The “Golden World” of Heaven Over Walmart

People travel wide and far over seas and to tops of mountains to glean a glimpse of Heaven.  I have a suggestion:

  • Travel no farther than your local Walmart.
  • Just be sure to take your camera.
  • Stay alert.
  • From time to time look up.
  • Enjoy a moment’s solitude alone and dream.

This is “Shangri-La.”  Ever close at hand.  Everywhere.  Every moment.  Every Season.

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“Attention Walmart Shoppers!  The ‘Golden World’ of Heaven
is now being featured above our parking lot.”

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An especially active cloud set over Walmart  . . .

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Shapeshifting two (if even that) seconds later to this  . . .

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. . .  and then to this  . . .  Gone!

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Aiming the camera toward the Western sky  .  .  .

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Panning the camera East  . . .

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Then pulling back:
Is that a ‘word’ forming on the tongue of a Heaven god?

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Returning to Earth  . . .

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A cloud-like heavenly Milkweed.

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Golden World :    A term coined by Mircea Eliade (1907 – 1986), one of the most renowned expositors of the psychology of religion, mythology and magic to designate transcendental states of consciousness “available” to everyone everywhere at all times.  The only requirements:  acute awareness, a cleared mind, an absent or worn-down ego, an open Heart, and Grace.

Images of natural beauty such as those above are not necessarily artifacts of a transcendental state consciousness, but they do point in that direction.  A simple awareness of the beauties inherent in the “commonplace” objects, atmospheres and environments that surround us provides a healing balm for the Soul.

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Images captured:   06.08.2010   |   Kingston, NY  +  Woodstock, NY

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