AWARENESS

by Kenneth Harper Finton

How do children develop a sense of self?

We assume that mathematics springs from a universal source because the universe, from the very start, exhibits mathematical precision and patterns. Observers are generally thought of as being people, but they can also be a system. An observer is a person or a system that observes. In other words, before we can have a world, we need events. To have events we need an observer. To have an observation we need awareness of an object or an event. The essential quality for observation or interaction is to have awareness of an object. Awareness, then, is the first cause for the existence of time and space. All things are not only produced by awareness in its myriads of localized forms, but all things are formed from the eternal and non-material awareness which has always been present––as the eternal now is ever-present.This is where the concept of the world in the mind is most convincing. In order for there to have been an evolutionary path through the birthing of elements in stars, there had to be an observer.

As the positive numbers in the mathematical universe continue endlessly, the negative numbers continue endlessly as well. The sum of all these numbers negative and positive are zero, that is, the total mathematical value of the mathematical universe is zero. It has no numerical value, as it is not a thing and needs no value. For example, the sum of 1+2+3+4 subtracted from the sum of -1-2-3-4 equals zero. It has no value because it comes from its source in the non-dimensional. All the mathematical universes must add up to zero as well. In order for that to occur physically—to add up to zero—negative values must be paired with positive values.

When change occurs in the dimensional universe, that change is recorded physically by changes in the physical matter of the universe. [Rock hits a rock, forms a crater. Cut your toe, feel the pain, see the injury.] My take is that the non-dimensional is both opposed to and complementary to the physical universe. It is the realm of thought, mathematics, and ideas. Data from the physical world is simultaneously coded and stored as data in the non-dimensional realm. Matter behaves like both a particle and a wave.

Matter is the temporal recording media of physical change. Events are coded physically and stored to form our mental experience. The non-dimensional process of thought and awareness constantly create our consciousness in the present moment. This is how the non-dimensional interacts with the dimensional. It has done so throughout the process of evolution. Non-dimensional activity is present in instincts and the workings of the unconscious mind. This activity is unfurled into finite chemical and electrical activities that evolve further and, in turn, record their changes back into the non-dimensional.

The dimensional universe creates a boundary that limits infinity to localized viewpoints.

My take is that In the non-dimensional realm, records of events are coded into wave frequencies that hold mathematical descriptions of their counterparts in the dimensional universe. The equations and formulas in the non-dimensional realm come to being in the physical world and guide the unfolding of the physical universe. Our physical changes may be coded in mathematical forms and also simultaneously recorded in the non-dimensional realm from which the physical universe is projected.

IS GOD SELF-AWARE?

by Kenneth Harper Finton ©2020

About 1,500 galaxies are visible in this deep view of the universe, taken by allowing the Hubble Space Telescope to stare at the same tiny patch of sky for 10 consecutive days in 1995. The image covers an area of sky only about the width of a dime viewed from 75 feet away.

“Who knows what is in the mind of God?”

People will tell us that “God knows all.

”The common conception of God is that of a divine being

that creates and governs the universe.

If God knows what everyone is thinking,

knows where everyone has been,

and knows what they all will be,

what a huge amount of information that would be.

We also must realize that the Earth

is a small speck of dust in a commonplace galaxy.

There are trillions of stars and billions of galaxies.

Try to imagine a mind that knows all this.What would it be like?

One thing is certain. It would not be like the human mind.

It would be more like universal consciousness.

But would God even have a self?

Is God self-aware?

What need would God have for self-awareness?

Self-awareness is a curse and a blessing.

It creates loneliness.

It creates unhappiness.

If God were self-aware, God would be lonely.

Does God get lonely?

The self can only be aware of its self by knowing

that something from the outside is not the self.

If God is everything, then what would exist outside God

for God to be self-aware?

If God isn’t everything then what is this thing outside

that is not God?

God does not need a brain.

If God is everything, then God is a brain.

An observer does not need to be self-aware.

A mouse observes the cheese with no sense of self.

The world existed before self-awareness.

So, as far as we can tell (and surely we know little),

the universe has only had self-awareness

for a minute fraction of an eternal epoch.

The universe has gotten along quite well

for billions of years without self-awareness.

Do we live in a fraction of an eon when the mud

stands up and sees that there are others?

Does that matter at all to the mind of God

that has no self and no need for a self?

After all, if God were present before anything existed,

then God will be present when everything has passed away.

19 October 2020, Arvada, Colorado

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HARMONY, THE SPY, AND HER PET, CHILLY

Written by Sky Felker, Age 10; illustrations by Sky

It was a dark and stormy night when suddenly the phone rang at Harmony’s. Harmony is a smart girl with brown hair. She is 10-years-old. She has a pet cat named Chilly. Harmony is a spy. Harmony anxiously ran down the stairs with her cat other shoulder. Chilly has orange fur and black triangles on her face. Chilly has black paws an is also a spy, like Harmony. 

Harmony picked up the phone. “Hello… who is this?” she asked.

“It is Martin,” he answered. Martin was Harmony’s boss. Martin is also a spy. He has red hair and his name is not really Martin. His name id CoSpy303. Martin is his code name. 

“I have a mission for you,” said Martin. “There have been reports of animals and cheese disappearing.”

“Doctor McAfee,” said Harmony and Martin together. 

Doctor McAfee is the worst villain of all.

Oh, by the way, Harmony was still wearing her pajamas. 

“Who but Doctor McAfee,” she exclaimed. “He’s the only villain who steals pets and cheese. 

“I’ll start looking at files in the morning,” said Harmony as she went upstairs to bed.

In the morning, she went downstairs to eat breakfast and get an early start on the files. When she was done with breakfast, she went up to her room. 

Later, she walked around the block and talked to all of the victims. She stopped at Mrs. McRuddy’s house first. 

“Hello, Mrs. McRuddy. Can you tell me what happened? asked Harmony.

“Well, I was going to the grocery store and when I came back my sloth Fefe was gone and so was all my cheese.”

“Can you tell me what time it was?” asked Harmony.

“It was on Thursday at 3PM.” Mrs. McRuddy. replied.

“Thank you,” said Harmony. Then she went around and asked all the people about the crime, then she went home with the data, 

“Hmmm, look, Chilly. “Mrs. McRuddy and Mr. Landry and Lilly all have something in common, but I can’t quite put my finger on it,” said Harmony. 

“Meow,” said Chilly.

“I know. I’m hungry too,” said Harmony, so they went out to lunch and got an ice cream.

“Oh, Chilly, I’ve got it. What they have on common is the date and the time. All of their pets and cheese went missing on the same day and at the same time,” exclaimed Harmony. 

“Meow,” said Chilly.

“That means he will go to Mr. Zack’s house next on Thursday at 3:00.”

On Thursday they went to Mr. Zack’s house at three, but Doctor McAfee did not show up.

“Maybe we were wrong. Maybe that’s not the pattern,” said Harmony.

She went to Mrs. McRuddy’s house and asked. “What did your pet have to eat just before you left?”

“She got cheese, but that was strange cheese,” said Mrs. McRuddy.

“Can you tell me what it looked like?” asked Harmony.

“It looked like cheese, but with red flashy things.” explained Mrs. McRuddy.

“Very strange,” said Harmony, She decided visit the other houses once more, then went home.

“I don’t see anything wrong with the cheeses,” Harmony said.

“Meow,” said Chilly. 

“Don’t be silly, Chilly… wait a minute. They do look like robots… zoom in close and they ARE robots,” said Harmony. “We must run to Mr. Zack’s house.” 

At Mr. Zack’s, they found Doctor McAfee switching the cheese so that Mr. Zack’s cat would go to Doctor McAfee.

“I hope you have fun in jail because that’s where you are headed,” said Harmony. Then she called the police and they were there in two minutes.

“Thank you, Harmony,” said the police.

“You’re welcome.” said Harmony.

And so, that is how Harmony defeated Doctor McAfee.

Sky Felker is the author of THE TYPEWRITER AND THE PAPER https://kennethharperfinton.me/2019/06/04/the-typewriter-and-the-paper/

DOES THE UNIVERSE HAVE A BRAIN?

by Kenneth Harper Finton (©2015, ©2020)

Is the universe itself a brain? They certainly have a similar look in these pictures. That might not prove that it is a brain nor that it has intelligence, yet everything we know about the workings of nature and the universe in general seems to have a masterly and thoughtful aspect about it. 

Mathematics are human tools used to calculate facts and events in the natural world, but the math systems themselves seems to work because they uncover pre-existing patterns that follow universal laws and principles. Does that mean that mathematics came first and we humans simply discover the underlying equations? This often appears to be the case.

We view the world emotionally. How we view our world and the universe about us plays an important part in our emotional well being. It is impossible to envision a life without pain and suffering, as these things are natural tools essential to our survival. Without pain, we would not know what was bad for us. Without suffering and loss, we could not value happiness and gains properly.

To get to the actuality––I will not call is truth because we can only paint a local image of what we observe––to attempt to describe our world, we have to get beyond our emotional feeling. We need to throw out the dogmas our religions have created. 

Our emotional natures reflect upon our own demise and often creates negative emotions when we think about our temporal stays as existing beings.

I published an article in Helios about the near death experience of a young girl who was certain that she was about to die. She put if his way:

 “…when a vision of absolute nothingness rises before my eyes with the sudden damning conviction that there is nothing after death and our life is but a tiny spark in the midst of eternal meaningless darkness. The thought of such insignificance and meaninglessness is so daunting, and the idea of the world carrying on irrespective of our existence so unbearable, that our mind hurries to close the idea up again, with the result that the vision or realization disappears as soon as it appeared, leaving only the cold clammy feeling of an uncertain dread in its place. The realization of our minuscule existence in the enormous scheme of things can’t fail to be accompanied by a lack of faith in the meaningfulness of our insignificant lives. It’s an idea probed time and again by writers and artists alike, yet it is one that can yield no answers. It causes us to question the nature of existence itself, and the justification behind its repetitive mundane pursuits.”

I remember being a child when Jehovah’s Witnesses came knocking on the door to spread their gospel according to their teachings. They said that: “Millions now living will never die.” By this they meant that the world as we knew it was coming to an end  and a new world where death was vanquished for the faithful believers was just around the corner.

In one form or another, that is the message of most of the world’s religions. They offer either a heaven or an altered state of consciousness where death is no longer something to fear or fret about. Because people want to believe this, such religious dogmas take root and are used by organized religion to control the minds, emotions and lives of the believers. The masses want a God of understanding and love who will want to keep their experiences in living memory. They want heaven for continued experience and Nirvana to be more than a rock group.

IS SOLACE EVEN POSSIBLE?

The question then, is there anything else that can give solace in our emotional quest for everlasting life? Would we even be pleased with an eternal life from which there is no escape from the  essential suffering and loss that is built into existence itself?

Is it necessary for our life experience to be recorded infinitely or continue eternally for the soul to be happy with its lot? 

We humans forget many things and our memories are often faulty. Some mundane events do not seem to be worth the remembering. Our own experiences disappear into memory and we lose track of the mundane details. In order to save our better experiences for later times we developed writing, drawing pictures, and photography.

Is the physical matter that exists and in our world a record of events and actions that have occurred in time and space? It seems obvious that this is so. We reconstruct our history from past events and experiences that left a physical mark on time and space.

We can experience the reality of this ourselves. Our movements and actions make changes in the outside world that are recorded in memory as events and experience. Actions are recorded in the world outside ourselves as well, as we change our world physically every moment. We, ourselves, change physically from moment to moment.

We can––with a minimum of effort––reduce and simplify the world enough to show that we exist in a continuing process of conscious and unconscious awareness. This too is obvious by nature of our minds and status as Homo Sapiens.  That this is true of all of nature is my best educated guess.

Giving the attribute of awareness to inanimate and non-living chemicals is a stretch for some people. We equate awareness to higher forms of life and intelligence to those mammals with brains and nervous systems. Yet, most processes are not what we would call conscious but are unconscious processes.

Underneath, the unconscious goes about creating process independent from our intellectual understanding. There is a difference between that we consciously know and that which is an unconscious process that keeps the intellectual consciousness alive and builds the world itself.

We need to redefine that which we term to be the mind. If the unconscious mind were actually non-conscious or unaware, it could not function with the degree of precision that we observe.

Transmissions of information and transformations of matter into energy and back again take place in the smallest of events from chemical bonding to electromagnetic attractions. To my way of thinking, this can and should be defined as being a mental process, something controlled and actuated by a mind that is obviously different from the human brain. Nature itself thinks and creates, apparently without the need for self-awareness. 

Nature is constantly experimenting with new forms and redesigning the old. Nature itself is still learning, as there is an indefinite amount to learn. Nature has the urge to unite and compound, the propensity to create new elements for more advanced compounds––all this occurs and is nurtured by nature. 

The instinctive and unconscious desire to be more than we can be by ourselves alone seems to be the driving force behind evolutionary change. Nature has been producing matter and life for billions of years, long before self-consciousness arose in the form of the human species. Our self-reflective species did not cause the universe to exist. Time and space arrived before human cognition.

THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND

The unconscious mind is much more powerful and capable than our conscious awareness. Procedural knowledge is a set of procedures, instructions, algorithms, and patterns that are capable of being implemented, but these processes are difficult to describe. The world remains very mysterious because of the sheer volume of information that is present in procedural action at any given moment of time.

In more technical terms, waking consciousness must process information serially, while the unconscious brain circuits can process many streams of information in parallel. The unconscious mind handles many tasks simultaneously.

People act in goal-directed and skilled ways without even being aware that they are doing so. Unconscious forms of perceiving and learning had to precede the first steps in human evolution.

Cognitive research has revealed that automatically, and clearly outside of conscious awareness, individuals register and acquire more information than what they can experience through their conscious thoughts. (See Augusto, 2010, for a recent comprehensive survey.)

To me this means that the universe does think. It is a part of the process of conscious awareness that has produced us. 

1) We cannot have the finite without an infinite. Something of some no thing has to have no beginning and no ending.  Is it a void of nothingness or a timeless and eternal intelligence that brews up the experience of existence? 

2) That within this mysterious and timeless eternity the universe has become actual and finite. 

3) From the beginning of the appearance of time and space, mathematical laws and principles of geometry were already formed.

4) Rudimentary emotions are feelings formed by the perception of pressure and temperatures. Every material mass feels and perceives because perception is essential to feeling. From waves to atoms the prehension of energy and mass governed the emergence of process including the conscious process. The laws of nature precede nature by necessity. They cannot develop or evolve gradually over time. They pre-exist nature. These mathematical laws, principles and geometries govern the appearance of matter and energy. Elements follow the laws dictating the geometry and physics of the universe; therefore, these physical laws must have existed first in a dimension that has no time nor space, no beginnings and no endings. The best way to comprehend such a dimension is to envision “timelessness”. It is the ability to experience and perceive without limits with no sense of duration. Both the first and second-dimension are eternal and timeless. Dimensions are viewpoints. A single viewpoint must immediately be made aware of other viewpoints by the second-dimension, in order to have the comparison of another before it can be made manifest. This creates the dual nature of the world.

5) The materials that build the universe, the matter that exists in our physical world, holds a record of events and actions that have occurred in time and space. Our movements and actions make changes in the outside world and are recorded as events and experience. We change our world physically every moment. It is recorded on objects and entities outside our personal selves as well; we know this from moving or breaking something. This influences the world about us.

6) Vibrating patterns makes up events and changes from energy to matter leaves a record of its temporal being. Though these events are temporal, yet they can potentially last eternally because time is a mirage. All time is in the present moment, including the past and the future.

Frequencies are in time and space, measured wave lengths that vibrate in certain patterns. Though they are manifest in time, time itself is still a mirage. Time and space are dimensions that appear within manifested natures. Manifest nature is the record of thought made actual.

All events and objects have frequencies, as they are vibratory in  nature. These frequencies are well named, as they are repetitive motions in waves in a particular time and space. Having entered into time and space, they paint not only a temporal event, but perhaps an Infinite event as well because one is the other.

Infinity is non-dimensional, without time and space, but time and space are recorded within it. You and I are living proof of that. We can be certain that all time is recorded and stored in the infinite dimension, since infinity has room for all probabilities and is the source of the actualities. The material world shares a common source in the infinite

Particles and waves, the building blocks of matter, are informational packets that only exist in actuality while being in relation to other particles. They must relate to one another to share in the material world.

The information in these packets passes into the unconscious mind working to organize and record experience. It is stored in material actualizations before the advent of life forms, as awareness forms conscious entities with different levels of awareness. Among these conscious forms of awareness are the intellectually self-aware forms that we call our ‘personal realities’.

Thought is information connected by electronic impulses. It is sourced and ultimately originates in that dimension where infinity dwells. This can be called the zero dimension. From zero dimension, there need be no passing of information as it is all contained there eternally. It is the mind and thought that organizes what is brought into being, as particles are not needed to understand the highest dimension (which is also the lowest, being non-dimensional). This is the place from which all information originally springs.

What does this mean and how can it effect our emotional lives? Does any of this impact our fear of death and change?

Perhaps we have lost the idea of heaven but gained the concept of eternity. At any given moment we can learn to manipulate our negative emotions and ease our sense of loss and helplessness by realizing that we live in a pseudo-reality common to all things living and non-living. Our thoughts are neither positive nor negative. We are the ones who give them value by arbitrarily assigning them value. At any moment, we can invoke and still our thoughts to quiet the duality of our existence and peek into the eternal dimension where all of nature is one and divisions are non-existent.

The world of ideas and thoughts is infinite. All things exist in a field of probability that contains all possible actualities. Like a hologram, all pieces of the big picture are contained in the smallest part of the picture. When an action is made, that field of probability collapses upon itself to become an actuality. That actuality is made manifest in nature and the record of it is nothing but a vibrational mirage that is can be observed from infinite points in space and time.

In this manner experience is born in a timeless dimension and brought into the world by interconnected series of events that continue to experience being long before and long after our temporal existences became evident and actual. Ultimately, we are the experience and the experience is eternal.

Memory is a tool of awareness, a process that continually blinks in and out of existence with observation and relationship to other temporal events. Our world and universe is the physical counterpart of an infinite experience that never will never end.