Interpreting Experience 06/05/2011
I recently received the following input and I want to explore it:
"I can never legitimately challenge your experiences - such as OOB (out of body) types - BUT I can challenge your interpretations of your experiences."
to which I replied:
"Maybe you could offer your interpretations of my interpretations of my OOB experiences, except my interpretations aren’t interpretations; they are a sublime knowing or awareness that is intrinsic to the experience. Unlike the meditative state, they are an actual ‘felt-sense’ experience, and uninvited to boot!"
Experiences are experienced. Experiences are not open to be interpreted by abstract intellectual debate. They are to be learned from by the one who has experienced. All living beings, including humans, are in a body or form in order to be able to experience, in order to make better choices after suffering the consequences of actions based on those choices. Once we 'get' what our experiences are telling us, (usually repeated many times before we do), we then gain an understanding of the purpose of, or reason for, our experiences, and we can then make wiser or better choices next time (there's always a next time - to test us!).
I once had a wonderful friend who would throw her arms up in the air, exasperated with the current state of things such as the economy, or education, or religion etc., and exclaim:
"... but what's it all for!"
Who or what is the economy for? What is the purpose of education? What is religion, really? What does life mean? What is its purpose?
The quantitative L-mode does not have the faculty to interpret qualitative meaning or purpose. Instead, the L-mode denies that there is any meaning or purpose in life. However, experience - in and out of the body -does provide the understanding of its meaning and purpose once we learn what it is trying to teach us, through questioning our experiences and circumstances.
With out-of-body experiences, there is the same consciousness of being yourself as there is while in your body, and the same thinking process occurs. You ask yourself questions; you wonder; you question your experience. I guess that is because you are still energetically attached to your body, as occurs in sleep (as opposed to being dead).
To illustrate, here is one of my altered-state experiences:
Around the early eighties I was walking to the car with my shopping when suddenly 'I' was simultaneously elevated - fully conscious - several metres to the side of myself, watching myself as I walked along. 'I' couldn't believe that what I was seeing was me! "What a funny little body!" I thought, laughing; " Why would I choose such a funny little body?" Then I was back in my "funny little body", still laughing, with the experience fresh in my mind. When I got home I wrote a few lines to sum up my experience:
"I walked beside myself apace, amused at my companion"
Old Eagle Eye made the quantum leap into intuitive R-Mode perception nearly 40 years ago, and is an experientially qualified Visionary Scientist.