Archive for February, 2011

25 – Universal Blueprint (Part I) …

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

“We are all in this together”. We hear these words all the time. But do we really understand what they mean? Really!

I think the word Togetherness has lost its meaning because it is used so much in empty rhetoric. Togetherness … of all races, of all beliefs, of all Humankind … is not a welcome idea to the corporate elite that promotes the fallacy that we are ‘separate’ from Nature and only a few have the right to plunder its bounty. To them and the corporate media that without principles spreads their destructive doctrines, we are nothing more than gullible consumers, lured into assenting to the twisted notions that our significance as human beings is to be measured by how much we possess, and by how well we manage to avoid taking responsibility for our acquiescence to their destruction.

There is no easy way to state the obvious: If we continue to accept the fallacy of our separation from the natural world, its dire consequences … war, environmental degradation, starvation, ignorance, cruelty, intolerance, inequality, deceit, hate … might wipe us off the face of the earth.

Perhaps beginning to understand what we truly are in the scheme of Nature through empirical knowledge and common sense, instead of the irrationality and greed of those who want to keep us ignorant, can be a stepping stone to reverse this madness.

  • An atom is a congregation of intimately interrelated components (energy, electrons, nucleus) temporarily bonded together into a complex yet dynamic and pliable system. An atom is particle-like in the distinctiveness of its components and wave-like in its participation as a common complement of the ebbs and flows of a parent system. An atom re-generates its existence through a self-reflective process in which its intake and release of energy sources are sustained through relative states of equilibrium. An atom embodies a relatively pre-determined form innately endowed with the capacity to transform itself and its environment. An atom is a catalyst for transformation.
  • A cell is a congregation of intimately interrelated components temporarily bonded together into a complex yet dynamic and pliable system. A cell is particle-like in the distinctiveness of its components and wave-like in its participation as a common complement of the ebbs and flows of a parent system. A cell re-generates its existence through a self-reflective process in which its intake and release of energy sources are sustained through relative states of equilibrium. A cell embodies a relatively pre-determined form innately endowed with the capacity to transform itself and its environment. A cell is a catalyst for transformation.
  • The Earth is a congregation of intimately interrelated components temporarily bonded together into a complex yet dynamic and pliable system. The Earth is particle-like in its utter uniqueness and wave-like in its participation as a common complement of the ebbs and flows of its parent system. The Earth re-generates its existence through a self-reflective process in which its intake and release of energy sources are sustained through relative states of equilibrium. The earth embodies a relatively pre-determined form innately endowed with the capacity to transform itself and its environment. The earth is a catalyst for transformation.
  • A galaxy is a congregation of intimately interrelated components temporarily bonded together into complex yet dynamic and pliable system. A galaxy is particle-like in its utter uniqueness and wave-like in its participation as a common complement of the ebbs and flows of a parent system. A galaxy re-generates its existence through a self-reflective process in which its intake and release of energy sources are sustained through relative states of equilibrium. A galaxy embodies a relatively pre-determined form innately endowed with the capacity to transform itself and its environment. A galaxy is a catalyst for transformation.
  • A human being is a congregation of intimately interrelated components temporarily bonded together into a complex yet dynamic and pliable system. We are particle-like in our utter uniqueness and wave-like in our participation as a common complement of the ebbs and flows of a parent system, our species. We re-generate our existence through a self-reflective process in which our intake and release of energy sources are sustained through relative states of equilibrium. We embody a relatively pre-determined form innately endowed with the capacity to transform itself and its environment. We are catalysts for transformation.

See the similarities? The homogeneity? The interrelatedness? These are some of the characteristics of a universal blueprint in all of Nature.

There is a physical bond between us that the fallacy of ‘separation’ does not allow us to perceive. Like schools of fish in water, we are immersed in a medium that sustains and allows us to re-generate, so our parent system … our species … may evolve and survive into the future.

The appearance that we are separated from Nature is an illusion. We are in this together, intimately linked by the same universal blueprint.

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24 – We are Universal Systems …

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

How can we not accept the self-evident fact that we are universal systems, made of universal microscopic universal systems, embedded within macroscopic universal systems, and existing because there is a universal evolutionary process that tends toward complexity And yet we can indiscriminately accept the divisiveness of religious doctrines and the destruction of political and economic ideologies. How can we?

Is it not obvious that like any naturally evolving system in Nature, we consume energy sources from the environment, and with a degree of freedom in adaptation we transform them into self-activation and self-generation dissipating in the process other forms of energy back into the environment? Is it not self-evident that as for naturally evolving systems like atomic particles, cells, planetary systems, this process is for us a source for transformation?

But instead of promoting these self-evident properties of our nature, most of our educational systems promote instead the divisiveness of religious doctrines and the consumerism and constant conflict of economic and political ideologies, even though it is glaring that divisiveness, consumerism, and constant conflict are the main factors giving us license to throw off balance the chemical balance of the environment that gives us life. This is how badly indoctrinated we are.

In the same way human understanding was furthered once we accepted the fact that it is the earth that circles the sun, we will further our understanding once we accept the incontrovertible fact that we are, like atomic particles, and cells, and solar systems, universal systems created with a relative degree of freedom in adaptation which allows us to be sources of transformation.

Once we perceive ourselves as universal systems:

  • We will understand the fact that our Universe is multi-dimensional (the dimensions of atomic particles, molecular compounds, cellular organisms, planetary systems, galactic systems, etc., etc.), and that we are embedded in those dimensions.
  • We will comprehend the fact that perception in Nature is relative to the dimension from which it is perceived, i.e. we may be perceived as a universe from the dimension of atomic particles, and as an atomic particle from the dimension of a solar system.
  • We will then be able to recognize the limits and possibilities of perception.
  • We will also be able to recognize the interconnections, the intimate interdependence, the utter uniqueness and shared commonalities that are fundamental to everything.

Once we perceive ourselves as universal systems, we will understand that no matter how insignificant or immense we might appear to be from other perspectives, the impact of our transformation in ourselves and our world is the measure of our transcendence … Galilei, Gandhi, an ancient sea creature daring into the unknown, a planet consenting to the emergence of conscious self-awareness, are salient examples.

Once we open our intellects to new aspects of Reality; once we let our minds be led by critical thinking and common sense instead of the irrationality and the greed of others; once we can perceive ourselves as universal systems and know that we are innately endowed with a relative degree of freedom in adaptation, we will be able to accept the undeniable fact that we are, each and all of us, catalysts for transformation.

“I feel it now: there’s a power in me to grasp and give shape to my world”. Rainer Maria Rilke

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