The Lost Specs

1 August 2017 Tuesday 4:41pm

I came home after my brisk walk this morning only to find out I dropped my expensive progressive spectacles at the beach. I had an inkling where I dropped it but I thought, “Man, I’m tired! It’s a long walk back.” I made up my mind of letting it be lost. But I felt the loss really bad because it was so expensive. I told Mum. She persuaded me to go look for it. So I got dressed and trudged back to that spot. From afar, I spotted it! I thought, Please don’t let it be a twig or a leaf or something! Please, please, please! And lo and behold, it was there! My specs was still there! I was so happy!

I’m glad for you.

Thank You. So, everything has a purpose, right?

Remember when I said that when you lose something, you lose it because your soul wants to experience losing something?

Yeah. When I knew I lost my specs, I remembered that. That’s why I decided to just let it be lost.

But your mum persuaded you to go back. Why did you?

She gave me hope, I guess. I thought if I don’t find it then I don’t find it. At least I tried.

That’s it.

What’s it?

That’s the purpose. At least you tried. Now, let me ask you–What if you didn’t try?

I can’t answer that.

Why not?

Because I did try. But I can guess what would have happened if I didn’t try.

Alright.

I guess I’ll feel the loss for a while but I’ll soon forget about it. Spectacles can be replaced.

What about your soul? Can your soul be replaced?

Oh man. Now, how in the world did we get from talking about my lost specs to lost soul?

Never mind. 

Memory & Intention

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29 June 2017 Thursday 2:54pm

“When you come from your memory, you create one kind of experience. When you come from your intention, you create another kind of experience.”

That’s Neale’s tweet.

So what about it?

Can You like explain what it means?

Why don’t you ask Neale?

Well, You’re Neale and Neale is You anyway, right?

Right. And I Am you, you are Me. Along with everyone else.

Yeah. And You’re instant.

That I Am. Alright, then. Let’s get started. Do you know the meaning of the words “memory” and “intention”?

Sort of. But to be more specific, I can look them up.

Do that.

Okay. “Memory” means “the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences.” As for “intention”, it means “an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.”

Let’s keep them short. Memory means previous experiences. Intention means to determine an action mentally. Is there any action that you do often out of memory? As in from previous experiences?

How about brushing my teeth?

Alright. You were taught how to brush your teeth by your parents. Am I right?

Yup.

Now, can you think of another way of brushing your teeth that is not from memory? As in, it wasn’t the way it was taught you?

Yes, actually. I’ve been told to brush my teeth with the other hand once in a while. Just to wake up the other side of my brain. Or something like that.

Which hand do you usually brush your teeth with?

My predominant hand. My right.

Do you know what the word “predominant” means?

Sort of. Not exactly. I know, I know. Look it up…Oh-kay. “Predominant” means “having ascendancy, power, authority, or influence over others: preeminent.”

So you use your right hand, which has more power, to brush your teeth.

Yup.

Have you tried brushing your teeth with your less powerful hand?

My left hand? Yeah, sure.

How was it?

Uncomfortable. Slow. And tiring.

Why do you think that is?

Because I haven’t been doing it that way all along. I’m always using my right hand for almost everything. So when I use my left, I’m not used to it.

But you can do it?

Yes.

So what if you keep using your left hand from now on to do everything? Do you think your left hand will be as powerful as your right?

I suppose so. My son does it. He’s actually left-handed. But when he’s using the laptop, he uses his right to work the mouse. I suppose because he had to ever since he learnt how to use the computer from young.

Why didn’t you get him a left-handed mouse?

Well, he didn’t ask. And he seemed okay with it. In fact, he’s used to it now.

So it was simply understood that he was okay with it?

He never complained. And I suppose getting use to it worked out for the best. Now, in a way, he’s ambidextrous. I suppose You want me to look up the meaning of that too.

You can if you want to.

I want to…Oh wow. It actually has a few meanings. I thought it only means “able to use both hands equally well.” It also means “unusually skillful, facile.” Or “double-dealing; deceitful.” Or as a slang, meaning “bisexual.” So, anyway. That’s what the word “memory” is all about. When I come from my memory, I will create one kind of experience. What kind of experience would that be?

When you brush your teeth with your predominant hand, how does it feel?

Easy.

When you brush your teeth with your less-than-trained hand, how does it feel?

Uncomfortable.

But will you still do it?

Once in a while.

Why?

It’s good to train the other side of my brain?

Why?

So I don’t get Alzheimer’s?

So you’re thinking of the future?

Yes. It’s better to take care of my health now rather than wait for it to deteriorate in the future. Does that make sense?

Very much. Let Me put it another way for you. It’s better to take care of what needs taking care of now rather than wait for it to deteriorate in the future.

How can You be sure what needs taking care of now will deteriorate in the future?

Everything deteriorates, my dear. Except your soul.

That sounds like we’re done here…Oh wait. No, we’re not. How about the word “intention”? When I come from my intention, I create another kind of experience. You haven’t explained that.

You explained it actually.

I did?

When you “intentionally” brush your teeth with your less-than-powerful hand, how does it feel?

Like I said, it’s uncomfortable.

But is it good for you?

Yes, because it’ll wake up half of my brain.

Why don’t you want a half-asleep brain?

Because I want to be as healthy as possible.

There you go. To cap up, creating your reality from memory produces normal results. Creating your reality intentionally awakens the soul. And an awakened soul is magnificent.

Awesome! Um…Do you think I’ll get the same meaning from Neale if I ask him?

The meaning of everything is the meaning you give it.

So does that mean a yes or a no?

. . .

Never mind.

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Erasing Slate

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22 April 2017 Saturday

7:43am

“You can’t erase a blank slate.”

It’s lyrics from a song Danielle was singing to herself last night. It boomed at me. Um… I have a feeling this is going to be a short post.

Why do you say that?

I think I already know the answer to my own question.

What’s your question?

What does “You can’t erase a blank slate” mean?

Alright. What does it mean?

It means, there’s nothing to clean if one haven’t really created anything.

Now you got Me, dear one. What does that mean?

The world is a blank slate. But some of us are afraid to step out into the world because…well, maybe for several reasons. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of responsibilities, fear of criticism, fear of what others may think of us, especially when it concerns our loved ones. And many, many more reasons. The list is endless!

You know very well, my dear, that there is only one reason to sum up all of those you have mentioned.

Yeah. Fear. Anyway. So one can’t erase a blank slate because there’s nothing on the slate. There’s just air or thoughts or figments of the imagination hovering above that slate. Including dreams and aspirations that are waiting to be fulfilled. To me, every morning is a blank slate. Because yesterday’s gone. It doesn’t exist. It’s just air. I get up from bed and there right in front of me is a blank slate. Waiting to be filled with anything and everything I want. I don’t even have to erase it. It’s self-erasing.

Oh, I see. It’s a self-erasing slate. Does everybody have one?

Of course. But some people choose to switch off the self-erasing mode. So it gets filled up and congested with the past. So there’s no room for new stuff.

Hm…and a self-erasing switch. What other features does it have?

Oh, well. It’s white. You know, like a white board. And it comes with rainbow markers so you can use any colour you want! Draw your dreams and future plans with as many colours as you like! Um…I think this metaphor is getting ridiculous. I should stop.

Never ever stop, my child.

Okay.