How Life Pushed Me Into A New Paradigm | Pt. 6

Space on my stage of life

Sometimes you have accomplished something special in life. For example, you finished a particular apprenticeship or finally mastered a specific degree. After you get handed out that diploma from the university, it seems like a big object disappears from your stage of life. The burden of scholarship usually takes a big chunk of your resources, and when it is gone, space is all that remains.

This same achievement can create a void or even a vacuum that wants to be filled. The same applies to the end of a significant relationship that took a lot of room. Some of those sweeping stage events are emotionally painful; others are liberating. However, it feels, it is said that the wise man doesn’t recognize this as a misfortune; instead, he is always aware of the chances such a situation comprises.

See you later, Montreux

After my stage in Montreux, Switzerland, had been more or less cleansed, I got plenty of space that wanted to be rearranged. Even though I am still struggling with emotional attachments, I can still see my situation’s possibilities. In my case, everything vanished quickly. My relationships with certain people, my job, and my living situation got flushed from my stage of life in the blink of an eye – at least everything turned into undefined quantum space.

To make things worse: I fell in love with a married woman. It is more complicated than that, but let’s keep it simple. So I even had to leave an unsolved situation with essential people I love dearly. You could say that important items on my stage got pushed to the side. Some fell off, and others remained to be rearranged at a later point in time. It is not the ideal circumstance to leave like that, but still, it seemed like the most feasible way to do it. The question is: What to do next?

Monteux Switzerland Photography
Photo of Montreux, Switzerland

From Canada to South America

Maybe my subconscious mind planned, maybe my intention to go to Canada actually caused all that jazz, but subsequently, I started a process that I had already figured out was the best thing to do in such a case: traveling! Don’t get me wrong here – I don’t mean to take two weeks off to fly to some random place with beach and palm trees to calm my mind. No, I am talking about roaming a whole continent to get my life straight. Or, even better: to make it as it should be. The trick is that you have the power to define what you are attracting to your stage of life.

So now I am in Medicine Hat in Canada to go on my mission to rearrange my life situation. I know that the current situation didn’t happen by coincidence. It is apparent that I consciously asked life for it, to be able to leave my reality bubble in Montreux for a while to observe it from a distance and see the flaws in it that need to be redefined. It’s always more challenging to detect that specific taint that bothers you deep inside, as long as you are trapped in the context.

The meaning of synchronicity

Many people are aware that nothing happens by chance – this is also my creed. So-called “coincidences” are determined by a higher mechanism and can be manipulated by the power of consciousness. Not every individual is the same. Some people might be bound to a strict karmic destiny and a particular path in life; others seem to be more accessible. Maybe they are more detached from standard mental imprints that limit their creativity to imagine themselves in alternative situations. As I would call it: they can imagine themselves at a different stage of life.

Techniques to control reality

I feel like a free spirit in that regard. Even though I cannot bypass the free will of others without consequences, I am capable of making use of my own free will. There are hundreds of books about this topic: how to choose the content for your stage of life or how you control what you attract.

Some techniques are more simple, and others are more complex, but the core principles are always the same. Only by trying you figure out what strategy serves you best and which allows you to improve in this regard. By detecting and understanding the different imprints you were unaware of, you can rule out the typical errors that sabotage your endeavor to thrive.

Co-creation and manifestation

I have read a couple of books about those techniques, and after a while of trial and error, I could demonstrate a high percentage of target goals achieved quickly. So now I call myself officially “transsurfing” the waves of space and time. The good thing is that I can honestly say that I always realized what I was longing for in the last four years. The drawback was always the same: certain circumstances popped up that made it evident that this reality or this setup on my stage of life was not sustainable. Maybe that is because of a karmic background program or because my mind was already focussing on a different layout.

Of course, the transition between the “now,” which is your old stage, and the “now,” which is your new stage, always consumes linear time. In that delay, many things can happen, or it just gets boring, which causes your focus to shift. I don’t know for sure, so I still need to figure that out. Maybe it is just God telling me that I might be a cocreator but that he is still in charge to help me to find a higher purpose in life rather than nurturing profane desires.

Change is the nature of life

Others would say that constant change is the very nature of life itself. Everything is in a flow, and resisting the flow is a form of unconscious death. You are not physically dead – actually, there is no natural death. Physical dying is just another transition to a different stage, with a whole new set of rules – it is a true paradigm shift. The only temporary recurrent death we should fear is the standstill, the deadlock, or the stagnancy. So it seems that a constant change, whether consciously chosen or picked with unawareness and fear, is the natural flow of life.

Death in this context means a habit of always trying to avoid everything that could endanger or even shake the status quo of your stage. Such routine, the inability to let go of a specific setup or stage play, creates suffering. From this point of view, the aspect of stoicism or the equanimity described in the Zen tradition is the only true path to finding inner peace and a form of stability in this reality we call life. Achieving this ability to “not judge” is not a disciplinary measure for your mind. It can only arise from the deep inner understanding that everything is one.

The epiphany of singularity

The concept of singularity or oneness is not just an old eastern philosophy – it is a quantum physical certainty. You see: It gets complicated! Improving the capabilities of consciously creating your reality is a delicate and complex art. I am not claiming I am the best at it. Some people have mastered more mysteries of the universe, but I can tell you about my path, and maybe that inspires you and other people to improve their skills to co-create inside this marvelous reality we call life.

Sharing this travel blog

I like to honestly share all the lectures and epiphanies that came along my way in this travel blog. Some come from my past; I might have to repeat other sections on my journey with Jens. So please be welcome to join us on our magical mystery tour through North and South America.

Well, this was my general background story of this venture, but as I mentioned before, I am not alone. An old friend, who initiated this endeavor, is the mastermind behind the whole concept of traveling with a camper. I hope that Jens will share his background story along this journey.

Wellington, New Zealand | First Impressions

I finally arrived in Wellington, New Zealand. I stayed with my friends in Wellington for the first two months, where I took my first photos. There were so many lovely spots around the city where people used to go for a surf or hang out at the beaches.

I waited in Wellington till springtime kicked in. My main goal was to go on a “Walkabout” through the wilderness, but I made good use of my time in the capital of New Zealand. I got my first lessons in surfing, and I produced an image film for my friends at Proffer, a local company.

For more photos, go back to the Travel Photo Blog.

Wellington Travel Photography

Road Trip through Washington State, USA

Unfortunately, Jens could not cross the border to Washington State in the USA because he offended some minor law. A tiny device called a “weed grinder” was the reason. From this point on, photography became a secondary obligation. I was all on my own to bring the camper down to Mexico. That’s why most of the photos I shot were taken quickly and dirty through the front window of the trailer.

I hurried through Washington to be as fast as possible with my friends in Oregon. Only on a few occasions did I manage to concentrate on what I was pointing the camera at entirely. I wanted to take some photos of Aberdeen on my way down to Oregon way, but it wasn’t delightful.

Please go back to the Road Trip Blog for more photos.

Montreux Street Photography, Switzerland

The small town of Montreux, close to the French border, has been my home for the last two years. The following pictures should give you an impression of the social-cultural context I was coming from before I decided to go on this road trip to the Americas. Many photos are from early 2016, and I also took some shots at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival.

The whole area called the Swiss Riviera is fantastic for taking photos. This territory includes all the famous towns around the lake like Evian, Geneva, and Lausanne, which gave me a lot of pleasure as a photographer.

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