Oh, Burt! Please do not worry about a thing. I am thankful that you brought up important points so I could understand more clearly what is going on with me.
I always wondered about the "mentally ill" because even as a small child, I saw them as simply perceiving a different dimension than the rest of us who are locked into this physical one. I see that our bodies are physical but our spirits are multi-dimensional. The "mentally ill" have brains that are differently wired, and while that presents adjustment problems for living in this physical world, it allows their minds and spirits to perceive worlds beyond.
I also felt abnormal since I was a child, but now I see that normality is nothing to strive for. Celebrate YOU in all your uniqueness and gifts. Even the painful and difficult ones. They shape you.
When you are freed from this physical plane and no longer carry those "burdens" you will be stronger in spirit for having those experiences.
I hope so Lori.
Thank You for the positive insight of us ' being unusual children '.
Pain is there for growth.
Over the years, I came up with a simple insight:
Unless your heart is broken several times over it will not expand and grow.
Pain and suffering is an accelerated growth process.
Thank You for alleviating my fears of offending you.
In many cultures, the ' schizophrenic ' is celebrated and trained to become the next Shaman.
We truly are multidimensional being and exist simultaneously in many dimensions.
Modern day scientists can mathematically explain 8 to 10 of these dimensions.
However, in my understanding, there are 12 or more.
There is a heavy price to pay for ' full enlightenment ' and few have achieved it.
I really don't like very much this physical form, yet that is part of the growth process and I have to keep it as long as Powers higher than myself decide so.
Geeze... I really wish that all of the world's religious traditions can move from the esoteric to the esoteric.
This is happening, but it is a painful growth process.
I just hope and pray that all of us get to the right place here and now and then there.
It's my prayer for every living being.
-- Burt B.