How to Burst your Bubble!  (Are you living in a bubble of the Present?)

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Time is a funny concept; after all, that is what it is.  Quantum physicists such as Brian Greene have declared time to be a grand illusion.  As a cultural anthropologist familiar with ‘Indian Time’ from living and working in Native communities I know this to be true.  The Hopi concept of “manifesting” from a subjective, non-physical realm of thought—of bringing into manifestation that which is positive, as Benjamin Whorf aimed to describe in the 1940’s—is quite different from the English language coded notion of time as a linear progression of objectified “minutes” or other imaginary time frames  ‘getting later.’

Living in the Present conceived of as a distinct moment of a linear flow of Time keeps you in a bubble.  The Past is always experienced as prior to this moment of active awareness, the Future is ever elusive,  ahead of where you are; both Past and Future are but illusions then, from your sense-based bubble location in Time.

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Being in the Now, having your mindful awareness wheresoever you choose to place your focus, embraces experience as an undifferentiated flow of consciousness. Your clear memory is Now; your current sense-perceptions are Now; that which is latent or potentially yet to be and can be realized from Here is also Now; see?

Lodged within the temporal-bubble concept of Time, you may believe you are where you are at today because of decisions and actions from your past and that future conditions are determined by your past and current choices.  From your viewpoint within this Bubble of the Present, your current life conditions may feel inevitable; so it can seem very difficult to change momentum in a major way to pursue goals that feel ever elusive.

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Shifting your perspective to that of Being in the NOW can help you Burst the Bubble of your current life predicament.  You can creatively envision any NOW you choose to imagine, and in so doing you can perceive and construct a pathway to manifest that Now of your imagining.

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Imagine your Life Dream fulfilled. Where are you Now (in this desirable future scenario)? Where are you living, how did you get Here? What habits can you change and what choices can you make today and in the near foreseeable future that will alter the course of your Life Path to realize your deepest ambitions? 

Choose one of these activities or new behaviors to implement, Now!

I welcome YOUR Comments and Stories.

Crossing the Threshold… Better Endings as a Bridge to Parallel Worlds?

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 Artwork by Cougar Sangria, Resident of Second Life

This sublime picture by Cougar Sangria appears in her blog, classiccougarstyle.com. She has graciously allowed me to reproduce the artwork here.  Much of Cougar Sangria’s art shown on her blog refers to pathways to or to residence at an other-dimensional paradise (which may also be at an earthly location she has established). Cougar relates this beautiful haven for wisdom and retreat to Shangri-La, depicted in James Hilton’s Lost Horizon and often today associated in Tibetan Buddhist circles with the fabled city of Shambala.

The re-visioning of personal decisions we are focusing on this week to flex our creative imagination functions like Cougar’s bridge to a parallel world or to an “altiverse,” in science fiction terms.  Many contemporary quantum physics books–including Michio Kaku’s Parallel Worlds and Brian Greene’s The Elegant Universe (also several of his TV mini-series segments on that topic)–present the idea that for every possible decision option we COULD make, there may in fact be a parallel universe wherein that option actually plays itself out.

The idea of parallel dimensional lives suggests that our power to decide is an immensely important faculty! We are wending our own Life Path with every choice we make; this means we have tremendous opportunities at every crossroads, at every turn.

Whatever your beliefs might be about “free will” or “destiny”, certainly we each have the capacity to create the “better endings” we desire to manifest in our lives, although no one is saying that is easy. When we reflect upon our past choices and their alternative possible outcomes, we can learn from the life lessons associated with each possibility.  Our decision to act on the basis of our highest consideration is a means by which to Cross the Threshold to our next vista of opportunity for learning and experience.

How have you dealt with significant transitions in your life? Are there patterns? Would you change anything at all if faced with not the same but similar choices today? What future transitions do you anticipate (e.g. a move, a career shift, a relationship development, retirement)? How can you approach a future transition as a bridge to fully realize the life of your dreams?