reply to post by Mr Green
It doesn't sound like you are disagreeing necessarily, you seem simply to be asking questions which is perfectly fine
And yes, that is a good one
because that does sound paradoxical & in fact is
. You have heard of the concept of space/time & time/space, well there's a paradox of our
existence or the universe. So how do we get in touch with the universe, by bringing a paradoxically balanced concept into your mediation. How would
you do that? Well those old "point of pondering" like; if a tree tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? or What is the sound of one hand
clapping? are a good example of these types of statements. Or you can also meditate on a problem in your life specifically. However do not wallow in
negativity, or try to "see the future" or some bs like that, but only try to gain understanding & new perspective of the situation at hand.
Does that make a bit more sense?
Emptying your head of all thoughts is only one type of meditation you can do and is in a lot of ways the base which one would stand on in cognitive
applications, shall we say?
The rods & cones are literally a 3rd eye, yes. It's literally like looking through your very own -drum roll- WORM HOLE!!
or at least the theory stands right now, but looks to be very sound. You can thereby theorize that yeah that is what helps facilitate some of
"astral travels" we do as well as the clairvoyance & "visions" in general it seems. so when we look into the universe with it, in a sense our
consciousness has moved through that "wormhole" and is swimming "online" into that timeless ether. Fun stuff!
Think about this guys, the jump gate on the movie Contact, or the Stargates on the tv show/movie are real, and exists in this little gland the size of
a small marble in your head. Who says being human sucks?!
So knowing that, do you see now how "everyone is psychic" works a bit more too? You just have to open that little biotch (the Pineal) up, and your
mind, and the perceptions of "reality" as well as "right" & "wrong" sometimes.
Why color sometimes and others black & white? It's because of your perception of what you are seeing. Everything in your dream is essentially what
you think it is, it's very literal. While some people think that means "simple" it's not.
I'm going to use my reliable "chair" analogy here: The following sentence can be interpreted to ways even though it is one sentence: I took the
stool to the rest room.
I - Who am
"I" anyways? Is it you, is it me, is it both depending on who reads it?
Stool - a piece of furniture or fecal matter
Rest room or Rest & Room - can mean the toilet, or just a room to rest in.
So with that combination of meanings, you can see how I(Shakesbeer) could have taken a piece of furniture to the toilet as much as the alternative?
Or maybe "I" actually is Psycho, who brought a new chair into the lounge area?
That was a bit of a tangent but I wanted to make sure you knew what I meant about literal. So if to you within your perception, the colors of the
event don't matter, just the actions do, then that's what you'll see. If you want to open your perception to more then you will. So when your
subconscious shows you something in color when that normally doesn't happen, it really wants your attention. And it may really want your attention
because yes you are getting this message from somewhere out side of you.
That doesn't mean every time you dream in color it's from somewhere else, but it can be depending on your point of view.
Should you go through the worm hole? I don't know, the choice is yours. Just always remember you have the power to "wake up" or "snap out of
it" if things get too crazy or overwhelming for any reason. What makes taking any kind of "jump" so to speak is difficult because we must
relinquish control and face our fear of the unknown. Remember, you can wake up any time, and if you can remember that, you're lucid
At the same
time, if you get an overwhelming sense of dread or "a bad feeling" about doing it then hold off, and just observe it and remember. Write down
anything you remember (which you should be doing anyways if you're trying to LD or AP) and when the time is right I'm sure you'll either go through
or make your own some way else.