About an hour ago I immersed myself in a meditation on Philippians 4:6-7. I played the same scripture song for over an hour, and got revelation about what it means.
I am becoming more wise about the scriptures as it applies to real life, which is an uplifting thing that I am attaining that ability. Praise God.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:6-7
So what are some of the applications of this scripture I found in my unconscious?
I was reminded of the Buddhist renunciates who are always on their knees with their hands out in prayer or begging making prayers towards God. You know the ones.
What is an outcome of this form of supplication? If you get beyond the mild social anxiety that comes with what people think, like doing this in public, having nothing but God actually brings you peace. Peace is the opposite of anxiety. So if you are in a supplicative state towards the almighty, he will take away your anxiety.
Having material things, or even physical things like family or girlfriends, are oftentimes a drama. Fear of loss is one of the tools of the devil, and the anxiety that comes from the expectations of others will steal peace.
I was reminded of the times in my life when I have been anxious about issues, and I put myself in a supplicative state towards God, as if it was an automatic reaction, not by obeying scripture.
I found more peace than what I would have normally.
Prostration, or Supplication, has many purposes. One of which is finding peace with God. Not being concerned with the opinions of others, positive or negative, takes away the ego, which is really an affirmation of what people think.
Some people go the other way and simply do prostration, in a church for example, as a response to what other people think, as if it is a holier than thou attitude.
It is what God sees when others aren’t looking that he appreciates. Peace of mind is something that can’t be bought. If you have done something which creates an anxiety in your life, in the form of concern for the negative opinions and force thoughts (opinions by deliberate facial expression, not expressly spoken), perhaps it is wise not to be around those people.
Bad company corrupts good character, and anxiety often comes as a result of what other people think. Company is good, we need interactions as humans or we wouldn’t have anything.
An outcome of any new activity enjoyed publicly is a negative opinion of others.
So many people move to the mountains (for example) because they are fed up with the anxiety that comes from people. People join the Hare Krishna because they are looking for something. Monks are fascinating people to me. I consider myself a monk to some degree, even though I don’t wear Catholic or Buddhist garb. I know all sorts of things about thought science from my meditations (meditation being the science of thought)
Then there are the Hikikomori, who I believe get that way because of an expectation placed upon them by their parents.
One of the reasons some people become renunciates is because they don’t want to deal with anxiety.
So other parts of this scripture include making your requests known to God. I will discuss Santa Claus being a euphemism for God in another post. Let’s just say though, that God will provide. You do not have to do anything to make God love you, because he already does. Everything beyond that is religion. You prostrate and supplicate because you want to, and because you love him, as opposed to a public display or self castigation.