In Feb 2013 issue of The Sun, I recently read Wrong Turn, Mark Leviton's interview with Rupert Sheldrake, author of Science Set Free. You can read more at sheldrake.org. In this interview, Rupert Sheldrake discusses his concept of "morphic resonance" similar to "Carl Jung's concept of collective unconscious or Hinduism's akashic records, which store all knowledge on another plane of existence."
Watching surfers, I was reminded of Sheldrake's idea that my individual perception/experience/memory is one with all in space and time. I perceive this concept visually - each moment a hologram of the totality.
In the split second of this surfer's courage and enthusiasm is, was, and will always be the totality of eternity. I am reminded of Course in Miracle's "Nothing real can be threatened. Therein lies the peace of God." Live in fearlessness. Go for it! Take the risk! Dive right in! Enthusiasm is God in us. Such a beautiful irony - in Love, taking and giving are one! Like all who came before him and all who come after him, this surfer, immersed in the joy and fearlessness of the moment, gives the same to me and everyone. We are truly One. In this way, when I nourish myself, I nourish you. When you nourish yourself, you nourish me.
I think this is the reason that I experience each painting as a grand discovery - a surrender. Each image truly manifests through me, but not from me. Each image is brand new and yet has existed in all beings through all time.
Life, love, reality is beyond amazing!