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Sunday, November 11, 2007

New Spiritual Wind

Every so-many years or so, I receive what I call a New Spiritual Wind, which is like a vaporous awareness that sweeps over my being.  I can't pinpoint anything in terms of timing or any kind of action that I've taken in the physical world that would trigger such an event, although such may exist beyond my waking awareness.  To best describe the feeling, it's as though some kind of "knowing" has been activated deep within my being, yet said knowing is incomplete at the time of its arrival.  For example, I will notice a shift in my awareness and during such time, words and images will begin to (often flood) my mind, compelling me to seek out what something inside of me is trying to articulate.  Often the results are immediate and I am off reading or researching about a particular topic.  Sometimes these searches and the subsequent reading can take weeks or months.

What is interesting about this particular event at this time is its arrival on November 11th.  Although I am aware of the significance of the eleven/eleven date in terms of its acknowledgment in some circles as power numbers, that's not what is interesting to me at this time.  What is interesting is that I came across some old journals and in doing so, noticed that that the arrivals of the last two "spiritual winds" for me were on November 10th and 12th in previous years.  Perhaps it's just a coincidence, but having found those journals over this past summer and having made a mental note of the times, the fact that I've awoken on this 11:11 day with a whole new set of direction to pursue in my quest to understand more about myself is in itself interesting to me.  As far as the date itself is concerned, it's purely coincidence from my point of view, however, I have noticed that November seems to be a good month for me in terms of consciousness expansion.

The essence of what I received this time came about via a dream hangover, which is a self explanatory term I use for myself when I feel a certain pull associated with the information that I'm receiving that tends to (in my mind) point to my dreaming reality (while sleeping).  The message that I received this time was roughly the following... "Return.  We're here.  Raise your vibration.  Remember."  I've just ordered several books and some cds based on what I found earlier today online.  We'll see where this goes.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me... It's My First

It's birthday season. Not only in real life (which we'll ignore here - completely), but more importantly, in (my) Second Life. I just turned one. Given that fact, I thought it would be a good time to settle my blog in a new home, and continue to blur the line between me, myself & I. If you've not ventured into the Metaverse known as Second Life, you might have a hard time trying to understand why anyone would care about such a thing... a virtual birthday.  I've decided to close down my old blog, which was a collection of my comedic writings, short stories and computer tips, and start a new blog that focuses on the magic and wonder of virtual worlds. 

So what does that mean to me? It means that for a solid year now, I've been living more than half of my life inside an alternate reality. That's not necessarily anything new. Friends in real life know that one of my signature sayings for years has been, "create your own reality." I believe that we ultimately create the circumstances in our lives with our minds, both good and bad. That said, I am forever trying to master said creation through mental visualization and meditation. My progress? Uh.... I'm working on it.

One of the things that has drawn me to and kept me close to Second Life is the element of magic that flows through the world like so much water. Most of the people that have spent some time becoming acquainted with the virtual world will tell you that "there was just something magical about it." It's true. It's also ironic that there are so many references to dream worlds and dream lands. One of the first things that struck me when I joined was this magic. It was as if, on some level, I had the feeling that I had come home, only I'd come home to a world that as far as I knew, didn't (ever) and doesn't presently exist.

There is an amazing parallel between Second Life and the world in which I dream in real life. At times, it's almost creepy. Creepy in an inescapable sort of deja-vu kind of way. "I know what to expect. I've been here before." That sort of thing. As an entertainment-craved, easily bored experience junkie, for something to hold my direct attention for so long - it says something about the quality of the experience. There's nothing like it. It's hard to explain to someone who hasn't experienced it. I can't wait to see how it will develop over the next 5-7 years. The potential is off the charts. Give me my full set of body sensors and my 3D holodeck for the living room - now!