by Bob Romero —
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.
“Common Man” is a term given to ordinary people who don’t put a lot of value into spiritual principles. They are skeptical of anything that is mystical that they don’t encounter for themselves. They may be susceptible to false news on TV, but when it comes to news from God, they do not believe it. Some may say they are religious, but when you look at what they do, it is the exact opposite of their religion’s principles. They are more bound by materialism than by anything else.
There are many religions in the world where people profess faith in God and in all of the religious beliefs of that religion, without actually seeing God or any of his miraculous acts. Unfortunately, some of them are closeminded about other religions, and only accept the doctrines and dogmas of their faith. But is there a little doubt that creeps into their minds about their own faith? “Doubting Thomas” is a common expression given to anyone who doubts anything without having a personal experience. It comes from St. Thomas the apostle who expressed doubt about the Resurrection of Jesus until he could place his hands in the wounds of Jesus. But who could really blame him if you think about it? The idea of a dead person coming back to life is hard to believe. But according to the New Testament, Thomas was able to place his hands in the wounds of Jesus when he saw him. He no longer had to have blind faith in what he was told and was able to have the experience firsthand.
Most people actually don’t get to have metaphysical experiences. So, they are skeptical of any supernatural phenomena, unless they see it, or hear it for themselves, like a miraculous healing, or a reading with a loved one who has passed. Perhaps having a card reading come true, or seeing an astrological chart that is spot on, will change their mind. But once that happens, a whole new world opens up. With an open mind, a whole new universe of possibilities is now available. They learn to manifest what they want, and their intuition is enhanced. There are many tools and techniques that have been made available for thousands of years by Spirit though ascended masters and spiritual teachers. I have experienced this on my path and I’m just getting started to advance my metaphysical abilities. Much of what I have learned have been through readings, classes, and books at the Shining Lotus. I am very grateful for these chances. The topic for this article came to me in a dream, and so I wrote it the next day so that I would remember all of the ideas that were given to me. These experiences have erased all doubt of the unlimited opportunities that Spirit has to offer.