There on the windowsill was a fly, sitting patiently waiting for the skies to turn grey and the sun to fade.
There was reason for this fly to not wish the sun to shine so. It strived for a quality it had never experienced before in its short life. It strived to know what it would be like to sit upon a windowsill and be still for a moment contemplating its next move. And for that it needed darkness. The sun meant movement, stimulating and energising. But the fly did not wish to be compelled to flit and fly and do what flies generally do in order to sustain themselves and future generations. No, this fly wanted just a moment of no sun, of no movement other than the movement of its own thoughts. That was enough to strive for thought the fly.
All of a sudden the sky turned grey, the light upon the sill dimmed and the fly felt something it had never before experienced, a sense of calm flowing through it and over it. The compulsion to move was absent momentarily, and the fly knew that it had attained a new level of awareness. It thought about this briefly while the compulsion to think obscured its compulsion to move, and it knew that it must strive to experience this again.
“ Think about what you have achieved to come this far. You have imagined yourself into being, and into ‘existence’. This is no mean feat mind you, such energy is required to prepare an entry such as yours.
Although you are unique you are not alone. Your mind buzzes with impulses and precognitive paradigms that create the world that you now perceive, much like the fly buzzes around the room. The fly is not incapable of thought or reason, though it does accept its construction at a deep molecular level that presupposes its physical abilities. There is nothing basic, nor incongruent about a fly. It seeks fulfilment as do you or I, and it is constantly striving for perfection if you will. It knows that the possibilities for its fulfilment are endless.
This may seem strange, but how your mind tells your body to function is at odds with its perceived purpose. Where is the mind?
[The mind]…is a social-physical construct and is symbolic of your shared consciousness upon many different levels, but it is nevertheless a human construct. [It is] A notion by which you can as a physical being, be attuned to an inner source of information that provides guidance to your physical and non-physical understanding of your pre-supposed environment. It is a tool.
The mind is not an object, nor is it even what you might call an actuality. It is nothing more than a social yard-stick, [even] though the notion of a ‘mind’ has great validity in your terms[referring to humans in general]. The ‘mind’ is a [layer of consciousness] suggestive… [of] a deeper awareness that resides within your every cell and molecule, atom, and so forth. The brain is not the domain of the mind; it is merely the function-room that helps manifest movement and action throughout the body. Functioning at full speed, so to speak, it can perform tasks of near perfect precision. An odd statement perhaps, [however]…what I am aiming to convey here is that the function of the brain is tempered…[by your current social beliefs regarding the physical capabilities of the human body]. Its full potential [therefore] is stifled by limiting belief [systems].
Firing on all cylinders the brain is an incredible feat of physics. It has the capacity to translate [a vast amount of information constantly].
You have the ability to transcend normal function with the full aid of the brain. It is designed to deal with much more complex patterns of physical interpretive reasoning than is often the case. The brain [in and] of itself contains no information. It is a message centre of great ingenuity. It can sustain the body long after consciousness in your terms has left the physical sphere. It keeps your heart pumping, your blood vessels performing their duties in conveying nutrients and other vital elements around physical body [along with many other complex procedures that help the physical body to function].
So much focus [in your cultures, and throughout history has been]…placed on the head, the so-called vessel of the mind. However, you think, act, and make choices with every cell in your body in accordance with your ‘soul’s’ intent. The fixed nature of your being is merely an illusion. You are what think. Every last cell of your body is aware of that. Your focus thusly should be upon your whole physical body and the environment that you fit into like a piece in a jigsaw puzzle as perfectly as your head sits upon your shoulders.
…You function with your whole body not just your head….”
As with many of my channelled pieces there is often information that I am aware of as I write or type that just doesn’t get formulated with words, particularly when it is quite complex information. However it is still there and available for all to interpret. I rely on a strong connection in order to dictate the words that I will use, so as with the above piece the flow of information might seem a little stilted and scant in places. But I believe that it’s interesting nevertheless. This piece directly precedes a recent post ‘The Daily Channel – Questions’, and the subject of mind and body is explored further.
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In our reality we need partitions, limits, for without them we wouldn’t b able to make sense of what’s around us. That’s no to say the partitions are permanent, though.
I agree with you. Time itself is a series of partitions. Partitions or ‘definitions’ as you say are necessary in order to gain a point of reference within human conscious experience. However, definitions are transient in nature because they are psychological constructs. The chair you sit on is no less real than your perception of the chair that you sit on. The partition in your psychological assumptions here stop you planting your behind on the floor all of a sudden. Say for example you had no nerve sensation in your behind your perception of that partition/chair would be different, however to all intents and purposes you are still sitting on the chair. Permanence is a figment of the imagination; and perception is a funny thing.
I like the beginning with the story of the fly and how you deal with the mind-brain problem.
Thank you so much for your beautiful comments Makagutu, and it’s a pleasure too see your face on my blog (I recognise you from the sites of mutual blogging acquaintances).
Your treatment of the mind-brain problem is superb.
I like the story of the fly that you begin this post with.
Thank you again 🙂
I see the mind as external to the body, the brain and nervous system serving as a necessary mix of antenna/onboard computer. Not alone in this, Bruce Lipton (who may be a charlatan for all I know) says much the same. I think we can paraphrase Sheldrake into agreement also. It’s a concept catching on out there (or, I’m simply catching up~?).
Now try putting mind and super-bio computer together and you’ll get my view. Who the hell is Bruce Lipton? (excuse my uneducatedness). But why does Sheldrake even come into the equation to justify your explanation? So much for not depending on the views of others!
I throw caution to wind, because I can only claim that my views are completely my own. I purposely have not read of such people, though I may know of them, because I was intent years ago not to be unduly influenced by ‘outside’ scholarly/authoritative sources. Of course everything external to me is just a projection of me, and I suppose taking that into account I prefer to cut to the chase and get my info direct from source, i.e. Me. But that’s just me. Quoting others, to me, just emphasises a lack of trust in yourself. I don’t like that feeling, makes me feel icky and slightly nauseous. Although of course in the right context it can be fun, but when it comes to the serious stuff and questions of life and death, other people’s learned opinions mean squit to me. Having looked death squarely in the eye-sockets more times than I care to shake a stick at, I’m not about to backtrack on this (possibly) staunch view of mine. I know what matters to me in life, and that’s all that matters.
You’ll have noticed how there seem two sides to thought, one is the ‘scientific method’ and the other ‘revelation’. Lipton and Sheldrake were both trained in the scientific method but seem to have broken away into what many might describe as ‘cloud cuckoo land’.
But science and CCL are getting closer all the time. The boundaries are disappearing and overlaps—as illustrated by Lipton and Sheldrake and many others—beginning to appear. I like ’em because they clarify and expand my own thinking—I lack the confidence to boldly state to the world that I have got the answers.
That a trained scientist even admits that ‘some dogs know when their master is coming home’ is a giant leap in the right direction (that was Sheldrake).
You see that’s the thing that separatist/dualist thinking has promoted, the material/scientifically logical over and above the emotional and the creative, instead of maintaining that both sides are of equal value. Historically I understand how there was a need to diverge from the confines of the church, and for much of Europe to divest themselves of Rome’s suffocating control. Vulcans spring to mind; an archetypal character of our times no less. Objective scientific thinking has superseded and trumped any other kind of thinking as being a product of CCL. It’s not helpful in the slightest, and having been brought up in this world of divorced logic, I no longer wish to be part of that mindset because it is so detrimental to one’s health, and lest I say the health of our human consciousness and all its trappings. I personally am not going to wait for science to catch up to what is to me utterly clear and obvious.
I don’t have all the answers either, but I know I have access to them. And they are not on top of a mountain, or inside some remote cave, or buried underground in a long forgotten tomb, or inside a knackered old olive jar.
Like a big antenna I am picking up and sending all sorts of information all the time, reacting to the tiniest of electromagnetic charges that influence my perception in one way or another, and add to the landscape of my thinking and my reality. Having conviction in my beliefs I have realised is of great importance, especially as I believe that thought creates and influences my reality. Doubt just produces more doubt in that regard, so productive thinking is the order of the day for me these days. Also the reason I doubted myself for such a large portion of my life, was because I was still subscribing to the popular scientific approach, and thought that somehow I was foolish for believing in myself. You see how that works don’t you?
I admire your boldness and your open-mindedness, and to me you have bag loads of confidence in what you believe otherwise I wouldn’t have engaged you in conversation. I know you can handle anything I throw at you (I know I’m quite harmless really, and you’ve come up against worse). I like that you get where I’m coming from, and that you’re not so quick to shoot me down in flames like most people, or simply equivocate and ignore me.
I shall have to look up Sheldrake and Lipton, just for the crack I think.
The yin/yang, maybe? Maybe the world needs to strike a productive balance.
The great argument against CCL is the lack of agreement. Sciences have the same but to a smaller degree, and they also have their gurus and dogmatic doctrines. In the end it seems to boil down to the individual and his or her own choice, which means evaluating information against a personal scale.
I’m too damned un-trusting. If lost I rely on a map rather than my feelings—maps can be trusted to find the route. (Just recently I was testing my new cellphone’s GPS and when the lady’s voice told me to turn left I thought ‘Hah!’ and carried on with what I felt was the right way. More fool me, lady-phone was right and I had to back track till I found a junction and street signs.)
Uri Geller (anyone remember the name?) recently bought a wee offshore Scottish rock (optimistically called an island) because his angelic voices told him the Lost Treasure of Jerusalem/Templars was on it. Might even be true, but I haven’t heard owt more about it. And I’d love to personally witness him doing his party piece with a spoon (supplied my me). I’m always open to ‘proof’ … until then the best I can offer is an open mind; but I cannot take someone else’s revelations purely on faith.
I guess we each find our own answers—if they are valid for ourselves, who can gainsay that? I may not be mature enough, perhaps.
I happen to think that the world is in balance, and that people are too, it’s just that our demented limited language structure makes a hash of it all, confusing the issue and twisting everything out of proportion. There is no consensus seemingly, because we cannot agree linguistically. We place sooo much weight on the magical word that like a bunch of crack addicts we get addicted to those little spidery squiggles as if our lives depended on it, and the ridiculous thing is most of society does and hangs off each syllable like it’s a bloking great epitaph. Verbal communication forms, what?…7% of all communication. Well what weight do we place on the other 93%? Sure a lot of that is based on visual stimulus, the multi-semiotics of everyday life, but a fair proportion is also based on the kinesthetic and the emotive. Life is like a scratch and sniff ice-berg, deep beneath that visible tip is a heck of a lot more than anyone bargained for, and a very deep smell of brewing coffee (I love that analogy, like you I’m a coffee fiend in case it wasn’t very obvious).
What I’m getting at is that current popular thinking likes to pigeonhole and pare things down into either-or bite-size chunks, and therein lies the problem. We create paradoxes and contradictions so that we don’t have to actually see things for what they really are, mostly hypocritical and fallacious. Smoke screens designed exactly to confuse and obfuscate. It’s religion as it has been for centuries all over again. In fact all that’s changed really in terms of people’s thinking habits, is the bill-board picture. Maybe we can even conjecture that it’s just a human knee-twitch, inevitable, though by all means not unavoidable. As we both agree contradictions do not exist, so everything must be taken into account with no exceptions to the rule.
We have physical reality at our disposals, with all it’s gadgetry and stuff, more stuff than you can shake a big stick at. Lets use it all, take advantage of what we have to hand, physically that is, but also use that other percentage of ourselves that stays well hidden. Like a dog it too needs to be taken out for a walk everyday to keep it healthy, it needs to be loved and played with. Why not just be mindful of the balance that already exists within and ‘seemingly’ outside of us?
Uri Geller is Israeli, need I say more? The man is a spoon. I’m not knocking what he does, each to their own, but I do find him a little bit annoying.
What’s maturity got to do with it anyway? If anything I’ve just said to you makes any sense, then that just means I’m not crackers [haha!].
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