I’ve run across the saying (that I like) that there are two ways to learn anything: One is by gaining knowledge. The second is through painful experience.
My first instincts with any (chosen) topic of learning is for me to collect other people’s experience and knowledge first, while keeping in mind that my experience may be different. I then learn by doing the thing myself, an approach that’s served me well picking up various skills, lessons, and experiences in my life.
In the realm of spirituality and metaphysics, I’ve learned to treat any theories of How Things Work as mere models, to be used, tweaked, retooled, and abandoned (temporarily) as needed. All explanatory models are just signposts to the truth, not truth itself. Meanwhile, my personal experience can always be examined and re-examined for different lessons. While the lessons and my understanding of reality can change, I honour and take seriously everything I experience, no matter how weird or different they are compared to those of others. To do otherwise would be to keep mistrusting my own senses and faculties. Having spent most of my life being a careful (and miserable) material reductionist, after decades of doubting my “woo,” meditation, and dream experiences, I decided, for curiosity and even happiness’ sake, to fuck Dawkins (figuratively) and dive completely into the rabbit hole. That was around three years ago.
This blog was begun over a year ago as a learning experience. I wasn’t new to blogging personal stuff, but I was new to writing on metaphysical topics and my inexplicable experiences; topics that still feel taboo in certain (real-life) company. This WordPress site began as my clearinghouse for interesting bits of info and whatever experiences I wanted to share. Lately, however, I feel that even within this realm of “impossible things”, one year of writing had revealed and narrowed my areas of interest to: Dreaming (including lucid dreaming), developing my clairvoyance and intuition through art and meditation, communicating with subtle beings (in dreams and meditation), and healing. It’s a good list I think, and one I’d like to stick to and expand in my own way for now. And so the blog will keep developing.
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The answers are there in his consciousness. So If he would replace the word of see or hear with “perceive” you would be far ahead of the game. Some of you learn by seeing, some of you learn by doing. Some of you learn by reading. You say you have 5 senses and you want the 6th. Well there aren’t 6, there are many, many, many senses. In the sense that there are many ways to perceive the same thing.
Inelia Benz ~ The Splitting of the Worlds –Coming to a planet near You! Great read and lovely discussion in the comments!
One thing to remember is that no one chooses for us, or chooses us, there is no chosen people. No targeted people. It is each person who chooses for themselves. If you are working on yourself, you have chosen an empowered reality, it is that simple.
I’ve lived through close encounters with doomsday timelines before. And that’s certainly one way we could do this, but what I sense now is a strong “collision” with a timeline of vibrational physical separation.
Michael Snyder ~ Scam Alert: Hospitals All Over America Are Wildly Inflating Medical Bills This is a topic close to my heart (one you can chalk under the column of “painful experience”), and one that prompted me to move out of the US and back to Singapore in 2007 because I expected to struggle with endometriosis over the long term. I compared and contrast two same surgeries I had for managing the condition, one surgery in the US (2004) with the one in Singapore (2005). The differences in the bills and quality of care I received in the two places was shocking. I wound up blogging at DailyKos about it, which led to an NPR interview. Unfortunately, since the two surgeries, Singapore has made much “progress” apeing America’s failed system– medical costs here have spiraled. But at least I also learned since then to manage (and cure) my “lady problems” and nasal allergies through natural means. I haven’t swallowed any painkillers now for almost six years, though I still have to confess to an epidural in 2009…
The Guide to Strong Boundaries Mark Manson is a hoot to read. I have not been able to stop poring through his archives.
Guilt is important when it’s legitimate and self-imposed.
Where guilt is useless and harmful is when it is used as a tool to manipulate those close to you. Guilt can be incredibly painful when used this way, not only because it demands responsibility from you for emotions which are not yours, but it also implies that you’re faulty or a bad person in some way for not doing it.
(All of my Jewish readers are nodding their heads right now.)
I would add: Not just Jewish readers, haha!
Hope everyone had a brilliant equinox! I feel a shift of gears in the ether and can’t help the urge to get out and party! Or work! Really both!