Tag Archives: metaphysics

I need a place

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I need a place

outside of the laws of time and space

where I don’t have to do anything

Don’t have to go to work

I need a place

Where I can kick back

and think it all through

where I can savor all that passes through my life

spend a few moments

of bliss

But the world has no patience

I have to pay attention

and stay engaged

In my imagination I retreat

to this place

where I can build a better world

and put together my own private museum

The Face of God

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The face of God

May scare you

It may not be what you expect

It could contain everything you have ever seen

Or it may be a white screen

Every awkward pause

Each dumb remark

Stands naked before this face of God

No smile no wise wrinkles

A monster after all

Or could the face of God be a mirror?

Giving us back what we have given

Warts and all

Could you stand to look upon this face?

Would you be worried?

Filled with shame?

Waiting for that first word?

The Face of God may never be seen

Only imagined in our dreams

But that doesn’t mean it isn’t there

A reflection of our fondest hopes

and fears

We need a miracle (and a miracle can occur!)

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It is clear to me that we are lost

We are mesmerized by events within a false world of our own making

When this fact is fully grasped it can lead to insanity and horror

But if you can allow yourself to trust your true self (without really knowing or understanding the nature of that self)

You can retain your sanity and find your bearings

We need a miracle (and a miracle can occur!)

We are more powerful than we can possibly know

This is (of course) both good and bad news

I believe that consciousness is a miracle

I believe we were intended to be like robots

And we took a step outside our programming

When that wasn’t supposed to be possible

We metaprogrammed our programming to a remarkable extent

But there is much more work to be done

We are still like robots in too many ways

The nature of things, reality itself is elastic

We can set the course of the entire universe

If we so wish

It is possible we have enemies in our midst

Hard to know if this is true or just a part of the plan

The plan devised by our creators

For it is abundantly clear that we are being deceived

misdirected and fucked over from day one

But it is wise to not jump to conclusions about who or what is responsible

We need to live in the questions

rather than the answers

If we wish to be free

Miracles can happen

We are the evidence

Today we need to stop playing the same old movie

Because we know how that one ends

And set a new course

It’s up to you and me

We need a miracle (and a miracle can occur!)

This is a sort of poem, sort of sermon, delivered from someplace that isn’t a place, and received in my weak little brain. I thought I should pass it on.

Additionally I am very proud of my Gimp creation here. This is a nice collage from various sources, featuring my muse, Stock Photo Woman. This wonderful collage may get used on the next installment of that series, I haven’t decided, but it works nicely here. So what do you say? Let’s have a miracle every day!!

The Fool

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A collage using Gimp. At some point I will create more tarot cards and have my own deck.

I stand on a threshold,  mocking my fate.

  what me worry?

   Butt naked and freezing greeting the dawn

   what me worry?

   The wild blue yonder is my home

    what me worry?

    Misfortune may gather, black cat at my feet

    what me worry?

    My muse seems to beckon from so far away

    what me worry?

     What fears must I conquer? What monsters must I fight?

      what me worry?

     Although I may falter, although I may fall

      what me worry?

      I stand at ground zero with nothing at all

      what me worry?

Quantum foam and the collective unconscious

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Our universe isn’t just more complicated than we imagine, it is more complicated than we can imagine. Somebody said this, I don’t recall who. I think it may have been Arthur C. Clarke. But it’s true. We are living through a particularly volatile time. Events could move in a multiplicity of ways. However, I suspect there are ways of navigating through the various possible scenarios. Physicists have speculated about the existence of a quantum foam, consisting of alternating bubbles of existence, with non-existence between each bubble. Or something like that, I may have the analogy wrong. Other physicists have taken this idea and put it onto a macrocosmic scale, speculating about mulitverses, which also exist like bubbles. I speculate that the possible futures facing us, are in fact those quantum bubbles. Which bubble becomes our bubble? I think that depends upon ourselves. Each individual unconsciously directs his or her life. On the macro scale all of mankind does the same. All of us are directed by the collective unconscious. The key, of course, is to bring to light, to consciousness, this unconscious material so that we can direct events consciously.

This is very important, because as I am sure you can tell, our unconscious drives on both an individual and collective level are driving us to self destruction. We need to clearly see what we are doing. These drives are reflected in doomsday scenarios in the popular culture. We need to start painting a more rosy picture, because the simple act of doing so will help to redirect future events. Every thought, but especially every action has a impact upon the quantum foam or multiverse if you will. I’m inclined to think it is the same thing viewed from different perspectives. Therefore dystopian visions can have a self fulfilling affect. We are all connected in a literal, physical way by way of quantum events. Our tendency nowadays to become more and more transparent in our dealings with each other reflects a fundamental transparency, We are each other. No thought or event is truly hidden. Within the unconscious lies a record of all which takes place even on the most personal level. We carry with each of us, our own Wikileaks. The trick is how to access such information.

Ray Kurzweil has hit upon some very important ideas when he writes of the SIngularity. This is the point in which total transparency is achieved and it is clear that we are bubbles within one quantum foam. We are not separate entities. I can see this yearning to be each other in the obsession with sexuality, and the desire to strip away the social veneer, and become more genuine with each other. At the same time there is tremendous resistance to the singularity. People and cultures feel threatened by it. The merging of selves cannot allow for rigid ego structures which stubbornly maintain the illusion of a single self, totally private and inaccessible. They will fight to preserve their individuality. For them the singularity is much like the Borg, the fictional alien hive-mind in the Star Trek Next Gen series and movie. Each of us behaving as one mind, robotic in our behavior, I think this is a misconception.

More and more I discover that my creativity, my emotions and thoughts are not mine alone. They are shared by millions, in fact, billions of other biological units. I am one node in a vast network stretching beyond this planet and galaxy and having a home that is totally outside of the time-space continuum. Sounds a lot like our ideas of God, in fact our consciousness mirrors the only consciousness. This is an illusion however, in fact we are that only consciousness. Operationally we behave as though we are separate units, reinforced by having separate vehicles with specific points of view unique to that vehicle. Our physical reality is, in fact, virtual. The great challenge is to engage with what lies beyond this artificial construciton. Deep within us we know. We created this artificial construction, and inevitably we know how it began and how it will end. We chose to make this knowledge unconscious, we chose to be as we are. At least, this is how I see it, from this fragile mortal frame, speculating with my feeble brain interfacing with a magnificent consciousness which is myself.