This isn't just about maths and answering questions about where we came from, it is showing us not only what our lives are but what nature intended us to do with them. Opening up to this unified field of awareness and existence gives us a new insight into who, what and when we are. All of us.
Nature shows us signs and symbols of itself, the nature of nature, everywhere we look. Today, I would like to look into the way a fungus works. It ties in quite nicely as a metaphor and analogy for the nature of all life in the universe.
A fungus mainly lives underground. Its main body is in the form of a mycelium, a fibrous network of cells that create a large web, unseen and extensive. Above ground, we find the fruit of the fungus, the mushroom. Each mushroom is an individual occurrence from the ground eye view, but is the same mushroom as all the mushrooms in the area of the same species are connected through its mycelium. This hidden web is a communication tool, as information about the soil is gathered, it is passed along and chemicals are moved around and synthesised in order to create optimal conditions. Each mushroom benefits from the connection, if they use their connection and awareness of it.
This is very much like how we are, as fruit from the hidden unifying field of awareness, everything. As the universe creates itself and allows evolution of the material within it, life forms and structures have formed which then continue creating and changing the universe according to their nature. These fruits of the field making their flavour of being alive apparent on the fabric they find themselves within. So as we find ourselves in the middle of life, with actions and intentions, we create our own part of the universe for ourselves.
As a termite creates a mound the familiar shape of the hill is part of their natural encoding, it feels right for the termite to create its home in the fashion it does. It is instinctual. Same for a spider web, a bird nest or any other natural structure made by an alive being. So we have a clear difference. We do not have uniformed designs and predictable behaviours not to the extent of a termite or a spider anyway. We have the ability to think freely from our instincts. We, if we choose, can follow a line of thinking and action that is so far removed from our natural instinct that it can be incredibly harmful to everything in our lives. Why does this happen? Because we create emotional bonds to beliefs. Once we fall in love with a thought, or belief, we will follow its own direction regardless of instincts. Infatuation with illusions. This is not possible in nature only in us. Only human beings can create vast cities and factories, destroy forests and fill the skies with smoke. Any other system would collapse well before this point is reached. Only we have the power to continue even when nature decides we are not working in unison with it.
I have been thinking of an analogy in nature for when a thought gets out of control and begins to damage its host. And I was reminded of cancer. The reason I feel that we are so often not following our true natural direction and listening to the universal awareness is because our minds have a form of cancer, a thought cancer, unstoppable growth of destructive thinking.
How can we cure it? I would say that to find the sensation of connection to universal awareness would give you a personal answer for you, our minds are all unique creations of our personal life experiences, and no two are the same. To connect to the you that you really are, and to study your mind as a product of thinking rather than part of your true self, then you will find a path that will lead you to truth.
Be the mycelium, not the mushroom.
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