Happy Halloween! Do you really believe in ghost?
When I first heard of Sam and Colby with the millions of followers that they garnered for their exploration into the paranormal world, I thought, ooh scary but so interesting !
So I thought, ok, let’s get really scared in their most recent video ‘Surviving a Week at the Real Conjuring House’. In this episode, they filmed themselves trying to reach out to entities with the assistance of guides ‘Satori’ and ‘Cody’ and staying overnight.
So how does one believe in the paranormal, supernatural or anything at all?
Most people have certain schema’s or a perspective that they take on to understand the world. We need schema’s to simplify the complex world that we live in so that our brains do not go into overdrive when faced with too many new information.
So if you are a fan of scary stuff, chances are, you’d believe everything that you see in this video.
But how do those schema’s form?
Schema’s are sorta like a belief system in our mind. We will tend to prefer information that is already similar to our believes and values.
In this particular episode, the guides’ methods of reaching out to the alleged ghosts were unorthodox, which affected views and likes. I guess when you go against the grain of the schema’s of how people want to be scared, you may get mixed response.
No two minds are ever alike
The approach taken in The Conjuring House allowed Sam and Colby to be very open to how they felt and thought about things. They respected that everyone had their different opinions and different feelings for their own experiences. Even if they didn’t necessarily understand or relate to them, everyone’s experience was validated.
No two brains are ever alike, not even congential twins, because we all percieve our experiences differently. So whether it’s believe in the supernatural, or how feel about a situation, everyone’s perspective is different.
If we stop to offer a listening ear, we can learn from others’ experiences too!
Developing New Thought
Surprisingly, toward the end of the video, Sam and Colby admitted to being skeptics in the past. But the experience at the Conjuring House had changed their views.
Our minds are malleable; our thoughts and beliefs can change over time. So if you continually expose yourself to a certain thought and opinion, there is a good chance you will believe it overtime.
What’s the big deal about all this?
We are not saying that you should believe in the paranormal or the supernatural. What we found is that in this episode, Sam and Colby did a great job at showcasing how our minds change and beliefs are formed.
If we open our minds and fill it with a certain thought and the same information all the time, the thought processess become superhighways that may end up an entrenched belief which we never question. So if you are anxious or fearful about something, your schema about that thing will reinforce your believe about it. If we practice perspective taking, then our minds will be open to new information and knowledge.
Depression is a very difficult disease of the mind because of the feedback loops in our brain that keeps a person ruminating on negative thoughts. So, if we fill our minds with positive thoughts about ourselves and the world, our minds will slowly change to believe that.
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