Say what now…
Sometimes the inspiration for my blogs can come from the strangest of places, which could either be my own random thoughts on pretty much anything or simply something that someone says to me.
As much as I love the ideas I have myself, those sudden out of place nuggets of information that present themselves to me from others seem to evolve very differently. They seem to just appear in the middle of a conversation sometimes and often those conversations don’t even have to be remotely close to anything paranormal.
I have a friend that although we don’t speak or see each other often any more, when we do it’s like no time has past in between. Work, family and well life happens, which often means those friendships we make during our school years don’t stand the test of time. I’m lucky enough to have a few friends where that’s not the case. Regardless of what happens and how long the gap, our friendships continue as if they had been paused and nothing had changed.
The other night I received a random WhatsApp message from one such friend, which perhaps I should have reacted differently, but knowing him it didn’t really surprise me too much.
The message started like this…
And then continued with this…
I wasn’t expecting that…
I have to admit of all the messages I’ve received in the past from my friends, this might have been one of the oddest ones.
To begin with I had to rack my brains to remember who the annoyingly rude character was, but it didn’t take long. In fact the process picked up pace once my friend sent the second picture. Strange how that works.
As I’m always curious to where’s things like this come from and like to understand how these strange images came to be the first thing sent to me in a little while, I asked my friend.
His reply was one that triggered some inspirational thought processes of my own.
Sporadic eruption of mental images I thought I’d share !!
The very answer itself is something that weirdly just makes a lot of sense to me. Equally it’s something I could easily associate to the paranormal quite easily. You see not everything is spiritual communication or telepathic communication, it’s simply your own memories paying a little visit. The problem is it’s easy to forget what’s memory and what’s not. What’s truly relevant and that which actually has no relevance at all.
Sometimes it’s just a forgotten memory…
Memories are funny little things, well perhaps not so little, but certainly behaviour wise they appear to have a mind of their own. Yes, that was a pun and a particularly bad one at that.
I guess what I’m getting at is that we have so many memories that we don’t have a full understanding of each and everyone of those memories in any given moment. Oddly we often believe that given a certain scenario we would be able to recall all memories that could relate to that scenario in order to best deal with it, but even this appears to not to be the case on many occasions.
In fact our memories sometimes provide us with totally incorrect information or we simply recall them incorrectly. Helpful right?
Understanding our own memories and experiences in order to utilise them in any given situation is something that takes a little training or perhaps a little faith in what we believe.
There’s often a lot of confusion around memory; what’s a real memory and what’s information that’s come from somewhere beyond ourselves? When we are talking about the paranormal, especially when such information presents itself during an investigation, then it can be all to easy to constitute the source as being paranormal. However as we’ve discussed before fully understanding the true source is half the challenge in this. It’s equally a conclusion that is often made without complete thought on the manner by many in my opinion.
Perhaps some of the ‘spiritual communication’ that presents itself through mediums or that is interpreted through other means during an investigation is simply forgotten memories. Something worth exploring don’t you think?
So what’s sporadic eruption of mental images then?
That little phrase that my friend messaged me following some questionable images sparked and understanding, an explanation and a distinct possibility. I’m not saying in any shape or form that this is a sudden breakthrough in the field, but more of a food for thought scenario.
So here goes…
Sporadic eruption of mental images could be a probable explanation for anomalous interpretation of random information associated with spiritual communication.
I am not saying that this fully explains something like Mediumship, I’m simply presenting it as an additional possibility to explain the source of the information.
The question is; does memory randomly present itself into our consciousness or does it require a trigger to make its way there? Personally I would like to think there are probable triggers, at least there would be some causality then.
I’ve seen many investigation locations where there are many triggers within the environment that could spark an individual memory or at least be linked to something that most people would too. So, that possibility is certainly there I believe.
No matter what the cause may be, in order to continue to explore the paranormal to discover explanations for probable communication and activity, we should look to consider more possibilities just like this. It may even be a combination of elements, elements which could be equally spiritual and scientific.
4 thoughts on “Sporadic Eruption of Mental Images”
Interesting as usual Ashley… and i have no idea who the character is..lol… On the memory thing.. Our team mediums pick up on things that they never could have known.. a possible explanantion going along the lines of what you were saying, is that it is possible that they are picking up on memories of the departed.. if that is the case in some of our investigations, it, as most investigations do, leaves you with another question.. how are these memories stored so that the mediums can pick up on them?
Memories of the departed or relating to the departed ? That’s the question. You see each of us has many memories which cross over with others that were present and have memories of the same event. Then there’s memories of looking or reading others memories too. Information is out there in great quantities and if we are all connected perhaps then we have access to it more so than we realise.
I was refering to memories of the departed… Generally our cases usually involve clients not having any connection to the property before they bought it or moved in, or spirits that linger in it.. but i see your point on shared memories of an event or person.. And i also think you are right about us having more access than we realise… you only have to look at past civilisations to see that in spiritual terms they seem to be more connected and in tune than we are.. our lack of connection on a mass scale is possibly down to a loss of abilities we as a race once had, that only some on a lesser scale have these days.. You only have to look at the Native Americans, who were very spiritual.. they lived simple lives, and perhaps our technological advancement in modern times is to blame for the lack of such abilities.
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