Thursday, December 1, 2011

Alien Intrusions

There is no power of expansion in men. Our friends early appear to us as representatives of certain ideas, which they never pass or exceed. They stand on the brink of the ocean of thought and power, but they never take a single step that would bring them there. A man is bit of Labrador spar, which has no luster as you turn it in the hand, until you come to a particular angle; then it shows deep and beautiful colors. There is no adaptation or universal applicability in men, but each has his special talent, and the mastery of successful men consists in adroitly keeping themselves where and when that turn shall be oftenest to be practiced. We do what we must, and call it by the best names we can, and would fain have the praise of having intended the result which ensues. I cannot recall any form of man who is not superfluous sometimes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson in his 1844 essay Experience gently ties a bright ribbon of awareness around our thoughts and we nod our heads in agreement. Man does stand on the brink of an ocean of thought and power in this physical reality, but rarely dips his feet into the warm waters of consciousness to feel the wisdom that empowers him. We pick and choose what side of our mind we want to show the world, and we allow the brain to dissect these electromagnet impulses so that they conform to our select belief structure.

We forget that any fact we encounter is the tail end of a distinct type of creativity, which brings facts into existence so they conform to our perception of reality. Other facts are discredited and discarded that are vital to understanding the nature of the self.

Our cellularly tuned consciousness creates our mental workshop where innate energy and power spark perceptions and experiences that fit into the known present as well as other perceptions that circularly float outside the realm of our belief system. These perceptions continue to operate in the dream state. They intersect with our waking state and create physical experiences that we may or may not recognize. We call these events miracles or abnormalities that baffle or disrupt our rigid belief system. We give them labels and call them unreal, incredible, unnatural, or sinful, and superfluous.

Our thinking resides in our cellularly attuned consciousness where direct cognition operates in a circular fashion. We tap into one segment of this inner process and believe we are unable to touch the other aspects of self. They are alien intrusions in our belief system. Our focus consciousness blocks out a large part of the self in the waking state, but in the dream state we experience these other alien qualities of our consciousness. We remember only the tail of these dreams even though these aliens explode in our mental atmosphere and spark images with surreal vitality.

Psychological puddles filled with alien intrusions form and then tickle the brain until we sense a crack in our beliefs. The puddles ripple outward, and they eventually become the ocean where we baptize our ignorance.

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