“Your perception is not my reality. Your reality is not my perception.”
Depending on your perception you might see a vase or two people looking at each other…or both. This is true for the rest of us: some perceive both, some either…and who knows, there may be some who simply see a black-and-white pattern. If the image wasn’t so ambiguous, there would probably be an agreement on what is portrayed since humans generally tend to share perceptions. We live in a shared reality.
This isn’t true for the metaphysical realms (and please keep in mind I can only speak from my own experience and that of a handful of other people). When connecting to, accessing or working with the metaphysical, perceptions vary widely. In my last post I alluded to the lack of shared reality when “playing in the metaphysical realms”. If you are on an individual spiritual path (in contrast to sharing group experience and perception in an Ashram with a Guru ) it is very likely that your experiences with the metaphysical will be very different from any others’. I am sure you’ve heard someone talking about being guided by Angels, another saying it is Spirit Guides or higher self. Does the label matter? Not really – the label is applied by belief, education, social setting etc., etc. It’s just a label. What is important is THAT you perceive, in some manner, another entity.
For most of us, perception is heavily based on past experiences (and to some degree on our motivational and emotional state). Experiences provide context. Early in my “spiritual quest” I was told about Spirit Guides and how they assisted us on our path. This set me up for certain expectations (read: perception) and a context. I’ve learnt that metaphysicals try to match our level of perception for communication purposes, if they don’t, we may not perceive anything (unfortunately that has happened to me numerous times). Usually we can’t interpret the information that our mind perceives when we lack the context. In order to perceive more of what we’re not familiar with (and there is a whole lot out there) we need to expand our perception and be open for new experiences….
…and enjoy them.