Often people have internal or psychological experiences, which is imagination. However, those imaginings can be “in the moment experiences” that are psychologically real. These experiences can cause a transformation if they are taken to 100 percent, and, also, they can be a clearing of your psychological experiences. For example, you might psychologically experience the collective religious belief of hell and see that we are currently living in hell. The collective vision of hell is usually something “down there,” maybe even in a hole, and you may have an experience of moving out of hell toward transformation.
You may have an ethereal experience of others showing you the way to climb out of the hole, that hell you are in. If that occurs, it will involve your own personal movement, and the others would be those who are assisting you.
You may also experience that there are forces pulling you down as you are trying to go up. That is like people who are drowning. They will often climb on top of their rescuers, and that will pull their rescuers down with them. Often the people at the bottom are also giving you advice as to how to get out, yet they have not made the journey themselves, so you need to be aware of those you listen to. The people in hell trying to tell you what to do are actually holding you down, not realizing that they are pulling you down. Negative energy pulls down. Positive energy pulls you up.
I am just using all the above as an example. Your experiences might be completely different. Maybe you go all the way to the bottom, allowing the negative energy to pull you down, and work your way through the other end. Whatever way comes to you is your personal experience. What I look at is not the actual experience itself, but what happens after that. If there is a clearing made, then your ability to see will be cleared as well. I can hear it in your voice and see it in your actions.
Sometimes you attach meanings to these experiences and then hold them as a belief. You think that you have done this or that, or it means this or that, and you hold onto it. If you can drop the meaning you might be able to gain the thing that you earned by experiencing them. Holding onto your experiences stands in the way of you being free. Your ability to see is clouded by thought, thought being the past, and that is belief. Included in all of that is vanity and unworthy and controlling and being a victim, and fear and guilt; those things are all mixed in with it.
I have observed one thing in particular that keeps the soup boiling and keeps people in hell – it is drama, the “he said/she said” stuff. You can hear it in people’s voices. It is like watching a soap opera. There seems to be a melodramatic need for that in people. We all seem to put ourselves through pain and suffering with anxiety and worry and stress with all the “what if’s” we go through in our minds.
The people who are pulling you down, keeping you in the drama are also keeping themselves down. Often it is the people closest to you who are doing it, such as your children or your parents. If you allow them to do this, then you are keeping them trapped in there as well. If you are still helping your children, or you are an adult who is still taking help/money from your parents, this will keep you both in drama together. There is a certain price we pay for the free things we get in life.