A genuine, innocent misunderstanding
This reminds me of times when as a kid, I'd wake up in the middle of the night, and see a monster by the bedroom door -I'd feel scared, in the dimly lit room it makes things seem not as they are, the imagination runs wild, the story in my mind gets bigger, the fear turns to terror, the tears stream, pour from my eyes, the breath stops, the will to scream is there, but being so terrified, no scream comes, it feels like hours pass before the next breath comes then comes a scream
Finally, I hear movement from my parent's room, a light would come on, the door would open, and even then, with the light on, it's clear to see, the "monster" was just a pile of clothes waiting to go to the washing machine.
but not to me, by that stage, snotters are tripping me, I'm in full meltdown mode and no pacifying technique or anything being said to me would calm me down, my vest is soaking, eyes hurting with the bright light on, trying to make sense to where the monster is hiding and telling my parents what happened
Chaos at 3am 🙂 It felt so real to me, that experience, that even when I was told it was just the washing, it was wasn't real or it was just a bad dream [insert your own reasoning here] no matter what nothing sank in.
At that time, my understanding was, I saw a monster, monsters are real, and they were coming to get me.
That is until one day, I didn't even notice [until I did] that my eyes could play tricks on me [upgraded understanding] -that some things in the dark can look like a monster...and not be a monster
That's the thing about fresh understandings, some things just click, and operate under the new understanding seamlessly, and its comes 'pre-packaged' with loads of benefits -with that understanding, without technique, tactic, or 'thinking' I didn't wake up scared, I didn't cry, lose my breath, wake up the house, and need to take 10-15 minutes to come back to reality
I insightfully knew I was ok, and occasionally when I did see something, I knew there was a chance my eyes were playing tricks
Comment or DM me -Let me know what a fresh understanding has done for you in your life