Just had a deep conversation with a guy as we walked in glorious sunshine through fields and forest; none of which we were in the slightest bit aware of.
He was telling me that he had a breakdown, a communication with his first girlfriend who was on her death bed (and was not in the room (or the house, building or city) at the time) and other such inexplicable things (to me).
I was telling him that I’d never had any deep or strange experiences and that I’d always been quite stable and normal.
He told me that he had a time where, for weeks on end, he experienced bliss.
I said that I understood intellectualy, but could not relate emotionally; and anyway – what’s so bad about bliss?
He shared with me that it wouldn’t have been so bad if he had nothing to do but that it included times when he was at work, crying and calling up his partner and saying that he just didn’t know what to do. He was proper gone. Like, off his head.
I said ‘oh, like that’ and then told him that I reckon that I’m not able to be hypnotised and that someone had told me that this was because I was not able to let go, and that I feel like I have built many dikes (the guy is from Holland) between myself and all experiences of this kind.
He said (and this is my take-away-point from the whole conversation, so take a note), ‘you have nothing to lose.’
So, taking him at his word, here’s my question: how do I go about dismantling these dikes, kind readers and friends?