Look past what you "see" and you will "see" me.
This statement is really the core of our belief. We found ourselves feeling as though we were seeing God so thinly veiled. All the ego, pretense, ideas and expectations had been stripped away from Grandma as though she was pure soul. I watched a youtube video of Maryanne Williamson recently talking about a group of scientists and doctors that had been working to study the brain and Alzheimer's. What it was that they discovered was that the brain kind of "dumps" everything it no longer feels is necessary to live. Maybe what that is is "ego" the part of us that keeps us tied to the material world and that of time and accomplishments. Tied to the idea of "who we are" and "who we want the world to see us as".... this epiphany, they concluded, may be called "wisdom". They felt it was possibly a form of evolving into something much greater.
This was so fascinating to hear...because we would rather view Alzheimer's as a tragedy instead of maybe....clarity. So often we would tell grandma that she saw things that we can't see. Maybe we are the ones with limited sight. She saw the world differently then we did, who is to say if it was better or worse. What we could tell though is that a lot of it was magical. She had no understanding of time, but really what is time? In the words of Albert Einstein;
"Since there exists in this four dimensional structure (space-time) no longer any sections which represent "now" objectively, the concepts of happening and becoming are indeed not completely suspended, but yet complicated. It appears therefore more natural to think of physical reality as a four dimensional existence, instead of, as hitherto, the evolution of a three dimensional existence."
"....for us physicists believe the separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one."
So who are we to argue with Einstein? Could it be possible that Alzheimer's experiencers are just that ... maybe they are more closely "experiencing" Einstein's theories of Time.