We don’t see with our eyes – we see with our paradigms

I am starting to “see” clutter.  OK – I will be honest.  There is plenty of clutter scattered around in my home.  The “excuse-level” is that I am very busy when I am here, with my home-based business and all that.  Then, on the weekends, Kristy and I go off on our various assorted adventures.  So there is not a whole lot of time for cleaning.  OK, but like I said, that is the excuse-level.

One of my personal strengths is that I am really good at filtering out everything that is not relevant to the task at hand.  This is a strength, in that I am not easily distracted when I am flowing with the intense energies of creativity that so often accompany my work in my Perkl-Light™ business.  When I am “in the flow,” I am perfectly capable of ignoring the beeping timer on the stove for 10 or 15 minutes while I complete a task.  I believe that it is this “strength” of being able to filter out distractions that allows me to tolerate a significant amount of clutter in my environment.  I get focused on the task at hand, and I just don’t “see” it.  Sure, if you point out a  scrap of paper on the floor, I will see it then.  But I can go for days at a time without even giving a second thought to the relatively substantial amount of clutter in my house.

But all this is changing,  with some really deep healing work I am doing, using the Perkl-Light, and also in some growth workshops I have been attending.  The last couple of days, in particular, I have had the relatively odd experience of “seeing” an item of clutter, that has been there for weeks, if not months, as though I were seeing it for the first time.  “Oh – I better clean that up,” is the thought, and I do.  Then I “see” another, and another, and another.  And in 10 or 15 minutes, a little area of my house has been cleaned up.  Pretty cool!  I am sure that Kristy will be really relieved, assuming that this trend continues.

So here’s the point.  I am “seeing” the clutter, not because there is something different going on with my eyes, but because there is something different going on with my personal paradigm.  In the paradigm of “The Music of Systems,” your personal paradigm determines virtually everything about how you relate to the world – what you think is important – how you think things should be different than they are.  These are just some examples.  But your paradigm does something even deeper than that.  It determines what is real for you, what exists, and what does not.

In the movie, “What the Bleep do we Know”, there is a scene where the indigenous tribal people are looking out at the ocean, and don’t even see the ships bearing the Europeans  until they are about ready to land.  The indigenous people did not have a paradigm for ships, and they therefore, did not see them.

Another example was when I spent the night in intensive care a few years ago, with chest pains.  I had a couple of Perkl-Lights with me, and found them very helpful.  The doctor of course, did not know anything about “chi” or “clearing blocks to the flow of your vital energy.”  None of this existed in his paradigm.  So when I explained it to him, he said, “Helps you feel more relaxed.”  True, but there is a lot more than that going on.  But that was the closest approximation of the truth that he was able to “see” with his paradigm.  (By the way, my heart was fine.)

Another example of this that you are probably familiar with is what happens when you buy a new car.  All of the sudden, everywhere you look, you see that kind of car.  It is almost as if the boats just landed and thousands of those cars just showed up on the streets, just as you were in the process of buying yours.

Of course,  those cars were there all the time.  You are just “seeing” them now, because they have greater significance to you in your paradigm.  Once again, like my process with the clutter, you begin “seeing” all those cars with your paradigm.

My “challenge question” for you is to ask yourself what there might be that you currently don’t “see”, because of the limitations of your own paradigm?  It would be fun if you wanted to post some responses to this blog in answer to this question, so we could learn from one another.

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