Archive for March 13th, 2009
Light at the end of a tunnel – this is something I remember hearing from an old man who had survived a near death experience. He was old and wanted to go but he had some unfinished business that he had yet to take care of before it was time. He lived another five years and in the time in between, his wife learned to find a way to live independently, learned how to pay bills and so many other skills that had been the domaine of her husband of fifty years.
There are many such tales of the unexplainable in the pragmatic, common sense, everyday world of ordinary people. Yet, these tales, so many of them in so many different cultures do add up to something significant.
There is more to this life that can be proven by science and our senses. How can we explain a mother waking up in the middle of the night crying out the name of her child who was thousands of miles away at the moment that her child ceased to exist? How can we explain a dream that spells out clearly in advance the details, the colours, the sounds, the smells of an event that would happen only hours or days later? Clearly, there is a substrate which some can connect to that is not restricted by time or distance. Typically, this happens during sleep – but not always. Dreams do have value as they allow us to connect to a deeper and fuller version of everything, a version that is not bounded by our limited sense of what is and what is possible. Honour your dreams by acknowledging them and listening when they decide to speak to you.