People often ask how I do what I do—see auras, read people’s energies, or move between planes—and the answer I usually give is that I shift my perspective, I shift my focus.
For instance, if you look at the image below:
Do you see a chalice? And if you shift your perspective, do you now see two faces?
Gestalt Theory says that the connections between everything create a pattern that cannot be seen when viewed as independent parts. It also points out that the human mind perceives specific patterns and associates those patterns with the reality in which it exists.
So, if the chalice is our perception of our current reality, then what happens if we shift our focus and no longer see the chalice? What happens if we shift our perception and the pattern we see is now the two faces?
It doesn’t mean that the first reality was not real, nor does it mean the second one isn’t real. They can both be real, especially if you consider that maybe the chalice and the two faces aren’t the complete picture. Maybe, they’re just pieces to the whole.
Doing what I do means having a very open mind as to what is real. I’m not talking about belief, but about acceptance, which is the absence of fear. Belief says that I’m taking it on faith with nothing to back it up, and with the fear that someone might come along and prove me wrong. Acceptance says that I have some proof, though maybe not enough to convince a scientist, and that I’m not afraid of encountering another (differing) opinion or proofs. I’m also not afraid that what I’m experiencing contradicts my own internal truths. I’m open to the experience no matter what.
This is very difficult for most people. Most people have a set pattern for how they view the world and they don’t want anything to disturb that pattern. They’re comfortable and happy just seeing a chalice.
Other people, while comfortable and happy seeing a chalice, don’t mind a glimpse or two of the two faces, but they don’t want it to happen very often or for very long. When it happens they can easily write it off as a dream, a hallucination, or some other acceptable anomaly.
Then there are those who not only don’t mind seeing the two faces, but relish the opportunity to expand their horizons, to view the world through a new perspective, to see more patterns and try to figure out how they contribute to the whole.
To do what I do, to see the “hidden” parts of this shared reality, you need to lose the fear, and shift your perspective. Look for the two faces rather than the chalice. You have to lose the preconceptions you have as to what and how the world works. Expand the boundaries that you and other people try to place around your thoughts. Realize that the patterns you accept as part of your world aren’t complete and that they have more parts to them. And understand that the world you perceive through your five senses needs to include those parts that only your mind can perceive, too.
Gestalt is about perceiving patterns, and those patterns change based on how you view your reality. So, those unwilling or unable to shift their perceptions will always see the chalice; while the rest of us will shift between the chalice and the two faces.