When you’ve seen beyond yourself then you may find
Peace of mind is waiting there
And the time will come
When you see
We’re all one and
Life flows on within you and without you
Since writing my post last week on the portals of aging, I’ve been in a quantum physics state of mind.
I am fascinated by light. Light is a particle. Light is a wave. This incredible aspect of light is referred to as wave-particle duality. The behavior of light depends on the observer. The observer changes reality.
We filter our own reality through our senses and mental perceptions. We can change our reality through observation.
Even more astonishing is the notion of quantum nonlocality, the idea that the same particle can exist in two locations at once. If this is true, it allows for faster-than-light communication!
Each of us is a drop of water in the vast ocean.
We are the drop.
We are the ocean.
Evaluating Memories and Moving Forward
Memories are portals, gates or doors that lead towards understanding. Each stage of development teaches us something if we pay attention to the lessons; but, our memories are affected by who we are and who we have become.
A maiden is (hopefully) innocent about the world. What do you recall about being a child? What stories do you cherish from your maidenhood? Were you innocent or robbed of your innocence? What aspects of your childhood do you carry with you?
Mother does not necessarily imply that you bear children. We are capable of creating all kinds of projects. What projects have you created as an adult that you love? Is there anyone you have “mothered?”
The Queen stands in her own power when she cares less about what other people think. Her wings unfurl. She feels increasing communion with Spirit. If you have reached this stage of life, do you feel your strength emerging? If you haven’t reached this stage, how do you see yourself growing into it? What do you imagine for yourself as you age?
I have great role models for aging. My grandmother told me she loved being 80. She could say or do whatever she wanted and nobody said a word about it because she was 80.
My mother created and published her own book, The Art of Joyful Aging. It is filled with her paintings and quotes from friends and family about getting older. She started painting when she was in her 50’s after my sister and I left home. She said that she felt like she had so much less time to waste than the younger students and was, therefore, much more motivated to paint.
I feel the constraint of time too. How will I spend the time that remains? It’s a question many baby boomers are asking themselves.
Acceptance leads to Presence
At any stage of growth, acceptance is the key. Learning to accept the present as it is, ourselves as we are and the people around us as they are gives us a great freedom. It increases our emotional health and spiritual progress. If we are not fighting with ourselves internally, criticizing others, or wishing for something else, we remain in the present.
Presence in the moment creates a feeling of expansiveness. That expansive feeling can also generate fear. Do you know that love and fear cannot occupy the same space? Do you love yourself as you are? Do you treat yourself with compassion? I know how difficult it is to do.
Perhaps using quantum mechanics to explain the portals of aging is ridiculous. Maybe not, but what I do know is that what used to seem impossible isn’t any more. When I was a kid, I loved watching the Jetsons. They could see each other on the telephone! It didn’t seem possible then but now we have Skype!
We are all in this together. I need guides to help me with my wounds and scars and I am a guide, too. I can remember being young and confused and simultaneously I am older. Am I a wave or a particle? Sometimes I go with the flow. Sometimes I get stuck.
I am sitting at my desk. I appear on your screen. When I write, I feel the ink flow on to the paper. When I type, I feel the keyboard under my fingertips. When you read my post, my thoughts appear in your mind. It’s all incredible and miraculous!
I seek to understand the truth and the nature of reality.
What are you seeking?