How to play.
[Since participation isn’t optional, and there’s no Players’ Manual provided, what can one do but invent a good story?]
Go hide yourSelf [aka Primordial Awareness, Divine Light, Truth, Reality, Original Self, Godhead…] from view – somewhere so obvious and so simple, it’s guaranteed to be overlooked.
Call the shadow cast by your hidden self-shining Light “world”: an infinite array of mirrors reflecting every imaginable experience; a mind-field so intricate it can entertain for lifetimes…
Forget you had any part in this arrangement [crucial, repeat, crucial] and set out into the “world”, wearing an infinity of cunning disguises, to find yourSelf again.
Spend as much time as needed [i.e. aeons of now-ness] entertaining and satiating your seeker-self and eventually
surrender and fall
which is now-here,
beyond time and space
behind the mirrors
out of your mind
meet yourSelf as your every perception
love yourSelf as the font and the fabric
of this seething, sensuous
and wholly divine
– your own dear flawed and fantastic self –
as the Light
you hid so darned effectively
it took a lifetime of forgetting
before you could remember
Image: Mirror room built for the Da Vinci, the Genius traveling museum exhibition, based on one of his sketches. The mirror room was just an idea for Da Vinci, a way to see all around an object (or one’s self); the technology of his day couldn’t come close to creating mirrors of this size. I wonder if he fully realised what the experience of being in such a room would be like, the dizzying way reflections of your reflection would stretch off to infinity… did he perhaps reflect upon the all-inclusive Awareness in which this immense view appeared?