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, separate, non-living, mechanical, alien.

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 molecules are elemental to the process of self-awareness in 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 piece of the 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 most of us look for respite in the banality offered by a prostituted corporate media, yet our destiny is to perceive ourselves as changing and being changed by 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 and 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 see it because its light particles touch sensors in the back of the brain; the mind that senses an intimate connection with the Universe even if it is unable to perceive it through organic senses, the mind that when given an auspicious cradle can perceive 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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?

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 rake 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!

Shelley: When musing deeply on the lot of life, at that sweet time when winds are wooing all vital things that wake to bring news of buds and blossoming, – Sudden, thy shadow fell on me; I shrieked, and clasped my hands in ecstasy!

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.

Nothing around us today encourages discussion about the universal in us without some personal interest behind it. This is sad but true: How many times Claims of Knowledge and Guidance have been perverted by Money and Greed? How many times!!! But we don’t have to depend on others to know what we are. That knowledge is within us. We are the key to it because we are ourselves little universes.

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

To know we are building blocks in a universal plan is our Destiny. It call us from beyond the limitations of our organic senses.

 Note: Highlights on the quotes are mine. For the sake of space, the lines on the poems have been merged into sentences. Please let me know if you are interested in the sources of the quotes.

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

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The Paradigm we currently use to understand Reality is based on lies: 1 – The lie that we are created by an ‘invented divinity’ that gives us the right to hate, destroy, and kill, 2 – The lie that we are Separate from and Better than Nature, 3 – The lie that an entire economic system can be based on the unlimited consumption of limited resources, 4 – The lie that material possessions are the measure on which a human life is valued.

These lies were fabricated in the past by influential men, who, as their counterparts today, to serve only their own selfish interests or to look for ways to control the natural inquisitiveness of the human mind, failed to comprehend the catastrophic implications of their machinations.

Under these lies we have fashioned a world where religious dogmas incite divisiveness, ignorance and hate; where an entire economic system can be based on the excesses of the individual and on the destruction of the environment; where the impoverishment of the masses is the goal of a corporate elite; 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 are focused on promoting corporate interests instead of focusing on opening our minds to the possibilities of a sustainable, realistic, and more humane Paradigm.

Our leaders and our educational systems have betrayed us in the name of the invented ‘gods’ of consumerism and unquestionable faith, and a Paradigm based on lies has been used and promoted over the centuries to subdue the natural inquisitiveness of the human mind. This is why 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.

It is obvious that the imposition and perpetuation of these lies on our overgrown species is slowly but surely driving us to self-destruct.

  1. *  We are not the mandated creations of a ‘hateful divinity’; we are the result of an ongoing universal evolutionary process that regulates our development yet endows us with a relative degree of freedom to direct our evolution.
  2.  *  We are not the Rulers of Nature; we are made up of Nature, and immersed in Nature, and co-creators with Nature.
  3. *  We cannot dogmatically enforce an economic system based on unlimited growth and rapacious consumerism without eventually exhausting the limited resources this entire economic system is based upon.

The building blocks for a revolution in understanding, for a new world order, for a more truthful and sustainable Paradigm, are already in place; they are just not commonly known or accepted:

As everything in our Universe (atoms, cells, planetary systems, galaxies),

  1. *  we are bonds of intimately interconnected elements temporarily organized into adaptable and self-reflective structures, so we can perpetuate our existence amidst changing environments;
  2. *  we are natural systems instinctively driven to sustain optimum states of equilibrium between the intake and the release of energy sources, so we can power our unfolding;
  3. *  we are utterly unique in our make up – not two of us in the entire Universe – yet we all unfold according to a relatively pre-determined design that comes endowed with a relative degree of freedom, so we can affect our own evolutionary process and the evolutionary process of the environment in which we exist;
  4. *  we are born fraught with uncertainty, yet we are able to  learn from the past  so we can create our future.

    We know without question that we come into existence out of the bond of two cells encoded with a universal blueprint that pre-programs the development of our bodies into a more or less shared design, yet it is obvious that this universal blueprint endows us with a relative degree of freedom to self-reflect and choose direction.

    People. Listen. For centuries we have been indoctrinated into believing that Reality is made up of Division, and Hate, and Annihilation. It is not. Reality is Equilibrium, Cohesiveness, Uncertainty, Possibility, Folding, Unfolding, Transformation. We have the power to discern these universal patterns in us and in the rest of Nature, and we have the tools now to communicate and spread this vision so we can create a more rational and promising future.

    What do you think? 

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