The mind is a wonderful thing

Hamilton Paranormal: Paranormal Chatter (Off Topic): The mind is a wonderful thing

By Cathy Brady on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 - 11:52 am:

Tia I have always believed that there is more than this life. That we don't live then blink out of existence.

My heart tells me that we live on, in another realm or plane of existence. And I feel it is because of this belief that I have been able to experience the many things that are paranormal in nature.

I also believe that it is because of promptings from an unknown source that I am here today.

The one thing that seems rather strange in a sense is the frequency and strength of the paranormal encounters since my father passed away.

By NovRaine on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 - 11:44 am:

heehee...i agree with both Tia and Cathy! philosophy has progressed (or regressed if truth be told) to a point where i believe "keep it simple" :) it's that place that we eventually find ourselves...back to being where we were when first we incarnated: children. when we were open, fearless, a sponge for knowledge.
..the difference being, if we get back there, the bonus is we know so much more! :) we can disgard the rubbish we've learned in between and gently move onward with the freedom we knew as kids.
...i've learned a couple of things myself:

..all those cliches we've learned...hold all the secrets to our journey. IS all that matters...especially being ALLOWED to love someone else..that's the true gift, not what we give them necessarily, but what they LET us give THEM! get what you put out...what goes around truly does come around. your life as if you're dancing when nobody's looking!! yourself..and learn from the tough lessons.
..and when all is said and done...the best legacy anyone could leave behind is one of love and compassion., ok i'll shut up now! :)

By Tia on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 - 10:58 am:

Cathy your words could not have more truth to them. I also feel that we are led by the spirits that live among us. I have had too much good luck all my life for this not to be true. But you have to have trust and a belief that what is best will be shown and the way. I think everything happens for a reason with a purpose. How it is shown to a person is as unique as they are. It's just getting used to the fact that the gifts you would like to have are not the gifts best suited to you. In due time all will experience what they are ready to understand and accept. I think I've left the beaten track and gone down another path. Enough said....

By Cathy Brady on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 - 09:27 am:

Tia, NovRaine, I too remember thinking the same thing at an early age. How could those people stay on the earth if they were upside down?! hehehe It seems so funny to think that now. We just accept it as a matter of fact as we get older. :)

I am a fairly logical person. I look for logical explanations to any situation I find myself in. But I do find too that I am very much a hands on learner. I learn a particular lesson the best if I can actually dig in and do it myself instead of reading about it or having someone try to explain it to me. It just seems to make more sense that way.

Some things I have learned:

The world of the paranormal is not always a logical place.

The real world is not always a logical place.

Some happenings defy logic of any kind. They must be explained with the heart.

Some people will never accept the fact that the paranormal world will show itself from time to time to those that are willing to look for it.

Spirits DO live among us. :)

By Tia on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 - 07:22 am:

Love your point NovRaine, things are only complicated if you think they are. I've always said, anything is possible, if you tell me how something can't be done, I'll tell you how it can be done. Uh oh, that might be a pet peeve, people who won't take no for an answer :)

By NovRaine on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 - 06:45 am:

heehee....tia: i remember thinking that as a kid SEEMED logical :) very funny!

..Cathy: ya, i know. i understand the basics (veeerrrry basic!) but i have always learned better about how things work "hands on" and by my own (and many, heehee) mistakes. i think we learn this complicated stuff, without the complication of it...if that makes sense?? i might not be able to explain it to anyone else, but i "get it" ??'s early i know, i'm confoosing myself :) i'll shut up now.

...Chris: a couple of shots of tequilla will make that 8am class a looooot more fun! heehee. my heart bleeds for ya.

By Tia on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 01:15 pm:

All of you would have "jaw dropped" when my daughter was only 4. She asked me one day if the people on the other side of the world knew they were upside down and if they could feel it. Ah child after my own heart... she had me thinking.

By Cathy Brady on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 11:22 am:

Chris at 8:00 AM my brain is in denial. It doesn't want to be awake. But of course you tell the alarm clock that when it goes off at 5:30 in the morning. So I have to agree with you on that point....YUK! hehehe

NovRaine I have to agree with you too. At any time of day it is hard to wrap our brains around some of these ideas. Must be the human condition? :) Some days are better than others for these far reaching ideas. I think a lot of it has to do with the daily distraction level.

By Chris on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 10:52 am:

Try having to go to class at 8 a.m. and listen to a lecture on this stuff. Yuk

By NovRaine on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 10:16 am:

...heeheehee...i agree could be 9pm and it would still be too much for me to wrap my itty-bitty brain around :) many questions, so little time!

By Chris on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 06:36 am:

In theory it is possible. There is a formula in Physics for this, but it has been too many years for me to remember. I have never had to use it in my every day life so I forgot what it was.

By Cathy Brady on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 05:48 am:

Tia...that's some awfully deep thoughts for so early in the morning. :) I'm not sure I can keep up with that today. *L*

By Tia on Monday, October 25, 2004 - 04:16 am:

It always baffles me to think that everything is made of molecules and there is a vibration to speak of with these molecules, so if you have two solids and you cause a higher vibration would you be able to pass them through each other? Atoms and molecules and the mind, oooh the endless possibilities....I never did well in science because I asked too many questions....

By Stan on Sunday, October 24, 2004 - 06:09 pm:

Thinking about movies that make us wonder about past/present/future co existing got me to think about "chemical/energy" intregration. We have the technology, obviously stumbled upon by "man", to record the moment, be it photo, music, video, etc., watching now, rewinding, fast forwarding, adding on to. Perhaps in the "order of things", this exists in a more complex shere, ie: being done as we live life.
Ouch....I need a hebal tea! Where's Einstein when you need him? What was that again...E=MC squared?

By NovRaine on Thursday, October 21, 2004 - 06:09 am:

...good question tia! thoughts on it are, that at night, in the evening...our days (usually) are winding down...and at night when we are ready to be restful, that is when we are least resistant! we aren't on guard, we aren't in "work" mode etc. makes it easier to accept things and allows things to come through!!
..path of least resistance...that's how spirit usually works and why some "get it" and some "don't" :)
...and good point chris! :)

By Tia on Thursday, October 21, 2004 - 04:28 am:

Chris, Cathy & NovRaine, food for thought...based on the fact that there is no time frame for spirits, and the fact that we all know in the dark you limit your sense of sight which in turn would heighten your other senses, is that possibly why people notice more at night? Our brain kicks into gear to make up for one loss and brings a change and new awareness.

By Chris on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 06:30 pm:

Time is a relatively modern invention in the sense of measuring time. Man has always used the sun and stars for direction and time measurement. We only need time because our days are measured for work etc.

In Las Vegas, for example, there are no clocks in the Casinos. You have no idea what time it is and oxygen is pumped in to make you feel awake.

Spirits don't need time and therefore would have no concept of good or bad time. They are dead, so they don't need sleep to keep them healthy. It is disruptive when they pass through our lives at weird times for us.

By NovRaine on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 06:03 pm:

hiya..., i don't think they have least not as we know the ethereal..what would be the point really?? heehee. of the biggest reasons i do believe this, is that spirits (such as children) will disrupt a household at night...wake other kids up to play and such...instead of how we'd do it: play during the day, sleep at night...because they don't have any concept of time :)

By Cathy Brady on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 01:28 pm:

Another question would be, what is earthly time in relation to the spirit realm? Is their time the same as ours? Do the spirits perceive time at all? Or does the past, present and future all run together as a whole?

By NovRaine on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 01:00 pm:

heehee...know what you mean, Cathy :)
..and tia..:) you think like i do!! ...we are given things created by humans to measure, label, explain...but i always wonder: who started that?? time..where did they first decide we needed it? and who was the first one to measure it? and what if we never needed it??!!
..i think that, unfortunately, we become slaves of the things we create...and time, most definately...(although it can also be helpful)...locks us in. we are a slave to it! and there is never enough of it!!
...Cathy: ..yes, i believe too, that one life time (simply a blink, really) would never be enough to learn all the things our soul needs to grow!

By Cathy Brady on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 11:57 am:

Time is relative to the task at hand. If it is a boring mundane task, time just seems to drag by. But if it is a pleasant task, time flies by so quickly.

I don't believe I'd change anything about my past because as NovRaine said, it has made me who I am.

I'm divided on the subject of past lives. Sometimes I find myself leaning that way because it would explain so much. But my rational mind tells me that we live only once and we're done. Then my emotional side comes in and says one lifetime would never be enough to learn all the lessons of life. So here I sit on the fence and can't decide.....yet.

By Tia on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 11:19 am:

Yes!!!!! I love your comment about past lives....that's a good thread to pick up and put with other threads. Could you travel into a past life, knowing of a problem or fear or unexplained emotion happening to you now, go back and find out what baggage you brought into this life, fix it in a manner of speaking by understanding it and change your present life. Do I make any sense. Of course any change you would make to yourself would have an impact on those around you, but I understand you point about not really being able to go back over and over. Not quite possible. My feeling of past present future is hard to explain. What is time? If no one put up a clock and said this is time or divided days into weeks and months and years, what would we think it was. I sleep, wake up and the day starts again. Hopefully I use it wisely and not make mistakes over and over but move ahead.

By NovRaine on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 11:05 am:

hiya tia:
..that movie was amazing and lots of food for thought, for sure.
..i'm not sure about past/present/future could be on various levels, i suppose, through different veils! so that we can travel back and forth.
...i don't know about going back and changing things because it would affect everything afterwards! that's what i loved about the movie: no matter how he tried to fix created different outcomes/problems! it's not always as wonderful an idea as we think! :)

...of course, there are lots of things i'd like to change, namely the death of my parents...but those occurances were also instrumental in who i am now and what i would my journey take longer if they were still here? probably :) even all the negativity i experienced growing up/abuse etc. ...i'm thankful for it because: it taught me about who i didn't want to be and helped me trust the spiritual experiences very early on...they (spirits) kept me safe and taught me.
..our present is a combination of our past-s and i've been able to travel (usually involuntarily) into several past lives...amazing! it was so eye-opening and filled in so many pieces of the puzzle that i was greatly comforted!!

By Tia on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 10:36 am:

I have a new road I'd like to wander down....
I just watched the move Butterfly Effect. At the end it really had me thinking. I believe past present future all coexist. I started thinking and felt like I was looking into a mirror while looking into a mirror. Today was the future in the past...does anyone understand where my brain is going. Could you fathom the ability to go into a memory and change your future or someone elses. In the blink of an eye could destiny be changed.