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Huge disclaimer, the article you are about to read is by no means the words of an “expert,” but the words of a conspiracy junkie, spiritual thinker, and a girl who spends way too much time reading about the most random things at 2:00 am. 

There is no doubt that we live in a “post-enlightenment” society where we seek “facts” in order to validate the truth. Lived experiences and stories are compromised in efforts to be completely “scientific.” In writing this article, I hope you consider opening your mind to the fact that everything is not always as it seems *Cue the Wizards of Waverly Place theme song.*

I am sure you have come across some scenarios in life where you just couldn’t explain something. Why did you experience déjà vu when you were loading laundry into your dryer? Does that mean that human beings have the capacity to predict the future, or have we just become so accustomed to the mundane aspects of our lives? How can I dream about someone who I haven’t seen in years and haven’t even thought about in the recent past? Is this the universe telling me to reach out? 

I have had my fair share of “supernatural” encounters. For example, I am convinced that I have seen my lost loved ones visit me in the form of other living things. My grandmother really loved rabbits, and she used to cut up pieces of carrots and microwave them to make them soft before feeding the rabbits in her backyard.

As I was driving away from the hospice after she passed, I saw rabbits hop across the road in the dead of night. Every important occasion in my life since then, whether it be a birthday, graduation, or anniversary, I saw rabbits. If that isn’t a sign of reincarnation, I don’t know what is! 

One thing that we must ask ourselves is why. Why are humans so conditioned to look for meaning in the mundane? In my opinion, people don’t just want to accept that something just happened. The belief that there are some other forces at play not only enables us to power through difficult times feeling like we are being guided or protected, but it helps us justify when bad things happen to good people. 

Plus, it gives us something interesting to talk about at the dinner table. Is Avril Lavigne dead? Are there really aliens in Area 51? Did the Queen order a hit on Princess Diana? Are there secret societies controlling our every move without us knowing? 

This article definitely consisted of plenty of questions. And that’s okay. A crucial part of life is asking questions and digging deeper for something greater. That’s what gives our life excitement, and it’s what gives our life meaning. 

I’m a believer in the fact that there’s always more to the story, several shades of grey in between the black and white. I hope that after reading this, you broaden your perspective to greater philosophical possibilities. What’s so bad about living a life inside your head? You may discover something fascinating. 

Riya is an Indian-Canadian writer from Richmond Hill, Ontario. She is in her first year in the teaching program at York University! Riya has been writing her entire life; she joined Her Campus to connect with others who have the same passion and share her ideas on topics including politics, lifestyle, and well-being. Her favourite thing about writing is that it can be approached and interpreted differently by each individual based on their own personal experiences. When she is not writing, she can be found watching movies, painting, volunteering in her community, or listening to music - she has song lyrics running through her head 24/7! Riya lives by the quote; “To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”