Archive for May, 2011

31 – Our transformation is already in motion …

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

We have been taught to think about our Universe as something incomprehensible, purposeless, non-living, mechanical, alien, separate from us.

We are not taught to perceive ourselves as being a part of it, as living in it, as being made out of it, as being created by it, as being imprinted by it, as existing because of it. We cannot even fathom the fact that, as cells are elemental to the process of self-awareness in the universe of the human being, we are elemental to the nascent process of self-awareness in our Universe.

Not far away from now, if we manage to survive the ignorance and arrogance of our immaturity, our next evolutionary step will be the shift of the human mind from locality to universality, from perceiving our little planet as Reality into perceiving our Universe … and the Universe into which it unfolds … as the whole of Reality. We are absorbed by the horrible things happening in our world – tyranny, wars, hate, massacres, injustice, unimaginable cruelty, sanctioned theft, abject poverty, appalling excess and inequality – and most of us look for respite in the banality offered by a prostituted corporate media, yet our destiny is to perceive ourselves as participants in the unfolding of our Universe. How can we deny the fact that the neural connections in our brains are evolving into increasing levels of complexity as we probe deeper into the inner workings of our Universe and decipher patterns and laws that apply to all of Nature?

Our transformation is already in motion.

The universal mind, the mind that looks at a star and knows it is able to perceive it because its light touches sensors in the back of the brain; the mind that senses an intimate connection with its Universe even if it is unable to perceive it through the limitations of organic senses; the mind that senses the living force from which it came into being and into which it will return, that mind has already been evident in individuals like: *

Balzac: You believe in physics; but your physics are based, like the Catholic religion, on an act of faith. Do they not recognize an external force apart from bodies to which it imparts movement? You see its effects, but what is it? Where is it? What is its essence, its life? Has it any limits? … Nature seeks and combines, reproduces, dies, and is born again; it is even more agitated in the creative effort than when all is in a state of fusion; it suffers and groans; it is ignorant, degenerate, does evil, makes mistakes, destroys itself, disappears, and begins again (Seraphita).

Darwin: It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by laws acting around us (On the Origin of Species).

Einstein: We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books … a mysterious order which it does not comprehend but only suspects (Quote).

Rilke: Our hands shake as we try to construct you, block on block. But you, cathedral we dimly perceive – who can bring you to completion? … Yet sometimes in dreams I take in your whole expanse, from its deepest beginnings up to the rooftop’s glittering ridge. And then I see: it is my mind that will fashion and set the last pieces in place (Book of Hours).

Whitman: Come said the Muse, sing me a song no poet yet has chanted, sing me the universal. In this broad earth of ours, amid the measureless grossness and the slag, enclosed and safe within its central heart, nestles the seed of perfection. By every life a share or more or less, none born but it is born, conceal’d or unconceal’d the seed is waiting … (Song of the Universal).

Rumi: What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the entire universe. – Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? (The Essential Rumi).

Traubel: Release! Escape! Shall I speak of the door swung wide, of the unbarred gates? After the vigil I step across the border-line, I take my place with the pioneers. Have I met the hour patiently, without fear, at the portal? Now is my name called, now the lip of my love has spoken: Do I mistake you, O divine Signaler? Is it after all some other soul that is hailed? My self is the answer: There’s that in my heart responds, meeting the call with equal voice, establishing forever the unspeakable bond! (Cosmic Consciousness: A Study of the Evolution of Human Mind).

Blake: To see a World in a Grain of Sand and a Heaven in a Wild Flower … Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand and Eternity in an hour (Auguries of Innocence).

Nothing around us today encourages discussion about the universal in us without some personal interest in it. This is sad but true: How many times claims of ‘knowledge’ and ‘spiritual guidance’ have been perverted by money and greed? But we don’t have to depend on others to know what we are. That knowledge is within us because we are ourselves a universe.

That we are made up of myriad atomic elements; that those tiny elements organize into atoms and molecules and cells; that all these elements come together to build an utterly unique yet common organism instinctively driven to unfold into a relatively pre-determined design – self-contained, self-generating, self-perpetuating – is proof of a universal plan within us; a plan that endows us with a mind able to discern the laws that govern the Universe it inhabits.

To know that we are building blocks in a universal plan is our Destiny.

*Highlights on quotations are mine

Reviewed March 2018

Note: New posts are usually published on the 1st and 15th of the month. To subscribe to the Blog, click on the RSS feeder (orange icon) on the left column of the Home page, down below the Archives.

30 – By consenting to the perpetuation of our destructive Paradigm, we are consenting to our own destruction …

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The Paradigm under which we currently understand Reality is based on lies: 1 – The lie that we are separate from Nature and have the right to control it and destroy it, 2 – The lie that the success of an entire economic system can be based on unsustainable growth and rapacious consumerism, 3 – The lie that the value of material possessions is the measure of human life.

These lies have been fabricated by powerful and influential men to control the natural inquisitiveness of the human mind for their own interests, failing to comprehend the catastrophic implications of their machinations.

Under these lies a world has been fashioned where religious dogmas incite divisiveness, ignorance and hate; where an entire economic system can be based on the excesses of the individual and the destruction of the environment; where the exploitation and control of entire populations as capital is the goal of corporate elites; where the corporate media hides the hideous crimes of their masters; where the killing of dispossessed human beings is of no consequence; where educational systems have been bought to promote corporate interests instead of opening our minds to the possibilities of a sustainable, realistic, and more humane Paradigm. perception

Our leaders and our educational systems have betrayed us in the name of the invented ‘gods’ of consumerism and unquestionable faith with a Paradigm promoted over the centuries to subdue the human mind. Therefore, from very early in our development, we are taught to be obedient and not to question authority. But we have reached a critical stage in our evolution where the future of our descendants … of Humankind … depends on the capacity of our generation to end the dominance of lies and deceit and seek the truth instead.

We are not ‘special’. We are not the rulers of Nature; we are engendered by Nature, embedded in Nature, co-creators with Nature. We cannot dogmatically enforce an economic system based on unsustainable growth and rapacious consumerism without eventually exhausting the limited resources that sustain it.

The building blocks for a revolution in our understanding and a more rational and sustainable Paradigm are already in place. Today we have enough empirical knowledge to comprehend that:

  • We come into existence out of the Earth pre-programed to develop into a shared structural design, yet endowed us with a relative degree of freedom to self-reflect and choose direction.
  • We are sources of transformation, but our existence is perpetuated only through the equilibrium between the energy we consume and the energy we dissipate.

For centuries we have been indoctrinated into believing that Reality is made up of Division, Conflict, and Annihilation. It is not, and consenting with this destructive Paradigm is driving us into our own destruction. Although Nature can be catastrophic, chaotic, and cruel, the progression of its evolutionary process is preeminently creative and pregnant with possibility, transformation, and astonishing endurance and beauty. We have the power to discern this in us, and with it we have the tools to create a more rational and encouraging vision for our future.

What do you think?

Revised March 2018

Note: New posts are usually published on the 1st and 15th of the month. To subscribe to the Blog, click on the RSS feeder (orange icon) on the left column of the Home page, down below the Archives.