Of Metaphors And Senses
Some thoughts to ponder and discuss if you are so inclined.
When receiving information and messages about the future (or present), how much of the information do you receive as a metaphor compared to a simple straight forward message?
Are the responses to your questions actually answering the question asked or something else that was on your mind while asking?
Do you receive messages based upon your learning style? For example, if you are a visual learner, do you intuitively pick up your information visually. If you are an auditory learner, do you tend to hear the information given to you more often that see it? If you are a kinesthetic learner, how do you receive your information?
Love this thread! Great questions, quick responses:
1. How often do answers come in metaphors? I get my answers often in metaphors and symbols. From the beginning of first realizing I could read intuitively, I would see these funny sets of symbols, some personal to me, some universal to all humans, and some cultural. They seemed like spirit was speaking in an almost comical language that I had to learn.
I later learned that the symbols fit Karl Jung's understanding of how symbols work in human thought - with the personal, the cultural, and the universal symbols. He wrote about it in Man and His Symbols.
It was a language that I was learning that was made of up pictures.
Also when reading something or someone, I get metaphors and comparisons to situations that are not the same but can be interpreted as being close enough to the issue in question to help provide insight..
The Nobel Prize winning physicist, Erwin Schrodinger who studied the tiniest particles in order to understand the fabric of reality, said that reality exists as metaphor, shrouded mystically as something we can only understand indirectly. So it makes sense that the language of spirit would be in symbols and metaphors.
The letters of our alphabet are symbols too or hieroglyphs. So words are made up of symbols.
2. How often does the answer seem to be to a different question than the one you asked? Often I find the answers are the answer to the underlying question I am asking. So the answer can go to the heart of the question. Example, here's a typical answer to the question, "Am I ever going to be loved?" I'm asking a yes-no question but I rarely get a yes or no for an answer. Instead I'm likely to get something like, "You feel unloved at this time." Or "You feel unlovable." The answer might say more about those feelings to help with more insight.
So the answer might be that the real issue is how you feel about yourself, not whether someone is coming in who will solve that for you. They can't! Only you can allow love by loving yourself.
3. Do you get answers according to your learning style? Yes, at first because I thought my style was only visual. Then I learned to open up my other senses and started getting answers that way too -- words, sounds, smells, feelings in the body.
Yes, yes, yes in agreenent with both of you Lovendures and Jeanne. Only time i get a direct image is when I'm really tired of looking for lost objects and about to give up, then ding! A picture showing where it is. Not one of my gifts but happening a lot in the last 2 years to make up, perhaps, for too many senior moments 😂🤗
Love, light, and healing prayers,
Yes, yes, yes in agreenent with both of you Lovendures and Jeanne. Only time i get a direct image is when I'm really tired of looking for lost objects and about to give up, then ding! A picture showing where it is. Not one of my gifts but happening a lot in the last 2 years to make up, perhaps, for far too many senior moments 😂🤗
Love, light, and healing prayers,
Oh YES metaphors abound. I'd venture to say that everything is a metaphor - just depends on how long and deeply you care to look at it.
I just watched The Red Violin on Netflix and WOW!!! Powerful stuff on Tarot reading - metaphor - spiritual journey - cross cultural and timeline lives - cross animate and in-animate lives. I don't want to spoil it, and highly recommend it. (Subtitles involved, so if that's not your thing, fair warning :-))
Has anyone seen it? Jeanne, this would make a great teaching tool, I think, about some of what we read; and why we get it right, and why we may think we get it wrong. This movie, for me, helped illuminate where a focus in a reading can take us in a true direction that we may never see as a "hit", yet the reading proves to be true on another more metaphorical level. Not saying this is definitive, but it certainly opened a path of exploration on how we perceive our readings and how our readings are perceived as "hits" by ourselves and the general public. It certainly goes to the core question of what is truth and how metaphor resonates as truth - even though to many it may seem quite removed from the original truth.
Now I'm just blabbing, so I'll stop... for now.
@Michele in another thread (economy), you wrote about “Something each of us says any place here relates to those open to receive and looking and perhaps even needing.” Recently, I’ve been preoccupied and struggling with personal issues even to the point of questioning my spiritual gifts. So my posts have been fewer and sporadic, only writing when I felt compelled to participate. I meditated and did some channeling the other day, but felt so uncertain about the results that I didn’t share them. Then I totally missed the shared meditation of the full moon a few days ago. Frustrated that I missed that! So, yes, I’ve been searching and needing reassurance. Today I believe I received it. A little while ago, I was so tired I had to lie down to rest, falling immediately into deep sleep. Then in my sleep I saw a blue and white pattern in tiny squares, row after row of geometric symbols, almost like a Greek key pattern as far as I could see. Then imposed on the symbols, I saw large letters appearing right to left. First L then Y then B then I then S until the word Sibyl appeared before me. So, I guess that’s the reassurance and encouragement needed. I am a sibyl, an oracle like the sibyls of Ancient Greece. Perhaps we are all sibyls, a community of oracles here.
I am intrigued that you have gotten a Greek Myth vision reference. Others have as well including Jeanne. Does anyone have any idea why this is the case? Greek Mythology is quite rich and deep but I would venture to guess there is more at play here.
Many years ago, I studied Latin so there were always references to the original Greek gods and myths. However, I was never a classics scholar, so most of the Greek myths are barely familiar. Which makes this all the more interesting, doesn’t it?
Yes, it does. I have read some of them but not on a scholarly level. It makes me wonder. You know how some people have Native American Spirit guides? I wonder if there are Classical Greek Spirit Guides? I also wonder if they sometimes like making people "work " for the message being sent. ha ha.
The philosopher Charles Eisenstein has suggested that the ancients are trying to speak to us through their myths. I definitely feel they are speaking to me. :-)