Indeed, realizing you alone are in there between the ears can feel very lonely. A few thoughts on how even that feeling can feel held by something greater.
I just finished watching one of my all time favorite movies, Contact, for the I-don’t-know-how-manyth time. And as is usually the case with movies of that sort of scope, I once again got something new from it.
What is it that moves Ellie’s consciousness from her little interdimensional capsule into the simulation on the beach, where she has her contact with the being from Vega? Do you recall?
Beauty. And the wonder and awe in response to it.
She can see through the wall of the capsule, and what she is shown is something she first describes in her recorder as a celestial event. She is overcome by it’s beauty, and as the tears come she breathlessly utters “No words. I have no words. It’s poetry. They should have sent a poet.”
Whether she physically leaves the capsule, or has a lucid out of body experience, what follows is a profound an beautiful interaction with a being from another world. From whom she gains insight into herself, her species, and the evolutionary process of it all.
Ah, science fiction. There is so much wisdom here. Gratitude. Wonder. Awe. These are the emotions that move us into new states of being. The neurochemistry of such events is well documented.
So it’s simple, really. Take in the beauty around you. Get out into Nature. Slow down between the ears, and it’s everywhere. Surrender to your experience, and it will call out to you. Love yourself completely, and your heart will overflow with it.
That is my experience. May it be yours, friend.
Oh, and if you haven’t seen Contact in awhile, or ever….
There is a place within me
Where I am indivisible from you.
If I stop seeking, and rest in grace
Self acceptance softens me
Unites me with you.