A prof explained to only briefly read your class notes after a class and to truly study the material the next day. Sleeping has helped me formulate concepts. I meditated for forty-five minutes a day for a while. My brain waves changed. The difference was incredible. As part of the meditation, I relaxed my body. I kept a journal. I definitely had creative insights that I normally do not have. Although I used a common Russian Orthodox prayer to anchor my meditation, I never believed Christ or anyone was signaling me.
This is what I confusing about the voice hearers. Hearing actual auditory voices is not normal. It may not mean any meaninful pathology either. When someone says they hear from God, how do they know? Because your culture elevated people such as St. Paul and St. Francis who heard voices? It would be common usage to say that Christ spoke to me in meditation. Actual measurable auditory signals are not needed for communication. Anyone who has ever even glimpsed fine art masterpieces knows that communication need not be auditory. The Beatles speak to me. If Sir Paul or Ringo called me on the phone and started chatting with me and telling me what Beatles lyrics atually mean, i would be terrified.
Beatles music does speak to me. The Stones speak to me. Dylan, also In fact, Dylan very much so b/c he is American.
Imagine the fights we could have here concerning Beatles lyrics. Wow, we would really pack them in. John said this in his major Rolling Stone interview. No, John said this to Esquire. No, Paul said John actually said..... Ringo said George and John told me............... But I hear St. Paul and Ringo and they directed me to share this information.
Love, Love, All You Need is love. The Walrus was Paul. Come together right now over me.