When I ponder the topic of this week’s photo challenge, Details, my first image is mouse. I don’t have a picture of one, but you all know what they look like. If you can imagine what it might be like to be one, it’s easy to be in touch with the details of your life.
Sometimes I get too dreamy in my imagination, neglecting important details. On the other side of that coin, I can get way too stuck in details and lose sight of wonder and inspiration. Sometimes, I find myself chewing the weight of every detail to bits, long after I should have spit it out or let it go. I don’t want to be picayune, but to be mindful of both imagination and detail. We can’t be overwhelmed by the maze of this world, in all its weirdness, but must follow our own unique path.
Hawk vision and mouse vision. The big picture, combined with attention to detail. However, hawk eats mouse, so we must be cognizant, somewhat, of a balance there, and notice where we are. When we get too focused, we may miss other opportunities. Not focused enough, we miss opportunities to manifest our dreams.
Dream the idea, feel it already manifested in your heart, see it through visioning, then dive into the action of details that bring it to fruition.
Hummingbirds spark details and imagination. Since they can fly backward, forward, sideways and also hover, they remind me of being in the now. I can see the mystery of cause and effect through their wings, which can move in a figure 8 movement, portraying infinity. The past and future are now. Cause and effect are now. The hummers are so quick. They seem to move from one reality to another as they spiral up into the air together and zoom down. Their dance and play remind us to aspire to a joyful vibration of gratitude, and to enjoy the sweet, rich nectar of our beings. They can be aggressive and protective, but even when they fight, no one seems to get hurt.
It seems impossible to fly as they do. We find it is possible to accomplish the seemingly impossible, as we grow and learn to fly, merging imagination with attention to detail.
They need 50 – 60 meals a day, yet can fly 2500 miles during migration. Amazing little creatures.
Their symbiotic relationship with flowers, reminds us we can have a symbiotic relationship between hawk vision and mouse vision.
“There are always many realities. The one we experience is the one we transmit from inside of us for our own experiences here.” Lisa Brown
Your dreamer’s eyes
Behind armor and scales,
What lesson do you bring us from deep within the imagination?
Lizard encourages us to pay attention to the symbols and recurring patterns in our dreams. Are we lacking in dreams for the future? Imagination is the door to all new ideas and creations. It gives us sight into new dimensions of awareness. I may be aware of being here on our mountain, and even of being one with it, but I am also a city, a country, the planet, many galaxies.
Those are some fingernails!
The dream is born in seeds of imagination
There is unique individuality in the detail of each seed within the whole.
Seeds in the comfort of the Loving and Spiritual Home.
We learn of Light, as we absorb the blueness of our atmosphere,
and Shadow, as we take in the void, the Feminine.
Each unique seed holds the potential of the future. Where will you fly? One has to leave the whole to become form. We forget for a moment because life seems so foreign.
We re-learn we are part of the collective. We are all One. Then we break off into our own form, and have to remember it all again.
“Whew! Thank you, friend” she says. “You have lightened my fall. I would have hit the ground. Please hold me as I remember who I am and why I am here – until a breeze takes me on my journey to find the best soil for my growth. I will sail just like a dream.”
Sometimes details blend together to create something new. The big picture blends with the minute. Just being their own unique selves, these drops express an authenticity all their own. Everything is within them.
As several details blend, the whole emerges.
Walking on water as if on skis, the water strider rests, gazing at his reflection, or is it a shadow?
Is he floating on the sky? He reminds me that I am supported by Spirit, all the time no matter where I am.
Intricate and unique: A portrait in detail.
Alignment with love and peace, magic and beauty, bliss and abundance, Light and purity.
Dreams manifesting into detail
Behind feathered Light, he watches, waiting for his beloved to feed. A valiant, courageous knight.
Looking back tentatively, a dream horse catches my eye, beckoning me to hop upon her back of thick pink and green fur. Ok, so it’s a baby oak leaf in the rain. Dreams begin in the imagination before details emerge.
An elegant gown to wear for gathering food. The thistle and the butterfly dance. One pollinating,
one receiving the gift of nourishment.
It’s a sweet relationship – just one detail of this beautiful life.
Point by point, detail by detail, we split hairs as we go, figuring it all out. A magnetic attraction, drop to drop to drop, until the forms become One, ready to venture forth and spread their love upon the soil.
Though divided, we soon remember, and come back together.
Such loving attention to detail, like rivers or an angel in our midst
Magpie feathers are iridescent in the sun.
This baby’s feathers are still white. They still live in a black and white world, colors yet to be explored.
More details of wonder and discovery
A mandala surrounded in yellow; inner circles ever closer toward the center of our hearts. We are sacred geometry.
A mandala of joy, or opening, or doing this right now. Endless expansiveness.
Prayers and blessings go out all over the world, all of the time. Imagination and detail made manifest.
The energy is Love, Grace and Peace. Take it in and send it back out. In Unity, we thrive.