Friday, April 6, 2007


Seeds IX, 14

Seed: “Camera!”

This is the second word of the three at the beginning of a shot for a movie. I looked it up in the OED and it’s short for camera obscura. The words mean, literally, a dark chamber.

Interesting, isn’t it, that the first invocation is “Lights!” and the second one is darkness? Why is that? Here’s why: because light comes from within, and in order to manifest it in a specific form, it needs gestation time. All gestation time is time in the dark.

When you come to the “Camera!” phase of creating, you keep the light in the dark. You sit on your idea and let it begin to come into form. This time is the one that is the most delicate. This is when talking about your light dissipates its energy. It’s a bit like being a hen with an egg. Roost. Sit. Incubate. Wait. Let the light grow so that it spills out of the nest.

Only then do we come to the third part of the formula.

Seeds are remarkable gifts. Sown in consciousness, they bring you to the most important part of your being—your Divine Spark.

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