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BEYOND OUR REALITY: NOTHING

§ February 24th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 71: Beyond Our Reality: Nothing § Tagged , , § No Comments

So what lies beyond, out over the horizon of this reality? Is there another reality? According to See Do, no. There is nothing -- nothing that we could perceive or comprehend. No Time. No Space. No nothing. And there is no void either. This reality is what we've got to work with. And there is work to do.

           We’ve heard my Spirit Guide, See Do’s, explanations of so many things. We’ve seen how we can contemplate reality in all of its myriad complexities. We’ve seen how we can expand our mind to try and conceptualize the non-dual nature of all of reality. We’ve seen how we can unfetter our conscious-self of so many self-imposed limitations to embrace a real and intimate contact with our inner spiritual existence. We’ve seen how we can unite with our soul-spirit to express deeper truths and passions. We’ve seen how we can move the reality we paint before us.

            But what lies behind this perceptual web we weave? What lies behind our now?

            I asked See Do and the answer was: nothing. There is nothing there that we could perceive or understand.

           He brought me far – up from being conceptually locked into the flow of Time – up to see the illusion of our temporal reality – to being able to conceptualize the one thing – up to the idea of True Being and the purpose of life. But at the idea of moving beyond, he stopped. He said that our existence within the reality he has described makes it impossible for us to even conceive of what may lie beyond.

           From our frame of understanding it is simply nothing. And it’s not blank empty space, not void. Remember, there is no Time, no Space. These ideas are illusions of our temporal perceptions.

           There is no “outside” or “beyond.” There is no “behind” either. There is no “bigger” or “smaller.”

           Left without the concepts of Space and Time, our minds can find no quarter. I don’t know if there is some still greater truth in the “nothing” answer that I can’t yet unravel, or if See Do could not yet find a way to explain it in a way that I could handle. Remember how hard I worked to try and understand even the barest terrestrial complexities of our temporal-reality-based science. And he always reminded me that this was the simple stuff.

           Nothing. I’ll definitely work on that some more.

           So where did See Do come from? Nothing? Does he have an “existence” in another realm? These are questions I haven’t yet been able to ask.

           Thanks for coming this far. There is one more topic. You may want to come back.

          –continued  (Next: I did ask about death and dying.)

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THIS TICK OF TIME

§ January 30th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 64: This Tick of Time § Tagged , , , , § No Comments

 

We see a smooth flow of Time, but it is an illusion. It is part of the construct between our perception of right now and our memory in the right now. As we look closer its flow is always perceived of as even and continuous. We never perceive the individual grains the flow is riding on.

            My Spirit Guide, See Do, taught me that Time does not exist, but that Time is all we perceive. He also taught that there is only one thing. And that this temporal reality and everything in it are an expression of the one thing. Being outside of our illusions of Time and Space, it has no beginning or end, no size.

            I have talked about the resonant energies within us that create our world. But within the construct of our perceptions of this temporal reality we see this thing we call “Time” passing. What was “now,” is now a memory and a new “now” flows from the previous. Sometimes big changes can occur between the two perceived moments. Sometimes just thousands of tiny changes.

            I tried many analogies to try and understand what See Do was saying, but he would invariable reject these as unhelpful. According to See Do it is better to “see” the full complexity. So here it is:

            There is only one thing. And it moves through each of us. In fact, it is each of us, as there is obviously no alternative identity. There is only one thing.

            The one thing creates the stimuli that we each perceive as our temporal reality. Our conscious mind processes and integrates these stimuli into a cohesive world view. As Time passes in our perception, we see the world changing. Our mind integrates all input and “sees” a fluid flow of Time and events.

           We think we “see” or perceive many things. But there is only one thing. We think we see a flow of Time, but that is an illusion. It is part of the construct between our perception of right now and our perception of memory in the right now. As we look closer at Time, it stays the same. Its flow is always perceived of as even and continuous.

           At the risk of drawing an analogy, it is not unlike watching a movie. Your mind sees a smooth flow of action, but in fact, no such smooth flow exists. The movie is just the rapid projection of individual still images that are not moving at all. Something called “persistence of vision” makes your mind create the movement in the construct of reality it gives to your consciousness. Well, the finest grains of Time are sort of like that.

           Between each tiny grain of perceived Time, the one thing, or in other words, you, or your spirit, have moved through every point of existence in your perception. It all ties to, reflects and resonates reality from within itself. As your inner spirit, or your state of True Being, glows out, so the one thing creates the next moment of your perceived “now.” It weaves a world of perceptual stimuli that appears to flow smoothly through your senses to come together as a smooth and continually flowing Time-anchored reality.

           The complexity of the “painting” is linked to the perceptual resolution of the perceiver. And you may notice that, of course, the resolution, or graininess, of reality is always consistent. Look closer and you see more.

           As your construct of Time ticks forward, the world appears. And since you can not visit the future or the past, you can not verify or prove whether the whole thing continues to exist across the flow of Time. And likewise, you can not prove that it only exists in the moment. Or that it only exists in your perceptions and memory of the moment.

           Being anchored within our perceptions of a Time-based reality, all we have is that which we perceive in front of us, and that which is in our memories.

           This is at the heart of See Do Reality. Time does not exist. There is only one thing. The implications are staggering. As Time-based beings it is almost disturbing to even attempt to give up the idea that Time is absolute and flowing forward without interruption. And that everything in our reality is solid and exists continually across the flow of Time. But stop and think about that a moment (no pun intended).

           Does the chair you’re sitting in exist somewhere else, or some-when else, besides the right here right now, where you can solidly verify its existence? Do you have multiple existences? How can you verify that something physically existed in the past without using material from the present?

           We believe in Time. We believe in the past. We believe in the future. But is it anything more than belief? Yet it is the basis of the reality we live in. Without this unquestionable faith in Time, our agreed upon reality, indeed our sanity, would not hold up for very long.

           If these thoughts are bothersome, I apologize. I do not mean to disturb. In my case, it took me many sessions, many questions, and many repetitions of lessons for my mind to even be able to assemble these ideas.

           But this is as it was told to me. Time does not exist. There is only one thing. We create our world, then perceive it. Each moment of our “now” is created between each perceived tick of Time. And it all happens outside of Time, and all at once.

           Of course it all happens outside of Time. According to See Do, the only place that Time “exists” is in the temporal reality construct inside of our heads.

           Please take time with this one (another unintended pun). We’re more than halfway there. This was the big hump. Once over it, we begin to see how we can use our positive spirit energies to change the world.

           Stay with me. We’re past the hardest part.

           –continued  (Next: You may be much, much bigger than you think!)

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FIRST CREATE THEN PERCEIVE

§ January 23rd, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 62: First Create Then Perceive § Tagged , , , , , , § No Comments

In a flash of perception you will see that your world flows from within. You will be riding the wave of creative energy that paints the fantastic tapestry we call temporal reality.

           According to the lessons I received from my Spirit Guide, See Do, the world around us resonates from within us. According to See Do, the world we perceive is an expression of the “one thing” painting out through the brush of our spirit. “Our” spirit being the collective spirit of every soul in this world.

            The individual spirit or soul within us may be in contact with, or in tune with, our conscious sense of self to a greater or lesser degree. When we come to embrace a sense of our inner spirit, and to develop the line of contact, we can begin to understand our place in the existence of this world that we perceive.

            With work, we can clear away the internal obstacles that hold us apart from our creative spirit. With work we can truly become one with this spirit and begin to manifest our True Being in the world. We can forgive ourselves all past transgressions great and small and come to truly love our own being. We can come to be that being that we can most love and honor. We can see our love flowing out into the world and we can see like and loving spirits attracted to our glow.

            It may be easy. Or it may take time. But along the way you will start to see the walls begin to break down between what is inside you and what you may currently perceive as outside you. As your deeper conscious self comes into synchrony with your inner spirit, you will begin to see the resonances within you appearing in the outer world that you perceive.

            You may feel a harmony with the world, with life and with other spirits. At first, it may be fleeting, seen only in short glimpses. You will come to see that you and every soul around you are all part of the same expression. This should give rise to a great sense of compassion. And initially all of this may be difficult to hold on to. But try and build around the state of True Being within you.

            In a flash of perception, you will see that your world flows from within. From within the “one thing” that is inside of you – that is inside all of us. In this state you will be riding atop the wave of creative energy that gives you this fantastic tapestry of perception and memory that we call temporal reality. In this moment, you will perceive the fresh, new resonance of each perfect, jewel moment of time like you are experiencing it all for the very first time. And you will feel the most intimate of connections between those external perceptions and the resonance of your inner spirit.

            Everything seems new, like you’ve never walked outside before, never smelled the air, never heard the city’s sounds. This is perfect perception of the now. And it is as close as you can get to oneness with the world. It is as close as you can get to the true resonance of all things.

            Here is the true beauty of your instruments of perception and conscious awareness. You are able to perceive and construct a world of incredible detail and interlocking beauty. There are patterns and echoes of patterns that allow your consciousness to construct and hold a whole and complete world-view, a reality that is dazzling. Opening your perceptions and aligning your spirit with the resonances around you can be overwhelming.

           The complexity of each moment and its perfection is hard to conceive of. There may be times when you’ll want to back away. But come back. Please rise to the occasion. You will be starting to master this small tool of ours – our spirit’s ability to glow out and be one with the resonances and energies of what we perceive.

           It is all coming out of you after all.

           There is only one thing. You will come to nod at the thought, as you now feel your presence out in the world right at the moment of perception. You will feel that you are there, just in front of your physical self, almost but not quite, predicting what you are seeing, hearing, feeling. You will be riding the wave of creativity that pours out of the one thing through you – straight into your perceptions of what we call this temporal reality.

           Try and stay on that wave. I promise you will love the ride.

           –continued  (Next: How can we see it all being created?)

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THE LIMITS OF PERCEPTION

§ January 20th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 61 - 75, Chapter 61: The Limits of Perception § Tagged , , , , § No Comments

Can we see beyond, past the boundaries of Space and Time? We have no way of going there. This temporal reality is what we've got and we will not leave it. Maybe we should get to work to make it a better place.

           We have talked about our temporal reality and about this thing I’ve called “See Do reality” (I still don’t have a better name), but are there two realities? The answer is yes and no. And the “no” part is the key to the lesson in this chapter.

            But first the “yes” part, because I know that’s what you’re probably most curious about. Okay, “yes” is a cheat. There does exist, according to my Spirit Guide, See Do, a greater reality outside of that which we can consciously perceive. But there are not really two separate realities. Strictly speaking, any “different” reality or existence, whether in different dimensions or whatever, still has to be defined as being part of one reality. But, and this is a big but, there is an existence outside of the reality that we can perceive. The easiest way to try and conceive of it is as another dimension (or set of dimensions) that does not interact with or share any of our perceived dimensions. And remember that those include our precious dimensions of Space and Time.

            So as our science digs deeper into the fabric of our temporal reality, they may uncover hidden dimensions of Space. Some theories postulate numerous other dimensions folded in on themselves at a sub-nuclear scale. If found, these would all be part of our temporal reality.

            The stuff that I’ve been calling See Do reality is in a totally different direction. And unfortunately, it is in a direction that we can not go.

            Now for the “no” part. This may seem obvious, but our perceptions are completely tied to what we can perceive. To us, it is a complete view, a wide and rich perspective. And with the added help of our science, much of the world of the “invisible” is also opened up to us. But it is all, and must all be, completely within the envelop of our perceptions.

            We can not see or perceive anything outside of this temporal reality. And if we were to encounter something from outside our perceptual envelop, we simple could not perceive it. To us, it would have no existence.

           Our reality is fully ours to perceive. You can look into any aspect of this temporal reality and you will always find more reality. And at the same density of perceptual stimuli. It will not run out. Look up into the night sky and you will see thousands of stars. Look out through a pair of binoculars and you will see thousands of stars. Look through a telescope – thousands of stars. Look as far as you like, you will not see the end. And this exercise will work with a microscope as well. Our temporal reality will always be there.

           But beyond, in another direction away from Time and the dimensions of Space? We have no way of going there. This temporal reality is what we’ve got. It is what we have to work with. And we will not leave it. Though “leave it” is a hedge as we come to understand See Do’s first message that Time is an illusion – going on to understand that both Time and Space are illusions. We are not “in” our reality, so much as our reality is “in” us. It comes from us, as out of the one thing that is the greater truth, the greater reality of See Do’s description.

           There is only one thing. Time does not exist. With work, we can come to understand these concepts and their implications. And we can come to achieve our state of True Being and we can begin to actively change the world – to build the great castle. But to see beyond this temporal reality? No. Our keyhole perception is our tool, our small tool.

           We can be visited by one from outside our temporal reality, as I was when See Do had contact with me. But it was not my consciousness that went beyond my perceptions; it was See Do who was able to manifest in a way that I could perceive him. He appeared as a being completely consistent with ideas that I could accept.

           I hope that some of what we told me helps you in some way.

           –continued (Next: Our perceptions ride a fantastic wave of creativity.)

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THE EXISTENCE OF THE MOMENT

§ January 16th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 60: The Existence of the Moment § Tagged , , , , , § No Comments

Does your world view presesnt harmony or chaos? The moment you live in flows out of your resonance and reflects your inner spirit connection. Do you see fluid beauty or a jumble? Does it sparkle? Or is it just wet? It's your world.

           Now let’s look a little more closely at this moment we are living in. Here is the “now.” Here is the world of our perceptions, shored up by a beautiful labyrinth of memories and physical evidence. And looking out into the world, there is a complete reality, full of events and people and constant ongoing interactions. But how robust is this smooth fabric of reality that we perceive?

            According to my Spirit Guide, See Do, the idea that the existence of any single moment extends, or that the time-frame extends, in some sort of gigantic and concrete “now-ness” is an illusion. To put it simply: there is no consistent existence of any perceived moment.

            As each of us, peering through our keyholes, perceives this moment, there is no solid lock-up between our disparate and individual perceptions. Each of us is perceiving time passing in accord with our own sense of awareness and level of attention. And of course, everybody’s perception is true to their individual perception of their reality.

            As we interact, our realities merge seamlessly.

            Looking out across the world, we receive information that is in perfect resonance with the world we, and the other individuals in our world perception, are projecting or creating. Some of us will be more in tune with our resonance and some of us less in tune. Some will be reaching a close sense of harmony with a world that is in alignment with their state of True Being.

          Those who are less in tune will perceive a world that appears much less connected to their spirit than those who are in tune. The world may appear random and at odds with them and their wishes. It is because they perceive a moment that merges with the projected moments of others who are more connected to their spirit energies. Or, in a worst-case scenario, they are in a merged moment of multiple souls who have scant connection, or no connection with their resonances. Without some sense of inner harmony being projected the world will present chaos, at worst violence.

           Those who are in tune with at least some of their resonance will see a world where events seem to come to them. They feel that they can “call it in.” And they will see, if they’re observant, objects and patterns paint on the world straight out of their recent positive experiences. Positive memory of the past can be used as the palette of the present. Their “now” feels in harmony with their inner feelings. The two reflect and refract. It just feels good to live in this state, if one can achieve it.

           But I digress. The point is that the intermingling of our perceived temporal reality is all we have. It is our perception of the “now.” It all comes from one thing that will pour out a completely consistent viewpoint for you. But yours and mine are not tied to some unbendable fabric of Time. We can both watch the same clock tick, but there is utterly no way to tie our two perceived moments down as one. Our full perception is uniquely our own.

           We live in our own “now.” Each present and current moment of existence is all we can interact with. And there is not one big “now” that we all inhabit. Remember, Time does not exist, but Time is all we perceive. The future is not set. But neither is the past. And your work is in the present.

           It may take some time to absorb these thoughts. It may be impossible for some. I know. It has taken me years to come to terms with much of what See Do has told me. And some, I must admit, I still can’t fully grasp.

           Do your best. Seek your state of True Being. Bring your positive resonant energy into temporal reality. We will all appreciate your efforts.

           –continued  (Next: Are we stuck in this reality?)

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REALITY IS 100% CONSISTENT

§ January 13th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 59: Reality Is 100% Consistent § Tagged , , , , , § No Comments

Here's the heart of it, according to See Do: We perceive an infinitely complex view that is painted in-full right at the instant of our perceiving it. And that includes all memory and its apparently seamless integration. After years of pondering this idea, I have found that it doesn't get any easier to swallow.

           If you’re keeping up, you’ve now had a good taste of the substance of our temporal reality as well as the nature of our “keyhole perception.” Now on to the fun.

          Here begins my account of See Do’s description of the reality behind our temporal reality. Importantly, I am not promoting or proselytizing any belief system. And equally importantly, I have no intention of criticizing or refuting any belief system. These chapters are simply my account of what my Spirit Guide, See Do, told me.

           You may recall that in Chapter 32, See Do said that the future is not set, but then, to my surprise, he went a bit further with “and neither is the past.”  And we’ve seen how all conscious perception is, in fact, memory.

           According to See Do, all that we can actively perceive is the right now. In other words, all we can actively interact with is the immediate present. The future and the past are unavailable to us. We can remember the past and see hard evidence of it. We can even see and hear recordings of it. But the immediate present and the past are all one thing. There is only one thing. We perceive an infinitely complex view that is painted in-full right at the instant of our perceiving it. And that includes all memory and its apparently seamless integration.

           I hope you didn’t miss that. Those last two sentences are key. Try them again:

           We perceive an infinitely complex view that is painted in-full right at the instant of our perceiving it. And that includes all memory and its apparently seamless integration.

           One of the results of this is that all perception is 100% consistent. It all works perfectly as it all reflects and resonates it all. It all blooms from one source, so reflects itself perfectly.

           In the Buddhist tradition, you may be familiar with Indra’s Web. This is a similar idea or analog. It is all as an infinite hall of mirrors, or web of cut gems, reflecting itself to complete a 100% consistent image and timeline. Your consciousness, your spirit, your soul does this constantly and with minimal effort.

           You create your reality and project it out into your apparent perceived space (you’re projecting the idea of the space too). It appears to arrive instantly and whole, complete with its universe of evidence, timeline and memories. Don’t look around trying to prove or disprove this assertion, as all you can perceive in your temporal reality is the 100% consistent projected stimuli. And all you can remember is a universe that is in 100% agreement with all of it.

           In some ways, I found and still find this to be the single most difficult of See Do’s lessons. And we went over it many times.

           There is simply no evidence to be found within any perceived temporal reality experience or record that will contradict itself. It all comes from, and is, the one thing. And as such reflects or resonates itself with complete fidelity. If you understand the origin, you will understand that it is impossible for it to do otherwise.

           Remember that Time does not exist, but Time is all we perceive (chapter 56), so the “time” it takes to put all of this together is irrelevant. What you and I perceive as Time, that continuous, consistent unwinding of the now, is an illusion of our temporal-reality-based perceptual mechanisms. What is “really” happening might as well take an eon between ticks of the clock. Maybe it does. We’d never detect it anyway.

           And that would just be for you. There are a myriad of other souls, or temporal viewpoints, around you doing the same thing. These projection/perceptual realities can mingle and overlap, carrying resonance between each other’s point of view. So the complexity that had you puckering a few paragraphs ago is mightily compounded. But See Do just chuckles. He says it’s not really as crazy as it sounds. Uh-huh.

           The important point being that if you can see clearly enough into your own spirit to completely forgive yourself, to truly love yourself, and to become that being who you can completely love and honor; then, if you can see into your soul’s deep inner passion and truest desire and align it with the truth and love inside you, to move into your state of True Being, you can begin to experience a reality that you can actively create. More than the parlor tricks of calling in a song on the car radio, you can affect events.

           Look out into your world and try and see that much of what you perceive are resonances or echoes of what lies deep inside you. You may need a minute. And you may see that there is work to do.

           I know I do.

           –continued  ( Next: We explore the existence of a single moment)    

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OUR KEYHOLE PERCEPTION

§ January 9th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 58: Our Keyhole Perception § Tagged , , , , , § 2 Comments

We are incredibly visual creatures. And it all comes through these tiny windows. Yet you perceive a wide view that is complete and up-to-the-moment current. The reality you perceive is an assembly of darting views through a keyhole.

           Before we move on to explore more of See Do reality, it will help to better understand how we perceive and relate to our temporal reality.

           You probably perceive the space around you as a complete, open, three-dimensional space filled with solid objects. Your perception builds the space as complete and cohesive. And your view of it is wide, even panoramic. You can lean back and take it all in as one wide-angle space from one edge of your peripheral vision to the other, or you can focus in, ignoring much of the context, like you do while reading. You see a consistent and continuous picture.

           But what are you actual getting by way of perceptual stimuli to build this picture? And how complete is it? We see things that don’t actually exist, like color. We don’t see things that clearly do, like radio, magnetism, radiation, heat; we don’t even see our eye’s blind spots. We hear only a narrow range of sounds (ask your dog). We are only comfortable feeling or touching a narrow range of temperatures. And our olfactory and tasting sensitivities are largely under-developed.

           Look at your eyes in a mirror. That tiny hole in the center of your colored iris is the keyhole through which all of your visual stimuli must pass. The light is then focused on a small area in the back of your retina. This small area is called the fovea. It is estimated that more than 50% of the visual information that reaches the brain comes from the fovea. It allows us to focus our sight. Without it we could not read, drive, play sports, watch movies, recognize faces, etc. The visual area it “sees” is about the size of a quarter held at arm’s length. A typical human fovea is just 1 millimeter across. Fortunately, most of us have two.

           That “vision” of your wide reality is assembled from the briefest darting shots of your environment. I say “shots” because they are more like stills than movies. When your eye darts, your visual center in your brain shuts down briefly. Your mind perceives something more like an edit in a movie than a smooth move. It does this because the movement would be blurred and clear vision would be impossible. Reading would also be impossible. But you don’t perceive any of this. Your mind assembles a “vision” and syncs it with the rest of your sensory input, which comes in about a quarter to a half second later.

           The result is that you see things nearby in perfect sync with your feeling them or hearing them. But you brain doesn’t get them that way. For example the feelings that come in from your hands or your feet are almost always a half second behind your seeing them. But your brain aligns the reality so you won’t notice.

           Hearing is similar. Everything comes in through your narrow ear canals and goes through a complex of tiny bones into a spiral tube called the cochlea. This tube is filled with liquid and lined with fine hairs. Depending on which hairs move, we “hear” sound of a certain pitch. The brain puts it all together.

          Our senses of taste and smell are the same. Very small and limited input mechanisms giving simple electrical data to the brain. Touch is a bit different, being spread over the entire surface of the body. But there are only limited areas that have the sensitivity to discern details. Those are of course our palms and fingers, our soles and toes to a much lesser degree, and of course our tongue and lips. Everywhere else, the fidelity of our sense of touch is low resolution.

          This is all we get. Five channels that are mostly low resolution, with an even narrower keyhole that is high resolution. The picture our mind “paints” on the other hand is wide and complete and hi-def.

           And that doesn’t take into account any of the vast amount of energy and data that make up our temporal reality that are completely out of the sensitivity and range of our senses. A huge amount of information flows past us, indeed through us, second by second. And we are completely unaware, but for the fact that our science and its instruments can detect it for us.

          But the reality our mind assembles, or creates, for us is the reality we believe. We touch it and feel it and smell it. We can see it with our own eyes. Through our keyhole perception.

           There is the hard reality outside and there is the mental construct inside. Try and understand that it is the mental construct which you believe is reality. As it must be, because so much of the hard reality outside is beyond the scope of your keyhole perception.

           My relationship with See Do was a two way exchange. He was glad to answer any question, but he was also eager to understand, through me, our perception of our temporal reality. And how our minds fathom new knowledge. Though he found our perception and conceptualization limited, he did enjoy the new sensory input. And I enjoyed the intellectual and spiritual challenges. There is much, much more to come.

           Please come back.                                                      

           –continued  (Next: The unbearable consistent-ness of being)

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ALL PERCEPTION IS MEMORY

§ January 6th, 2010 § Filed under Chapter 57: All Perception Is Memory § Tagged , , , , § No Comments

I remember taking this photo. The chill air at dawn. But looking at it now is also a memory. A memory of perceptions received not half a second ago, processed and integrated with 5 senses and other immediate memories. The result is our perception of now.

           My Spirit Guide, See Do, wanted me to see the differences between the nature of our temporal reality and the internal construct that we perceive. He said this understanding would become essential in my understanding of my place in actively creating events in the world.

            He pointed out how what we perceive as real, we see as existing in real time, right now, right there in front of us. We understand memories of things that happened a few minutes ago as quite different from what we are consciously perceiving as “now.” But they are not really so different. And even our science bears this out.

            We think we see what is there. We believe our eyes, in fact all of our senses, without question. And for good reason, as we have very little evidence to the contrary. But that construct of reality that we believe in as right now and real is, in fact, a memory.

           Our mind has assembled it out of available sensory input. Scientific studies have shown that in most cases our perceived right now is about a half second from the points in time that the sensory input was perceived. It takes about that long for the mind to gather the input and assemble the construct.

            Think about that for a moment. There are interesting implications. First, it is impossible for you to literally and consciously perceive anything directly. If your conscious mind could, it likely could not make sense of it. It must first be “processed” by a part of your mind somewhere below your consciousness. It gets filtered, and homogenized or integrated with the last grains of perceived reality. It all gets aligned and synchronized to appear seamless.

            Or at least we always remember it as seamless.

            Even things a little out of sync would be, well, alarming. So it is all reconciled into a cohesive, and comforting, perception. To makes things even more interesting, the same scientific studies seems to indicate that our mind is capable of projecting our consciousness, or at least our perception of our consciousness, actually slightly back in time to help match with the aligning input perceptions. Not far, maybe a little less than half a second.

            But, remember (heh-heh) that as everything is perceived as a memory, it is very easy for our mind to perfect the integration later. If we did get it a little out of sync, it’s easy to correct.

            We are all aware of the limits and failings of memory. We know that even eye witness accounts can blur and distort over time. But what we don’t know is just how short that span of time might turn out to be.

           Everything you perceive is a memory. The concept of direct perception is an illusion. We see our temporal reality as a hard and undeniable place. It is 100% consistent and clearly there to touch. But our conscious minds are also clearly and undeniably outside of that hard reality.

           Yet this is how we come to believe in an entire world. Our senses are our sole windows on our reality. And it all gets assembled out of sight and given to our conscious awareness as a remembrance of things past and in the tiniest of samplings (a mere 10-40 bits per second) to become our only evidence of a cohesive existence.

           It then goes into what we perceive as a deeper memory, to be drawn on to support all of our temporal conclusions.

           And this look at the truth is just beginning. We’re still looking at the reality in front of our eyes. There is more than meets the eye.

           See Do would like us to really see our reality, to understand how it comes to us, and to see how we interact with it. You see, he wants us to change the world. This world. And it will take a good deal of seeing. And doing.

           –continued  (Next: A deeper look at our keyhole perception)

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TIME DOES NOT EXIST

§ December 30th, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 55: Time Does Not Exist § Tagged , , , § No Comments

     

The ticking of Time is a hard thing to give up. But you won't have to. In fact, living here in temporal reality, you can't. As long as you perceive this world, you will perceive Time. But it is an illusion, none-the-less.

The ticking of Time is a hard thing to give up. But you won't have to. In fact, living here in temporal reality, you can't. As long as you perceive this world, you will perceive Time. But it is an illusion, none-the-less.

      This is where See Do always began. And during our sessions, anytime one of my questions would reveal that I wasn’t quite getting it, this is where we would return. See Do would simply go back and we’d review it all one more time.

           He’d start: “Time does not exist. But Time is all there is.” On the surface, this is a completely absurd contradiction. But as I hope you will see, there is sense to it.

           It may seem odd to begin with the such difficult concepts, but this will form the foundation of understanding defining the difference between our temporal reality and what I call See Do reality (if you have a better name, please let me know.)

           On the one hand, the idea that Time does not exist is obvious. Time has no substance, no weight, no mass, no physical existence in our temporal reality what-so-ever. It is just an idea. It is the thing that gives us before and after, the arrow of Time that our conscious existence moves along.

           But on the other hand, this conundrum is not what See Do was talking about. What he was talking about is far more fundamental to everything that follows.

           I’ll try and explain what See Do explained to me. And please don’t shoot the messenger.

           As the one thing, the world we project is complete with its full retinue of cause and effect. We richly perceive a world in fluid motion, even though the effect of that in our consciousness comes through a careful weaving of memory into what we think of as the immediate perceptual input.

           And as spiritual sages have said for millennia, this is an illusion. But be careful, because this really only confuses the issue by trying to bridge the two points of view. Here in our temporal reality, we fully perceive this thing we call Time (more on this in the next chapter), but for understanding See Do reality one needs to see the possibility that Time is uniquely native to our temporal reality perceptual state.

           Here in our temporal reality, we see time as a solid and immutable thing. But even here, it is not. The flow can be changed depending on our perceptual state. And consciously.

           We see this often. Time sometimes “flies,” sometimes “drags.” We have been taught to dismiss these irregularities. But with careful attention to your state of True Being, you can take some conscious control of this. See Do showed me how and with practice I have come to see the perceived flow of Time as somewhat malleable. Don’t be afraid to try for yourself.

           So the important things are these: This thing we call Time is an artifact of our conscious perceptions within this temporal reality. Within our consciousness, it is the fabric that our remembered experience of reality is written upon. Everywhere we look, we see it flowing. And without it there would be no state changes to perceive. Outside of our conscious perceptions, outside of our temporal reality, it does not exist.

            In See Do reality, all things exist as one. All endings are in all beginnings. The spirit of one is the spirit of all. All the energies, all the information that we and our science perceive as flowing through our temporal reality are there in infinite supply. Right there.

           You see, without Time there is also no distance, no Space. Without the physical gap between “things” there can be no Time. And without the distinction and separateness of “things,” both Time and Space hold no currency. Energies are not “separated,” so there is no hot, no cold. No darkness, no light. Some sages and translators have called it void, nothingness, even darkness. Beyond being utterly wrong conceptually and missing the point by quite a wide mark, these ideas just add confusion.

           So now we will move forward, gingerly, to better see the difference between our temporal reality and what lies behind the curtain, in See Do reality.

           I hope you’ll stay for the ride.

           — continued  (Next: But Time is all you perceive!)

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A MEDITATION ON THE SPACE BETWEEN

§ December 23rd, 2009 § Filed under Chapter 53: A Meditation on the Space Between § Tagged , , , , , § No Comments

  

What do you see in the space inside this tiny shell. The whole shell is about 1 1/2 inches tall. Can you feel the history of events that wore it thin? Can you imagine the energies that have flowed through that gap? Or is it empty space? Is it different than the space around you? Or is it the same?

What do you see in the space inside this tiny shell. The whole shell is about 1 1/2 inches tall. Can you feel the history of events that wore it thin? Can you imagine the energies that have flowed through that gap? Or is it empty space? Is it different than the space around you? Or is it the same? There is only one thing.

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

            And even if we insist on visualizing an entire atom with all of its constituent particles being whole and right there, they are impossibly small. One example is to see the nucleus of an atom as a pinhead in the center of a stadium. Out in the stands would be the electrons, much smaller than that pinhead.

            The rest is just empty space.              

            Empty “Space” full of “clouds of probabilities” that also have no individual history and that are not limited to any specific volume, or location, in Space or Time.

            I think I may be starting to see the value of this lesson.

            That is what I have been working on with this meditation. It has sent me down many paths of research and exposed me to many new and amazing ideas. I’ve read things about all these subjects in order to reach what is even now, the most rudimentary understanding, if I could be so bold as to label it “understanding” at all.

            And in between, I have been looking at other infinities. Infinities beyond the nearly incomprehensible complexity of “reality” inside our quarter-inch cube.

            As I’ve thought about it and walked around a bit today, I’ve come to understand that this meditation on the most basic reality is, in fact, just the beginning. This little cube of space in front of my face is a place where we might have thought not much was happening. But there is so much there. And then, to extend this line of inquiry into places where there obviously is more going on? Well, that is yet to come, I think.

            My mind goes to thoughts of living cells and molecules and the energies within those worlds. The complexity of an instant inside us. And I come back to the interconnectedness of everything.

           It’s mind expanding and tempting to start again. There is no Time. Time does not exist. But to us, this thing we call Time is all we can detect. There is only one thing. Everything is connected.

           I am told, by See Do, that the path to integrating all of this is through the complexity, through the infinities. Not through simplification. It is not a “concept” that you can hold in your hand, like a big number that you know, and can write, but have no true concept of. It is real. It is everything. And it is all, and all at once.

           This is the beginning. It is more than a simple exercise of the mind. It is a meditation that is always accessible now. Hold it all and you are closer to the truth.

           Take it with you and walk with it. Allow the complexity of the world into your heart. Into your True Being.

           With our mind we can travel beyond our senses. With our mind open we can reach greater sensitivity to all the movements around us. And through us. In True Being we can reach out.

           There is something here. And I am getting closer to it.

           And I am ready.

          — continued  (Next: Are you ready for the realities of See Do reality?)

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