Lucid Living

Journal — March 6, 2017 — lucidity

Over the last year, I’ve noticed more synchronistic events than I have in all the previous years of my life put together.

Last month, on the 14th, I was offered to draw one card from a deck of VedicFor a big chunk of my adolescence, my nickname was “Ved”, short for “Vedaine”, the name of a character I made in World of Warcraft. Imagine my surprise when, years later, I found out how much of the esoteric ideas I was interested in came from “the Vedas”. divinities. I drew Kali, and did some research on her afterward.

I saw a typical depiction of her on Wikipedia:

I asked myself, “If Kali is another image of the same archetype that Tiamat in TLILT belongs to, can I also find an equivalent to Apsu here?”

Then I noticed the guy she’s standing on. That’s Shiva.The aspects of Kali and Shiva that most closely resemble Tiamat and Apsu, in TLILT, seem to be Mahākālī and Mahākāla, respectively.

I’m sure I’ve seen that motif before, and never once noticed the serene white figure being tread on by the raging black figure. He was just invisible to me, until I asked the right question. Then he popped right into view.

For another example, almost a year ago, during a meditation,This is the usual term in Tamera for communing with the spirit world. The way I do it is basically active imagination. I asked a question I often ask to finish with: “Is there anything else important for me to know?”

Right away, I got a very distinct image of a simple geometric figure that I couldn’t identify. Today, I found it.

At the beginning of the Caminhada pela Agua, we all took pieces of paper at random to pair up with different stones in the stone circle.
There’s a stone circle in Tamera, by the way. (source)

Mine was the Architect. When I announced it to the group, half the circle laughed, probably because I am the very model of an ecosystem architect. I didn’t know where the Architect stone is, though; ever since then, I’ve intended to go visit it.

This afternoon I walked into a certain building when, coincidentally, it was almost 5 o’clock. I didn’t know it, but that was exactly the time and place for the meeting of the group I belonged to before I left for my one-month community organization experiment.

However, only one person showed up aside from me: the father of the close friend with whom I was translating TLILT into German, before I left.

HeThe father, not the close friend. happened to be an architect, as well as deeply spiritual. Since it seemed the meeting wouldn’t happen, he said he’d go to the stone circle. Meditation sounded like a good idea, so I said I’d like to go with him.

Then something clicked in my mind, and I asked him if he could show me where the Architect stone is. He said he could; actually, he’s the one who put it there. He created the cosmogram on it.
Close, but this isn’t it. Between photography and Wikimedia, I choose Wikimedia. (source)

We walked to the stone circle together, and he showed me the stone. I immediately had to laugh; the Architect cosmogram is nearly identical to the inexplicable symbol I saw in my mind’s eye many months before.

Now and then, I like to look at the events in my life as though it were all a dream.

Sometimes it makes more sense, that way.

Lucid Living - March 6, 2017 - Veda Cooperative