Fractal Humanity

What does it really mean to be human?

I am returning to the subject of my first post here because I think Humans have the ability to understand how the Universe works and therefore how life itself works.

Fractals are the Fibonacci discovery of a pattern that applies to all life forms. Think of the infinite pattern as similar to a hologram. Each tiny piece of the hologram is a fragment replica containing the whole image.

We think of life forms as separate and different, but in fact on the molecular scale we are all the same, arranged from the same building blocks of life. Each molecule holds information that can create itself. It is no coincidence that we are made up of 70% water… for so is the earth. All life forms follow a set of rules that connect our forms in patterns already dictated by the universe itself.

So what does this mean for us everyday folks who aren’t mathematicians, scientists or amazing philosophers? It means that we must stop treating everyone and everything as separate from ourselves. This is the concept of God…a creator that holds us all in its own image. This is not a separate entity, but the all encompassing energy of everything. It is us, all of us. Human, animal and plant.

For humanity to understand fully how to incorporate this into everyday life, we have to forget the word ‘separate.’ For when we use that word, it creates ‘difference,’ ‘dislike,’ ‘fear,’ and other negative emotions that break down life, break down symbiosis, break down cooperation, break down growth. For too long, we have been told that we are separate from the animals, separate from the rich, separate from the powerful, separate from the poor or the other races; the list goes on.

We are all born and we will all die. This is the pattern of all life forms. We have, in the time in between, growth of our form, reproduction and family and an ability to feel a physical experience through our senses. Each and every life form depends on other life forms for food or existence in some way. This means that in order to be human, we also harbour other life forms within us (bacteria), and they, in turn have other life forms in them. The Planet…a living organism supports us all and the universe in turn holds the galaxies that hold the planets, ad infinitum. Time and Space is a human construct to describe our existence within the plane of our perceivable dimension of all that is. We know from infrared, x-ray and other wavelengths that what we experience physically, is not everything that exists. Time and Space is not a real form but an idea to explain to us our own physical experience and to give us a linear perspective of a non-linear universe full of different life that we cannot perceive.

All physical life forms are patterns on an energy information system that brings together everything that exists.
We are so connected, that a single thought form can be felt around the globe and even out into the universe. If we project fear, then we will see and feel fear. If we project war, then we will see and feel war. But if we project only love, then we will see and feel only love. It is that simple, and that complex.

We need to rethink how we live because the planetary system that we live in is changing. It may be that the earth becomes inhospitable for some life forms. We, as humanity, need to address how we are going to deal with those changes. Our old ‘separate’ thinking will not work now. It is time for our symbiotic nature to return. For us to feel everything in our physical plane. If we do not reconnect to our oneness then we will not know the love or joy or the bliss of everything. We will not exist.

What will a return to our symbiotic nature look like in a more down to earth world view?

Here are a few examples showing how to live a loving symbiotic life…

And finally… How Love can heal a broken spirit and bring back health and vitality.

These are not unique examples. There are many. Good stuff is around us everyday. Focus on the love and connection and forget all the negative thoughts. They will only separate you from the rest of creation. They will destroy the energy that is YOU.

What Can I Do?

What can one person do?

This TED presentation by Rob Stewart, director of ‘Sharkwater,’ and ‘Revolution,’ shows what can one person do…

“What Can I Do?” So we have two choices as I see it!
One can say these words with a negative shrug of incapability! That is the cowards way out! It is a death knell statement that inflicts even more misery on a dying world! And it ultimately will be our grandchildren and their offspring who will see the final hellhole of lifelessness on the planet that no longer supports our wildlife or humanity.

One can also say these words with a positive, hopeful tone and an eager attitude to do something, anything, rather than nothing. This is the brave approach to making the world kinder, more sustainable and species friendly across all life forms, and yes, recreate  healthy ecosystems that maintain ‘Life.’

‘So What do I do?’ Well first, get off your couch and go look outside…that air, water, trees and plants (food) out there, it is what supports your life. If you cannot see these important things that you need to sustain you, then educate yourself now. Stop watching the time-wasting stuff and trivial hypnotising games on TV and the Internet (no educational value) and instead, watch every documentary you can about what is happening to you and all other life on Earth. Read articles and reports that people spend whole lives producing. There is some shocking stuff going on in the world just so you (like me, and all of us) can have material goods. And if you really think about it, you don’t actually need most of them to live a happy life! You just think you do because modern society has brainwashed us into becoming slave robots in a massive economic production line. Earning supposed life rewards are a treadmill of misery for most. End result of your toils – death. 

I have included just a few good documentaries ( in a huge inexhaustible list) to start your search (see below). Then, you need to decide what you, personally, are going to do?

Some of the full documentaries may be free to view, so try a Google or Youtube search for the full documentary…

‘Earthlings’ directed by Shaun Monson (Earthlings Trailer)

‘Blackfish’ directed by Gabriela Cowperthwait (Blackfish Trailer)

‘The Cove’  directed by Louie Psihoyos (Official Trailer)

‘Cowspiracy’ directed by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn (Official Trailer)

‘Racing Extinction’ directed by Louie Psihoyos (Official Trailer)

‘Food Inc’ directed by Robert Kenner (Official Trailer)

‘The Ivory Game’ directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani. (Official Trailer)

‘Final Straw’ directed by Patrick Lydon and Suhee Kang (teaser interview)

‘SharkWater’ directed by Rob Stewart (Official Trailer)

‘A Plastic Ocean’ a 2015 documentary by Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter

‘Overburden’ a 2015 documentary exposing the coal industry (Trailer)

But if you can only watch one documentary right now,  pick …


‘Revolution’
directed by Rob Stewart. (Official Trailer)

‘Revolution’ is a truly remarkable piece of work to demonstrate the implications of climate change. Shot in 2012, it indicates the urgency of dealing with the massive buildup of greenhouse gases and the effect on the ocean chemistry. His work shows clearly how close we are to annihilating ourselves along with all marine life. Five years on from its debut, his message is even more critical. It is currently available on Freefilms.Org 

http://ffilms.org/revolution-2012/

Rob Stewart died in January 2017. A young Canadian Biologist and film maker with a passion for life and saving our earth and the wildlife within it, he was making a follow-up documentary to ‘Sharkwater’ to expose such things as the Cape Verde (endangered) Blue Shark exploitation for cat food production in Spain. He was using a rebreather tank (to avoid bubble exhalation) and speculation is that there may have been some negligence by the dive team operators. He passed out and disappeared from view after resurfacing with another diver. After a massive two-day search encompassing many miles,  his body was eventually recovered from the sea floor only 300 metres from the dive site. His family issued a lawsuit in late March 2017.

You can view interviews and a tribute to his amazing work here. R.I.P. and thank you Rob Stewart. Your legacy will continue.

http://www.sharkwater.com/index.php/the-movie/videos/rob-stewart-tribute-pablo-garcia/

Let us all be like Rob Stewart and start making a difference, because anything else is not an option! 

He was not afraid to do the impossible, and he has changed attitudes world wide.

My next blog entry will start the task of looking for our way to a ‘stargazing future,’ for our ideal lifestyle for true happiness, health and completeness in the world. There is so much you can do, it just takes a moment for you to look inside your heart and find its kindness and to see what you really need from life! And you can make a difference to all life on this planet. We all can.

Our voices are powerful if we raise them loud enough. Our actions even more so. We need to decide to do the right things and stop wars, exploitation of the poor, ecocide of the planet and its animals, and start to live harmoniously. It is our choice…and I think we have come to the point of ‘It’s now or never!’

What Have We Done & What Will We Do?

What have we Done?

There is an animation called ‘Man’ by Steve Cutts, wwwhttps://youtu.be/jid2A7ldc_8.stevecutts.com that accurately sums up Man’s impact on planet Earth. This three and a half minute video is possibly the most damning portrayal of our abuse of the planet, its animals and its environment, for our own selfish gain. See for yourself:

What Will We Do?

It is up to man, (humans), to make reparations for the mess we have made of the Earth. Our planet cannot take any more of our unconscious polluting, killing, abusing or selfish lifestyle that we have adopted through all human history. We have become parasites, and when parasites are too numerous, they kill the host, which in this case, is the supportive, biodiverse ecosystem that gives us life. Earth.

The Gaia foundation commissioned Steve Cutts to produce this short animation as a wake up call to all of us on our constant demand for material goods. The lesson is clear…it might already be too late if we do not wake up! We must reduce our demands and our waste. See for yourself:

And, one of the biggest problems we have, is the sheer numbers of humans on the planet. If we are going to survive as a species and still continue to grow our numbers we really need to look at our eating habits, because our food choices are actually making the planet evolve to one that will no longer support life as we know it! It is sick, the temperature rising, and we are not doing anything to make it well again.

See for yourself: A Video posted by Socioecological Researcher on Youtube.

Bee All: End All

When Anna Breytenbach (Interspecies Communicator) asked a Sunflower buzzing with bees collecting nectar and pollen, ‘how it felt?’ the answer she received was, ‘The bees kiss me with their awareness!’

Many varieties of bees have existed on the earth since the first flowering plants evolved millenia before humans ever walked. They are some of the most social animals that exist but they are dying in numbers that are truly horrifying.

Martha Spivak, giving her Ted Talk in September 2013, shares her concerns:

The bee is not just an insect ‘without feeling or emotion’ as some of my friends have often stated to me. They do not sting for ‘no reason’ and they are not without compassion or intelligence. It is well documented by commercial bee keepers that bees communicate the location of nectar sources on a high level, they groom each other, cool and heat the hive together, and they sacrifice themselves for the good of the hive community.

I have often picked up drowning bees and let them walk on my hands drying themselves until they are fit to fly. I have never been stung by any of them.

Peter Nelson explains our relationship with bees in his video ‘Dance of the Bees.’

Recently, a cold and sudden winter wind blew foraging honey bees into the shade on my patio. The cold quickly disabled them (bees will die very quickly if their body temperature drops below 13.5 C) and they crawled helplessly, getting slower and more crippled by the extreme change. Some had already folded themselves up, trying to conserve what little heat they had but quickly becoming dormant bodies. I gathered dozens in my hands. Their stingers came out, but as soon as they felt the heat in my hands, and my damp breath trying to warm them, they stopped and became relaxed, their abdomens pulsing. I transferred them gently to a clear box, placing them on paper towel and put them beside a fan heater. After a few seconds, the strongest came to life, and immediately crawled over to those that had not. They put their mouth parts into the pollen sacks of the invalids and took much of the pollen, but they didn’t steal it. Instead they gave it back to the invalid by mouth and stimulated them with their antennae. There was much scurrying as all the bees revived each other and took part in this strange ritual… a caring rescue of saving their sisters and themselves. A short time later, after they were warmed and buzzing… I released them back into the sunshine so they could return to the hive.

We should learn that what we do to bees, we do to ourselves. The pesticides and herbicides are slowly killing them (something that will affect our health too). Commercial bee keepers take as much as 90% of the honey and pollen from hives, replacing it with high fructose corn syrup (a cheap and poor nutritional alternative) for the bees to use to feed themselves and developing larvae. The result is weakened bees that have no defenses against Varroa mites and bee viruses.

Without bees, a whole link in the interdepedent food chain disappears and we will have lost a very special animal. But worse, we will lose vast crops essential to feeding ourselves. It is time to be kind to the bees! Our future depends on it!

Finally, Michael Sutton sums up some interesting facts about Honey Bee Life in this amazing short video:

Why Do We Hurt Animals?

If it isn’t bad enough, that we hurt other humans through wars, fighting, emotional abuse and so on, we are even more cruel when it comes to other animals that we share the planet with. But what if we could actually talk to them? What if they could tell us how wrong we are to hurt them?

To learn more about this incredible ability to really connect with animals, please visit Anna’s website. http://animalspirit.org/

We need to become better partners with our animal friends. We share the Earth. We do not have dominion over all animals… that is a fallacy created by man for man. We are abusers of our role on this planet and it is time that we changed!

There is a wonderful one-hour presentation on Youtube given by Anna Breytenbach at Findorn in 2013… a recommended watch and Anna has many other Youtube videos you can enjoy. Perhaps she will change your mind and your perceptions about our animal friends.

 

 

Why Am I Here?

This is a question that we all ask ourselves at some point in our life. Usually, it is a thought that pops into our mind when life isn’t going quite as well as we’d like. It is when we question the purpose of our life experiences?

So, what is the answer? We search through  vast numbers of religions, alternate ideas, read Greek Mythology or Ancient Celtic texts, or perhaps early Sanskrit texts. The only thing that we find in any (or all) of these things, is a set of basic ideas on how to best live our lives to complement our happiness, personal growth, social acceptance and generally how to get on with every other life form on the planet. All of that can take a lifetime, but doesn’t really answer the question – Why?

Perhaps the ‘Why?’ is because we are the only species to ask ourselves that question. All other animals have varying degrees of self awareness, but perhaps are not interested in the ‘Why?’ We don’t really know that, but we humans guess that they are not intelligent enough to contemplate their existence. This is perhaps our greatest misunderstanding. Perhaps every animal has its own form of ‘Why?’

So, ‘Why am I Here?’

What is the reason for a physical existence? Our thinking mind seems to be independent of the day to day physiological function of our bodies. Indeed, some mystics claim to have ‘out of body’ existences and others claim to be able to live without food and water! This of course is impossible for most of us. But, there are times when we wonder if there is a reason for a separate thinking mind?

Imagine that your thinking mind is independent of your body but nevertheless inherited and a part of all consciousness. A sort of accumulation of all your ancestors, passed on through the genome from generation to generation. Would this explain why often generations of children find themselves following similar occupations to their parents, grandparents, great, great grandparents? Even when they are not aware that they are copying a set of behaviours, many children choose the same path as those that have gone before them.

This idea of inheriting our thoughts or ideas would explain the Buddhist belief of Karmic lives. But it is more than that. Taken to its nth degree, we would be the embodiment of all that has ever lived (if we believe this idea). It is an interesting thought. If we are everything, then we are joined to everything and influence everything.

The ‘Why?’ is explainable, if we imagine that to influence everything, everything must also be independent to choose. Without independence, we have no diversity and without diversity, we have no change or movement. The Earth is a dynamic changing planet because of us and all other life upon it. So far it is unique in the Universe. The ‘Why?’ is because we and other lifeforms manifest a concious living planet that supports all life. So we are here to keep our planet alive, evolving and interactive in its life forms. We, and all living entities form the consciousness of everything through a mass connection with each and every molecule that makes up the physical world.

There is some interesting material on how science approaches the topic of conciousness, to be found in a 2014 TED conference talk, given by David Chalmers: