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the world is a byproduct of the only Reality, one’s direct Experience: the brain and matter itself are an epiphenomenon of consciousness activity
|Poof! Consciousness out of a hat!|
“What quickly had to be faced is that the thousands of year old assumption … as old as there has been history … the idea that the brain results in consciousness … that consciousness is an epiphenomen, or a byproduct or result of brain activity … was completely wrong. In fact, the world with this new information in it made no sense at all unless one considered this miraculous idea that the opposite was true: that the brain, that is, that matter … and following from that the entire physical world … was an epiphenomenon of consciousness activity. That is, that the world is a byproduct or a result or an offshoot of the events in consciousness, better said, Experience.”
“In this paradigm, awareness is seen as a byproduct of observable electrical and chemical events in the brain, which … and here is where [scientists] showed themselves to be the real sorcerers … magically, as it were, results in the sense of self. And, oh, how that can happen is some kind of mysterious process, which one must accept on faith … showing their endeavor to have been more religious than the scientific they claimed it to be.”
“…like true wizards, they alluded to consciousness and self as being some kind of naturally occurring thing based on the mere magnitude of the number of chemical and neurological events involved. Like religionists of old did in asserting a belief in God … the old-fashioned one and the old-fashioned religion … they pointed to unknowable events as the basis for the belief in their paradigm.
“…the way this paradigm is explained is that selfhood is seen to be an epiphenomenon of brain activity. They figured … lots and lots of brain activity and … poof! Consciousness out of a hat!”
– from Experience Is Divinity: Matter As Metaphor
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“we are on the verge of either destroying everything — all life and ourselves — or of making a gigantic leap in consciousness….”
“We here, all of us, are existing at a time in a history, a time in the game of humanity and this planet, where we are on the verge of either destroying everything — all life and ourselves — or of making a gigantic leap in consciousness of What Is … that is in becoming closer to God … having “greater participation” you might say.
“…what that means for the people reading this is that we have chosen to put our focus here, and we are getting to be at the center of the most important happening in history … on this planet anyway. There are other kinds of lives. We can have them if we wish. But it is like we are … here and now … in the lives where we wanted to show up at the “climax” of the movie. For whatever reason … to help, to complete a mission, to observe the spectacle … for whatever reason. And however you look at it, those groking this message, then, are involved in “greater participation” in Reality than many others on this planet now, yes … but for sure more than any other time in history….”
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Positive thinking is way too negative for me: “Struggling with one’s thoughts is like struggling to get all the chairs in line on the decks of the Titanic”
What you think, you become.
What you feel, you think.
The cumulative result of all that you’ve experienced in your life, you feel now.
That is heavily weighted toward those events that were powerful and traumatic and remain unfelt and repressed …. still. (this is why folks end up doing primal therapy; the other stuff doesn’t work)
So, go on thinking that you can change your life by thinking differently…. changing your thoughts, doing affirmations….
But when you fail, know that there is still hope.
Struggling with one’s thoughts is like struggling to get all the chairs in line on the decks of the Titanic.
if one can’t do primal, best one should devote oneself to service of others, a higher cause, along with keeping one’s minds fixed on the Divine, however one conceives that.
beating oneself up for negative thoughts is just taking on the oppressors role, bringing it inside … it keeps one removed from Divinity ….
for Divinity is never judging, not even of oneself, one should notice negative thoughts … they, too, are messages from the Divine….
that doesn’t mean one should act (out) on them. but trying to change them is like trying to answer only the “good” phone calls from God … and that is hardly surrender.
negative actions come back on one.
even meditators say one should not judge oneself for negative thoughts, but should allow them to arise in consciousness, become full, and then burst and dissipate … in the meditative process
what I’m adding is that one can and should … for the ones not so easily gotten rid of … allow them to arise in consciousness and allow oneself to even be beaten up by and to struggle with them (this is Jacob wrestling with the angel, as an example). One simply has to expend all possible energy in not acting them out … not giving them energy by doing something about them … like taking revenge, et cetera….
For the bottom line is one cannot know if a negative thought is or is not an angel in disguise. As I have phrased it, borrowing from Jung, one sees an angel as a devil until one is wholly enough to accept her….
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“…when one is reversing the trance state … one goes through a shock”: The Experience of Becoming the Greater Self
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Broadcast on Extinction Radio, September 20th, noon, “The Crisis and Opportunity of Impending Extinction: A Michael Adzema interview, with Peter Melton
“We can be heroes….” — David Bowie
Listen in! Extinction Radio, Peter Melton interviews Michael Adzema: “The Crisis and Opportunity of Impending Extinction” was broadcast on September 20th, 2015.
Peter Melton is host of Extinction Radio, broadcast by Activate Media, formerly known as Occupy Boston Radio.
here’s a “bootleg” copy of the interview all by itself at youtube (“Ecocide and the Necessary Hero”) 🙂
but check out the entire show, as a podcast at
… it is broadcast number 26, scroll down
the podcast is at this link as well https://soundcloud.com/xtinctionadioorg/extinction-radio-podcast-episode-26-9-20-2015
Michael Adzema, author of the books, “Apocalypse Emergency: Love’s Wake-Up Call,” “Apocalypse NO: Apocalypse or Earth Rebirth and the Emerging Perinatal Unconscious,” “Planetmates: The Great Reveal,” “Funny God: The Tao of Funny God and the Mind’s True Liberation,” and the soon-to-be-released, “Wounded Deer and Centaurs: The Necessary Hero and the Prenatal Matrix of Human Events” … among others … talks to Peter Melton about the importance of these times and the opportunity herein for humans to become the best angels of their being. With a 50% extinction rate of species occurring within the next few decades, we are in an “apocalypse emergency” the likes of which this world, and maybe even most of the Universe, has never seen. This is the setting for either the grandest human story every told or the most tragic.
Most importantly, this crisis affords folks the opportunity to align themselves to a cause beyond themselves, greater than any other in importance that has ever existed. While our situation is grave, it seems 7 billion people have shown up on this planet to either watch in dismay and afterward in regret for an eternity or to take on the greatest challenge of all and realize a fulfilling life of purpose unlike any other.
For books by Michael Adzema at Amazon, see http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Adzema/e/B00J7F0URC/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1441506223&sr=1-1
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