Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Space - we're already everywhere

Assuming instantaneous "travel" by shifting awareness focus were possible (similar to the fold-space concept in the Dune universe, although I don't quite buy the fold part), how would we "know" how to orient ourselves in the Universe? How would we develop awareness of the galactic realms on an inter-galactic scale, so we then zoom in and out to find specific "spots"?

And do we need a "body" in the remote location as a focal point for the awareness, or can we sense the universe somehow directly? Reminds me of Milarepa's "being in multiple places at once".

Awareness everywhere

Could it be that "spooky action at a distance" in quantum physics hints at the fact that space-time may be an illusion of some sort? By illusion I mean a deceptive appearance that obscures the underlying truth.

In that way, if the "substance" of awareness is already present in all locations, then instantaneous "travel" to any location ought to be possible by "simply" shifting the personal focal point of awareness of an observer, and intergalactic travel might turn up to be trivial - assuming that the extension of awareness indeed covers the full universe and way beyond.

Another interesting challenge lies in figuring out how the individuality of observers arises in the first place - if that is actually what's happening or if it turns out to be an illusion in itself.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Why is our awareness bubble so small?

As humans, the focus of our awareness appears to be typically pitched on a small point in time and space. We seem to get wrapped up in this illusion of a body separate from the rest of the universe.

Can we sense only through our physical organs? Or could it be that our awareness may actually be free to sense directly as well, unrestricted by the physical body? Through the practice of meditation, the "no-mind" state may free the awareness to expand to a wider time-space n-sphere or tesseract.

Why is it that we get pushed into this illusion that constrains our focus of awareness so narrowly? Who benefits from this "division" and the relative interactions that ensue?

It's fascinating to see how modern research in quantum gravity suggests the possibility of timelesness - a universe that just is, with time as a derived characteristic. This idea leads to some interesting questions about the free will concept.

It gives an interesting perspective on: "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." and "I am Alpha  and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come".

We are one.