Wednesday 6 January 2010

Do you understand how seriously wrong our Western World view is?

Dave Aldrich was describing on Facebook his dislike for goal-setting.....much preferring to wing it. This provoked me to write out some of my current thinking on how crippling an overdependency on left-brain thinking has been to all our lives. There have ofcourse been many many benefits....but we were never never never never programmed to live this way as our foundation.
Chris Welch to Dave Aldrich

Can I be serious for a mo? yesterday I was thinking about sending you a reference to Van Gogh, Sylvia Plath and many many more.I just think you are ideally placed for working on one of the major flaws of the western world since the Enlightenment. There is NO PLACE for artists! Because everywhere is left-brain dependant. Van Gogh and Plath, like bats were sending out signals in their environment and when they received no confirmatory replies,fell to a deathly despond, felt there was no place for them in the world and took their lives.The average UK musician who has spent 8 years or more training is on £16000 a year.No music gets played except for love.Living by the tree of Knowledge of good and its more surface form...of restricting the whole of life to a plan sheet...actually kills people, or at the least pushes the "non functional" creatives to the wall. But this does not only affect the has now affected all scientific research.Unless science can posit an end function no research gets done now. But as the space race showed,science advances tangentially to the actual project in hand. I actually want to be among those who overthrow our Dalek or Cyberman existence. One spinoff is that you can begin to share about Spirit in an environment that accepts there is more to life than planning sheets. Having said all that, as Norman Grubb shares..once you are clear about your Spirit do "say it" or "write it down" because this is faith going into action. But yesterday i was feeling that this pause in your life is more significant than you think Dave.
Notice the excessive left-brain activity in depression. Living from the left-brain can at times prove fatal. Look how balanced in function a normal brain is.

Chris Welch to Dave Aldrich
I'm boring everyone with this at the mo, but this and the word metanoia have become a big current concept. By this I refer to Proverbs 3:5-6 which we have known for years. But it's now become huge to me. It is the exact opposite and it is the very antidote to 200 hundred years of "the Enlightenment experiment". Whereby we had to forget everything ... See Moreelse inside our makeup, and live exclusively from our intellectual left-brain. We built our education around it. We built our social interactivity around it.We built our PC (both meanings)world around it. we've built our health system and care system by for example my friend Nigel Waterfield with muscular dystrophy just died in hospital(see my blog), partly because there is less secular will to fight in the case of terminal illnesses. Trusting in the Lord with all your heart and not relying/building your whole foundation on your slender left-brain intellectual 180 degree opposite way of living. Then it says if we acknowledge Him, in every single thing we do....just acknowledge Him...just say that He in us is living through us now, whatever we are doing....THEN He will make straight our paths. We don't even have to make our paths straight.He does it. Do you see how off kilter we are in the way we live in the West? Do you see what a key these little verses are...which we've always kinda known...but not really!


Sharron said...

Hi Chris. It took me some left-brain work to comprehend this blog. I think I see what you're saying. "Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." 2 Timothy 3:7
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." Proverbs 9:10

Chris Welch - 07000INTUNE said...

Sharron-when the Lord says to us
man shall not live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God

It means there is a whole other dimension to life than just shaping it in reference to our needs and wants according to the measure of our resources.

the birds dont toil or spin but are fed
we however seem to spend most of our life in the "getting mode" not understanding that if we live primarily for the Kingdom of God,is the Father not able to shuffle all we need our way?

If we dedicate our world view, our inner seeing to lack
one of the first things that goes down the drain is our God given creativity....
we nolonger live just simply creating
because we can
because we are sons and daughters of a Creator God, in His image.