Opening Eyes to the Beauty Around July 2, 2010Posted by TheIntentionalSage in Nature, Visions.
Tags: Blue, Energy, Forest, Grass, Heart, Light, Perception, Space, Tree, White
Jincoche (pronounced gin-co-chee) sat cross-legged on the grass. He was looking up at the sky. He saw white fluffy clouds separated by bright blue intermissions. It was something that he liked to do from time-to-time. Instead of looking at the background of a ‘picture,’ in this case, the sky, and seeing the objects dotting the background, he decided to look at the foreground as if it was the background and the background were really the foreground. Jincoche found that this really helped to expand his perception, especially with nature.
Once Jincoche had this expanded perception or awareness, he decided to begin using these new eyes to see other things around him. He moved his vision from the clouds down to something closer to him – the trees. He did the same thing with the trees as he did with the sky. Usually, he looked at the the trees as if they were the main focus, so this time, he was able to shift this. He looked at the space between the trees as if the space between was the main focus of his perception. Upon doing this, he was able to see the trees differently. It was difficult for him to explain, but there was something to looking around with this newfound vision.
As his eyes softened a little bit more, Jincoche saw something miraculous! He saw something jump from one tree to the other. He blinked a few times, and in doing this, he lost that different perception that he had – his eyes went back to the ‘regular’ way of looking at things. He shook his head a few times and rubbed his eyes. He wondered if he really just saw something jump from one tree to the other or if it was just his imagination? He knew that he hadn’t seen some sort of creature jump from one tree to the other because he was quite good at identifying other beings that were nearby. He wondered if he just saw some sort of energy exchange between the two trees.
Jincoche decided that he was going to have to try to repeat what he had just done to see if he could see something – again. He started by looking at the clouds as the background and then seeing the blue sky as the foreground. He was careful not to rush through this part of the process because he knew that it was important to be in a relaxed state of being. Once this part was complete, he moved his gaze onto the trees and the space between, like he had before. Slowly, he softened his gaze and there it was! Again, there was something that jumped from one tree to the other. This time, he didn’t get so excited that he lost his focus.
He maintained his focus on the space between and he saw it again! It happened again. Something moved from one tree to the other. Jincoche thought to himself that he wanted to get a closer look at this. Still maintaining a heightened sense of relaxation, he decided he was going to get up and walk over to the trees. As he got up, carefully, he didn’t move his focus from what he was looking at. He wanted to be sure that his eyes were still looking the same way that they had been when he was seeing something.
He was standing now and he took his first step. His vision didn’t rock too much and he was still able to see something jumping to and from the trees. As he continued stepping closer and closer to the trees, he made sure to make his steps very intentional. That is, he didn’t walk for the sake of getting closer to the trees, he knew that he had to keep up this sense of purpose in what he was doing. By following this line of reasoning, he was able to maintain his focus on what he was looking at, while still keeping a sense of relaxation.
As he got closer to the trees, the space between the trees grew larger in his visual field and by relationship, what he was seeing jump from one tree to the other grew in size. He was nearly in front of the space where he was seeing something move and out of the corner of his eye, he was able to see more. There wasn’t just something jumping from one tree to the other where he was looking, but it was happening with all the trees. It was almost as if there was some sort of energy exchange going on between the trees. These little balls of light would jump from one tree to the other and in doing so, they would leave a streak of light in their wake allowing Jincoche to see something. This was fascinating to him.
He was standing in the space where he had seen the first streak of light appear and he was looking back and forth between the two trees. As he did this, he continued to see other balls of light streaking from one tree to the other all through the forest. Standing in this space, Jincoche had a wonderfully warm feeling spread through his body. It started in his heart and went outwards in all directions – not just throughout his body, but in all directions in a 3-dimensional fashion.
He wasn’t quite sure what was going on, but he knew that it must have had something to do with what he was seeing with the balls of light. He continued to watch the balls of light jump from tree to tree and then he felt it. One of the balls of light jumped onto him and it was electrifying! Not electrifying in the old sense of the world, where electricity used to flow through wires and such, but it was electrifying because this ball of light contained so much energy. He felt a surge of energy and by extension, love, course through his body. This immediately caused a great big smile to emerge on his lips.
Jincoche wasn’t sure what he had stumbled upon, but he knew it was something big. Something that was going to change the way he thought about the interaction between trees and humans. There was something to these balls of light and something to the fact that he saw them in trees. He wondered if he might see them in other places or if this was just something unique to trees. Nonetheless, he knew that he was definitely going to be spending some more time with this particular forest and these particular trees.