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The Cycle Of Creation And Letting Go | Pt. 3

How our project develloped

The good news is that we made our maiden drive with our camper vehicle, which gave us reasonable confidence that this construction will last down to South America and further on. Unfortunately, Jens got the message that the delivery with personal items from Germany he expected this week would take another ten days to arrive. Even though we would like to hit the road rather sooner than later, we try to look at the bright side of this situation. Now we have time to implement some other features in our mobile home.

At the moment, we are still dealing with the essential modifications that need to get done. Jens made a considerable effort to design and prepare pieces for a cage system that will protect the hull of the camper and will give us more options to attach other stuff to it. To have the proper means and tools to weld all rods and pieces to the hull, we went on our maiden drive to a workshop located on a farm about 65 km outside of Medicine Hat.

The perfect context for creation

This location was almost exactly what I expected from farmland in northern America. We left the highway to the right and proceeded on some straight unmarked road—a road which ends like all roads here, right behind the horizon with no curves at all. After 10 min still rolling on concrete, we made another turn to the left at a 90° angle to the next dead straight road consisting of gravel. Then we took another left turn through a wired gate on a dirty way that led to a modern box-like hangar used as a workshop. Now we are in full offroad mode.

Medicine Hat Canada Road Trip Photography Alberta Mayamagik Christian Koehlert
Photos shot around Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada.

Post-Apocalyptic Art Exhibition

My first impression of this place is hard to describe. It seemed almost surreal. Imagine a Matrix white room loading program or a blank virtual reality environment where someone at least made an effort to add some pure blue for the sky and some grassy texture for the ground. Now put this oversized white shoebox-like structure right in the middle of the scenery and place some random junk around it – and you should be able to visualize what our home for the next three days looks like.

Old cars are scattered like post-apocalyptic art sculptures all around the area. I think this could easily be some sophisticated exhibition where the artist likes to make a strong statement on the decay of modern society. When the night was about to fall, I gazed at the sunset. I am sitting on a red chair in the middle of nowhere with nothing more than blue and green in front of me. This approach is almost a zen-like reduction to the essence of a landscape.

The mirror effect

Philosophically speaking, this place is a good mirror of my life situation. The hangar is like a bigger version of the camper—our shelter and the epicenter of my life. At least both objects are made of the same material, and they have other semantic similarities, which make this a valid interpretation. The vast endless farmland around me is the undefined quantum space that needs to be filled with creative ideas, plans, and wisdom. And, well, the junk lying around could easily mark the unprocessed emotional issues in my subconsciousness. Those things disturb my inner peace.

That mess needs to be cleaned up, I reckon! I am not quite there yet with my full consciousness – I am aware of that. Still, I am attached to people I love back in Switzerland. That feeling seems to be my biggest drawback; it prevents me from fully diving into this new experience. Maybe I should write about this situation at a later point in time. Anyway – the critical epiphany behind this contemplation is that I am still lagging in fulfilling the first and most crucial pre-condition to create a new reality: letting go of my old one.

Medicine Hat Canada Road Trip Photography Alberta Mayamagik Christian Koehlert
Photos shot around Elk Water, Canada.

Letting Go of Attachments

This is a tough challenge for me which Jens does not seem to have anymore. He has fully arrived in his new paradigm. While writing this, Jens is working on the cage construction, and I realize how complementary we are. While he is doing all that physical building stuff with all his engineering skills and creativity, I can focus on my way to express myself in the way I like. I started filming, taking pictures, and writing, as I am doing right now.

This journey we are about to begin is not only an attempt to live a new paradigm for ourselves. It is also meant to be a form of inspiration to others. We like to share as much as possible, so others can learn from our mistakes or the universal wisdom that we already could implement in our life.

Medicine Hat Canada Road Trip Photography Alberta Mayamagik Christian Koehlert
Jens welding in Elk Water, Canada

Today’s Epiphany

Today’s lecture to me is a repetition of an old revelation I got a long time ago, but which needs a constant effort to be implemented in every single life situation.

“The very nature of life is inconsistency! Everything changes no matter how hard you try to preserve the status quo. Even physical death is just a transition into a new reality. Holding on to things or realities that have vanished or which are about to be taken from your stage of life leads to avoidable suffering. So the only sane approach to establish your own inner peace is in letting go of all attachments, knowing that nothing is for eternity. You came with nothing and you leave this world bare handed. There is nothing you can take to the other side, except from the experiences you made, which hopefully helped you to evolve to a better version of yourself following the spiritual evolution back to the source of all that is.”

Ingredients For A Successful Co-Creation | Pt. 2

How To Manifest Stuff?

So here is the story of how we manifested stuff. Since I got here, we have been strolling through big home depots and other big halls full of tools and equipment. We only need about 20 items to have all the essentials to start our journey. I did not expect the preparation to be that intense. Of course, we are looking for the best prices and going to the big shopping centers is the fastest way to get the things we need in a short amount of time, but on Sunday we proceeded with another approach.

Since not all shops are open on Sundays here in Canada, we had some time left to roam the suburbs. Because we were not ready to head off, we stayed with friends in a lovely middle-class neighborhood of Medicine Hat. The guys living in this house are amazing people with a high spiritual awareness who kindly support our endeavor. Most of them emerged from the skateboard culture and seemed to be very talented in music. There are always great tunes in the air played on guitars or the piano.

Practical implementation

Let’s get back to the new approach to gathering our stuff in this suburban neighborhood. Every household owner has a small junkyard in the back of their property. Most people fill this space with old classic cars left there to be disintegrated by rust. For Jens, who studied engineering and generally has an affinity toward old vehicles, this hike through the backyards is like a hunt for rare animals in a remote jungle.

On this trip, we had some great encounters with people, strange cars, and the local wildlife, which seemed to get used to the proximity to human beings. Jens could even pet one deer, and I could get close to some gorgeous „Bambys.“

Medicine Hat Canada Road Trip Photography Alberta Mayamagik Christian Koehlert
Photos shot around Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada.

Conclusions about Co-Creation

From my perspective, our environment to the point we start to discover it is an undefined quantum space. Until the observer decides to bring up the effort to take a closer look, this undefined quantum space is an ocean of possibilities. Having a clear concept of what items you need will bend the probabilities of what you will find.

It seems like Jens had a strong focus because he found a couple of items that could be handy at some point. Nothing fancy, though, but I am sure we could save a lot of money with some more patience. I guess the idea of consciously attracting certain material things that help us will become an issue that we can improve shortly.

How To Create A New Reality | Pt. 1

How To Co-Create Reality

Creating the reality you desire is a profound art. This technique is known as a manifestation, and it consists of three primary ingredients. The first part is the idea. You have to have a concept of what you want. The trick I figured out is that this wish has to come directly from your heart. If it is just a desire that emerged from your mind’s imprint, this technique will never work sustainably.

Most people have no clue what they want! They also tend to be fixed on symbols like: „I want to be a millionaire“ or „I want to drive a Ferrari. “ In my opinion, it is much better to thrive for a certain quality in life than for a symbol. So I instead focus on freedom, diversity of uplifting experiences with like-minded individuals, and a feeling of prosperity in material resources.

Other ingredients for co-creation

The second ingredient is to be patient. Depending on how fancy your goals are, it might take some time until the right circumstances can emerge. The best thing to do is to let go and focus on right here and right now. The last primary skill you need to create the reality you want is the ability to let go of the concepts you have. That, of course, always includes people you love. This ability is the most demanding part, and most seekers fail at this point.

In my current case, this was also an arduous task, but in a way, life forced me to at least temporarily let go of my home with the people I love. It is a natural thing that moments come along where you have to quit your job, separate from a relationship, or even circumstances kick in, which create a situation where everything that defined you as an individual has been ripped apart, no matter how much effort you put into the idea of conserving the status quo. It is the point where your stage is cleansed to be reset.

Implementation in Medicine Hat

So now I went to Medicine Hat in Canada to meet with a friend who had the same general concept of leaving the familiar trails of society behind to live a life in freedom – free of daily routines. His name is Jens, and we have known each other since our time as teenagers in our hometown Magdeburg.

Medicine Hat Canada Road Trip Photography Alberta Mayamagik Christian Koehlert
Photos shot around Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada.

So now, after I can adapt to the new paradigm, the new environment, and the new time zone, I am ready to embrace the new reality, but before we can start, we have to put some effort into the physical realm. To begin our journey, we need to prepare our camping vehicle. Many things need to be organized and to be built. That will take at least ten days of intense work, but it could even be more. This period was also when Jens and I developed a shared vision of what our journey will bring to us. A coherent focus is essential because we are both cocreators.