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Preceiving A World Beyond Our Three Dimension Awareness   3 comments

Multi-Dimentional World frame blogMulti-dimensional World — Image by kenne

My art has always been in response to visions.
Rather than confine my subject to representations of the outer worlds,
I include portrayals of the multi-dimensional imaginal realms
that pull us toward consciousness evolution.

— Alex Grey

The unconscious has no time.
There is no trouble about time in the unconscious.
Part of our psyche is not in time and not in space.
They are only an illusion, time and space,
and so in a certain part of our psyche time does not exist at all.

— Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Don’t Give Up The Power To Think!   7 comments

thought-iv-web“Thought” — Image by kenne

Don’t give up the power to think!

You may care not to admit it, but we all spend time thinking about our relationship to the universe, and all things that are connected. However, because of divergent forces inside each of us, we may spend time running from ourselves.

Some of the ways you are becoming focused on vicarious experiences, such as reading a mystery novel or playing computer games. We might also join a religion or political movement.

These acts involve little to no risk since there is little chance our connections with others becoming an objectification of who we really are. There is much evidence to show that running from self behavior is the result of an attitude managed by the dominant side of your brain.

You’re probably beginning to think, “. . . now we are going to get some of this right brain/left brain b— s—!” Don’t worry, no brain theory this time.

However, call it what you may (left brain/right brain; head/heart; male/female sides; yin/yang; intellect/intuition); we all have exhibited behavior based on attitudes of self associated with the “head” — analytical, systematic, logical, objective, or intellectual. In our culture, organized groups (institutions) reinforce this behavior. We are told how “smart” we are; how “orderly” we are; how “logical” we are. We are considered well-grounded — what better for group identity!

On the other hand, if our behavior is considered coming from the “heart” — impulsive, artistic, romantic, creative, daring or intuitive — our behavior is looked upon as being unrealistic, unreliable, unstable, and unfocused. “She’s not a responsible child, but she’s happy and a lot of fun,” people would say.

The point is that an enormous number of forces exist inside of us between the head and the heart, which are struggling for control self. These forces can cause you to take the path of least resistance — allowing one side to win over the other. For instance, the dominant side will choose between opposites in a two-dimensional relationship. One can represent harmony, the other conflict, the two primary forms of human interaction. Selecting between these two opposites results in zero communication and the desolation of self.

On the other hand, we can take the path least traveled — pushing the head and heart together, not allowing one side to win. The result of pushing harmony and conflict together is the creation of a third dimension, which represents autonomous and creative communication, among others, and the true development of self. By allowing one side to win over the other, we draw a line between “what you think” and the “power to think.” The power to think only exists in this third dimension.

kenne

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Left Brain, Right Brain Magic:

While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number “6” in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Why? It’s a mystery!

Get The Picture — Revisited   2 comments

tom-get-the-picture-sunset-blog II art framedThomas R. Turner — Image by kenne

get the picture

who . . .
you are
is who you become
who you become
is who you are

what . . .
you see
is what you experience
what you experience
is what you see

where . . .
you are
is where you exist
where you exist
is where you are

when . . .
you appreciate
is when you know
when you know
is when you appreciate

how . . .
you think
is how you believe
how you believe
is how you think

get . . .
the picture
you will dream
get the dream
you get the picture

. . . get the picture

kenne

Hiking In The Flow — Another Friday Hike In The Rain   1 comment

Sunset Trail HikeReturning to Marshall Gulch for cover — Images by kenne

This week’s hike was from the Sunset trailhead to Marshall Gulch, up to Marshall saddle and back to the Sunset trailhead. Because of heavy rain and unnerving lightning, we turned back before reaching the saddle. Since one of our cars was at the Marshall Gulch trailhead, all the drivers were taken back to the Sunset trailhead, returning to rescue the remaining wet hikers.

This is my fourth or fifth time hiking Sunset trail, which I prefer to call Sunrise, since the hikes are always in the morning, but I’ve never hiked the trail in the sun — it’s always been cloudy with at least a misty rain. Yesterday was the first time for the rain to be heavy on this hike.

It’s nice to get the much-needed rain on the mountains, only if we could get some of it in the valley. At least the rain on the mountains is flowing down to Sabino Canyon and the dam area — the latest report is that the Sonoran Desert Toads are breast-stroking and piggy-back riding around the pools croaking contentedly. There’s a 30 % chance of rain again today.

As with the mountain streams, hiking and life is all about the flow — “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”

“The fact that you were completely immersed in what you were doing, that the concentration was very high, that you knew what you had to do moment by moment, that you had very quick and precise feedback as to how well you were doing, and that you felt that your abilities were stretched but not overwhelmed by the opportunities for action. In other words, the challenges were in balance with the skills. And when those conditions were present, you began to forget all the things that bothered you in everyday life, forget the self as an entity separate from what was going on — you felt you were a part of something greater and you were just moving along with the logic of the activity.” — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

kenne

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Each Day Is But A Step In Our Journey   6 comments

“Out Along The Fall Trail” — Image by kenne

Davos (Switzerland) - The Brazilian writer Pau...

Davos (Switzerland) – The Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho during the World Economic Forum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Joy is sometimes a blessing

but it is most often a conquest.

Our magic moments help us to change

and send us off in search of our dreams.

Yes, we are going to suffer along the way,

we will have difficult times,

and we will experience many severe disappointments —

but all of these are transitory and leave no permanent mark.

And one day we will look back with pride

and faith at the journey we have taken.” 

Paulo Coelho, in By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

 

Capturing the Word — A Song of Silence   2 comments

Chris Duarte — Image by kenne

A Song of Silence

Music is
what enables you
in your work,
soothes you
when you rest
reminds you
of images past
of dreams yet fulfilled.

It is not the words,
nor the beat,
nor the instruments,
nor the relationships.
It is the rhythm
of the moments,
composed by
the silence between.

kenne

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