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Where Are We When We’re Not Here?


Julian Wash, Contributor
Waking Occasions

As we speak I want to return to your consciousness a facet of the Human situation that ventures previous the confines of the bodily realm and into the huge and infinite past. It’s our nature emigrate away from our our bodies though we by no means actually consider it that means. It’s not troublesome to see that we’re not completely in a single place all the time. Our ideas are sometimes elsewhere, transitory and elusive, and nearly resistant to the entanglements of time and area. We are free to go anyplace— to go to the previous and current and even stroll future paths replete with its uncertainties.

So how a lot of you’re with us at this second? Should you have been to hazard a guess what proportion may you provide you with? Personally, I really feel not more than eighty to ninety % “here” as I write this text. My ten to twenty has wandered off once more, a lot to the displeasure of my editor who has jogged my memory I’m up towards a deadline. My ideas sometimes stray to faraway locations and acquainted faces. And the place my ideas go— I’m going.

Within the following paragraphs we’ll use our nets of marvel to attempt to seize that fleeting butterfly bouncing freely out earlier than us. It’s my supposition that we’re principally the place our “thoughts” take us. Right here we discover that distance is relative. Two individuals is usually a thousand miles aside and nonetheless really feel intently related. Likewise, many people know the sensation of being close to somebody but feeling as if they’re one million miles away. It’s not sufficient to be bodily shut when the butterfly has left the backyard.

Welcome to Dream Land

Each night time once we go to sleep we’re transported to a different realm. We shouldn’t have a selection within the matter. Attempt going greater than three days with out sleep and see what occurs. We know the physique makes use of the chance for progress, mobile restore and a number of different essential features. However the place can we go whereas the physique is sleeping and why are we awake in our goals?

I discover it fascinating that we don’t miss being awake whereas we’re sleeping. The thought doesn’t even happen to us. We are sometimes nudged again into consciousness by way of the assistance of somebody or one thing. From there it’s typically a blurry-eyed journey to the espresso maker. We are informed “eight hours” is what we’d like, although in actuality that basically is determined by the person. Some perform fairly properly on much less sleep, however youngsters and youngsters, and even some grown-ups may require a bit extra.

On days we don’t get sufficient sleep, we positive do miss it. We can’t wait to get house and collapse so we will “drift off” into slumber-land. Almost a 3rd of our life is consumed by that elusive state we name sleep and but we actually don’t know the place we’re whereas we’re there. It’s usually accepted that we don’t go very far, that our mind is the crucible for all our goals and it’s a contained expertise. Although there’s logic to that assertion, I don’t absolutely embrace it. It’s my rivalry (and different’s too) that the ethereal world is elastic and we’re free to maneuver past our bodily physique because it winds down and recharges by way of relaxation.

Those that take pleasure in “lucid” dreaming may need a bonus right here. If they’re able to stroll freely on this realm and switch a number of knobs and pull a number of levers, there isn’t a telling what they could uncover. If they will navigate the oceans of slumber whereas figuring out they’re asleep, then the chances for self-discovery would appear countless. I’m not gifted with such capability, but when I have been I would definitely attempt to perceive the sunshine I used to be strolling beneath and analyze the construction of my dream. I may additionally spend much more time in mattress. So I assume it’s simply as properly that I don’t lucid dream.

On this “unconscious” state we will go to with kin who’ve handed on and even reunite with beloved pets. We can even join with the dwelling in methods uniquely totally different from the bodily world. Twins are recognized to speak whereas in a dream state. It’s my understanding that they may typically see their twin in a dream, then later name to inform them about it. In fact, the opposite twin already is aware of of the dream having seen their sibling too.

The eagerness from a misplaced “twin flame” also can bubble up in dream land. Right here’s a chance to say the issues that have been by no means stated and to perhaps even embrace one final time. Right here the emotional power is simply as intense as it might be in a bodily state— and typically even larger. There are additionally numerous tales of wives who dreamt of their husbands whereas they have been stationed in fight zones in overseas nations. Typically the goals have been foretelling of a critical incident or tragedy. Such occasions serve to additional my sense that we will’t probably keep in our our bodies whereas we sleep.

The most effective that I can surmise is that the essence of who we’re is usually “there” once we are asleep and principally “here” whereas we’re awake. In both case we’re not absolutely 100% in a single place or one other since we’re able to “drifting” out and in even when absolutely acutely aware. So this area that some name the astral realm is neither right here or there. It’s all over the place.

Right here, There and In all places

It appears to me that we aren’t firmly anchored in place by our bodily our bodies. Our minds are free to “wander” and drift about whereas solely frivolously tethered to the Earth. And why is that this so? The bodily realm has a lot to supply in the best way of tactile stimulation and there’s a lot to be gained from this expertise. However consciousness enjoys freedom, though it likes having a spot to name residence. In a way we now have the perfect of each worlds, religious and materials. What we discover, nevertheless, is that folks far too typically embrace the fabric world and discover solace of their possessions. I want to remind such souls of a relatively well-worn expression; “you can’t take it with you.”

What you’ll be able to take, maybe, is the reminiscence of the expertise, the feeling and the lesson embodied inside it. Like telling individuals of an interesting journey or of a brand new coaster journey on the amusement park— you possibly can clarify the expertise in nice size and element, however what it meant to you is what issues most.

And so we “think outside the box” and we “drift away” in our sleep and we “float on Cloud 9” and we have been so indignant we “were outside ourselves.” These are however a couple of examples of how we describe this exterior consciousness. The empathic can “feel your pain” and when a favourite ball participant hits the ball out of the stadium we will really feel his (or her) pleasure. Is that this power within the ether? Are we within the ether?

Zoned Out

That’s what some have accused me of being at occasions. This goes again all the best way to grade faculty when academics mistakenly recognized me as a “clock watcher”. I did ignore the instructor, true. However I used to be not captivated by the clock both. I might regularly drift away from the place I used to be to flee the jail I felt round me.

This “zoning out” was actually a really pure state for me to be in. A zoned out state just isn’t a impartial state. It’s a really intense, extremely targeted state. It does appropriately suggest that you simply’re “not there,” however you’re someplace, and you’re someplace in an enormous means. Artistic individuals can readily determine with this elusive state. It may, nevertheless, create a considerably vacant stare which I admit I’ve been responsible of sporting occasionally.

Where we go when zoned-out I can’t precisely say. New understandings within the quantum world are increasing our consciousness on a various array of topics starting from non-locality and telepathy to OBE’s and associated astral projection. All I do know is that I’m going someplace, and someplace is just not all the time right here.

Last Thought

So the place are we once we’re not right here? I’ll depart the query with you. Is that this a cop-out on my half? -Maybe. All I can say is we’re not all the time the place we expect we’re. The physique serves as a superb interface with the bodily world, however at occasions it will possibly appear virtually as if it have been remotely managed. To say we’re regularly held in place by our bodily physique is like saying a raincloud won’t ever give up a drop of water. Ultimately ideas will wander and stray and raindrops will fall in a staccato rhythm in keeping with the temper and power of the second.

I don’t know precisely the place I’m going, however I do know I’m not all the time right here. For me, that’s a minimum of a begin towards understanding the last word transition or metamorphosis once we give up our bodily physique to the weather. On that midnight practice we’d discover that each one the solutions we work so arduous to uncover have been proper earlier than us the entire time. We didn’t see them as a result of we doubted our personal talents. We didn’t loosen our grip on all these issues we accepted as fact. As an alternative we purchased into phony ideas of actuality the place we have been informed how helpless and sinful we have been. There isn’t a place for larger consciousness on this void we name social order and so we by no means study to make use of the religious instruments imbued inside us.

We are social entities, you and I. We are solidly particular person and we’re additionally collective. Sure, we’re each. We can’t flourish simply as people nor can we survive as a collective. However we do fairly properly in each worlds and in various measure. So we’re just a little bit right here and a bit bit there and all the time someplace. However wherever you might end up, you’re by no means alone. And the butterfly will fly.

-Till subsequent time

Concerning the Writer

There’s a sure obscurity that follows Julian Wash. In any case, any author that begins off with “Dear Humans” may be just a little exhausting to nail down. We sense he’s benevolent, slightly loopy and we expect quite satisfying to learn. This text was initially revealed at The Rattle Report.

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Where Are We When We’re Not Right here? was final modified: October 19th, 2018 by WakingTimes

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