Sunday, March 1, 2020

Don't Squint

Researchers from Ohio State University studied people who squint at their monitor. They do so or you may be doing so now because you are looking at complex or detailed info, wanting to cut brightness or bring small details into clearer focus. What happens when we do that? It changes the shape of eye, lets in limited amount of light. You may more easily focus, but you are also changing your perception of what you are looking at. It is less illuminated and doing this squinting is a deceptive practice and has little impact on your vision. In addition, squinting makes one prone to eye strain and dry eye, resulting from a lack of blinking. It is irritating and uncomfortable. Even low-level squinting causes blink rates to halve from 15 per minute to 7.5 per minute. And it also means you are not seeing clearly. You may need glasses, contacts, or LASIK maybe or a clearer vision of Truth. Are you seeing life through a squint? When you do, you are lessening the illumination of Light and Spirit and drying up your True perception. You are being blinded to that which must be enlightened and only partially being open to inspiration and intuition.
The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.   ~Native American proverb
We require our eyes to be moist for best vision and clarity. So too, do our minds and hearts be drenched in vision, intuition and imagination!

A six year old girl was sitting in the back of the classroom drawing when the teacher walked back to her and asked “What are you drawing?” The girl said “I’m drawing a picture of God.” To which the teacher laughed a little and replied: “But nobody knows what God looks like.” And the little girl said “They will in a minute.” 

They say seeing is believing. Most people would say that is true, but it is not required. Our vision, belief and connection doesn't require a Near Death Experience or a trip to the other side; it's an inside job – can happen right now. What it does require is to remove the obstructions in our perceptions from our histories and supposed DNA.

Matthew 7:1–5... 
1 Judge not, that you may not be judged.       2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with the same measure with which you measure, it shall be measured to you again.    3 'Why do you see the mote (splinter) that is in your brother's eye, but do not feel the beam that is in your own eye?'    4 Or how can you say to your brother, Let me take out the mote/splinter from your eye, and behold there is a bean in you own eye?    5 O hypocrite, first take out the beam out of your own eye; and then you can see clearly to take out the mote/splinter out of your brother's eye. 
Mote is like an irritating particle in the eye. We squint to make the mote less irritating. If you wear contacts you probably understand. If not, note that when dust particles get in your eye wearing contacts, if feels like a rock is in there and you usually squint to avoid the pain blinking brings. But in actuality, with eyes wide open, the tearing starts and the particles and dust are released. So too in mind with your beliefs. The Scripture story from Matthew implies that someone is ignoring a glaring fault of their own while criticizing a smaller one in someone else. This happens as well when we squint to see clearer. It is a lie, a deception, impermanent and shadowy. Temporary, at best.
All experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.  ~Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence
Don't Squint, it doesn't abolish you vision difficulties. Open your eyes wide and actually see more. There's a story about a parent with their six year old child....
“What are you looking at?” The child nestled in my lap stared, mesmerized, at the sky. She pointed to the sky and asked me, “Do you see those clouds. They are not clouds. They have magic. They move. And there’s a unicorn hiding there. Can you see it?” 
 Can you see it?
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.  ~Walt Streightiff
When we squint at life, thinking it will get clearer, we actually are eliminating some of the light. In mind, when we squint at life versus looking at it with eyes wide open, we don't see with the wisdom of the ages or the inspiration from the Universe supporting us. We blind ourselves of seeing a vision of life through the Power of the Source and Substance of our supply.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight and no vision. ~Helen Keller
What is your vision? Are you squinting at it, hoping to see it clearer, but not illuminating it?
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.  ~Carl Gustav Jung
Focus on what you want. You don't have to squint to see it clearly. You just have to feel, visualize and vision, using insight, not eyesight.
The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.  ~Meister Eckhart 
Instead of hoping or even asking you to promise, I am declaring you shall dance with eyes wide open, heart inviting, inspiration and imagination at full bore, wings spread and ready to fly and take action
In the universe there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamans call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link.  ~Carlos Castaneda
When you open your mind and heart, let your imagination flow and inspiration chime in, the needed teachers will show up and the course will get clear and you won't have to squint to see it...
Within man is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal One. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't squint at your addictions or fears...
Don't squint at your past or lack and limitation thoughts and beliefs...
Don't squint to try to focus on what to change, update, upgrade, transform or transcend as this leads to dry eye, double vision, irritation, and a false clarity; without the luminescence of Divine Wisdom.

Don't squint  -you don't have to-  just open your eyes....the ones in your head and the one in your heart ... and Believe!

Believing is seeing and seeing is Be-ing
...the Divine in You!

I Can See Clearly Now...
...the reign of infinite possibilities is here ...the reign of Light shines through
...the reign of vibrant health, happiness, peace and pleasure is mine
...the reign of fortune, benevolence, and integrity surround me
These reigns rain upon me; powerfully informing, inspiring,and bringing me the presence of mind I require for my most greatest life..
It's Gonna Be a  Bright Sunshiny Day!

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