Hi. All. There have been some interesting posts on this subject, and I think there would be more if people didn’t feel they are weird in some way. My experience in this and how I became interested is a long story. But although I never did bereavement counselling, so many came up with surprising events that had happened to them after a loss that I began to investigate.
Oxford University, many years ago, did an anonymous survey asking people if they had experienced any psychic phenomena. Because it was anonymous thousands replied.
One of the biggest problems is that so many don’t tell their stories because of fear of ridicule.
“But I see nobody there,-
No body moves about the green,
Or wanders the heavy trees between.
Ah! That’s because you do not bear
The visioning power of souls who dare
To pierce the material screen”.
‘Pierce the material screen’ Now there lies the problem. I am not a medium or a Spiritualist so I have no point to make.
The spectrum of light extends from the ultra violet to the infra red. Either side of our visual sight it goes on into infinity.
We see only the tiniest part of this spectrum. When you switch on the TV you know the radio waves are there, but you can’t see them. But you have no doubts because it works. So why do we doubt that other dimensions exist? Because we can’t see them they are not there? We are so brainwashed to believe in materialism that all else is so often dismissed as unreal.
This is not about religion. A belief in any sort of afterlife varies from one religion to another. I prefer to deal in facts.
The ‘other dimension’ to which I refer most of us have no access to. Because we have closed our minds, shut the door so that no new ideas may enter, we have lost the ability to see beyond the so called normal.
So many on this site have had experiences that seem unexplained. People don’t relate them to others for fear of being thought weird. That should never be so especially on this site.
It’s not so much about bringing comfort, although it may help, but realising that all the evidence, if we care to look, points to death not being the end but a new beginning. What form we take then I have no idea. But no matter how and when we die our ‘essence’ goes on down that long road.
It would be interesting to hear how many of us have had experiences of the Spiritual world. I am not psychic in any way, but my dear wife was, but suppressed telling anyone when she was a child because they made fun of her. As an adult she only told those who would understand. She saw so called dead people alive and well. It never bothered her because, to her, it was a normal way of seeing. This gift of seeing what is true reality is given to many, who reject it because they think they are going crazy. That’s sad! We should not go looking for psychic reactions, It has to be spontaneous and when least expected, because as soon as our minds begin to work on it and want it again, it’s lost.
Take care everyone. John.