An invasion is usually associated with armed forces, or the infiltration of a large number of people or things.
When we hear the word, “invasion,” our brains are quick to picture armed forces, or an infiltration of a large number of people or things.
We read in the news, or remember typical headlines such as:
January, 2013, France deploys thousands of ground troops to Mali, a former colony in Africa, to reinforce aerial strikes, in an attempt to quell a coalition of disparate extremist groups.
Ten years ago, President Bush announced military operations to disarm Iraq.
In 1935, venomous cane toads were released into the Australian ecology with the hope they’d control the destructive can beetle population. A total failure. There are now millions of poisonous toads hopping around northeastern Australia. When visiting Australia in year 2007, I remember walking at night on the sidewalk, trying not to step on the pests.
Then of course, there are stories galore in the Bible relating to invasions. A few examples are, grasshoppers, bands of Moabites, or the Israelites invading the land of Canaan.
Invasions generally assume there is an outside force, however, do we ever self-invade?
Do we ever self-assault our humility with pride?
Does hate raid and occupy our love?
Does revenge infect our forgiveness?
Do we ever self-attack our divine purpose in life?
Invasions are real to the human mind. The determination to let go of the human mind’s reality and take on a new spiritual reality, causes us to think along new lines. Here is a statement from 21st Century Science and Health worth contemplating, “Computer software can’t inform the programmer. The stomach, heart, colon, and lymph nodes don’t inform us that they are nauseous, diseased, cancerous, or invaded by malignant tumors. If this information is conveyed, human mind conveys it. Negative information certainly doesn’t come from immortal Mind and it can’t come from inanimate matter/energy. God’s “eyes are too pure to look on evil,” and physicality has neither intelligence nor sensation.”