I’ve always been fascinated with how our subconscious delivers to us specific information with regard to our current life, as well as what may occur in the future. While surfing the net, I came across the following on Wikipedia about Heinz Pagels, a physicist known for his work on quantum mechanics and cosmology:
“Lately I dreamed I was clutching at the face of a rock but it would not hold. Gravel gave way. I grasped for a shrub, but it pulled loose, and in cold terror I fell into the abyss… what I embody, the principle of life, cannot be destroyed … It is written into the cosmic code, the order of the universe. As I continued to fall in the dark void, embraced by the vault of the heavens, I sang to the beauty of the stars and made my peace with the darkness.” — The Cosmic Code.
Pagels wrote that in his book, “The Cosmic Code” in 1982. He died in 1988 in a mountain climbing accident. According to his obituary in “The New York Times,” Pagels stepped on a rock, which was unsteady and lost his balance. He fell, sliding down a steep slope and his body was found at the foot of a deep gorge.
The questions that arise are many: Did Pagels, somehow, predict his own demise? Was his subconcious trying to warn him? How many times did he have this same dream? Did Pagels take this warning seriously or did he just brush it off as being nothing more than a dream? Could he have changed the tragic outcome of his death on the mountain by paying more attention to his dream?
During my presentations as a funny motivational speaker, the serious portion of my program delves into how much your subconsious mind and your thoughts affect your life.
In my opinion, there is no doubt that Pagels was given a warning from his subconscious mind to either be more careful or to abandon his mountain climbing endeavors. That leads to another question, which can not be answered: What if Pagels would have listened?
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