Perspective (and interpretation)

There are a lot of significant things I’ve seen and heard recently that I want to share (hopefully in time for them to still be relevant) but before that I want to step back and explain what I understand about how the messages come through and the way they get interpreted.

Sometimes I get really upset because I’ll hear things or feel them and think they are true or meaningful, but then nothing happens. In those moments I feel like it’s just a delusion (and who knows, maybe it is). When this happens it seems like the ground is sliding out from beneath me and I really want to give up.

Quick tangent-- I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to imagine what it would be like to live with constant delusions, but try to imagine what it would feel like if you suddenly found out that the things you took for granted as every day reality didn’t exist. Imagine if one day you woke up and the laws of physics stopped working and when you came up with a new set of laws to help you navigate those stopped working too. I think maybe the general population had a slight taste of how it feels to enter a different way of being with how rocky the world has been this year, but a delusion is different even from that because this year we all got to experience this seemingly altered reality together. When you are having delusions, though, you get to experience the disenchantment and confusion alone. My personal opinion is that delusions feel worse than hallucinations because hallucinations are sensory experiences that are part of your version of reality but delusions are interwoven in the fabric of your belief about how reality works and seem even harder to untangle—end of tangent.

Sometimes I’ll get messages and be brave enough to share them and then feel like an idiot because they don’t relate to anything, so then I go back to the realization that I am sick and need to focus on tangible reality—until suddenly all at once everything will line up and all the things that felt like they were going nowhere create an unexpected pathway that falls into place. When I started to get incredulous about the way things would flip from making sense to making no sense to making sense to making no sense the They gave me several images to explain.

1. Don’t think of it as a timeline—They explained—think of it as a map. The problem with the timeline framework for interpreting these messages (at least based on they way we tend to conceive of time in this plane of reality) is that it’s not very dynamic. It flows at one speed in one direction and sweeps everything through as if there is no personal authority or control. If you interpret the messages through a timeline framework it feels like things are destined to happen in a certain way and that if they don’t the message is wrong, but if they do and the messages are correct then you have no real control over your own life. Neither of these are true.

A map is a more accurate metaphor because it shows possible locations and outcomes based on the speed and direction you are currently heading. If you keep going this way you’ll eventually come to this experience and you might get there faster or slower depending on both internal and external factors or you might chose to change directions altogether and never reach it—but based on the current trajectory and speed it is likely that you will hit this event at about this time. They explain it this way because sometimes they will say things and then give me “landmarks” to watch out for. They’ll say something and then say “wait for this or when you see that get ready to go.” It isn’t an exact measurement, but it gives a hint at what is coming and what to watch out for based on my own current direction and speed combined with relevant external factors.

2. Think of it as one of those museum displays where it looks like there are random hanging pieces of glass but when you step into the right position they all line up to create a seamless 3-dimensional image (they didn’t actually describe it this way, they just showed it to me as if I was looking at the exhibit). The reason for this imagery is that not all the information comes down at once, it comes bit by bit so that you can digest each piece a little at a time. Sometimes the pieces seem unrelated and so it feels confusing, but when you step into the exact right spot (or moment in time if you want to change the concept of time to distance) then you can see the image. Then they told me to take it further, imagine if there were multiple spots where you could stand, and the combined image made up by all those fragments created different images. Then imagine that you had the capacity to hold onto each image and step further back so that they all came together to make a new larger image. That is also an example of how these ideas come in. Small fragments with multiple meanings that you only understand when you reach certain points in your life and then understand again at a different point and if you could step far enough back to observe yourself observing them you might see all those images as fragments creating even larger images. They explained that this is why something can have one meaning at one point in time but be part of a completely different perspective at a later time.

3. Think of it as layers of circles. Each circle is a different realm and knowledge passes between them, but every time it hits a layer or hemisphere the quality of that message and interpretation shifts slightly. This is because the primary elements of reality are not the same at every level and as the information is transmitted it has to be translated and re-translated between each layer. In this sense the map in the first metaphor is not only a map but a more dynamic globe and timing has to be made with consideration of the movement of elements between layers of the hemisphere to meet at the landmark points. They also told me that this is why sometimes a shift can be felt on one of the more distant layers but it will seem like a long time for it to make sense in the physical reality and it doesn’t look exactly the same when it shows up. There are a lot of stages of translation that can occur between the layers and many factors need to line up so that something can move all the way through from the innermost to outermost levels.

4. Think of it like you are working on a loan (this metaphor comes directly from working in the mortgage industry but made a lot of sense to me). There are a lot of important pieces to each process, some you have control over, and some other people have control over. All the pieces need to come together within a specified framework in order for a loan to be completed. This happens with things in life too, there might be something we are creating or waiting for and it might be in the process of being. There are some things we can do to speed up the process but sometimes there are other dynamics at work that we have no control over and when it comes to those aspects you just have to do your best and wait for everyone/thing else to be ready. I’ll talk more about this when I get to the message about free will and divine plans, but in this metaphor the idea is that your life isn’t a singular thing-- there are factors beyond your personal control, there are also factors within your personal control. You can control some things but not others and so you find a balance between action and trust, movement and patience, etc.

5. They gave me an image of two mirrors flipping. It reminded me of a baby toy. There was a shiny part that reflected light very strongly and muted part and they were attached to a single axel. They would spin and land with a shiny or muted part up. I watched them land several times. Sometimes they both landed on the shiny side, sometimes on the muted side, sometimes one of each. Sometimes they stopped at the same time. Sometimes one stopped before the other and there was time to wait to see where the second one landed.

I didn’t understand this image when they showed it to me, but they told me, “wait for both sides to match and then move.” I was confused so they explained, “you spent one year learning about courage to move, and one year learning about the strength to stay still, next year you will start to learn about timing to combine the movement and stillness in cohesion with the rhythm of life. This is a hint, when one or both pieces are spinning or when they are facing different directions stay still, when they are both facing up or down then run through.”

This example goes into the example of the spheres, it is about waiting for the translation to come through. Just because something has been experienced on one plane doesn’t mean that it has occurred on all planes, as it translates down there is a time to pause and adjust because once it hits everything will line up and then it’s time to move.

These are the primary metaphors I have so far of understanding why the messages look as fragmented as they do and what happens to the timing along the way. I don’t know if explaining them all upfront like this is helpful or more confusing, but in general I feel like it’s important to have an understanding of the framework before explaining the substance of something. The framework is like a lens and if we are all looking through different lenses it will be harder to know if we are communicating about the same substance. If we figure out the lens it makes it easier to express the ideas.

Hopefully, this is helpful on some level, even if it is only acting as a moment to pause and think about how we think about how we perceive information. I’ll try to get to some of the actual messages soon.

Thanks for reading.

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