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A MEDITATION ON THE TINY

§ December 20th, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 52: A Meditation on the Tiny § Tagged , , , , , , , , , § No Comments

  

Our 1/4 inch cube would fit nicely tucked just out of sight inside this orchid. All 1,200,000,000,000,000,000 molecules of it. And all the energies and information would continue to flow without the slightest interruption to this flower's serenity.

Our 1/4 inch cube of air would fit nicely tucked just out of sight inside this orchid. All 1,200,000,000,000,000,000 molecules of it. And all the energies and information would continue to flow without the slightest interruption to this flower's serenity.

           [This chapter continues the “assignment” from my Spirit Guide, See Do, to examine the complexities of our mundane reality. The specific construct given me to examine is a hypothetical cube ¼ inch on a side, floating in the air about a foot in front of my face. These meditations on our temporal reality will be followed by an examination of “See Do reality.”]

            We’ve considered all the energy and “stuff” that’s passing through our little quarter-inch cube of air, but what about what’s actually inside the cube itself? The air? What if we could capture our cube of air inside a little cube of glass? And take an inventory? What would we have?

            As best I can figure it, if we assume that our cube of air is at “standard atmosphere” conditions, which are near sea level at about 59 degrees Fahrenheit, there are roughly 1.2 billion-billion air molecules bouncing around in there. That’s 1,200,000,000,000,000,000 molecules. I’m serious. Though I may be off by an order of magnitude or two. They are mostly N2 and O2. About 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen. The rest is rarer gases and dust and all those aromatics I mentioned earlier. Plus a little H2O in vapor form. The number of individual atoms would be, of course, more than double that big number.

            And every atom has a nucleus of protons and neutrons with a cloud of electrons whizzing around it. The particles in the nucleus are held together by forces that are much, much stronger than the electromagnetic force or gravity. These particles mediate these forces, the Strong and Weak Nuclear Forces, by exchanging even more exotic particles. And the electrons are held in their orbitals by exchanging even more photons with the particles in the nucleus.

            These massive energies inside the nucleus are what are released in a nuclear reactor or in a nuclear explosion. Getting about two pounds of uranium nuclei to disintegrate all at once is what happens in a garden variety atomic explosion. What makes the uranium special is not that it has so much more energy, it’s just that it’s so unstable. So when you bring a couple pounds of it into close proximity, the naturally decaying nuclei send out enough high-energy particles to trigger the decay of more unstable nearby nuclei. A chain reaction starts and, well, if left unchecked, will release a truly vast amount of energy, as heat and light and all matter of exotic radiation.

            The actual energy would be about the same as in any two pound mass of anything, even air. It would just be damn near impossible to release it. But the point is, the energy is in there.

            And keep in mind that all of these particles are incredibly small. So small, in fact, that they nearly wink out of space altogether. In fact, some of them might. An electron for example, according to quantum mechanics, only exists as a cloud of probabilities until it interacts with something. The same thing could be true for all of these particles. Including all those photons. Each only comes into existence at the, and for the, moment of interaction. Before that, and after that, they are just “likelihoods” utterly without substantive existence.

           Consider that quantum mechanics says that atoms, and their particles, do not each have their own individual history. And that photons are not limited to a specific volume in space or time. Or time? Yeah, or time.

           This is science’s view of the cube. Or a glimpse of it. Complex. Incredibly so. Dense with information. Maybe infinitely so. And holding energies that are difficult to imagine.

           Breathe it all in. Meditate on these “facts.” Exhale.

           We’re not quite finished.

           — continued  (Next: The space between)

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A MEDITATION ON GRAVITY

§ December 17th, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 51 A Meditation on Gravity § Tagged , , , § 1 Comment

Heaviness. Lightness. Gravity. The duck is bouyant because it's body is displacing more mass of water than the duck's own total mass. So the duck is pushed down into the water by gravity and the heavier water, held in place by gravity, pushes back. And the duck floats, completely unaware of the perfect and intimate communications going on around it -- between itself, the water, the Earth, the moon and beyond.

Heaviness. Lightness. Gravity. The duck is bouyant because its body is displacing more mass of water than the duck's own total mass. So the duck is pushed down into the water by gravity and the heavier water, held in place by gravity, pushes back. And the duck floats, completely unaware of the perfect and intimate communications going on around it -- between itself, the water, the Earth, the moon and beyond.

           [This chapter continues the “assignment” from my Spirit Guide, See Do, to examine the complexities of our mundane reality. The specific construct given me to examine is a hypothetical cube ¼ inch on a side, floating in the air about a foot in front of my face. These meditations on our temporal reality will be followed by an examination of “See Do reality.”]

            And there is one more force passing through our quarter inch cube of air. It is the weakest of Nature’s four big forces, well behind the Strong Nuclear Force, the Weak Nuclear Force, and Electromagnetism. In fact, I nearly left it out. It is Gravity. Something that in our world is so ubiquitous as to be almost forgotten.

            The force of Gravity moves through our cube too. And in every direction. Of course, the most obvious direction is “down,” pulling the masses of all those molecules toward the center of the Earth’s mass.

            But what is this stuff? What is Gravity? A wave, a particle, what? The truth is that right at the moment, there is no good answer. The theories haven’t quite cracked the code of this one yet.

            But there is something going on. Something is happening. You are held to the mass of the Earth by something. And somehow, you are held to the very center of that mass. Somehow every bit of the Earth and everything on it is interacting instantaneously and letting every other bit know the sum. Instantaneously. And all that information goes through the cube.

            You can easily prove it. Get a nice hefty pen and hold it vertically just above the cube. And let it go. Whatever force is pulling it down had to pass through the cube. And it did so with a force that was exactly, precisely, perfectly proportional to the difference in mass between the Earth and the pen. Consider the calculation. Imagine calculating the difference between the entire planet and the pen. But you don’t have to. It’s done automatically. And perfectly. It’s Gravity.

            But it’s not very strong. When it comes to ferrous metals, most any dime-store magnet exhibits more power. But it is incredible pervasive.

           In fact, it apparently extends its grip infinitely. Our Moon easily lifts the seas. Our planet is held fast to the Sun, over ninety-three million miles away. And our Sun is held in orbit around the galactic center over twenty-four thousand light-years away. Our Milky Way galaxy itself is being pulled toward something heavier. Everything is. And the combined effect of all mass has an effect on everything everywhere. And all that information is somehow transiting our cube. All that information. Right now.

           The exact weight of that pen when you let it go was contingent on all of it. Was the moon up? The Sun? They may have had a tiny, tiny, miniscule effect, but the information was there. And part of the calculation.

           Back inside our little cube the most obvious effect of Gravity is the air pressure. Our air molecules are under the weight of all the air above them. That’s roughly sixty miles of air pushing down. The pressure comes to nearly fifteen pounds of pressure per square inch holding our little cube together.

           Many see Gravity as one proof of instantaneous action at a distance. And frankly, if you can prove otherwise, please let me know.

           It’s all moving through our little cube. An amount of information that reaches the infinite. A simply staggering quantity of data. Meditate on that a while. I’ll be back with more to think about.

           — continued  (Next: The bigger energies inside our cube.)

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A MEDITATION ON SOUND

§ December 6th, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 48: A Meditation on Sound § Tagged , , , , , , , § 2 Comments

 

Can you hear the ocean? The area of this photograph is about 1/4 inch across. Yet every sound in earshot echoes around inside the shell. The size of this tiny shell is about the size of the two membranes inside your head that are the only tissue in the human body that can detect sound. Valuable real estate, I'd say.

Can you hear the ocean? The area of this photograph is about 1/4 inch across. Yet every sound in earshot echoes around inside the shell. The size of this tiny shell is also just about the size of the two membranes inside your head that are the only tissue in the human body that can detect sound. Valuable real estate, I'd say.

          [This chapter continues the “assignment” from my Spirit Guide, See Do, to examine the complexities of our mundane reality. The specific construct given me to examine is a hypothetical cube ¼ inch on a side, floating in the air about a foot in front of my face. These meditations on our temporal reality will be followed by an examination of “See Do reality.”]

            The sound waves you’ll find in our little cube work a bit differently than the way the electromagnetic spectrum(photons) propagates. Electromagnetic energy needs no medium to move through. Photons travel just as well, if not better, through a vacuum. But sound is different. Sound energy travels through a medium by vibrating the molecules of that medium at specific frequencies. These vibrations travel out through the medium until they lose their energy.

            So if you put a microphone inside our little cube of air we would hear all the sound around you. Depending on where you might be, that could be an enormous amount of information.

            Where I’m sitting I can hear the din of the city of Chicago, which could probably be broken down into its constituent voices. Buses, cars, trucks, brakes screeching, horns honking, gears shifting, a motorcycle frapping away, an occasional loud voice, rooftop air conditioners, jet planes, a helicopter, the sound of the subway coming up through vents in the street, a police siren, my neighbor at his door, and oh yeah, the wind. And if I’m lucky, an occasional bird. There’s also the sound of my own typing, breathing, moving in my chair, and swallowing. My refrigerator makes a humming and its ice maker will rattle. The clock on the wall ticks and the air unit gently hisses. If only there were some music playing.

            All of this information is vibrating the air molecules in our cube. And these molecules are sending on all of those vibrations on to the adjacent air molecules with only a minuscule loss of energy. And they are passing those vibrations on at over six hundred miles an hour, in all directions. Yeah, six hundred plus miles an hour. Right in our cube. That’s why it’s called the speed of sound.

            You should think about these things. Actually, you should meditate on the complexity of it all. This is our normal, mundane reality. It’s not so simple as you might have allowed yourself to think. Meditate on it and you’ll see that it is all very connected. It overlaps, blurs, overflows, mingles and reverberates everything else. This is scientific fact. All basic stuff. And we haven’t even gotten to the juicy stuff.

            Look at your cube. Think about what’s there. It’s good. Real good.

            — continued  (Next: The zero frequency radiation that’s saving your life.)

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A MEDITATION ON THE RADIO SPECTRUM

§ December 3rd, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 47: A Meditation on the Radio Spectrum § Tagged , , , § No Comments

Untold radio signals are moving through our cube all the time. If you could have the means, you might be able to listen in. Maybe even to signals from another planet. Certainly photos from our Mars probes are passing through on occassion. Maybe from beyond? And it's right in front of your nose.

Untold radio signals are moving through our cube all the time. If you could have the means, you might be able to listen in. Maybe even to signals from another planet. Certainly photos from our Mars probes are passing through on occassion. Maybe from beyond? And it's right in front of your nose.

           [This chapter continues the “assignment” from my Spirit Guide, See Do, to examine the complexities of our mundane reality. The specific construct given me to examine is a hypothetical cube ¼ inch on a side, floating in the air about a foot in front of my face. These meditations on our temporal reality will be followed by an examination of “See Do reality.”]

            Moving down the energy spectrum things get even more interesting.

           For example,traveling through our cube right now are all the radio waves from all the radio stations you could possibly tune in. And not just on your regular store-bought radio, but on the most powerful radio receiver in the world. All that information is passing through our cube right now. If you stuck a radio antennae in there you could listen. It would all be there.

            The radio spectrum is divided up between thousands of different bands. And you can bet they are all active. There’s Wi-Fi, cell phones, cordless phones, microwave communications. All of these are transmitting. Just imagine all the cell phone signals alone. And the information is passing through our cube. FM radio, television, Shortwave, AM radio. They’re all just passing right on through. If you could receive them all, you’d be getting tons of data by the second. It’s actually hard to conceive of, but it’s there. It’s obviously there.

            There are CB radio transmissions, Police & Fire, Aircraft and ship communications. Not to mention the radar signals being beamed out to track aircraft and chart the weather. And satellite TV and GPS. Oh, and Bluetooth. It’s all passing through the space right there in our cube. Just more photons moving at various energies and frequencies. In all directions.

            Out beyond these lower frequencies are power generators, power lines and the general static field. If you could tune your antennae to those very low frequency signals you would hear their buzz and hiss.

           In fact, if you’re near a power line, you might be able to hear the buzz with your own ears. That’s because the frequency of the vibrating atoms is down near the frequency of audible sound. And in addition to sending off photons, the wire is actually sending out sound waves through the air.

           Our cube is alive with these energies. They are all there to hear, if you have the means. It’s information flowing past. Huge amounts of information. Is it incomprehensible? We pick up our favorite electronic device and tap in without a second thought. And information flows. The world is alive and moving on levels that are far beyond our sensory ability to grasp.

           Radio is well understood by science. These energies are there and decodable in our little cube. I suggest you take the time to shape it with your fingers and think about it.

           — continued (Next: Can you conceive of the sound dimension?)

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A MEDITATION ON LIGHT

§ November 20th, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 43: A Meditation on Light § Tagged , , , , § No Comments

This was the only shell we picked up that day. Tiny, white and featureless. But under closer examination a new universe emerged. Perfectly etched spirals and grooves. All reflecting the perfect proportions. The "divine proportion," it has been called. This image is about 1/8 inch across. The shell's perfection is staggering.

This was the only shell we picked up that day. No bigger than a small pea. Tiny, white and, to the naked eye, featureless. But under closer examination, a new universe emerged. Perfectly etched spirals, all reflecting the perfect proportions. The "divine proportion," it has been called. This image is about 1/8 inch across. The shell's perfection is staggering.

           [This chapter continues the “assignment” from my Spirit Guide, See Do, to examine the complexities of our mundane reality. The specific construct given me to examine is a hypothetical cube ¼ inch on a side, floating in the air about a foot in front of my face. These meditations on our temporal reality will be followed by an examination of “See Do reality.”]

            You see, this cube of ours is just a tiny little thing. But to jump straight off the edge, let’s start with visible light. You must come to understand and appreciate the raw amount of visual information that is passing through that space at every given point in time. You can walk around and look through the cube from every possible angle and you will see that all the visual information from across the room, or across the city, or if you are outside or near a window at night, across the universe; it’s all traveling through the cube. And it is all traveling through the cube all the time. Constantly and continually. And utterly uninterrupted.

            Now to demonstrate the sheer mass of data there, you can take a powerful telescope up to the cube and you will be able to see great detail coming back from great distances. If you imagine a beautiful photograph of another galaxy, you must accept that if the cube is within direct sight of that galaxy, then all that same information is passing through the cube. Right now.

            If you take a microscope up to the cube and can see the finest detail in a bit of cloth or a dust particle, or beautiful pollen particle floating by, you must accept that all of that data is flying through the cube constantly.

            If you arranged a thousand cameras around one side of the cube and they all took an exposure at the same exact instant, they would obviously all capture a complete photograph, through the cube, of the other side of the room. None would be starved for data, even though they all required that all of the information they recorded had to have transited the cube at exactly the same instant.

            Take one of those dentist mirrors, the little round mirror on a short wand, and put it into the cube and move it all around to see in every direction. It’s all there; nothing is missing. And it’s all there even when the mirror isn’t. It’s that visual light that, in fact, allows you to see the mirror, or I should say, to see the frame and back of the mirror.

            So it should be clear then that all the possible visual information in the reality all around this cube is constantly streaming through it in every direction. This information is in the form of visible light, which is made up of photons, tiny wave-particle packets of electromagnetic energy that are utterly massless(at rest) and move at the speed of light, which is 186,000 miles per second. Now, I know, all too well I’m afraid, that everything I’ve just told you about the actual photon is completely incomprehensible. The ideas are too foreign, the numbers are both too large and too small. The sheer amount of photons that are moving through that little cube at any moment is utterly unbelievable. But it is happening. Our temporal reality science knows it and guarantees it to be true.

            Now imagine all the one-quarter-inch cubes of air in the room and try and realize that they are all experiencing the same traffic in photons. There is an utterly impossible amount of visual information moving around you. It all flies by at the speed of light and does not interfere with any of the other information moving through the same space at the same time. But as they say, there it is.

            Next, we’ll look inside, at the contents of the cube.

            –continued (Next: Some of these photons show their color.)

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A MEDITATION ON MUNDANE REALITY

§ November 17th, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 42: A Meditation on Mundane Reality § Tagged , , , , , , § No Comments

A tiny shell, little more than 1/4 inch long. Until I saw it under the microscope, I thought it held a grain of sand. That grain is the tinier shell. The events that joined them are unfathomable. The energies and histories flowing around you right now are no less complex. We'll look close now at a small piece of our reality and reflect. Oh, Once again, the ripples in the background are my fingerprint pressed into clay.

A tiny shell, little more than 1/4 inch long. Until I saw it under the microscope, I thought it held a grain of sand. That grain is the tinier shell, held fast within. The events that joined them are unfathomable. The energies and histories flowing around you right now are no less complex. We'll look close at a small piece of our own reality and reflect. Oh, once again, the ripples in the background are my fingerprint pressed into clay.

           The next week, everything seemed to slow down. Communication seemed off and See Do was harder to reach. Most of the week, when I tried to make contact, there was just this vague sense of needing to dig deeper into understand some of the complexities in this temporal reality around me. For some reason, this is important.

            And I’m not sure if it’s literally important, meaning that there may be some hard information there that I need to make part of my background of understanding. Or whether it’s just important as a mind-expanding and spiritual exercise, meaning that doing the heavy lifting of understanding all this complexity will ready my mind(and my soul) for what See Do has in store next. But either way, I spent much of my “spare time” this week working on it.

            And what comes next has also been revealed to me. After this meditation on our temporal reality, comes a more detailed explanation of what I call “See Do reality,” or the mechanics behind what See Do has been explaining over the previous 40 chapters. (As we move toward that, you are obviously encouraged to go back and review some of what has been taught so far.)

            Please understand that what you’re about to read in this meditation did not come directly from See Do. I believe he merely sent me after it. I dug deep into many sources and now believe the research itself was also part of the lesson.

            What I’m going to explore over the next several chapters goes back to the incredible amount of information that is constantly moving through the apparent world around us that we are almost completely unaware of. In fact, much of it is undetectable to us by our five senses, but it is clearly there.

            And perhaps that is the key word here, apparent. Maybe there is something in understanding the opposite of what I’ve been trying to understand. Maybe I’m supposed to understand the nearly unimaginable complexity of our “apparent” temporal reality construct versus the “real” or “See Do reality” behind it. I can’t answer that just yet. But I can walk you through the world I’ve been looking into all week.

            The basic conceptual framework I was given to work with is the idea of coming to terms with everything that is going on inside a hypothetical cube that is roughly one-quarter-inch on a side, floating in the air a foot in front of my face.

            Take a breath and imagine it. Shape it between your fingers. Each surface is a little smaller than the fingernail on your pinky. It’s about half the dimensions of a common sugar cube. About the size of a nice blueberry, but square. If you have a TV remote nearby, the physical volume of one of the buttons will do just fine.

            And what I’m going to lay out in the coming chapters is just an overview, a glimpse. This exercise could easily fill a book. Or a collection of books. It is nothing short of an attempt to really look at this temporal reality that we all feel so familiar with. And I now know I have seen just barely beneath the surface of something very deep and complex.

            I’ll give some time to consider this task on your own. Or perhaps you might want to do some of your own research. But in the next chapter we begin. And it starts with something as simple and as beautiful as light. Please stay tuned.

            –continued (Next: We look at the world of light that envelops us.)

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