Bigsley the Oaf

A thought…

Posted in Uncategorized by bigsleytheoaf on May 27, 2013

A thought that’s been percolating in my mind for a while:

To experience spiritual phenomena you must overcome your ego, or to put it more plainly, the self-centeredness of your worldview. Spiritual phenomena occur throughout time and space – they are spread over populations, hillsides, through the sky. To experience something such as this, you must perceive it from multiple perspectives – you must forget your usual, comfortable, conventional position – you must open up to things that you have no conceptual category for.

Sometimes it’s the spirit of a group of people – the spirit of a group of people at a political rally, the spirit of people dancing hard to music, the spirit of folks lined up to vote, the spirit of people performing religious rites, the spirit of people watching a horror film…

Sometimes it’s spread across natural components – a dark wood, an oasis, a range of mountains, a burst of clouds on a clear day. Spring bursting through. Seasons + convolutions of weather.

Sometimes it’s the entire world, screaming, the entire universe, pulsing.

If you can manage to forget your own reactions, your own self, your immediate feelings, you can literally see these spirits. They are as real and palpable as your hands, your body. Unlike your hands and body, though, you possess no illusion that you control them. This is the only difference.


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