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I SEEK SOLITUDE FOR STIMULATION

I SOLICIT THE LIFEFORCE IN MY NATURAL SURROUNDINGS

I OPEN TO THE GRAND UNIVERSE OF POSSIBILITY

I DREAM OF AND SCAN THE OPTIONS

I OPEN MY WORKING MEMORIES

I SELECT THE THOUGHTS THAT COME WITH LOVING FEELINGS ATTACHED

I SEEK A CONTAINER FOR THE BEST IDEAS

I MAP THE ELEMENTS AS A PROGRESSIVE VISION

I CHOOSE A HERO

I CHOOSE A SETTING

I WRITE, ILLUSTRATE, AND SPEAK THE NEW STORY.

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IMAGINATION IN ACTION

THIS IS HOW MINE WORKS

I WONDER AROUND IN MY MIND

IN SEARCH OF SOLUTIONS.  THE BULK

OF WHAT COMES TO ME IN THE MEDIA

IS UNWORTHY SO I SCOUT FOR FINER …

MORE NUMINOUS SOURCES

AND DEEPER INQUESTS.

I WALK ABOUT ON THE LAND FIRST AND THEN

FIND MY QUIET PLACE, MY SENSE OF FOCUS AND “SOURCE”

FOR MY INNER KNOWING.  I NEED ULTIMATE PRIVACY

THE GOD MIND IS A SACRED SPACE TO ME

I FEEL JOYFUL WHILE VISITING THAT INQUEST

THAT’S HOW I KNOW SPIRIT IS PRESENT

THE JOURNEY IS THOUGHTFUL AND ALWAYS  OPEN TO “SOURCE”

THERE IS LOGIC...  BUT NUANCE IS ALLOWED TO COME THOUGH

A QUESTION OF VALUE WILL USUALLY APPEAR TO ME AT SOME POINT

I FOLLOW THE TRAIL OF THE OBVIOUS BUT ALLOW FOR THE SURPRISE

THE AHA MOMENTS ARE VERY EXCITING AND THEY BUILD

THE BUILDING ITSELF IS A HOUSE OF CARDS OF TENUOUS CONNECTIVE TISSUE

IT IS FRAGILE AND CAN BE ERASED WITH THE TINIEST INTERRUPTION

I OFTEN HAVE TO FLEE TO CONCENTRATE THIS WAY BECAUSE

THE TEDIOUS DEMANDS OF THE MODERN WORLD ARE MANY

BEEPERS AND PHONES AND QUESTIONS AT THE LEVEL OF NUISANCE

BLOW THE AUDIT TRAIL APART AND OFTEN THE KEY IDEAS DISAPPEAR

MY WORKING MEMORIES ARE IN TOW

FOR MOST OF WHAT I SEEK

THESE POCKETS OF WISDOM ARE THEN ENHANCED BY

ADDING THE NEW FOUND INTUITIONS

THAT OPERATE IN THE SWIRLING MATRIX

OF THE SACRED ...  SOMETIMES I RETURN

I SEEK THOSE OTHER SOURCES WITH WISDOM

WHEN THE TRAILS OF INFORMATION BEGIN TO WEB,

TO HAVE A REASONING THAT RINGS TRUE

I GRAB MY LARGE PAPER MAPPING TOOLS

I REBUILD THE LOGIC PATHS IN LINES

I PLOT THE TERRITORIAL ZONES

AND IF NEW DIMENSIONS ARISE

THEY GET A LARGER CIRCLE OF INTEREST

WHEN THERE ARE A PAGE FULL

OF MY NEWLY DISCOVERED DIMENSIONS

THEY GET CODED WITH STARS OR COLORS

FROM  MARKERS OR PENCILS OR STICKY TABS

SOON PRIORITIES APPEAR BECAUSE

THE MORE IMPORTANT ELEMENTS CAN STAND OUT

ONCE ON THE COLORFUL MAP

THE EFFORTING OF MY CONCENTRATION RELAXES

AS THE TERRITORY APPEARS AND IS RECORDED

WHEW!

NOW ... THERE IS NO CHANCE THE HOUSE OF CARDS WILL FALL

NEVER TO BE RECOVERED… IT‘S ON THE MAP!

NATURALLY IF I KNOW OF OTHERS WHO HAVE

RELEVANT DETAILS I SEEK MY FILES

ONCE OUT OF TRANCE  OR PERHAPS

SEND OUT A REQUEST ON FACEBOOK

FOR SPECIFIC PIECES AND SINCE I DO … STRATEGY

I SEEK MOVEMENTS OR KEY ACTIONS

TO HIGHLIGHT UP THE IMPORTANT ELEMENTS

NOW I AM MAKING A POETIC STORY TRAIL AS I GO

ALL THE STOPS ALONG THE WAY ARE TRACKABLE

SOMETIMES THE INFORMATION THAT APPEARS IS SEQUENCED

IN A DREAM AND I AWAKEN TO RECORD KEY IDEAS

OFTEN ON MY VERY LARGE CANVAS RECORDING MAPS.  20’ LONG

GLOBAL AND GALACTIC REASONING JUST TAKES MORE SPACE

ACTIONS THAT NEED THEIR OWN DIMENSION

ARE CODED BY BOUNDARIES AND BORDER LINES

THE BIG IDEAS NEED BOTH SLUG LINES AND

IMAGERY SOMEWHERE BETWEEN CARTOONS AND ICONS

I MIGHT HAVE TO CREATE SYMBOLS

THE JOURNEY AND ITS TERRITORY NOW APPEAR

SOMETIMES I AM NUDGED BY SACRED ENCOUNTERS

FOUND IN AUSPICIOUS MOMENTS.  OFTEN MY HEART

WILL SHAKE ME FROM THE INSIDE WHEN THE KEY

IDEAS APPEAR IN MY DAILY WORLD.  THE DIVINE

HAS WAYS TO HIGHLIGHT THINGS OF IMPORT

 

I MAY THEN KNOCK OUT SOME ELEGANT VERBAL SEQUENCES

LIKE WRITING HEADLINES TO PUT A TAG ON THE KEY IDEAS OF DISCOVERY

THAT ARE CONTAINED IN MY WORKING FILES.  AND THE EMERGING

PLATFORMS FOR ACTION APPEAR MORE CLEARLY.

THEN IT’S TIME TO INVENT A MYTHIC SOCIAL GROUP, WITH A HERO

TO MORE POWERFULLY DISTINGUISH THE NEW IDEA FIELD

I CAN BEGIN THE HERO’S JOURNEY MYTHOLOGY IF HELPFUL  

HERE I PRE-VISUALIZE THE ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN

BASED ON A REAL WORLD NEED OR

BASED ON THE MAP I COLLATED

AND WRITE SOME HIGHLY IMAGED SCENARIOS

AGAIN TO TRIGGER MY MEMORY

NEXT I CONTEMPLATE THE OTHER WAYS TO PURPOSE THESE DESIRABLE ACTIONS

 

I FIND THE LIGHT OF DAY IN AN EMOTIONALLY INTERESTING WAY.  ACTIONS THAT MUST BE LEARNED AND HIGHLIGHTED WITH ARTIFACTS ARE NOW ATTACHED TO THOSE MYTHIC HERO’S SO THAT REAL WORLD PLAYERS OR GROUPS COULD MOVE TO  TARGET WITH THE RIGHT TEAM TO ACT.   THESE QUESTS CAN ALWAYS HAVE A REAL WORLD PAYOFF!   I CAN DECIDE TO AUDIOTAPE, TO VIDEO, OR TO MURAL THE MOST STRATEGIC ADVENTURE

 

OFTEN THESE FILES END UP IN EXCITING ARCHIVE VOLUMES ,THAT ARE MINED PERIODICALLY AND PRODUCED TO GIVE OTHER GLOBAL STORYTELLERS NEW MATERIALS FOR THEIR

LORE ABOUT THE NEXT POSSIBLE WORLD.

FOR ME ….NATURAL SECURITY MISSIONS FOR PLANET EARTH HEAD THE LIST JUST

TO ANCHOR THIS METHODOLOGY IN REALITY.

BUT ...HOW DO I LET MY FRIENDS KNOW?

HOW PERISHABLE THIS INQUEST IS?

BEING IN MY IMAGINATION…. THE JOURNEY PART

SO, WHILE IT IS NOT COMMON FOR ANYONE TO CLAIM RIGHTS

TO THE PRIVACY THIS REQUIRES

I MUST REQUEST THAT PRIVACY

EXPLAIN WHY IT’S NEEDED

BUILD A SACRED HIDEOUT

COMPLETE MY CHORES

BEFORE HAND

AND LAUNCH...BECAUSE

IT TAKES HOURS

AND SOMETIMES DAYS

SEARCHING ALONE

WHO WILL PAY FOR THIS WORK?

WHO WILL UNDERSTAND?

WELL NO ONE IF I DON’T EXPLAIN MYSELF

SO THAT’S WHAT I AM DOING HERE

IMAGINE IF MICHAEL ANGELO

HAD NEEDED TO ATTEND TO HIS CELLPHONE

WHILE PAINTING THE SISTENE CHAPEL

THIS IS TIME WITH SOURCE

AND WHAT BEGINS LIKE DESCENDING

DEEP INTO THE EARTH

IN THE DARK AND TAKING

WITH A FLASHLIGHT ...SO

PLEASE EXCUSE ME

FOR A DAY OR SO

THIS ISN’T ABOUT YOU

I NEED SPACE TO DO THIS WORK

IT IS A FRAGILE ASSEMBLY SYSTEM

ALONE, INSIDE, TAKING NOTES

EINSTEIN SAID IF YOU DON’T “WONDER” AROUND

AT LEAST THREE HOURS A DAY ...YOU WILL NEVER

HAVE AN IMAGINATION

IT IS A DEEP JOURNEY ….IN

RECORDING LINKS AND DISCOVERIES

TO BUILD ON LATER

IMAGINATION ...YOU GOT ONE?

 

THIS IS HOW MINE WORKS

 

JIM CHANNON