An Outer Image – a Projection of our Soul -An Outer Image as a Portal to the Spirit – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Personal and Global Crisis.
July 24, 2021,
Individuation does not shut one out from the world, but gathers the world to oneself. (Jung, 1969, p. 226 para 432)
One morning on my daily walk, I saw this coyote about five hundred feet in front of me. It was sniffing the ground as it made its way along the trees. I had my camera with me and wondered if I could get a photo of it. I walked closer until I was across the road from it. I took a few images but then moved my camera away from my face and looked at it directly. We both stared at each other.
In that moment, I sensed a life-to-life connection. I wondered what its experience of me was. I felt as though I witness to true natural beauty. I was stunned, speechless, and caught in an eternal moment of the encounter. I raised my camera once more to make the photograph above. It stood still, I clicked the camera and it turned it head forward and continued its journey.
The shared moment is captured digitally, but it is also embedded in me. I can still feel the look of the coyote, a tender, quiet natural moment.
When some aspect of objective or outer reality intrigues us, engages us beyond a fleeting cognitive scan, then it is likely that it is a projection of our Soul and our portal to the collective consciousness, to the Brahman awareness, to the womb of the flow of the Universe. It must then be considered a synchronistic event, a messenger from our Soul and the Universe, alerting us to the numinous in the normal, to the sacred in the mundane, to the ocean in a drop.
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