Sunday, April 27, 2003

One of the newest concepts to have arisen lately is that of 'Emergence'. What this tells us is that the whole of something is greater than its parts, and that the emerging properties of the whole transcend the lesser properties inherent within its parts. An example often cited is that of the ant colony. A colony of tens of thousands of ants acts in unity, as a whole, despite the individual ants having no information concerning the function of the colony as a 'whole'. This model can, and has been, put forward onto human communities. The net outcome of individuals working as a community is greater than an unconnected similar grouping of individuals. Emerging properties greater than its parts depend upon contact and communication.

It is for this reason that study groups of a Teaching variety have held group contact and meetings as a priority. This has been known for millennia - although new for 'accepted' knowledge. A contact of like-minded consciousnesses can create fields or energies and subsequent emergent properties that far excell a non-harmonious collective of people. The functional quality is thus exponentially increased to a staggering non-causal degree. Since all energies within the universe are already in constant non-local contact within the quantum energy vacuum, it is the nature of 'mind' to be in contact and communication. To be conscious of this leads to evolutionary growth by supporting a developmental collective consciousness.

It takes a certain number of conscious people on the earth to enable the earth to progress to the next level of evolutionary growth. A hundred conscious people, let us say, who are in conscious contact and communication, can create an emergent exponentially increased degree of conscious force in order to influence remaining humanity and life processes. As said in an earlier post - consciousness begets consciousness.

It is spreading already and fast. Such influences, with us for epochs, are now shifting up a gear and raising levels of awareness on this earth at unparalled speed. The needed shift in collective and planetary consciousness is unfolding to its ordainded pattern.

To be mindful is a positive beginning.

The truly man of calm is he
who has a silent turmoil within
his heart.


The world is asleep
and often I am one with it

with each millions of eyes closed
and mine shut too :

It is a greater trial to awake
than to make love to your enemy

And evolution cannot touch that soul,
vain with its own busy life,

which does not stop to turn
its silent observation upon itself.


A man who lives on the outside of his skin
is he who dies being a stranger within.

Friday, April 25, 2003

After all the talk, there is still frustration that the world 'out there' doesn't allow room for one to change. As a reply, it is necessary to work upon changing oneself before hoping that the world, or rather external events, will shift their focus in relation to you. Perception and cognition of external situations and structures is a product of internal cognitive interpretation and analysis. Therefore, it is a question of 'mind-set': if one's personal mind-set is fixed into earlier patterns of recognition, then future incoming signals will be analysed in terms of these set patterns. Thus, the world never seems to change. Yet have you allowed it to?

Change your own patterns of mind first. Think differently; behave differently; analyse differently. Bring new conceptions into being as thoughts; shift those old patterns of thinking and perceiving. The 21st Century cannot survive with a species thinking with an earlier model of consciousness. Shift the consciousness into new terrains; allow it to process thoughts beyond the Cartesian, mechanistic 2-dimensional model of linear processes.

Once a new pattern, a new mind-set, is gradually moved in to replace the older model, you will find surprising differences in how external events and situations are perceived. You might find a surprising increase in harmonisation.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Consciousness begets consciousness. Just as a fire causes the air molecules near to it to heat up, so does the energy of consciousness radiate out to affect the consciousness of others within a receiving range. This is why ancient spiritual traditions insisted on having the living presence of a guide; and for those who wished to learn it was required that they attend the presence of the guide. This was not merely for verbal and/or physical instruction but more so because the ensuing energies of consciousness could be intentionally directed to a receiving target, whether the target was conscious of it or not! Even today in all spheres of life, people are constantly 'picking' up each other's influence through an interaction of energies of consciousness, despite being unmindful of this process. The early guilds and apprenticeships worked upon the notion of learning the craft by observation, not fully knowing that this was exactly the path used for countless traditions of inner teachings, not solely because observation teaches (which it does) but also because more important transmissions of influence are operative under such conditions of close physical presence. Consciousness begets consciousness. When one enters a rose garden, should they sit next to a rose, or a thornbush? From where does the feeling of beauty come from? Choose one's seat with care.

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

The Universe is connected in an 'implicate order' - meaning that separateness is an illusion, and each atom resonates with the knowledge of the whole universe. Since the human body is itself composed of atoms generated within the initial Big Bang of the created Universe, then we ourselves resonate with a wholeness of knowledge. This 'information' can know itself - it is through self-reflexive consciousness. We are at the earlier stages of accessing this self-knowledge. The next step, since biological evolution of the species has been attained at a peak, is conscious evolution. This is the first time in earth evolutionary history that evolution can be directed consciously - in 'our hands' - rather than being a natural process beyond our involvement. Evolution of human consciousness is then a way of taking our species to the next level, towards a planetary consciousness, whereby the human race will be the nervous system on a higher level, as information is shared, passed around, and acted upon as is information within the neurones of our brain. By increasing brain activity, new capacities come into play as activity stimulates hitherto latent cranal areas. Empathy will increase, as will a sense of other people through non-verbal communication. Humans can begin to share their shared inheritance of Universe-knowledge as the atoms of the self resinate with more energy flowing through as human connectivity increases. Evolution is towards ever increasing complexity, and consciousness is itself a product of a particular peak of complexity. The next level of complexity is beyond the individual. The new complexity is global.

Sunday, April 06, 2003

If we wish to have greater access to understanding, we need to develop our intuition. Intuition can be encouraged through contemplation, periods of silence, and above all a faith in one's self and feelings. It helps if events, situations, feelings, can be visualised. This forms a contact with the visualised object itself and so opens up a channel of relationship to it. Thus, one's intuition is in communication with the event and is able to benefit from a form of direct knowledge with it.

In short, understanding requires developed intuition, which can be encouraged through moments of contemplation and visualisation.