Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sovereign Agent

There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen any man, he can understand. Who hath access to this universal mind is a party to all that is or can be done, for this is the only and sovereign agent.

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote those words at the beginning of his 1841 essay, History. The definition of mind is in the perceiver of mind. The experiences of life are captured on a film we call brain tissue. But the experiences also exist independently of the film because the tissue is unable to capture the fullness of each experience. The same thing happens with thoughts. Our brains give us a physical picture of our thoughts, but the thoughts never appear physically. The brain gives us a reference system so we can conduct corporal events in a sequence, but those same events could be experienced in other ways if we used other types of organizations that exist within mind.

The brain’s function is to translate and organize events. It does not initiate them. The events we experience have an electromagnetic reality, and it is projected on to the brain so that reality can be activated. The only activity of mind we recognize comes from these electromagnetic imprints. We only perceive the imprints not the complete mind. Dreams are also imprinted on the brain, and both halves of the brain are stimulated by them. Some dream imprints seem distorted in retrospect because they occur with a certain type of complexity within the mind that is hard to handle during our waking hours.

Our physical reality is dependent on synchronized sense data, which gives the body signals for physical action. In dreams those senses are not restricted. Past, present, and future events can be experienced in dreams because the body is not required to act on that sense data.

The larger portion of our greater reality is in the mind, and since it is not imprinted on the brain it is considered brain clutter, extrasensory activity, or unnecessary brain interference. The mind is the brain’s nonphysical counterpart, and it decides which data will be imprinted on the brain. The ancient portion of our brain is located in regions where no brain activity registers on modern medical machines. Those regions contain the mind’s memories. We have no conscious memory of that data unless that portion of the brain is stimulated and overrides what we term the normal portions of the brain.

Our beliefs restrict this process so our sovereign agent, as Emerson calls it, waits for us to trigger it. No consciousness is completely manifested in physical matter so we all have the tools to activate portions of the brain that unlock the mysteries of mind.

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