Consciousness as a key to understanding who we actually are.

 

purple-question-markThe reality we exist in seems many layered and complex. As limited human beings we struggle to make sense of the true big picture. Who made us? What are we actually doing here? Could we really be only random accidents of evolutionary forces? The consensus seems to be that an understanding of the nature of human consciousness seems to be an important key to understanding this conundrum. Science, philosophy, and religion all have their views on what consciousness is. Where it comes from is a different and more interesting matter.

Last week (A different slant on consciousness) I wrote about the ancient debate concerning human consciousness. That is, is it one system or two? Is it just something developed from the physical human brain? Or is it something extra, coming in from outside as an add on, that may go on after physical death? If the latter is the case then another level of reality is hinted at. From where, or from whom, does this consciousness come from? Where do we go after physical death? What does this all indicate about the fundamental nature of us and our creation and how we got here?

Even more interestingly, another layer of consciousness and reality questions are now being asked. These throw open completely new and interesting possibilities about humanity’s fundamental nature and origins. Last week I touched on Dr Lanza’s theory of biocentrism. This states that life and consciousness are fundamental to the universe and not the other way around. That is, intelligence existed before physical creation. Could this be a God or an intelligent designer of some sort? Or even ourselves at a higher level, which some people suggest?

The famous physicist Max Planck writing many years ago also had a theory that hinted at an intelligence behind creation.

As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such.All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together.

We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”

Are we just all part of this intelligent whole? Is our consciousness just a trickle down from our designer? Or is it, as some religious groups have said all along, a gift from God to enable us to live, learn and be tested, on our physical Earth?

What do you think?

Marian

 

 

2 Responses to “Consciousness as a key to understanding who we actually are.”

  1. Steve says:

    I loved this! Yes, we have many more question’s about life and consciousness than answers for it. What is really real? The double slit experiment at the quantum level promotes many more question’s and possibilities than answers in my humble opinion… Just like with quantum bits knowing and reacting to be observed, are we being observed as well? If so by whom/what and why? I do not beleive that life happened by chance or accident. How did all of this begin? I believe that we are all spawned from God, the bigger question is who and what is God/Creator/Source???

    • Marian says:

      Who indeed!!!!
      All I can do is to refer to the watchmaker analogy.
      If you were walking in the empty desert and came across a beautiful complex watch, you would know that somewhere there was a watchmaker.
      Life on Earth is so balanced and crafted that it cannot be chance.
      We are obviously designed, but by who and for what purposes is another matter.
      I really like the holographic model of the universe.

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