Exploring the potential to move beyond duality in our world to make space for possibility that emerges from the quantum.
"(We don’t pump our blood, grow our hair, manage our digestion – Life does it)." After my reading, and study, of hundreds of near death experience (NDE) accounts, I'm pretty sure every single person who's had one would completely disagree with this statement, or they would not be here today. The body is the one thing over which we have complete control, just ask someone with multiple personalities! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0499260/
Simply put, where the mind goes, the body follows. Mind creates matter and the body and its functions are matter. Most people may recoil at this notion as it puts the responsibility for how one's body is squarely upon the owner of it. Nothing in life ever happens without first changing the mind.
Consciousness is fundamental.
“It should get our attention that every person or group of people that have discovered what the Native Americans call wetiko disease unanimously consider it to be the most important topic to understand in our world today. Wetiko psychosis—which can be conceived of as being a mind-virus—is at the very root of every crisis we face. Wetiko is the over-arching umbrella that contains, subsumes, informs and underlies every form of self-and-other destruction that our species is acting out in our world on every scale. If we don’t come to terms with what wetiko is revealing to us, however, nothing else will matter, as there will be no more human species.”
If we looked beyond our conscious/self-conscious reaction to events in this world: in particular, war and greed — he has more than I have: share, or I will kill you in order to take more of your share!
My duality studies (so to speak) are being done by watching UFC fights. After reading about the history of gladiators, (Gladiators, by Micheal Grant is one book), I wanted to see what modern fights have in common with ancient ones. (I am sure some fights are fixed, but this is endemic to all sports I would think.). Someone wins, someone loses, still, but for the most both fighters make money, and no one dies, thanks to the referees. My conclusion thus far is that we depend on dualities to navigate the world, (shadow and light, day and night, holes or mountains, poverty or money) but of course the extremes only exist in the context of the entire geography. Most religions I am familiar with seem to be based in/emphasize the dualities and do not spend much time seeing the entireity in real depth.
I don't like the idea that we are not special. I think we are no more special than others, but when a baby is born, the baby is special compared to an inanimate object. It depends on the yardstick. It is narcissistic to believe we are more unique and entitled than your neighbour, but it is a divine revelation to feel the specialness of being a soul.
Interesting things happen when I am not resisting what is. It sort of feels like I 'manifest' out of that space.
Thanks for this writing, Tom. I resonate.