Beyond the Eyes

The litmus test
for your awakening
measured by
the lotus prayer
in  your mind's eye
unravelling a vision
of life beyond
as coming into
new clarity
you rise and shine
as the soaring star
you are

Since scrapping my glasses over a week ago, the world reveals herself to me, in different ways. I’m still very much living in a blur – to be expected when my prescription was as strong as it was. But it’s not a static, disorienting blur of perpetual haze.

It’s a moving, breathing blur. It depends on my mood and state of mind, the time of day, what I’ve eaten. I notice it shifting and changing. Images clarify before me at times, in moments of relaxation. And when I truly need to see, it’s like some kind of intuition takes over to guide me no matter my physical state. Like the other day, when I needed to restock my candles after a power outage, I found them instantly in the supermarket. This surprised me in particular, because I normally always struggle to find them (their location isn’t obvious), and on this occasion they’d actually moved from where they normally were.

Living, moving, breathing through the difficulty of not having crystal clarity all the time, is also forcing me to be extra slow, which is in turn enhancing my awareness of other things going on in my internal world. In his book “Take off your glasses and see”, Liberman discusses how our “eyesight” is but a narrow component of “vision”, a much more expansive concept going beyond purely the physical eyeball. He also discusses what I’ve been experiencing – how breath, awareness, mood, emotions, and a variety of factors affect what we see at any given point in time.

I’m savouring the bursting moments of clarity that come to me at times, which are showing me that I can see, that I can do this, no matter how much of a process it is to adapt to a new world, and a new state of being, which I have not embodied for most of my life.

And I want to tell you: if you put your mind and your heart into something, you can make it happen.

Published by Cara Amy Goldthorpe

Storyteller, holistic health guide, and lawyer, with a mission to promote health and ways of living more harmoniously on this planet and with each other.

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