Parapsychology Journalism: The People, The Theory, The Science, The Skeptics
I see this occasionally in other psychic people and certainly in myself. There is the face I put out to the rest of the world and the reality that I mostly keep to myself. Oh, there are things that I can share with the world that relate to being psychic, like feeling the aliveness of the world or maybe an observation about someone or an animal, but those are the safe and acceptable things that everyone can agree on. There is more though. There is always more. Being psychic means being weird and there are just some places we can go where others cannot follow.
Connected to the universe for example, means just that. We are not just connected to the people on earth; entanglement is not simply a terrestrial affair. Psychic ability exists, and that means that other sentient beings possess it as well, which means that we have a connection with them, which means that we can contact them telepathically. This is always available to us, whether we choose to go down that path or not. But doing this puts us in the realm of nutjobs and crackpots in the eyes of the rest of the world, even many who believe in psi. Really, it is just an extension of what it means to be psychic and logically, there is no reason not to explore this realm as many do, but in doing so, we reduce our already low status in society.
The pressure of status with regard to psychics and their experiences is a strange thing. On the one hand we are mocked, and on the other hand people can be utter fascinated by this. A great example of this is the Double Rainbow guy as seen in this video:
The man is having an overpowering psychic experience and it reduces him to tears. It is so open and honest and so strong that it is impossible to sit through the video and not feel some of the magic that he is experiencing. The video has had over 7,000,000 views and counting; that’s how strongly people are pulled to this psychic experience. Of course he is widely mocked, and this follow up video where he explains his experience reinforces this:
He goes on to describe the “power” of the “rainbow rays” and how they “knocked” him over. He also says “The universe flows through me, I am just a vessel.” This is typical psychic speak. This psychic experience seems normal to him and as a psychic person I can understand what he is experiencing. These aren’t physical rays of the rainbow knocking him down, it’s not literal, The joy of seeing that rainbow opened up something inside of him and gave him access to some part of himself that he had never experienced before. He allowed himself to be fully open to what was happening inside of him and fortunately for the rest of us, caught it on tape.
It’s very affirming of having magic moments in life from things that might be considered ordinary.
It’s important to note here that it is not just his voice and the image that are transmitted. There is a psychic aspect to it. Watching the video takes us back to that moment of his and allows the rest of us to literally live whatever part of that experience we’re capable of. People who mock this video are using that mechanism to protect themselves from experiencing what he did. Here’s an example:
The average person is going to look at the Rainbow Guy video and conclude that the guy is just a bit nuts. And from a normal perspective, he is. But that isn’t the whole story and that is something that most of the time will be missed. Paul Vasquez is not crazy, he is responding to aspects of our reality that most people don’t have access to. He has immersed himself there and you can really see that in this next video: Watch how he moves and acts and how he talks, rather than what he says.
The fully expressive face, the intelligent eyes and non stop body movement are part of that. He has undoubtedly chosen to live in a natural setting away from large cities and the pressure of urban life in order to support that side of himself. He is joyful; an emotion most people have trouble achieving, (including yours truly. I can be rather serious.) It’s not important that he produce full, complete and totally comprehensible sentences; he is showing a mind that is focused on receiving information from other sources. To him, getting knocked down by rainbow rays is a tangible thing and the reality he experiences is so different that for all practical purposes, that’s what happened. Reality is relative to the observer and this really shows that in vivid detail.
Actually, once he came down to earth a bit, he appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show and wasn’t quite so “out there.”
The thing is, as psychic people, we might not express ourselves in that manner, but it’s there, beneath the surface. If it’s not rainbow rays, it’s contact with aliens, being immersed in astrology or being extremely connected with animals. We have that side that is always receiving information from that out-in-left-field part of reality whether we choose to share that with other people or not. We all have a bit of the double rainbow guy in us.