Thoughts and ideas – Passing through the Eye of the Needle

                                  [thoughts from   ~burning woman~  by Sha’Tara]

[Quote from: A Quantum Murder – Peter F. Hamilton]:  CTC’s:  Closed Time-like Curve or loop through space-time.

“These microscopic holes through space-time are too small for physical objects to pass through, so he suggested that they facilitate the exchange of pure data. Your mind [ ] is quite literally connected with billions, trillions, of other minds; a vast repository of visual images, smells, tastes, and memories. This so-called psychic trait in certain humans is no more than a superior interpretation ability, you can make sense of our cosmological heritage, filter out the scream of the white noise jumble, pick over the bones.” [unquote]

I’m thinking of the saying: passing through the eye of the needle.  Microscopic holes through space-time too small for physical objects to pass through: could this mean only someone “conscious” can travel through the eye of the needle?  Someone in pure consciousness having no physical presence, i.e., no attachments to anything – to any THING?  Question: is “consciousness” a thing?  Is spirit a thing?  Can something non-physical, non-measurable, non-sensually apprehendable be a thing?  If nothing (no thing) is impossible (coming back to that) can a thought that gives a name to a non-thing be possible?  If I can name it, it must exist, however improbable that may appear.  Can one say something that isn’t without making it real; without giving it some definition in this “real time, real space” reality in which the defining thought is uttered? Can ‘existence’ be and not be real, as we are forced to understand the term, real?

More questions:  Are there (is there such a thing as) psychic powers?  If there are, could they be explained rationally, scientifically?  And, of course, if they cannot be explained in a physical sense, does that invalidate the concept entirely?  Or, is man’s lopsided science once again wrong in addressing something it has no business doing?  Is science now replacing religion in making pronouncements about aspects of life it is not designed to study and theorize upon?  Like the pathos of today’s religions coming face to face with thousands of years of ignorant and deliberate lies, is science gradually thrashing its way out of its natural waters to suffocate on an alien shore like a beached whale?

Existence; reality; actuality; personality: can these “exist” outside the atomic/sub-atomic structure?  Outside the physical universe?  Think in reverse: could there be physical existence without a non-physical underlying structure replete with an intelligence so massive it is immeasurable, incomprehensible, unknowable?

I know I’ve been around and around this old tree standing alone in the middle of the prairie, but could I have been chasing myself with another self from another reality?  Same tree, same prairie, different time, different “parallel” universe or universes, for that matter?  Ok, perhaps not the same tree or same prairie, just images of same, doppelgangers, identical realities, and “I” traveling between them, thinking I’m anchored in the same space-time but in fact flying about at an exponentially expanding faster than light rate?

I already know mind-wise that the fact of the matter is we are travelers on an endless maze of possibilities stretching, not in a straight line but arrowing away from, and towards, the “self” in every possible direction, out and in.  Riders of the cosmos.  From ever to forever, and our own private mind the guidance system of this vast and ever-expanding ship taking us through cosmic reality as best it can.  As there is no rest for the wicked, there is even less for the aware mind.  It needs no sleep.  Using data for fuel, it maintains itself upon experience after experience, growing, changing, adapting, learning and ever pushing back the darkness that is its unknowing.

Someone will ask, so, have you encountered God in these travels?  God, you will answer truthfully, was left behind in another space-time continuum.  God is man’s quandary, his paradox.  God is the painting which evolving mind-man has been working on since inception, becoming both, man’s greatest thought and his greatest nightmare.  God is not something the self-aware independent questing mind spends energy querying.  Enough of that long ago when she needed artificial wings to stay aloft; when “she” – the now free mind – existed on only one straight line of space-time and sought rest from its labours, as in, “Come to me all ye who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest.”  When on her tombstone they caused it to be written: “Requiescat in pace” – Rest in Peace.

Now is not the time to sit and ponder possibilities, as in, “to be or not to be.”  It’s now the critical state that allows one free mind to create light to leave as a beacon within the tunnel of space-time.  There will be other travelers who will appreciate that some small parts of their quest have already been traveled and they will thank the long-gone strangers who went before and left markers.  I know I am thankful for the parts I found already lit up.

[Quote again]:  “I used to see decreasing probabilities. Tau lines, we call them; right out in the far future there were millions of them, wild and outrageous; then you start to come closer to the present, and they begin to merge, probabilities become more likely, taming down. The closer you come to the present, the more likely they get, and the fewer. Then you reach the now, and there’s only one tau line left, it’s not probability any more, it has become certainty. That’s why I’m not surprised you only saw one past, because there is only one now.”

“Alternative futures, but no alternative past[?]”

“The future isn’t a place, don’t make that mistake,” [ ] “It’s a concept. I’ve steered people away from hazards often enough to know. The future is a speculative nebula, the past is solid and irrefutable. Taken from the psychic viewpoint, anyway,” [unquote]

Is that so?  Or is that just a convenient statement to end an uncomfortable moment in thought?  The aware mind knows that the so-called “past” is just as much riding on all the wave-fronts, tau lines or infinite directions as is the future.  Just because someone can only see one past, or even if ten billion individuals locked in group-mind step agree on only one solid past, that doesn’t change the fact that one individual not locked in; one free mind can see the past differently.

I imagine picking up a novel and opening it up at random.  To make sense of the reading, the mind instantly creates a “past” to anchor the present presented in the book.  That past may resemble the one implied by the story, or it may not.  But if I continue reading forward, “my” substituted past is now the past for all the characters in the book.  I read them through my particular vision of what their past was.  The interesting thing is, they don’t care because they can’t remember: they’re just characters in a book.

That is the state any as yet unaware, non-questing mind is in.  It has no power to question or change whatever past its Past Makers, particularly history, mythology and anthropology, give it.  They cling to the pendulum and from one end of the arc to the other, they only see the so-called present.  Is there a god in charge of winding the clock and keeping the pendulum of time moving?  One omnipresent God?

The unaware mind cannot travel therefore it must accept that there is a “present” that is formed by an unchanging past and is constantly moving into a preset future it cannot know.  It resembles sailors upon the deck of a tall ship caught in the doldrums – “Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.”  It can extrapolate; it can guess; it can wish – but it can’t know. The present is a prison; a prop; a permanence island; the lotus flower; forgetfulness. Present-dwelling people, like the lotus-eaters, live in a drugged state, going through the motions of being alive, yet always waiting for someone, something, to happen so they can experience something different; something new.  A new house, long weekend, new baby, retirement, hockey game.  Many lotus eaters believe in some blissful after-life (thus subconsciously admitting they are going into a non-life state!) while others simply spin away their days until, like a child’s top, the spinning slows, then stops: the top falls over.

The aware mind abides not; is always in motion.  It cannot relate to any state that implies rest: that would mean death, and the final death is the mind-death. The aware mind exists in a state of detachment and awe of life.  Ever questing, expanding, analyzing, questioning, judging, discerning… never satisfied.

6 thoughts on “Thoughts and ideas – Passing through the Eye of the Needle

  1. gserpent

    Great post Sha’ Tara! I love dropping the “Did god create humans or did humans create god?” in philosophical spars. Usually hear a lot of grumbling. I like to take Rene Descartes’, “I think therefor I am” and say he had it backwards. It is “I am therefor I think”. I know, I know most don’t think, but the horse thinks like a horse, the dog thinks like a dog. They did not think then become a horse or a dog. Does a human think like a human? That’s debatable. The stuff you point out here should be human thought, but its not. Which goes to, “What is human?” Are we some kind of being that needs to be led and have someone to think for us? Are we destined to be ‘unaware’? Are we destined to be nothing but walking zombies that want to look up to someone else real or imaginary? Hopefully posts like this can help break the chains on others minds and we can actually start thinking of what our race is actually capable of thinking and doing. Again, great post!

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    1. Sha'Tara Post author

      Thanks for the comment. Somewhat like yourself, I like to push people out of their comfortable box, or at least lift a flap of the cover so they can look up and wonder if there is an “outside”… Ah… as in, “The Sheep Look Up”!

      From Wikipedia: “The Sheep Look Up” is a science fiction novel by British author John Brunner, first published in 1972. The novel’s setting is decidedly dystopian; the book deals with the deterioration of the environment in the United States. — Title from the poem Lycidas by John Milton:

      The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed,
      But swollen with wind and the rank mist they draw,
      Rot inwardly, and foul contagion spread …

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    2. Sha'Tara Post author

      Another comment to your comment, re what is human? The trap here is in thinking that Earthians, as a general rule, are humans. They are only pseudo-human, and their chances of ever becoming human are slim. What is (a) human? There are some obvious “traits” that define a particular entity as a human (being human has nothing to do with body shape but a state of mind). One of the keys: a human never deliberately causes harm to come to another, nor inflicts pain for its own pleasure, satisfaction or profit. A meat eater, for example, in 3-D reality, is not human since it cannot feel the pain it causes to those who are executed (murdered is a better word) so it can experience the “enjoyment” of a piece of dead meat. A human is compassionate and empathetic. Other traits: a human will place others above itself in times of need. A human eschews all forms of violence, including all personally pleasurable forms of violence, as in books, games, or movies that extol violence; as in war, and etc. So we can know what a human is, and we can strive towards that lofty goal. It was “the Matrix” or the Controllers who made Earthians believe they were humans. As you can readily see, once you believe you have attained a certain level, why strive any longer to attain it? That kind of propaganda is used all the time. A certain religion; a certain political belief; a certain race; a certain people… is superior to all others. Sounds familiar? Belief, or claim, trumps performance.

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    3. Sha'Tara Post author

      One more comment, on Rene Descartes, “I think therefore I am.” I know what he meant, that the act of thinking makes one self-aware but it doesn’t do more than that. You are correct when you turn it around. We can think because we exist. What matters is not that we can think, but how we think. This is determined by what sort of existence we have chosen to express and experience.

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