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Consciousness Creating Matter

I have found this statement seems to cause a lot of problems. It is proving to be an impediment to opening up to some of the ideas that I am putting forth here. Let me see if I can help explain this a bit.

The teaching that I’ve gotten basically puts forth the idea that there was a Big Bang. Shortly thereafter the universe rapidly expanded and comprised a mist of energy particles which, when allowed to cool down, coalesced into heavier elements, atoms, molecules, basic enzymes, cells, etc. Somewhere in this, apparently random, coalescing of particles, consciousness popped up or was injected into this. I’ve always had a lot of trouble with this concept. After looking around for answers to this dilemma I finally found one in an unusual place.

During the 70s there were a lot of New Age authors and I did my share of exploring this realm. I realized that many of the people writing at the time were referencing Jane Roberts and Seth, a channeler and a spirit being. Now, while I didn’t put a whole lot of faith, if you will, in such things, I couldn’t deny that what Seth was saying was quite consistent and really did help to explain much of what I could not. I’ll try to boil it down as best I can.

Seth says we choose to come into this existence from a “higher plane.” It’s a plane which we can’t comprehend and have no memory of, but from this plane we choose to come into this physical existence to learn; to learn what it is to be rich and to be poor, to be a Nazi and a Jew, to experience love, hate, pain and joy. So imagine each individual as the fingers of a hand; each finger appears independent and yet it is connected to a greater whole.

This physical reality in which we appear to exist is a simple set of rules; beautifully consistent, perfectly logical and readily demonstrable throughout our known universe. How we interpret that is another question. Just as our ancestors looked up at the stars and interpreted them in ways that seem alien to us now with our far greater knowledge; so our scientists of future generation will look back at our interpretation of science and, perhaps, wonder what we were thinking. Either way, physical reality will remain unchanged.

Science now knows that every atom appears as a particle in very high-speed motion, vibrating close to the speed of light and never coming to rest. Again, the so-called particles agglomerate into atoms, molecules, etc. and what we see are these collections. Now the only way that we have any interaction at all with these particles is through our senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling, and further processing them through our bodies into our brains, into what we will call our mind or consciousness.

After we die what remains of our existence is what we will term the soul. This is the never-ending part of ourselves, the part we inhabit in this higher plane. It retains the experiences we gather in this physical lifetime, and though it appears take place over time, the entire thing takes place in the same instant.

Now, none of this is provable or readily demonstrable and yet stands up to the rigors of our scientific method and helps to explain many of the anomalies so prevalent in other cosmologies.

I would invite any challenges,  or better yet  give me an explanation  that works better  and I’ll accept  it .

What I Believe


I was brought up Catholic; first Baptism, then Communion, finally Confirmation, the whole 9 yards… Or is that just the first three? Anyway, I found that defending my Catholicism was tough work but I did it through high school and then; I got to college.

In my first weeks and months of a required Civilization course, I began to realize there were a lot of religions out there; some saying the same things, some different things, than what I had been taught. Being an impetuous 19 year old, I basically rejected everything I’d been taught about religion and discarded the concept completely… For a long while. Then I discovered the “Scientific Method” and started all over.

Now, when I say “Scientific Method” I don’t mean science per se but a rigorous methodology that I apply to everything. This basically has three components. Every time I run across a new concept, I apply these three rules.

Does it violate anything I know to be “true?”

Does it add any detail not previously considered?

Can it be used to predict something not previously predictable?

If the concept meets these criteria, I add it to the “New Theories” and keep testing it. The more it’s tested, and the more it stands up to the testing, the more likely I am to accept it as a “Rule.”

I spent a good portion of my life applying this “methodology” to the concept of religion and here’s what I’ve gotten so far:

I believe that we choose to come into this physical reality, our three-dimensional world, if you will, to experience “Life.” To experience pain and suffering, loss and gain, love, materialism, poverty, all aspects of living. This is how we develop as individuals.

Now, we choose this existence from a “higher-level”; a greater dimension which we can’t comprehend but, where we experience all of the “lives” we have chosen to live. You may call it; Heaven, or God or Nirvana. At such a point that we are satisfied, we may choose to stay in this higher realm as fully developed “souls.” This soul is the continuous part of our existence and keeps evolving over time, or at least what we perceive as time.

I don’t need commandments handed to me on a stone tablet.  I believe we develop all of our moral rules based on our experiences. But, then again, if that image helps you understand our universe better, who am I to contradict you? And, I would hope you pay me the same courtesy.

As I progress through the last third of my life, I find that this concept helps me greatly when I think about crossing that “Final Threshold.” I see this as the final test as I predict my return to a higher dimension.

I’ll try to get back to you on that.

I’M BACK!

For those of you who don’t know me from other social media, I will update my status. While living in Costa Rica I suffered life changing the accident.

After consuming a large quantity of Costa Rican rum, and walking back to my cabina, I stepped over my dog, slipped on a wet bathroom floor and wound up in the corner of my shower with my head pinned to my chin for 10 hours, until my neighbor discovered me at 8:00 AM.

I suffered major cervical trauma to my C2 to C6 vertebrae. I had to return to the United States for a laminectomy surgery as I was paralyzed from the neck down. This has left me with very limited use of my arms and legs. In fact, I am writing this using speech recognition software. The prognosis is sketchy and I’m not sure exactly how much mobility I’ll get back. Stephen W Hawking has gone from my hero to my inspiration. My brain is the only muscle that hasn’t suffered major atrophy, and my limited use of the Internet has been a source of great consternation. As a matter of fact, I have had no Internet access for almost eight weeks. Now that’s hell!

I’m back now and hope to get caught up. I’m still learning how to use this voice to text software. I’m in a VA hospital for rehab for my surgery but should be returning to my house  in Buffalo in a few weeks, and to my home in Costa Rica in January. We’ll see how it goes.

All this has given me a new perspective, to say the least, and I am going to try to impart some of this perspective to you in this blog. So bear with me as I navigate this new world from a motorized wheelchair. It could be very interesting.

FrankenElection

Are we possibly headed for a “FrankenElection?” Several scenarios such as, Romney winning Popular vote and Obama the Electoral College or an Electoral tie. Are we looking at a perfect storm in politics with a nation so deeply divided that it causes fractures in the basic foundations? Maybe it’s an opportunity for disparate views to learn to compromise. We’ll see.

Water – A True Miracle

 

I hadn’t intended to start this blog with a discussion of water but I recently saw several references this molecule and it’s connection to life and the Synergetics geometry we are espousing here, so I am taking a little detour from my original plan, if there is such a thing.

The first reference was a documentary film on the fact that science now basically agrees that water is the only requirement for life. It’s the only thing that is essential. Not energy, though water requires energy. Life cannot exist without water. It’s no mere coincidence that water has such an important place when you consider the fact that water alone of all of the molecules which can exist as liquids, is the only one which gets less dense as it freezes. Ice floats. The significance becomes apparent when we realize that once water freezes over it effectively insulates itself and retards further crystallization. In other words it is very difficult for a body of water to freeze solid which would presumably terminate whatever life may exist. Handy if you are trying to keep evolution going for a few million years.

Liquid water exists at a very wide range of temperatures and pressures and life has been found in deep trenches in the oceans with no light, having evolved in an environment previously thought unsupportive of life. Now, it is also no coincidence that the water molecule H2O is, geometrically, a slightly splayed tetrahedral shape which helps explain some of the other unique characteristics of water.

Time


I have been having some overlap in fields while thinking about the nature of time. Time gives us some of the more interesting paradoxes in Western Science; The Twin Paradox, Time Dilation, Instantaneity. Once again I would like you to consider the possibility that we adhere so tightly to our “beliefs” that it blocks us from seeing the obvious.


Let me point out a few of these beliefs:

  • We believe that speed is measured relative to an “at rest” state which doesn’t exist in nature. Everything vibrates.
  • We believe that the Universe is divided into a 3 dimensional coordinate system that nature uses. 
  • Einstein has shown, among other things; that the speed of light appears to be a constant,
  • some events in the physical world appear to occur instantaneously over great distances,
  • time appears to be an illusion of mind, relative and different for each individual.

These give some insurmountable problems when trying to deal with the concept of time. Let’s try a different point of view.

Let’s start by realizing that everything vibrates at some subdivision of the speed of light (c) which appears to us to be a constant. This is Eternity. When we can traverse the Universe in an instant we experience Eternity. Let’s see this once again as the aether. This was part of what Einstein was trying to resolve with the idea of “hidden variables”. How does one resolve instantaneous action with the concept of time and the concept of the speed of light being a constant and insurmountable.
Ascension 2000.


In order to truly be able to get a grasp on Kozyrev’s work and related findings, certain new analogies for physical matter are required. Rigorously, Kozyrev’s work forces us to visualize all physical objects of matter in the Universe as if they were sponges that are submerged in water.


In all of these analogies, we should consider the sponges as having remained in water for a long enough period of time that they are completely saturated. Bearing this in mind, there are two things we can do with such sponges underwater: we can decrease the volume of water that they contain or increase it, by very simple mechanical procedures.


1.Decrease: If a submerged, saturated sponge is squeezed, cooled or rotated, then some of the water inside of it will be released into its surroundings, decreasing its mass. Once the sponge is no longer disturbed, the pressure on the millions of tiny pores is relieved, causing it to again absorb water and expand back to its normal resting mass.


2.Increase: We can also pump more water pressure into the sponge in its rest state, such as by heating (vibrating) it, thus causing some of the pores to expand with more water than they can comfortably hold. In this case, once we relieve the added pressure, the sponge will naturally release its excess water and shrink back down to its normal resting mass.


Though it would seem impossible to most people, Kozyrev showed that by shaking, spinning, heating, cooling, vibrating or breaking physical objects, their weight can be increased or decreased by subtle but definite amounts. And this is but one aspect of his amazing work.


Please note, at this point we don’t have to concern ourselves with the validity of the above stated model. We are merely testing it as a hypothesis and it will either work or not.

Waxing Political


I have been listening to a great radio show called On Point  which I listen to on www.wbfo.org. This morning for example they had back-to-back hours on Education and the internet, and an interview with the author of “When America First Met China.”

The education hour explored the potential future of education and the application of the newest technologies, the internet and the implications of the availability of education and how it should best be distributed. It really shows that most of these existing Universities are truly interested in distributing education but, as soon as we get the corporations involved (and they are NOT people) focus shifts to the bottom line and their own future existence. We must, as a globally evolving nation, invest heavily in the education of our youth.

Now, ask yourself this. If you agree with this premise, who do you think will keep us on a path to better opportunity and who wants to cut “entitlements.” I’m not looking for rebuttals or arguments but, this just appears to be common sense to me.


The second part of this show was an interview delving into the US involvement with China from the beginning and was fascinating. Items from; the treatment in the US of Cooleys, to the decimation of the sea otter population in which pelts were bought from US trappers for a small fraction of what they sold for in China, to the exportation of opium and the Opium War. Ups and downs in huge cycles. How, many of the fortunes of The Rockefellers etc were gotten by trade with China which they turned into railroads and industry. Men (sorry, ladies, that’s history) who kept their money moving, individuals who, in some cases, cared deeply about the future and the country. In many cases they were the recipients of huge government handouts, during the wars; given land in exchange for developing infrastructure. In the case of Herbert Dow, he was given a million dollars during World War II to develop a “synthetic rubber.” After the war, after having developed a great petrochemical complex capable of making huge quantities of some very essential chemicals such as chlorine and later plastics, what was the government to do? All of this developed on the taxpayers back. It couldn’t be controlled by the government, that would be seen as “socialism”.  So, the decision was made to give Dow Chemical to Herbert Dow for pennies on the dollar but, since it had a virtual monopoly AND was paid for by US taxpayers, it would be regulated. That is until Reagan decided it was “unfair” to regulate such an industry and anyone should be able to compete with Dow Chemical in an “open market.” An interesting twist.

I just don’t think that enough American corporations of today have that capacity to be concerned about anything other than profit. Unfortunately, much of the populace see themselves as those great men who built this country, they seem to think that by investing in some mutual fund that does good that they are building a future. And to some extent they are, but it’s an investment in themselves and their families. That’s all well and good but, if you are stashing away cash overseas while American Vets are homeless, or fighting “entitlements” which give young, poor mothers a place to spend a night, that’s a bit hypocritical, no matter what church you go to on Sunday or Saturday.  I can’t imagine myself or anyone wanting to jump into this “handout”.

You may already be on the other side of this fence but, it’s still going to be there after the election. I know where I’m gonna’ be.

Forward

As the 21st century dawns, we find ourselves on the brink of what may be mankind’s greatest challenge. Can we, as a species, use the tools we have at our disposal to continue to survive, if not thrive?


In the broad spectrum of information we have available, the data can be interpreted in many ways. On one end of the spectrum we can envision shortages leading to conflicts which, if left unresolved, may continue to spread and escalate to a point of no return which could lead to extinction. Another extreme could have us using technology at our disposal in an environmentally responsible manner while providing humanity with wealth and abundance unthinkable at the moment. While there is also an entire range of choices in-between, I can’t help but believe that the extremes presented are the true choice.

In this work I would like to examine the choices available to us in such a way as to enable each of us to understand that there are, indeed, choices and that each of us has the opportunity to participate in our own evolution in a very real and tangible way.

I would like to state at the outset that all of the ideas presented here are the direct result of my having studied the works of Richard Buckminster Fuller over the past 30 years.

We owe him a lot.