I see now why this vast, indescribable thing is often referred to as The Great Mystery. How can anyone hope to grasp it? At best we can roughly shape parts of it near ourselves temporarily. Like building a sandcastle with spacetime.
Well now I'm rambling. Yet, for the first time in my life, I find words inadequate. That's a shocking enough sentence to type, but it gets worse. Specifically, I find them inadequate to describe the beings I contact or the things I do. My question is this: How many of you have the same problem? Do you find it difficult to describe the things you do or the energies you work with? Do you know any other people that create non-normative reality (really stretching here!)? How do you explain what it is you do to them? What do they say about theirs?
You have hit upon a foundational understanding; a wisdom of experience over knowledge so to speak. The awe and mystery of what is possible and what we as humans barely touch upon in mundane life. Human language, especially English, is such a bare bones system of communication, lacking adequate expressions to describe even the human aspect of interaction with the Divine and this is something well understood by pretty much every belief and religion around the world.
Dreams and visions are our biggest messages from the other worlds yet rarely do they use language, instead it is the language of metaphor which prevails and which allows every one of us to understand precisely at the level which we find ourselves, whether that is as a child or an old hand. The language of metaphor is as rich as the experiences of the individual and hence why story telling is often the best way to transfer knowledge from one generation to the next.
Explaining what we as individuals experience in other realities is almost impossible and usually I just say what I saw without trying to interpret it. My internal filter is very different from theirs so when I am shown something which makes no sense to me, they will often see a clear connection to the issue which I could have no idea was there.
I fully understand your comment and also find it beyond words sometimes to try any kind of explanation so I don't. With regard to speaking to others who don't usually have these sorts of experiences however, there is no longer any fear or worry about people thinking I am weird or strange, it doesn't matter what they think of me. What matters is whether there is a message they need to hear.
For example, a good friend and completely logical, non-believer in anything metaphysical, has recently lost his wife after years of cancer treatments. He knows very well that I see things and experience things which he doesn't believe in and no doubt thought I was pleasantly deluded. I offered (once) any help that they needed as the illness became more serious and it was clear that my kind of 'silly' help was not needed.
It has been 3 weeks since the funeral and he came to see me the other day. We sat and talked for 2 hours about how he is coping, friends and family, getting back to work and all the mundane things yet I could sense he really wanted to tell me something so I gently asked about the last few days of her life. Then it all came flooding out, the strange coincidences, what he and others had seen and felt, the odd happenings which could not be explained etc. Only because he knows that I believe in all this (because it was never hidden) could he finally allow himself to say this to someone without fear of ridicule and to hope that it was true; that his wife really was ok over there and that her spirit had survived death.
Sometimes we really do have to get over ourselves and who we think we are to let Spirit work through us for the benefit of others, it's not about us all the time, we need to be the hollow bone! So what if we look silly to someone? This is all part of walking that knife edge between ego and humility.
Twinbull, what you have written hits the nail on the head, there are no words, only experiences. Allowing those experiences to flow through us without our own crap getting in the way is a life long process of elimination and growth.