Thursday, 23 October 2014

Lucid Dreaming

Most of us, without conscious awareness, had experienced Lucid Dreams. The Internet is full of explanations of what they are. Those explanations may be true for some, but for me lucid dreams are little more than the Antechamber of Heaven.
Yes. Your own, personal, heaven—a reality of your own making. After all, you can dream whatever you want. No limits. None at all.
I choose to call Lucid Dreams the “Antechamber of Heaven” because there is no limit on the states of consciousness you can achieve. We start with, what some call Astral World. It is a realm, a state of consciousness, wherein imagination is an added dimension. From there on we advance (and multiply the dimensions) until we eventually reunite with the original Source from which we emerged.
There is but single Consciousness.
We all create and enrich our heavens, our states of consciousness, in which we accept only that which we perceive as real. Considering that the material world is essentially empty space, this should come as no surprise.
Hence… lucid dreaming.

We spend a third of our life sleeping and dreaming. By the time we reach 60, we’d spent 20 years in slumber. As consciousness never sleeps, we missed out on 20 years. 
When we dream, we enter the realm of our subconscious. Billions upon billions of years of memories are stored there. We gain access to them, and can relive them at will. We can walk through walls, fly like a bird, swim like a fish. Even more so. Since once we had been disembodied entities (before “god gave us skins”), we can visit other planets, galaxies, realities in a timeless reality. We alone place limitations on our heaven.
There are no limitations on infinity.
In lucid dreams we can experiment. Our choices depend on our accumulated knowledge, on our willingness to enter realms that seem unknown. Make no mistake about it. Heaven is for the intrepid soldiers of fortune that dare to venture into the unknown. The seemingly unknown. We’ve been there before but without present awareness.
We’ve grown. Evolved?  
Lucid dreams are ours to explore. However, we must learn the rules, the laws, governing inner realities. If you don’t close your eyes when you walk through walls, you get a nasty bump on your head. Yes, even in lucid dreams. Our consciousness responds to our senses—wonderful, enhanced senses. There was a time when people, some people, knew that. Now… it all seems lost in the antiquity.
No more!
We can learn lucid dreaming, wherein we enter the true realities we’ve created over eons of existence. In dreams we enter our true kingdoms.

In my Aquarius Trilogy, consisting of “WALL—Love, Sex, and Immortality”, followed by the “PLUTO EFFECT”, and the “OLYMPUS” below, Simon Jones struggles to achieve the understanding this very reality, in which we all enjoy our becoming. Eventually he succeeds. If you read the Trilogy, so might you. Good luck. 

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Chicken or the Egg.

Even the smartest people, those with a string of PhDs to their name, do not pretend that they are computers. They might sit in front of one for hours waiting for it to provide them with an answer to some enigmatic question, alas, to no avail. Unless they punch some keys, which will stir the hardware and software into action, nothing much happens.
And yet, those very same self-confessed savants claim that their brain acts on its own, without the intercession of their will—their intangible, elusive, impalpable ‘Self’. They simply cannot accept that that which cannot be seen, felt, measured or even recognized by any of their increasingly complex electronic machinery seems to control that which is measurable, tangible, palpable and equally as complex.
They can accept that it takes ‘them’ to drive a car, to operate a computer, but not to operate their brain.
“Au contraire, they announce in a loud voice filled with self-righteous self-importance. “We don’t think”, they say. “Our brains do.”
If that were true, they would forever remain in a reactive mode. They would respond or react to the dictates of their brain and genetic makeup—as does the rest of the animal kingdom.
Fortunately for the human species, we are capable of being proactive.

The eternal question for people steeped in scientific fundamentalism is whether brain produced mind, or did mind produce brain. The chicken or the egg.
There is one other problem.
Expecting our brain to upgrade itself with new information is like waiting for your car to fill itself with gas, or your computer to design it’s own software. If we do not introduce new software into our biological computer particularly in our older years, our biological computer cannot handle the feedback from our senses and incorporate it into its data storage.
Hence, it is up to us to continue feeding new information to our brain, to analyze it, process it, and enrich our data storage with the new facts, no matter what age we are. Otherwise a disorder like Alzheimer might set in. We never reach an age when our brain can work by itself. It needs continued upgrades with new data, which adjust the software to handle new input.
Billions of years of evolution equipped us with a magnificent computer that enables us to transpose ideas into symbols we call words, and arrange them into a system of communication with others. One day we shall learn to communicate our thoughts directly. It is the method that most animals have retained, while we have lost it somewhere along our arduous materialization of our illusory image of the world. It is high time to reverse this foolhardy predilection.
Our minds created a magnificent instrument. We must use it the way it had been intended to be used, and not blame it for our inadequacies.

Marvin Clark called this apparent enigma Chicken Omelet. See if you agree with him.

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Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Many and the Few

Originally this phrase, “The Many and the Few” exemplified the struggles of Paul and Peter in the Acts of the Apostles. Hence my blog. And then there are times when inspiration, indeed wisdom, comes from most unexpected quarters. During lunch I clicked on TV to find Charlie Rose hosting Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Yes, the Russian ex-oligarch is my surprising source.
Perhaps Mikhail’s stint in jail, for whatever reason, has cleansed him from the dangers inherent in ever-corrupting vicissitudes of power. Surely, the man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, formally Russia’s richest man, must have been exposed to its wiles. Although according to Wikipedia, Russia sports a mere 111 billionaires to the USA’s 492, (after all USA is a democracy where more people are equal), Mikhail’s wealth must have placed him under considerable temptation.
What caught my attention, however, was not Khodorkovsky’s unexpected release from jail, but a statement he made about his political views. My own views are tempered by the conviction that, while no two people are equal, we are all endowed with inherent, if deeply hidden, near-infinite creative power. As long as we do not externalize this power, assigning it to some distant divinity hovering on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, we can, in time, discover it within ourselves. Within our consciousness.
Hence Mikhail’s statement was so vital to me.
He stated, roughly, that since the “authorities” have, and continue to make, such grossly evident mess of things, surely “people” simply couldn’t do any worse.
I was stunned. Surely, he was right. The “authorities” are making an absolute mess of political, social, military, and every other governance. They even manage to fail in the field of education. Could any bunch of “ordinary” people do worse?
Any bunch?

There are wonderful both a priori and consequences (a posteriori) of this view. Since we, individually, are equipped with inherent infinite potential, and NO organization is, hence we must make decisions, and not those few who have proven, time and again, their complete and utter inability to do so. At least if we messed things up we would pay the piper, while the “authorities” would no longer retire at somewhere between $170,000 and $400,000 (£400,000 in the UK) per year on life-long pensions.
You and I must make the decisions—they, the bumbling authorities, must carry out our orders. In this electronic age this should be amply possible with the use of referenda published on the Internet.
At long last real Democracy?
We are, according to some, created unto the image and likeness of God. To my knowledge, not a single government was. Nor any organization. Nor even the Pentagon. Neither were the oil Sheiks of Saudi Arabia. Mikhail Khodorkovsky seems to have realized that. Why can’t we?
So now we’ve come a full circle. The Many would decide what the Few must do. E pluribus Unum at last. Of course, this applies only to material existence. Perhaps Paul was right, “down here”. Peter’s interests lay elsewhere. 

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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Reality—on Subjective and Objective Perception.

Your world and my world are, well… worlds apart. That which we share is objective reality. The rest is subjective. When you and I die (vacate our physical bodies), we return to the subjective reality we have created not only during the immediately preceding lifetime, but to a reality of memories we have accumulated since the moment of the individualization of our consciousness.
We are immortal, but not necessarily as individualized entities. In a few trillion years we might decide that we have accumulated enough memories to spend the rest of our existence gallivanting through them. We can ‘replay’ our favourite memories, employing all our enhanced senses, an endless number of times. Or, which is more likely, we might decide to merge once again with the Source from which we emerged (individualized). If we do, we shall enrich the potential for all still individualized entities to draw on for aeons to come. After all, in essence, we always remained One.
As there is neither beginning nor end to the omnipresent consciousness, its indescribable richness is unimaginable. As it is infinite, hence is also unknowable.
How do I know all this?
I don’t?
The awareness I am sharing with you is, however, the subjective image of my reality—the product of some 70 years of daily contemplation in this life, and perhaps a million times as many in my previous incarnations. If you choose to agree with my postulates, then for us, for you and me, my image will become objective. It just takes two or three of us to make it so. Together we shall enrich our heaven.
Isn’t it fun?

I mentioned before that both space and time are illusory concepts. They belong to an imaginary, transient, ephemeral reality. Even if you accept your subjective reality as real, both you and I are immortal in the singularity of NOW.
The eternal, wondrous, intangible, enchanting NOW.
By definition, infinity has neither beginning nor end. We are the Observers of transient realities we create as they move through time and space, eternally, in the ephemeral bliss of Becoming.
Welcome to my world. 

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Monday, 29 September 2014

Power - Delusions we cherish.

According to Baruch Spinoza to define God is to deny God. He’s right, of course. We all suffer from delusions. We think God is good and Satan is bad. Not so. We are good or bad. God is neutral. Yet, as Lao Tzu said, Tao is always on the side of the just man.
There’s a problem.
We must decide what defines ‘just’.
We can start by observing the functioning of the Universe, duly noting that the physical universe is illusory, what our friends in the East call Maya. We must dig deeper. So who/what created the reality we live in?
We are the god-creators.
Each one of us is a state of consciousness, which is immovable and unchangeable. The individualized consciousness is inseparable from the Omnipresent Consciousness, which is the Creative Source. Its power is required to convert the potential into the manifested reality. 
We have that power. This singular power is what makes us gods. Nothing else.
Hence, “Ye are gods.”

This creative power is what defines gods. Plural—as Elohim in the Bible.
Once we become aware of this power, we begin our conscious evolutionary climb. We learn that power can be used for both good and evil ends.
Essentially, all that enhances the totality (even through diversity) is good. All that detracts from it is bad. Omnipresent Benevolence, equips us with immortality then… leaves us on our own. Bombardment of meteorites, volcanic eruptions, tornados, tsunamis and other global cataclysms that lately we see in great abundance are ample proof of this.
We experiment, we learn. We live (a short while) with the consequences of our decisions.

Reality functions according to Universal Laws. Some call these Laws Science, some God, some Nature. The name is immaterial.  It is important to note that Omnipresent Benevolence is characterized by the tendency to restore and sustain a state of balance.

As we acquire more power and learn how to use it, we become ‘good’ or ‘bad’, according to our will (or latent ignorance). Hence gods can be both, good and bad, though the Source, the Infinite Potential, remains eternally neutral. The Laws (including Karma) take care of restoring and maintaining the balance. Hence, the Single Source must remain neutral to afford us free will. The Power lies within us. Good or bad.

The truth is within us. It is up to us to rediscover it, accept it, and then do the best we can with it. In time we become more powerful gods. We acquire the power to kill millions—or to save them. No matter what power we wield, eventually we ALWAYS bear the consequences of our thoughts, which result in actions. The ignorance of law is no excuse for breaking it.
Hence, divinity is neither good nor bad, but It is what the opposites have in common, thus sustaining a state of balance. Only such balance assures Immortality. Therein lies Infinite Power, and we are the only gods that exercise it.
There are many other delusions we cherish.

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Homo Sapiens - Embodiment of Intelligence?

I wonder why most people find the concept of Oneness so difficult to accept. Latest reports from scientists claim that there are 8.7 million species. We need more accountants as, apparently, “cataloguing them all could take more than 1,000 years”. Though I’m neither an accountant nor a statistician, by my reckoning, probably double that number still hides in the depth of the oceans.

In 1935 Alexis Carrel wrote that “L’Homme, cet inconnu”. For me, man remains an unknown entity to this day. And yet, no matter how much we enjoy murdering each other out of greed, in wars, or just dropping bombs from 30,000 feet up in the air, nobody disputes that we, Homo sapiens, are a single species. Though we kill an astounding number of men and women, with the exception of some quasi-religious zealots, almost no one denies that we kill our own kind. Of course, when we exterminate other species that’s perfectly all right, because none of the others have been created “unto the image and likeness of god”. They don’t matter at all…
But we are different. We are “Wise Men”. That’s what Homo sapiens means in Latin. We, supreme species, above all others. Yea! Über Alles?

Imagine how different the world would be if we were to recognize that not our bodies are part of a single species, but our consciousness. That a single intelligence is trying, so desperately, to manifest through our bodies. That our consciousness, not our bodies is One. A Single Intelligence manifesting through near-infinite diversity of forms.
We’d probably have to include at least some of the 8.7 million other species in this equation, of course. Or we might become 8,700,001. All One, single intelligence manifesting, as best IT can, through all means available to IT. And then we would add all the, as yet unknown, extraterrestrial species to this Singularity of Consciousness. All different, all striving to comprehend this elusive, intangible, yet strangely euphoric Oneness.
Just imagine…
I firmly believe that in time, perhaps a few trillion years or so, we shall begin to feel this Oneness. Instead of killing each other we might cooperate to reach greater understanding of the infinite diversity of creation. Our thoughts will create universes beyond our wildest imagination. Worlds of near-infinite beauty. Of singularity of Mind, or Love…
We would all become ONE.

And there is more. Having achieved this evolutionary level we would know without the slightest shadow of doubt that this creative zeal of ours would never end. That ever-new ideas would flow from the Source of Infinite Potential (the Unconscious), waiting to be manifested in equally as infinite number of transient realities. After all, only the creative act is the manifestation of Life. The rest is just a consequence.
There’s no hurry.  
After all, as gods, we are all immortal. We must prepare to accept our heritage. It is waiting within us to be discovered. Within you and me—within every single one of us. 

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Image and Likeness? Morons marry Morons…

For one of my novels, I studied mental retardation. I looked up my Webster’s Dictionary. It offered synonyms for moron:

“…airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowder head, chucklehead, clodpoll or clodpole, clot, cluck clunk, cretin, cuddy or cuddie, deadhead, dimbulb, dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey doofus, dope, dork dullard, dumbbell, dumbhead, dum-dum, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, knownothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead, loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome, idiot, mug, mutt, natural, nimrod, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit, nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull or numbskull, oaf, pinhead, jprat, ratbag, saphead, schlub or shlub, schnook, simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo…”

The antonyms were two: “brain” and “genius”.
The next day I looked up the King James Bible. There I read the following verse.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him.” Genesis 1:27
I was also assured that, “male and female created he them”. That us, boys and girls, we’re in this together.
Now, according to Mr. Noah Webster’s listing, the ratio of morons to geniuses is 87 to 2. He doesn’t say which of these are created unto the image of God, with or without a capital ‘G’. All of them? That wouldn’t say much for God.
Or could it be that, in spite of Leonardo da Vinci’s visions, the Bible was talking about something quite different from the assurances we get from religious preachers?
I suggest that the characteristics that we inherit from ‘gods’ (biblical Elohim is plural) have nothing to do with the teaching of any religion. What the Bible intends to convey is that the creative process is dependant on, and is the result of, our thoughts. We, humans, like gods, are granted the privilege of creating our own, private, subjective reality, which we are free to regard as real. No matter how idiotic, no matter if it consists of almost exclusively empty space, we are free to consider it true. We are the creators.
The reality, of course, is our state of consciousness.

Unfortunately Webster’s Dictionary doesn’t explain why the world is in such a mess. If we were to take Mr. Webster seriously, we’d conclude that:
“Morons marry morons to create more morons…”
The Dictionary doesn’t explain that our thoughts, including thoughts we direct at other people, create the reality we live in. For as long as we assign 87 negative traits to every 2 positive ones regarding our neighbours, regarding people everywhere, this world will reflect our thoughts. It cannot be otherwise. Once our thoughts get anchored in our subconscious, they determine the precise nature of our world. We are the sole creators of our reality. We have the power to create the world in the image and likeness of our thoughts. After all, we are gods. Remember?

From that day on I decided that the protagonists in my novels would live up to the Human Potential. They would be geniuses. Find out for yourself. 

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