Now that the inspiration series is a wrap, this is what I'm going to dwelve into next: imaginal visioneering, or how visions seeped in spiritu -- those inspired waking visions omens signs symbols nudges clews that haunt us in the formless realm of thought ideas fantasies epiphanies dreams ethereal knowings that we cannot shake off -- actually come into fruition. We skip spritely into the Grail forest after the chains of more-than-coincidences and they deign to play with us in embodied tangible form.
"Design is the first signal of human intention." - William McDonough
We're constantly imagining anyhow (usually in the form of worries), so now how do we imagine in the service of inspiration? How do we actually cooperate with Her?
Consider quietly sometime that we are always either expressing or repressing the most innate force within us.
I'm not talking parking space or McMansion bestowing faeries here ala The Secret, but something grander, more beautiful, more graceful, more magical, more romantic, more ecstatic.
"Once when [Jack] Kerouac was high on psychedelics with Timothy Leary, he looked out the window and said, 'Walking on water wasn't built in a day.' Our goal was to save the planet and alter human consciousness. That will take a long time, if it happens at all." -- Allen Ginsberg
So what if the historical time to walk on water has arrived? Aha! and so now it all comes together how & why I spent eight to nine years working on software to build 3D virtual reality worlds. (Most people forget I was a computer engineer in a long chapter of this life.)
"The term metaverse comes from Neal Stephenson’s 1992 novel ”Snow Crash“, and is now widely used to describe the vision behind current work on fully immersive 3D virtual spaces. These are environments where humans interact (as avatars) with each other (socially and economically) and with software agents in a cyber space, that uses the metaphor of the real world, but without its physical limitations." - Wikipedia's entry on Metaverse
images Alex Grey's Metamorphosis; White Lilly by Ally Kip
p.s. The vida encantada means the enchanted life in Spanish. And it's absolutely no coincidence that the verb encantar = to enchant and cantar = to sing have the same roots.