I have an interesting phenomena that happened to me long ago when I was 17, (and still does if I am "in the zone") which is deep and personal, and
for the first time I am going to try and discuss it to gain some insight and opinions on this matter. The biggest question I have always had about our
existence is if there is indeed a God or higher power, whatever you want to call it. So one night, while deep in thought, I honestly challenged in my
mind to God, that if he does indeed exist, to prove it to me in a way that I could believe beyond any doubt, for sure, once and for all.
Well, not long after that, the following happened to me. AS YOU READ THIS PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO EVENTS THAT HAPPEN AROUND YOU. SOUNDS, NOISES, HOUSE
CREEKING, ANYTHING YOU WANT. IT IS NOT THE EVENT, BUT THE TIMING OF THE EVENT AGAINST YOUR THOUGHTS THAT I AM TRYING TO GET YOU TO SEE WITH THIS
Way back in senior high school, I had a close friend. We would get together nearly everyday for many years to do all the things that boys do at that
age. Out of the blue one day, he told me that he wanted to take me to an abandoned house, and that he had learned something that would prove the
existence of God or some kind of higher power. Having no reason to distrust him, and being the adventuorous type, I said sure.
So we proceed up to this creepy looking abandoned place, and he led me inside through a back basement door. Inside, the place was dusty, had cobwebs,
and clearly had not been occupied in a very, very long time. He told me that he had been coming to this place for quite a while by himself, and that
every time he was here, he would get immediate reactions to his thoughts from physical events. (Uh oh, here come the goose bumps as I write this). He,
like me, had an inquisitive mind, and would often wonder about big, hard to answer questions like "Is there a God, and how could it be proven?"
I'll never forget this, and wrote it down, so now I am going to get into what actually happened once we were inside. We sat down on the floor, backs
leaning up against a wall, on a spot which he had dusted off. He said, "ok the first thing you should know is that there are invisible forces..."
At that exact instant, on the word "forces", before he could finish his sentance, the house creeked mysteriously. He said "You see? This is what I
am talking about. I can start thinking thoughts, and it appears that on the most critical thoughts, physical events happen as if to confirm..." At
that exact instant, on the word "confirm", a very large, loud truck passed by outside, shaking the house a bit. "You see?" he said.
I'm like "man you are nuts, that's just sheer coincidence." And he says, "Well that's what I thought at first too. But once this happens to you
thousands and thousands of times, you start to realize that it CAN'T..." Several dogs all started barking at once, at the same exact moment, too, on
the word "CAN'T", before he could finish his sentance. ..."CAN'T be just
coincidence," he continued. "You see, the thing is, you have to be paying attention..." Out of nowhere a loud siren from an ambulance wizzed by
right on the word "attention"... "paying attention to it in order to notice it." Again, the house creeked mysteriously at the exact instant he
finished the thought.
At this point, I started to see what he was talking about, and the principal of what he was saying, but I still thought it was just random
coincidence. Since I had known him for years, and trusted him, I said "Well why haven't you mentioned this to me before?" He said "Well, this is
something I had to be sure..." Thunder hit exactly on the word "sure", and it was cloudy outside. ..."had to be sure of, before I said anything to
anyone. I have been coming here since I was in 8th grade (we were both now in 12th grade), and never really had anyone I could trust enough to talk
about this with until now. Over the years I have been coming back here to see if it keeps happening..." Zoom, a car speeds by, almost like way too
fast, on the word "happening". ..."to see if it keeps happening the same way" he continued. You did catch that car, right?" "Yeah," I said, now
fully engrossed in this. "Good, that's cause you were paying attention." Neighborhood dogs again, all barked at once on the word attention.
He continued, "You see, I think I have finally proven..." Thunder again, right on the word "proven"... ..."proven the existence of some kind of
controlling force..." Whabam, a bolt of lightning hit not too far away, extremely loud on "force"... "the existence of some kind of controlling
force that ties your thought events..." Thunder again, exactly on the word
"events"..."that ties your thoughts events to physical events. (At this point it was storming outside).
Well, at this point, totally in awe of what was happening, but still highly doubtful, I said "So if this is true..." At that instant on the word
"true" a drop of water from the leaking roof hit me on the head, which startled the hell out of me. He just looked at me and smiled. "I am not
kidding about this," he said. " It is indeed the truth..." wham, thunder again exactly on
"truth"... He glanced up and just smiled at me. "what were you gonna say?" he asked. I said "So if this is true, it would happen everywhere..."
Another siren happened off in the distance on "everywhere"... "It
would happen everywhere, not just here." He said, "Well guess what? It does.." The house again creeked, right on cue, on "does". "It does happen
everywhere, I just like to come back here cause it is mostly pretty quiet and I can tune in..." A drop of water hit his arm on right on cue, and he
looked at it then looked at me and continued, "I can tune in better here."
He said, "Any place you go, you can see this in action, through events, people's reactions, noises, and all kinds of stuff. The problem is that it
is very hard..." Dog barks again on "hard"... "...hard to maintain your
attention on this while out in the real world, because there are so many distractions that take your attention away from it..." Right on cue, on the
word "it" another boom from a lightning bolt not too far away. "Here,
let's go down to the convenience store, and I'll show you."
So we walked in the rain down to the local convenience
store, where there was a video game room, and where we
hung out a lot. All along the way I kept thinking different things about this, and true to form, the whole way there, on any especially "important"
thought, different things would happen, right on cue. I was "in
the zone." When we got there, another friend of mine
said hi and we started talking. I forgot about what we
had come for, completely engrossed in the conversation
with my friend. After about 5 minutes or so he left, and
I turned back to Mr. Coincidence, who was over eying a
few video games. He looked at me and said, "See? you
totally forgot about it." At that exact instant, a loud noise emanated from one of the video game machines, drawing my attention back to "the
zone". I looked around and for a second my eyes focused on the attendant behind the counter as I thought "man this is wild." Right on
cue, the attendant reached up almost by some strange reflex and scratched his head at the exact time the thought word "wild" had completed in my
head. To him he was just scratching his head. But to me, that little scratch had new meaning, because of the exact time that
"It's hard to pay attention to this all the time," my buddy said. I can only maintain it for short periods, but the more I do it, the easier it
gets, and the longer it lasts." Honk, goes a car horn out front, right on cue.
Over the weeks, months and years that followed, I lived my life pretty much as always, but with the newfound knowledge that something did indeed exist
that had the power to tie two otherwise insignificant events together at the exact same moment in time. Given the almost impossible statistical
probabilty for this to occur in a random universe, it did indeed prove to me, over and over again, that something was out there doing it.
Whenever I get in the zone, it happens without question. Getting in the zone is as simple as just paying attention to your environment while you are
wondering about deep subjects. The real problem comes though, when
you try to use the events themselves in some way to confirm or deny what you are thinking.
THIS IS A BAD MISTAKE, AND I STRONGLY CAUTION ANYONE PURSUING THIS TO AVOID THIS MISTAKE. EXAMPLE: YOU ARE IN THE ZONE AND THINKING "MAN, SHOULD I
REALLY TAKE THIS JOB? AND RIGHT
THEN A CAR HORN OR SOMETHING GOES OFF. LET ME REMIND YOU
THAT THIS ONLY PROVES THAT SOMETHING TIED THE TIMING OF THE CAR HORN EVENT TO YOUR THOUGHT, AND DOES NOT IN ANY WAY MEAN THAT IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO. I
REPEAT, DO NOT BE MISLED, AND USE THIS KNOWLEDGE TO CONFIRM OR DENY ANY THOUGHT. I FOUND THIS OUT THE HARD WAY, AND YOU REALLY DO NOT WANT TO KNOW
WHAT HAPPENED TO ME BECAUSE OF IT. All it does is confirm that something out there IS DOING
Has this happened to any one else out there? Your thoughts and opinions, please?