Eternity II

They say that nature is full of fractals.

Wikipedia defines a fractal as:

“…a natural phenomenon or a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern that displays at every scale.”

Make a few Google searches of ‘the fractal nature of the universe’ or any other description of this idea, and you will come across a variety of images comparing brain cells with a simulated image of the expansion of the universe. Look at images of rivers, lightning, nerves, or the branches and roots of a tree. Lines of descent in regards to family and evolution. Fractal patterns everywhere.

What if one contemplated all the actions originating from that primal first cause? It would be fractal, like the branches of a tree.

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What if each of these branches is a ‘conscious’ decision? Essentially the idea I’ve worked out in previous posts.

Possibly certain ‘consciousnesses’ lower than the supreme primordial/eternal consciousness are aware of whole lines of actions/reactions involving certain collections of molecules. These ‘consciousnesses’ could be called ‘gods’ or ‘angels’.

This fractal relationship of consciousness could be a fanciful way to explain the ties between family and friends, or those who meet each other and have intense connections. This would be the bond between people who are ‘branches of the same tree’, speaking the same language or remembering the same memories. Connections where communication is most clear.

What if this fractal, branching view of reality could be used to explain language, song, or stories? The ‘primordial’ and ‘eternal’ could be latent within all modes of symbolic thought. Archetypes within stories, sentences, and songs could possibly all be boiled down to one ‘word’ – the eternal, unknowable, and unspeakable word. It would be pure Being itself – a symbol that means all things and nothing, beyond the concepts of duality.  Because our minds are within existence,  we can’t perceive the meaning of anything higher than it.

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Within one Word, there is all meaning, yet there is also none at all. That one Word is all and any Word – yet there exists one Unknowable Word that has these exact traits. One can hear it within any sentence and every song, for its all the one Word, the one Sentence, and the One Story. As it is known to me, it is what the ancient Northmen called Ginnungagap – the yawning void, an Oroboros of being and non-being.

Within that Unknowable Word, that Yawning Void, lies the shining shapes present within Mimirs Well. These are known to me, as what they were called by the ancients – Runes – each one separate and distinct but part of a single Whole. Each Rune having its own Essence and Meaning.

The great god Odin, (whose ravens are known as Hugin and Munin (Thought and Memory) primordial shaman and ever present wanderer over the liminal boundary between this World (Dumnos) and the Other (Andumnos) as well as the Nine whole worlds that exist within the realm of Life and Death, was the first being to ever realize and grasp ahold of these Runes. Hanging upon the great World Tree, Yggdrasil, Odin had pierced his side with his Spear Gungnir, and while he suffered for nine days and nine icy nights, he finally died and realized the Runes.

Runes – in their limited number and limited meanings – divide existence into more comprehensible parts. The letters I now use to form words, the sounds they make when spoken; each sound having its own sense that to which we attach meaning. This dual nature of existence – that its both void and all – cannot be comprehended without symbols for our consciousness to grasp hold of, dividing the All into the Many. This is both the problem and solution to consciousness – we are all separate individual consciousnesses on one level but ultimately one entire consciousness on another. We need symbols to be able to bridge the gap between our consciousnesses and when two consciousnesses are on the ‘same page’ a micro-version of unity with the primordial is found.

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We – as consciousness – are Time. A single point in the universe can only perceive itself. A line can perceive itself, and the single points below it.

A sphere can perceive the lines and points that make it – yet none of these points, lines, or spheres can perceive change. They exist in the stagnant, ever present – Ginnungagap – the Yawning Void.

The initial blast that caused the universe to form – the exact beginning of Change – was the dawning of consciousness. Without one to perceive change, there can be no change. Without change, there is no Time. We – as consciousness – are Time?

Revelation

Sometime during July or August 2015, I had an intense philosophical realization (or spiritual revelation) that will probably forever follow my thoughts. It was almost visionary in its intensity, and hopefully I’ll be able to accurately portray it. I am no physicist nor mathmagician, neither am I a ‘New Ager’ (anymore).

It began by asking the question, “If a person does wrong, is something faulty with their ‘machinery’ or their ‘software’?” A persons ‘machinery’ being their physical, biological, chemical processes; the DNA that creates these processes, the actual ‘stuff’ they’re made out of. A persons ‘software’ is their psychological makeup, their personality, or their thought processes. I understand this is a dualistic view of what constitutes a person – in reality the two effect each other greatly – but the question I was asking was whether or not a person has complete control over their actions or thoughts.

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My friend and I started out talking about the ‘Big Bang’ – what we observed in our minds eye to be the primal oneness that the multitudinous universe sprung out of. We asked, if we were to entirely destroy this universe and restart it, would it be the same universe playing itself out again? (I need to learn more about quantum mechanics, because that would go into randomness.)

We posited to ourselves, ‘What if everything consisted of one being split into two?’ – like the branches of some great tree. Everything being a binary of decisions in a matrix of binary decisions, 1’s and 0’s being spread out throughout the cosmos.

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Light and dark, up and down, left and right – everything consisting of dualities, and every single atom being the end result of a continuous chain of dualities – 1’s and 0’s.

We then asked ourselves ‘What is Time?’ Ultimately, its a measurement of change. A timeless universe would be a universe in stasis. One lacking in this division of dualities, going from one to two, with each splitting off from the other. We believe a timeless universe would be one that existed before the ‘Big Bang’.

What then is change without something perceiving that change? It is changeless. Timeless.

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So I posit my theory that consciousness ultimately is change, ultimately is time – and thus is everything – just in different levels.

My theory is that a dot is conscious of itself, and what a dot consists of. A line is conscious of itself, and the dots that make it up. A sphere is conscious of the lines that make up that sphere, and the dots below it. However, this ‘consciousness’ does not consist of words – it may not even consist of feelings. It might consist of mere math.

As that sphere becomes more complex, it divides itself off. It becomes more varied chemicals/elements/etc, further increasing in complexity where the conditions are right. It changes. Then it eventually becomes ‘life’ – what we consider biological – which may have ‘feelings’ – since there’s an increasing number of sensory organs.

Then with increasing complexity of interacting changes (minor consciousnesses) the biological consciousnesses further increases its sentience. I would argue that sentience is changes perceiving changes that are perceiving changes, down increasingly to the level of specks of existence.

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Now, if our level of consciousness is time – ‘the fourth dimension’ – who is to say that dimensions above us are consciousnesses (changes) that perceive the change of our own consciousnesses?

This is where I argue that the supreme consciousness is a One that can perceive the change of change.

In my next post I will describe what comes out of this.