A Place of Abundance, Authenticity, and Natural Beauty.

IMG_4342For many Millenia, our mystic friends from many traditions, have described a place that coexists alongside our normal waking consciousness. In our Tradition, we call this place The New Forest. This is a place: of abundance, authenticity, natural  beauty, teeming with life, and of potential. It is a mystical world, with its own shape, geography, it’s own rules and laws, its own facts of causation, and it’s own autonomous reality.  It is the starting place, the field of play, the place of refuge, the place of peace, the destination, the field of the journey. In Short, It is the Temenos, the sacred precinct where you explore your inner realms of being. Where discoveries abound, and where your discoveries can be brought back into your life, for healthier living, and a more effective life.

There are many mornings, where this is the focus of my contemplation, Some days  I remember the New Forest at the beginning of my Playtime. Though, when engaging the New Forest, I am not aware of time passing in my normal waking sense of it, I know that when done, I have been engaged in the process for 1 or 2 hours, though sometimes it is as little as 5 minutes.  In this place, time does not seem to matter.  It is a place I both remember, sense intuitively, and sometimes imagine until it comes into focus.  It does not always appear as the same place, though I seem to have old familiar spots that come into focus, that both resemble real places of natural beauty, and that are unique unto themselves.  Over the years, this practice of engaging the New Forest has been at times, easy to access and then at other times hard to bring into focus. It is a practice that I have always considered to be essential.  So I have made and effort to conduct my life and my thoughts so that I am never too far away. (Not always easy!)  This is one of the reasons for my daily practice.  I can tell you, for me, there is no other reason necessary. For when the New Forest comes into focus, and I become part of the abundance, teeming with life, a part  that sense of peace and relaxation, what else is there to want? Then when returning from the journey, into consensual reality, life itself is more fun, more interesting, and your connections are deeper.

In my upcoming posts about the New Forest Paradigm that was taught to me, and created by Sifu Fey, I would like you to remember this is an essential part of the Mind of the Arts within the New Forest.  All of the Arts both support its creation and provide direction for exploration. It should be the doorway to all of your explorations. It is the current that flows through every corner, every part, every thought, every movement. and is well worth the investment of time and heart/mind. It is also always present, whether you are in a mental state to access it or not.

To start, all you have to do is enter.  Begin with imagining the most beautiful place you have ever been or imagined being. Suggest to yourself, this is a place: of abundance, authenticity, natural  beauty, teeming with life, and of potential. It is a mystical world, with it’s own shape, geography, it’s own rules and laws, its own facts of causation, and it’s own autonomous reality.  It is the starting place, the field of play, the place of refuge, the place of peace, the destination, the field of the journey. In Short, It is the Temenos, the sacred circle or precinct where you explore your inner realms of being. Where discoveries abound, and where your discoveries can be brought back into your life, for healthier living, and a more effective life.  This is a place to Play!

If you are having trouble wth this, keep practicing, keep imagining, keep playing and Your New Forest will begin to develop, and continue to develop as long as you continue to play. You will thank yourself for the investment of time and effort as this New Forest develops.

 

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