Originally posted by Skyfloating
Full telekinesis oddly seems to work better when its a coincidence or playful. Ive tried to deliberately move objects with my mind but it doesnt work
when Im trying it on purpose. It only works when Im detached from the result.
Sorry for neglecting this thread, I've been kind of... scattered lately.
I will relate something here that I wasn't going to before, but now I will.
Let's go back to 1983, right after Return of the Jedi came out. I was 12.
I was cleaning my closet which had rather thick shag carpeting in it. At this point I ate, lived and breathed STAR WARS - even more so than I do now.
I was sorting stuff and had grabbed a tennis ball when the notion to "try using the force" manifested itself.
I set it on the floor and moved my hand back about 10 inches and did the "force-pull" gesture (you know, reaching towards an object and trying to
will it towards you, like Luke's lightsaber.)
It moved toward me, at least an inch and a half from where I had set it.
I freaked out and put it away and didn't try anything like that again for at least 6 years.
The whole act, from setting the ball down until it moved took only a few seconds; I didn't really have time to 'concentrate' on it at all.
NOW: I immediately debunked this. Anyone familiar with shag carpeting knows how little 'dents' can form in it if something heavy enough sits on it
for long enough. This carpet was rather messed up from having my toybox and skateboard and whatnot sitting on it - and I'm sure it could've used a
good vacuuming. SO... I came to the conclusion that I had set the ball on a patch of carpeting where the ball rolled for an inch or two as it settled
into a little 'groove'. Key bit of info here: it didn't really sit still for long, if at all; it was like I set it down and made the 'force'
gesture in one sweeping motion, and it immediately rolled towards me.
It did scare me though, and I've often wondered if I didn't just make that explanation up out of being in 'denial'. It wasn't the first time I'd
tried 'the force', but it was the only time anything
like that had ever happened. Part of me will always wonder if my rather terrified
reaction didn't 'scare' the 'talent' out of me. Along with the bejesuses!
I'm fond of saying around here that I like to keep a firm 'toe-hold' on occham's razor, but I don't think it's the only law in the universe.
I don't want any of this thread to sound like I'm making any kind of 'claims', thus my inclusion of all
my thoughts on this subject.
a brief summary of my 'belief system': I consider myself a 'believer', and as such, I believe it's my duty to be just as much of a 'debunker'.
I refuse to let my personal disappointment that something turned out to be bogus cloud my perception of something I'm seeking the truth about.