by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground Magazine
“Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words
That you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions”
~Unwritten, Natasha Bedingfield
Someone posed an interesting question in our forums, and it got me thinking. If we found out that ghosts and spirits were some phenomena other than what we think they are, then what’s next?
This is a question I ask myself whenever I finish anything. I finish reading a book and for a day I wonder, “Hmmm…what next?” When I finish writing a book I knock around for a day or two feeling a vague sense of loss about where to go from here. I wondered “What next” when I got out of college, when I got married, when I got divorced, when I had a child, when I got laid off from my job, when I bought a house, when I got home from vacation. Heck – I even wonder, “what’s next” when I finish writing a blog. After all, how am I to know for sure that a new blog will ever come to me again?
That’s the thing about people who chase rainbows (how’s that for a corny analogy?). We set our sights, aim our focus and then channel our passions into whatever it is we are trying to learn/achieve/accomplish/own. With everything I’ve undertaken in my life, I’ve done so with a sense of adventure and anticipation.
That moment when we pause at the end of one “thing” and before we move on to another is a sacred space. It’s where we breathe. Here we are – at the end of a path that we have been following with nothing on the horizon. It is both terrifying and beautiful.
For me, I love the moments when life is a blank canvas. I fear them, too. The unknown can be frightening. But that blank canvas, while frightening, is even more exciting. Because there I stand with my brush in my hand, ready to paint the next picture. That space where I stand in what’s next is a moment of pure creativity, and it is where I am most connected to everything in the universe.
So – if ghosts aren’t ghosts at all, and it is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, what’s next? Whatever I choose. The universe is full of mystery. There are things to learn, discoveries to find, people to meet, places to explore, books to write and pictures to paint. At the end of one thing, there are infinite paths to another, just waiting for me to choose which one I will set my feet on and move forward.
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