Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Expanded Creativity of the Psyche

If the objective reality of any of my ideas is found to be so great that I am certain that the same reality was not in me, either formally or eminently, and that therefore I myself cannot be the cause of the idea, then it necessarily follows that I am not alone in the world, but that something else, which is the cause of the this idea, also exists.

But if no such idea is found in me, I will have no argument whatsoever to make me certain of the existence of anything other than myself, for I have conscientiously reviewed all these arguments, and so far I have been unable to find any other.

Rene Descartes touches on some metaphysical concepts in his 17th century work, Discourse on Methods and Meditations on First Philosophy. His third meditation digs into ideas and impulses and he tries to identify where they come from. He believes that not all of his ideas about the objective reality come from the self he calls me. He believes there is a power outside of that self that is initiating ideas, which are foreign to his own limited beliefs and perceptions.

The concept of multiply selves eludes him since his work is focused on establishing a God who orchestrates an objective life for him. That belief is not new, but the method of verifying the existence of such a figure is done with objective tools instead of subjective senses.

The concept of objectifying inner data using one’s own subjective inner consciousness is becoming part of our physical environment. Quantum physics is showing that there are other aspects of consciousness that give thoughts and ideas roots using a codified system. This system provides a framework where we agree to objectify certain inner data individually as well as en masse. An idea whose time has yet to come means there’s not enough energy connected with the idea to propel it outward into the physical world.

In the dream state and in other realities ideas and impulses are immediately experienced. There is no energy or time lag. The psyche is presented with its own impulses, which are instantly reflected in dream situations and in other reality experiences that are out of our daily focus.

Descartes ideas about where his ideas originate are based on his beliefs about the self and about the nature of the God he believes exists in another state or reality, but those ideas actually represent and reflect his own private intents and purposes using his focused psyche. There are other layers of the psyche that have expanded and that aspect of the self experience other dimensions that can create the sense that there is something more in the self. Those experiences have been called by many names.

The God-like aspect of the self is connected to the expanded creativity of the psyche and once we sense it our objective world view of God changes from a separated and fragment entity to the reality of multiply selves connected to an expanded consciousness.

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