No things, no time,
Such pressure ongoing!
Creation from whence
The Big Bang came.
But it’s happening
All the time,
All the time.
But I am here with a vertex
A point of view
Anything can happen
Tho’ common things
Everything is everywhere
All the time.
Just wait and observe.
By the Law of Least Action
At random apparently
The universe is built.
Common events occur commonly
And I can choose
As I am conscious
And have free will..
Of love and power.
So something is observed
But I did not create it.
And spacetime begins.
It is always beginning
And always ending.
There is much evidence for the existence of past lives much of the best coming from the work of the late Ian Stevenson. In some cases the situations may be quite dramatic, for example the child who confronted its murderer in a previous life. The evidence was so accurate that the man confessed and was convicted of the crime.
A hypnagogic state ( a non-ordinary conscious state) may exist transiently between waking and sleeping either when going to sleep, when sleeping very lightly or when waking up. It may be very realistic particularly when ‘dozing’ for long periods of time.
Often there are distortions of the sensation of time or body form:
beginning and ending at the same time
entirely in the present
there were continual beginners
there were continual doers
trance-like state in which time stood still
dreaming of being
stuck in the immediate present like a stuck record
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An awareness of the complexity and potential of stone age instruments when they are played leads to a deeper understanding of our ancestors. An understanding that results in an awareness that these people living so long ago differed so little from us. They laughed loved and cried like all of us and expressed these feelings in music and rhythm. This may well have had a significant effect on our evolution as a species.
Photo Chilcoot Pass, Klondike gold rush, Alaska 1898
The thief of time ran amock
No Easy Ride one could fortell.
Delays for days, left behind
In freezing slush a cold hell.
Up there yond there is a shock
Along the row the strong nd weak
‘Pass along the line!’ they say.
‘Pass along the line and beyond.
You will find it, what you seek!’.
Love, power, money, influence and
The accoutrements that accompany
Awful attractors of destruction.
Photo Travel chaos China 2014 Daily Mail
It is possible to change but it is hard work and most of us need support. The evidence is becoming overwhelming that our brains respond to how we use them. If one consciously decides to lead life in a particular way, for example to engage in routine meditation; changes in the brain structure result and change the way in which the brain may behave, setting up a self-reinforcing cycle. A famous example quoted is the increase in size of the Hippocampus (which is involved in storage of long term memories) in taxi drivers who, because of their job, are required to memorize an enormous amount of geographical information.
Recent work suggests these changes are not limited to the brain. A recent study which is planned to be published in February issue of the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology shows evidence of molecular changes in the body following a day (8 hrs) of intensive mindfulness meditation. Experienced and inexperienced meditators were compared. In the experienced group a range of molecular changes were found affecting the levels of expression of proinflammatory genes correlating with the expression of components resulting in faster recovery from a stressful situation. There was down regulation of RIPK2 and COX2 as well as several histone deacetylase genes. This is the first time such changes in gene expression have been seen according to one of the authors Richard B Davidson. Interestingly the changes in expression were seen in genes that are currently seen as potential targets for the development of analgesic and antiinflammatory drugs. Previous work has shown benefits of meditation on some inflammatory disorders.
This is an important and timely contribution to the debate about the effect of the environment on the development of children. The significance of neuroplasticity cannot be underestimated. Some individuals are more influenced be their environment than others. Resistance to the effects of a negative environment (poverty, no exercise, unemployment, high incidence of smoking and drinking) correlates with the levels of self-control present between 3 and 11 years of age.
This and other evidence leads to the postulation of the existence of an ‘executive network’ linked to the prefrontal cortex that regulates behaviour and thought. Essential for the inhibition of impulsive and negative behaviour, those individuals starting life with the strongest executive functioning are more likely to behave in ways that protect and nurture the brain and lead to better long term health in general.
These ideas link well with the concept of self directed neuroplasticity developed from studies later in life in for example the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorders. Another strand of evidence derives from the changes found in the brain following meditation.
It seems the ideal environment for a developing child is a wild garden allowing contact with nature in a safe and secure space.
Near his death at the age of 86 Jung replied to a letter writer:
“My life has been a lonely one. Some understand this, some that, but none the whole. The only thing I can really tell people is they do have a soul and there is a treasure beyond in a field, waiting for them”
Jung’s great discovery was he was not “master in his own house,” that there was a LIVING autonomous evolving life force in his psyche that was (as) old as the(human) race itself, that was trying to manifest itself, using him (every one of us) as a vehicle, in space and time.
That is what all art, all music, all lyric is. An eternal living life force within us forever growing in depth, and manifesting itself in the world of time and space using humans as its vehicle.
“Humans are the only seeing eye of God,” he famously said.
This makes everyone’s life of cosmic significance. What they realize in their lives, resonates in ALL lives that follow.
thanks to Craig Nelson Carl Jung Depth Psychology.
( ) editing by geoff clements
All for one and one for all!
Appalled the world watches while children burn!
Horrified the spectators stare! So many maimed.
This is not a Virtual Reality show!
This is real! in living rooms everywhere!
Now! Do something! and act decisively!
Albi cathedral The Last Judgement.
No quiz show with the answer there!
Real people dying on-screen now!
Death is no bluff to be postponed!
Or a political position
Taken at one’s choice!
It is there! Inevitable! For us all.