Synchronicity

 

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… synchronicities are moments in time in which there is a fissure in the fabric of what we have taken for reality and there is a bleed through from a higher dimension outside of time. Synchronicities are expressions of the dreamlike nature of reality, as they are moments in time when the timeless, dreamlike nature of the universe shines forth its radiance and openly reveals itself to us, offering us an open doorway to lucidity.

 

— Paul Levy

 

 

What is humanity?
                somewhere inside
a torus
of crows

Question Dietmar Tauchner,  Answer Michelle Tennison (2017)

The Subtle Realms of Dietmar Tauchner

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— haiku by Dietmar Tauchner

How can we experience some of the vast portion of reality that exists beyond mind and even beyond form? The haiku of Austrian poet Dietmar Tauchner seem to me like an excellent place to start.  Tauchner’s  poems feel like vibrational conversations with multidimensional reality and speak a language of the soul “which commonsense hesitates to confront ” (Gooding, Intro to Surrealist Games). And they exhibit some of the magic of the best haiku … they engage the heart, and they use language — the medium of the mind — to help redefine mind.

 

 

bullet train   the world    unformed

 

 

at the abyss
lilac scent
at the abyss

 

 

 

—  Dietmar Tauchner

 

What might we discover if we learn to open to more of the invisible and subtle energetic realms, as it is said that 94% of reality is currently unknown to us? Tauchner, who writes such deeply subtle and sensitive haiku in English even though his first language is German, may well be a step ahead of us in the journey.

 

What is the aroma of a poem?
          Something that is breathing me in

Question Dietmar Tauchner,  Answer Michelle Tennison (2017)

 

To See Rightly

Indigenous peoples who still live close to the earth experience life very differently than we do in the West; they seem to perceive things that we cannot see, things that they are surprised we do not perceive. The explanation for this is simple, but profound: when you ask them where in the body they live, they gesture to the region of their hearts, while modern Westerners typically point to their heads. Perhaps the great lyrical writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry had some insight into this phenomenon when he wrote, “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

— Stephen Harrod Buhner

 

 

The Integrity of the Heart

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Opening Sunflower,  Michelle Tennison

 

What if we can feel our way through illusion with the integrity of the heart? Novel universes might be waiting there.

What does the heart see that the mind cannot?
          The aisle to eternity

Question Michelle Tennison,   Answer Dietmar Tauchner  (2017)

The Space of One

 

Everything leads one to believe that there exists a certain place in the mind (point de l’esprit) where life and death, reality and imagination, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low will cease to be perceived in opposition.

 — Andre Breton,  Second Surrealist Manifesto

 

When does future begin?
          cicadas — everything that
          was never really river
          never really was

Question Dietmar Tauchner,  Answer Michelle Tennison  (2017) 

The Eyes and Ears of the Heart

Heart cognition … allows us to deeply experience the living soulfulness of the world, constantly reweaving us back into the fabric of life.

— Stephen Harrod Buhner*

 

We forget that the heart is also an organ of perception.

The mind loves to divide and categorize, to classify, stratify and judge, but the heart  is about unification. A heart-centered stance is central to the cosmology of cultures who live in communion with nature, and is integral to the gifts of shamanism, for example.*  The heart can open the way for us to recognize ourselves in the world around us. The space of the heart is the space of one, where all is connected, all is communicating, all is present.

 

Is there a tear in the fabric of duality?
                   The ears of a deer full with windsong

Question Michelle Tennison,  Answer Dietmar Tauchner  (2017)

 

*The Heart as an Organ of Perception, by Stephen Harrod Buhner, in the March/April 2006 issue of Spirituality and HealthYou can read it the whole article here:

http://www.wakeupanddream.me/2006/12/heart-as-organ-of-perception-tied-to.html