THE NIGHT I EXPERIENCED THE UPSIDE DOWN

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Earlier this year I had a very strange experience reminiscent of the upside down, and I want to tell you about it. Normally I'd keep this stuff to myself, but I have vowed to share more this year, unfiltered. And YOLO. 

Welcome to...

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Since I was a kid, I've always seen ghosts and had strange experiences, but none stranger than the night the wall next to my bed disappeared to reveal a strange, red rocky landscape that was close enough to touch. 

I don't live in Sedona, near a desert, don't do drugs and I was definitely awake. This is my honest account of a few things I've experienced in the last year. 

The night I saw the red desert, you might think this was how I reacted...

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But it was more like this, with less snow, 80's decor and no demogorgans in sight. 

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Next time it happens, I want to be like this. Ready to step in and go for a stroll. 

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While this vision of the red desert was only a brief encounter, what I have come to know since then is: 

THERE ARE OTHER WORLDS RUNNING PARALLEL TO OURS
And there are different versions of ourselves living life in these places. What I have been told is a bomb going off in a parallel place can create a ripple that causes a natural disaster here. Like a tree with multiple branches, there are multiple timelines with different events playing out. 

I have no idea which version holds this strange, red rocky landscape I saw with an orange sky, but somehow I don't think fairy lights are going to get me back there. 

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THESE WORLDS ARE CLOSER THAN WE THINK
Like the wall to my bedroom fell away that night to reveal this place, these places are closer than we think or can comprehend. In fact, they are just next door. The problem is because we're so stuck in our rational minds, even if we want to go there our minds can't get our head around how to make this wall between us and them disappear. It is possible though and I know this because I've seen it.  

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I only wish I'd been chilled enough at the time to not freak out and keep my eyes open, but it felt a bit like the door of a plane had opened and I wasn't ready to jump out. Unfortunately, at this stage, I am still more Barb than Nancy, but I'm working on that. 

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EVERYTHING IS ENERGY
If you can understand that everything around us is energy, if you watch and you're open, you can see ripples in our world that will instantly make you question if what we're seeing is as real as we think it is. 

Just last week I saw a candle (not the flame) ripple and then the table underneath it did the same, causing a bend in the table. I closed my eyes, blinked, looked away and no matter what I did, the rippling did not change. This went on for 15 minutes and I was not high. I was standing in our loungeroom and it was around 9pm. 

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You might think I'm crazy, or you might be crazy enough to believe me, but what I saw was real. The red, rocky desert and the rippling candle. 

If you want to reach these places or have a chance at seeing them, I would keep these three things in mind: 

1. THE PLACE IN BETWEEN BEING AWAKE AND ASLEEP IS PRIMETIME FOR STRANGE EXPERIENCES
When we're drifting off to sleep, we are relaxed and open. This is when the world we live in starts to ripple and blend with the other worlds we can go to during our dreams. If you can set your intention to be open to whatever comes your way, you may just find that wall next to you fade away. 

2. KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IS ENERGY
When you understand this you'll see everything around you is alive and the energy has just manifested itself physically in different ways. Just as an object can be hard, if you know it's just energy, it can become soft. Watch for the ripples. 

3. DON'T ASSUME WE KNOW EVERYTHING
If I've learnt anything in the last year it's that we know nothing. Nothing. Where we believe we have this world pegged and we might do, there's another world just next door that could literally tip our lives upside down. And what's happening there is without a doubt having an effect on here. We just can't see the action there that creates a reaction here. 

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This might be the strangest article I've published, but as I said, this is the year I vowed I would share everything. So welcome to my blog, an unfiltered account of the stranger things I have and am experiencing. Please come back if you've enjoyed it. There is more to come...

Courtney Beck is an author, channel and healer who splits her time between here and the upside down. Apart from writing books, she offers guidance and healing for those seeking something a bit different.