June 16, 2010

A phrase to make your day

Posted in Spirit at 1:31 AM by moxiemuse

Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.

~African Saying


June 6, 2010

Are you searching for an alternate universe, too?

Posted in Philosophy, Spirit at 6:54 PM by moxiemuse

Moonlight window of an alternate universe

“Reality is considered a leading cause of stress for those who choose to be in touch with it – a silent form of crowd control believed to be thought up by our space chums. But it just too confining and I needed to let go of something – so decided that reality was going to be optional.” –Lily Tomlin

Reality has to be agreed upon – it cannot hold us from imagined lives unless we collude with the myth that there are no other choices –agreeing with others that this is as good as it gets.

This is where my oft-used byline comes in: Embrace the world in your own genuine style.

If a genuine style means not accepting “reality” for reality, then embrace it, I say. “Reality” is just how you perceive what is going on around you, shaped by years of conditioning. Change the conditioning, change the perception. The changes will occur not from the mental realm but in the heart space. Start there.

I’ve been having issues with my eyes now for some time, trying different drops and ointments to ease the pain of dry eyes. It dawned on me that on some level, I was choosing to keep my eyes closed when I woke up every day; almost like wanting to stay in a dream state so that I wouldn’t have to “see” certain things. Without the assistance of the drops and ointment to keep my eyes hydrated during the night, my tear ducts dried so much so that upon waking, my eyelids were stuck to my pupils and opening my eyes was painful because cells off of my pupils were being torn off each morning.

If eyes are said to be the windows to one’s soul, then what were mine saying?

A distorted reality was being projected. Clearly (no pun intended), mine were reacting to the “reality” that is my life and they were not liking some aspects of what they saw. The opthamologist doesn’t have a cure for dry eyes, offering the drops and ointments as a panacea, which isn’t treating the problem at its core. The core, as I “see” it, is that I need to experience a new, healthier reality because the current one isn’t working. This is where realizing (making real) an alternate universe and embracing it in my own genuine style, needs to take front and center.  

Here’s to alternate universes for us all!