My head is always in the clouds
do the clouds take the shape of our thoughts?
I recall when Mom was in the very beginning stages of dementia (what is medically accepted to be dementia, an MRI scan showing shrinkage in the brain matter).
She awoke in terror early morning hours, called up to me from her bedroom downstairs.
“Janet, please come down here.”
“Something happened, please come down,” she was crying.
I ran downstairs.
Shaking, horrified, “Janet, something terrible happened.”
“Calm down, RoRo, (Mom’s nickname), it’s okay. Tell me what happened.”
“I woke up, and I was in another world. It was terrifying. I can’t explain it. It was like ….. a completely other world.”
“Okay, maybe it was a dream. It’s okay now, everything is okay.”
“No, it was not a dream. I know you don’t believe me, but it was real, and I was so scared, I don’t know how to explain it,” still shaking and still crying. “It wasn’t this world. It was a completely different place. I’ve never been so scared in my whole life.”
I held her hands and reassured her again and again, that she was safe now, everything was okay, and that I was there for her.
But I will never forget the terror on her face. Kind of like the terror I felt years prior when I had my own out-of-body experience. But that story for another time ……
If we could even glimpse the enormity of LIFE, from our little mind’s limited view, yes, it would be terrifying, I imagine. And then maybe, after the initial fear subsides, maybe it could even be mind-blowing orgasmic, unspeakable?
Of course, we DON’T KNOW. Which leads me to trust, intuit, sense that there must be purpose to having this “veil”, this ignorance, these limited beliefs we hold about time, reality, about LIFE.
I can attest to the scariness of seeing through the illusive qualities of this world. It is disconcerting at first. All that you believed to be true ….. puff, gone. When you “see” something that you’ve always believed is impossible. I’ve had my share of seeing through. I’ve experienced consciousness from different perspectives.
But these were only tiny glimpses of the potentiality of it ALL.
I remain humbly in awe.