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BIOCENTRISM: The Illusion of Segregation in a Unified Cosmos

IT IS SAID THAT FOOLS RUSH IN where angels fear to tread . . . and so it may well be.  The self-active mind foolishly speculates about reality.  The Christened mind walks gingerly but confidently upon this sacred ground with humility and intent to offer insight and blessing.  Emerson said it more poetically:

Here we find ourselves, suddenly, not in a critical speculation, but in a holy place, and should go very warily and reverently.  We stand before the secret of the world, there where Being passes into Appearance, and Unity into Variety.

We Heavenly Beings incarnate in these Human capacities and endeavor to integrate racially segregated variety back into a state of integrated wholeness and unity—albeit segregation in only a condition of consciousness.  All peoples of the planet make up One Human Race. This endeavor, therefore, is futile if exercised merely in the social order without addressing the issue of separateness in our consciousness, where we see the whole as separate parts.  For example, we think of our solar system as having a sun with planets orbiting it, each a separate entity; when in reality our solar system is one entity and functions as one whole undivided entity.  As the authors of BIOCENTRISM succinctly state it . . .

We “see” separations between objects only because we have been conditioned and trained, through language and convention, to draw boundaries. . . . We see only that for which we are looking.  

I recently returned to a book I had set aside some years ago—for reasons that have only now become apparent—entitled Race And The Cosmos, written by Afro-American author Barbara A. Holmes.  She writes:

I am suggesting that we view issues of race and liberation from the perspective of the cosmos . . . This is a reasonable choice, given that the universe is an integral aspect of any human endeavor, even when it is a taken-for-granted backdrop for our activities.  I am challenging all justice seekers to awaken to the vibrant and mysterious worlds of quantum physics and cosmology. . . .  All the narratives that frame reality have been unsettled by the Hubble telescope’s unblinking eye and strangely responsive but unseen quantum elements.  From cosmic and quantum realms we learn that we are connected to one another in unexpected ways.  Theoretical physics suggests that, even when separated, entities that have once been in contact will react to changes in the other.

I resonate with this author’s perspective.  How we view the Cosmos and our relationship to it and within it seems vital to our movement forward into a new way of living together in harmony on Earth.  In that context and rationale, Dr. Robert Lanza and Bob Berman’s BIOCENTRISM has afforded me expansive insight into where Barbara Holmes is coming from in her timely book. 

First of all, “racism” is an illusion.  We do not see racism because it is “out there.”  Racism only appears to be “out there” because we continue to see it “out there,” projected by our race-conditioned consciousness.  We will continue to have racism in human society for as long as we continue to look for racism in human society.  As soon a we stop looking for it, and consequently seeing it, racism will vanish.  As soon as we look to find diversity in our unity and learn to appreciate it, the illusion of racism will cease being a dividing factor in our consciousness, and therefore in our world—and I speak here to my own state of race-conditioned consciousness as well. People behaving in a segregated fashion does not negate the reality of oneness.  If we do not believe this, then it’s upon us to prove it out in our living.  Make the change in consciousness, and the way we see our world will change instantly—along with our world. 

The power of observation is real and transformative. “Behold I create a new heaven and a new earth for the old heaven and old earth are passed away . . . and the former things shall no longer be remembered.”  I have lived in hopes of seeing this day dawn—and so it has. 

With that foreword, I will complete my review of chapter 11, as well as this series.  Continuing from my previous post, the authors conclude this section of their insightful book taking a final look at the nature of space and coming to the conclusion that all things in the Universe are truly connected, in more ways than we’ve imagined.

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ABANDONING SPACE TO FIND INFINITY

Einstein’s relativity is fully compatible with a much more flexible definition of space. Several threads in physics indeed imply that a rethinking of space is necessary to move forward: the persistent ambiguity of the observer in Quantum Theory (QT), the nonzero vacuum energy implied by cosmological observations, and the breakdown of general relativity on small scales, to name a few. To this we may add the unsettling fact that space as perceived by biological consciousness remains a domain apart, and remains one of the most poorly understood natural phenomena.

To those who assume Einstein’s development of special relativity necessitates the reality of external, independent “space” (and likewise assume the reality of an absolute separability of objects, what quantum theory calls locality, and rest the concept of space on this basis) we must emphasize once again that to Einstein himself, space is simply what we can measure using the solid objects of our experience. . . . As science becomes more unified, it is to be hoped that we can explain consciousness as well as idealized physical situations, following the current threads of quantum mechanics that have made it clear that the observer’s decisions are closely linked to the evolution of physical systems.

Although consciousness may eventually be understood well enough to be described by a theory of its own, its scaffolding is clearly part of the physical logic of nature, that is, the fundamental grand unified field. It is both acted on by the field (in perceiving external entities, experiencing the effects of acceleration and gravity, etc.) and acts on the field (by realizing quantum mechanical systems, constructing a coordinate system to describe light-based relationships, etc.).

Meanwhile, theorists of all stripes struggle to resolve the contradictions between quantum theories and general relativity. While few physicists doubt that a unified theory is attainable, it is clear that our classical conception of space-time is part of the problem rather than part of the solution. Among other nuisances, in the modern view, objects and their fields have blurred together in what seems to be an eternal game of peek-a-boo. In the modern view according to quantum field theory, space has an energy content of its own and a structure that is very quantum mechanical in nature. Science is increasingly finding that the boundary between object and space is growing ever fuzzier.

SINCE SPACE IS ILLUSORY, WHERE IS THE UNIVERSE ?

Moreover, experiments in quantum entanglement since 1997 have called into question the very meaning of space and ongoing questions as to what these entangled-particle experiments mean. There are really only two choices. Either the first particle communicates its situation far faster than the speed of light, indeed, with infinite speed, and using a methodology that totally escapes even our most desperate guesses, or else there really is no separation between the pair at all, appearances to the contrary. They are in a real sense in contact, despite a universe of seemingly empty space standing between them. Thus, these experiments appear to add yet another layer to the scientific conclusion that space is illusory.

Cosmologists say that everything was in contact, and born together, at the Big Bang. So even employing conventional imagery, it may even make sense that everything is in some sense an entangled relative of every other, and in direct contact with everything else, despite the seeming emptiness between them.

What, then, is the true nature of this space? Empty? Seething with energy and therefore matter-equivalent? Real? Unreal? A uniquely active field? A field of Mind? Moreover, if one accepts that the external world occurs only in Mind, in consciousness, and that it’s the interior of one’s brain that’s cognized “out there” at this moment, then of course everything is connected with everything else.

A separate oddity is that during high-speed travel, especially near the speed of light, everything in the universe would seem to lie in the same place, unseparated and undifferentiated, directly ahead. This bizarre wrinkle comes from the effect of aberration. When we drive through a snowstorm, the flakes seem to come from in front of us, while the rear window hardly gets hit at all. The same thing happens with light. Our planet’s eighteen-miles-per-second motion around the sun causes stars to shift position by several seconds of arc from their actual locations. As we increase our velocity, this effect grows ever more dramatic until at just below light-speed, the entire contents of the cosmos appear to hover in a single blindingly bright ball, dead ahead. If one is looking out any other window, there appears nothing but a strange, absolute blackness.

The point here is that if some thing’s experiences alter radically depending on conditions, that thing is not fundamental. Light or electromagnetic energy are unvarying under all circumstances, as something that is intrinsic and innate to existence, to reality. By contrast, the fact that space can both seem to change its appearance through aberration, and actually shrink drastically at high speed, so that the entire universe is only a few steps from end to end, illustrates that it has no inherent, let alone external, structure. It is, rather, an experiential commodity that goes with the flow and mutates under varying circumstances.

The further relevance of all this to biocentrism is that if one removes space and time as actual entities rather than subjective, relative, and observer-created phenomena, it pulls the rug from under the notion that an external world exists within its own independent skeleton. Where is this external objective universe if it has neither time nor space?

We can, at this point, formulate seven principles:

First Principle of Biocentrism: What we perceive as reality is a process that involves our consciousness. An “external” reality, if it existed, would — by definition — have to exist in space. But this is meaningless, because space and time are not absolute realities but rather tools of the human and animal mind.

Second Principle of Biocentrism: Our external and internal perceptions are inextricably intertwined. They are different sides of the same coin and cannot be divorced from one another.

Third Principle of Biocentrism: The behavior of subatomic particles — indeed all particles and objects — is inextricably linked to the presence of an observer. Without the presence of a conscious observer, they at best exist in an undetermined state of probability waves.

Fourth Principle of Biocentrism: Without consciousness, “matter” dwells in an undetermined state of probability. Any universe that could have preceded consciousness only existed in a probability state.

Fifth Principle of Biocentrism: The structure of the universe is explainable only through biocentrism. The universe is fine-tuned for life, which makes perfect sense as life creates the universe, not the other way around. The “universe” is simply the complete spatiotemporal logic of the self.

Sixth Principle of Biocentrism: Time does not have a real existence outside of animal-sense perception. It is the process by which we perceive changes in the universe.

Seventh Principle of Biocentrism: Space, like time, is not an object or a thing. Space is another form of our animal understanding and does not have an independent reality. We carry space and time around with us like turtles with shells. Thus, there is no absolute self-existing matrix in which physical events occur independent of life.

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In his youth, Einstein believed that he could build from the physical side of nature without the living side simply with mathematics and physics. In his later years he concluded that “there is no free will” as the life-created and life-centered Universe is what it is and will continue to unfold as it pleases in accordance with natural law, human ignorance, interference and manipulation notwithstanding. Our only freedom is to choose between life’s way and “the highway.” In our arrogance, we have chosen the highway, to the destruction of life’s sustainable and supportive natural world. What absolute insanity.

Does it not make more sense to simply let Life build a natural world and provide for us the life-sustaining fruits of Mother Nature’s cornucopia?  And for us to return to tending the Garden while co-creating a domicile that is compatible and in harmony with the natural world?  We may even stop dying from diseases . . . and stop waging wars!

These things inspire me to write about the cosmic context of our presence on this planet. We are connected to this larger context, and within it to one another, and to extraterrestrial beings, in ways we are only now beginning to become aware as we evolve from our narrow earthly consciousness to planetary consciousness, and further on to galactic, and ultimately, cosmic consciousness.  There are galactic beings who are very much aware of and concerned about what we do here with energy, particularly nuclear energy—and I believe they are protecting us from ourselves, along with the Earth. This planet was created as a sacred place for the creation of living forms and it will not be allowed to be destroyed by nuclear war, tyrannical aggression notwithstanding.  Let’s not bring nuclear war to our world by harboring fear.  Let love radiate without concern for results—and the truth of Love is Oneness.  Fear not. 

I will continue to explore the nature of consciousness in my next series.  Until then,

Be love.  Be loved.

Anthony

tpal70@gmail.com

Credits:  Graphic at the top is by Rose Meeker.

 

Evolution: From Consonance to Dissonance to Consonance

“This is a time when we either meet the moment or miss the moment. —Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles.

It’s a challenge to remain relevant these days as the NOW generation leaves us older folks behind—and my thoughts turn to lofty considerations that seemingly have little if any relevance to current events in the world—philosophical and existential considerations like “Where do we come from and where are we going?” Often while writing a blog article I wonder if anyone really cares about the topic. “Who cares about our origin or our destination? All I care about is where my next job will come from and paying the rent next month?”  That’s understandable . . . for those who have their noses up against the grinding stone.  There is, however, a larger picture to be seen in which these challenging times can be understood and seen for why they are the way they are and what we can do in moving forward, if we would only look up from the grinding stone.  This post offers such a perspective–but it will require you to think.

Before I launch into this post, I wish to share words and a poem from my favorite bard, Don Hynes, sent in response to my previous post:

Thank you for this wonderful perspective brother. You asked for our thoughts. Here are a few of mine:

The New Heaven
The old heaven and earth 
are passing away
before our very eyes.
Anger and opinion of little use
as the ground slips beneath our feet
and the wide sea opens.
The words written long ago
about horsemen riding
and a great city falling
are now in present tense.
Hold together what you wish
of the crumbling structures
but be sure to look ahead,
to begin the work
of the new heaven.
Don’t scar it with old hatreds,
with all that hasn’t worked.
Remember to forget
and follow the trail
that life is leading.
Keep peace amidst the turmoil
and your crown in the chaos.
New life is coming
and into that new body
we are all being born.

Thank you, Don

ORIGIN

I just finished reading Dan Brown’s ORIGIN and I’m dwelling on the chapter where he finally arrives at the anxiously anticipated moment when the pivotal character in the story, futurist and computer entrepreneur Edmund Kirsch, reveals his belief-shattering discovery of the origin of life, along with the origin and destination of the human species, as the age of Artificial Intelligence dawns.  I won’t spill the beans for those who haven’t yet read the book. But I will take a phrase from the chapter to launch a consideration along the lines of the evolution of human consciousness, incorporating also words of my spiritual mentor from back in the day of my conscious awakening. The phrase is

“DISSIPATION-DRIVEN ADAPTIVE ORGANIZATION”

Lifted from the book, this phrase takes me back to my journey through Walter Russell‘s signature work THE UNIVERSAL ONE, in which he portrays and demonstrates the “Creating Process” as one of simultaneous integration and disintegration facilitated by the dance between the equally empowered Masculine and Feminine energies, partners in creation.  When you have a few minutes, it’s revolutionary reading. Just click on the above links to previous posts.

Back to ORIGIN: Edmund Kirsch’s scientific “discovery” of the origin of life in Brown’s novel is based on the urge and compulsion of life-giving energy to move out and bring the light of life to all corners of the Universe. Ergo, the “Big Bang” theory. To accomplish this, the “Laws of the Universe” assemble atoms and molecules into forms that will “dissipate” the energy in order to spread it further out into the formless void of the cosmos.  In the process, forms are disintegrated and dissolved, making room for new forms to emerge, all for the purpose of distributing energy throughout the Universe.  In order to accomplish its drive to spread energy around, the thermodynamic law of the universe creates a state of entropy by destabilizing a system of accumulated energy so that the energy can be dissipated. 

“ENTROPY: A thermodynamic measure of the amount of energy unavailable for useful work in a system undergoing change.” (New World Dictionary)  

Many systems on the planet are undergoing change. Examples of entropy can be seen in weather patterns where hurricanes and tornadoes form to dissipate the built-up warm energy in the tropics then move out and spread the energy into cooler climates, which absorb the energy and dissolve the entropic system.  The same dynamic is at work in the cooling of a cup of hot tea where the heat is dissipated in the tea and absorbed by the cup.

In the larger picture of human relations, entropy is at work in the clash between two classes of people, such as we see in the suppressed prejudicial racial issues in America that have bubbled over into “peaceful” demonstrations against unjust treatment of “people of color” by a policing system purposed to protect them.  Eventually the energy builds up to the point of destabilizing the emotional and mental capacities of the demonstrators which results in violent, and often destructive, outburst of energy.  As the energy is spent, the demonstrations disintegrate.

Considering Don’s poem “New Heaven,” entropy is working in the transference of energy from the disintegrating old heaven and old earth to the New Heaven and New Earth in a process of transmutation.  The acceleration of transference is exponential as the new absorbs the dissipating energy and substance of the old, which appears to be going out with a bang.  To try and stop it is literally a waste of precious energy needed to empower the New Heaven and grow the New Earth.  Fighting and resisting it only feeds it and hastens its collapse.  The word of Life is “Come out of her my people.” 

New life is coming
and into that new body
we are all being born.

 

The Old God is Dying

Along with the passing of the old heaven, the old God of religion is dying.  In Brown’s novel, Edmund Kirsch’s theory is supposed to preclude the need for God in the creating universe—that is, the God of religion made in the image and likeness of man. Science with its Laws of the Universe–quantum physics, chemistry, microbiology, gravity, etc—under the dominion of Artificial Intelligence, had become the new God to replace the old. The obvious question, posed by Michael Langdon, an academic scientist himself, is “Who created the Laws of the Universe?” He suggests that there has to be an Intelligence behind the Universe wherein energy and mass oscillate between chaos and order.  

I propose a more realistic formula: LIFE-DRIVEN ADAPTIVE ORGANIZATION FOR THE ONGOING EXPRESSION OF CREATING LIFE ENERGY, in keeping with Walter Russell’s model, as portrayed in this graphic:

All created forms come from and return to their Origin. The forms for moving life’s creating energy dissolve in the dissipation of energy.  Life’s creating energy itself does not dissipate, except in the form, resulting in the dissolution of the form.

However, we’ve been considering the transformation and transmutation of consciousness, along with the physical body, and not their dissolution—although that is what’s happening in the fallen state into which we’ve incarnated as spiritual beings, angels if you will. The warning by the Creator in the Beginning was and is “thou shalt surely die” if we continue to live our lives on the basis of our self-active mind’s judgments as to what it thinks is “good” and what is “evil.”

ASCENSION TAKES PRESSURE

There is another way our physical forms may go, and that’s up into the Light rather than down into the dust. That would require pressure.  That pressure is available within our living organism wherein spirit and flesh mingle to create a “Human Being.” Life’s energy, allowed to build rather than dissipate, would lift human consciousness to a new and higher level and shift the frequency of our physical forms to a higher vibration, where they would be completely impervious to all disease.

FROM CONSONANCE TO DISSONANCE TO CONSONANCE

So, how does all this play out in the evolution of my consciousness?  It plays out in how I conceptualize sensory perceptions in my consciousness and then neatly file them away into “good” and “bad” categories.  To help demonstrate, allow me to refer to my musical expertise.  

Music is generally a movement of sound-driven energy that alternates back and forth between dissonance and consonance.  There’s nothing “wrong” with dissonance in the musical composition as it is part of the movement of the music, which usually resolves into consonance. By the same token, there’s nothing more “right” about consonance.  One is simply the evolving or resolving phase of the other.  Now, we all love consonance, harmonious sounds of symphony.  It pleases us more, however, when consonance resolves out of dissonance.  Now, if we don’t like the dissonance and attempt to resolve it without any musical knowledge, we would likely create a noisome cacophony.  Listen to this recording of Sergej Rachmaninov’s  Vespers (All-Night Vigil) and experience what I’m talking about. 

(Move the red dot in the tracking bar to 23:50, and listen with your earphones at a moderate volume, as it will get louder at 25:00, then very quiet at 25:27. So, keep your finger on the volume control.)

RESOLVING DISSONANCE

I would now like to share some poignant words and profound insights of my spiritual mentor, Martin Exeter. He spoke these words some forty years ago.  However, as you will see, they are quite applicable to the present state of turbulence in our world.  (Read these excerpts when you have the time to be quiet and still.)

The state of affairs in the world might be described as an immense dissonance of raucous sound. How is this dissonance going to come to a point of consonance, harmonious consonance? How is it going to be resolved? The creative process in operation throughout the whole universe moves in cycles, in the overall sense in a creative spiral. It is an upward movement with which human beings are not particularly familiar because they have not for a long time been participating in it, but it is going on nevertheless. It moves in this spiral from a point of consonance into a state of dissonance and back to a state of consonance again at a higher level. This is the natural creative cycle; there is nothing wrong with it. In its relationship to human beings it was described long ago as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Good and evil then were part of that original state—both are perfect. There is consonance and there is dissonance and they each have a part to play in the creative process. There is nothing wrong with the dissonance; there is nothing wrong with the consonance. There is nothing wrong with evil, there is nothing wrong with good, until human beings interfere with the process. Then things go very wrong in human experience, not that this interrupts the creative cycles of the universe particularly but it brings a good deal of tribulation and suffering upon the human race and upon many other forms of life which are part of the creative life cycle related to this earth.

So there has been a mess-up in this whole process because of the failure of human beings, so that they are now disassociated from the creative cycle. We could say, to illustrate something, that at the point of human failure there was a state of consonance. The state of consonance was properly to be followed by a state of dissonance in the true creative cycle, but certain ones distorted the state of dissonance in order to conform with their desires, desires which they presumed were good or would lead to more satisfying consonance. Unfortunately this was none of the business of human beings; they had no business interfering with what was happening. They were warned of what would occur if they insisted on this interference, and of course it did, because they did. And so since that point of consonance there has been a constantly increasing dissonance; the cycle has never been resolved. It may be seen that there were a number of points of hesitation in the dissonant pattern when it could have turned again into a cycle which would have led to consonance, but in each case human failure reoccurred and so the dissonance, or the disintegration in this case, continued.

Now if consonance is to come out of dissonance there must be present in the dissonance a starting point, a starting point which relates to the consonance that is later to appear as the dissonance is resolved. That starting point, in our present consideration of what is necessary on earth to emerge out of this unnatural cycle, is the presence of angels in human form on earth . . . .  This vast dissonance that is present on earth in the experience of all human beings can only be resolved on the basis of this starting point which I have mentioned, because this starting point is a point of consonance within the dissonance. As there is that point of consonance within the dissonance the positive quality of that point begins to draw into association with itself all the material that is necessary to permit a resolution to bring the whole unfolding cycle to the point of consonance which we have referred to as the point of restoration. . . .

What the angels are to do has been described in various ways but maybe we should look at it in the sense of our immediate fields of responsibility, because if we have been sent on earth as angels and we land up here, wherever here may be for the individual, that is the place we have been sent to; otherwise we wouldn’t be here. This is the place which makes possible the resolution from the worldly state of dissonance to a state of consonance. So there is something very special about the particular place where a person is now. There is a place where we always are. It relates to the present moment, doesn’t it? It always relates to the present circumstance and it will include other people who are in the vicinity, who are a part of our present circumstance—this is always so. . . .

Later in his message, Martin Exeter offered something more.

The changes that need to come are changes in consciousness. Did you ever try to change someone else’s consciousness? If I had been trying to do this over these years I would have been discouraged long ago. I have been offering services over a lengthy period of time, not to change anyone’s state of consciousness, because I can’t do that, but to offer the opportunity to those who would receive it to remember how to let their own consciousness change. And I have been very happy over the years in doing this to discover that my own consciousness changed.

That’s how it has worked for me. I’ll close with these words of Martin’s:

Now you can’t as a human being change your own consciousness. You wouldn’t know how to do it or what your consciousness should be after you had gotten it done. So that’s not the point. The point is that we have begun to discover and experience a new state of consciousness to the extent that we have been willing to accept a new quality of expression, not struggling to build some model state of spiritual consciousness that we had decided would be useful but in a very practical way letting our circumstances be used to provide us with the opportunity of giving expression to a quality of living that transcended what we knew before. We had to take responsibility for ourselves to do this, to recognize that whatever it was that was present with us exactly where we were was the facility by which we might let our state of consciousness change.

“Be Where You Are.” As always, I welcome your thoughts and comments. Until my next post, 

Be love. Be loved.

Anthony

tpal70@gmail.com

 

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