If a Tree Falls by Sharon Mendenhall

Printed in the Conscious Creation Journal
June 2001

If a Tree Falls
by Sharon Mendenhall

Introduction to this uniquely flavored material: When I was seventeen, I read the book “1984,” and I knew that something would happen in 1984 that would change my life. And it did!  A book in the library fell off the shelf and hit me on the head, so I checked it out. Since then Seth not only has spoke to me, he has yelled, loudly.  Something about “You Create Your Own Reality, so get a clue, Jack!”

Fifteen years later, when I was just about able to convince Seth my name wasn’t Jack, here comes Elias to hit me on the head with a big hammer. I’m still in the process of getting a clue, but I had to do it my way. Put it in my own words, so Elias would put that damn hammer down. The result was some type of outlandish diary. A diary about me and my jumbled up concepts. I have no other excuse. If I did, I would definitely use it.

I created a reality entitled, “Diary of a Goddess.” It started out just a little at a time, just some random thoughts that I spontaneously committed to electronic paper. But then mysteriously, the chapters started to link together, and some 350 pages later I began to wonder what to do with all this stuff. Some of it is funny, DAMN funny.  (Oh my, Spiritual Humor! I always thought that was an oxymoron.)

I’m just a hitchhiker travelin’ through the universe and lookin’ for a good time, as we all are. The diary has been just plain fun for me, and I hope it will be for you also. If either Seth or Elias start hitting you over the head with a hammer, well, I had nutin’ to do wif’ it. You’re on your own.

Reader, beware!

Sharon Mendenhall

The Cosmic Motion Picture Company presents

If a Tree Falls…

If a tree falls, in the forest,

and no one is there to hear it,

does it make sound?

If there is no one there to perceive it,

then the forest does not exist.

For a forest cannot exist,

independent of someone’s perception.

Nothing, no thing exists outside.

Everything, every thing, is created from within

If a tree falls, in the forest,

and two people are there to hear it,

does it make the same sound?

If there are two people to perceive it,

each perceives it in their own way.

For different forests exist,

independent perceptions for each.

Nothing, no thing exists outside.

Everything, every thing, is created from within

Which is the right forest,

and which is the wrong forest?

There is no perception of the forest,

that can be wrong.

There is nothing, no thing to compare it to.

For the forest only exists in someone’s perception,

and everyone’s perception of the forest is correct.

If a tree falls in your forest,

do as you prefer.

It is your forest,

to perceive any way you wish.

There are no rules.

There is no reason to compare,

or be concerned about another’s perception.

Only you, and your perceptions exist for you.


(Sound of one hand clapping.)

©2001, Sharon Mendenhall.  Printed in the Conscious Creation Journal.  http://www.consciouscreation.com (Feel free to duplicate this article for personal use – please include this copyright notice and the URL.)

Sharon Mendenhall has been a lover, a fighter, a bareback movie scriptwriter, and much more. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is no excuse, and has three children, which is also no excuse. She is a published writer, having written one story, in one book that was published. But you will find her name in italic print if you turn to page 23 of “Expect Miracles” by Mary Ellen. They even spelled it correctly….

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