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You have drawn a
concept map about the eagle sighting, and are ready to go on into the
To experience an event or activity formerly experienced
by others, and/or to help you pay more attention either to details or
aspects that might influence the whole perspective.
For example: You have
drawn a concept map for an eagle hunting scene.
Choose what you want to be:
1. The eagle
2. The foxes
3. The rabbits
4. The observers
5. The eagle chicks
If you choose any of the above, imagine you are in its
situation at the moment the activities are reported to the radio station.
For example: If you are an eagle, close your eyes:
your body changing. Feel the hairs on your arm,--they are growing, growing
and growing until they become feathers. If you have ten feathers on
the right arm, you will have ten feathers on your left arm. Now your
arms are no longer arms, but a pair of wings.
Imagine all the hairs
on your skin are now growing until they become feathers too.
your mind's eye, and look at your fingers. They are no longer fingers,
but are becoming talons. Your fingernails are growing longer and longer,
becoming sharp and hard.
Now flap your wings.
You are rising higher and higher in the sky. As you ascend, you feel warm
air under your belly. It feels comfortable and you become lighter and
You soar through the
sky with your wings spread at their full length. You weigh only nine
pounds. Keep soaring for a while. Take note of your surroundings.
What do you see? What do you hear?
Now you elevate to about 1000 feet up in the sky and look
down below. Your eyesight is incredibly keen. You see every blade of the
green grass; you see every single movement on the ground.
It is a sunny day, a
good day to hunt. You are hungry, and so are your chicks.
Suddenly, you see
movement on the ground. You see four animals. Two are significantly
smaller than the other two. You begin determining which one of these
animals will be the easiest prey.
You focus on the
smaller ones, then the smaller of those two. These two smallest animals
are foraging on the grass.
You are determined,
very determined, that you will get this prey. You start circling. You
circle once, twice. Then you circle one more time, calculating the best
moment and angle to attack.
You control your turns
and height. Then, you dive towards them.
They are running and
you are getting closer and closer to the ground. Now you extend your
powerful talons, ready for the kill.
Alas! You missed!
Now open your eyes.
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