Reality as we each know it may not be as it seems. Our individual realities are mental constructs seen through the lens of our past lives and experiences in this life. Reality is experiential and epistemological ~ my reality is not your reality, and my life is not as you know life. There is no logic in the comparison of my verisimilitude with your plausibility. We each see the dawn differently
Even mine own actuality does not always follow a logical path. There would seem to be an abundance of psychic phenomena interfering with my analytical realities. However, respectable scientists and psychologists consider parapsychology a pseudoscience. One should always begin from the standpoint that respectable scientists don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is probably wrong. ~ Arthur C. Clarke.
Most scientists are prepared to accept that the lower animals have senses that go far beyond ours, and even beyond the senses we have imagined. How do birds know when it’s about to rain? How are dogs aware that their owner has a cancerous tumor? Come to that, how do dogs know when there’s about to be an earthquake? How do cats know everything about the human they live with?
Memories are not real. Memories are conjured as we require them. Memories change over time and to suit the situation we find ourselves experiencing at a given moment. My memories and physical existence may be coloured by the certainty that a woman I care about has more than a passing acquaintance with the mystical realm. She may well be a witch. I certainly receive her thoughts and feelings over a distance of 5,256 miles. She can instantly wake me from a deep sleep at her will. From the deepest of sleep I am suddenly and instantly awake with the absolute certainty that she is thinking of me. This is known as Telepathic Communication.
Growth of consciousness does not depend on the might of the intellect, but on the conviction of the heart. ~ Wayne Gerard Trotman.
Often I see patterns, (not necessarily familiar patterns), where there are none. I can see form and composition in random things, such as the incoming surf. I am sometimes aware that my higher power, my Goddess Aphrodite, is with me. As you might expect these things often happen when I go down to the sea to pray.
I am perfectly prepared to believe that there are logical explanations behind all of these psychic phenomena. Even the supposed telepathic communication may be explained away. My friend and I could be thinking very similar things at just about the same time, and we could both get an urge to talk about these things at one in the same instant. However, that would raise another intriguing concept ~ that I continue to evaluate, assess and reason when I am asleep.
Thinking during sleep, is an accepted construct. Accessing and developing one’s relational memories, is now considered to occur mostly during sleep. You may think you mind is quiescent during your slumber ~ it seems not.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. ~ William Shakespeare.
I firmly believe that when I am meditating, almost asleep and completely asleep, my unconscious mind is creating idealistic solutions to the troubles, worries and complications which beset my psyche. I do know my anima is strong during my sleeping hours ~ perhaps that is when my soul is restored.
During my waking hours I am extremely practical. When I am fully roused I tend to be aggressive, arrogant, callous, competitive, compulsive, cunning, cynical, impulsive, suspicious…, just add a lot of other very male characteristics here.
During and immediately after sleep, meditation, dozing, I seem to have many more idealistic, caring and nurturing, female characteristics. That makes me believe that the essence of idealistic unconscious runs strong in me.