Often, when someone has been through a transformative non-ordinary experience, peculiar gifts can arise.
Those gifts may be extensions of what the person could do before, like singing, but now to a whole new level of sublime. Or they could be completely foreign abilities, like telepathy, that can sometimes freak a person out.
The gifts that arise from NOTEs (non-ordinary transcendent experiences) can be a mixed blessing. It can take time to get to know them and learnt to harness them well. They’re kind of like superpowers, which of course, should be respected.
But if we learn to work well with these new abilities, magic can truly happen.
I had the great pleasure of presenting at this year’s IANDS (International Association for Near Death Studies) Conference on one of my favourite topics: the gifts of extraordinary experiences.
Rumi sums up these transcendent gifts as only Rumi can:
“You have no idea how hard I've looked for a gift to bring you. Nothing seemed right. What's the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It's no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these. So I brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me.” Rumi
Here’s the recording of the complete presentation plus Q&A. We cover a lot of territory.
Hope you enjoy it!