My beliefs on such subjects is that there's a minds eye, most people have them almost entirely closed for their entire lives, some train and open them
and use them for whatever metaphysical means, sometimes it opens because of life events (passing of beloved, accidents) or through drug use.
As for myself I believe in an afterlife and by using the minds eye I try to formulate how an afterlife would be like so to prepare for my own
inevitable transition. If it turns out there's no afterlife then I would not be there to be aware anyway. So that's why I meditate and try to think
about how an afterlife would be like but that's me.
The minds eye is never completely closed, when people visualize it is used and I believe people with photographic memory use it a lot also (but
ofcourse, none of this has much scientific basis, it's just my personal belief). In these cases (imagination, memory/past events) the person has
complete control over it. Now imagine there's a monitor or tv set in your head, when one remembers something like a picture of it is shown on a
particular channel, just like there's a channel for visualizing things, this is what the minds eye looks at. Now let's suppose there are many more
channels and one of them is a spirit channel which allows you to view into the spirit world, I believe that's what you have been seeing. Your brain
combines that input with the "normal" input from your physical eyes and it's better if you could seperate that, it is why people used to do seances,
so the input will not be combined.
What you need to do is find a way which works for you to have the remote control back so you can change channels, shut the tv off whenever you want,
or close your minds eye at will. No matter what it is you're seeing, good or bad - you should learn how to control those visions by formulating some
kind of system which makes sense to you. If you don't and just keep being afraid that will not get you anywhere.
Besides photographic memory some people can remember music and play it in their head. That's the mind's ear, there are exercises to do the same so
when looking at the spirit channel there's also audio, it can be trained. In my belief system, schizophrenia is when people misunderstand these
functions, believe they are inside the tv, or simply do not understand how to use their remote control, when multiple channels are distorted or
interfere with eachother.
Ofcourse many would call me crazy and awhile ago I couldn't honestly say I wasn't, almost chose medication but didn't and solved much on my own while
having a fulltime job also, it isn't easy but it was just a phase, I changed it for the better even though I have a long way to go. Whatever you
choose to make of it you need to understand and control your fears and change the channel or turn the tv off.
edit on 28/4/2011 by Dragonfly79
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