[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.