Most of the people I work with these days don’t practice energy healing, or don’t take it seriously at all. That’s okay with me, because I don’t need everyone to share my worldview. I do feel a little isolated sometimes, because I don’t know many people here in Austin, outside of my job. When I get lonely for some company in the metaphysical plane, I read some of the wacky things I see on facebook, or watch videos that youtube has decided I would like. Often the authors of these posts are reporting channeled information regarding the ways that higher-dimensional beings are downloading programs to our energy fields to help us to ascend to their level, or predicting some kind of Event in which everyone and the whole earth will be transformed and it’s coming really, really soon.
Do I believe any of this stuff? Oh, not really. A lot of it seems like a fun story generated through the subconscious wishes of a highly imaginative person. Some is gleaned through hypnosis, using methods that are at times questionable. I read and listen to it more the way I would read fiction, and if you were to ask me why I’m listening to these prognostications, sometimes I would simply say, I like the sound of this man‘s voice.
Every once in a while, though, something hits me like an arrow to the third eye, and I know with clarity and certainty that I am hearing Truth. It may not be a truth that everyone needs to experience, but it is what I need to hear now.
This week a neighbor called me out for, she believed, claiming a privilege to which I am not entitled. I had no idea what she was talking about, and apologized profusely for saying whatever I must have said to be so misconstrued. It took me a day to figure out what had happened, and in the mean time I was pretty spooked. Did I unknowingly say something preposterously untrue? Do I know what I am saying and doing? Maybe I’m not even the person I think I am? I should avoid interacting with people, just to be safe. I’ll stay in the house and keep the blinds drawn . . . Then I remembered something I had seen on facebook, and not really paid attention to. I had to go find it.
It was a weekly forecast from Hare in the Moon Astrology. “. . . just at the time we need truth not disinformation, we walk into a hall of smoke and mirrors. . . . It is time for those of us who for years have been in the shadows holding the light to step forward, to come out of our caves and safe sanctuaries where we retreated for fear of not belonging and to become visible as beacons to a world in transition. You are needed to stabilise and anchor these profoundly extreme times and shifts.
You must have a presence, a strong physicality and be willing to attract attention. No matter how flattened, ragged, bereft, raw, heartbroken or exhausted you feel, your very presence makes a difference.”
And that was what I needed to hear. I don’t even care if it’s true, it got me through the night.
Today, on my way to work, I was thinking about my co-workers who inhabit a less-metaphysical paradigm, and an idea occurred to me that might sound ridiculous or even dangerous to some, but I knew with utter confidence that it is my truth. It can be yours, too, if you like it:
The cosmos is so much bigger than we can understand, that our concepts of reality are hopelessly limited. Just as Newton’s laws of physics only hold within a narrow window of scale, any particular truth is only meaningful within a tiny bandwidth of consciousness. Reality is so big that it’s possible for even ideas that seem to be mutually exclusive to be true at the same time. Your truth can be the unequivocal opposite of mine, and they can be equally true and necessary for each of us, respectively, to live by.
And that is perfectly okay.