Dealing with otherworldly experiences
I watched Wake Up tonight. It’s about his completely regular dude from New York who suddenly starts to see energy fields, spirits, angels, and other stuff.
There are some really good scenes and interviews in the film, but what’s striking is how much resistance the guy has to what he’s experiencing, and how afraid he is of becoming one of these new age lunatics that we’ve all seen and dismissed as phony and crazy people.
I can totally relate to that. I’ve had that type of resistance in me my entire life. I had contact with “those kinds of things” through my mom’s sister and my cousin from early childhood, but at the same time I experienced how my father’s vehement opposition to these things overpowered my mom, so she would hide her books - and the fact that she was also “into this” - from him. That’s been my role model. Try not to show it.
To add to this, I’ve recently married someone who also sees energy fields, sprits, angels, can talk with them, and so on. I don’t. I sense things about people, I sometimes have premonitions and “knowingness”, and I have had memories that are possibly from a past life. But I’ve never seen an angel. Or a spirit.
And boy, can I feel the resistance at times. Sometimes it’s like there are mine fields, and if you step on one of them, I just go cross my arms and turn my back and think she’s a crazy person. But then there’s also that other part of me that “knows”, that intuitively senses that it is the most natural thing in the world, and of course, this is how it is.
I have enough evidence by now that I should just give up my resistance. Just the other day I came across this book on audible.com, which I haven’t read, but there’s been many stories and experiences like it, too numerous to ignore.
And yet, I can relate to Steve Jobs’ words at the last page of the biography: “I’m about fifty-fifty on believing in God. For most of my life, I’ve felt that there must be more to our existence than meets the eye.”
The last words uttered by him were ”Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow”.
Does that mean this question was finally resolved for him, with a clear “yes”?
We won’t know, of course. At least not through the ordinary channels.