I’ve just seen Tim Curry in Rocky Horror for the first time, and spent days basking in the companionship of the Gnostic, Kabbalistic, Hermetic esoteric message. I too remember doing the time warp into this rocky horror science fiction show for the thrills! And just recently, after years of wanting to return to the Trans-sexual, I saw blue skies through my tears, and decided I might actually like to stay. If you experienced this transmission from the movie too, let’s talk!
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When we perceive truths beyond our own preferred belief systems we do more than simply show strength of character. When we are able to change perspectives we witness multiple sides of Experience. Greater experience means greater knowledge and understanding. Rather than resisting perspectives we disagree with, as we reconcile multiple truths we ascend to ever greater states beyond fear or weakness.
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Do you think you know what it takes to reduce conflict, or to replace conflict with cooperation?
While you may think you know what you know, if you recently felt frustrated about someone’s behavior, left a community group or ended a romantic relationship, argued with a family member or colleague, or thought someone was “being a pain in the a**”, then your experience shows that you may NOT have mastery here.
You may not know what you DON’T know, or have not yet embodied, in effective, competent, powerful habits of conflict resolution. Even the partisan split in our country is a testament that, in our country, we are not embodying these skills.
Transforming conflict to cooperation takes more than I-statements and a willingness to boldly confront each other. It only takes one round of, “I think you’re being a jerk,” or “I think you’re just trying to control everything,” to turn I-statements and “respectful confrontation” into a resentful divide.
How do we address issues in ways that result in sincere cooperation instead of conflict?
Most of us are trained that, when we are frustrated, scared or experiencing pain, we should look to see what is causing our dis-ease and do whatever it takes to stop the offending party from perpetrating the offense again. We’re trained to diagnose the perpetrator. Why is he or she the villain they are?
Finding the source of a problem is useful to help fix it.
However, when we finger-point, blame, label and diagnose why people do what they do, the result is conflict and divisiveness. People get defensive, or return the finger-pointing. Frustration, resentment and distrust escalate.
Or worse, instead of being WITH each other and coming to win-win outcomes, we often choose “the law of two feet” and just go somewhere else.
How can we have both WIT-ness and WITH-ness? How can we both objectively see issues with equanimity and also find win-win resolutions that support us staying WITH each other?
Here are 5 ways you can replace frustration, drama, conflict, opposition and divisiveness to easy, drama-free, win-win solutions:
1. Discuss facts, not conclusions. Conclusions, diagnoses, assessments and labels provoke debate. “He’s just controlling,” “No he’s not.” To help get the experience you want, focus only on the facts, “He didn’t do what he said he’d do.” Here is another example: “You’re being uncooperative,” “No I’m not!” Instead, name just the facts, “I noticed you arrived at 8:10am instead of 8am.” Here’s another example: “She’s being vindictive,” Maybe, maybe not. Try instead, “She voted ‘no’ after saying she would vote ‘yes’.” What actually happened? What did you physically see or hear? Stay with that, and then go on to numbers 2 and 3.
2. Focus on what you most deeply value; don’t talk about the other person or what they should be or do. Instead of, “Stop arguing with me,” try, “I want more cooperation between us than this.” Instead of, “He’s testing me,” try, “What I really want is more support around the house.” Instead of, “You should stop complaining and get a job,” try, “I want confidence you will get what you need.” What is the benevolent core value underneath your thinking? What does your heart most yearn for, for yourself? Name it.
3. Make an action-request, right now, that would feed what you most deeply want, right now. Instead of, “Stop arguing with me,” ask for something that CAN be done right now. “I really want confidence I’m heard, could you please take two breaths after I speak?” or “I want to trust my point is received, could you tell me what you value about what I said before you respond to it?” Instead of, “He’s trying to test me,” try, “I really ache for more support around the house, could you help me fold clothes for 10 minutes right now?” Instead of, “You complain all the time,” try, “Could you tell me what you would prefer instead?”
4. Understand and reflect core values before responding or trying to fix anything. If cooperation isn’t happening, odds are the other person is not getting the felt-sense that you’re on the same page with them. Can you name 3 of the other person’s innocent, benevolent core values? Can you actually feel the benevolence and innocence behind their behavior? If not, go back and reflect the other person’s heart until you really feel it. “If you got your way, is it that you hope it would protect your family?” “Is it that you’re worried and want your own space?” “Are you upset because you want care for your concerns?” What beautiful core value is most deeply motivating them right now?
5. Reach to get your core values reflected and felt before trying to fix anything. Can the other person accurately name 3 of the core values behind what you said? Do you have the felt-sense that they experience the benevolent innocence of your values right now? If not, go back and ask them to reflect your heart until you feel them open to your concerns. “Before we try to solve this, I want hope that we’re on the same page. Could you please tell me what I want that you think is worthwhile?” Or, “I want confidence that you’re holding my concerns equally. Could you tell me 3 things you hear I care most about?” Remember to stick with core values, not the strategies to fulfill those values!
When we’re in debate, conflict, argument or opposition to each other, we inadvertently reach to protect ourselves and fortify our position. In our emotional charge, we drift into our thoughts, beliefs, and assessments of other, trying to find the right path to fix the problem. The problem is, these habits aren’t very effective.
Instead, when we simplify conversation to just the facts, core values, do-able requests, and a mutual felt-sense of the true value in each other’s benevolent concerns we increase the likelihood of connection, compassionate cooperation and win-win resolutions. When we walk together toward a mutual point of joy, I call this, “Procession”. Walking together is as much about heart and heart-connection as it is about intelligent insight and awareness.
Who are you in conflict with, quietly or not-so-quietly? What core value would you like to experience more of? What can be done in 10 minutes that would feed that core value?
Where can your embodiment of these skills bring greater cooperation and less conflict?
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Quoted article – fantastic way to open conversation about “subtle field energies”.
— CLIP —
How the First and Second Attention Work
Copyright © 2008 Antero Alli
What we pay attention to informs the content of our minds; how we pay
attention informs the quality of that content. Two types of attention will be
addressed here to demonstrate these ideas. The first attention is that
awareness linked to language, thinking and the automatic assignment of labels and meaning; referred to hereafter as “first attention”. The second attention is not linked to language, thinking and/or meaning but to presence, energy, phenomena. The first attention looks but cannot see; the second attention only sees. Most people know the feeling of being looked at, as if on display; far fewer know the feeling of being truly seen. Or of seeing. Both first and second attentions are important and necessary for differing reasons.
The underlying purpose of the first attention is survival; to figure out
how to stay alive.
The underlying purpose of the second attention is creativity, of directly
engaging the autonomous forces of creation. These two attentions can
function separately and/or together at differing degrees and consequences. Left alone, the first attention fixates awareness on survival issues — such as security, status, analysis and problem solving, social needs — with minimal
access to the “post-survival” luminosities of rapture, clairvoyance, telepathy, and the various powers of dreaming.
The first attention expresses a function of physical sight and intellect;
the second attention conveys a function of the energetic body and intuition
with biological correlation in the Central Nervous System. The sense of
sight (first attention) is linked to insight (second attention) by way of
stimulation of the light-sensitive, serotonin-rich pineal gland via the optic
nerve. This stimulation occurs naturally during the onset of sleep,
resulting in the hypnogogic state of shifting imagery that bridges waking and
dreaming states. Though both attentions are linked, their mutual interaction
remains for the most part latent and rarely made conscious during daytime
waking hours. Developing meaningful interactions between both attentions
expresses a function of the power of dreaming (more on the power of dreaming in Part Six).
The first attention is stable and stabilizes awareness; the second
attention is unstable and destabilizes awareness. First attention stability is
maintained by the pursuit and attainment of certainty with such certitudes as
fixed beliefs, ideas, preconceptions, assumptions and dogmas. The unstable
second attention is maintained by permitting more uncertainty, residing in
silence and being unknown to yourself. The first attention closes the mind
as a cocoon; second attention opens the mind as a butterfly taking flight.
The mutual regulation of both attentions dilate and/or narrow the mind
according to each person’s anxiety threshold, of how much uncertainty can be
permitted before static nervous energy contracts and closes the mind.
A message is the ordering of a signal.
Both attentions can be strengthened through different types of
concentration. First attention concentrates by fixating on an idea, image or concept; second attention concentrates by merging with the energy. First attention creates a picture and assigns a story, message or meaning to it. The second attention attunes to the signal, frequency or vibration of the energy before its organization into a message. A message is the ordering of a signal. Second attention gets the signal, first attention organizes it into a message.
This process already happens by itself, unconsciously without our control,
and it happens at the speed of light. The second attention absorbs
luminosity and is light sensitive; the first attention translates energy (light)
with pattern recognition and is form-sensitive. The second attention acts
like a radar dish receiving raw signals from outer space and the first
attention is like the computer program that outputs incoming signals as readable data.
The first attention can act as an anchor to the second attention, as the
second attention can act as a catalyst or shock to the first attention. The
first attention anchors the second attention when we can learn to find
words, images and ideas that best serve the authenticity and truth of the
signal. The second attention shocks the first attention as we can learn to
permit enough uncertainty to experience the unknown firsthand. If the second
attention fails to anchor itself in the first attention, its absorption of
luminosity can overwhelm the individual ego; all lit up with nowhere to go.
Not unlike an overheated electrical wire without a ground, the forces of
creation are engaged but sputter, disperse and fail to manifest in time and
space. If the first attention consistently avoids the shock of uncertainty and
unknowns, the thinking processes can rigidify, grow brittle and turn
dogmatic and paranoid. Both types of attention need each other; both are
necessary to increase the power of dreaming.
In much of the educational systems of western civilization, the first
attention has gained powerful a priori status which has regretfully inflated
its sense of importance. This inflation has resulted in a kind of mental
tyranny over the body/psyche by the mechanism of over-thinking. This compulsion further complicates itself by nonstop, dualistic comparisons and associations of this image with that, or that system with this one, etc. etc. Over-thinking turns any psyche into a tool for an inflated, arrogant intellect until that psyche begins using the intellect as a tool; something becomes a tool when it can be put down after its use.
The first attention can be called “the knowing mind”, as the second
attention can be called “the not knowing, or unknowing, mind”. Our public
education systems have sanctioned over-thinking by assigning the highest grades and status to what can be proven, justified and known. We are not assigned high grades for not knowing. However, without the cultivation of the second attention — the unknowing mind — the psyche remains severely limited and tyrannized by the agendas of the mundane survival-oriented first attention. Claustrophobia sets in as the first attention dominates the psyche with its compulsive data and proof gathering habits, filling up more and more inner space with the cluttered detritus of random information.
Without an active second attention, the intellect’s insatiable appetite
for proofs and certitudes continue to mask deeper, unmet survival needs for
more security, status and territory. If basic survival problems remain
unsolved, the first attention can begin thinking in absolute terms as a
misguided and unconscious attempt to alleviate the underlying survival anxiety. This can manifest as a fixation with trying to make sense of everything, nonstop rationalizations, and trying to solve problems created by the very mechanistic mindset trying to solve them. This type of mental looping expresses first attention out of control. The mad, mad reign of King Monkey Mind can be overthrown by shifting the focus towards the second attention.
The second attention can be cultivated by relaxing the search for meaning.
This can be experienced by relaxing the tendency to project and/or assume
meaning onto whatever is perceived, in lieu of direct perception of the
phenomena. This can also occur by dropping labels through an agreement to
experience the world without naming what you are experiencing. Infants and very young children see this way most of the time. This begins a process of flexing a once active perceptual muscle before it weakened and/or atrophied.
The education of the first and second attentions turns into wisdom when
both awarenesses can work together. To review, the first attention is
attached to day-today survival concerns, solving everyday mundane problems, and making sense of things by automatically assigning labels and meaning to experience. The second attention is linked to presence, energy and phenomena, allowing direct engagement with the autonomous forces of creation, the archetypes governing existence. As these two attentions recognize each other and find ways to interact and work together, an important bridge can be built between their worlds.
from STATE OF EMERGENCE, Part 5
a paratheatre manifesto by Antero Alli
About the Author
Antero Alli is an underground filmmaker and director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch who maintains a private astrological practice in his spare time. He is the author of Angel Tech, Angel Tech Talk, A Modern Shaman’s Guide to a Pregnant Universe (with Christopher S. Hyatt), The Akashic Record Player, Astrologik, The Vertical Oracle, and Towards an Archeology of the Soul.
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This post aspires to be a transmission – as best as i can render one – of the experience that’s more and more a part of my daily life. Generally this kind of experience arises only as I consciously evoke it, but the awareness of it emerges in me many times a day.
It’s one thing to consider states of consciousness. My experience, however, is another.
Dear friend Ken Wilber does the most brilliant job I’ve seen yet of putting states of consciousness into words –
– gross-body – most obvious in the awake state – awareness of people, places and things around me. Awareness of the tangible realm. Perceiving myself as separate.
– subtle-body – most obvious in the dream state – awareness of intangible things like my mind’s eye’s images and my emotions, the ‘energy’ of other people, places and things, the ‘field’ of energy that connects us, the tendrils of heart strings we can choose to extend to others (or not), the Shamanic cords we can choose to disconnect when a relationship is no longer; the felt-sense. Perceiving the realm of we-space (between me and all things) as an energy exchange.
– causal-body – most obvious to us in the deep sleep state – Integral Theory students first talk about cultivating this consciousness by cultivating awareness of The Witness; i (as personality, lower-case “I”), i learn to cultivate greater objectivity – an awareness of myself, my thoughts, my emotions, people, places, things and actions as they all arise within a field that is separate from a greater Me-ness; this awareness is the awareness that remains when i am no longer confined by the perception of my personality. They call it Big Mind, Big Heart. This place is a peaceful place, a quiet place of deep joy, deep infinite resourcefulness, of infinite equanimity. Perception as Stillness. Stillness as Perception.
Students later talk about cultivating experience of the causal-body as something even beyond that – an Is-ness. A formless such-ness. As This Awareness, I see Self, mySelf, no longer as that personality, but as One-with-everything, while at the same time I can be aware of the aspect of me by my name this lifetime that is my personality. I see that bodymind both as part of Me, as My creation, and also see that I am that, only not only that. I am he and I am she and I am Creator and I am the created. And I see that all Is. For me as a personality, my state experiences of this are beyond any kind of bliss or Big Love or equanimity – It Just Is. And as there is nothing to push against here, there is no fear. All Just Is. And I am clear that It All Is Exactly As It Was Meant To Be. And so too, Creation Is – Exactly As It Was Intended. And so am i, the personality, both chosen to be as i am, and exactly as i was intended in each moment. Perception of perception; perception of All As All, as Creation created by Me All as Creator.
As the personality of Gail Taylor, i find it hard to put words to that experience of Is-ness.
I could tell you that one day I experienced my left hand as the entirety of the universe. With the ring finger and thumb connected It Was the feminine principle. With the two forefingers together, extended, It Was the masculine principle, and with the form of it It Was All Form. I can’t explain it really, I can just tell you that that was absolutely clear, obvious and evident to me.
I could tell you that one day I experienced being made love to by the Universe, as if little butterflies of the very energy of creation were in Divine Communion with every cell of my body and my being…and from behind my closed eyes I saw both a stillness of infinite nothingness, and also saw a small point of radiant blue light. I can tell you that for 3 days after that experience my limbs tingled and I felt connected with all beings, all the time. That blue light I saw – I learned years later they call this the Blue Pearl. I can’t tell you why my limbs tingled for three days.
I could tell you that I routinely experience an exchange of essential (fem/masc. essences – essence-ial) subtle-body energies that push my personality open beyond my daily contractions of fear, into a space of liquid openness and peace. I can tell you that my heart yearns routinely for this, for this energy penetration that opens me beyond where I can open myself.
I can tell you all of those things, but what’s even harder for me to express in words, is this:
When invited to experience each of these distinctly, as an exercise, one at a time, in a linear fashion, I don’t. That’s not how it shows up for me.
Instead I experience them all arising simultaneously, with only my attention drifting from one level to the next, from one moment to the next, as I wish.
During a class Monday this last week This Emerged through me again.
Even describing it fails. Words don’t cut it, because writing words means writing sentences means telling one thing at a time, means linear expression that defies the very experience of experiencing many things all at once!
But I’m going to attempt expression anyway.
Imagine a circle. Now imagine this circle like breath – expanding, then contracting, like the iris of an eye. Sometimes the iris suddenly collapses in on itself, shrinking to a little pea, sometimes it gently expands open, not with effort, but like a soap bubble opening to it’s greatest inherent opening capacity.
I call this “the Iris”. And when I experience this, I know the center of the iris to be my personality. I know a second circle around my bodymind to be the subtle field of my personality first opening, floating open to its greatest opening right now, then with a word or a glance re-contracts in on itself, then fluctuating opening, closing, closing more, opening again.
Now imagine this iris not as just these two circles but as a set of several concentric circles. At the center I Know my personality and my subtle field. At the third concentric level out from the center I Know My Witness. This circle contracts and expands less quickly, less actively, but there are moments My Witness is more caught in my personality, and moments My Witness is less caught up in my personality.
Now imagine a fourth layer on our concentric circles. At the outer-most layer there is Everything, and such a Divine Stillness.
When I see the Iris, I don’t see one circle at a time. I see many. I don’t see first my personality then my subtle body sense then my Witness then my Causal awareness. I see them all. At the same time, each with its own rhythm of opening and contracting (or not), each with its own perspective.
Of course I don’t “see” these circles – I just feel them. I know them.
They don’t just live for me as circles.
During class when I tried to bring words to this experience, I also, at the same time, saw them as lines. Four parallel lines, like fingers. Four perspectives, all operating simultaneously, all arising in parallel to each other.
– I as me the personality of (my name)
– I as him, as her, as plants breathing in my breath and me breathing in theirs, feeling their power strengthen mine, me as the felt sense of the interconnecting tendrils and the subtle field
– I as The Witness, witnessing little me, witnessing the planet, witnessing all people and bugs and clouds and space
– I as Isness, formlessness. It Just Is. And It Is Good.
I could shift my attention between them to focus on any one, but even as I shifted my perspective to one or to the other, each time, I felt all four. I didn’t lose my sense of the others as my focus shifted, if anything, in shifting my focus my sense of all four in concurrent operation also heightened.
These Concentric Iris Circles, these Four Parallel Lines, this multiplicity of perspective from which i can shift my attention to one or another more or less greatly in any moment, but experiencing them all arising at the same time, this is the experience in class on Monday that i had a hard time putting words to – until one word surfaced organically –
Feeling them arise, simultaneously. Feeling my observation of them, from four observation points, arising simultaneously.
My personality perspective AND the pool of energy – oh it rippled when he moved or when she shifted AND me as them, them as Faces of Me AND me as the Witness of my personality, witnessing experience, witnessing this and that arising AND me as Isness, as Play As The Manifest Realm, me as All-ness, as Creator and The Created.
And as each of these perspectives lives and breathes, they inform me (the personality). They all speak with a different voice, they each have a different flavor of information.
And I enjoy the guidance.
So why am I writing this?
I’m writing this to counter my personality habit of separating myself, telling myself, “They don’t experience it the way I experience it,” and shyly hiding in my solitude.
I’m writing this to exercise my capacity to Transmit; to be a conduit of Transmission. How would I be capable of Transmission? Is there such a thing? Am I able to convey experiencing from my own experience into the experience of another – just in the telling?
And finally I’m writing this in hopes of conveying that Transmission.
Would love to hear back. Houston, are we reaching?
All of that, and this too,
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So since my 2-week meditation the end of Dec, lots has been going on.
Grady says I should post it. So I’m going to.
Here’s the first of a triad of experiences blowing my mind.
1/2/08 – The Sandbox
i was angry, so i called eric to do something with it. i’m sick of how my greek genetics and firey temper can interfere with my desires to cultivate collaboration and connection around me…
it started out we were looking at different members of my “inner community” – the part of me that is frustrated (wanting things to grow, wanting my own integrity as a strategy for hope about that)….- the part of me that’s angry (impatient, frustrated, wanting to be met, wanting more ease)…
here are the abbreviated notes – i’ll call this entry ‘the sandbox’ entry
the servant, the educator, the phenomenon
– the phenomenon -people not paying attention, or not keeping up with me
– the educator – “you should know better than to get irritated about it”
– the servant, who IS irritated:
“there’s no room for anything else”
“get out of my way”
“i’m willing to resort to force
if it means getting them out of my way”
“sometimes they need a bat upside the head to get out of my way”
very seriously committed to being the vehicle she’s meant to be
very committed to fulfilling her purpose
very tenaciously driven to be the vehicle she’s meant to be
rigidity – no room for anything else
even compassion for humanity pales in comparison to
demand, attachment, rigidity
(when a part wants sthing to go away – don’t give empathy to the part you want to disappear — give empathy to the part that WANTS it to disappear)
– it shouldn’t be there, it’s not helping anything
commitment to spiritual integrity, loving kindness w/others
an even higher commitment to spiritual integrity
than the commitment to being the vehicle
rigidity and attachment here
commitment to spiritual integrity – “commitment” means to be
an opening but it’s not, it’s closure. it’s a ‘no’ to all
instead of spiritual integrity being a thing of joy and play
it’s been a thing of tension and feeling troubled
the problem to stay ‘on track’ about
tension releasing in my neck and jaw
the reason it’s a problem is b/c
i’m scared of not fulfilling my imperative
holy huge – really really scared of not fulfilling my imperative
dealt with that scared by applying force – discipline
really scared of not fulfilling my imperative
“can’t let that happen again” (as if something transcending this lifetime is driving me)
terrified and upset and resistent
can’t do that again
imperative / demand
can’t do that again
disappointed / nauseous grief
disgusted / horrified / sad for what i’ve done before
grief / remorse / sadness
(now doing healing work)
‘can’t do that again’ isn’t so rigid anymore, no longer a strategy,
now it’s just a pure expression of pain / grief
so want to do it right
Then suddenly I heard a voice
my eyebrows release
“there IS NO getting it right, here.”
“what makes you think you’re supposed to be able to get it right, here?”
laughing now – the humor of trying to get it
right, in a realm that expressly was not
meant for that.
like trying to get pink paint out of black
you can try as hard as you want,
but you aint’ getting any pink outta that.
but the sincerity of trying is cute
kinda cute and endearing and ..silly…
“btw, who told you you have to paint in pink?
no one said you have to do that.
paint in black. it’s ok. that’s what you have.”
con artists, gun holders
paint in black. it’s what you have.
(things i would have considered out of spiritual integrity)
eric: sounds like you still have a goal for spiritual integrity
but you now also have acceptance for how things are
paint in black
there’s no getting it right here. this place wasn’t MADE for that.
remembering that this is BY DESIGN
remembering that this is what’s meant to be at the moment
spiritual integrity – do it right part –
you’re saying my ‘trying to get it right’ is an ILLUSION???
what are you saying??
do you know how many lifetimes i’ve pained for not doing it right?
i picked up this belief that there was a ‘right way’ i ‘should’ do it
and you’re telling me i made that up and it’s not true?
i hear it, i get it, but i have a lot of habits around it.
makes it hard for me to even grok
it flies in the face of what i’ve believed for so long
but it RESONATES
(this place wasn’t made for that)
this place was made for EXPERIENCING. not for getting it right.
this is a SANDBOX
it’s meant to be PLAY
you don’t see kids getting all turbulent over an
imperfect sandcastle – it was meant to be play
tentative mischief rising – well if i don’t have to get it right, there’s
a lot of fun i could have.
a lot of fun i could have in the sandbox when i’m not
all bent about trying to make the perfect
what if someone doesn’t hear again? (not paying attention)
well i’m not going to get bent b/c sand on my castle isn’t in place
i’ll try try to move it again
partially don’t trust me now tho b/c of my habits
getting REALLY really really serious about the castle
kids get REALLY SERIOUS about making sandcastles
its’ a creative act
it’s an act of self-expression
(now i have compassion for WHY i get so
serious about it)
(gives me hope for my sense of humor about me / my work
instead of taking myself so seriously.
yes, the creative act / self-expression is precious
but it’s just a sand castle. i can go to another box.
or build something else.
just watch – where i buy into the demand / illusion of the sand castles
notice where – out of a desire for creativity / self-expression,
i inadvertently slide into demand energy
paint in black. you’re not MEANT to get it right here.
this place wasn’t built for that. it’s by design.
have fun in the Experiencing.
“If all you have is black paint, go with it! Paint in black.”
(click here for part 2)