"Lying in bed, I see strange faces - what's going on?"
Both my very close friend and I have had this exact same experience. Sometimes when we have just gotten in bed to go to sleep, but are NOT sleeping yet, we see faces.
I am trying to find information on the internet about this! Not having luck though. We will be lying there, and a series of faces will come at us. Never the same face twice. Only the head coming from a dark or black background. We see old people, young, different races, from seemingly different times??? She has seen some angry faces. Mine have not been angry, or smiling, just there. These are real pictures we are seeing. What the heck do you think this is? I have not had them for a long time, but would like to again, to find out more about it. I really appreciate any help or website referrals you can give to me. Thank you!
Hi - there is an exercise one can do to consciously see aspects of oneself in other lives, and it usually involves something similar to what you mention - having a black background and other things, like looking in a mirror, or shining a light in a certain way in order to evoke an alternative state of consciousness from ordinary reality - what we call reality, anyway. It sounds to me as if you are both connecting to other aspects of yourself.
On the larger scale, we are all actually aspects of one another, as we all come from the same source - like branches on the same tree - so, you may be tuning into that place where we are all connected as souls, viewing branches of the tree, so to speak, seeing various aspects of the human experience.
Here is an excerpt from a death experience a man had where he saw how the universe worked. It reminds me of what you are saying:
There was this Light shining. I turned toward the Light. The Light was very similar to what many other people have described in their near-death experiences. It was so magnificent. It is tangible; you can feel it. It is alluring; you want to go to it like you would want to go to your ideal mother's or father's arms. As I began to move toward the Light, I knew intuitively that if I went to the Light, I would be dead. So as I was moving toward the Light I said, "Please wait a minute, just hold on a second here. I want to think about this; I would like to talk to you before I go." To my surprise, the entire experience halted at that point. You are indeed in control of your near-death experience. You are not on a roller coaster ride. So my request was honored and I had some conversations with the Light. The Light kept changing into different figures, like Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, mandalas, archetypal images and signs. I asked the Light, "What is going on here? Please, Light, clarify yourself for me. I really want to know the reality of the situation." I cannot really say the exact words, because it was sort of telepathy.
The Light responded.
The information transferred to me was that your beliefs shape the kind of feedback you are getting before the Light. If you were a Buddhist or Catholic or Fundamentalist, you get a feedback loop of your own stuff. You have a chance to look at it and examine it, but most people do not. As the Light revealed itself to me, I became aware that what I was really seeing was our Higher Self matrix. The only thing I can tell you is that it turned into a matrix, a mandala of human souls, and what I saw was that what we call our Higher Self in each of us is a matrix. It's also a conduit to the Source; each one of us comes directly, as a direct experience from the Source. We all have a Higher Self, or an oversoul part of our being. It revealed itself to me in its truest energy form. The only way I can really describe it is that the being of the Higher Self is more like a conduit. It did not look like that, but it is a direct connection to the Source that each and every one of us has.
We are directly connected to the Source. So the Light was showing me the Higher Self matrix. And it became very clear to me that all the Higher Selves are connected as one being, all humans are connected as one being, we are actually the same being, different aspects of the same being. It was not committed to one particular religion. So that is what was being fed back to me. And I saw this mandala of human souls. It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I just went into it and, it was just overwhelming. It was like all the love you've every wanted, and it was the kind of love that cures, heals, regenerates.
As I asked the Light to keep explaining, I understood what the Higher Self matrix is. We have a grid around the planet where all the Higher Selves are connected. This is like a great company, a next subtle level of energy around us, the spirit level, you might say. Then, after a couple of minutes, I asked for more clarification. I really wanted to know what the universe is about, and I was ready to go at that time. I said "I am ready, take me." Then the Light turned into the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen: a mandala of human souls on this planet. Now I came to this with my negative view of what has happen on the planet. So as I asked the light to keep clarifying for me, I saw in this magnificent mandala how beautiful we all are in our essence, our core. We are the most beautiful creations. The human soul, the human matrix that we all make together is absolutely fantastic, elegant, exotic, everything. I just cannot say enough about how it changed my opinion of human beings in that instant. I said, "Oh, God, I did not know how beautiful we are."
At any level, high or low, in whatever shape you are in, you are the most beautiful creation, you are. I was astonished to find that there was no evil in any soul. I said "How can this be?" The answer was that no soul was inherently evil. The terrible things that happened to people might make them do evil things, but their souls were not evil. What all people seek, what sustains them, is love, the Light told me. What distorts people is a lack of love.
Also check out Dale Askew's site: 'My Spiritual Experience'. He helps discarnate beings go back to the Light and is happy to discuss these matters.