Meta-Systemic Musings cont.

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In my considered opinion, conscious, collective alignment grounded in non-duality, which undeniably underpins reality in its totality, will remain beyond accessible usefulness to the complexity and diversity of the lived experience of collective myriad beings – just as knowledge (realisation) of the integrity of the individual self aware entity is beyond the reach of the myriad contributing systems that participate in the process of animating its life form.

“The whole system” in its undivided wholeness is quite literally beyond the capacity of any given individual, embedded, emergent mind to grasp, describe, or understand beyond acknowledging that it exists, that we exist, and that these are not separate phenomena.

I find it useful for my limited human mind to break the big picture down into cognitively manageable parts, without losing sight of the fact that it is a whole living system that these parts combined render functional. The full details of knowledge of any one of these parts represents a huge information set, which takes whole communities of practice in order to be processed and applied effectively.

Systems of value and material exchange such as the human engineered economic system, can be understood from this meta-perspective as analogous to the metabolic process of a complex species of biological organisms taken as a collective, with all the relational dynamics and combined basic needs of the myriad individual members included.

This insight can provide clues as to how ‘we’ could approach building a “system that works for everyone”, which needs to be built on the premise that it IS ALIVE.

Where this basic insight is lacking, what ever is designed to render the “whole living system” WILL fail (die).

The Seeds of a New Beginning.

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Times of great change involve cycles of endings and beginnings. For there to be new life in spring, autumn must strip the trees bare and winter kill off that which does not belong to the seasons to come. With the longer cycles of the earth, we know from the sciences that this planet has been through many periods of flourishing when myriad creatures emerged and evolved only to disappear again when conditions changed. Times of warmth and fertility have been followed by periods of icy desolation, and when cataclysmic events have occurred which left only small traces of life on the planet from all life as we know it has evolved from those small beginnings. So it is also with human scale cycles, such as the evolution of civilisations. We can see in the example of the Roman empire, how a flourishing collective life form reached an unprecedented level of technological and cultural sophistication, only to move through the cycles of decay and decline that led to its eventual demise. More evidence of ancient civilisations from prehistoric times comes to light every year, and we can only surmise that they too had their cycles of growth and decay before their collective lives disappeared. An interesting read along these lines is a book called “Collapse” by Jared Diamond, which brings together a lot of evidence and creates a compelling narrative around the topic of endings at the scale of human civilisations..

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Resonance Academy Delegate Program

Resonance Academy Delegate Level 1 Program is both a mind-shifting and knowledge expanding experience, which fully supports the emergence of a new chapter in the story of our planet. Taking this course of study has given me much needed confidence to believe in a positive future for humanity.

The program offers a comprehensive introductory series of course modules offering insight into ancient and modern history as it relates to our understanding of the nature of the universe in which we live. Included are in-depth explorations into the evolution and development of human technology and scientific knowledge. All this in a scientifically grounded integrative framework of understanding that allows a new view of our unfolding potential as a species to emerge.

Participating in the pilot model of this program allowed the opportunity to contribute feedback and potential resources with a view to improving the overall course offerings for future delegates, and represents a working example of collaborative research and development that truly enlivened my educational experience.

The programs course structure allows for absorption of the concise yet profound body of information provided, as well as time for further research into the concepts shared in the body of the courses. Regular generative interaction with faculty and fellow students throughout the duration of the program helps to increase the coherence of the cohort and encourage ongoing dialogues to develop and extend as we become catalysts for change in all areas of both our professional and private lives.

I highly recommend engaging this opportunity to consciously and intentionally ‘level up’ our understanding of what is possible, as an individual human being, and for the potential of all living beings everywhere.

A big thank you to all the production team and faculty, and especially to Nassim for his tireless years of work which have culminated in the opening of this Academy – Bravo!

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On Choice.

I realise as I move forward that I have choice – I can choose to assume knowledge and thus inadvertently affect incoming information in the form of pre-judged experience to which I pay selective attention >OR< I can simply allow perceptions and experiences to arise and observe them as they are while recording details using only as much pre-existing data as necessary to do so. The results of these choices will render differently experienced states of consciousness.

Choice 1 – assumption of knowledge applied to selectively attended experience results in a more or less “as expected” resolution or rendering of received information, as well a general tendency to discount or deride alternative perspectival possibilities. Applied assumed knowledge allows me to remain in a comfortable relationship with the flow of information as I have already judged it and categorised it, and I protect it’s familiar form through application of further assumptions and denial or ignorance of proposed or possible alternative insights. My experienced conscious condition in these instances tends to be easily agitated and I tend to become somewhat defensive and contrarian. The quality of attention I experience in these conditions is tightly focussed on what I think I know.

Choice 2 – allowing and observing the flow of information/experience using perceptual faculties in full awareness of the possible effects that these have upon the information itself and monitoring those effects to ensure adjustment of said faculties in order to apprehend the information in as unconditioned a form as is possible given initial conditions. This approach allows an open reception to insights and new ideas about what the information stream may contain, how I may be influencing my own perception of it and thus rendering my own experience of it. The quality of the conscious condition I experience arising in such instances is one of curiosity, gratitude and humour, with a pervasive sense of patience, and inherent respect for revealed aspects of the observed. The quality of attention in these circumstances is diffuse and often quite naïve.

Is all indeed sacred and divine?

The manifest universe is a result of reality generative processes (as described by the combination of various brilliant physicists, not to mention mystics throughout the ages) the context in which those processes are running is seamless, undivided, constant, and below the threshold of perception.

The experience we have of being immersed in the context of this manifest universe engenders an assumption of there being multiple and various phenomenon. From the embedded experience, this view is the only one available – yet, the means by which all this display of magnificence and immanence is rendered is becoming apparent through the very faculty of mind which, by its very nature, struggles to comprehend it.

Meanwhile, here in the manifest context, even whilst being aware of the immanence of ‘divine-spirit’ (an archaic term for the above mentioned processes) as omnipresent, this being prerequisite for manifestation remember, we mindful beings are struggling with the expressions and interpretations of such.

It is at the point of interpretations and expressions that we get to exercise our part in this cosmic process. We get to choose how we behave, and what we think about the behaviour of others. We get to interact in myriad ways, and we are challenged to become more functionally fitting with the context as it unfolds, or to create new contexts in which we believe we will fit better for longer – or whatever.

Future-able planet; pre-requisites.

Thought experiment.

What would be the minimum prerequisites for an effective, long term,  life affirming, planetary inhabitants guidance system?

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Some obvious things come to mind:

Mature, psychologically sound, functionally communicative adult human beings capable of, and willing to, take into consideration all necessary fields of inquiry pertinent to the well being, and ongoing interdependence of life support systems on this Earth. Until such time as sufficient numbers of such capable beings are safely established in positions of authority with the power to direct the combined resources of planetary systems toward alternatives, the focus of all responsible, mature human  beings needs to be on getting such a social, humanistic state of affairs established.

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GD. Goethean Experimental Observations for 12/06/2012

Practice notes from Goethean experiment conducted in 2012.

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(noticing the phenomena of sounds arising from within);

Prelude: I have relocated to a big old house near the beach, with a forest across the road. To honour the occasion, we had a fire ceremony at the beach on the evening of the 12th June. After enjoying the beautiful starlit evening we returned to the house, after I have settled my son I settle into sitting meditation on the mat in front of the altar.

I sound the singing bowl, chant Aum and then sit with my double dorje in my hands, contemplating the energetic nexus that it represents, and creatively imagining the dynamic structure which it represents the underpinnings of.

 

I begin to feel the arising of kundalini shakti, gently undulating through my subtle energetic system and up my spine, out through the top of my head with a tingling sensation and into the familiar fountain-like pattern of…

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