Let Me Show You What I See : She said, He said, We Said
She said: Let me show you what I see…
He said: What do you mean?
She said: I see that we are capable of evolution by choice!
He said: You mean like how we can influence our gene expression and our brains?
She said: Yes, our imagination can show us what is possible. You have to want it enough, to see what you aren’t seeing…
He said: Are you speaking of consciousness as spirit, and cells as matter? Since all equations must balance?
She said: Consciousness can be curated, and the shifting of cells goes hand in hand with this awareness. We are dancing on the equal sign. If you only focus on matter or only focus on energy, or only focus on light, you won’t be able to integrate in spirit and matter, they must agree for coherence.
He said: Okay that gave me shivers, but I don’t know why!
She said: This seeing begins with the heart, then the body, and then the mind, otherwise you can’t see clearly. There is an order to this awareness arising within each of us.
He said: Do you really think choosing how to begin with the heart versus the mind, makes that big of a difference? Come on!
She said: I do, a different series of emotions, body sensations and chemicals fire when we move from the heart first. Love informs the right action. This cascade yields different outcomes and experiences, how could it not be?
He said: Now you are mixing your woo-woo with science. Okay, can you tell me why this is so important to you? And what it has to do with where we are now in the world?
She said: At certain points in our history, false frameworks were introduced into the culture as a dominant narrative. Examples are scarcity of food when there is enough food, dividing into hierarchies of caste and race, inequality in the sexes. We are different, there is no more or less than. All of this is made up, yet the persistence of the myth is harming every human and the earth. Further, not allowing us to celebrate the ways we have evolved differently over time.
He said: Oh, you mean systemic oppression? Interesting that the buzz these days is “equality” and you keep talking about what is on either side of E=Mc2.
She said: Yes, and fyi – women still don’t have equal rights according to the constitution. The energy and patterns of the stories in the collective unconscious influences our archetypal patterns and our cellular memory.
We are falling for one of the oldest tricks in the dominant playbook if we divide and blame each other – or don’t honor the ways we are different.
He said: These are some big ideas. Do you really think we can begin to change the very nature of humans at this point in history?
I am not seeing it. No wonder the youth are tempted to think we are doomed! If this whole thing is being orchestrated…how can we win?
She said: With all my being I know an evolution to a just world is possible! This is why I want to show you what I see. Maybe you will see with me and be inspired to catalyze the change! Men are hurt by these cages too. And of course, all genders. And all future generations….we can change this right now.
He said: Maybe the earth is suffering from a lack of leadership that is guided by those who are not oppressed or in the act of oppression. I want out of the false cage too – I think men want out as bad as you do. Maybe we just don’t know about it, or as you say, can’t see what you see.
She said: Or maybe you are too attached to keeping the privilege it brings. If we get out, we can tell others. Yet first, we have to see our own hidden attachments, conscious or unconscious collusion.
He said: I guess I need to see it first…Ah, the male brain and the female brain! I am trying. I do believe you…
She said: If you believe me, together we can make the strongest pattern for change. Alone, we are divided. Together we become we, instead of me.
He said: I may not see what you see, and you may not see what I see, but together we can help each other, I agree to that!
She said: Then take my hand…let me show you what I see…
This is best read aloud after looking at the painting.
New work by Shiloh Sophia
Acrylic on Wood 5X4 feet
“Let me show you what I see”
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Red Thread Letter #809
This is an imagined dialogue inspired by my own conversations with Jonathan. This is not in any way word for word, and may not represent his actual view. Yet it is inspired by our connection and his support of me and my work. And my love and my faith in him, and his work with us and Musea.
The beginning of change within the true human being, Anthropos, begins with the shared heart in our relationships. It may not feel possible with our family and lovers closest to it, but then, it might. It may be worth the risk. If not there, then in intimate circles of dialogue among those interested in doing the work.
I thought it might be something women might want to read to their male partners? I have no idea if they would or not…but I see speaking to men about our experience is essential to our connection as women and what matters to us. I know in my own marriage, the best solution is when we both put our minds and hearts together, creating a weave of our worlds and ways of working.
In my desire to serve my community and world…we must continue to explore the roots of power-over systems, and the people, behaviors and policies that are at cause for keeping them in place
Recent studies indicate that gender may have a substantial influence on human cognitive functions, including emotion, memory, perception, etc., (Cahill, 2006). Men and women appear to have different ways to encode memories, sense emotions, recognize faces, solve certain problems, and make decisions. Since the brain controls cognition and behaviors, these gender-related functional differences may be associated with the gender-specific structure of the brain (Cosgrove et al., 2007).
Women excel in several measures of verbal ability — pretty much all of them, except for verbal analogies. Women’s reading comprehension and writing ability consistently exceed that of men, on average. They outperform men in tests of fine-motor coordination and perceptual speed. They’re more adept at retrieving information from long-term memory.
Men, on average, can more easily juggle items in working memory. They have superior visuospatial skills: They’re better at visualizing what happens when a complicated two- or three-dimensional shape is rotated in space, at correctly determining angles from the horizontal, at tracking moving objects and at aiming projectiles.
Navigation studies in both humans and rats show that females of both species tend to rely on landmarks, while males more typically rely on “dead reckoning”: calculating one’s position by estimating the direction and distance traveled rather than using landmarks.
We know we work better when we put our heads together. I have learned so much from him – he was for me, the missing piece in my life, and in Intentional Creativity. He gave language, and a new level of science to what I was studying with my teacher, Sue Hoya Sellars. We as Musea, would not be where we are today without his capacity to make the correlations between my random speculations of energy and matter and how it relates to the creative process. I am so grateful for him, and to share the gifts with you that come from his inspiration coupled with my desire to serve.
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