Master Key 2016 Week 10.5 – Paradigm
Paradigm as a noun:
a paradigm is a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a scientific community.such a cognitive framework shared by members of any discipline or group:the company’s business paradigm.
Outside In Paradigm
The above is the typical way theologians represent man's core. We are a spirit, we have a soul, consisting of the mind, will and emotions, and we live in a body. The body connects our soul to the outside world. Our soul connects our spirit to our body. The Spirit connects our soul to God (or the Infinite or the Universal Mind).
Any representation of God in the above would be as a still smaller circle inside the Spirit. As we all know, that would be unacceptable, so generally God is omitted from the drawing.
Inside Out Paradigm
The above flips the imagery around. The interfaces remain the same, but the apparent importance is different. The Infinite interfaces with your spirit, which interfaces with your mind, which interfaces with your body, which connects to the outside world.
As we know, spiritual power is superior (Haanel 10-4) because it exists on a higher plane. Spiritual contact allows the laws to operate. This diagram puts, I believe, the proper perspective. Hannel further says that between the inorganic and organic, there is a one-way barrier, just as between the Natural World and the Spiritual World. The diagram below may be instructive.
In this illustration it is more readily apparent that the circuit between the Infinite and your mind depends on the spirit. Read sections 5-9 of Part 10 again. When your mind has a thought consistent with the Infinite, your spirit completes the circuit.
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