Slowing Time, Widening space

From Nikola Tesla: “I have already shared a practice for making time seem to go more slowly: become aware of the space you are in, whether you are traveling, walking, sitting or whatever you like. The more you pay attention to space, the more your mind will become more aware of the time that passes around you and within you. Focusing upon a specific object in space will also shift time, as many have found in meditation: you can either feel time slow, or you can forget it altogether. You would imagine that the obverse would be true, that the more you paid attention to time, how long something was taking, or how much time you have before beginning something, the more you would be aware of space, but it is not so: when you are aware of time specifically, space itself collapses more and more until you barely notice it.

“But making space feel more broad, more open or less confining, as in a cluttered office, a small hotel room, is harder to do. The reason is you must necessarily be more aware of, and have a different relationship to, physical objects in space because you must always relate to them within your sense of self: where you are, what you are doing, what other things are doing, and what your intentions are. You can find good ways of ignoring space through distraction, whether reading a book or watching a DVD; you can also forget about space when you are engaged in creative flow of any kind, whether it be painting or cooking, though there will be times when y our elbow will still knock on the cabinet. You can increase the distraction by closing your eyes of course, and the you can imagine the widest space possible.

“However,one way of increasing your sense of space is to consider the cells in your body. As I have said before, you are the minor god of your body: you are the universe of their galaxies of living process: when you feel that, you feel their sense of space, for to the several trillion cells from which your body is made, you are vast, and from that perspective, the far corner of your tiny cubicle is almost another universe, if not an alternate reality. But one of the most reliable ways of increasing your sense of space is to imagine yourself as less solid in the first place: imagine you are as dense as cotton candy, perhaps, and you will suddenly feel more space around and within you.”

Trusting Your Creativity

From Nikola Tesla: “As has been pointed out elsewhere, everything practical that you use every day, from can-openers to cars, were once imagined by someone. More than for creating beautiful and artistic things, imagination not only gives scope to your human experience, it gives scope for Divine Inspiration and Intention. As in the Sufi quote, “The Gardener of this world knows which plants to rear and which plants to remove,” there is true divine Attention and Intention behind the shifts of the Ages, including the colors of Time that allow some inventions to be possible, while keeping others from being realized, in order that the process of human growth and becoming proceed in a balanced fashion, without anything becoming too distorted. Granted, distortions occur: there have been monstrous Human creations, and wholesale disasters throughout the universe, much less only this planet. Yet, through it all, the balance is maintained in an ecology of creation and creative impulses.

“Though, there are times when the balance must right itself through a sudden change or shock: because of its enfolded creativity balance is always dynamic and rarely static. As has been said elsewhere, ‘Yesterday’s revelations may become tomorrow’s prisons,’ change must always occur. And for many, that factor of change is part of why creativity is not trusted. How can you trust something that appears continually unstable, that changes at a moment’s notice without any apparent forces or factors acting upon it, just switching things around on a whim, out of the blue? How can you trust anything that gives you five different answers to three different questions?’

“You can trust it because creativity’s nature is especially responsive to the Divine Impulse for growth and expansion in Love and certainly the Wisdom of the Divine Love can certainly be trusted, because that Love cares for what is created as much as it cares for Its Self.”