Welcome to the Hearth

Welcome to the Hearth

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sophia Center gets a Second Life

What if I were to tell you a second life is possible? I don't really mean reincarnation as we think of it but, really, being another "being" in another dimension, and moving that new self around in this other dimension and being able to have interaction with others who have another "self"? Huh? I am talking about the virtual reality called Second Life. Last summer when a large number of sisters from the order met to share with one another, I learned about Second Life and thought about exploring it. I'm still a "newbie" when it comes to all of this technology, but, am smart and willing to learn. With the help of my new sister-guides Widget and Doon, I have committed to the intention of establishing a presence for Sophia Center in Second Life. There are many women around the world who lament that I can't join their women's spirit circles, where ever they meet, so I am starting one in Second Life. In my brief explorations I have met in circle with other women, done Tai Chi, walked a labyrinth, gone horseback riding and even flown without a plane or the use of wings! Yes you can fly in Second Life! It will become the hottest social networking experience yet. If you combine Second Life with Skype, it makes it much easier to communicate with those you are meeting with. My friend on "the other side" told me that Second Life is the perfect metaphor to understand who we are. When we are not in a body, we are in our Primary state of being as eternal souls, living in another dimension. When we come into body, we create an avatar, like Sr. K or whoever you are reading this . Second Life is humanity's way of expressing our growing understanding of who we truly are. You have to experience it first to see and feel what I mean. Second Life is a free application, as is Skype.

The Avatar one chooses can be altered to be as tall or as thin or whatever your imagination requires. By experimenting with clothes, for example, (which I have very little interest in First Life) I have discovered some possibilities for my First Life, Sr. K self without have to spend much money and time going shopping. Oh, I did go shopping with one of my Second Life sisterguides. I even tried on some heels, which did not hurt my feet one bit. LOL. It struck me that we could try things out in Second Life to see how they work before manifesting them in First Life. Maybe we can build a whole new world easier than we think, kind of like we did when we were kids, playing and working things out before we made them "real."

At the Second Life web site you can check out what the systems requirements are to see if you have all the necessary power and speed etc. with your equipment and Internet access. If you should jump into this adventure, look for Horsemaker Soulstar. I will probably be hanging out on Commonwealth Island. Let's meet up there!

2 comments:

miss*R said...

I am taking this week to do some autumn cleaning in my home. to regather myself after a hectic past month.. once all is well in my home, then I can sit and look at this. I think of you everyday xo

Widget Whiteberry said...

It is such a delight to get to know you through Second Life: I am delighted to be one of your sister guides. For me, my avatar is a projection and creative expression of self.

The felt experience of coming together in the metaverse is powerful and delightful. I look forward to meeting many of your friends over the coming months.