When synchronicity swamps your existence you know it's on to something, so after a conversation with friend Nix it seemed logical to write down the essence of what had been explored so that something could be made of it. We realised we engaged in authentic conversation; there were no boundaries to what we could discuss, on a level that found itself instead of our being conscious of where that level should be. While speaking we shared information with ourselves as with the other party and since this was so from both ends of the connection, power or subtlety of what was exchanged remained balanced of its own accord.
Dreams, we thought, might be a version of communication that happened on another level altogether, one we could not really access fully with our brains because sensory input didn't happen in this dimension. As we spoke of this, the words ‘Descriptive Architecture' came into my head and I wrote them down. These weren't my words, you understand, because it took me a little while to understand them, but they fitted the context exactly and if you cannot get perfection, synchronicity will sometimes let you get a little close.
Another thing that cements authentic conversation is familiarity with shadow selves - we don't mind integrating them towards positive communication. We're open to each other's perspectives which seems to be important in maintaining a balanced state in any relationship, for only then can new information come in and serve the purpose of furnishing growth.
Yaxley switches are my favourite analogies of life. "Well, this I've got to hear," said Brian (later in the lounge) of my impending description of what a Yaxley switch is. It's a ring of plastic toothy things, I explained, that only bend in one direction - you can't turn a Yaxley switch the wrong way without breaking something. The outer ring, the one you turn, flicks the little teeth as it goes round and changes the programme; these things are used on washing machines, or were before modern technology changed the system. So looking at the actual things pictured here, it seems I was wrong on the technicalities. But in life, wherever you are the circle only moves in one direction. We land ourselves on different programmes all the time, only with similarities - we have patterns, after all.
Since everyone's unique, it stands to reason that authentic communication gives space for you and those engaging with you to understand how you feel, and why. When we describe a view or a subject we use our own language and the patterns of that language will differ between speaker and listener. We learn through listening and speaking in a flow wherein one action makes sense of the other in a constructive process - hence, it seems in conclusion, descriptive architecture is something we just do.
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.