Originally posted by mikelom
Metaphors are all over everybody's language. It is an illusion to think that they are mainly a poet's domain. A poet uses them lucidly, that's all; but in everyday language they are so common that nobody views them as an artifice anymore :
a broken heart
a hot issue
a stirring speech
an offhand remark
truth comes to light
th ...[text shortened]... s to be delusional because its conclusions lack proof.
Without metaphors we would not be able to access certain parts of the brain.
They also keep our imaginations alive.
Indeed the only link many have with the Divine is a memory of a mataphor.
Still it is better than nothing.
Proof is needed only up to a point with most spiritualists that I've met. The fact that we are there together and are calm and can exchange eachothers energies/read eachothers body language, and also engage in some other verbal language to confirm what is being resonated, is enough to gain the confidence in each others trust.
This sort of meeting is not common, but its happeneed to me at least with 35-40 different people.
There are always certain signs to look for, which invariably present themselves everytime (thats signs with "Good" and "bad" people).
With these people I always talk mainly in metaphors. Our analogoy's are taken on good faith, and small errors are tolerated, as it is understood iherintly by both/all parties, that we are on a path, we are in a process, we are not perfect, and that we can still trust eachother despite not being perfect. To open yourself to anothers energy on any level brings both of you closer to the Divine (on some level anyway)