You will never know how much I want to believe that the world is so much bigger than the ego of man. And, I know, people will say they have evidence, delivered by his human messengers, that infinite God would limit Self so completely as touch the immediately infinitesimal mind of man. I can’t believe that we are so crazy to think of Spirit—God—Universe with such a limited sense of our self-centeredness. Are we crazy? Take a hint: right now many thinkers are accepting the cosmological idea that the universe has eleven (11) dimensions, and if that is not enough, we have a black hole in the center of our galaxy! When we look at the visible stars, we are pretty sure that there are as many galaxies, each holding up to a hundred trillion stars. Hello … These are pointing to something bigger than us.
Enough of my rant and angst. Yesterday, a student asked me to watch this UFO video (I had mentioned in class that I used to collect articles when I was in my teens). When I got home and watched the emailed video, I did so with mild curiosity.
I didn’t hope for much. There are many seekers of something new who feel the constraints of society that they fall in line—and we think we are such free thinkers— and these seekers comb through different threads of information for any indication of something beyond. This UFO trail was an old thread for me. There were a couple of frames in the video that had me wondering if they were CGI. I don’t know. I would have to get more evidence from established analysts with proven track records. All the Blue Books, von Danikens, Cryptic sightings, and Enquirers had diminished SETI and aligned all inquiries into the topic as fringe. It would increase my comfort level before investing more emotion and attachment to the idea of it being true. I am not ready to claim the idea of the video as proof without more proof.
The search for evidence is what moves me more than anything (admittedly now in avenues that don’t require a lot of physical exertion). Damm … Does that mean age acts as a braking effect to prevent the whole cultural system from breaking down? It only allows a small number of individuals to possess knowledge of how things work and have the energy to pursue them? I could be dangerous if I were younger effect? That being younger is when the answer was more important than life? That I would raise my hand and stick out my thumb to the next UFO if it would help answer the question that the world was bigger. It is amazing that the older you get, the more you hold on to life even as the body starts to grow tired. I guess that is why I am so enthralled with technological advances now.
Now, despite the tiredness in my body, I can explore all kinds and times of worlds created by human minds with infinite permutations. As the four dimensional creatures we truly are, not the three we see, we change as we move through time. We change our ideas, our values, our spirits despite societal boundaries. This is the only triumph I have found in escaping the sameness imposed on us by us. It thrills me. I can gain back some of the youthful excitement. Oooh, it feels good… . but it is hard to keep it going without new infusions of energy.
When I opened that emailed video, I did not have much hope, but I loved that there was a possibility and a new seeker. What does give me more hope is that there are still young questioning minds out there that have a possibility of escaping to a new thing. Something that may be based on something more than tooth and claw as they have so many new knowledge resources and links being created in a media shared by so many others, it’s scary and exciting. It gives me energy. My thumb is out again.