anders lindman wrote:
the unity aspect you mentioned is important. otherwise there is still a split between the 'me' and the 'one'. on the other hand, all written metaphors will have this split, because words are themselves separate entities.
yes, all attempts to categorize or label are at best only approximations or as ra notes, distortions. what we 3d humans engage in as communication is more a matter of intuition than objective knowing.
i will try to come up with a new metaphor... i have one: imagine the one consciousness as a crystal ball. the crystal ball is all there is. the physical universe appears as a projection within the crystal ball. this means that physical matter is consciousness. and each individual soul is simply a unique point on the surface of the crystal ball from which our personal experiences are created by looking into it and we co-choose (if that's a word) and co-create our life experiences as the one consciousness experiencing itself from different points on the surface of the crystal ball.
it covers the key elements and can be imaged or visualized. more complete than the rainbow metaphor, and considering the limitations already noted, probably as good as one is likely to find. <thumbs up>
the unified creator has been referred to as a consciousness field, and in considering the unity in a conceptual manner, i like the use of holarchies, which originated with arthur koestler. ken wilber has attempted to take this concept as a basis for a "theory of everything."
the ultimate holarchy, which may be designated as the one infinite creator, contains all that is. the individuated parts or holans within the creator may, themselves, be holarchies, as may the holans within those holarchies. this is like conceptualizing from the macro to the micro without the necessity of employing hierarchies. and it reflects the fractal or holographic patterning of our universe.
holarchies enable us to see the unity without resorting to the traditional arrangement into a power structure or pecking order. it emphasizes the interconnected nature of our material reality/illusion. everything is linked to everything else, sometimes in multiple ways, which is more reflective of new approaches, such as chaos theory and complexity.
thanks for the new metaphor. <smile>
If you are alive, you cannot avoid making choices. If you say, "I refuse to choose," you just made a choice. -- DFS --
To assign blame is to give away one's power as a co-creator. - DFS -
Freedom of will of awareness means there are no true accidents, disasters or injustices. There are no victims, only volunteers. - DFS -