Did you ever find that you’re doing something, or believe something that you used to think was impossible, or silly, or something you mocked and made fun of?
I know I have – seen that silver thread – yet sometimes dismissing it.
What comes to mind is the experience I had when I was, or rather my mind or spirit or soul or heart – call it what you will – hovering near the ceiling in a top corner of my room, and I found myself looking down on my own body.
I could see myself clearly, lying asleep, in my bed, on sheets bathed in sweat.
Curiously there was no panic or concern. Only a sense of deep calm. I can also remember feeling very amused, yet detached and completely surprised to see myself connected to my body by a thin silver thread.
I was amused because years before I had mocked at an account of a similar experience that I read in a book. I wrote it off, completely dismissed it. But, here I had evolved into having the experience – the very one I mocked! And that’s all I remember. I don’t recall the process of re-connection, and I certainly had no tools or framework through which I could understand the process of what happened to me.
And yet the experience was as certain and real as anything I’d ever felt. Yet for years, I used to make fun of my story and myself. It was clearly an important event, mystifying unknowable and unexplained. But it was easier to make light of it – dismiss, that it was to take it in and accept it.
My Silver Thread of Thought
I’ve come to realise that our experiences are our teachers; waiting for us to recognize them. They happen, and we make what we will of them, we learn the lesson or we laugh it off – judgmental and ‘all-knowing’ (not!)
Having this experience was the first time in my life that I had ever really connected with the idea that I am here on earth for a purpose and that I have a mission to fulfill.
I am not always sure exactly what that mission is, but I was able to see and open up to a whole new direction that sent me on a different path than I was on.
It caused me to reflect on what other significant events in my life contain important messages that still await my attention and interpretation. What else have I missed by living too much on the surface?
Through being too incurious -I try now to pay close attention and not to jump to conclusions about what anything means or whether it’s ‘real’ or ‘valid’. I know that if I can step back and detach from my intellect and feel from my heart, I will be shown what I need to know.
I think we all are shown; we just aren’t always looking, listening or open.
Here’s to being open and a student of life, of your life. You are wise and you have answers. I encourage you to open to what is being revealed to you, I promise to do the same.Like the Post - Leave me a message at https://www.passionandpossibilities.com/voice-message Or add to the post as I would love to hear your story.