seems possible that the Spirit is using that mechanism in the basal ganglia to take away freedom of choice from the person for a short time.
Their mind may be fully cognizant of all that is happening, but the commands from mind to foot to move are simply blocked, possibly at the basal ganglia.
What went beyond intriguing to compelling is the fact that the same holds true for the demonic. I have heard from time to time of people who woke up in the night completely paralyzed due to a demonic attack. They could not even speak the name of Jesus, even though their mind was fully aware of the assault and was desperately willing them to do so.
Again, we wonder if the devil is able to co-opt the basal ganglia to create that temporary paralysis. It usually begins to fade in minutes, and within half an hour, people have full control of their body again, but the sheer terror in the meantime while the demonic is there and they are powerless to move or speak is quite memorable — in a nasty sort of way.
I was with a small group of people recently at a pleasant social engagement, and somehow the topic turned to the basal ganglia. As I described this, there was a sudden eruption of emotion in the room as most of those present immediately announced that THEY had suffered from this intermittent night time paralysis for years!
Clearly I had been ambushed by the Lord. There was a ready and willing group of guinea pigs looking to me for a strategy.
Well, guess what? I don’t have a strategy!!!
I have a couple other pressing fires to attend to early on in the week, but will be taking a long look at this concept soon. What gives the enemy the legal right to paralyze the Mercy portion of the brain, so the host can be tormented? It sure wasn’t on my To Do List, but it appears that the King of Mercy has it on His list.
Running in the background to the discipline of producing a new teaching and the drama of brain/spirit research was the fairly mundane task of developing the overview and application process for interns.
The first draft has been circulated to the board and received their critique and approval (with a few changes to raise the bar higher than I originally had placed it). Now it goes to our team to find out if they see functional difficulties in the strategy. Hopefully we will release it to the general public in next week’s newsletter.
We wonder if we will get one application a year or 100. We’ve not done this before so it is a big question mark.
Finally there is the Australia office and website. We were originally planning to open it months ago, and then weeks ago, and then yesterday, but it is still dragging on, almost right, but not quite.
When a project has difficulties we try to reason backward to the source and then try to figure out what it looks like to come in the opposite spirit. And the specific question is whether this is the devil messing with us because we have low authority here, or whether the Lord is setting us up to earn extra authority in a specific area where it is needed.
Having pondered that question, my conclusion (tentatively) is that this is the Lord.
Australia is gift of Mercy. A core part of the Mercy gift is having a complete ecosystem that is coherent throughout. Obviously from the start of the European presence, the coherence and congruence of the social ecosystem has been a bit iffy.
Thus, it seems to me that we need to keep on plodding, work through every loose end until we have as clean a system as possible. I know the materials are already there, sitting on the shelf, and Tony and Lois are chomping at the bit to start shipping. However, I think the spiritual authority we earn by making the whole website package just a little better, a bit more complete, will be worth the delays.
Meanwhile, Megan is in Calgary having raised the bar in her own journey with a better presentation of her seminar on time than ever before. She is feeling a good kind of tired tonight.
And my study on honor is still stuck. I will look again tomorrow at the same package, trying to get to the root of what Jesus was intense about. The Sunday School version of the story is so in my face, and that is so not what this whole event was about. There has to be a way to get past my religious programming and see this from the point of view of Jesus, His Father and honor.
Copyright May 2013 by Arthur Burk
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