Sunday, December 3, 2017

Time

TIME

Mobius Strip (NOT Linear)

PRESENT.                                 

We experience the present moment as the point in time between this moment and the last moment, or today and tomorrow, or the past and the future. But what does it FEEL like? Our minds have been structured to perceive time as linear. Time is not "real," it is a construction, just as our ability to perceive the physical world is a mental construct where our minds translate the vibrational experience of perceiving a pattern of atomic particles as a cat, or a black and white being eating dinner.


What if....

Time is not linear? Imagine that time is a Mobius Strip. One side of the strip is time going from this moment back and the other side is time going from this moment forward. The point in the middle is always the present, where the Mobius Strip twists into a figure 8, or an infinity sign.



At this moment, your only perception of the past is your memory, including your memory of everything you have been told by someone else. Your only perceptions of the future are in your imagination.

In navigating the current moment we effortlessly weave our current perception of past and future together, view the options before us through this ever shifting perceptual lens and act. As we move to take action, our options are shaped by everyone and everything also influencing the manifestation of this moment. Together, we manifest a world, which we then proceed to understand through our limited lens.  It feels a bit like driving blindfolded, a lot of uncomfortable crashing into all the things you didn't see.

But what if there is an easier way? We actually have innate capacities to navigate the present moment. Many of these gifts cannot be perceived through our overly narrow perceptions of what is possible. This is necessary and unavoidable. If we are confronted by circumstances or ways of seeing we cannot yet integrate, our first duty is to feel safe. We need to gradually build scaffolding that will support us as we climb to ever expanding vistas. Just as our understanding of how to build very tall buildings has grown to the point that most of us can't imagine how all those buildings stand up normally, much less how they can survive hurricanes, earthquakes and wear and tear over time, human beings have developed sophisticated, yet profoundly simple ways to live in the wholeness without drowning.

It is a bit like swimming....you have to surrender and trust that you are held....

The essence of each of us is Divine. That means we are inextricably one with everything that is. The experience of this Oneness is Silence, Stillness, no thoughts, just Presence. Moving from here is effortless, a sense of being moved or carried.  But, like swimming, it takes practice to achieve mastery, the point where you can be "swum," where your body and mind know what balance feels like and everything in you aligns automatically with what feels right. After mastering the music, the Music masters you.








Friday, December 1, 2017

Blessings Abound



In April, 2013, I died and went Home, or so I thought. I was convinced Time had ended; humanity had learned enough to be able to live Heaven on Earth. Everything that always mattered to me was weaving together in a radiant whole. The years of fascination with literature and art, science and mysticism, family and business made sense. Dualities were collapsing, integrating, nothing was "other.' Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Shamanism, together with Art and Science were all attempts to understand a seamless whole. In essence they supported and enriched each other, sustained by an Imaginal realm that fed all of them. Human creativity and curiosity had questioned, experimented and expanded until the unity became obvious. the love was overwhelming.....

So overwhelming that I ended up on antipsychotic drugs in the County Mental Health facility kissing people's hands and calling them Beloved. I came out of it smelling strongly like a corpse, but I was still here, positive that the world as we knew it was ending in a glorious transition to a life of love and beauty.

Apparently, the transition was less obvious to everyone else....
this is a picture of me with my Grandson Anders. It is now October, 2017..



It has been over four years but I am back in present time. It has been an amazing journey. I felt caught between eternity and time but the two have melded now. Past, present and future are no longer linear, but an undulating Mobius strip that is NOW. A bit disorienting, but it is beginning to make sense....

Today I am overwhelmed with gratitude, feeling profoundly blessed. I have always been blessed but I didn't always know it. I have the odd sensation of having lived backwards. My entire life has been guided by profound love, as if my Awake self was coaching me every step of the way, assisted by Angels disguised as family, friends, co-workers, clients and neighbors. I have the sense that we are all here playing out the last acts of a Divine play, part actor, part Angel, playing a script we are not yet conscious of. Some of us play the Good Guy, some the Bad, as the Whole transcends the polarities that have sharpened our Consciousness until it is possible to live in peace and prosperity on this beautiful planet.....