Monday, June 18, 2018

Born to explore form and shape

“In highly complicated cellular structures like yourselves, with your unique mental properties, you end up with a vital inborn sense of shape and form.  The ability to draw is a natural outgrowth of this sensing of shape, this curiosity of form. On a quite unconscious level you possess a biological self-image that is quite different from the self that you see in a mirror.  It is a knowledge of bodily form from the inside out, so to speak, composed of cellular shapes and organizations, operating at the maximum.  The simple cell, again, has a curiosity about its environment, and on your much more advanced cellular level your own curiosity is unbounded.  It is primarily felt as a curiosity about shapes: the urge to touch, to explore, to feel edges and smooth places.
“There is particularly a fascination with space itself, in which, so to speak, there is nothing to touch, no shapes to perceive. You are born, then, with a leaning toward the exploration of form and shape in particular.”
(Dreams, “Evolution” and Value Fulfillment Vol 2Session 913)

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