These are excerpted form “The Secret Teachings of Aikido” by Ōsensei
In the Toltec tradition the technique or art of dreaming pertains to the south, the unknown. Some dreams can be seen a possibilities in the web of life, something unmanifest comes into manifestation via the south, power flows that way. Not everything which is a possibility comes into manifestation, some things are metaphorically aborted, a potential remains unrealized, unexpressed.
The other day I had a dream with several doors in, these represent possibility in something which can be seen as possibilities in the web of life, hence I am pondering the subject. I have seen a job that I might apply for, already. It is fulltime. I might inquire if there is any part time work. Given all the laser companies around here there may be some use for a retired laser jock / spectroscopist.
I have mentioned that we have an unreliable electric gate, it is at the south of the property and I have named the gate posts Cecilia and Delia (see previous).
The day before that dream I had a dream in which there was an electrical discharge to a bent pipe. Yesterday whilst I was preparing the vegetables for the stir fry, I gave myself a powerful electric shock. I was wearing a lambswool jumper and making the small motions needed to peel carrots. My arms were rubbing on my chest. It was very dry, and we have high atmospheric pressure. I habitually wear a pair of croc shoes which are electrically insulating. I went to wash the carrot in water and I touched the metal tap, which is the same shape as the pipe in the dream. The electric discharge was audible and painful. I uttered a traditional expletive sufficiently loudly that the wife who was upstairs heard. She even asked if I was OK.
Which prompts the question:
Is the dreaming and physical plane reality starting to coincide?
The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.
My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.
The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.
We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.
The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.
George Bernard Shaw
That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.
We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.
Thich Nhat Hanh
When you have no fear, the possibilities are endless.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
If we can see past preconceived limitations, then the possibilities are endless.
It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.
Problems are the outward signs of unused inner possibilities.
Child prodigy is a curse because you’ve got all those terrible possibilities.
Hope is the magic carpet that transports us from the present moment into the realm of infinite possibilities.
H.Jackson Brown, Jr.
Remember always that the composer’s pen is still mightier than the bow of the violinist; in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.
John Philip Sousa
We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.
I want to be constantly in awe of the possibilities of the universe.