Thinking out loud.
In the early morning I arrive at the olive groves, spend half an hour getting myself, the weed strimmer, petrol can, bottled water taken from the spring on the way past, spare nylon cutting filament, lunch, hat, goggles earphones, visor to where I'm to begin. Fill up the petrol tank, put on the hat, goggles, gloves, visor, start the engine, begin.
The deprivation of senses begins then too. Hearing is muffled, just the white noise of the engine breaking through. Sight is diminished by the mesh of the visor and entirely focused downwards on the unending dry stalks of last season's weeds and wild flowers, on the rocks and holes in the ground that serve as pitfalls for the unwary, threatening a twisted ankle or a fall. The hands, even through the thick leather gloves, numbed by vibration after a few minutes.
In this world, there is just me and thought.
I was thinking of the development of supercomputers, and a conversation I had recently had with an Oxford physics graduate (most of which passed me by) in which he was explaining to me the development of biological computers and how, when those computers reach a certain level of progression they will in effect become conscious. Not only that, they will become super conscious.
The similarity between the human mind and this concept of supercomputer is of course a natural progression , but of course we have not yet achieved this super consciousness. We are still stuck in the programming stage, installing the basic software.
This train of thought , one concept leaping to another, caused me to ponder this: If, at some stage in the past humanity was recognised as having the potentiality for super consciousness, perhaps even began to make the leap, what would the universal consciousness of the universe think of us, way back then, as savage as we are today but without the horrifying accumulated knowledge that enables that savagery to be converted into mass destruction?
Only a step in time away from being very dangerous indeed.
What would they do?
The idea of universal consciousness carries with it the idea of the hive mind, that higher consciousness can only be connected, that everything is seen, everything is understood, everything forms a part of the one-ness of being. It also understands the first absolute , the guiding principle of understanding, that all begins with love, that love has to form the basis of all thought, all action. True power without this guiding principle represents a threat to creation itself, a threat to the universal one-ness of being, a threat to to “life the universe and everything” as Douglas Adams would have put it.
And if we hadn't reached that understanding, how could we be trusted with this power? And if we weren't ready, how could we be made so? How, with love, could the universal hive mind coax us to the understanding, train us , ready us, make us fit?
Teach us unforgettable lessons?
Install the basic operating software?
Time would be no barrier, for what is time but a dimension to be moved around in but which we see as a linear progression.
Death , as we currently understand it, is in reality a nothing. The ending of the life span of the biological mechanism that carries the indestructable consciousness. The universal hive mind understands this, would not balk at inflicting death upon humanity as that death is in itself meaningless, if that death caused us to learn something, to value something.
In a past post I considered the un-utilised portion, the far greater portion, of the human mind. The great mass of unused DNA called “junk” DNA by the researchers because they have no idea what it does.
Here's a leap: Imagine if you will accepting the principle that the consciousness is indestructible. Combine that thought with the enormous question mark over that junk DNA and unused portion of the mind. Add to that the simplicity with which the universal hive mind could have stepped in, some time in our past as a specie, and put a block on our rising consciousness, a block that slowed down our progression, gave us time to learn, such learning being passed on, generation to generation, hardwired into our beings.
Am I considering re-incarnation? Probably.
Some friends last year were walking their dog across our groves and the dog ran through a pile of ashes where three days previously we'd had a day long fire. Under a layer of cold ash lay still the deep red hot core of embers, the heart of the thing that gave burning and pain to the dog. To this day, she runs around or leaps over any old fire place, anything that looks or smells of fire, however old. A sharp lesson, a painful lesson, a lesson learned and never forgotten.
To the present.
Here we sit as a species, looking back over millennia of pain and misery, learning the lesson of evil and what evil does, re-learning time and time again the hurt. Perhaps then the only way to fully understand the first principle of love is to fully experience and live its antithesis, evil.
Death is a commonplace, our planet is abused and raped, filth and sickness are spewed over the cleanliness that is nature, misery is gifted everywhere. Self, the “I” mind, the operating system that continues the existence of the carrying mechanism that is the body, bars and prevents our accessing the inner , higher mind. Something placed that barrier there whilst we learn. Something prevents us from accessing the hive mind until we are ready, until the core programmes are installed.
Which causes me to consider the root of evil, the core of it, the millennial bloodlines carrying their symbols with them through time, always advertising their presence, ever telling us their next step, following some core principles, leading us to perpetrate evil, to taste blood and death and the infliction of misery one on another.
Ensuring that we learn.
Perhaps then here is the test.
We have to learn, through wickedness and evil, that there can only be love.
Do we have to understand that those that gift us evil do so out of love for us?
That they are cruel to be kind?
That they are the parent to the burgeoning consciousness, preparing it for adulthood and acceptance into the universal family that is the hive mind?
Do we have to learn to forgive them, even thank them, as we thank the stern teacher in later life when we recognise the good they did with the hindsight that maturity brings?.
Perhaps they are making us ready.
Just thinking out loud........
As the weeder buzzes, the senses dulled, dreamland happening.
Love Olive xxx