invocation

“The unfolding of the unexpected becomes the energy that drives you. You discover how thirsty you are for exploration without analysis. You feel strangely at home in a place you can’t define. You are truly creating.”

– Michell Lassou and Stewart Cubbley

“As we create the life of our dreams, we often reach a crossroads where the choices seem to involve the risk of facing the unknown versus the safety and comfort of all that we have come to trust. We may feel like a tightrope walker, carefully teetering along the narrow path to our goals, sometimes feeling that we are doing so without a net. Knowing we have some backup may help us work up the courage to take those first steps, until we are secure in knowing that we have the skills to work without one. But when we live our lives from a place of balance and trust in the universe, we may not see our source of support, but we can know that it is there.

“If we refuse to act only if we can see the safety net, we may be allowing the net to become a trap as it creates a barrier between us and the freedom to pursue our goals. Change is inherent in life, so even what we have learned to trust can surprise us at any moment. Remove fear from the equation and then, without even wondering what is going on below, we can devote our full attention to the dream that awaits us.

“We attract support into our lives when we are willing to make those first tentative steps, trusting that the universe will provide exactly what we need. In that process we can decide that whatever comes from our actions is only for our highest and best experience of growth. It may come in the form of a soft landing, an unexpected rescue or an eye-opening experience gleaned only from the process of falling. So rather than allowing our lives to be dictated by fear of the unknown, or trying to avoid falling, we can appreciate that sometimes we experience life fully when we are willing to trust and fall. And in doing so, we may just find that we have the wings to fly.

“When we believe that there is a reason for everything, we are stepping out with the safety net of the universe, and we know we will make the best from whatever comes our way.”  (via DailyOm)

I can thoroughly attest to this being true. In fact, I have been working late on a fraternal book to The Beginning of an Inexplicable Journey which explores this very topic, or what I like to call The Art of Invocation: “a conversation of intuitions.” Having witnessed my personal dreams come true after retiring as general manager of the universe, letting go, feeling my way forwards and after trying, trying and trying again, I am confident that there is an incredible force in the universe that thrives on the energy of our visions and propels them forward with personally inspired action.

Perhaps it is simple neuroscience, perhaps it is neutrinos (“the most ridiculous particle you could imagine”) perhaps it is a God, perhaps it is me, and perhaps, as I suspect, it is all of these things, which are in the end, only words for different processes of shifting life. Still, there are mysteries that even scientists cannot describe with words. I will do my best to share what I have learnt in this lifetime, for my life is priceless to me, as I know yours is to you. Love is one of the most healing and incredible forces, and my experience of invoking it is something I feel powerfully called to share. But now to another perhaps similar mystery…

“A neutrino is the most ridiculous particle you can imagine. A billion neutrinos went through my nose as we were talking. A trillion went through my nose just now. And they did nothing to me. They pass through all of the matter around us continuously in a huge, huge blast that does nothing at all.

“They almost exist in a separate universe. But we know as physicists that we can measure them, we can make precision predictions, but we can’t get our hands on them, because they seem to just exist in another place. Yet, without neutrinos, the beginning of the universe wouldn’t have worked. We wouldn’t have the matter that we have today because you couldn’t create the elements without the neutrinos. In the very very earliest few seconds of the Big Bang, the neutrinos were the dominant particle. And they actually determined much of the kinetics of the production of the elements we know. So, the universe can’t exist the way it is without the neutrinos, but they seem to be in their own separate universe. And we’re trying to actually make contact with that otherworldly universe of neutrinos.

“And, as a physicist, even though I understand it mathematically, and I understand it intellectually, it still hits me in the gut. That there’s something here surrounding me, almost like some kind of spirit or God, that I can’t touch and… but I can measure it. I can make a measurement. It’s like measuring the spirit world or something like that. You can go out and touch these things,” – Doctor Gorham of the University of Hawaii, Physicist and leader of the Neutrino Experiment in Werner Herzog’s documentary “Encounters At The End of the World.”

The Neutrino Project is very exciting, and I adore Doctor Gorham’s entheos for the discoveries he aims to make and is making. While I watched this last night under the eaves of my home beneath a starry sky in the Northern Hemisphere, I became amazed by our ability as human beings – just another life form on this whirling planet – to use an evocative language with which to describe the most complex and fascinating processes observed upon this Earth. How is it that Gorham, using a few words like ‘kinetic’ ‘production’ ‘elements’ and ‘neutrinos’ – can describe a complex and very distant process, the genesis of life itself, which I understand through another complex process of sound waves hitting my ear drums, connecting to my synapses and forming a mental map?  This is the beauty of storytelling, of language, of technology, of the human brain.

“There is a beautiful saying by an American philosopher Alan Watts, and he used to say that through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself, and through our ears the Universe is listening to it’s cosmic harmonies. And we are the witness through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.” – ibid.

Come to the edge, he said
No, we’re afraid, they said
Come to the edge, he said
No, we’re afraid
Come to the edge, he said
So they came
And he pushed them
And they flew.
 – Guillaume Apollinaire
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