Automatic Writing Day 9 -The Perfect Circle
Automatic writing day 9 stated with a bang this morning. I got a snarky text from someone that just completely amused me. The contents of that text are private but I can say it was designed to instill fear, dread or something else I can’t imagine… lol, FAIL!!! What a perfect way to end this segment of the 100 days of trance.
I call today’s writing, the perfect circle because while waiting for the spirits to move my left hand I got the desire to try drawing a perfect circle. This is a misnomer because in truth there is no such thing as perfect; only our best effort to let go and just allow things to happen. And yes, I know my perfect circle sucks… but it sucks perfectly.
As you can see this drawing above and mine (in header) are vastly different. The person who drew this has probably spent years perfecting his/her skills and I have not. The point of the exercise is trust. Trusting yourself to do something you’ve never done. Trusting yourself that at the end everything will go as it supposed to not as we plan.
Having the ability to adjust and continue your path is a skill worth developing. I frequently refer to my experience as a father, watching my kids grow and develop. No matter what you do or say they have their own path and if you are wise enough to get out of their way; you might not screw them up too much for them to continue that path into adulthood.
There wasn’t a formal trance today. I just sat down drew the circle and began to write. Apparently, my superpower is writing rather than drawing. As so eloquently put by my one of my naysayers in a comment on yesterday’s post… yes my automatic writing looks more like automatic drawing.
Thank you for your feedback, Mr/Mrs. Naysayer and I promise to return the favor the next time you do a 100 days of trance and write about it.
The Translation of the Circle
The ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). It is characterized by a minimalism born of Japanese aesthetics.
Drawing ensō is a disciplined-creative practice of Japanese ink painting—sumi-e (墨絵 “ink painting”). The tools and mechanics of drawing the ensō are the same as those used in traditional Japanese calligraphy: One uses a brush (筆 fude) to apply ink to washi (a thin Japanese paper). (source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ens%C5%8D)
Whatever meaning and understanding, I got from my automatic writing DAY 9 segment; I will take with me forward on to the next 50 days of trance. I don’t know if I have ever felt more in alignment with myself and what I’m going to do at the end of this project. You’ll just have to wait and see what’s coming next.
I can give you a hint. Watch the video below. It’s the description of the process of Equilibrium as depicted by John Nash (Russel Crowe). and just FYI it only works if everyone follows the same rules. Have you ever noticed that most people don’t follow the rules? Yeah, me too.