The other day my wife and I were discussing some serious and troubling matters regarding her health, and I thought to myself “The doctors are doing what they can do, which practice should I turn to to support their efforts?”
At that moment I looked at the bedroom wall where I have several Thankas hanging and the Padmasamhava Thanka looked absolutely 3-D. I did not feel like I was in a trance state and just to make sure I got up and did some very normal things. I came back to the room and it still appeared 3-D. There were two thankas next to it, Kuntuzangpo on the right and Yeshe Walmo on the left, but neither of them looked at all odd.
That night I moved the painting downstairs and did a Rigdzin Dhupa Puja (a form of Padmasambhava) and sat in meditation for a long while. I did not so much receive instructions as I did a series of inspirations about setting the thanka and a small puja table near my desk, where my Kilaya thanka and phurbas are kept. Having been focused a lot on Strategic Sorcery based work lately, it has been very refreshing to engage in these practices. After three days I already feel the difference inside. It remains to be seen if it effects the health situation like I hope it will.
The painting still looks 3-D to me whenever I glance at it for more than a second.