There’s a lot about this life that I find just plain spooky.
Take time, for example. I am convinced we do not understand the true nature of time. Indeed, it is possible that our minds aren’t even capable of grasping what time really is, even if we had an omniscient entity patiently try to explain it to us.
Think back to when you first learned about the theory of relatively, or the intermingling of time and space. I’m not sure about you, but for myself, starting in the 5th grade, I tried terribly hard to understand these concepts. I read book after book, including those books written for children curious about such things. It seems I simply don’t have the mind for it, in spite of all my efforts. Those gifted by genius, or at least more flexible minds than my own, can perhaps grasp these things, but so far, I cannot.
For example, there have been instances in my life when I have been greeted with powerful visions about how the events in my life were about to unfold. The easiest term would be déjà vu although that doesn’t quite satisfy me with what I experienced. I suspect many of you have had the same circumstance in which you are living you life, doing whatever you are normally doing, when suddenly you feel like an observer in your own life. You are watching the movie of your experience, knowing what is about to happen, anticipating what you are going to say next, and precisely knowing what the other person or people in that situation are going to do and say. Every color, piece of furniture, and article of clothing matches what should be there. And then the feeling goes away, and you are back to living your normal life, and no one but you realizes what you just experienced.
For me, such experiences are much like the clip below, about thirty seconds in, when the noises of the world fade away, and all sensations get zeroed out and life seems briefly other-worldly:
I was reminded of this recently, not so much because of a déjà vu instance but instead because of an experience with a fellow Sloper.
There was trouble in my life, and it was weighing on me heavily. I was having trouble sleeping, to say the least. I felt simply awful, although since I have posts to write and a show to do every day, I’ve got to soldier on and mask it.
Out of the blue, however, one of you here, unprompted, send me the following:
Rest in the stillness of My Presence while I prepare you for this day. Let the radiance of My Glory shine upon you, as you wait on Me in confident trust. Be still and know that I am God. There is both a passive and an active side to trusting Me. As you rest in My Presence, focusing on Me, I quietly build bonds of trust between us. When you respond to the circumstances of your life with affirmations of trust, you actively participate in this process.
I am always with you, so you have no reason to be afraid. Your fear often manifests itself in excessive planning. Your mind is so accustomed to this pattern of thinking that you are only now becoming aware of how pervasive it is and how much it hinders your intimacy with Me. Repent of this tendency and resist it, whenever you realize you are wandering down this well-worn path. Return to My Presence, which always awaits you in the present moment. I accept you back with no condemnation.
It was exactly what I needed to read. I read it over and over again, and I felt calmer. Perhaps one of you needs these words, too, and they will help you in the same way they helped me.
What on earth prompted a stranger to send me those words? I didn’t ask for them. I didn’t hint I was unhappy and needed something comforting to read. None of that. It just……………showed up.
We do not understand time. We do not understand the relationship we have to one another. We do not understand the silent but powerful forces that blow through all of our lives like a soothing breeze on a sunlit day. It’s so hard to see beyond ourselves, since the inner voice tends to dominate all others. Yet the breeze keeps blowing, and the sun keeps shining, and we hardly ever feel it, even though it’s always there.
But there’s something much bigger going on than is visible on the surface. I hope one day, somehow, I am given the insight to actually understand it.