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Wonder

I just finished watching one of my all time favorite movies, Contact, for the I-don’t-know-how-manyth time. And as is usually the case with movies of that sort of scope, I once again got something new from it.

What is it that moves Ellie’s consciousness from her little interdimensional capsule into the simulation on the beach, where she has her contact with the being from Vega? Do you recall?

Beauty. And the wonder and awe in response to it.

She can see through the wall of the capsule, and what she is shown is something she first describes in her recorder as a celestial event. She is overcome by it’s beauty, and as the tears come she breathlessly utters “No words. I have no words. It’s poetry. They should have sent a poet.”

Whether she physically leaves the capsule, or has a lucid out of body experience, what follows is a profound an beautiful interaction with a being from another world. From whom she gains insight into herself, her species, and the evolutionary process of it all.

Ah, science fiction. There is so much wisdom here. Gratitude. Wonder. Awe. These are the emotions that move us into new states of being. The neurochemistry of such events is well documented.

So it’s simple, really. Take in the beauty around you. Get out into Nature. Slow down between the ears, and it’s everywhere. Surrender to your experience, and it will call out to you. Love yourself completely, and your heart will overflow with it.

That is my experience. May it be yours, friend.

Oh, and if you haven’t seen Contact in awhile, or ever….

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Our Survival?

There was a time when man thought the Earth to be the center of all he could see in the sky. The Sun and Moon were revolving around the Earth, or so he perceived. Until he gained a new vantage point.

As I look at man’s collective relationship with this Earth we live on, and the beings we share it with, it seems we need a new vantage point. One where our survival isn’t the end all be all.

When you look at your children, is your survival more important than theirs? Of course not. Love drops us down, out of our conditioned survival mind and into something far more expansive. Something more joyful, more fulfilling. Despite what our programming may have us feeling, there is far more peace in not needing to survive than there is in all the protection the world could offer.

Not only that, there is more joy in such freedom. More creativity, and with that, new ideas. Solutions. Loving ones.

It seems to me that from this space we could feed the hungry among us. And without the cruelty to animals we demonstrate now. From that place sharing the world’s resources as a global human family just feels good. And easy. Because from that place, from the deepest parts of our presence here, we are all here together. Connected by the gratitude of simply being.

There’s surviving, and there’s living. Which are you experiencing?

More thoughts on this, and one way of getting there, in the video below. It’s a bit longer, (16 minutes) than what I usually post. I trust you’ll find it worth the time.

In love,

wow, I look a bit crazy here