Maddogkull1 wrote:Thank you for that amazing post, it has been helpful. But what you said leads me to my next question. If universal conscious exists, why can't I access your thoughts? Why am I an individual instead of something around the lines of a hive mind? It seems like isolation makes more sense than universal connection? Wouldn’t you agree? If everything is connected I should be able to somehow at least experience every human that has existed, yet I am only me, Maddogkull1. I have 1 ego, 1 mind. If universal consciousness exists like you said, I should be able to at least access another mind? Shouldn’t I?
First I have a question for you - Have you ever experimented with meditative practices?
All of my views on this matter were born out of personal experiences I have had with spiritual meditation, and although it's impossible to convey the experiences adequately to others(I have tried numerous times) regardless to say it is possible to 'connect' with other beings in my view.
Human beings are capable of 'connecting' with others in another realm of spiritual existence(a manifestation of the entire universal field), but to achieve such requires a vast amount of mental and spiritual conditioning.
Just as we need to learn how to walk, talk, think intelligently, go to the bathroom, etc. we need to learn how to adapt our minds to be able to manipulate our connection to the universal field in order to actually experience it first hand.
Certainly there is some research out there that may support my claims here and much that opposes it but my views are entirely born from experience on this topic and as such I only typically seem sane to those who have actually experienced it themselves.
One way I've found of describing it that some people can understand is that it is like being on an extremely powerful mind altering drug, but without any drug or foreign substance of any kind involved and with a clear, understandable underlying 'background' to it in which any and all entities connected to the universal field may manifest themselves.
It's simply altering the state of your mind through the power of your mind. When you are in this state you don't think about anything, you feel everything.
Although one individual may experience something slightly different than others based on previous conditioning of their minds I do believe that ultimately all of those experiences are different manifestations of the same alternate reality or 'plane of existence'(the other realm as I typically refer to it).
Some individuals may even be able to manifest these abilities of 'connection' to others outside of that other realm in this physical realm by way of 'mind reading' to some extent.
Also I would like to say that while I love your inquisitive nature if you come into topics such as this looking for clearly defined answers you aren't going to find what you are after, for the most part the answers that anyone is capable of providing are likely only to produce far more questions.
I am trying to provide answers based on my views but even most of my answers here just beg many further questions, most of which I do not even come close to having answers for myself. Some of which are likely beyond human comprehension entirely.
Maddogkull1 wrote:Also just wondering do you believe in individuality after death? Or not at all. By that I am meaning a soul of course.
I do believe that the human "soul" is the individual's 'portion' of energy/consciousness contained within that person's biological vessel(body).
I do believe complete conscious individuality is what the majority of human beings experience today but also that it goes against nature which traditionally likes everything to be connected.
In death I believe our individual "souls" return to the universal field of total connectedness and individuality in that sense essentially dies with the biological vessel.
Also you talk about the brain being some sort of cosmic receiver. Where would you say this cosmic receiver is located? I know it cannot be the pineal gland as I have personally known people who have gotten that removed from cysts and tumours, so that rules that out. Any other ideas??
I offer no hypothesis on what specific part of the brain functions as the receiver, it may be that the brain in it's entirety functions as this receiver somehow(the sum of it's parts), but in my views it seems likely that it would be the same part of our brain that contains or controls our unconscious/subconscious mind.
I have focused most of my interest on this issue on the philosophical or spiritual aspects of it as that is what I have experienced first hand, such a specific physical question would be best asked of someone with greater knowledge of human anatomy and neurology than I have.
If you are looking for 'hard science' this may not be a good topic for you.
But anyways, I'm happy to share my views with anyone who asks but if you have only ridicule please refrain from responding, I provide these personal views only to help you try to define your own views on the matter. You will not find a 'scientifically valid' theory within my writings.
Most would and do dismiss me as being insane, perhaps they are right. I know trying to understand the universe from the view point of a 'sane' mind hasn't gotten us far at actually understanding it all. We have many descriptions for the universe certainly, but little if any understanding. Perhaps to truly understand it you do need to be 'insane'(a different state of mind).
Meh, I'll end my rantings there for now.
EDIT: Just to note - for me this is an area of spirituality rather than hard science in which the discipline of science may not be up to the task of comprehending it as it involves many uncertainties, though many scientific aspects would of course factor into it.
But for me I stick mainly to the spiritual side of it.