> Hey there PB
> Caught your post on the way out of here, and
> thought I'd make a comment.
> I have found that the space is already there and
> it only matters how I appreciate it for what it
> gives over, not just to or for me but to whatever
> else is there at the time.
This is probably the most enlightened position, I would think...
> I like the river I go to, and the fish and ducks
> that come to play with me when I go down there.
> Most times I just go and the fish arrive either
> when I get there or soon after...the ducks are
> always nearby. The pleasure I feel when it comes
> to me to go there lightly builds as I prepare and
> make the walk, so that when I do enter the water,
> I feel quite free and at ease and ready for
> company or not...it doesn't matter what may occur,
> just how I feel.
On a recent nearby thread a poster talked about a unique, recurring dopple-ganger effect. I've never had that, but one thing I have had is a recurring sense of sacredness at times. Often, when this happens - as it does rarely - I feel an urge to get out in nature, alone. Going the other way, I could relate to what you wrote recently about your Thursday mornings, playing crib with your buddies.
Looking back - and this is sketchy - I would say that when I have had this feeling I feel compelled to be alone first, perhaps because I believe that these experiences happen for a reason. Being alone allows me to filter out a lot of noise, especially where others might want me to shift my attention their way. I suppose I wouldn't have this expectation, were it not for the fact that I often come out of these experiences feeling spoken to by spirit or, as some others might put it, to a higher aspect of myself. There's a certain 'eureka' click about that feeling of being answered... in my case. Then, it often becomes time to go to the pub.