A number of years ago, a lady listened to our material on the human spirit and immediately found a friend to minister to her. She became quite saddened but not frustrated over the fact that her spirit did not respond, even a little bit. Nothing the other person did got even a flicker of response.
She still believed in the material, so she spent the next year ministering to other people’s spirits — from the homeless in the park to friends and coworkers. She saw great transformation in others.
Eventually someone circled back around and ministered to her spirit, and to her surprise and immense joy, her spirit responded strongly and positively.
The growth in her spirit came as a result of her giving, from a placed of supposed emptiness, through faith.
I was quite excited about this story because it mirrored my own experience. When I began working with the human spirit, no one would minister to my spirit because they “didn’t know how” but even though I did not know how, I ministered anyway, learned as I went and grew my spirit significantly while waiting for the day that someone was willing to minister to me.
I am very glad to have precision ministry to different portions of my spirit. It has made a big difference. But anyone can make huge progress simply by giving first.
This concept is salient today because of our experience in Houston. Across the board, Pastor Cristina’s people have spirits that are vastly more alive, engaged and active than the groups in Virginia and Hawaii that had minimal exposure to the teaching on the human spirit.
Now let me be perfectly clear. She does not spend 1,000 hours a year in personal ministry to her people’s spirits. She addresses their spirits corporately whenever they come together, and she has taught them to minister to each other frequently, both in spontaneous encounters and in formal commitments to overcome particular problems.
And because of that, they showed us a significantly different profile, as a group.
Having said that, here are some of the nuggets from the last two days.
-“Entrainment” is the technical word for the synchronization of the brain, heart and lung sequences. This is very important to us because they represent the Trinity and we are theorizing a cascade effect from good entrainment.
This is a factor I can monitor from my side of the table, and I have observed a massive spread of responses among people. Some people never have 30 seconds of entrainment in a 50 minute session. Others will have one or two segments where they achieve some. A few have a high degree of entrainment throughout.
However, setting aside the variables, I can say categorically that so far, the one section where the spirit engages in the art of awe is by far the most conducive to entrainment. People who don’t show a flicker of progress elsewhere might show it there, and those who have frequent spurts of entrainment throughout will often show a couple of minutes of non-stop entrainment during the awe section.
The Monday morning version of that is that if you value your health, setting aside time every day to do awe is a very wise thing to do. You don’t need a prescription, new software or a fancy phone. Just do it.
-Our theory is that entrainment happens naturally for a few people who have a good emotional lifestyle — perhaps that should be “a very few people.”
The other part of our theory is that the spirit can learn to bring that about. So we have one section that deals with the spirit being fiercely intentional about producing entrainment. Normally that is around the middle of the sequence.
We had one person on this round whose body had been through a lot recently, and I could tell just wiring her up that her alignment in most areas was quite off. Sure enough, as we did the two base line sections of thinking gentle positive thoughts with the eyes closed, and then open, she registered nothing good on the HRV monitor.
I decided to go long just for fun, since her spirit is extraordinary. I moved then to step three. So after the baseline was done, I went through my spiel of validating the soul, then moving it aside, calling her spirit forward, establishing the parameters, then taking her through the exercise to access the control center and adjust the relationship among the three.
It was obviously a formidable learning curve for a spirit that was being directed so minutely for the first time ever, in an organic exercise, but her spirit played hard and well.
And starting the very next section, we saw an immediate shift as there was some entrainment during every single section after that. I was very surprised and pleased to get results so swiftly in someone coming from such a physical deficit.
-One of our sections deals with the issue of right and wrong. I talk about the soul’s perspective and then contrast it with the spirit’s perspective. Then I send the spirit to the brain archives of “moral outrage” and ask them to review the issues there and to join God in expressing on the brain, through their spirit, the emotions He feels about those things.
And this one varies monumentally by gift, primarily, although personal woundedness can affect it.
The gift of Giving generally registers minimal moral outrage. The Servant can usually generate almost enough to melt a stick of butter on a summer day. And the Prophet of course, can make the computer levitate off the table, as though you poured a bottle of Habanero hot sauce on the keyboard.
No surprises there. The surprise comes with entrainment. For six of the seven gifts, when they go into moral outrage, any entrainment they have just vanishes. You see all sorts of emotional conflict as they are angry and also feel guilty over being angry. Those push/pull emotional conflicts don’t lend themselves to entrainment or good health.
BUT, just for the record, if a Prophet has any ability to do entrainment, it usually shows when they are doing moral outrage. In other words, there is no push/pull, no false guilt and no conflict. They are purists — able to stand with God and just be monumentally offended over all the wrong out there!
In fact, given the benefit to ones health that entrainment brings, I would have to wonder if all Prophets need to indulge in some premeditated moral outrage every so often just to stay healthy. Does the results of this series of tests indicate that the Prophet was made to stay healthy through moral outrage?
Not sure what conclusion we should draw, but the data certainly is tantalizing.
-The power of 100,000 small choices was evident one more time. Although knowing how the human spirit is made to function clearly helps, at the end of the day, the people who had the most robust responses to the spiritual directives where those who had been living by principle long before they heard about the human spirit.
There is still no short cut for the hard work of living big. Life offers us daily opportunities to embrace productive pain or to sidestep it and live for the moment. Those who had a culture of growth moved easily into the concept of working with the human spirit when they discovered it, and they made the most progress.
Those who looked at nurturing the spirit as a short cut to the hard work in life found themselves disappointed.
-The power of having the human spirit in the Seat of Dominion was demonstrated once again. One individual had obviously been doing those 100,000 things right. Throughout the protocol, she was showing above average results.
When it came to the usual exercise regarding the Seat of Dominion, King Jesus interrupted and had me tell the volunteer, “Tell ____’s spirit to go to the Seat of Dominion. I will be waiting for her there.”
Heaven filled the room and all four of us were weeping.
The other three of us had no soul knowledge of what was going on between her spirit and the King, but our spirits were overwhelmed with the majesty of it all.
I think back to all the people of yore who walked in such miraculous power. Was it simply because their spirits were in the Seat of Dominion? I wonder.
-Finally, Loretta summed it all up when she said that the one question about what God wants to celebrate about their spirit is the most high impact time for her. Every individual’s spirit is different and what God says about each person is different, and it moves us to awe.
God generally communicates with me in these sessions with a quiet clarity. One time, however, He responded from heaven so loudly it was quite startling to me. My question, as usual, was “Father, what do You want to celebrate about _____’s spirit today?”
His answer thundered back from heaven, “ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MY DAUGHTER’S SPIRIT IS THAT SHE WAS MADE FOR REVERENCE!”
I pondered all of the nasty labels the devil has put on people. What an incredible opposite. Imagine going through life knowing that God Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, has labeled you as “Made for Reverence.”
That could change the way a person went through life!
Copyright April 2011 by Arthur Burk