We need to WAKE UP and to improve our alignment with existence and with Ultimate Reality: We so much need to collectively wake up into a greater caring of life and cooperation or else stupidly destroy our lives, that of animals, plants in this wonderful Earth-water world of life and opportunity! As you know, a major question is how to stimulate a healthy engagement in society in order to care about these issues. So many individuals do not care and most opinion and cultural leaders (orthodox and non-orthodox) doing their own thing.
I also think that a collective realization that we are actually engaging a more technologically advanced, “non-human” intelligence will force more of us out of our comforting denials. By realizing that (quantitatively) we are a speck of aware reality among trillions and trillions and trillions of such specks, our sense of self-sufficiency, hubris or pride may diminish. But, in order not to remain floored by this realization that we are not unique or special (or perhaps not even a product of isolated evolution in our planet), a realization that may be compounded by a nightmare failure of our political-economic systems, we will have to agree upon a meta-theoretical basis in which all of reality (what we call “living” and “non-living”) is interconnected and under rules of engagement which demand respect from civilizations which truly understand this.
In this integrative and interpretive basis, the shared truths in religions, all fields of knowledge, science, consciousness would be understood as necessary aspects. The singular and plural in terms of the objective and subjective as Ken Wilber proposes. Then, if this meta-philosophy serves to explain the physics involving macro scale effects of space-time manipulation and the use and meaning of consciousness, a shared world philosophy would become plausible.
Thus, I think that we first need to be shocked out of our complacency by a revelation that we are not alone, that we are not so special that the cosmos rolls around us. Then, we will need an explanation both providing practical effects (a more “magical” technology) and an unquestionable understanding that we and all of reality is connected.
Such realizations would contradict our animalistic, self-centered, egotistic adaptations that constantly separate us into self-assertive clans that conflict with each other. The, either our human nature already contains the flexibility to adapt (through education and community) to the more consciously connected socio-political system that would logically follow or we would find ways to activate (or perhaps modify) our genetic potential that would surpass our basic status, fear-based and short thinking self-assertive, animalistic tendencies.
Thus, the future human evolutionary process may be marked by the following necessary (also distinct but interconnected) stages: 1) Shock and Surprise 2) The existential Need for Re-evaluation 3) Comprehensive-Practical, Integrative Meta-Theory (or Meta-Theories), 3) Self-directed modification and/or enhancement of our human nature/our tendencies.
And the fact that cooperating with the good of others in the universal order of things is adaptive to our discovery of and adaptive to our increasing engagement with an inseparable, participatory reality by itself would not be sufficient to ground a solid ethical perspective.
Contingency, connectivity, mutation, evolution-devolution entails a lack of self-existing actuality and for this reason, its cause is in the absolute, beyond opposites, even beyond the idea of “non-being.” We still need to be aware that an objective, ethical appreciation of and respect for the orderly connectivity and lives of contingent beings also requires an absolute frame of reference: The Ground of Being, God, Source, the Divine Presence, Allah, Buddha-datu, within which all contingent consciousnesses and/or beings exist in various levels of awareness, engagement, alignment or negation of he-she-it (reference pronoun metaphors).
Without a sense of submission and alignment with the Source of Good/ The Good itself in which we inseparably live, but whose essence/nature (which infinitely transcends any contingent understanding) we will continue our self-asserting power games, hurting lives. Thus, even a quantum or a post-quantum physics of connectivity or a physics of the hologram which recognizes consciousness as limited to the physics is insufficient and possibly the next main peril into a complicated collective Freudian “denial” and Jungian “shadow” which we might carry into subsequent evolutionary stages. Perhaps some advanced extraterrestrial “races” able to use the internal patterns of the universe in a transdimensional manner to move around physical realities fell prey to this temptation, another temptation into hubris and self-sufficiency…the arrogance of separation and self-sufficiency through technologies or other means.
Part of the language that produces religious allergies in “free thinkers” is there but this is not a proposal to return to an authoritarian, religious version of what truth is. It is a call to transcend all religions and see what connects them; to transcend the limits of orthodox science and to include consciousness without limiting it to the contingent to connectivity, holograms, uncertainty, the zero-point, physics.
By grounding subjectivity affecting objects (as in quantum physics and psychic effects) and objects of experience affecting subjectivity… by grounding the existence of consciousness and matter (both as elements of parts and wholes, singularities and collectivities) under a fundamental duality originating in the Nondual can we find a wise path and recover an adequate sense of placement.
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