Thursday, January 31, 2013

Redefining God & The Cosmic Chemistry of Love?

A practical understanding of mythology & human ascension.
With Chemical Metaphors?

Are we redefining our spiritual sense of God, Cosmos & Self, in this 21st century A.D. 

Are we verging on a practical sense of cosmic unity & redefining God?
As one cosmic organism, both without and within our human nature?

Is faith in God and a belief in evolution possible, in a practical way?

Can we each seek a deeper sense of a universal self & God, by re-framing our minds electro-chemically stimulated metaphors of theology, mythology and cosmic unity? Is an objective and rationally scientific view of the cosmos and humanity, fundamentally different from the esoteric views of religion and spirituality? Is an exploration of the chemical nature of evolution a denial of Christianity and God, or a search for the realization of God and the Cosmos inside us?

For example: "In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." See: John 1 (King James Version)

Are these lines from the Christian bible about a God as creator of the universe or do they speak in metaphor about the birth of a cosmic consciousness in our species? A cosmic consciousness, through the evolution of an increasing chemical complexity, resulting in the birth of the word and language, in our human species? A sentient species spawned within a chemical, cosmic womb? In the near future will thinking in terms of one chemical organism change our relationship with the Universe, ourselves and each other? Are the Christian bible and other creation stories, a mixture of objective history and unconsciously stimulated metaphors of existential meaning? Are our world wide creation stories and heroic legends, about our struggle for mature self-awareness, and an acceptance and understanding of what we are, as a manifest cosmic sentience

Its difficult to grasp, via our minds conscious awareness and our taken for granted use of everyday language. Perhaps even impossible to truly grasp the reality of a cosmic oneness, of no separation? Yet this is exactly what our most advanced science is increasingly proving, as the foundation of ALL reality. Perhaps such a sense of reality will always be a matter of faith and trust in our beliefs, as we continue to expand our right-brained sense of intuition and our left-brained knowledge of objective details, to put it rather simply? 

Yet in 2012 A.D. Is it only a taken for granted language use which maintains our mind's rather mechanical cause and effect sense of ourselves, despite our growing use of systems theory to understand the nature of complexity, including our own internal make-up? Is only through tradition and habitual behavior that we speak in a rather parts-like description for all we perceive? Yet is the material Universe we see through a telescope, not essentially the same inside each of us at the cellular level of the microscopic? Many people understand this intellectually, while struggling to embody the reality. Please watch & contemplate, an unconscious, chemical reality, inside you. Inside your body/brain where your external perceptions are created;

We are not Objects? We are not PART of the Universe? We are The Universe?
Our notions of God - Are Projected from a hidden reality Within?
The Parts Logic, is Cartesian Clockwork Universe Thinking?
The True Depth of Our Reality is Unthinkable?
The Body Contains The Universe Within?

After so many generations of understanding ourselves as PART of the universe, is our language of perception and self-description, undergoing a transition? Consider another writers example of a developing new language of self-awareness and understanding; 

“The importance of language for the formation of one’s self through organizing one’s experience into a coherent core narrative is emphasized, especially as it relates to the micro-sensory experience of the body for which vocabulary is often inadequate. The importance of movement, oscillations, pulsations, and sensations being included in a full experience of a psycho-somatic self is argued. The still open issue of finding adequate cortical representation of the felt sense of these neuroceptive movements is raised.” and, “When I began reading neuroscience, I fell in love with the vocabulary. Words such as neural oscillation, pulsation, or sinusoidal waves, like music, evoked in me a sensory resonance born of a mysteriously intangible recognition. Perplexed, I surmised that this terminology activated contact with a dimension of implicit experience where words bridge the passage of the body through the mind and the mind through the body.” (LaPierre, 2007).

In our everyday lives, which one of us is consciously aware of such fuzzy internal substance, as neural oscillation, pulsation or sinusoidal waves within our organic body/brain? 100 years ago nobody spoke in terms of a "complex" to describe an emotional problem, yet this term first coined by Carl Jung worked its way into the common lexicon within a decade or so. Therefore, we can only wonder what terms from the expanding frontier of neuroscience research will become common knowledge within the next few decades. Are we perhaps on the threshold of a shift in human self-definition, from object oriented to chemical oriented words and metaphors? In fact, can such a shift in self-perception explain the hidden meaning of existential wisdom, contained in all the worlds ancient stories of creation?

Even without complex explanations and a new vocabulary, we all know the chemical nature of love? We see it all the time in intimate relationships, "Wow! Look at the chemistry between those two," we hear and say. Will it be such a leap of faith and belief to abandon our object like metaphors of self-description and embrace the chemical reality of universal love within? And are all those ancient creation stories of mythical heroes saying the same thing as modern day science, if we unravel the hidden meaning of their metaphors? Is the parable of turning water into wine, a metaphor for the nature of cosmic evolution for example?

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I realize this post may be offensive to those of a devout faith in God, as espoused by religious tradition and even to rationalists who may see this as a reductionist point of view. Yet the aim of this blog is to question our common understanding of individual self-awareness, the world around us and the reality of the cosmos we all see each night, while remaining non-conscious of the internal chemical processes which enable us to see and percieve. In each new post I will attempt to articulate my own understanding of our evolving nature and where we stand in relation to an evolving self-awareness and self-realization in this 21st century A.D. 

Each new post will address my own belief that science and spirituality are converging on a new era of understanding and self-awareness, which will soon allow us to "embody" the meaning of the words evolution and God, in a practical rather than esoteric sense. A felt-sense of the cosmos within. A felt-sense of our mind's electro-chemical stimulation and the chemical activity of our evolved frontal-lobes. A felt-sense of the spark to that metaphor for the brain in Moses burning bush. A felt-sense of what Buddhists mean when they say "try to catch the gap between the spark and the flame."

Its the kind of felt-sense that the wonderful Gene Gendlin introduced to the world with his Focusing Therapy and his extensive writings on the "felt sense." Please watch him explain this strange place where an implicit, unconscious sense of self meets our mind's conscious self, when we go inside and attempt to marry the mind to the body and catch the gap between the spark and the flame;

This blog is dedicated to a particular question;

“The most important question a person can ask is,
 "Is the Universe a friendly place?” _ Albert Einstein.

What do you think?

LaPierre, A, 2007, “The Language of Neuroception & the Bodily Self,” Hakomi Forum – Issue 18.

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