Here are some simple steps to start with:
1. Ask yourself what you need
Our collective world is so full of mixed signals about sexuality, it is hard for the most untrained people to truly feel their own sexuality. Billboards are selling us daily just about every product on earth, thru sexual expression or presentation of their models – while for example breast feeding in public is considered “out of order” in most western societies. Well thing is, the true capacity of physical satisfaction the human sexuality has, unfolds only when we are feeling safe, feeling heard, feeling seen in our wholeness, and respected in our boundaries! And how could that possible happen, if we don’t know this details first?
2. Practice Deep Breathing
I recommend before you do any practice exchange with your partner or people you know, practice for a little while the art of conscious breathing separated from another. That will give you a good foundation to start with. If your practice goes as far as physical love making, get in the habit of slowing down and resonating with your partner by breathing together first. Conscious sexuality is not about the orgasm. It’s not even about intercourse. When we focus our attention on the breath, we move out of a goal oriented, physical process and into a more ‘feeling state’ connected to the subtle, non-linear, energetic body.3. Agree on the Ground Rules
Prior to entering into a sexual relationship, have a conscious dialogue around basics such as sexually transmitted diseases, what type of birth control you’ll use and even what happens if you do get pregnant. Also speak about the difference in how it feels to practice sexuality with or without condom. And decide from there, how you will create your encounters. If you find yourself having trouble discussing touchy subjects with your partner, it’s a strong indication that there is not enough care, friendship, emotional connection or psychological development between you. In other words, if you can’t be honest about your needs or truth, ask yourself why? And if you than really feel safe enough to explore and expand your own inner world, while being in the presence of this person.
I hope this little set of insights allowed you to see that in traditional Tantra the focus is not at all on sexuality, but on the unification of body, mind, soul & spirit under consideration of the internal divine feminine and divine masculine existence. With some devotion and practice it can become your individual link to your personal divine guidance and even beyond, to a conscious manifestation of your souls deepest dreams and desire. Maybe a post of simple exercises to start with will follow in the coming days, in case I feel inspired by your responds ;-). See if you can get in touch with feeling inspired by “THE NEW”… just approach it as a game… there is no right or wrong, just personal authentic truth of what we really feel and need.
Love and Blessings
by now many of you know that I am a big fan and close friend of the Ascended Master Realms. So it is just logical for me, that after the resent world events, I feel the need to introduce you to Master Kuthumi and Master Surya, the Ascended Masters for World Peace. Allow me to remind you, that the violet flame of transformation and transmutation, the Master Saint Germain and all the other representatives of the divine violet fire, are now more needed than ever. We need to stay focused and work with perseverance on all the feelings that are coming up!! Keep diving deeper into the art of conscious breathing and be courageous when it comes to creating your peaceful world!!
Master Kuthumi is our current World Peace Teacher, a member of the Great White Brotherhood of Masters and representative of the Golden Age of Aquarius, the Earth plane of unconditional love, peace and a brotherhood of men. He is the energy field we internally need to manifest, so our Heart Charka can open to divine expressions of High Vibrations of Love and Deep Peace. Master Kuthumi serves as the door-keeper of the, , as the protector of the Holy Grail (our ancient quest for the I ), his energy supports ancestral wisdom to re-emergence and, to those who study the world’s religious believe systems – he offers higher understanding of the written word.
Right now in this intense wave of impact, many feel his call to make a leap of faith and to find peaceful solutions for all our collective challenges. To collectively evolve from a place of rage, revenge and vengeance to higher vibrating beings. And to awaken to our personal soul’s knowledge and purpose for a world in balance, harmony and peace.
“The ultimate goal of life is perfecting ourselves… it all starts, with the peace within you”.
“Begin spreading peace in your own environment and know – criticism for others is best accompanied with divinely inspired higher vibrating actions of your own”
“And as some of you may not know, I come specifically on a mission to assist you in the resolution of your psychology, your relationships and your ties to Father, Mother, Son and Holy Spirit. I will always come to you when you call to me”.
“And, yes, I will be a part of your ‘master guiding forces as you form tight alliances with trusted friends, devotees on the Path with whom you share a crystal clear vision of a the world to come, with whom you have plans for a specific project all over the world”.
Master Kuthumi Prayer
I AM Light, glowing Light,
radiating Light, intensified Light.
My inner flame consumes my darkness,
transmuting it into my Light.
Flowing through me is a crystalline river,
a living and moving fountain of love.
I AM a unique expression of the divine.
I AM a mighty river of Light.
Flooding the world everywhere
with blessings, peace and unconditional love.
Surya is one of the Master Teacher from our sister planet Sirius, the planet of the divine blueprint teachings for the Golden Age of Humanity. He is the Elohim of the First Secret Ray, the ray of the Akasha Chronic, and he is serving humanity in the creation of Wold Peace on Earth. His power is the intense blue tinged and white “Flame of Peaceful living” from the Great Central Sun. His energetic presence is best invoked through the Gayatri mantra.
“When the time of World Peace comes humanity will be lifted to new heights of vibration, by the conscious use of Music”.
“ The incoming vibrations, the Music of your Higher-Self, will provide some powerful healing to man’s emotional, mental and physical bodies”.
AUM BHOOR BHUWAH SWAHA,
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASAYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODAYAT
Gayatry Mantra Meaning:
May our intellect bear THAT Supreme Consciousness which embodies and protects the Vital-Spiritual energies, eliminates the Sufferings, embodies Happiness, and THAT which is- Self-Luminous, Divine Brilliance of Ultimate Creative Source. Best of the best, most virtuous cleanser of all our imperfections, aggregate of all Divine Virtues and Strengths, propel our intellect on the Divine-righteous path to unfold spiritual potentiality and enlightenment.
I hope this words are motivating and encouraging for you!! That the prayers and invocations are inviting you to create your own connection with the calming energy field of this beautiful brothers from the Master Realm!! And that you take the leap of faith into your version of peacefully creating The Golden Age of Humanity. Don’t forget to keep breathing deeply when you start feeling the presence of the Masters surrounding you!
Blessings an Love ;-)!
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do you remember my post about awakening the Inner Alchemist? In this article I talked about the Ascended Master Saint Germain and the violet flame of transformation, he is providing as his divine quality. This flame is the representation of the sacred inner fire of Alchemy (our capability to change and transform our momentary state of being – into a higher vibrating version of our TRUE SELF), and this fire needs your passionate breathing to stay alive and hungry. To be more specific: the intensity in which the fire of transformation inside you is burning – depends on your conscious understanding and conscious use of your breath. And, the more profound your understanding of the Magic and Alchemy your own breath is providing, the more alive, blissful and inter-connected it makes you feel – to simply breath in and out LIFE ITSELF.
So allow me to explain a bit more about the Alchemy of Breathing. When we decide to go thru the materialization process of becoming human beings, we are in our natural state of pure light and divine bliss. Our divine spirit than spirals down true the different layer of density, what we call dimensions, and begin to form a physical body within the body of our future mother. In co-creation of existence on Planet Earth, this physical manifestation is build from the Elements – called the platonic solids. And here lays the surprise and most important secret…. while we are creating our bodies, and our mothers feel matter growing… all that we feel is the stat of divinely blissful, warm water. So WATER is the first element we materialize on the planet! And that goes further… ever if we are born and our doctor is hitting our but… we still only feel water…. UNTIL we make the first conscious decision on planet earth – to take the first deep BREATH! In the millisecond we do so, it all comes together as one. Our Breath activates our awareness of being a spiritual being expressed in a physical manifestation – our body awareness and sensory self kick in, the EARTH element is born… and that activates the FIRE of LIFE and SURVIVAL…. the same fire you use when you breath in awareness, the violet flame of transformation and ascension, into your everyday life here and now.
That is the true and infinite power of you SIMPLE BREATHING. And it all happens under the supervision of the HOLY SPIRIT within.
Based on this bigger picture I think it is not hard to understand, that practicing conscious breathing helps improve our well being on a physical level. Which includes pain and symptom release for high blood pressure, migraines, headaches, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, depression, asthma, insomnia, nervousness, self-doubt, concentration loss, muscular tension, bad sleep, and that its a boost for the immune system. But also on a spiritual level we can boost our evolution, by connecting the dots in our mind – when we are in mindful breathing exercise. Becoming aware of the way we breathe, helps us reconnect to our inner place of peace, in the most challenging situations of everyday life!! Such a simple, build in tool, and such a divine abundance of use for the collective awakening of humanity! So call on the Master Saint Germain and the violet flame for your next conscious step in your personal evolution! You can make it as easy as repeating the prayers below, while reading the text above over and over (make it 3, 7 or 9 or 13 repetitions)!! And try deep breathing the next time you find yourself reaching for a pain reliever, you are feeling stressed out, are depressed, have problems with your sleep or need a momentary extra boost of physical power!
Master Saint Germain
In the name of the mighty victorious Presence of God, the
Christ Consciousness within me,
I call to the beloved Master Saint Germain
and the transforming powers of the violet fire
Violet Flame Prayer
I AM a being of violet fire
I AM the purity God desires.
In general there is not “one correct way” of breathing. There are particular breathing techniques for yoga, for power walking, for swimming, a proper breathing for martial arts, a technique for taichi, playing the trumpet requires different breathing than singing does, and so on. You get my point! Anyway, here are four techniques you can give a try – in case you don’t have a favorite version jet!
#1: to practice in a private environment
- Sit cross-legged in a dark, quiet room.
- Close your eyes.
- Using your thumb, cover up your right nostril, and breathe deeply through your left nostril for a count of 6.
- Pause for a count of 2.
- Remove your thumb, and cover your left nostril with your forefinger, and exhale completely through your right nostril for a count of 6.
- Repeat 10 to 15 times.
#2: to practice in public spaces
- Close your eyes if you can.
- Inhale through your nose evenly and deeply for a count of 8.
- Pause for a count of 3.
- Exhale completely through your nose for a count of 8.
- Pause for a count of 3.
- Repeat 10 to 15 times.
#3: to help you fall asleep
- Keeping your eyes closed, and lying flat on your back in bed, deeply inhale through your nose for a count of 6.
- Pause for a count of 3.
- Slowly exhale completely through your nose for a count of 6.
- Pause for a count of 3.
- Deeply inhale through your nose for a count of 8.
- Pause for a count of 3.
- Exhale completely through your nose for a count of 8.
- Repeat steps, each time increasing the count by two until you stretch your breath out for as many counts as you can—try to get to 12! Once you’ve done this, repeat 10 times.
#4: for deep relaxation
For even deeper relaxation, try focusing on an affirmation during your inhales and exhales. Think the words “I” on your inhale and “AM” , can, do, feel, (what ever works for your situation – be creative!!) …. on your exhale….. Keep doing that for 3-5minutes and deeper layer can open from inside.I hope this steps help to make you feel safe and confident while going thru the intense waves of our collective changes these days!! Remember to be kind and practice self-compassion, what ever is going on!! And allow your breath to guide you to a beautiful “deeper connection” with your true “higher self”! Above as below.. Keep breathing and have a little faith in yourself!!! Blessings an Love!
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Just as I wrote about the impact of Numerology, Sacred Geometry and the Angels on our energetic transformation, in this incredible preparation for a collective awakening in The Golden Age of Aquarius, I run into this article from the 80’s already talking, from a scientific point of few, about the amazing changes we are undergoing as a collective and the role the divine forces are playing in it. The text starts already with a twin flame reference, talks about the Great Central Sun and the divine I AM presence, the sound OM, all energies crucial to the successful energetic calibration of 7 billion people, into a physical life in a 5th dimensional state, and it moves on to a scientific explanation of the universal harmony within!!
Keep burning in the violet flame of the Ascended Masters Saint Germain and the Golden Flame of Master Lanto, for a smooth transition and blissful New Beginnings!!!
Wish you deep concentration and absolute presence with your inner and the outer world, in this ever shifting times of Planet Earth!!
Blessings and New Earth Power!!
This is an excerpt of a dictation by God Harmony given at the Easter Conference 1980 and published in the Pearls of Wisdom Vol. 23 No. 24.
Now in joy we begin to accelerate the initiation of our chelas (servants) into the golden flame of God-harmony.
I AM the one bearing the office and the mantle of that flame. I AM come into your midst with the refreshing light of the universal rhythm of the stars which keep the flow of harmony. As hearts unite in love, they establish this flow of harmony in the very center of the community of the Holy Spirit.
Now as we would accelerate the responsibilities of our chelas for holding the balance in the earth in time of transition, we come to show you that the flame of God’s harmony creates a magnet of the Central Sun. That supreme magnet of love harmonious is all-attractive of all good and all-repelling of all evil. Therefore those who survive when the earth is in chaos, disintegration and death must understand clearly, that the antidote for all of this is the purity of harmony.
Harmony is a science, my beloved, even as music is a science; and the notes of mathematics strike the chords of cosmic principles. My fascination with the Great Silence, my meditation – ultimately attaining to the very light of nirvana – enabled me to begin to understand the frequency of the soundless sound.
Entering into that inner light, I discovered the key to God’s harmony. And therefore the flame that I keep, I do keep out of awe for the inner knowing of the presence of the Word before it is spoken. When it is the soundless, yet still a sound—as it were, a minus sound before the moment of crystallization by Elohim.
Harmony, then, is the balance of light, of sun centers, electronic force fields. When there is balance, then there is harmony. When there is balance and harmony, then and only then can there be acceleration.
Acceleration Through Balance and Harmony
You may have wondrous gifts of virtue, but often in a lifetime or many lifetimes an individual life-stream does not exceed a certain level of attainment professionally or a certain level of virtue. When the individual reaches the line where there is no longer balance, than it cannot carry into an accelerated momentum that virtue, which may function at a lesser vibration.
Take, for example, a top that spins. In order to spin, it must have a certain acceleration and a certain balance. Thus when the law of harmony functioning within you goes below the level of a certain acceleration, it can no longer be maintained. And this is when discord enters in with disintegration and ultimately self-destruction. Thus in order to have the key of harmony, you must have the key of the acceleration of love.
This love is the absorption into God and unto God of all of the flow of the river having four heads, passing out of Garden Eden and out of the Edenic light into the four receptacles of the four lower bodies. Wherever energy is tied in knots of self-deception, of dissonance, of selfishness, of hatred—all of these manifestations, including anxiety and fear itself, cause the deceleration of that which is God-harmony within the very fiery core of the threefold flame itself.
Thus when the momentum of dissonance becomes too great, the top of the threefold flame cannot spin. When its three plumes are of differing height, out of balance, it cannot spin and therefore the resurrection fires do not glow.
Thus when considering, then, those who have certain virtues which they cannot exceed, we contemplate individuals who, for example, under normal conditions may express patience, mercy, kindness, but as soon as stress and distress is introduced into the life pattern, then the individual is no longer kind, patient, and merciful.
This is because these qualities have received only a certain impetus to acceleration. They have not accelerated further because of the impediments within the four lower bodies.
These impediments are as islands of darkness in a sea of light. That is the condition of consciousness. For where consciousness is a sea of light with islands of darkness, these islands can be inundated with the flame of love, freedom and transmutation – and therefore they can be readily dissolved.
So when individuals are not attentive to maintaining the cosmic sea of consciousness and allow the precious gift of the receptacle of Life to become more and more dominated by larger and larger islands of darkness – and these islands become continents – than soon they occupy more space and time within the energy field than the sea of light. And therefore the individual has not the ability to press forward and to accelerate any gift of Life, any flame of creativity, or to see through the completion of a simple project.
Therefore we turn the attention of our chelas to the science of God’s own flame of harmony. It is the Holy Spirit of Alpha ray forth to Omega, sounding the universal OM and registering in the negative Matter spheres as the gift of individuality within you. Thus the letters h a r m o n y reveal the inner science of the Lord God’s transmittal of his light and its ultimate destiny to sustain in Matter the individualization of the God flame called YOU.
The best temples serve as bridges between human scale and the macrocosm. When Beverly Spicer sent me the following image, something clicked and I understood the human body, the Sphinx and the Pyramids in a new way. I’m not sure which book this black-and-white geometric analysis of Pharaoh Rameses II was scanned from—it appears to be mirrored all over the Internet.
The nemes headcloth has distinctive, straight-edged folds, which imply an intersection point above the head. Nested equilateral triangles locate the pharaoh’s third eye appropriately as an all-seeing-eye in the center of the triangle (like the eye of providence on the dollar bill).
That reminds me of an image I made recently. Here is essentially what I wrote about it on Facebook:
Beauty is experienced in the world, love in the body, and truth in the mind. The eye of horus in the center symbolizes the view of any observer. The transcendentals are ontologically one and thus they are convertible: e.g., where there is truth, there is beauty and love also. The transcendentals are irreducible qualities of awareness. The circle represents the seeming boundary between your interior sensations, thoughts, and perceptions and your exterior body, mind, and world.
Just as the transcendental qualities of awareness (love, beauty, truth) are ontologically one, so too are the trinity of data types you experience. How far from your awareness are your sensations, perceptions or thoughts? Examine your experience and you will see that there is no distance.
Do the thoughts running through your mind take place in a fundamentally different place than the sensations of your body or your perceptions of the world? They are all convertible because all this data is experienced by awareness and yet we have no trouble identifying which channel the information flows through. There is a fundamental and irreducible trinity to awareness.
I now see this ontological trinity as the fountainhead of relationships such as Isis/Horus/Osiris, Mary/Jesus/Holy-Spirit, and even Neutron/Proton/Electron.
Following a hunch I wanted to see if the Sphinx’s nemes followed the same pattern. I discovered that the pattern is similar but is also subtly different. The Sphinx’s nemes doesn’t imply nested triangles but the uraeus symbolizing the pharaoh’s pineal gland is located in the center of the vesica piscis as indicated by the crossed red lines. Incidentally, I described how to draw this image step-by-step in the latest installment of my Photoshop User Magazine column, Beyond Photoshop.
Zooming out, the G2 pyramid also appears to fit the pattern.
It clicked for me when I realized that the geometric template for the Sphinx is the same as the geometric template for the Great Pyramid that I published in my book Quantification. The edge of the inscribed equilateral triangle measures 555.5 feet in the Great Pyramid.
In this way the House of the Temple (it was never a tomb) is a macrocosm of the Body carved on the Sphinx. Zooming out once again, the Engraved Hourglass Nebula is a macrocosm of that House. As above, so below.
The above image wonderfully illustrates Mircea Eliade’s homology, Body—House—Cosmos, from his book “The Sacred and the Profane” (1959).
A big synchronicity for me is that I learned about this three-level holographic homology not from reading Eliade but from reading Beverly Spicer’s excellent book and PhD thesis from the School of Architecture at the University of Texas called, “The Ka’bah: Rhythms of Culture, Faith and Physiology,” which she was kind enough to send me. Remember Beverly was the person who sent me the black-and-white Rameses II image? That whole sequence of events was quite illuminating!
Speaking of illumination, did you know that the human eye is most sensitive to a wavelength of 555 nanometers, which forms the center point of our visual perception? At other frequencies, more radiant intensity is required to achieve the same luminous intensity.
See how the colors are strongest in the middle of the color ramp and fade away as they approach the infrared and ultraviolet ends of the spectrum? 555 nm marks the midpoint.
The peak luminous intensity of sunlight also has a wavelength of 555 nanometers. This should be no surprise because our eyes evolved, or perhaps were designed to view the light of our particular Sun. The beauty of repeating 5’s harmonizing our visual perception, 5 symbolizing life, is not lost on me.
After reading a stimulating article Joe Dubs linked on Facebook entitled, “The Pythagorean Relationship Between Pi, e, and Phi” by Peter Felicetti, I realized I already knew the content, but I hadn’t considered the following geometry algebraically before. One can arrange Phi, Pi and e as an almost perfect Pythagorean triangle, but there is a tiny gap that I labeled “The Mystery” at the end of my article on Graham Hancock’s site.
When I saw it algebraically, a few more puzzle pieces fit together and it is no longer a mystery to me but a harmonious work of rational design from a very high level.
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The same gap that we hear between twelve just perfect fifths and seven octaves (known as the Cycle of Fifths or the Pythagorean comma), the relationship of transcendental constants arranged in a Pythagorean triangle, and the orbital mechanics of our planet are all related because we are living in a mathematical construct. This was known long ago.
“All is number.” -Pythagoras
The above image expresses the quadrivium: number, geometry, music, and astronomy. In other words, number in itself, number in space, number in time, and number in spacetime.
I knew the Solar Year also factors in the Earth’s equatorial circumference—the following equation was published by John Michell and Robin Heath in The Lost Science of Measuring the Earth. I made this illustration commemorating this important relationship, one that essentially defines the foot.
Speaking of Michell and Heath, they were the authors who deciphered the 5:12:13 triangle and its connection with the lunar cycle. When I was researching extending the Pythagorean theorem into three dimensions, I came across a diagram connecting the 5:12:13 and 3:4:5 triangles. That, and studying Gary Osborn’s work, inspired me to put together this image showing how dynamics related to the Earth, Moon and Sun emerge from something as fundamental to geometry as the first two Pythagorean triples.
Earth’s orbital circumference has certain clear resonances with our measurement systems.
Bringing together what I wrote about in Cubits, in my book Taking Measure: Explorations in Number, Architecture and Consciousness, and from my recent experience participating in Graham Hancock’s forums when I was author of the month, these pieces now fit together with greater clarity.
Michael Kuser wrote something on my wall that inspired the following image. The first part shows the combined diagonals of the cubes bounding Earth and Moon compared to their average distance from the Sun are proportioned as the foot is to the mile (99.3%).
Lawrence Edlund discovered that the average distance of the Earth to the Sun compared to the distance light travels in one revolution of the Earth around the Sun are proportioned as the inch is to the mile (99.9%).
I put two and two together and graphically show how our units of measure resonate with our local macrocosm.
In “Rotations” you see more proof that our system is a product of base-10 design. The Moon’s orbital period with respect to the fixed stars is 27.3 Earth days. Earth actually rotates 366.3 times per year relative to the stars because the orbital motion of the Earth around the Sun causes roughly one additional rotation of the planet on its own axis. Here is what Knight and Butler had to say about this phenomenon in Before the Pyramids (p240), where they describe how the megalithic system is based on the division of a circle into 366 units:
“In a solar year the Sun rises 365 times but, during the same time, a star will have risen 366 times. It sounds odd but it’s true. Each day according to the rising of a star (a sidereal day), is 23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds in length, whereas a mean solar day is 24 hours in length. That leaves a discrepancy of 236 seconds, which over the course of a year amounts to another 24 hours. It is part of the clockwork mechanism of our solar system that there are different sorts of years, dependent on what one is observing. Our megalithic and pre-megalithic ancestors in Britain focused on the number of times a star rose in a year, and the result was 366 times [366.3 with one more digit of accuracy].”
Tonight I realized that the product of these rotations, 27.3 x 366.3 = 9999.99. What are the chances? I can’t begin to calculate the astronomical odds against such a numeric symmetry if our planet and its natural satellite were formed by random processes. Note that this product is independent of units and calculated solely on number of Earth rotations relative to our Moon and Sun.
Peter Plichta’s book God’s Secret Formula: Deciphering the Riddle of the Universe and the Prime Number Code taught me that 1/27.3 ≈ 0.03663 and 1/366.3 ≈ 0.00273, which you can easily verify with a calculator.
The ratio of the polar diameter of the Earth to the polar diameter of the Moon is 3.663 and vice-versa, the reciprocal ratio is 0.273 with more than 99.9% accuracy. This means the Earth and Moon system’s rotations and sizes are related in a reciprocal mathematical relationship.
Of course this is another example of what I have called “The Mystery of 273,” in this page out of Quantification.
Is what we call “conscious thought” incredibly rare in the grand scheme of things, relegated as it is to 2-3mm of neocortex on the surface of our brains?
We and all other organisms on this planet live in a thin biospherical shell 2-3 miles thick. The Earth orbits the Sun in the sweet spot where oceans are kept liquid and the planet retains a transparent atmosphere so perfect for astronomy and our survival. A planetary magnetic field and ozone layer shields us from the charged particles continually pouring out of the Sun, along with many variables conductive to life being fortuitously fine-tuned.
Our system orbits the center of the Milky Way galaxy in another sweet spot, a circular band where products of stellar fusion such as elements heavier than helium are plentiful enough, but star formation isn’t still so active that we are bombarded out of existence. In this light, consciousness appears to be a gossamer membrane, a rare and exquisite miracle in all the cold vastness of space. This membrane/shell structure is another Body—House—Cosmos homology if you think about it.
The following comparison highlights another possibility. The neuronal structures within our brains, roads (which evolved organically around Paris rather than through city planning as in much of North America), and the large-scale structure of the universe (simulated on the Max Planck supercomputer) all exhibit the same specific branching, filamentous pattern. Come to think of it, so too do mushroom mycelial mats, and maps of the entire Internet. What these disparate phenomena have in common is that they are all information processing networks.
If we view Paris from the level of cars, then roads don’t seem to be self-aware. If we view the large-scale structure of the universe from the vantage point of supercomputer simulations computed on Earth, it doesn’t seem self-aware. If we were able to view a neural structure from the point of view of electrons it probably wouldn’t seem self aware to them either, just a kind of electrical network.
However, when we use our own neural structure to introspect, then awareness is self-evident. It’s really a question of which way you are looking. If the universe looked inward, then it presumably would be self-evident that it is self-aware, including all its in-formation including suns, planets, cities, roads, people, neurons, electrons, etc.
The amazing thing is we experience this same self-awareness at our level. We are a microcosm of larger wholes and have microcosms within. Perhaps cells are also self-aware, coordinating the activities at their tiny scale. The organism of which they are a part wouldn’t seem to be self-aware to them at all. Talk about all that would seem like mere philosophy.
This is yet another example of the Body—House—Cosmos homology. The human built environment accessed by roads, our “House,” is a macrocosm of the neurons in our Body, and the large-scale Cosmos is a macrocosm of our House. It is the same form, harmonizing and coordinating information at vastly different scales.
The universe itself looks like it might literally be “the mind of God,” a self-aware matrix in the process of creating complex in-formation. Awareness is not rare, but the ground of being. There has only ever been, is, or ever will be awareness being aware of itself.
That said, our limited form of consciousness might be rare and in a way, precious. We occupy the privileged position of being right in the middle of it all.
However, our awareness doesn’t require human minds anymore than the Sun requires a candle for illumination.
Everything is sacred, everything is precious.