Quote taken from a recent show promo exploring unusual happenings around us: “Not everything in life makes sense,” she said to him, wiping tears from his cheeks. “Sometimes, LIFE just IS.”
I’m sure that we’ve all had some strange or unusual experience that made us question whether or not it had actually occurred, or whether we simply thought that it did. And I certainly can’t speak for others in this regard, but I’ve personally had numerous opportunities over the course of my life to question the validity of ‘the reality’ that I was experiencing at the time.
You don’t have to take hallucinogens to see some strange stuff around you once in awhile. Maybe you catch something slipping past in your peripheral vision, and you turn around quickly to determine if you had just imagined seeing it or if something/someone was actually there.
Since the point of this blog is to support you in finding your own truth, I’m going to say that each of us has our own version of REALITY that we perceive with our many senses and replay in endless loops between our ears while trying to decipher meaning from all that we experience.
Sometimes that REALITY is similar in appearance and content to the REALITY of other people, and other times, it is quite different.
Sometimes we can make a type of sense out of what we are experiencing, and other times, there is NO sense to be made of it because it doesn’t exist under the rules of the ‘MUST MAKE SENSE’ judiciary. Sometimes it doesn’t even exist under the laws of known physics.
“Sometimes, LIFE just IS.”
So how can you possibly MAKE SENSE of the strangeness around you when it refuses to follow the rules and laws?
That realization of: “Not everything in life makes sense,” can be a hard one to accept, because we want to believe that LIFE is understandable and stable, and that if we play by all the rules of LIFE we will succeed at our endeavors and be happy and prosperous in our lives.
BUT,…while we might be so dutifully playing by all the rules that we’ve been taught, LIFE itself isn’t required to follow them.
LIFE just is.
I met a friend, a practicing psychologist actually, who went through the Shamanic group (14 of us) experience with me, and we would often talk about how malleable REALITY actually was, depending on your focus—depending on where it was that you placed your attention at the moment.
It didn’t have to be a question of personal BELIEF—nor of any desired outcome; you simply had to be aware of how you perceived the world around you when you let your preconceptions of it slip aside.
It appeared to us that the world was far more ‘unlimited’ than we had once thought it to be.
The most difficult aspect of this realization was that this new knowledge of the ‘unlimited’ nature of the world could become quite psychologically destabilizing when your foundational understanding on the ‘nature of REALITY’, suddenly crumbled to the ground.
It was helpful at the time to all of us in those shamanic classes that we had experienced what we did as a group so that we could talk with each other about our personal experiences, and then compare notes—similarities, differences, etc. It was like having individual scouts exploring a new territory and then gathering back together to map the uncharted sections by each person’s account of it. No two territory accounts were ever exactly the same, but most were similar.
All of us perceive and interpret in our own ways what we are individually inputting through our senses. Even when we are in unknown territory, we ALL are automatically trying to make some type of sense out of what we are experiencing. That’s part of how we are wired to interact with this LIFE experience—to make quick sense of any situations that we may face and to learn from those interactions, because that is how we survive to live another day.
At least during the shamanic group experience of LIFE’s strangeness, we weren’t left alone to make some type of sense over what we had personally perceived. When the ‘unbelievable’ is shared, it doesn’t seem so psychologically threatening because then you’re just building a new foundation of mutual understanding that allows for your interpretive input into it.
While each human brain may be an organic mass of electrically firing nerve synapses and purpose-specific, high-functioning, data-processing, interrelated tissues, what we call ‘the MIND’ is connected into the greater collective consciousness for this dimension of reality and beyond.
We may perceive the world around us using our body’s limited five-sense perception equipment that filters through our brain’s processing center, but our unspecified ‘sixth-sense’ is what connects us to the greater MIND at large, and shows us at times how truly unlimited those existing possibilities can be.
I hope that someday in the near future we ALL can recalibrate our conceptual understanding of known REALITY, because until we do, it will be hard to make sense of (and to accept) what it may actually be, because right now, LIFE just IS.