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Category: Mind

Sep 12 2013

The Sounds of Silence

The sounds of silence sweep past my ear in the ether.  Beyond midnight, the red traffic light glimmers like a ruby off in the distance. I step into the autumn air and release a breath of warmth creating a billowing of rising moisture into the elements. Following the path of my younger self, I’m invigorated in my hazy forgetfulness. Why did I come? When will I leave?
I ponder these questions for eternity in an instant while watching an insect crawling down the path toward my foot. Separating light from dark is only a shimmering reflection of the sun off the moon in all its crescent glory staring down from above. Stepping through time lost within an instant. Why did I come? When will I leave?

Again, with the urgency of a suffocating river otter trapped beneath the girth of a clumsily chosen component for his domicile, lost within time, I stare at the sky- imagining the countless worlds orbiting stars near and far, my mind is ejected toward the heavens and bounces from point of luminosity to particle of matter, containing and within, all of creation.
I’ve come to divine purpose and meaning. It all begins to make sense. I grasp the unthinkable. As I reach for my pad to begin jotting my thoughts, a spark occurs to my imagination. I’ve forgotten again.

When consciousness ceases being personal, it just is. Floating in the empty void creating space, creating time, manifesting droplets of light which flow into matter creating awareness.
Time is an irrelevant measurement of the dimension beyond space, denoted by the rotation of the earth and revolution of this tiny planet around its star. Fractured into minute components, but not discrete packets of length, time cannot be broken down into indivisible bits. There can be no standard measurement of time. It’s measurement is relative, affected both by its velocity and mass- that is speed and gravity slows the passage of time.

Time cannot exist without an observer. Hence prior to the evolutionary progression which brought about matter and awareness, time flowed not in a linear fashion, but in a complex spatial arrangement both instantaneous and eternal. This implies time, like conscious awareness is pervasive and fundamental, arising from matter, but connected as an inseparable phenomenon. That is, matter and consciousness are one and the same. Time is a manifestation of the union of matter and spirit.  The universe itself is conscious, and although individually each of us is but a seemingly insignificant component of that cosmic consciousness, so too is the whole of the universe a component of ourselves.

The ontological arguments asks the question, what came before the universe? If it’s God, what came before God? There can be no end to this progression of inquiry because our rational minds perceive cause and then effect, so for every perceived entity, there should be an earlier creator. If we cease to think of time a sequential, and instead recognize it as a progression only of consciousness, we can begin to accept events as having dualistic nature’s- both instantaneous and eternal.

Our perception of the universe is an illusion, a kind of hologram produced in the cosmic consciousness and reflected back to us as our segment of mindful awareness. Understanding this, nothing was created because nothing truly exists; the universe is an anti-entropic genetic algorithm, not an object.

As humans, we have a tragic flaw about us– with the mind of a God and the body of an animal, we are compelled to act on mundane drives that sustain our lives and our species. We demonize these natural urges when they are the instincts that allow for our sacred awareness to be. As divine sparks, we seek to attain perfection, an ideal beyond our grasp due to the necessities of the body. By separating bias from self, clarifying vision, we awaken to the beauties, complexities, and curiosities of life.

The birth of language has fundamentally altered our perception of time. Instead of a wave we ride completely oblivious to its existence, we become able to think about the concept ‘time’ in a totally abstract way– as having a past, and a future. This in actual fact might be the illusion, but the filter in our minds, the doors of perception, closes off our rational, logical, linguistic, thinking awareness from all but the present.

One of my goals by practicing Buddhism, is liberation from compulsive thought- the endless sequence of language fluttering past the awareness, often uninvited. The idea that clairvoyance becomes possible for advanced meditators implies that language is the barrier or limiting factor preventing us from perceiving time holistically, rather than sequentially. We might have flashes of intuition, feelings of déjà vu, or experience synchronicity during moments of clarity.  Quieting the mind opens a connection to the collective consciousness and its pervasive archetypes.

Outside of our linguistic awareness, there is another awareness unconfined by time and space. When the universe came into being, along with it came the great mind.  As the universe expanded and cooled, life emerged.  The great mind shines through life.  Time and evolution tore at this collective intelligence, initiating a split and creating the unconscious.  Over eons, during the evolution of the conscious mind, some perceptions and experiences were regarded as forbidden in the context of culture and civilization.  As the number of repressed concepts increased, the unconscious grew and the conscious mind correspondingly shrank.  After the mind bifurcated, the linguistic awareness grew unilaterally, while we lost contact with the more primal, psychic awareness.  Because the collective mind is distributed into all life, this shift applied to all conscious beings.  It is out of the great mind we each gain our awareness.

As evolution progressed, humans worshiped the sun, the moon, and the earth as givers of life. Regular rituals involving visionary plants inhibited the formation of the ego, promoting instead collectivist, tribal partnership values and feminine/masculine equality. The cycles of the moon dictated the timing of these rituals, dissolving boundaries and identities, engaging eroticism, and healing irregularities that developed in personal self-imaging since the last session.  These practices kept group and species values of utmost importance in human culture, promoted a sense of unity, and kept dynamic balance in the ecosystem.  As these plants became scarce and the rituals occurred less frequently, the ego began to take hold.  The ego’s existence demands control, and slowly it became the dominant archetype of our world.

Millennia of neglect and repression caused the primal awareness to atrophy.  This has created imbalance and discord as humans battle the darkness within themselves.  By quieting the linguistic awareness, we transcend our animal nature and reawaken to truth.  Only in silence, because language, although critical to our social development, ironically is also our greatest perceptual weakness.

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Mar 09 2013

Finite Personalities

fpSigmund Freud said that the mind is like an iceberg with a small tip rising above the surface, and a massive core down below. Most of us cling to that tiny island, obsessed with our thinking, and lose touch with our subconscious mind, the place of dreams, fantasy, intuition, and unity.

There are a finite amount of personality types embedded within the spark of conscious awareness given to the individual from the source. I’ll define ‘the source’ as the collective consciousness or collective intelligence manifesting itself as the universe. The universe is a cohesive unit with a progressive, evolutionary nature. Like a genetic algorithm, the universe began as a simple spark,which has been modifying, manipulating itself, and expanding since the event we called the Big Bang. This initial algorithm has blossomed into the complex reality in which we now live. Everything has intelligence whether awareness exists or not. A tree contains intelligence in it’s DNA which defines how it grows. Animals have intelligence whether they recognize it or not. Each individual entity retains a thread linking it back to the source, thus unifying all of creation. Even the sun and the planets express intelligence through their progression of existence and ultimate demise. All mass contains energy contains intelligence.

Intelligence is pervasive about the universe- non-localized because like energy, it is interchangeable with mass. As the source manifest within this reality, intelligence fuels its progressive evolution attaining awareness through life. Each of us contain a portion of source, perceiving ourselves and each other as independent… but we are one.  It could be said that God is observing us through ourselves. Humans seek comfort of the divine through many things, power, money, religion… but these are all empty promises because God exists in ourselves. As a society, and as a culture, we have forgotten our own divinity. We’ve lost our purpose and become robots, identifying only as the bodily form our awareness inhabits. Much conflict exist because of our apparent differences, irrelevant disagreements about truth, and delusion. That delusion is the source of evil.

The world suffered a significant loss with the rise of Abrahamic religions because most other sacred texts were lost or destroyed. We found some of them- the Gnostic Gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, hieroglyphs in Egypt and the America’s, etc. These jive with ancient Eastern texts describing methods for communing with our true nature- our unified divinity. They point out that the nature of awareness is clouded by delusion. The question I can answer is why would intelligence turn against itself why does it seem like intelligence is conspiring to destroy itself? Delusion? That seems to be the case at least on this tiny portion of existence. Intelligence or consciousness is conserved and can neither be created nor destroyed. It just is. It manifests, experiences the progression of time, and when it’s biological host dies, it is redistributed in the cycle of existence. If we could condense the lifetime of the universe into a perceivable amount, it to acts as a cycle, pumping out, in, out, in, creating the illusion of time.

No wonder love exists. It is the remnant of our unified nature, instinctually drawing us together and motivating us to help each other. Our conscious awareness has identified as being mundane, transitory, and characteristic of the material world. It glows like a background radiation permeating the universe.

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Sep 12 2012

September 11th Journal

The 11th year anniversary of 9/11.  I remember that day so vividly.  It’s interesting how tragin, anomolous events like that place such definitive placeholders in our memory.  I read something that Tarrence said which had a profound effect on me.  Referring to the end of time and the transcendental other, he reccommends that people visit the escaton and upon returning, “take our place in this societyand be a source of moral support and exemplary behavior for other people.”

This is extremely inspiring to me.  I realize that for many years, my addictions(drug use, fear, lying, criminal behavior) has been fueld almost entirely by dissatisfactions I’ve had with myself.  Feelings of inadequacy and social anxiety, depression, fear, resentment, and bias have controlled my life.  That is absolutely not the life I’ve ever wanted for myself, but I spent so long being unable to break free of those destructive sub-routines.  Yet it’s not a miracle that I found a way out; it was effort, persistence, patience, acceptance, and most of all loving myself.  I have so much hope for the future now, and I no longer need a crutch or a bandaid in the present.  I’m done with misery.  I’m ready to live my dreams, but time plays out  wierd ways and I know that in some ways, I needed that dark night of the soul in order to truly find myself.

More to come…

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Aug 15 2012

Science Is Sure: Smart People Love Drugs

Science Is Sure: Smart People Love DrugsWith over 40 years of research to support their findings, a team of British scientists was slightly surprised to learn that people with higher IQs are much more prone to drug use. “It’s counterintuitive,” says lead author James White. “It’s not what we thought we would find.” And it’s not for lack of trying either.

The Cardiff University team consulted data from 8,000 people in the 1970 British Cohort Study, a group of human lab rats born in the same week in April 1970 and surveyed approximately once every five years about a broad host of topics. The results found that subjects that tested above average on IQ tests at age 5 were twice as likely to have done hard drugs within the past year, when asked at age 30. The smart kids weren’t just smoking pot, either; the numbers suggest that they prefer cocaine and ecstasy. White doesn’t know exactly what caused the difference but he has a good guess. “The likely mechanism is openness to experience,” he writes, “and, I think, it’s also this idea of having an educated view of risk as well.”

This is hardly the first time scientists have connected high IQ with drug use. Last year, evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa tracked a trend similar to that in the Cardiff study and also found that people with higher IQs were more likely to use drugs. He even took it a step further and offered a hypothesis of why. Kanazawa says that smarter people are attracted to “evolutionary novelties” like chemically processed drugs:

People — scientists and civilians alike — often associate intelligence with positive life outcomes. The fact that more intelligent individuals are more likely to consume alcohol, tobacco, and psychoactive drugs tampers this universally positive view of intelligence and intelligent individuals. Intelligent people don’t always do the right thing, only the evolutionarily novel thing.

Kanazawa’s theory would also support the latest findings. Because they require some basic, cocaine and ecstasy are evolutionarily novel in a way that marijuana is not. The good news for you smart people, however, is that even if you’re more likely to try drugs, you’re also more likely to kick the addiction faster.

PS: If you’re reading this and happen to have a high IQ, don’t freak out and do drugs. It’s really dangerous. Seriously, go watch Trainspotting or one of those scary new Darren Aronofsky commercials, if you’re not convinced.

via Science Is Sure: Smart People Love Drugs – Yahoo! News.

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Aug 15 2012

Stop Killing the Burmese Muslims!

burmeseBurma has a population 75 million with the Muslim population being just 0.7 million. The Burmese Muslims have been under this affliction after 1962 when the Army usurped the power in Burma. It all started on 3rd June 2012 when 11 innocent Muslims were killed by the Burmese Army and the Buddhist mobs after bringing them down from a bus. A vehement protest was carried out in the Muslim majority province of Arakan, but the Protestants fell victims to the tyranny of the mobs and the army.

 
Trying to elude capture and an imminent killing; Burmese Muslims thronged to the Bangladeshi border, but all they met was dismay. The Government of Bangladesh refused to offer them asylum.

 
Over 500 Muslim villages have been incinerated hither-to. Thousands have been exterminated. The persecution of the Burmese Muslims at the hands of the Buddhist mobs is at its full swing. Yet all the human rights organizations have maintained a criminal silence up till now. Has the Muslim world become so callous that they remain undeterred by such genocide?

 
This is not a new thing or an unprecedented massacre. Muslims have been a subject to such hostility even before. If we go through the
 annals of history we come to the very tenable conclusion that Muslims were always on the suffering side. Islam is a religion of peace and harmony. It doesn’t allow its followers to lay-waste any other tenet. This leaves behind a big question mark. Why are the followers of such a peaceful religion being oppressed from time to time?  

The fear stricken faces of the poor Burmese Muslims really cuts one apart. The glimpse of their bruised bodies is a heart rending spectacle. Where is the UN now? Why isn’t the International media highlighting this issue? Why are the competitive authorities of the Muslim world procrastinating?

 
Stop killing the Burmese Muslims. JI did a meritorious job by staging rallies against this brutality. The government of Pakistan should
 raise a voice in favor of the poor Burmese Muslims at the international forum. The whole Muslim world should join hands to get the poor Burmese out of their distress and misery.

In lieu of launching into a tirade against the killings, something should be done on the ground. If we don’t help out our brothers there then we are equally responsible for their bloodshed. We won’t be able to satisfy our conscience, and the abrasive cries of the Burmese Muslims will keep on pinching us throughout our lives.

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Aug 14 2012

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Aug 12 2012

M.Y.O.D.

To sum all that up… love yourself!

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Aug 11 2012

Absence has grown my heart

For the past several weeks I have been on a roller coaster ride of life.  We all have!  We knew 2012 would be a tumultuous year… the Mayans predicted that, among multiple other cultures.  The ancients didn’t lie, and the fact that modern humans have become so chaotic is just a part of the process, a portion of the cycle that is life.

There is one lesson that I have been learning through this whole ordeal, and thats LOVE!  I also see how December 21, 2012 will bring the end of the Piscean age and the beginning of the age of Aquarius.  It’s funny, because I’m working with some Aquarians, and I see them preparing to take the reigns of the galaxy.  We manifest our thought as reality, so keep your thought positive, productive, and focused and life will be grand!!!

-6r3g

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Jul 18 2012

Awaken

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Jul 05 2012

Ibogaine Treatment

I arrived yesterday in Rosarito Beach, Mexico for a new type of therapy.  It utilizes a substance called Ibogaine which is derived from the root bark of an African shrub and has proven to give the user, in just one or two sessions, a dramatic change in perspective and insight into themselves.  I am under the care of Dr. Martin Polenco and so far, this experience has been amazing! I have achieved so much in such a short period of time, yet I still have a long way to grow.

It’s nice to be able to appreciate life again… thank you Dr. Martin, Johnny, Sandra, Sulema, Jose, Lisa, Deanne, everyone who has made this experience better than I could have imagined!

My first step, visit- http://ibogaine-treatment.com

 

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Mar 31 2012

Can perception be objective?

I define four distinct levels of perceptual awareness. I’ll portray their arrangement as follows:

At the very core is our primal awareness. This is the base of our awareness on which all other layers are built. However, it is also the most subtle and under recognized. This awareness is with us from birth and retains direct contact with collective consciousness, but is inaccessible to our “thinking” mind, and is therefore rarely recognized by the personality. It is accessible through meditative, thoughtless contemplation, holds no bias or opinion or preconceived concept of reality or how things ‘should’ be. It is holistic, nonjudgmental,and unsubject to emotional persuasion.

Surrounding that primal awareness is the emotional awareness which has two sub-levels: internally motivated(the sub-emotive) and externally motivated(the emotional). These two layers are interrelated as the internal layer can influence the outer and vice-versa. These layers are often described as primary(sub-emotive) and secondary(emotional). Both layers are experienced, directly influencing the primary and linguistic layers, but emotional control can be gained by avoiding focus(thought or affect).

Above the emotional layer is the linguistic level of awareness. This is where some 60% of our awareness occurs( another 30% being controlled by our emotional awareness, though these are interrelated and fluctuate). Linguistic awareness creates the illusion of ‘self’ and is bombarded with stimuli from both the emotional and the physical layers. Linguistic awareness is usually thought of as a ‘stream of thought’ and is subjectively observed as a string of words(ideas, opinions, judgement, etc), the makings of ego.

Finally physical awareness is the interface with reality, It is perceived as sensory input from the physical world, sight, touch, hearing, taste, and smell, which radiate down through the other layers.

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