posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 01:58 AM
reply to post by philosearcher
I would say that the incidence of sane people experiencing "non-sane" events far exceeds the number of incidences where a sane person
all-of-a-sudden starts becoming schizophrenic.
This world is crazy place and anybody who claims to have absolute knowledge of anything, let alone the spiritual world, is either lying or deluded.
The experience of something that feels "out of this world" whether it's a UFO, ghost, alien, bigfoot, ESP, usually causes irrational fear. That's
a natural and healthy but outdated defense mechanism. You can control it. First thing is to become aware of it.
You don't necessarily have to convert it into love - I suppose for some people that comes natural - but a quick meditation on the reason for and
function of fear can be eerily effective in making it evaporate away.
I always liked the Litany of Fear from the book Dune -
"I must not fear, fear is the mind killer
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration
I will face my fear
I will permit it to pass over me and through me
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing
Only I will remain"
It's a bit long but provides good mental imagery to work with.