On the Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon
It's the longest bridge in Europe ( Tony driving )
Leaving the city behind as we head to central Portugal
and the IAC Campus
Fleeting views of distant castles as we speed along
( talked too long over breakfast )
We worked all day and just got to see the sunset
And more distant castles as we left the Campus that evening
The first day's work done we all ( 46 ) of us departed to our hotel in Estremos to eat, sleep and prepare for the work ahead. this work is deep and very subtle elusive when i try to talk about it . Trying to talk about it reminds me of John Kells describing some of his experiences as being like ' whisps ' that as soon as one grasps or tries to grasp them they are gone.
Or maybe I just being reticent because some of the experiences were very solid and real.
Like the one this morning when I felt my energy body separate from my physical body , it began at my feet and separated right up to my solar plexus . I stayed calm and tried to 'will ' a full separation but didn't manage to do that.
When it began I had become conscious at the end of a dream and knew I was between states so i thought I'll try ans start the dream again and maybe have a lucid dream. However I couldn't 'make ' the dream happen. then I realised that I was in a hypnagogic state and there were intra cranial noises passing through my head ( it felt like they were buzzing out my ears. I watched all this reminding myself not to get too excited.
Then my lower body began to separate and as I said earlier it stopped at my solar plexus.
Still I'm happy with yet more confirmation that we do have an energy body and we can learn to experience it's presence.
I feel the work at the weekend has helped me and I'm looking forward to the fruits of this work.
When I was in Dublin on Wednesday morning I decided that instead of dashing home I would take a trip into the city and visit the Royal Irish Academy . My daughter Jo had been telling me about it.
Here is a piece from Joanna Kidney's Dig , undig, redig in the Atrium
There was also some great work by Tony O Malley.
Any I'm digressing again.
Leaving there I wandered down Kildare St passing Dail Eireann and spotted a poster outside The National Library for a W B Yeats exhibition. In I went , what an inspired thought .
It is a wonderful exhibition and I discovered that Maud Gonne MacBride Yeat's muse had had Out of Body experiences . What an interesting coincidence and also an encouragement, a feeling of being in good company on this adventure.
So much more to write but Su is begging me to take her off walking . . . . . . . .