Lots of blogging in the last week.
I have been creatign and posting questions of the day for the last few days.
Question of the Day for November 7, 2010
Describe some strange thing that has happened to you near water?
What is the most “turned around” situation in your life?
One that either looked like a complete disaster at the time, yet later seemed like great fortune;
or one that appeared to be good fortune, yet later was viewed as a disaster?
Question of the Day for November 9, 2010
What is the most awe inspiring walk you have done?
And I have been keeping up with Laurie’s ABCs.
Great question and great comments all.
I just had this image in my mind of a multifaceted jewel, with what seemed like an infinite number of facets. Each facet a distinction, that gave a small view of the whole jewel, and the jewel is the infinite potential contained within each of us; with the particular expressions we bring into being, moment by moment.
I be what I am, when I am.
My intent is bring the highest level of being that I can manifest, and to be the greatest contribution I can be into the eternal present, and ripple out to others.
C is for Clairs
I am familiar with all of those things, and in my world they are the result of the way in which we store and retrieve information within our brains, and the levels of context that we mange to create or raise.
It seems that most people are trained from a very early age (by cultural conditioning) to ignore or suppress such things. For me, having few people able to understand me as a child (due to being tongue tied), led me to develop and learn to rely upon these ways of knowing. To learn when they worked, and when they were unreliable, and to learn to test them, and recontextualise them as required.
I remember about 30 years ago, when breaking the copy protection on a game for a TRS80, I had a friend staying, and he was watching over my shoulder as I worked away with the debugger. He could not understand what I was doing, and when I explained to him about the shape of the logic I was starting to see in the protection mechanisms, I don’t think he got it. I was seeing the complex logic encoded in the hexadecimal digits on the screen in front of me as a three dimensional image. It was simply the context that my brain chose to use to show me the pattern, and I was happy with that.
I have thousands of examples of each of the “Clairs” and for me there is nothing at all “supernatural” in them. They are, simply amongst the many mechanisms available for our brains to reveal the “holographic” relatedness which appear to our particular minds from the specific patterns of the experience sets we have had during our lifetime.
They are very fast, and it takes quite a bit of practice to “catch” them and bring them to conscious awareness. They often appear as “fleeting phantoms”, that leave just a hint of their passing to our very much slower consciousness. Learning how to “record”, then “play back” these experiences, at a speed more suited to conscious awareness, is often quite a trick.
Sorry I can’t give much advice, except to say, that with persistence, one does eventually work out how.
And a post in the
Our community vision/mission discussion
I love what you said, with the contexts of cultural evolution, over biological evolution, over cosmic development; and there are more layers which are important to my understanding.
Cultural evolution most certainly gives us as individuals the capacity to self start.
Without cultural evolution providing a language with abstract concepts, including a valuation system, self awareness would be impossible. Cultural evolution provides a lot more also – which is a distinct problem. All of that “extra stuff” must be examined and “unbundled” by each individual before they become free of culture, and become fully creative beings. This takes time, determination and persistence. Without all of those, most people remain cultural entities, for the most part.
The evolution of the individual is, to me, the most fascinating aspect.
The cultural, biological, and physical/cosmological background are interesting (even fascinating) and the path of an individual from cultural/biological automaton, to fully aware creative entity, is orders of magnitude more fascinating. (Acknowledging that one is rarely completely either end of that particular spectrum.)
To me, the role of “holographic association”, (often known as intuition, “pure practical reason”, clairecognisance, and any number of other terms) is a breakthrough in understanding the process, both how it work, and where it may lead. It seems that this process of intuition can create a potentially infinitely recursive set of new contexts as our awareness grows.
For me, one of the keys to moral context comes from a deep understanding of “Games Theory”, and a recognition, that given a sufficiently long term outlook, and a sufficiently small discount rate on future returns, self interest and altruism become almost indistinguishable. One starts to see, that in the very long term, one can only ensure one’s own survival and prosperity if one guarantees the survival and prosperity of everyone else (no exceptions). Currently I have many exceptions, my parents have both died, my own survival probability is nowhere near as high as I would like it to be, thousands of people die every day of essentially easily preventable causes; and yet the underlying theory remain true.
www.solnx.org is my attempt to provide an empowering technological and social context for this greater vision. And for each of us, the journey is ultimately a personal one, one of choices, actions and consequences.