Zoe drew a sketch: We have the "Earth" peppered with "people" on your left view representing "Normal Reality." There is a bridge connecting Earth to the "Beyond," multiple dimensions of "Non Physical Reality" on your right. People on Earth may be more grounded (rooted in reality) or not (out there: dreamers, mystics, writers, artists, musicians and many others). Some people can co exist in several dimensions at once, in a harmonic balanced blend.
"It's fun up there!"
"Where are you in the spectrum of present on Earth or in the Beyond?" Zoe asked.
Without hesitation I replied, "I'm way out there right now." For a short while, recently, I actually felt more rooted to Earth, more in the moment, more spontaneous, yet less creative, restless for the missing 'me.' I started drifting out again...."
Questioning a friend, "Where do you feel you fit in to the broad spectrum of physical and non-physical reality or a blend of each?"
"I'm possibly present."
"I like that!"
** Face Forward:
Wander and Wonder:
How might I feel then? Am I more willing to experience activities and new adventures?
More social, let go and relax more, less drive to achieve, less OCD, more flexible
Less controlling, less agitated.
Link more ideas and data together, active and dynamic learning.
Feel more like a team player, part of group activity, a feeling of belonging.
However: far less motivated~ more of a drifting carefree attitude, more enjoyment of life, food music, etc.
Creative inspiration, strong feelings to paint or write
Motivational drive to achieve
Increased OCD and edgy drive, "my stuff my way~"
Some areas of daily life and tasks may actually be more organized in this mindset, usually in short bursts.
* Shirley MacLaine speaks of "Multidimensional Identity" part of which can be non physical childhood friends. I certainly have them in the forms of animals! The many incoming images feed my desire to draw and paint animals....and more.
Meditation is "really hard" being an overachiever, Shirley also commented.
Sitting still, when we can, nourishes and energizes every dimension of our physical and non physical selves.
*** Future Forward
From the Stars We Came~
Possibly Present in Every Way
Possibly Present in Every Way
Fully Present, "The Cat is Fully Present at all Times"
Wander and Ponder, Chessie walks her timeline
* Shirley MacLaine, actress, author, spiritual teacher, visionary, and dancer. Multiple books, movies, and documentaries help us understand ourselves and explore new pathways of thinking and acting. Quotes from Oprah Winfrey's interview with Shirley 2015, OWN Super Soul Sunday
Radical Face, Ben Cooper: Roots, Branches, Leaves, and new EP
SunMoonnEclippse.com. Tune in for visual relaxation and energy, a cyclical EP, repeats the loop of music.
chopracentermeditation Deepak Chopra, M.D., online meditation programs, free and for purchase, Deepak and Oprah 21 Day Meditation Experiences and more
Tai Chi and Qigong Moving Meditation
Dr. Paul Lam, taichiforhealthinstitute.org Programs for all ages and ability levels
Dr Yang, Jwing-ming, WMAA.com
Giam instruction for all levels
Peggy Cappy, Yoga for all ages, various programs
Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor
Art work and photos published with permission:
Earth and Beyond, sketch by Zoe
"It's fun up there!" photo by Jule
** Face Forward, drawing by Zoe
*** Zoe Meditating, painting by Ivy