I am at the International Avatar Course and quite expanded now. I just finished the Initiation beginning Section III. When I fully recognize and acknowledge the grace of this process, that is what is happening here, I may weep for my previous lack of full recognition.
When I am so expanded I lose sense of time, space, boundaries and all sort of things. Then I seek to redefine them and generally recreate them just as they were before. "This is how time works and this is how space works" or "This is how boundaries between people work" etc. The humorous thing about this is that I had thought these creations of time, space, etc. were the "real" ones even though I have been privileged to see the undefined space that exists prior to them! Here I am, being totally undefined, and then I "naturally" returned to the "normal" state that I am "used to". Backwards!
I assume I can also create things just as well to look in other ways! Wow! It's all custom! I just remembered what you said about how type two beliefs "appeal to the needs and insecurities of people". So do I return to this definition of time because it is time? Or do I do it because all my friends are? Ha! Ha! I guess it's just comforting like the pair of slippers my mother gave me to wear! I often think life is more like High School then we all want to admit! It's clearly full of High School fundamentals like peer pressure, popularity and fitting in. Ha!
You are so honest telling how everything works from such a fundamental level. Anthropologists should be told if they really want to know how culture is created, do Avatar! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Love,
Chris Burbridge- USA