Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Primordial: Beyond space and time
Doing yoga this morning
Stretching into the dancer pose
Suddenly I switched from thinking
I became Great Blue Heron
And not just one
But every heron who ever was
Or ever will be.
In an instant I saw the light:
We are all one.
A strong visual image accompanied my brief epiphany which I have attempted to portray in Photoshop (see above): During that instant, I saw time and space as a system of interlocking gears, standing ready to grind up whoever attempts to pass. However, if we, like the Great Blue Heron, can move beyond time and space – which after all, may only be a human construct – the menacing gears fade away, setting us free.
I took the photograph of the Great Blue Heron this spring in a wetland near our house. I got permission to use the image of the gears from Graphic Leftovers. I manipulated both images and the background in Photoshop to make the above image.