Wednesday, February 24, 2010
New Operating System - Principle #10
10. I am living in many dimensions at once; the appearance of being trapped in time and space is an illusion: Today I will experience myself beyond limitations. I will set time aside to be present with myself in silence. As I breathe I will see my being spreading outward in all directions. As I settle into my own inner silence, any image that comes to mind will be asked to join my being.
This last day of this series has prompted me to review the previous principles, which prompted the following thought:
#2. The people in my life reflect aspects of myself. Friday is the opening day of my first art gallery show and I now find that none of my friends will be able to attend. I'm feeling disconnected and alone; no one will be there to witness this milestone in my life. There are really good reasons, of course; everyone is either out of town or lives too far away. But it is a wake-up call; how does this reflect aspects of myself? How am I not available to myself? How am I not witnessing my own life? Or maybe the question is how am I not being available for my friends? How am I not witnessing their lives? Ouch. I am the rolling stone that rolled away from all my friends and family.
What would it mean to combine that new awareness with the experience of myself being beyond limitations? If time and space are an illusion, how could I experience this milestone moment surrounded by my friends and family? That question just shifted the way I feel ... it opened up the feeling of being a creator, it makes me think that maybe I don't have to be trapped in time and space. I'm starting to think about creating a short video of this event and invite people to come along with me virtually. Stay tuned.
About the image: This beautiful illusion is from a Chinese restaurant in Mountain Home, Arkansas.