Some children are blessed with parents who makes it their task to bring them up in a way that they grow to take their rightful place in society and play meaningful roles in life.
A parent may teach a child to keep its hands,feet and mouth to itself.This child may grow to respect the space of others and not impose their will on others.They will not eg interfere in the affairs of others without permission.
You see people who want to use prayer to change your state of consciousness.You meet people who want to believe what you believe.lf you refuse to tow their line,you are dumb and foolish.
You can see people like that may not have had a very good upbringing.They were not taught the discipline of allowing others to be and respecting the state of other persons.
Some adults have preconceived notions of how things should be.They have built structures in their mind that has solidified with age.
Anything that doesn't fall within that structure is crap.
The fresh consciousness of childhood has been lost long ago.
This is what Christ meant by.....you cannot enter ther kingdom of heaven unless you become as little children.
Everything is new to a child.
Let us consider the statement below.
"Find a quite place. Lie down and close your eyes.Before going to sleep( halfway) think about a place you want to be. Bingo! You'll be there.
If this doesn't work the first time,keep trying.lt works."
How do you see the exercise above?
For someone who has tried this and succeeded,he will support it.He may mention how he was able to do this.He may remember how he learned this as a child or a childhood adventure.He may have learned to do this through following a certain teachings or techniques passed on by a teacher or guide.
He may have had his inspiration from an historic or religious figure who had the ability to move in and out of his body.
Why is such practices curtailed,discouraged or condemned?
"the ability to get-out-of-the-body consciousness has a basic purpose-it is to gain perception,knowledge and understanding.
However,gaining these three qualities will depend upon the individual,as in any other area of learning.This is a field of education in which any individual should endeavour to achieve,but the authoritarians fear anyone who has this ability-because it can be dangerous and destructive to their rule.
Consequently,they don't want any part of it being taught.-and if it is known they will destroy it by:1. Making it a laughing stock, 2.making legal efforts to stop it, 3. By pushing anyone who attempts to use or learn it, Therefore they regulate anything of this nature to the religious systems who in turn put a stop action on all spiritual teachings.They want the senses sharpened through their own system of education,so that they may take charge of the masses.
Intellect is one of the lowest parts of man-perception,understanding,knowledge and being are the highest parts."
This above clearly shows how someone would brand anyone who talks about of out of body experience as unintelligent.
They wrongly thing the intellect is higher than eg perception.
One who through practicing a technique sees beyond this physical is working at a higher level than one who see and judges everything through the intellect.
Remember the bible verse......what has been hidden from the wise,reveal to babes ans sucklings
As parents,we teach out children how to fit in. We show them how to make their way in life.
What will be a disservice will be to impact out fears and shortcoming on them.
We may have no use for dreams.This should not make us ruin their dream life.
My daughter would come to me with a dream she had.l adviced her to keep a dream journal.l show her how to review these dreams periodically.
These are the early equipments required for her spiritual laboratory.With a strong foundation,she's able to withstand future storms of doubt.
The path of direct personal experience can survive doubt bashings she will encounter in later life.
Today lm able to stand my ground because of truths l realised through direct experience.
If someone tries to get me to tow his line of thinking gathered through their own experiences,l have my own yardstick.
More Later.l have to finish the decking in my garden right now