2009.06.02 19:00 - Being in and from the gap

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Eos Amaterasu. The comments are by Eos Amaterasu.


    Spaces within gaps


    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Travieso
    Travieso Sella: hello
    Eos Amaterasu: Welcome to Playing as Being
    Travieso Sella: thanks
    Eos Amaterasu: You've been here before?
    Travieso Sella: I have
    Travieso Sella: I get asked that alot
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    Eos Amaterasu: In a way we've never been here before :-)
    Travieso Sella: I suppose I am not the same person as befoer I rezzed in
    Eos Amaterasu: You can't rez into the same river twice :-)
    Travieso Sella: heheh
    Eos Amaterasu: But even each moment can be an open space to cross
    Eos Amaterasu: or each 9 secs :-)
    Travieso Sella: I like open spaces
    Travieso Sella: and gaps
    Eos Amaterasu: gaps ...
    Travieso Sella: Well, gaps in my thinking process
    Travieso Sella: those tend to be helpful
    Eos Amaterasu: How so?
    Eliza Madrigal: Hi Eos, Travi :)
    Travieso Sella: well, I suppose it has to do with lessening the ammount and force of too much thinking
    Eos Amaterasu: (Hi Eliza!)
    Travieso Sella: hey eliza
    Eliza Madrigal: I used to make the meetings at this time more often...have missed them but am often very tired
    Eliza Madrigal: syros, Hi
    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Syros
    syros Soulstar: hi everyone:)
    Eos Amaterasu: (Whups! Travi disappeared.)
    Eos Amaterasu: We were talking about gaps, interestingly enough
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe
    Eliza Madrigal: He fell through one I guess
    Eos Amaterasu: The space between things
    Eliza Madrigal: :)


    Spaces within notes 


    Eliza Madrigal: This idea that you mentioned a few weeks ago Eos, about the spaces within the notes...
    Eliza Madrigal: I've thought about that so much
    Eliza Madrigal: It came up the other day... in the 'music playing itself' session...
    Eliza Madrigal: and afterward it connected with something a friend (and Eckhart Tolle for that matter) talk about..'being danced'
    Eliza Madrigal: WB Travi :)
    Travieso Sella: thank you
    Eos Amaterasu: I think that's a bit like, sometimes I notice, that, from being "in the gap", that's where appearances arise from
    Eos Amaterasu: and actually never leave
    Eliza Madrigal: the first part, yes... see that. The second part, though... Go on?
    Eos Amaterasu: Well, usually I'm in my normal sorts of preoccupations, with thoughts kind of going on their own
    Eos Amaterasu: and things, appearances, also seem to be coming along with great solidity
    Eos Amaterasu: but from relaxing into just letting be, letting appear, when things do appear, that's where they come from, and haven't lost their connection to that
    Eos Amaterasu: very transparent, also vivid
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah...when you see they arise from the gap then that element of the gap is there in perception of what has arisen....illuminated seems the word I keep coming back to.
    Eos Amaterasu: yes, there's such an interesting connection with light
    Eliza Madrigal nods
    Eos Amaterasu: also illuminated by that space itself
    Eliza Madrigal: that's what heart brings in a sense...the light
    Eos Amaterasu: (I read George Eliot's "Middlemarch" a while back, and it had that quality)
    Eliza Madrigal: yes?
    Eos Amaterasu: Sense of the characters being transparent and illuminated
    Eos Amaterasu: with great sympathy
    Eos Amaterasu: as you say, the heart opens
    Eliza Madrigal: Ah :)
    Eliza Madrigal makes note of perhaps further summer reading
    Eos Amaterasu: Part of the 9 secs, 90 secs, suspension has to do with the heart, giving up in some way
    Eliza Madrigal: that's interesting... let go of whatever you were thinking or planning to say before the bell...
    Eliza Madrigal: sometimes it has that effect


    The energy that shows up at the festivals will light up the world 


    Eos Amaterasu: Travi, I notice you're a Nine Inch Nails fan - this evening my 16-yr old son is at his first rock concert, with NiN, in Toronto
    Travieso Sella: ah sweet...I just saw them a few weeks back..that was the first time in a long time for me
    Travieso Sella: Jane's addiction belew me away too, I didn't really know their music. But I did go to lollapalooza, the singer of which put that together
    Travieso Sella: and as he descirbes it, the energy that shows up at the festivals will light up the world
    Eos Amaterasu: That's good to hear!
    Eliza Madrigal remembers dancing to the one NIN song she knows... almost 20 years ago... suddenly does not feel timeless...heheh
    Travieso Sella: heh probably not going to tour anymore ...
    syros Soulstar: thanks everyone:)
    Eos Amaterasu: That was another kind of leaping into the gap - we decided that since NiN may not tour again, why not just go for it now?
    Travieso Sella: cya
    Eliza Madrigal: Bye Syros :)
    Eos Amaterasu: Bye
    Eos Amaterasu: Maybe we're always kind of holding back from being in that space


    Eliza brings up the D word 


    Eliza Madrigal: This may seem a morbid idea...
    Eliza Madrigal: to some...
    Eliza Madrigal: to me I think not... but we talk about letting go... and acceptance and such...
    Eliza Madrigal: but don't often use the word death..
    Eliza Madrigal: even when it might be appropriate...
    Eliza Madrigal: for instance... we appreciate people often when they die...
    Eliza Madrigal: once we let go of them we can see them
    Eos Amaterasu: we should have wakes - appreciations - while we're still alive :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: yes... exactly
    Eliza Madrigal: Thinking about this has helped me a lot with forgiveness. I thought about people who could never say a nice word about someone... then they die.. and only positive things are remembered...
    Eliza Madrigal: or negatives are funny..lighter.
    Eastor Westland: lol
    Travieso Sella: I don't know if it's what you're getting at. But that made me think we should celebrate who we are and each other more in general, rather than just our ability to turn beer into urine.
    Eliza Madrigal: hehe


    Enter six griefers 


    Travieso Sella: *:-.,_,.-:*'``'*Griefer!!!!*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*
    Travieso Sella: Is this a attack?
    Travieso Sella: griefer* attack
    Sasha Intikhab: ~{ whatz up with dis, vanilla face? }~
    Sasha Intikhab: ~{ err, me and my homey, Arzmin, just parked our slab outside ]~
    Travieso Sella: ah it is



    Eos has not included the chat contents that went down.

    Eliza did a mute on the one dancing in the pool. Eos had never used such powers before. After Travi and Eliza left, Eos muted the remaining five, and eventually ejected them one by one, and was left contemplating what it means to be a guardian of playing as being.

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    Originally written on 16:40, 04 Jun 2009
    The eject button, although fun to practice on Storm a few days before, turns out to be tricky in some ways. Where are the lines between mischief and offense?
    Posted 09:00, 9 Apr 2010
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