In the beginning, God, created…MAN. Created, not spoken into existence as all other creation, but, created! I can imagine the trinity working together, as a fine artist painting a portrait. “Father, hold still! I need to see the locations and diameters of the liver, spleen and kidneys. Now the brain. Let me see. O such fine intricate detail of energy communicating between each segment.”
As a master sculptor leaning over His subject, He scoops the soil, packs it and designs each body part into the required shape and size. He stops a moment to get the excess dirt out from under his fingernails, brushing left-over fragments from his robe. Not one particle may be out of place to jam the fine working machine of the brain. Like a Swiss clock, finely tuned, the brain is the master piece that communicates to all other parts and organs providing exact, down-to-the second, timing for superior functioning. The figure in perfect form accepts the breath of life. The rhythm of the heart beats in succession with the flow of blood through the veins. The brain sends signals coordinating the flow, the heart-beat, the intake of air. There is life, wholeness and communion between the creator and the created.
In unity, the creator and the created walked the garden enjoying fellowship and intimacy. The radiance of love and attunement poured forth in secure peace interacting with the joy of pure contentment. The belief, what was spoken by the creator need not be given a second thought, was secure until questioned by another being. This interrogation brought about a crisis of the belief system. When crisis or conflict arise, emotional and mental reasoning causes a person to acknowledge their original view of God and how that plays into the current situation. The battle of the mind twists and turns, probing the perceptions to distinguish truth from lies.
Foreign thoughts, feelings, emotions and threatened beliefs turn inside out and upside down in anguished war with disobedient behavior. Unimaginable emotional and spiritual death ripped apart the secure attachment man had with his God. The brain which was designed to trust and be in reciprocal relationship, dependent on the creator, chose to look at another option. That option brought new experiences of doubt, confusion and ultimately a separation breaking the communion of man with the creator.
Man was experiencing a crisis and needed to find a new normal for living. His thoughts in this separation formed belief patterns that started to redesign and shift the intended patterns of brain functioning. What God had created, declaring “it is good!” took on new forms of operating that brought about dysfunction. Trust had been broken. Man missed the mark of perfection that he was created for. The only way for healing were acts of submission, forgiveness and redemption.
Mankind has continued to be under the banner of death in physical, emotional and spiritual well-being redeemable only through the submission to the standards of God in a state of repentance. This forgiveness is a gift to be received by all, allowing a right-standing relationship with God the father and Jesus the Christ, God’s son.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
Romans 5:15 “But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and the God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and His gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ.”
James 5:16a “Confess you sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.”
Getting to this level of healing we need to understand (our) brain and identify the battle that wages in our thoughts so that we may distinguish between truth and false-hood.
Hebrews 9:12 With His (Jesus) own blood- not the blood of goats and calves- He entered the Most Holy Place once for all times and secured our redemption forever.
With the acceptance of God’s gift of redemption, man can be reunited in full attunement and peace in pure love with the creator and reciprocal relationship like man experienced in the garden. When this relationship between man and the creator is not solidified, the mind will continue to rage war with belief systems in a state of crisis.
When a person is thrown into crisis and trauma, 9 out of 10, look to the church (Faith community) for answers. How will you respond, “When trauma comes to church?”