Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Written by Mathew Naismith
Imagine for a moment that all physical life is but a reflection of a non-physical entity. Now imagine that Gaia or the physical universe as a whole is but a tiny reflection of a non-physical source of creation. Sounds silly doesn't it!! Where does all of what man creates come from? Yes, a physical brain but of thought or consciousness that is not physical until put into motion physically. Now imagine a consciousness that isn't limited to a physical brain or to three dimensional aspects and spheres.
Not easy for the Western part of our mind or consciousness to comprehend, especially if the Western mind is also limited to three dimensional aspects and spheres. If an actual occurrence occurred but no evidence of the occurrence could be three dimensionally produced, the occurrence didn't occur!! This is how the Western mind thinks in all of us, the Eastern mind doesn't think like this. The reason for this is that the Eastern mind doesn't separate one from the other, separate man from nature/Gaia or three dimensional aspects and spheres from all other dimensions. The separation through evidence of three dimensional aspects and spheres is of the Western mind.
The Western mind often thinks that I am separating the Eastern and Western mind, the Eastern mind in all of us doesn't think like this. The Eastern mind thinks of two spheres of the same mind or consciousness expressed in different ways, there is no true separation, only a difference in motion. Just because man has perceived his separation from the rest of his natural environment, doesn't mean man is a separate entity to the rest of the natural environment. Man is at present simply of a different motion or expression of the whole. It is understandable why man is at present so destructive to his natural environment, he has simply perceived a separation from the whole, from the source of everything.
To me, all physical entities are seen as a life form and are all a part and connected to the same source of energy. It does not matter if it's physical or non-physical; it's all a part of the same source of energy. To people like me it matters not what you call this source, an awareness or acknowledgment is all that is needed. Note; a true sense of awareness, without bias, naturally and automatically creates a sense of wisdom within a consciousness.
Imagine being able to influence our environment and the weather. Take note, I purposely stated influence instead of control. Control simply denotes a perception of separation in taking control of another entity, even within ourselves. For example, the perception of taking control of our temper becomes separate to not taking control of our temper. It is then perceived that taking control and not taking control of our temper are completely separate entities when there not. Is the weather or our environment separate to us at any time that it doesn't influence us? This is why the Western mind tries to take control of everything; it separates everything from everything else, most often to excess. It is quite understandable why man is so destructive and self-centred at present.
Yes, we can influence our entire environment, including the weather, by working with it; all we have to do is desist in the perception of separation of ourselves to everything else. Become aware and acknowledge that everything is a living entity of the same source. Remember, it has nothing to do with taking control but influencing our environment in unison with the environment. Yes, you work with the environment as if it's a living entity, no less and no more alive than you are.........
All I can do is smile, while remembering my wife's actions this morning, my wife apologised to an ant for nearly stepping on it. To the Western mind this is a sign of lunacy, to the Eastern mind it's simply a sign of oneness and connectedness to our environment, one could not be saner. We do kill ants when they infringe on our space, it's the way it is of our present environment/reality. A balance between you and the environment, as a whole, needs to be implemented and sustained as much as possible, otherwise we create a reality we are presently experiencing.
Extract: This has profound consequences. It would mean that consciousness is spread throughout space like a cosmic web of experience. Of course awareness is greatest where there is significant information integration, but in essence, “mind” (or “psyche”) is everywhere. IIT turns out to be a modern twist on an ancient philosophical view known as “panpsychism”. But before you go dismissing the concept because of its name, you should know that intellectual heavy hitters such as Baruch Spinoza, Gottfried Leibniz, and William James are all considered panpsychists. Its central tenant is that all matter has a mental aspect, which makes consciousness universal.