Watch the Puppeteer not the Avatar

000199How are Avatars evolving?

This is an update on my thoughts having just heard that Cameron (Titanic fame) starts shooting a film called Avatar this April.

Here we go :

Before the convergence of the spiritual with the physical, both need to be seen.

I think Avatar use may be starting to help many more break into defining their ‘Spiritual Self’ in a practical, easily readable manner.

Some people’s view of authentic ‘self’ can be a bit foggy at times. Those allowing themselves to be pressured into living the life expected of them, are less in contact with ‘self’ – often they think about their more spiritual self as their alter ego. More people are beginning to ‘escape’ into other selves by developing their own avatar/s online AND offline.

It’s a fascinating picture to see evolving. People are almost becoming their own brand managers. Their avatars sort of evolve into personal property rights to be protected. (Did you see the film “What the Bleep do we Know”? It was a great film for causing audiences to question self and the very act of ‘being’ – if nothing else.)

Questions are the key to answers and those creating avatars are moved into more self questioning so this may lead to more self answers. During these early stages however, most avatars still contain masks of some sort (skeletons remaining locked in wardrobes) so view (read) them with this in mind.

Pure Avatars (Remember Max Headroom?) are thankfully exoskeletal – at the moment. The ultimate avatar, created by the genetic engineer, might one day be indistinguishable from reality. In full-circle, avatars in a world of avatars would not know their reality was a created reality.

I’ll type ‘avatar’ into search engines again next year – I predict it’s going to be a very big global growth area that may overtake ‘personal coaching’ in size unless in the years ahead, we all need two life coaches each – one for ourselves and one for our avatar life!

Best wishes from me AND the avatar in
me … which someone suggested (Ross Adler)
was probably ‘BookBod’.

<*))))))))>< Grant Posted by : Grant Filed in : Personal Development FAQ’s … Being a “Friend of HoBB Real” MORE>

The Artists of Stonehenge and Easter Islands or garden planners?

yew treesIf the caretakers of the HoBB Gardens are careful with this Yew for the next 4000 years, you will probably need to walk through its trunk to use the top terrace!

I visited the wonderful Yew trees at Hope Bagot Church recently and stood inside one of them, wondering what the gardener would say that had planted them so many thousands of years before.

With this thought came the view that my own actions could, or rather will have an effect on things way beyond my lifetime. An oak tree planted now could ‘see’ the reality of space travel that only our present science writers imagine. If I constructed a vast circle of stones around a box of ball-point pens goodness knows what the science-past writers would say of it in 5628 A.D.

If you get the chance to do something great, do it. If you don’t, then make the chance. The greater it is the more you will confuse future historians, especially if you throw away the instructions on how you put it together and why you did it!

From Stonehenge to the Easter Islands, it was, in my opinion, “Artists at Work” doing some fun stuff that they thought would be great. It was also the designer at work, making sure of the more practical issues. And according to some, it was the accountant at work, telling the artist and designer how much stonework and labour they were allowed to afford.

When planning your ‘great’ something, you will need a team – if it’s GREAT, count me in!