Optical illusions are amazing. I feel like a kid when I find something that scrambles my brain the way mind tricks do. I would like to share with you how one particular illusion altered my life, and how that illusion opened my eyes to a reality I had never realized was there before.
Falling asleep at night can be a challenge because the left hemisphere of my brain is always in overdrive. This is the part of your brain that contains that little voice we’re all familiar with. Mine loves to talk. When it speaks it is decisive and calculating. It explains the logistics to a problem, connects the thoughts and ideas together, and illustrates beautiful solutions to overwhelming complexities. When I am physically exhausted from the activity of the left brain I surrender myself to the right brain; the spiritual, the colourful, the creative. I drift into sleep where suddenly I am expansive. I am not confined to my body but can move freely about space. And as I move through space I conclude that I would prefer to be somewhere rather than everywhere, and so now i am standing in a place crafted purely out of the spontaneous nature of my Mind. I can feel cool earth under my feet. The acres in front of me expand overwhelmingly. The universe I am in does not have walls but is as expansive as I am. The lush grass has a smell that only Spring can bring. The warm breeze ruffles my hair and I feel at home, and peaceful. Colours are vibrant here.
I am dreaming. Continue reading