Shipwrecked Angel

How to shift your reality now

The Light of Day

on April 6, 2012
Zen garden

Zen garden (Photo credit: WindRiver)

 Now that I was achieving integration, rather like touching down on Cape Canaveral after being lost in outer space, I began developing a Zen-like perspective to life. 

 Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism[a] which originated in China during the 6th century CE as Chán. From China, Zen spread south to Vietnam, to Korea and east to Japan.[2]

The word Zen is from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word 禪 Dzyen (Modern Mandarin: Chán), which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyāna, which can be approximately translated as “absorption” or “meditative state”.[3]

Zen emphasizes the personal expression of experiential wisdom in the attainment of  direct self-realization through meditation and dharma practice.[5] The teachings of Zen include various sources of Mahāyāna thought, including the Prajñāpāramitā literature, Madhyamaka, Yogācāra and the Tathāgatagarbha Sutras.- Wikipedia

One of my favorite Koans became: 

 It is what it is.   – Arianna Black 

Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana

Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 At the same time, I began asking a lot of questions: – Do I dare believe I can have the life that wants to open up to me?

What am I letting go of?  What am I letting in?

If we truly live in a holographic universe, and I’ve had plenty of proof of that, then everything is happening now, without delay.   (That must be the quantum jumping.) 

But how do you know WHICH you, and which Universe is the very best?

 After all, with great power, comes great responsibility.

 What do I want?

What do I believe is possible?

What type of life do I choose?

What type of romantic relationship do I wish attract? (This will take several blogs, believe me.)

Do I believe that I am the co-creator/director of my Universe or is the Universe acting on me?

 See – deep thinking here.   And I will get to these questions – give me time.

I had already taken the plunge to Shift my Reality.  I’d say that’s a fairly substantial commitment.  And I’d made that commitment in front of 10 other people that I will write this blog over the next 30-days, with the intent of explaining in an easy- to-follow-outline just HOW I shifted my reality.  The purpose of this blog being, of course, how I did it, so you can do it, too!

 Gulp!  I really had bitten off more than I could chew.  But there you go:  such is the power of commitment – in the cold, hard light of day.    

 No retreat.  No escape.  (What would Winston say now?)


 Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. – Winston Churchill

 That’s what he would say.

 So, to summarize, I would like to emphasise, if I may, one of the Seven Keys of Shifting Your Reality.

 Key No. 1

 The Power of Commitment

 Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.

A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.  – W. H. Murray    

Even though I am asking a lot of questions to help shape or craft my new reality, questions, which I believe have conviction behind them, answering these questions helps me – and you – shift your reality.

So, here is a good place to start: –

 Write your own Personal Manifesto.

 A manifesto is “a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer.” While issuing a personal manifesto can introduce the world to who you are and what you believe, perhaps the most important person a personal manifesto introduces you to is yourself.

 Don’t you love it!   Your very own Personal Manifesto, just for you!

 This is what it looks like:

 Your Personal Manifesto, (Arianna style), includes these components:

Who am I?  (Values and vision for yourself)

What do I want?

What am I willing to let go of?

What am I willing to receive? 

Prajnaparamita, the buddhist goddess of transc...

Prajnaparamita, the buddhist goddess of transcendental wisdom is the masterpiece of ancient Java art, displayed in Gedung Arca. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Go Play!  See you tomorrow!


7 responses to “The Light of Day

  1. Carol Andrew says:

    This gets better and better.

  2. Marty says:

    A few years back I compiled a glossary of all of the most positive adjectives in the English language. ( (If this link doesn’t work just Google this “Positive Adjective Glossary”.)

    On anyone’s worst, most miserable, day they should still be able to find at least 200 positive adjectives here that they, and God, know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, are absolutely true about them.

    Who are you? You are, for certain, many amazing wonderful things.

    This is the most popular page on my old website and it’s the second highest driver of traffic to the Vancouver Metaphysical Network website after Edgar Cayce Canada.

  3. Cool, thanks for sharing that info Marty.

    Arianna, I love these questions you ask, “Do I dare believe I can have the life that wants to open up to me?” as I wonder if on my un- and/or sub-conscious I am going through that as I am in the process of launching (manifesting) my dream. And rightfully so for me to ask similar to you, What do I need to let go of? And what do I need to let in? And also, What do I want? Really want? What do I believe is possible? What type of life do I choose? Great questions and thanks for the reminder by the way!

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  5. Davidya says:

    Cool about Zens origins. Didn’t know that. Zen, Tantra and Vedanta are the 3 traditions that still recognize oneness of all. (Buddhism and others have largely lost that)

    You might find it useful to consider the evolution of truth. Rather than asking which is true, consider what has been true, what is true for you know, and what have others said is true. (ie: where you’re going?)

    As far as which universe, the best is the one you’re in now. Thinking of alternate universes complicates the picture. The answers are in who you are and what is real now. Let the universe take care of itself 😉

    • ariannablack says:

      The evolution of truth is an interesting perspective – thanks for that. However, I have to disagree with the idea of the Universe we are in, is the best one. How do we know that? Is this true? Part of my exploration of shifting reality is allowing the possibility that I, or anyone, can actually quantum jump into a different Universe. Who says we can’t? A very simple example of this is when people say to each other: Oh, it’s God’s will, or in new-age circles: it’s the Universe acting through me. What about the possibility of MY Universe? And there’s your Universe. I am beginning to perceive that everyone has their own Universe and this is how they “believe” into their own reality.

      • Davidya says:

        Well if there is oneness and we live in a shared reality, why would anything be “mine”? Is it not just “ours?” We don’t need the idea of another universe to think we can change reality. Our reality is primarily driven by who we percieve ourselves to be. A victim? A power broker? A shipwrecked angel? 😉

        When we change our relationship with ourselves, we make the biggest changes in reality. Everyone does have their own reality but its not a separate universe. Its more a bubble of illusion through which their life experiences are filtered. This is why spiritual awakeing is called awakening. Its like waking up from this dream. We don’t change universes, just pop bubbles.

        The highest truths are often very simple. No extra universes required. 😉

        Physics has come up with theories that describe the universe well but have other unintended consequences, like extra dimensions, dark matter, and other universes. I’ve observed that when things get studiply complex it’s better to go back to the original idea and fix it. Haramein’s recently published paper on proton dynamics brings spin into the equations and fixes a bunch of this. (curved space-time doesn’t just bend, it rotates, causing spin like our rotating planet)

        BTW – there are other universes but they’re distinct ones with their own laws of nature. But thats another big subject….

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