"Higher Power" Exists or Not?
January 3, 2007 2:23pm CST
Dear all friends in Mylot, I have been experiencing a kind of Supernatural journey. Last month, one of my colleague in the company (New Jersey-USA), asked me to go with her to Subud House in West Philadelphia (Later on i know the name of the community is from www.subud.com. After arriving there, i was introduced to some of her friends, and she entered one of the big room, staying there with around 10 persons inside. I was left lonely in the waiting room. From the silence, i heard somebody crying, while the other laughing, singing, runnning around and other noises. Unconsciously, I felt my head empty and like daydreaming, my mind flying somewhere in the sky. It's around 10-20 seconds and then i was conscious again. After my colleague finish doing her activity, she asked me back home. I started to ask many thing about the strange things happened inside the room and inside my head. She didn't explain a lot but just mention that there is some detail info in www.subud.com. After coming back home I searched the web, and i found out that what had happened inside the room was a kind of getting "Higher Power". But i couldn't get enough answer from that web why i am outside the room, felt influenced by that power. I also searched some info from the web, that maybe it was related with the power of hypnotism. I couldn't find the satisfying answer either. Knowing the fact that subud has more 10.000 members all over the world, is it true that it is a kind of "Real Higher Energy" that they are getting, during the exercise inside the room? What do they really mean with that "Higher Energy?" Does it exist? Why do they not let me in, so that i can know what is happening there? And those questions remain unanswered until now.
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• Davao, Philippines
6 Jan 07
dont know either but for the fact that they will not let you enter the room..theres something secret is goin on ..well just let it be and dont be so curious on things that you cant handle with..just be strong and always pray to God to protect you always...
10 Jan 07
Hi Utsadetti! I just did a search and I found the website - its www.subud.org I had a quick read through it and it seems ok. It looks like its pretty much a form of inter-religious 'spiritual exercise' (like yoga is), with the aim of surrending more fully to God's will. It doesn't seem to be a religion, or a cult. From what I read I wouldn't have any worries about it. The funny noises that you heard sound like they are the 'side-effects' of the first stages of 'surrendering to got and becoming purified'. (Sort of similar to the Christian talking in tongues.) But have a look at the website and let me know what you think!
• United States
8 Mar 07
This is what it says. In receiving the spiritual training of Subud the receiver is truly guided by the power of Almighty God towards the attainment of an ability to distinguish between the various kinds of life forces in man (chemistry in the spiritual realm} and this will eventually lead to the realization of his true self and elimination of the false one. In ordonary science such knowledge is very important, for with chemistry man can extract iron, tin, gold silver and other metals from a lump of earth. The only difference is that the latter is man's work, don with his heart and mind, whereas the former, chemistry in the spiritual realm, is the work of God Whose Power reaches far beyond the power and ability of man. Finally, in your worship of Almighty God, you need not worry about anything. God is all knowing and all wise in all things. God can make and create something from that which does not exist, and God can put right something that from the minds view, cannot possibly be put right.
9 Mar 07
Nice article indeed, and to answer your question ?Higher Power, exist or not? I think it´s depends on the definition of what is ´exist´ means to you as well. The way I see it, is like asking ?Do you still call a donut is a ´donut´ if there is no ´hole´ in it??...