Archive for February, 2011

25 – Universal Blueprint (Part I) …

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

“We are all in this together”. We hear this all the time. But do we really understand what it means? 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 each other and from Nature. To them and to 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 a measure of how much we possess and how well we 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 can be a steppingstone to reverse this madness.

  • An atom is a congregation of intimately interrelated components temporarily bonded together into a complex yet supple system. An atom is particle-like in the distinctiveness of its components and wave-like in its participation as a common complement in the ebbs and flows of a parent species and universal-like in the reiteration of a matrix that endows it with a degree of freedom in adaptation. An atom re-generates its existence through a self-reflective process in which its intake and release of energy sources are sustained in relative equilibrium. An atom is a catalyst for transformation.
  • A cell is a congregation of intimately interrelated components temporarily bonded together into a complex yet supple system. A cell is particle-like in the distinctiveness of its components and wave-like in its participation as a common complement in the ebbs and flows of a parent system and universal-like in the reiteration of a matrix that endows it with a degree of freedom in adaptation. A cell re-generates its existence through a self-reflective process in which its intake and release of energy sources are sustained in relative equilibrium. A cell is a catalyst for transformation.
  • The Earth is a congregation of intimately interrelated components temporarily bonded together into a complex yet supple 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 and universal-like in the reiteration of a matrix that endows it with a degree of freedom in adaptation. The Earth re-generates its existence through a self-reflective process in which its intake and release of energy sources are sustained in relative equilibrium. The earth is a catalyst for transformation.
  • A galaxy is a congregation of intimately interrelated components temporarily bonded together into a complex yet supple system. A galaxy is particle-like in its utter uniqueness and wave-like in its participation as a common complement in the ebbs and flows of a parent system and universal-like in the reiteration of a matrix that endows it with a degree of freedom in adaptation. A galaxy re-generates its existence through a self-reflective process in which its intake and release of energy sources are sustained in relative equilibrium. A galaxy is a catalyst for transformation.
  • A human being is a congregation of intimately interrelated components temporarily bonded together into a complex yet supple system. We are particle-like in our utter uniqueness and wave-like in our participation as a common complement in the ebbs and flows of our parent species and universal-like in the reiteration of a matrix that endows us with a degree of freedom in adaptation. We re-generate our existence through a self-reflective process in which our intake and release of energy sources are sustained in relative equilibrium. We are catalysts for transformation.

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

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

The appearance that we are separated from Nature is an illusion. We are intimately linked by a 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 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 self-evident that, like any other naturally evolving system in Nature, we consume energy sources from the environment, transform them into self-activation and self-generation, and then dissipate them back into the environment in other forms of energy? Is it not self-evident that this process is a source of 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, when 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 with a relative degree of freedom to transform ourselves and our world.

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 understand the fact that perception is relative to the dimension from which it is perceived, i.e. we may be perceived as a universe from the dimension of the atomic particles, and as an atomic particle from the dimension of a solar system.

Understanding these facts will allow us to recognize the limits and possibilities of perception, and the commonalities we share with everything in Nature.

Once we perceive ourselves as universal systems, we will understand that no matter how insignificant or immense we might appear from other perspectives, the impact of our transformation 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 of transcendence.

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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