Nov 112007
 

Falling some­where beyond the dual­ism of cred­u­lous accep­tance and rabid pseu­do-skep­ti­cism, there exist approach­es to cul­ture which have at their heart a recog­ni­tion of the indi­vid­ual as insep­a­ra­ble from nature – the nest­ed lev­els of nat­ur­al and socio-polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tion with­in which the indi­vid­ual exists — from the nuclear fam­i­ly on up to the inter­de­pen­dent ecosys­tems of the bios­phere, and inclu­sive of as yet unac­knowl­edged inter­con­nec­tions with­in the uni­verse. The wis­dom of our ancients is return­ing to us full-cir­cle, man­i­fest­ing through new sci­ences, and new will­ing­ness to con­sid­er and uti­lize ancient method­olo­gies.

The Nature of Awak­en­ing
We humans have long under­stood our­selves to exist as both phys­i­cal and non-phys­i­cal beings. It has been the endeav­or of the arts and poet­ry, math­e­mat­ics and engi­neer­ing, sci­ences and philoso­phies to attempt to accu­rate­ly por­tray the warp and woof, and to ren­der a grand overview of the mag­nif­i­cent tapes­try of our exis­tence. Tran­si­tion­ing into this post-mod­ern era, what we have come to call ener­gy is under­stood to com­prise the deep struc­ture of all that is, and we are begin­ning to real­ize that all dimen­sions of exis­tence are sim­ply domains of ener­gy.

The para­dox­es of life on earth can also be under­stood in terms of the polar­i­ties and ener­gy dynam­ics with­in a larg­er sys­tem. As human cul­ture strug­gles to new­ly awak­en from the igno­rance with which it has been afflict­ed for mil­len­nia, the human heart is com­ing to be rec­og­nized as the organ of inte­gra­tion of ALL of the mul­ti­ple dimen­sions of our expe­ri­ence into mean­ing­ful, coher­ent whole­ness.

It’s worth empha­sis here that the con­scious evo­lu­tion of human­i­ty cen­ters upon the devel­op­ment of a greater capac­i­ty with­in each indi­vid­ual to direct­ly sense and intu­itive­ly com­pre­hend the non-phys­i­cal struc­tures of our mul­ti­di­men­sion­al real­i­ty, and to inte­grate this aware­ness into our body­mind and through­out our life. This is pos­si­ble due to the intrin­sic func­tions and inher­ent capac­i­ties of our ener­getic heart cen­ter. Dis­cov­er­ing and unfold­ing these capac­i­ties is the prac­ti­cal wis­dom of this age.

Far more than a mechan­i­cal pump or a metaphor for sop­py sen­ti­men­tal­i­ty, the awak­ened ener­getic heart cen­ter is demon­strat­ing itself to be more akin to a por­tal or gate­way to domains of intel­li­gence and con­scious­ness, which become acces­si­ble through the con­scious inte­gra­tion of infor­ma­tion streams which are always pass­ing around and through us. The feel­ing tones of uncon­di­tion­al love, appre­ci­a­tion and grat­i­tude draw toward us har­mo­nious res­o­lu­tion of polar­i­ties. Through prop­er med­i­ta­tion and inten­tion­al action, this true star­gate becomes a sta­ble con­duit for high­er-order orga­niz­ing intel­li­gence to flow through our aware­ness and into our world.

A Way For­ward
Human beings must learn to appre­ci­ate our already exist­ing, amaz­ing struc­ture to which we are heir: the body­mind intel­li­gence. This beau­ti­ful and ele­gant design imple­men­ta­tion exists in and defines our present-moment of expe­ri­ence. Com­mu­ni­cat­ing through the lan­guage of sen­sa­tion and emo­tion, it always reports hon­est­ly and truth­ful­ly. Run­ning deep to cere­bral cor­tex func­tions, it serves as our basic sup­port sys­tem for the explo­ration of exis­tence. It is incred­i­bly resilient and for­giv­ing, even allow­ing us to explore modes of liv­ing which may poten­tial­ly lead to it’s own destruc­tion. Yet, tru­ly, it is avail­able to us as a robust plat­form upon which to stand up and tran­scend his­tor­i­cal lim­i­ta­tions of the species, and to devel­op a gen­uine­ly human high-cul­ture.

High-func­tion­al­i­ty and good health require flu­en­cy in the lan­guage of emo­tion and sen­sa­tion. Our emo­tions rep­re­sent ener­gy-state con­ver­sions with­in the body­mind, and the human heart sits at the ful­crum of the gross phys­i­cal and sub­tle ener­getic aspects of the body­mind. It is the true proces­sor and trans­former of diverse infor­ma­tion streams flow­ing to us from many dif­fer­ent lev­els of expe­ri­ence, from elec­tro-chem­i­cal to sub­tle-ener­getic. Although the brain serves as an organ of pre-diges­tion for cer­tain spe­cif­ic ranges of energy/information, that data is passed through the heart of the inte­gral being to the soul and high­er dimen­sions.

Elec­tro­mag­net­ic fields of the heart are now eas­i­ly mea­sured by mod­ern sci­ence, but the sub­tler life ener­gies require a more refined instru­men­ta­tion. These ener­gies (which sci­ence can not yet appre­ci­ate) seem to com­prise a far greater por­tion of exis­tence than the gross­ly observ­able fea­tures of the uni­verse. Our exter­nal instru­men­ta­tion is lim­it­ed in its abil­i­ty to gath­er and process mean­ing­ful data beyond the phys­i­cal. Fas­ci­nat­ing exper­i­ments are being done by sci­en­tists who are intu­itive­ly aware of their con­nec­tion to high­er orders of con­scious­ness. These exper­i­ments, while nec­es­sar­i­ly oblique in their meth­ods, are the source of a grow­ing body of research data which demands a more expan­sive, holis­tic and inte­gral approach to sci­ence in order to account for its impli­ca­tions.

The Spir­i­tu­al Imper­a­tive
It is of the high­est impor­tance for us to real­ize now, that WE ARE the instru­men­ta­tion of con­scious­ness in its dis­cov­ery and explo­ration of itself. Intu­itive­ly, we can know that each and every being is a con­scious holon in a con­tin­u­um of nest­ed con­scious hol­archies, a pearl of liv­ing light, inter­con­nect­ed to all things through non-local fields of intel­li­gence, love and com­pas­sion.

The vast bod­ies of data emerg­ing from quan­tum, super­string, and m- the­o­ries, uni­fied field research, gen­er­al sys­tems and com­plex­i­ty the­o­ry, brain research and cyber­net­ics, neur­al net­works, the inter­net, the dis­cov­ery of frac­tals in nature, chaos the­o­ry, zero-point ener­gy, and on and on.… are con­verg­ing with infor­ma­tion from sacred med­i­cine jour­neys with plants of pow­er, refined med­i­ta­tion tech­niques, chan­neled infor­ma­tion, inten­tion­al­i­ty and syn­chronic­i­ty, sacred geom­e­try and tem­ple build­ing, prophet­ic rev­e­la­tions of ancient scrip­ture, the lan­guage and mean­ing of crop cir­cles, stud­ies on the covert pres­ence of extrater­res­tri­al intel­li­gence, and on and on…

So, here we ask and pon­der ques­tions which may exer­cise our hearts to become strong enough to with­stand the chal­lenges we face as a sapi­ent species on the verge of tran­si­tion to entire­ly new ener­getic frames of ref­er­ence.

  • Cross-dis­ci­pli­nary research which doc­u­ments the inter­sec­tion of soft and hard sci­en­tif­ic are­nas
  • In what way is con­scious­ness sep­a­rate and inde­pen­dent from the body?
  • In what way is con­scious­ness depen­dent upon and how does it inte­grate with mat­ter?
  • What is con­scious­ness?
  • What is infor­ma­tion?
  • What are memes and what role do they play in the evo­lu­tion of con­scious­ness?
  • What is the body?
  • Is human exis­tence impor­tant, and if so, in what way?
  • How many lev­els are there, and how many are rel­e­vant to our exis­tence as human beings?
  • How big is big and how small is small?
  • Does God care, and why?
  • Is there a God, and what is its nature?
  • Do I care, and why not?
  • Is there a “me”, and what is it’s nature?
  • Is there a pur­pose to it all?
  • Are high­er dimen­sions bet­ter?
  • What is the tech­no­log­i­cal sin­gu­lar­i­ty?
  • What is 2012 the mean­ing of end-times?
  • Do ethics have mean­ing in vir­tu­al real­i­ty?
  • Can I be spir­i­tu­al and still have fun?

The above are just some pos­si­ble top­ics for dis­cus­sion, always point­ing to an awak­en­ing of the Human Ener­getic Heart Poten­tial. Your con­tri­bu­tions are wel­comed.