Penney Peirce March 20 2013
Seeing through, Feeling Into, and Hearing Truth
The other night I had a disturbing dream that woke me. I was in a house, at the base of a staircase that wound up through several floors. I could see that way above was an old man, a grandfather type, isolated in the attic, feeling depressed. He didn’t know how to escape his isolation. I wanted to go get him when suddenly my attention was drawn to the wall to my left. I began to see into the wall and realized it was really like a computer screen; it was receiving images from something akin to the Internet and it was also sending information from within the house.
The creepiness of this impacted me first, making me feel that Big Brother was watching, that there was no such thing as privacy, and that the amount of real, underlying interaction of data sources with other data sources was overwhelming. There was a strange sense that “you can’t even count on the physical world being physical anymore!” I couldn’t process the impact of “seeing through” to this underlying reality. And I jumped out of the dream.
Later I meditated on it and this is what came to me: The old man stuck in the attic represents our old way of perceiving reality, the linear perception that keeps us feeling separate from each other—which is, in effect, becoming the kind of relic we might store in the attic. I wanted to help free him from his isolation, to help him merge into the newer perception that is spherical and holographic. But I myself had to first immerse in it and not be afraid of being overwhelmed by the fact that knowing anything/everything in the present moment is becoming normal.
What Ideas Are We Assimilating Unconsciously?