Someone recently brought this specific xkcd comic strip to my attention, so if you want to see what happens when Pong and the Matrix collide, click here – LOL.
[tags]artificial intelligence, ai, pong, matrix[/tags]
I grew up going to Catholic mass every Sunday. I mostly just went through the motions and it never really ‘stuck’, but apparently some of the symbols have stayed with me from those early days. For example, in learning more about the ways my intuition attempts to communicate with my conscious mind I’ve found that I apparently use the symbol of a cross to mean a death. It’s not something I consciously decided on, it just became evident that that’s what the symbol was trying to say. I usually get just a flash of a cross when I’m laying down to go to sleep or just getting up in the morning, only semi-awake. And the cross looks very different, depending on the situation.
The first time it came clear that it was a message I saw multiple crosses on a hillside in a particular pattern, and then discovered that the Shuttle Columbia had blown up. When I saw a photo of the crew online, each person was in the same position that the individual crosses had been. I once saw a plain cross with a bright glow behind it when my favorite great aunt died. I even saw a little cross made of twigs and stuck in the grass and discovered a small lizard had died on our back porch.
A few days ago I saw another cross. It was gold and rather elaborate. I tuned in to see who it might apply to, but everyone in my immediate circle of friends and family seemed fine. So I just set it aside and forgot about it for a few days. Today I learned that my friend’s grandmother had died a few days ago. I’d actually never met her, but I’d heard about her and an elaborate gold cross seemed to fit her quite well. And actually, I’d forgotten about the gold cross until I’d heard from my friend.
I’m curious about what other symbols my inner self is using and how I’ll become more consciously aware of them!
[tags]psychic, symbols, cross, death, intuition, metaphysical[/tags]
Here’s a little story, just happened today actually, that shows how helpful (and important) it can be to make sure we are listening to our inner guidance and acting on those impulses/intuitions!
I was walking out to run the well pump, which is located around a hill from our house. It had rained recently, and when I got to the path that went through a small gully the dirt still looked quite muddy and there were fresh cow plops on the path that I also didn’t want to step in or slide on. I looked at the path a moment more and then decided that the smart thing to do would be to walk AROUND the gully. It was a little bit longer walk, but on grassy and level ground.
When I got to the end of the gully, a few hundred feet away, I heard a great crashing in the trees and undergrowth on the hill. I turned around quickly and a big, black, wild boar was charging out of the bushes, across the road, and down through the gully… right where I might have been had I taken that muddy path. The boar disappeared into the distance and I quickly lost sight of it from my vantage point above the gully.
Now, it would have probably been more scared of me than I was of it, but I had NO interest in that or seeing up close how big its tusks were – LOL!
[tags]consciousness, intuition, impulses, metaphysics, guidance[/tags]
Whitley Strieber, whom many of you know as the author of Communion and many other books, has relayed a story of some fascinating events that took place recently. As the subject line of this post indicates, it involves many altered states and perceptions, probable realities and selves, and much more. I’ve experienced some things similar to what he’s described, although not usually all in one night! Anyway, it’s a fantastic read, and I’m sure many of you will find elements of his story familiar to your own experiences. You can read the entire tale by clicking here. Enjoy!
[tags]whitley strieber, metaphysics, new age, consciousness, altered states, dreams[/tags]
I was browsing through the Gradius & Ragon material and re-read a metaphor that I have an impulse to post here. It was a good reminder to me and maybe it’ll strike you in an interesting way as well:
“Becoming conscious simply means becoming aware of your thoughts and choosing the thoughts you will entertain. Another way to look at this is the same way you look at drawing a picture. You choose the materials you will use, the colors, different materials, the markers, pencils etc. Sometimes the drawing appears. You draw the lines and wait to see what you get. Making choices as you go. Sometimes you choose a subject first and attempt a rendering of that subject. Either way you are drawing. One is more full of surprises than the other. One is more predictable. The predictable work may seem to be more difficult to accomplish, precisely because you have preconceived ideas about the nature of its being. Ideally, you can choose the subject intuitively and then allow the drawing to emerge by following impulses which flow naturally one to the other. In this way you remove the rational mind from the process as director. It becomes the observer. It’s quite an easeful and simple process, and yet achieving it can sometimes seem difficult. It’s not the individual lines that make up the picture but the over all effect of all the lines.”
[tags]reality creation, conscious creation, drawing, new age, metaphysics, law of attraction[/tags]