As promised I’ll explain the surprise ending to my last post: a cluster cuss of billions of birds leaving the nest at the same time during scientifically proven global warming, economic crisis, and a possible peak in thousands of years of religious war and chaos. And, just incase you forgot, this is an analogy.
People live in different places physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Innocence of a child is what it feels like before you realize people feel disenfranchised by the indifferences of human nature. I call this place of innocence the shell and it is safe from experiencing the chaos of birds (which represent people), global warming, and limitless religious war and total chaos. As mentioned in previous posts (What tetris can teach you about emotion) I believe in an emotional experience that I call the Fall, and I believe in another emotional experience called OMG2WTF. The shell is where we are before the Fall. The fall happens when you step out of the shell and OMG happens and is immediately followed by WTF. The experience as a whole is OMG2WTF. Simple right?
Well, the fall is anything that has the capacity of OMG2WTF anticipation. Major changes in life of a positive and negative experience instigate a fall from ignorance to knowledge…. to best illustrate how a fall can affect you physically I am going to use the experience of falling in love. When you fall in love at first it’s awesome. You are both stranded in a strange airport far from home getting paid that crazy day hundreds of flights are cancelled last April. He’s sexy, smart, and intellectually exotic and you are feeling comfortable in your place in the world. Both of you know your value, gifts, and how to validate each other with seduction. Once you know there is some possible sexual interest (and I mean chemistry) you start to dig a little deeper and share moral and world views by asking if they want to grab a salad somewhere close enough that you can’t point to it.
Only about 5 minutes have gone by and you’re feeling good. You keep getting to know each other until before you know it you hop a train into downtown, he does something silly so you know you can trust him, and you walk together until you have blisters looking for the perfect place to eat your second meal together. Chemically speaking the emotional baggage of fear is melting from your soul like an ice cube melting straight to vapor on a hot Texas tarmac. You know you are going to connect.
Or in other words every time you allow your body to give and want in this way a chemical reaction takes place and before you know it you’re hot with hopefulness. You want each other and a chemical reaction like OMG2WTF global warming hits.
On a physical level I believe OMG2WTF is experienced in the body and the mind. Sexuality like most things in life happen theoretically before they happen literally hopefully in the safety of one’s own mind. Once you take that theoretical experience from the mind and put it into practice it might differ from the way it was first synthesized internally. For instance this might look like a young girl who has dreamed about her first kiss with roses in her eyes and for years only to receive an education that it’s not always butterflies and rainbows especially when your respective demographic is teen-aged boys. I know, what a bummer. But not entirely; I’ll touch on that in future posts about the evolution of the soul and love reshaping our bodies, but for now, there is an internal global warming that happens from the stress of change both good and bad and if you are lucky you can pace yourself.
Once both feet have touched the ground of OMG2WTF you can’t go back. This is what people mean when they say eyes wide open, knowledge of good or evil, having tasted the forbidden fruit, the point of no return, the song you can’t get out of your head, the joke that gets you every time… You have a new depth of understanding. A new emotional resource means a shift in your physical and spiritual economics. p>
Falling in love always instigates an emotional shift of some sort. It isn’t always a national state of emergency but you might want to program FEMA into your phone just incase. Everyone is scared and some more than others. If you have a lot of emotional blocks or baggage when you get stranded you have to be prepared to keep your bags checked or leave them behind for the night.
The real brass tax on economic crisis happens when a perfect storm of emotionally demanding experiences exceed the bodies ability to process. I’d love to speculate that through learning and mastering our hearts, minds, and souls that we can have fewer failed relationships but the truth is I believe that relationships come and go and the success is measured in knowledge gained and not years together. The crisis is that we still subscribe to a mentality about love and humanity that suggests relationships have quantifiable benchmarks and approximations only. Meaningful experiences can happen between perfect strangers and shape one’s life. I’m speaking more to honest humanity.
And that’s where the religious war starts to rage. The scales of right and wrong have whipped through man’s written history since the word was spoken and the word was good. A good friend of mine once told me that you can debate anything into and out of existence. Turns out that’s true unless you are debating to say it is false. Anyway, it’s confusing and basically it is every souls responsibility to decide for themselves what is the right thing to do and some people try to buy time by telling other people what and how to do it. It’s a fluid reality of life and finding people you are comfortable debating with is essential to surviving this existential dilemma. The good news is that connecting with and keeping in touch with people has never been easier thanks to technology. The more we find other people that we relate to the happier we will become and according to a recent study the more people we have that are actual friends on facebook the more grey matter we have in our brains. Debate it if you want. I’ll just be over here organizing the chaos of all these strangers I cross paths with into possible real life friends and grey matter, I mean friends on facebook.