Monday, May 27, 2013

into the universe, my mind goes



This might sound a little out there, but what the hell... I am not a deeply religious person. I do follow a religion, but my brain, geekiness and appreciation for science would never allow me to experience faith as some people do. I wish I did, but I don't.


But as I watched a movie with amazing shots of deep space, I wondered if my consciousness will live beyond my physical body... And then, this deep feeling took over me. 


This amazing feeling that if it does, I might be able to just see the universe, the mystery of life, the passing of history as a first hand witness. Because if there is one thing I do believe is that There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. - Hamlet 

41 comments:

bohemiannie! art said...

beautiful thoughts

Zena said...


As far as I am concerned, my spiritual life is deeply related to the feeling that my conscience might well expand beyond my own physical boundaries, this has led me to experience a sort of faith that even when doesn´t come from logical reasoning is not irrational… it comes from my own (often inexplicable) inner experiences… don´t know If this make any sense to you, I hope so. Happy week, dear Ana

Cloudia said...

Light shines through your eye indeed



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CraveCute said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Faith is a very personal thing and I'm sure each person experiences it differently. I am much more spiritual than religious and that has come from maturity and life experience. I am not familiar with the bird in your painting, but if it is a real bird or a fantasy one, I love it!

turquoisemoon said...

Really like this post. Beautiful thoughts whether one calls it religious or spiritual or does not label it.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I'm a spiritual person, and a firm believer of reincarnation, so I am convinced that while the body dies, the soul doesn't; it lives eternally. So, in my opinion, you will definitely see the universe, the mystery of life, the passing of history as a first hand witness...etc...etc... Isn't it exciting? :)

Adam said...

wonderful drawing

tinajo said...

Beautiful post, thanks! :-)

Riot Kitty said...

It all boggles my mind, but I have moments when it all comes together and makes sense.

Ola said...

somme deep thoughts, people have been wondering about it for ages... and still no answer

dorothee draft said...

and wonderful spirit !

Arkansas Patti said...

I do agree with Hamlet. My mom often said "death was life's greatest adventure".

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Good morning, Ana. I believe that there is so much in the universe and within us that we can't or just haven't been able to tap into yet. So, I do think that we will be able to see those things you mention...I also believe in God with deep faith...but have always had a big problem with man made faith-rules and buildings. God is everywhere and within me, not residing in a brick church. Hugs, kath

foxysue said...

I believe this too. Humans have all their philosophies, idealism, theories and religions but the reality I feel is beyond what our human minds can conceive! x

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow these are some deep thoughts...now you have my philisophical wheels turning :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

very interesting topic! I am so interested in the mysteries of the universe, and certainly believe there are still so many things we do not yet know.

Religion and the idea of one God seems messy and confusing. Why would a God allow so many people to fight (and kill) in the "name of God?" If there is only one God, then which one is the "right" one? Is God a man? ... and if you think you can answer these questions is it because you read the Bible, the Torah, the Koran or perhaps the sacred texts of Confucianism? so many unanswered questions

alteredstatesstudio said...

love the colors of the birds....the fact that you even think about such things says a lot...there are many out there, that only follow and don't bother to ask any questions.

Kyra Wilson said...

That's a lovely way of looking at it. :) I'm like you, in that I don't experience faith the way some people do. I don't have a religion, but I have a faith of some sort, and a sincere hope that this is not all that there is.

Sherri B. said...

A lovely post...I agree with your thoughts. And your painting is beautiful!

Almost Precious said...

Such very deep thoughts and also poetic ones.

I too seem to have my own personal viewpoints on faith and religion, it's one that does not coincide with any known bible or established philosophy.
I understand that humanity's building blocks, carbon, was forged in the furnace of the very first stars. Therefore we are from and of the stars and are an intrinsic part of this massive universe. From its inception to its end to the birth of a new universe, perhaps it always was and always will be, a never ending cycle and we, just a part of it. How many lives may we have lived before?

Francie M said...

Yes, having had my first experience with a poltergeist at age 14 I know that what we see isn't all there is. And I love that quote from Hamlet - really says it all, doesn't it? Love your paintings, Ana!

Jeanie said...

Ana, first -- your paintings are beautiful. Gorgeous birds -- how you inspire.

And I think I am much like you in thought. I have great and deep faith in something bigger than me, but I can't put it into a religion. Religion boxes me in, but spirit helps expand me. I pray, but I'm not sure "who" I am praying to or "what" -- it's just my way of sending my message into the universe, letting it go for good. And all the rest -- interesting, but really, I just don't know. I love this post, your thoughts, your images. All of it.

Lois said...

So lovely... you are making me ponder on this dampish day!

Jess said...

Yep, there are more things than we could ever comprehend as human beings.
I love getting those 'lightbulb' moments.xx

Tammie Lee said...

so very lovely ~

Ileana said...

You are a deep and beautiful soul...I love this post!

Magic Love Crow said...

My mom has always said, we are all going up the same mountain, but just taking different paths. Beautiful bird!

Cristiane Marino said...

Ana, sua pintura está deslumbrante!
E suas reflexões muito interessantes.
Bjs

NatashaMay said...

Love your birdies! I'm not religious but I am spiritual. :) I believe this is not all there is. But we're here for a reason even though we often have no clue what that reason is.

Mopsa said...

Inspiring post :) I couldn't agree more with the conclusion that there is so much more than this.

Willow said...

Profound thoughts. VEry much enjoy the artful birds.

Kristin_Texas said...

This is the kind of thing I think about every day. :p

Kristin

Bohemian said...

Yes, I too often meditate upon what it might be like when my energy changes form and crosses over from Time into Eternity.

Thanks for stopping by for a Blog Visit and you made me laugh so hard with your comment of why the young people are leaving FB in droves! *LOL* Really? Do us Old Folks have that much Power!? *Winks* Actually all of our Grandchildren had FB Accounts and were sharing all of their Images via the Internet so when we'd ask for Photos 'Old School' Style by Mail they'd tell us to download them from their FB Pages... we're such Dinosaurs, I know... they probably don't even know how to still write a Letter!? *Smiles*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Helmi said...

Thanks, for your comment on my blog!

Els said...

Oh yes ! Deep Space : amazing isn't it (and us sooooooooooo tiny, yet a lot of us think we're sooooo important ...... ;-) !)
Lovely mom and baby bird (o, sorry, could also be pop ....)

Shaharoh said...

Sunsets and space---my heaven:) This post gave me hope because I do hope, like you to see the universe first-hand and I hope whatever is Beyond is more than I could ever fathom. xoxo Introvert:)

Rosemari Roast said...

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

Indeed.

Thanks for the lovely post.

Caffeine Girl said...

Your painting is absolutely luminous!

Red Shoes said...

You and I are so much alike, it's scary... I was listening to a program the other day... and the host was asking the viewer to imagine nothing... absolutely NOTHING. He said, that's what is believed to have existed once. And that some small spark... something so small, it can't be seen was created, and started this explosion... this BIG BANG that started the universe.

When you start imagining a never ending, and at this point, theoretically still growing, it just boggles my mind... and I end up feeling even more insignificant than i already do.

My Spirituality is my Religion. I have no right... really to challenge other's beliefs. They also have no right to challenge mine.

Such a BEAUTIFUL post!!!

:o)

~shoes~

Palomasea said...

Splendid birds, dear Ana!

You always give us something to think about...

It's not so much a belief for me, but a feeling...that we are but a soul inside a body...on an infinite journey of learning and compassion. But that's just me... :)
Many blessings....thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts...
- Irina

missy k said...

I sometimes get so caught up in reading what you write I have to go back again to look at the art!

Love your birds!!!!

Karen x