An imbalanced rationale is one that does not consider any or all of the facts with reason. An imbalanced rationale will abandon any fact or set of facts in order to uphold a belief or theory. There are people that claim to have or have had “spiritual experiences”. These people will use these “spiritual experiences” to justify their ego, personal aims or desires. Some people will use the idea of a “spiritual experience” to justify their self-appointed position or self-recognized authority. Many people use the idea of the “spiritual experience” to justify self-recognized titles. These types of people are not considering the fact that if you know what “spirit” is then, any experience that a person can have is a spiritual experience. Think about it…if everybody has a “spirit” and having a “spirit” is characteristic of being alive then any experience that a person can have would indeed be a “spiritual” experience, correct? So, what makes the “special” spiritual experiences that people have different from any other mental or spiritual experience or any experience? The difference is an individual belief, not individual fact. A common aspect of every “spiritual experience” is the conveyance of information. Some people say that something told them something. Most people say that they felt or feel something. Whatever it may be, there is always a conveyance or transmission of information that is described. The individual then interprets this information according to their rationale. If the person’s rationale is imbalanced, then the person is not considering all of the facts…ultimately substituting facts with beliefs or theory. If a person has or is given information but cannot act on it…that is as ineffective and non-beneficial as not knowing that information. So, what does this mean? This means that if a person claims to have received information or instruction via a “spiritual experience” but that information is not actionable or benefitting the person and their culture, then that is clear evidence of belief by definition. The “spiritual experiences” that people claim to have should more accurately be called, “personal belief experiences” in the absence of evidence, facts or reason. You can find the established definition of the word “Spirit” here…and you will find that the word is also defined as a person.
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