There is no real way to know what another person's life experience is like inside their head. My life has been filled with a sense of waiting for something. In fact, I think that patience is possibly the most difficult skill to learn. It takes a long time to master patience.
I have been waiting for what I call "movie moments." A movie moment is unique and cannot be planned. It is one that is outside of my control, but seems to find me. It happens to me and when it is happening it feels bittersweet. I am sad knowing that it will end and simultaneously elated that it found me and I am in it. Much like the moment you realize you are dreaming and the realization leads to both appreciation and regret that waking will pull you out of that dream. As I write this I recognize that some of these moments don't end well, but still the chances of them happening are so rare that you have to appreciate them and smile. You can not force these moments they must come to you but you can increase the likelihood that one will happen. Much like hoping a bird will land in your hand. You can't force a bird to land, but it helps to carry around some bird seed.
Looking back on the movie moments I've had, there's something to knowing that I can't go back to the time that made those moments matter. They were innocent moments lost in time. This is not to say that my movie moments are gone forever but more to recognize that with age these movie moments become more reflective, like when you take the same walk every day but one day you feel compelled to stop and see what you have been walking past. All of sudden you are overcome with wonder, and then before you know it, you are back to walking just like always. When I was younger these moments were more rom-com stuff; awkward first kisses, or ex-girlfriends showing up in the park when you are sitting there daydreaming about her.
Sometimes I think human creativity is channeled instead of created. Coming up with a good idea is different than realizing that a story or a character wants to enter your story. I think of J.R.R. Tokien and The Lord of the Rings. He first seems to discover/create a language, then a unique people for his language, and before you know, it he has created entire cultures and an entire world with its own history.
The multiverse theory is one where there are infinite dimensions and infinite potential. In this case, tuning into creativity is like channeling a story, or something coming to you in a dream. This may be tuning into different inter-dimensional frequencies. Much like tuning the dial of a radio, the frequencies are there but the receiver isn't always picking them up. In this case, humans are receiver transmitters. Maybe we are entertained by stories. Maybe the stories we are most effected by are real, as in real like radio stations that are being tuned into. What if the quantum frequencies that surround us and are us create a sort of electro-magnetic ether, and we are tuned into one realm or level of that ether soup. What if at times we tune into other stations enough to see the archetypes and characters, but we filter it through our own lens. We take a glimpse into another dimension and then humanize it and create a story out of it. Maybe the imagination space is a quantum space where we can see things outside of the norm.
What if we are both watching and being watched but just like we don't watch every second of a sitcom, our watchers don't see every moment of our lives (like The Truman Show). What if we connect with our characters because it causes a feedback loop and in return they connect with us when we are observed. Maybe the movie moments of our lives are inter-dimensional scenes viewed by the very characters that we observe. Maybe because children have less hard-wired (more programmable) brains, they can tap into the imagination space better. Maybe people in altered states of consciousness can channel better as the radio dial in the brain is disrupted. Maybe some types of insanity is just as real as social reality. Maybe we each have our own reality to make sense of.....maybe.
Maybe not but it's a fun idea.
Carry around some bird seed with you. Today just might be the lucky day a bird will land in your hand .
Rob Alexander is on a journey to learn not just about health but everything else.
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