2011.06.03 06:00 - Time Session: File Cabinets & Interesting Inversions

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    Present for this week's Magic of Time session were Maxine, Pema, Bleu, Adams, and Eliza. We were a cozy bunch but had a marvelous conversation about this week's exploration of section 13.7 - 13.9 of: 13. Awareness , from Exploring the Magic of Time. Eliza posted this session.


    Pema Pera: Hi Maxine and Eliza!
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Pema, Hi Maxine !
    Maxine Walden: hi, Pema, eliza.
    Maxine Walden: Just reading the reports, lovely ones!
    Pema Pera: yes!
    Maxine Walden: Sorry I did not post one. Offer no excuses :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Oh, I should check for those that came in 'last minute'!
    Pema Pera: /me's one :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Daunting exploration ?
    Maxine Walden: But, Pema, I have often had that feeling of falling into the universe, (or out of it). Or falling into the stars. It is a strange experience
    Pema Pera: oh thank you, Eliza!!
    Eliza Madrigal: No worries, yw
    Pema Pera: can you say more, Maxine?

    Maxine Walden: maybe the relinquishing of familiar boundaries, which is part of what I read in all the reports

    Pema Pera: ah, yes!
    Pema Pera: we normally live in just one perspective
    Pema Pera: variations on one theme
    Maxine Walden: yes, agree
    Pema Pera: and as soon as we try other perspectives, things open up
    Maxine Walden: open up and we can feel scared, as if the familiar boundaries give way...and ...
    Eliza Madrigal nods
    Maxine Walden: we may fall ...
    Pema Pera: yes, and then there comes slowing down and appreciation (quoting Eliza :-)
    Pema Pera: hi Bleu!
    Maxine Walden: right
    Bleu Oleander: hi everyone :)
    Maxine Walden: hi, bleu
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Bleu :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :) the feeling was losing grip, starting to scramble a bit, and yet letting go somehow... then slowness...
    Maxine Walden: sweet picture, Bleu in your report
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: yes really giggled at your report Bleu :)
    Pema Pera: yes, indeed, Bleu!
    Bleu Oleander: had fun with my "future" Bleu
    Pema Pera: and yes, the slowing down is an interesting reaction to uneasiness or fear -- normally we speed up, to get out of an uncomfortable situation
    Maxine Walden: yes, Eliza, that was lovely to read
    Eliza Madrigal: I enjoyed the exploration a lot, really want to continue it
    Bleu Oleander: yes I enjoyed it as well
    Pema Pera: and how interesting, that you thought about a future you looking back at you, while you were a child!
    Maxine Walden: Sheepish, as I did not do a report this week, I agree, these explorations are really wonderful
    Eliza Madrigal: it seemed remarkable to remember that, so clear :) I will probably write more about that for myself
    Pema Pera: haha, we all get off the hook sometimes, Maxine!
    Eliza Madrigal: yes missed your report this week Maxine but time may have had other plans for you? :)
    Pema Pera: I think that children do all kind of neat things, but we probably remember very little of it since it doesn't fit in very well with later frameworks
    Maxine Walden: Yes, I just got caught up in time's swirl and 'ran out of time' to settle and do the excercise and report. My lapse entirely.
    Maxine Walden: It is fascinating to me how memory shifts and changes about the same events, which suggests to me that our lens of memory as it were shifts with the moment
    Maxine Walden: So our memories may tell us more about our 'now' experience than our 'then' experience


    Eliza Madrigal: maybe also children are still in touch with the wonderment of feeling dwarfed in the 'big universe'? humbly questioning... which your report provoked too, Pema...
    Pema Pera: yes, I think for children each moment may be new . . .

    Bleu Oleander: still feeling dwarfed in the big universe

    Pema Pera: :-)
    Maxine Walden: me too, bleu :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :) appreciation
    Pema Pera: Hi Adams!
    Maxine Walden: hi, Adams
    Bleu Oleander: hi Adams :)
    Adams Rubble: Wow, small group
    Maxine Walden: small but persistent?
    Adams Rubble: Hello Bleu, maxine, Pema and Eliza :)

    Pema Pera: yes, perhaps the exploration was too scary? :-)

    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Adams :)
    Adams Rubble: I loved this exercise
    Pema Pera: we just talked about being dwarved by the universe
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Pema Pera: I enjoyed the way you interwove SL and RL, Adams, in your report!
    Adams Rubble: loved Bleu's picture
    Bleu Oleander: ty Adams :))
    Pema Pera: and I also liked Adams' bottom line: "Do I need to be this busy?" . . . .
    Adams Rubble: still working on that one. hehe
    Maxine Walden: yes!
    Bleu Oleander: can relate to that one
    Maxine Walden: I sometimes feel that 'busy' means 'fill the space'; a rather habitual thing
    Adams Rubble: my space seems to be overflowing :)
    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Bleu Oleander: busy to me means too many interesting things coming at me at once
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Maxine Walden: that I would like to alter, leaving more time and space for the 'new' and 'unknown'
    Adams Rubble: sounds like a good plan
    Maxine Walden: our interesting different 'takes' on 'busy'
    Maxine Walden: and sometimes for me the 'too busy' seems to relate to my wondering whether I can metabolize all the interesting things...
    Eliza Madrigal: this morning I was noticing light changes in a room and considered the way you talk about Kaleidoscopes, Maxine... all the patterns , stories evoking different responses perhaps, feelings of how time is passing, drawing us in or pushing us around :)

    Adams Rubble: Looking from the future really shines a light on what is important and what is less so

    Eliza Madrigal: usually one would think the opposite Adams? like, looking to the future one would want to change things now?
    Adams Rubble: i was reminded about what someone said "No one on their deathbed regrets not having spent more time in the office"
    Eliza Madrigal: :) they may not have asked everyone...hehe... imagine coming really close to some great 'solution'
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Pema Pera: :)
    Adams Rubble: yes, I could have reorganized that filing cabinet. hehe
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    Eliza Madrigal laughs
    Bleu Oleander: haha
    Eliza Madrigal: you were 'so close'
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Pema Pera: in some older cultures, you would be buried together with your filing cabinet
    Pema Pera: so perhaps you would like it to be in order then!
    Eliza Madrigal: hahah
    Adams Rubble laughs
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Adams Rubble thinks about being buried with 300,000 slides
    Pema Pera: hahahaha
    Bleu Oleander: hahaha
    Adams Rubble: have to find some use for them
    Pema Pera: earthquakes can do that for you in just a moment . . . .
    Bleu Oleander: sim crashes too


    Eliza Madrigal: I'm not sure I have left the exploration to be honest, am sort of 'thinking this way' still... like the room is full with different times and views, conversing
    Bleu Oleander: wb Maxine
    Adams Rubble: wb Maxine :)
    Eliza Madrigal: wb Maxine :)
    Pema Pera: where you inspecting your file cabinet, Maxine?
    Maxine Walden: thanks, I crashed bigtime!
    Maxine Walden: file cabinet, Pema?
    Pema Pera: yes, interesting Eliza, how some explorations can linger, continue . . . .
    Adams Rubble: I think that came up after you left maxine
    Maxine Walden: ah :)
    Pema Pera: (the filing cabinets we were talking about)
    Eliza Madrigal: :) 'almost sorted'
    Adams Rubble: hehe
    Adams Rubble: I'll give you the text
    Pema Pera: ((ah, I hadn't realized Maxine had made such a long sortie :-)

    Maxine Walden: :) I fell into the universe it seems

    Eliza Madrigal: haha
    Maxine Walden: thanks, Adams
    Pema Pera: out of one, into another, and back again .. . .
    Eliza Madrigal: there is a picture on this page (Samuo's guardian page) which makes me think of kaleidescopes and slides:
    Eliza Madrigal: http://wiki.playasbeing.org/Guardian_Pages/Guardians'_Contributions/oO0Oo/moving_inning

    Eliza Madrigal: patterns, spirals, sliding scales, flexibility... anyway, sorry if it is a distraction but somehow works with the exploration to me :)
    Pema Pera: yes, evocative
    Bleu Oleander: nice page .... had not been there before ... ty Eliza
    Pema Pera: somehow also Bleuesque :)
    Bleu Oleander: haha
    Eliza Madrigal: ah :) yes 'show'
    Pema Pera: (and besides: starting with lots of blue even!)
    Bleu Oleander: that's probably why I liked it :))
    Eliza Madrigal: Maybe we can do the exploration now a bit? think there is time? some variation?
    Pema Pera: sure!
    Pema Pera: we can each choose our own version perhaps?
    Eliza Madrigal: sure!


    Eliza Madrigal: :)
    Maxine Walden: :)
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Eliza Madrigal thinks of Corvi saying "pencils down"
    Pema Pera: hahaha
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Pema Pera: she would!
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Maxine Walden: (not quite sure what the exploration was supposed to be about, but did one, without pencils)
    Eliza Madrigal smiles. Your report may be most interesting then!

    Maxine Walden: :) found myself opening, allowing the fullness of an emotion, a deep sadness which a dear friend had just shared with me; allowing the fulness of the sadness to become my universe for a moment...and then opening beyond that

    Eliza Madrigal: beauitful Maxine, to be with them that way
    Pema Pera: thank you, Maxine!
    Pema Pera: it's so easy to skip the "going in" part before rushing on to the "going beyond" part (as I know from experience!)
    Maxine Walden: yes
    Maxine Walden: the going in may carry pain, at least for me
    Pema Pera: or unlock pain
    Maxine Walden: better said, Pema, agree
    Maxine Walden: Not sure if the exploration was supposed to be about emptying file cabinets, but maybe unlocking the pain is a kind of emptying a cabinet; how interesting that I feel a bit like the last kid into the clubhouse: "what are we talking about, she wonders" So easy to feel the 'left out one'
    Adams Rubble: ohh Maxine. You are with us
    Maxine Walden: :)
    Eliza Madrigal: so moved by what you've shared Maxine, staying with that
    Pema Pera nods
    Adams Rubble: I expect we are thinking about your report
    Bleu Oleander: yes :)
    Maxine Walden: my crashing seemed to (in my fantasy) sweep me away from the group for awhile...interesting
    Eliza Madrigal: and may have allowed a new perspective/whole new frame
    Adams Rubble: yes
    Adams Rubble: a different direction from where i was
    Pema Pera: a reincarnation in our midsts . . . .
    Eliza Madrigal nods :))
    Pema Pera: revirtualization
    Eliza Madrigal: !

    Pema Pera: When I started to do the exploration, I suddenly got an idea to let myself be seen by a microscopic aspect of the world, the subatomic particles in my body, on very short subatomic time scales
    Adams Rubble: !
    Pema Pera: it felt like a very interesting inversion from the cosmic perspective


    Pema Pera: "I" had become a guilliver's cosmos
    Maxine Walden: !!
    Eliza Madrigal: fascinating, Pema
    Bleu Oleander: :)
    Maxine Walden: yes, really interesting, Pema
    Bleu Oleander: have often thought about the perspective from the microbial world within us
    Bleu Oleander: similar
    Adams Rubble: walking filing cabinet :)
    Pema Pera: yes, they R us
    Maxine Walden: :))
    Eliza Madrigal: :))
    Pema Pera: more cells of them than of us . . .
    Pema Pera: and many many more genes
    Bleu Oleander: we are their universe
    Maxine Walden: !!, bleu, yes!!
    Pema Pera: and they our stars
    Pema Pera: hi Sharon!
    Eliza Madrigal ponders containers

    Pema Pera: oh, I guess we have passed our hour already
    SophiaSharon Larnia: hi everyone :)
    Adams Rubble: Hello Sharon :)
    Bleu Oleander: hi Sharon
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Sharon :))
    Maxine Walden: hi Sharon. yes, a new hour...hard to give up the old...:)
    Pema Pera: :-)
    Adams Rubble: Thank you all
    Eliza Madrigal: Yes Luci isn't going to make it this morning so thought to keep the two sessions and end the first one at a natural spot
    Bleu Oleander: must be going .... checking in with RL
    Maxine Walden: I will be traveling next Friday, so not here. See you the week after.
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Bleu
    Eliza Madrigal: :) Bleu, bye for now
    Pema Pera: next week onto the last chapter, Ch. 14! I'll finish writing soon(ish)!
    Eliza Madrigal: Will miss you maxine :)
    Adams Rubble: back to my filing cabinets.....
    Bleu Oleander: take care all
    Pema Pera: bye Bleu!
    Maxine Walden: :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Adams
    Adams Rubble: bye everyone :)
    Maxine Walden: bye for now
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Adams, happy sorting
    SophiaSharon Larnia: and everyone :)
    Pema Pera: happy travels, Maxine!
    Pema Pera: bfn
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Pema :)
    SophiaSharon Larnia: bye Pema
    Pema Pera: hi & bye Xirana!

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