2011.05.16 07:00 - A New Friend in the Play As Being Circle

    The Guardian for this meeting was Bleu Oleander. The comments are by Bleu Oleander filling in for Eden ... waves hi to Eden :)


    Bleu Oleander: Hi Femtasia
    Femtasia Rexen: hello

    Bleu Oleander: is this your first time to Play as Being?
    Femtasia Rexen: yes :)
    Bleu Oleander: I'll give you a notecard about the group
    Femtasia Rexen: I spoke to someone earlier, a box shaped person *smile
    Femtasia Rexen: ah thank you
    Bleu Oleander: is it OK that we include your comments in our recorded log?
    Femtasia Rexen: yes its fine
    Bleu Oleander: wonderful, thank you so much
    Femtasia Rexen: if I make any, not quite sure what happens here, and was going to listen :)

    Bleu Oleander: sure that's fine
    Bleu Oleander: "The basic idea of "Play as Being" is very simple. Once every fifteen minutes, you take a 9-second break. During that time you relax, and you free up your attention."
    Bleu Oleander: In just a moment a bell will ring, and we'll pause for 90 seconds...

    Femtasia Rexen: understood
    Bleu Oleander: what do you like to experience in sl?
    Femtasia Rexen: well, mostly I enjoy the live music, discussion groups, but my passion is building
    Femtasia Rexen: not that im very good at it
    Bleu Oleander: oh mine too
    Bleu Oleander: have you been to the Ivory Tower?
    Femtasia Rexen: yes that place is very helpful, and also the college of scripting
    Femtasia Rexen: I have had a very good teacher
    Femtasia Rexen: Thorberg
    Femtasia Rexen: he is a member here
    Bleu Oleander: oh really?
    Bleu Oleander: I don't know him
    Femtasia Rexen: I dont think he has attended for awhile, probably my fault
    Bleu Oleander: does he hold classes?
    Femtasia Rexen: he used to
    Femtasia Rexen: we build homes together
    Bleu Oleander: oh lovely
    Femtasia Rexen: this time we are building a farm
    Bleu Oleander: fun!
    Femtasia Rexen: yes it is :)
    Bleu Oleander: do you do scripted animals too?
    Femtasia Rexen: well thats our next joint project
    Femtasia Rexen: we aim to learn scripting together
    Femtasia Rexen: Thor hasnt done that either
    Bleu Oleander: I would love to learn to script
    Femtasia Rexen: I have made very simple ones like opening doors
    Femtasia Rexen: made a trapdoor for the barn
    Bleu Oleander: even those pose some challenges to me :)
    Femtasia Rexen: didnt say it was easy *grins
    Bleu Oleander: haha

    Femtasia Rexen: I have read some of the sessions on a website
    Femtasia Rexen: and of course Thor told me quite a bit about this group
    Bleu Oleander: yes quite a few are logged
    Femtasia Rexen: so is there a theme to the discussions
    Bleu Oleander: we get together a few times a day to chat about the nature of reality, and everything else
    Bleu Oleander: But basically we stop for 9 seconds, just pause, and drop our associations and identifications that we carry with us most of the time, our baggage if you like, so that we can get a chance to see what we are behind that.
    Bleu Oleander: It's called Play as Being, because we can play with what it might be like to be, or to be Being.
    Femtasia Rexen: I am not going to pretend I understand as yet
    Femtasia Rexen: :)
    Bleu Oleander: that's a great way to be ... just be open
    Femtasia Rexen: so you try and clear your mind for a short time

    Bleu Oleander: just
    Bleu Oleander: yes, (sorry)
    Bleu Oleander: we sometimes then share our thoughts about the break experience
    Bleu Oleander: sometimes we focus on a specific thought for the breaks
    Femtasia Rexen: and what was planned for today
    Bleu Oleander: today is not a specific themed session
    Bleu Oleander: so if there is a topic you would like to discuss we can
    Femtasia Rexen: well at the moment its useful to discuss this group, for me
    Femtasia Rexen: but im happy to share some of your thoughts too
    Bleu Oleander: sure that's fine
    Bleu Oleander: each of the 4 daily sessions has a "guardian"
    Bleu Oleander: so there is always someone who is part of the group who is here
    Femtasia Rexen: that must be difficult to arrange sometimes
    Bleu Oleander: that's a very nice aspect of Play as Being
    Bleu Oleander: we have quite a few members who take a regular time slot
    Femtasia Rexen: how do I get in the group
    Bleu Oleander: I try to fill in for the regular guardians
    Bleu Oleander: one moment :)
    Bleu Oleander: sorry back
    Femtasia Rexen: no problem
    Bleu Oleander: have two big dogs who grab my attention :)
    Femtasia Rexen: haha
    Bleu Oleander: you can just start participating and if you feel you would like to become a guardian let us know
    Femtasia Rexen: ah so I dont have to be in the group to take part, thank you
    Bleu Oleander: it's good to see the community for a little while
    Bleu Oleander: everyone is welcome to be part of the group
    Femtasia Rexen: I didnt know if you sent out reminders for the sessions starting , that is all
    Bleu Oleander: the regular sessions have no reminders
    Bleu Oleander: sometimes a special session is called and then there may be a notice on the board by the entrance here
    Bleu Oleander: the wiki also has info
    Femtasia Rexen: yes must remember to check the website
    Femtasia Rexen: thank you
    Bleu Oleander: thank you!
    Bleu Oleander: we also have special projects for the guardians
    Femtasia Rexen: Im hoping Thor and I can come to the sessions when he is back home
    Bleu Oleander: there is an ongoing art project called Art of Being
    Femtasia Rexen: I wonder if Thorberg is still a guardian
    Femtasia Rexen: oh yes I looked at that
    Femtasia Rexen: love the 'alone' one

    Bleu Oleander: there is a dome on the property here where we display our art
    Bleu Oleander: I don't see Thor's name listed as guardian ... perhaps it's been a long while?
    Femtasia Rexen: Im sure it has
    Femtasia Rexen: I have known him for 3 years
    Bleu Oleander: you both might enjoy getting involved
    Bleu Oleander: we are trying to start a building session
    Femtasia Rexen: hes away at present so I have had more time to explore sl
    Bleu Oleander: perhaps you both could help there
    Femtasia Rexen: I am sure we will be happy to help as we can
    Femtasia Rexen: our problem is the time factor, i am in england, thor is in america
    Bleu Oleander: ah, what part of america?
    Femtasia Rexen: SF
    Bleu Oleander: nice, i'm in AZ
    Femtasia Rexen: I am hoping to visit thor , but we have both been very busy
    Femtasia Rexen: ive never been to the states
    Bleu Oleander: we also hold RL retreats at various places around the world
    Femtasia Rexen: oh I didnt know about that
    Bleu Oleander: have been doing them 4x a year
    Femtasia Rexen: are there any in england
    Bleu Oleander: http://wiki.playasbeing.org/Retreats
    Femtasia Rexen: looking now
    Bleu Oleander: perhaps Ireland in Dec is closest
    Bleu Oleander: SF next april would be great for you :)
    Bleu Oleander: the group is multi-layered
    Bleu Oleander: many different aspects to get involved with
    Bleu Oleander: oh hi druth
    Femtasia Rexen: back now
    Bleu Oleander: sorry didn't see you come
    Femtasia Rexen: the retreats sound wonderful
    Bleu Oleander: yes!
    Femtasia Rexen: hello druth
    druth Vlodovic: hi
    Bleu Oleander: brb .... coffee refill :)
    Femtasia Rexen: ok
    Femtasia Rexen: where are you from druth, I am from england
    druth Vlodovic: Canada
    druth Vlodovic: my family is from wales
    Femtasia Rexen: oh my son is living in south wales
    Bleu Oleander: (back)
    druth Vlodovic: sheepland!
    Femtasia Rexen: haha
    druth Vlodovic: lol, that's what I remember of it, haven't been there since I was 14
    Femtasia Rexen: I dont think it has changed very much then
    Femtasia Rexen: how long have you both been in this group
    Bleu Oleander: hmmm
    Bleu Oleander: about a year plus for me
    druth Vlodovic: depends on what you mean by "in" I suppose
    druth Vlodovic: how long have you known about it?
    Femtasia Rexen: attending
    Bleu Oleander: I started as a member of Kira

    Bleu Oleander: kira.org
    Femtasia Rexen: I will visit that website too later thank you
    druth Vlodovic: they have meetings next door
    Bleu Oleander: interesting workshops
    Femtasia Rexen: I had a good look around earlier
    Bleu Oleander: I found Play as Being from there
    Femtasia Rexen: very nice sim
    Bleu Oleander: the guardians all have a plot on the sim
    Bleu Oleander: to build out as they wish
    Bleu Oleander: so creates a nice community feel
    druth Vlodovic: hehe, "the guardians all have a plot on the sim" sounds sinister
    druth Vlodovic: poor sim
    Femtasia Rexen: oh but i think that is a good idea
    Bleu Oleander: haha
    Femtasia Rexen: oh excuse me telelphone.. afk
    Bleu Oleander: small piece of land
    druth Vlodovic: I wonder about the origin of the word "plot", it sounds like something wet hitting the ground
    Bleu Oleander: yes, does sound like plop
    Femtasia Rexen: im sorry i have to go thank you for your warm welcome see you soon
    Bleu Oleander: hope to see you soon Femtasia :)
    druth Vlodovic: have fun fem, hope to see you again
    Bleu Oleander: I must be going as well
    Bleu Oleander: nice to see you druth
    druth Vlodovic: 'k, have fun bleu
    Bleu Oleander: have fun in sl and rl today :)

    druth Vlodovic: :).

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