“Perched on a lonely outcrop of rock, she surveyed the expansive landscape stretching out before her. Quieting her mind, she absorbed the scent of fresh spring grass, and listened to the “Grrrzzzk” of passerby crickets as they hopped from their tiny rose-bush landing pads. There was a serene sense of warmth and connection in this setting. She wanted nothing more than the warmth of sun on her face and the idyllic sense of peace beating within her core. Reclining outstretched upon the grass beneath her, with clouds swirling overhead, she succumbed to the first vespers of sleep. As the first filmy vestiges unwrapped themselves from her mind, she logged a film-reel movie of images — two hands holding, a mountain range blushing amongst pale clouds, heather scented hills, a river valley made for walking, the soft whispers of voices as they whirled about fallen leaves. These images of waking consciouness made her realise that she lives, as we all live, in multi-dimensions. We are Timeless.”
As a child, I could Imagine anything. My parents would and could afford to give me all of the little gifts and do-dads I requested as a child (within reason), but they fell short on such dreamy requests as, “Mommy, could I please have an Elephant?”, or ponderances of, “What if I could be a Princess for a day?” Thus, it became my job, as a tiny child, to procure a Universe of Possibilities. One lazy summer day, while foraging for goodies in a very old log barn on my parent’s property, I encountered a box full of reams of colourful velvet. Velvet! Can you imagine the delight in my face as I wrapped the most luxurious indigo cape around my shoulders and walked about my stately court, surveying the various creatures and botanicals in my domain? I was in love with this fabric and thought myself the luckiest girl alive to have found such a treasure. Such treasures have included strangely shaped pieces of driftwood, shells, books, vintage articles and various stones. Now that I am much older and wiser (although I was probably a little too wise for my velvet breeches back then!), I have also added another special treasure to my realm…
Friends are treasures. Friends are gifts. I have a few very special people in my life (and some of you may be reading this now) whom I consider to be near and dear to the bright green chakra of my heart (online friends included). The interlude preceding this little vignette is my way of grounding to the essence of the Eternal Present – that Now Moment that makes my heart sing with Gratitude for the beauty that abounds in my life. I miss people, love people, yearn for people. But, I also feel frustrations, boredom and debilitating doubt from time to time too. Thus, it becomes extremely important for me to tap into that Soul Self and re-centre that person who believes in Possibilities. As Deepak Chopra once said (during a seminar) – “We live in multi-dimensions all at one time.” One dimension is the here and now, another dimension is the dream state, another dimension is the state of Alpha meditation and so on. The great Dreaming, the Possibility keeps me grounded to connectedness, even in moments where I feel as though I am tethered to a helium balloon. Oh, and the Friends? They keep the Dreaming in motion. Synchronicity in it’s simplest form occurs in those Awake moments…and my Friends have opened my eyes to this.
So, friends. Know that I love you. Know that I Treasure you and need you in my life.
Know too, from time to time, when I dip into the Yin existence of sleepy thought and subconsciousness…that I will see and meet you there amongst those filmy images. I am never far away…and I exist in one form or another behind that transparent veil of Ether.