Printed in the Conscious Creation Journal
June-July 2000, Issue 12
Bend That Mind! Stretch That Imagination!
by Mia Pokorny
YES, it’s this time of the year again: “Get the ultimate bikini body before summer!” and other frightening slogans like that are screaming from literally every magazine in the store where I do my grocery shopping. The publishing business is a tough world and for the CC Journal to stay attractive in the face of its fierce competition, it now features its own workout plan: THERE IS NO SPOON.
THERE IS NO SPOON lends its name from the famous saying of a little boy in the movie “The Matrix”:
DO NOT TRY AND BEND THE SPOON,
ONLY TRY TO REALIZE THE TRUTH.
THERE IS NO SPOON.
THEN YOU WILL SEE,
THAT IT IS NOT THE SPOON THAT BENDS,
IT IS ONLY YOURSELF.
On the CC list we have the famous Confusious who has always a practical pearl of wisdom to drop, I am sure he would agree to the following:
“If there is no spoon, there are no calories.”
Are you waiting for the serious part of this column? OK, here it comes (and thank you for your patience!):
“CEASE TRYING TO WORK EVERYTHING OUT WITH YOUR MINDS, IT WILL GET YOU NOWHERE. LIVE BY INTUITION AND INSPIRATION AND LET YOUR WHOLE WORLD BE A REVELATION. ”
Somebody posted that on the CC list today (I can’t remember who posted it nor who originally said it, sorry).
As Seth likes to point out, it’s not either only our minds nor only our intuition & inspiration, it’s their cooperation that forms the miraculous unity of the psyche.
I guess it lies in our human nature to take things apart and learn that way rather than looking at the whole and draw conclusions from it. There have been two popular theories circling around about mind & intuition.
Number one: Conscious-reasoning-mind-above-all. In this context, the conscious mind is considered the only valid source, disregarding intuitive hunches, inspiration, precognitive or clairvoyant information and labeling them as “nonsense.” In other words, this theory believes one could only rely on stimuli coming from the outside physical world.
Number two: Inner-self-and-emotional-being-above-all. This theory’s emphasis is on “inside input only,” considering the intellect and conscious mind as inferior to the inner “unconscious” portions of being, advocating that all the answers are hidden from view.
I believe truth cannot be found in extremes; truth can be perceived when we move up one level, so to speak, and look at the whole (ONE) picture. What do we see in this particular case?
First of all, we see that there is no difference between inside and outside. The outside continues the inside continues the outside continues the inside continues the outside etc. – it’s like in one of these Escher pictures. If within and without is the same, then why can’t one stay in one extreme and experience “the whole”? Maybe one could, because either pole carries the seed/blueprint for the other. However, it seems to me that in this physical focus, our currently chosen playground, extremes do not usually reveal “the whole” to us.
Secondly, we discover that one side (mind) feeds the other side (intuition) which in return feeds the mind and so on. Imagination and feeling follow our beliefs which are reinforced by our imagination and feeling. So, it all starts with one belief and goes from there, spiraling. This holds true for ANY belief (“good” or “bad”) for from our exalted point of view we do not look with judgement, we just LOOK.
Let’s get back to the idea that either pole carries the seed for the other. Seth says that, “If you are focusing upon ideas of poverty, illness or lack, for example, your conscious mind also holds latently concepts of health, vigor and abundance. ” So, not to worry, everything (including yourself) is always whole, whether you perceive it to be so or not! And, “good” or “bad” carries the same energetic potential. The question raised here is: “Do you want to continue to work hard to have your insights or would you rather like to have some fun and a more graceful style in doing so?”. If you carry and pamper the core belief of “no pain – no gain” then it’s certainly wise to continue living in extremes, for there you will have plenty of opportunities to experience exactly that: hard work. If you, on the other hand, are sort of tired or simply bored by this, I invite you to join me in our first CC WORKOUT [well, did you really think you would gain anything by NOT WORKING??? ;o)].
Close your eyes. With your eyes shut, look up and down, left and right, extend your eye muscles, be aware of how that feels and if there are places you don’t want to look. Let your breath flow while you are doing this. Open your eyes and look to your upper left corner and diagonally down to your lower right corner, then upper right and lower left, look straight ahead. Stretch out one hand in front of you, index finger pointing up, with the other hand cover one eye. Let the uncovered eye look at your outstretched finger for a while, then cover it and look with the other eye. Switch back and forth. What happens? Does your index finger seem to jump back and forth while you are switching eyes? Relax your arms and close your eyes. Now let’s explore another way of seeing, using our so-called third eye which is located between the eyebrows. Simply focus your attention at it, if it’s difficult for you to do so, you might want to touch it. What can you see now? Pictures? Colors? Nothing? If you have a flashlight handy, you might want to switch it on and hold it to your third eye. What is happening now? Be playful, don’t expect anything and let yourself perceive everything. When you’ve had enough of this, open your eyes and be aware of how your vision is now. Do you notice any changes?
I like to call the third eye also “the ONE eye”. Looking at it in terms of numerology, “3” symbolizes the evolution of two polarities (1 and 2) that are raised to a new place (height!) where they can coexist without losing their original qualities. Our thinking moves from “either/or” to “and”, in other words, from “separation” to “oneness”.
This brings us right back to the beginning of this article and I would like to rephrase the quote: “CEASE TRYING TO WORK EVERYTHING OUT WITH YOUR MINDS ONLY. INCORPORATE INTUITION, INSPIRATION AND IMAGINATION AND LET YOUR WHOLE WORLD BE A REVELATION.”
I hope you enjoyed our little workout but we are not quite done yet. Always remember to cool down after exercising. You don’t want to experience a sore mind or imagination tomorrow, right? I suggest as a cool down you go to the FICTION section of this journal and read a great story there, or, if you want a quick cool down, go to POETRY.
(c)2000, Mia Pokorny, including graphics. Published in the June-July 2000 issue of the online Conscious Creation Journal. http://www.consciouscreation.com Feel free to copy this article for personal use – please include this copyright notice.
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