A blessed encounter

We were vividly engaged in a great discussion.

Such incredible relief: for once, there was no misunderstanding, there was no need
for explanations – he understood it all, as if we were each other´s mirror.

At some point the conversation froze. We were both Silent. Awaiting.

I looked at him.

I almost heard his thoughts. He was solemnly pondering. Appropriating what I had just told him. Internalizing my earlier expressed insights. The echo of my words were unmistakably clicking into him, creating a new space between us.

The air became so soothingly alive.

It was almost palpable. He was healing. In that very moment.

He was giving himself to himself.

And as he was accepting my gift for him, I felt automatically
how he literally was giving myself to myself too…

Inspiration – the blessing healing us

Casey:
Sometimes I think it’s almost as if inspiration comes through us, not so much to us
.

We are simply the conduit for the expression of beauty that needs to be spread in the world. There’s healing in that expression of beauty for each one of us, in both the expression and the observation. It is truly medicinal for our souls.

Me:
“Sometimes I think it’s almost as if inspiration comes through us, not so much to us”- you say. You bring forth a very good point here.

When Inspiration comes, you have to be “there” to “seize” it. That´s a huge paradox – if I am to better explain the process, you – as an “I” entity – have to be absent, so this honoured guest – inspiration – can unimpededly move through you.

Thinking must completely stop. Also the very wish to catch it, can so easily disturb it. Inspiration comes from nowhere and heads to nowhere – it doesn´t have a defined purpose. Its only purpose is to be free, and you – the receiver and the conveyor – have to be free so that it moves and dances the way it wants.

This raises many questions marks. We are taught to faithfully stick to and live within the idea of a clearly defined I-ness. I-ness meaning eventually boundary, aim, endeavour. Let´s be honest, we are always on the pursuit of some gain, as we live within the confinements of our ego.

But as I said, ego and the pursuit of gain must go for inspiration to come. Meaning that inspiration being so free, it is both highly personal but impersonal at the same time. So – as you said – you don´t actually know if its gift is for “you” or for “someone else” – better said, the “you” in someone else…

Truth be said, Mind is totally uncreative. That´s why today´s “artists” – composers, writers, film-makers – have usually nothing to say, in that they create strictly from their mind.

I repeat: Mind must stop for the inspiration to be.

To put mind aside – such a threat, the most daunting thing for most people who waste their life being the prisoners and victims of their impotent mind. Yes – inspiration is stamped nowadays as a figment of a deluded fool.

For the record, years ago I met a concert pianist in London – he was more a piano playing machine that an artist – and when telling this pompous simpleton that I hear the music before I write it, he said – “you must be totally out of your mind”.

Imagine that…

He had a point after all – indeed, I AM OUT OF MY MIND when I create…or better put, when I am letting myself being created by this blessed power.

So how “personal” or “impersonal” am I…? – that´s the question.

There are many stories recorded when the Healer manages to heal others but not himself.

As for me, I am on the verge of totally healing myself, and so this healing may come to
many´s benefit in due time.