Originally posted by HUMBLEONE
reply to post by emeris
Thank you OP. I know this is all true. I know it to the core of my being. Please tell me, how can I wrap my little human brain around this? How to I
rewrite over half a century of programming? I'm working on it but it's taking too damn long. I KNOW THAT THIS IS TRUE. Now putting it into practical
use....I feel stymied!
the practical side of 'energetic oneness" is a bit slippery. and the idea that humans are 'god' or can be 'god' flies a bit in the face of
empirical evidence: namely that we are small mobile semi autonomous beings 'crawling' around on an enormous ball of living matter.
i get irritated when the existentialists(atheists) frame everything as independent dead matter governed completely by deterministic 'equations':
living almost completely in the physical and seeing the universe as a homogeneous largely unconnected collection of spinning masses moving about on
solo trajectories, governed by nothing but gravity.
but i get just as irritated when the post new agers frame everything as all 'energy' and a singular 'awareness'.. that often, we can somehow
'become'. Claiming that the 'physical' is an illusion and that all there is, is "LOVE" and 'oneness'.
the first ignores (or is blind to) the obvious interconnectedness of the universe and the energetic relationship/exchange between separate bodies.
and the second ignores the obvious beauty and nay, reality of the 'physical' manifestation. of the incredible stars above and the majesty of Mama
Gaia that we we live within.
we seem to either exclusively embrace the physical (giving rise to materialism) or (attempt to)deny its truth and somehow claim that we are only pure
spirit (giving rise to asceticism).
they are both incomplete, in my mind.
oneness and manyness are simply a matter of perspective: its not one or the other, but both. Look closely enough within your own body and you can see
a multitude of 'separate' life. these in the form of individual cells all defined by unique cell walls. these are clearly separate entities,
responding to different signals and making 'singular' decisions.
yet, pull back a bit in view scale and we see a singular human with a 'cell wall' (the skin), who has thoughts like "i think, therefore i am". an
entity that can experience itself as a oneness, yet is also clearly and indisputably a 'manyness'.
scale down past the cell wall and we see a new manyness: the organells that make up the cell itself. the cell is also a manyness, yes?
so is there a scale above that of the human scale where the manyness becomes the oneness? where the 'cell' becomes the 'human'? Is there a scale
at which the individual and 'autonomous' reality of human(animal) experience becomes a singularity, an individuality?
if we listen to the achemists who say: "as below, so above" and the christians who say "made in God's image" and further, empirically examine the
facts of our body function, then it is unavoidable that we conclude that yes, there is a scale up that says "i think, therefore, i am", that is the
oneness that arises out of the manyness.
that would be God.
and God is God : not human.
and if we listen to the thinkers showing us the reality of our electric/magnetic universe, then we can even begin to image where this
"consciousness" might reside... we can begin to make some sense.
under certain conditions, the truth of this oneness can be experienced by a singular human. i have read many accounts, have heard personal accounts,
and personally experienced it. only the blind or the ignorant can deny the truth of this experience, this fact.
so are we 'one' or are we 'many'?
we are both: the many experiencing the one who experience many who are the one.
both are true.
the practical side is that we need to take responsibility for our own kingdom, the many within, and simultaneously recognize the truth of being part
of the many that is the one. For the first, we are the driver, for the second we are the driven.
the first encourages us to care for ourselves and the second encourages us to care for others (where others is ALL life).
all of this brings to mind a poem:
The Word was uttered: the One exploded into one
thousand million worlds.
Each world contained a thousand million spheres.
Each sphere contained a thousand million planes.
Each plane contained a thousand million stars.
Each star contained a many thousand million things.
Of these the reasoner took six, and, preening, said:
This is the One and the All.
These six the Adept harmonised, and said: This is the
Heart of the One and the All.
These six were destroyed by the Master of the
Temple; and he spake not.
The Ash thereof was burnt up by the Magus into
Of all this did the Ipsissimus know Nothing.