Q & A of the day: One of a Two-fer

One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen.

~John O’Donohue

First question:  Why do ‘they’ need to connect?

In the response to this question, I’m going to define ‘they’ as a broad group of apparently human-like invisible visitors. I’m also going to remind readers that this response is grounded in my own experience of and relationship with things of the invisible persuasion.

In my experience, ‘they’–however one chooses to define ‘they’–connect because they need or desire connection. That connection can be for any number of reasons. Loved ones who visit me when I’m with a client want their family members to know they are loved, to apologize for past behaviors, or to observe the growth of whoever the client may be. Sometimes, their spirit will move into me to make physical contact with their loved one. Mothers sometimes just want to hug their daughters again. Grandmothers bringing the remnants of old-school hairspray just want their egoni to know in words they couldn’t say before “I love you”.

Recently murdered police officers have visited to process their death before moving on. Disembodied beings of color have lighted up a midnight dark room. Former breathing medicine men appear in visions to let me know I’m safe or to shove me in the direction of the Rocky Mountains. In times of deep despair, an invisible hand has my face in his palm and let me lean in and sob my broken heart away. When loneliness and lostness take me to that place, the bed will sink and someone will sit down next to me and stroke my hair or curl up behind me reminding me I’m never as alone as I think I am.

Messages will move into me offering guidance and warnings come from a variety of ‘them’. And ‘them’ speaks from within and through the wind as moves as both the loving touch and invisible eye-roll.

This dance I do with them, the invisibles in my universe, is a symbiotic one in which I freely give to them as I do others what they need: succor, attention, relief, release, and recognition. In return, they do the same for me. Some are distinquished visitors, some regular partners, and others curious drop-ins.

All of the above leads to question number two.

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Q & A of the day: Second of Two-fer

 

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The Milky Way over the Seven Strong Men Rock Formations Image Credit & Copyright: Sergei Makurin

 

Second question:  We must be in the minority; ‘they’ are many more (in quantity), right? I mean, in size, the earth is to the universe as a little crystal of sand is to the ocean all together.   To see the first question, go here.

Well, since we can’t know how many invisibles there are of whatever persuasion you want to identify, let’s try a little exercise in extrapolation.

First, we funny looking bipeds are of the species homo sapien and there are around 7,500,000,000 of us.  And, rumor has it that there are something like 1.3 million species already found, defined and cataloged. With more discovered every day.

To get a sense of scale, let’s keep to terra firma before jumping into the stardust. We’ll take one sort of little thing: mushrooms, that fungus among us (apologies to my brother if that stirs up some memories), smaller than us but bigger than a microbe. From the above-linked NYT article:

There are 43,271 cataloged species of fungi, based on which Dr. Mora and his colleagues estimate there are 660,000 species of fungi on Earth. But other studieson fungus diversity suggest the number may be as high as 5.1 million species.

I’ll just posit here that if we’re in the minority in terms of number of living, catalogued, documented and verified species (heck, wer didn’t even talk about molecules–hello, oxygen?), then we are definitely in the minority when it comes to numbers of not-living-like-we-do, falsely catalogued, anecdotally documented, not quite verified beings of the invisible persuasion.