There's a few reasons.
One is Mechanics.
Did you know that a rainbow is different to every person that sees it? (This factoid from Neil deGrasse Tyson). "The exact Rainbow any of us sees in the sky is entirely our own -- a personal, yet communal gift from the laws of optics."
|Double Rainbows: Science.com|
How many of us are old enough to remember rabbit ear antennas? (Raise your hand in the back row; I SEE YOU.)
Endless standing in front of the television trying to get a "clearer signal."
When the Sears Tower went up in Chicago (later the Willis Tower) people in the northern suburbs (cake eaters in Chicago parlance) had to deal with ghosting images on their tv sets. It was time to either get on the roof and move that antenna, or run to the tv and move the rabbit ears.
So let's say Aunt Betty wants to connect with you. She sees you sitting in your church pew on Sunday like you always do (in this fantasy anyway) and she "sits down next to you." Only you can't see her. She's amused by the fact that you can't see her, but she wants you to know that she's keeping an eye on you, so she thinks of some way to communicate with you.
She might send you a smell. Maybe it's perfume. It's the old Chanel #5 perfume that you bought her every year for Christmas. And she knows that once she wafts that perfume in your direction, you're going to know that she's visiting you.
Now, hang on a second. Is Aunt Betty actually putting on perfume? No. But what is perfume? It's a smell that we smell with our noses. But hang on a second, is that accurate?
No, it's not.
The smell is a wave of information that drifts through the air to your nostril which then translates that information into an ELECTRICAL SIGNAL which goes from your nose hairs to your brain and hits the corresponding filing cabinet where "Chanel #5" is located.
"Your ability to smell comes from specialized sensory cells, called olfactory sensory neurons, which are found in a small patch of tissue high inside the nose. These cells connect directly to the brain. Each olfactory neuron has one odor receptor. Microscopic molecules released by substances around us—whether it’s coffee brewing or pine trees in a forest—stimulate these receptors. Once the neurons detect the molecules, they send messages to your brain, which identifies the smell."
It's the same with visual stimuli. You're not "seeing" anything - as we know, light and images hit your eye UPSIDE DOWN first, and then are translated RIGHTSIDE UP into your head, so you can watch out for that basketball coming at you.
But back to Aunt Betty.
She's seeing you from a particular perspective - according to Aunt Betty's I've interviewed, she doesn't "hear the minister" droning on, she doesn't hear the choir belting out "Sons of God, Hear His Holy Word" or any other the other distractions in the church at the moment.
She's just focused on you. So let's figure that Aunt Betty wants to "send you a signal." How does she do that? Is there a decoder up there? A flip phone for communication? No. What people report is that they have to "do a mathematical equation that results in the desired effect."
Sound loopy? Well hell yes, it is loopy! What class did you learn how to do the math that would effect a transmission of a signal of a smell to your loved one?
You forgot already?
As I've reported in "Flipside" "It's a Wonderful Afterlife" there are classrooms in the afterlife - let's not call it that, shall we, as it implies "ghostly figures" sitting in classrooms. Let's call it what it is:
|University of Wisc|
When I say that word I know that everyone has a different visual in their mind. Could have been your class, a friend's class, a classroom you saw in a movie, or even at school. But you alone know what classroom means. I don't know what your classroom might look like - I can only point to ones that I've been in. Here on this planet, and while under deep hypnosis.
|Old fashioned class. Eames chairs.|
So in this class you were taught this method - and again, try not to focus on the "when" part of this information since we're always going to class - prior to this life, during it, and a long time ago as well. And in this class, which might have just a few folks, might have hundreds, but often is reported to be about "20" individuals - you learned the process of how to "throw a smell."
A bit like throwing your voice. There's a trick to it and you have to practice to get the trick down.
So Aunt Betty is sitting next to you, does the complex math problem that creates the "idea of a smell" and sends it to your electrical grid so that you can smell it... and not perhaps, the Eau du Bieber on the person in front of you... and this wave of this wafting luxurious smell comes over you, and you instantly - directly - picture Aunt Betty.
And instead of giving her a high five, or blinking through happy tears - you look around. "That's funny. Why am I smelling that old perfume? I haven't smelled that since... since... oh my. Is Aunt Betty here?"
Don't forget, there are dozens of other folks in the room, each has their own focus and energy, and your brain is constantly translating, passing along electrical charges to your mind to help you navigate the day... so not so easy to "see Aunt Betty" as it is to "smell her."
This is why they generally don't waste all that time and energy trying to reach out to you until you're asleep. In that way you're blissfully snoozing, and Aunt Betty finds it all that much easier to present herself right smack dab in the middle of your dream.
|Sister Evangelina "Call the Midwife" Series|
What are they telling you? Well, that they're okay. That they're watching over you. That you shouldn't worry so much about all the nonsense that you worry about all the time. Because NONE OF THAT MATTERS.
What does matter?
Only one thing (they say, consistently). If you don't know what the one thing is that matters, take the time right now to ask your loved one.
"WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, WHAT'S THE ONE THING THAT MATTERS THE MOST?"
Jot down the answer and send it to me.
Like I've said here before - when talking to people on the Flipside, they consistently say that we can communicate with them. That all we need to so is "Say their name."
I asked "Do we say it in our head or aloud?"
They say "It doesn't matter."
|In Ladakh with some peeps.|
They answer; "When the reply comes faster than the question. When the answer to your question is heard in your head before you can even formulate the question, then you'll know you have a connection with us."
So g'head. Try it. I can wait.
No one will know that you're talking to a passed away relative. It's not like you're talking to yourself in Church.
|Per LaChaise, Paris|
(You know the old joke - if you pray aloud to God while you're in church or temple, that's normal. But if God replies; then you're insane.)
Go ahead and try it. No one will know that you're talking to someone no longer on the planet in your head. Write down what they say. Ask questions you don't know the answer to. Ask hard questions that you don't think they know the answer to. Ask them for help. Ask them to guide you.
The worst that can happen is that you "hear them."
Then you're in trouble because you'll know "either I'm making this up, or that flipside guy is right."
Say hello to your loved one for me.