Thinking about what many call prayer or sending intention to spirit guides or talking to God or angels or seeking wisdom from ancestors. There are many descriptions, but they have similar forms. What if all of this is real and the same thing, but not in the way most people think. What if, by taking our rational (System 2) thoughts formed as words into intention and sending them out as forms, we release them from our anxious minds. This frees up our sub conscious (System 1) to work on the problem in a non-linear way without the constraints of the pre-frontal cortex or language or even ordered causality. When an answer does bubble up, it appears (from System 2’s perspective) to come from nowhere but the ether. The more active, imaginative, and creative minds among us might then create (without realizing it) fantastical explanations complete with fully realistic visualizations and emotional experience where they “hear from” the entities they intended to commune with. From a certain perspective, it’s all made up.
And yet, it’s also real. The results, benefits, and ultimately changes to reality that come from this process are felt by millions around the world on a near daily basis. Our minds are powerful things creating our perceived realities moment by moment via interpretations of sense data to our consciousness.
The gods, angels, spirit guides, ancestors, etc are more real than the illusion of this physical “reality” and those with too much entropy in their consciousness (people like me) have yet to fully experience these entities, so we discredit them as non-existent.
Which camp are you in and why?