I’m sure we’ve all have experiences where we’ve met someone for the first time ever…and had either an instant dislike or an instant liking.
Sometimes we meet people and there’s no issue with the individual in and of themselves, but we just “clash”’ with them. And as hard as we might try, we just cannot work with the person.
Or maybe there’s something else you just can’t explain.
On July 29, 1997, my wife and I were walking our Black Lab, Mac, in the neighborhood. Way up ahead of us I noticed this guy, walking by himself. He looked somewhat heavily built, at least in the legs, but just walked on by himself. For some reason it struck me, or seemed, I don’t know, “interesting” to me. As we walked on, the guy seemed to slow up, or, at the very least, we overtook him. Again, this just struck me as “odd.”
Why should it stand out to me?
As Laura and I continued our walk and we talked, we overtook this guy, which I was by now strangely fascinated by. As we came up alongside him–Laura and I still talking (and I’m mentioned none of this to her)–I had this urge to say “hello” (I’m normally quite outgoing like this anyway, but felt a need to do this, for some strange, instantly compelling reason).
Almost interrupting Laura, I turned to the guy, and felt this sudden, powerfully strange feeling that this unknown guy was my brother! He almost looked “familiar” to me! I mean, as I looked over to him, I “almost” (does this make any kind of sense?) recognized him–yet didn’t. Like he was a brother of mine in another life. He suddenly felt so damned familiar to me.
And as I passed, I tried to watch his expression (though I didn’t get a good look at his face; just its profile). For a very real moment, I thought he wasn’t going to say anything, then he said, “How are you guys doing?”, or something similar. And when he said that, the greeting felt…“interesting.” It felt genuine; the greeting almost felt like a dichotomy to what he appeared to be like as we approached him–like maybe something weird clicked inside him, too. I could see he seemed quite pensive, quite, “to himself.”
It was all very odd.
As we passed him, I kept feeling him behind us, occasionally checking out the corner of my eyes (I wore shades) whenever I could to see where he was.
I actually felt him.
Later that night I brought all this up with Laura as we were watching TV, and she mentioned how when this happened, I had actually slowed down, and she was wondering what the heck I was doing, thinking the guy probably thought I was weird! I never noticed I’d done that, but was certainly curiously amused! The night before this happened, I was reading a “new” Seth book (personal session that hadn’t been published from the “official” Seth books in their heyday), the first one, where Seth was telling Rob how he and Rob had met another person who was a friend from another lifetime. How Old Friends have a way of meeting up with each other throughout their different reincarnations. I firmly believe this is exactly what happened to me that day. Synchronicity. Pay attention to those.
It was so weird. You know the “weird” I’m talking about…electric, maybe feel like you’re straddling realities?
I mean all this I just discussed never occurred to me as we came up to this guy–just that something “weird” was “about” this guy. Stuff like this is so neat, especially when it just “sneaks up” on you!
So, next time something odd happens when you meet someone for the very first time, try to go with it, and see if you have any feelings or images flooding your mind. Even if you don’t…just roll with it and see where it goes. Try to “feel it out” afterwards. See what you come up with! Maybe, though an instant dislike surfaced, this “meeting” is an effort on both your parts to rectify old wounds. Your and his or her way of saying, “Look, I know we didn’t get along last time, but we’ve both grown since then. Let’s move on and let bygones be bygones….”
It’s neat meeting old friends (and family!) from other times!