Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Lohbado dream

digital painting by Lohbado
Lohbado dreamed he was buried in a grassy meadow on the Plains of Radiation. He fell into a deep sleep in a buried coffin. In the dream, a herd of buffalo thundered across the plain and over his resting place. A tall thin man in black and wearing a broad brimmed black hat removed the dirt from the coffin and pounded on the coffin lid for a few minutes before opening it to release Lohbado. When Lohbado rose from the grave, he found himself in the middle of a group of tall thin men and women in black banging on bongo drums, while another group of men and women did a skeleton dance.

The stomping and banging put anxiety in his stomach and nervous system. It awakened fears of something he didn't understand. The stomping went right into his heart and digestive tract.

He understood it was a test form Oogah and Oorsis, deities of the mountain and the plains. The challenge was to stay calm. Don't react. Don't respond to the swarm of fearsome thoughts. Ego doesn't like being prodded. Lohbado knew it was beyond his control. Don't make a fuss. Let it go. Take a deep breath. Invoke infinite nature. Gaze towards the horizon. Close your eyes a moment. Imagine you're at the top of a rock hill. Enjoy a view of the vast wilderness. The rude awakening has the power to shake you out of complacency.

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