In my Quaker Meeting we tell those in need we will "hold them in the Light." This has become an important component of my daily practice. In my "Inquiry into the Imaginal," I start with a continuum dive that engages the imaginal. Entering open attention, I "clock in" to my job in the imaginal realm. Often I will see a printer shoot out a paper with what I am being ask to address in the session. In one session, I saw a cow farting methane and since I had been painting and communicating with the micro-organisms that clean up pollution and oil spills, (see painting to the right) I made contact and engaged their cooperation. An imaginary micro-organism emerged that was alive in the cows' stomach. When it eats the methane it poots out little methane eating micro-organisms that float up to the ozone layer and reproduce and spread. I figure it can't hurt to have a conversation with these organisms. The interesting thing is later in the summer, I'm walking with a friend and she says, "I think I heard about that happening on NPR." Anyway, this is my life on many afternoons, in my part time job that I perform in the imaginal realm.
Sometimes I tend the "boat"parts of me and sometimes I tend the "sea," to quote Susan Harper. Fiercely cultivating and tending the imaginal helps me feel useful. Maybe they help?
I end these sessions with the practice of holding situations, people, our planet "IN the Light." I see the person and then support them with the Light. Its always different, recently I saw a tree of light supporting one of my friends, so that became how I tend her in the imaginal.
If you want to be "held in the Light" during my daily inquiry drop me a message, I would love to know what your grand dreams are and to play with you and explore the nature of the imaginal. Let me know if you are interested.
This is a Living Water Painting that came through. I see two Ganesh's and a humpback whale friend in a cosmic dance.
Thanks for being in my world for a little while, as my mentor Isamu Taniguchi said, "It is my wish that you have pleasant communion with the Spirit of the Garden."
LillyOtter/Suzanne Wright Crain