MAP to enlightenment for the western mind

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Loaded to RB 2009
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Featured in ’’One’s Mind’s EYE’’ group 3/13/16
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This map was inspired to be drawn in mid 2009. Diane and I had recently completed the ten week self guided “Presence Process”, as outlined in Michael Brown’s 2005 book of that title.
We found ourselves in a totally NEW space! We’d been planning some travel and I’d been on the web searching Google Maps, as well as receiving from a travel club some ‘trip-tik’ maps. BUT, this new ‘inner state’ was so profoundly and joyfully different that we canceled all external travel plans and sat down in our living-room and marveled at the ‘state’ we were in!
It is so EXPERIENTIAL that there are really no words or descriptions one can employ to describe the daily experience. After a morning of the two of us again sitting around being silly and laughing a lot, Diane left to go buy some food. I sat there, thought of all those maps we’d acquired or looked at for our now canceled travel plans. Then, the seed of this loaded Red Bubble submission came to me. I started with pencil on a plain sheet of 81/2″×11″ computer paper. I sketched out a “Boggle the MIND Map” of the recent inner journey that the “Presence Process” had inspired in me, as well as aspects of the journey Diane had had and was able to share. With much laughter I showed Diane the ‘map’ when she returned and we giggled some more.
A little while later we organized a small birthday for a friend of ours. We decided I should draw a more detailed and colorful version of our ‘trip-tik into the inner dimensions of our soul’s journeys’! It was received with great glee and appreciation. We went home and put a color copy above the toilet paper holder, so we could laugh while we continued doing our elimination business.
Today I realized that about this same time is when I discovered RB and joined. I’ve had the intent from the very start to load this ‘map’, but the quality was too poor. A few days ago I took the base sketch into PSE and began a process of clarifying, enhancing and editing. I know some of the details and lettering are not clear enough to see or read, even in zoom. Yet, believe that for those that are meant to or want to see the possibilities of this ‘map’, it’s all there. It’s all metaphor anyway, and the details vary for every seeming individual. It is the ‘intent’ and ‘content’ that’s relevant!
Yes, it’s experimental and I spent many an insomniac’s night preparing it.
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The timing also seems divinely inspired, so I can dedicate this to a special RB friend on her birthday.
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