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Offline Flutterbit

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Breaking Down the Barriers
« on: June 20, 2005, 07:34:16 PM »
Hey all,

I was reading another topic at a different site regarding people with psychological and physiological problems being able to see spirits etc. and it got me wondering.  I believe that many of them probably can see spirits etc because their outlook on life tends to be a little different from the masses but it's made me wonder if what is really going on in their minds is the breakdown of pre-existing barriers.  Barriers that are actually there to prevent us from seeing certain things as a means of protecting us or simply because there are some things we are not meant to see until we are ready or just not meant to see.

The word hallucinations was also used and I wonder how many different methods exist to either break down or even temporarily switch off these barriers.  I know that many different ancient peoples used to connect, as it were, with the "beyond" and with their guides through methods such as meditation, dancing, sound, drugs, crystals - needless to say it's a long list and many of these methods are still employed today but, what if, these barriers really do exist.  They are tangible and more than just a spiritual belief but rather a part of our physical make-up and, what if, for those with mental problems, something has caused those barriers to permanently break down?

What would happen if a way was discovered to re-build those barriers?

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2005, 09:48:22 AM »
Interesting theory Flutterbit.  Mental illness covers such a wide ground, anything that we're not sure of with the mind gets filed into that category!  If the brake down of a 'barrier' causes a sort of sensory over load then would it be possible to replace that 'barrier' with hypnosis?


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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2005, 11:01:35 AM »
Hey Christine,

Yes, I think "sensory overload" could be a good way of putting it.  These barriers (assuming they're real) could exist for a good reason - to prevent such an overload.  I just now remembered where the idea came from originally.  It was in an episode of "The Others" (on Fox8) the other week.  I wondered if there was any truth to it after watching that show.  The topic about mental disablities must have jogged my own memory.

As said in the television series, perhaps these barriers are more like filters, that work to gently sift through information and determine what we are ready to cope with and what we are not but, in some people, something goes completely skewiff and those barriers break down.

Hypnotherapy was and still is used in many cases.  In some it works, in others it doesn't.  I think that it would take more than just hypnotherapy to re-build these barriers or filters, although I think it would certainly play a role.  I think that some of the drugs that are currently used only work to slow a person, or rather their reactions down, so that they behave in a calm acceptable way.  It doesn't necessarily mean that they are no longer seeing things, just that the drugs prevent them from reacting.

Perhaps one day, if we develop it further, things like telepathy might play a more successful role.  We would be able to go into someone's mind, in a literal sense, and help them to rebuild whichever barriers are broken?

It's all just conjecture really but I find the idea that there could be some significant help for people with these kinds of problems a good one.  The real trick has always been to identify the cause.

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2005, 01:28:44 PM »
Hi,
I think the whole idea of barriers is true. We assemble themt o protect us from things in this life on this plane. I also truly believe we build these same types of barriers to protect us from overload in between lives as well.
Imagine the turmoil of being reborn time after time with the memories of your past lives, the loves lost, the death, perhaps your past crimes? It would be horrific.
I think this is why we do not consciously remember past lives. We have that barrier in place to protect ourselves.
Hypnosis relies on the subjects ability to dissassociate. Which interestingly would remove the need for the barriers we have built in the first place.
As to how this fits in with metal illness I am not yet sure.
I think perhaps some metally ill people spend their whole lives dissassociated. This is why they can act the way they do, perhaps there is no moral conscience? Perhaps they are unrestrained by conventional behaviour?
Christine
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