The Program

This week’s essay I would like to present as kind of like a Twilight Zone episode….. fantasy, or reality…..who knows? But it may be a way for us to look at life from a different angle. So let’s address “The Program.”
Have you ever noticed that there are reoccuring themes, thoughts and numbers throughout life? So often, we are reminded of something that has happened to us before and maybe something that is yet to come. It almost seems, that in some strange way, our lives progress through similar themes. A child can experience a thought at five years old that twenty years later evolves into reality. A friend of mine recently shared with me a repetitious dream that his son had at a young age, of driving a red convertible. Lo and behold, for high school graduation, what car do you think his son wanted for his gift? Well, we could say that this was in his son’s subconscious all along….interestingly, his son has no recollection of his earlier dream.

I myself was born and raised in Southern California. I too, as a child, remember whenever I looked at scenes of New England (where I had never been) in my history books I would get a jolt, as if it was extremely familiar. Have a guess where I am moving to in August?….New England. I was the only one in my family to ever leave California. Coincidence? Wishful thinking? Perhaps….but many people have these strange events happen to them time and time again.
I have always believed that life is a learning experience. A process that we all go through to, hopefully, improve who we are. In a way, we write the program each day we live…..but could it be we are also writing what we sense will happen in the future, and what we feel has happened in the past? Wasn’t it Einstein who said that the past, the present, and the future can coexist at the same time? I know I’m getting a little “out there,” but if it’s possible for the past, present and future to overlap, one can get glimpses along the way…….a program.

Many things happen to us that we can’t explain. All I’m trying to do with this week’s essay is place on the table some thoughts to consider for the times that don’t make sense, or are hard to comprehend. If our lives could be seen from the beginning to the end on a giant television screen, wouldn’t it be an interesting series….an interesting program?

Enjoy the show,

love, Jennifer Avalon
© 2001 Jennifer Avalon

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