The Lens Is Not Enough

Above: Glowing streetlantern through tilted plastic lens of Kinga 35mm projector. The way we perceive, think and act is an expression of our state of consciousness. Lower states of consciousness malfunction on fear, anger, pride (denial). Higher states of consciousness conceive unity, forgiveness and love. Daily training is an excellent tool to examine, redirect and reload one's state of mind.

How does perception work?

David Hawkins: "The mechanism of perception is like a movie theatre where the projector is consciousness itself. The forms on the film are the attractor energy patterns¹, and the moving pictures on the screen are the world that we perceive and call "reality". […] What appears as an important and exciting piece of information from the perspective of one level might be boring or even repulsive at another level.Truth is subjective, and that can be frightening. […] To transcend the limitations of the mind, it's necessary to dethrone it from its tyranny as sole arbiter of reality. The vain mind confers its imprint of authenticity on the movie of life it happens to be viewing; the mind's very nature is to convince us that its unique view of experience is the genuine article. […] The mind identifies with its content. […] The mind doesn't even experience the world, just sensory exports of it. Even brilliant thoughts and deepest feelings are only experience; ultimately, we have but one function -- to experience experience. The major limitation of consciousness is its innocence.²"


¹ Attractor is the name given to an identifiable pattern that emerges from seemingly unmeaningful mass of data. There is a hidden coherence in all that appears incoherent, which was first demonstrated in nature by Edward Lorenz. [Now] quite famously known as "Lorenz's Butterfly". The flapping of a butterfly's wings in Tokyo can cause a tornado in Texas. In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. See also:

² 'Power vs Force', first published and distributed in the United Kingdom by Hay House Ltd.