28th January 2011 19:38
Link to Post #1
Epigenetics and how to take control of the change we need to be
AN EVOLVING SENSE OF CELL
Epigenetics claims that we are not victims of genetic predetermination. If we trace biological histories from unicellular to multi-cellular communities and then on to organisms with specialized cells, we come to appreciate the importance of perception (signals) and interpretation (response) and the story that results in biotechnology and the assemblage of communal structures that operate to benefit both the individual and the larger whole. Predicated on the edges of our environmental interface, we come to a place where we can see that programming takes place from the moment of conception to and beyond the death of the individual or cell. So we talk about stories. Culturally, we inherit information interpretation. We trust for awhile at least, what we are taught. There is an interesting take on this if viewed like the steps of a Mayan pyramid. As a child develops we are shown that their primary brain state of perception begins at delta for the first two years, then to alpha up to about 6, changing to beta at closer to 12…etc. This is clearly a linear viewpoint, but as we add the complexity of environmental interaction we also can see that the layered effect is part of the construction process. Another observation is that as the brain state increases beyond beta to gamma we have begun to access the vague outline of our pyramid or stepped structure as a holon, and yet, meanwhile, in that construction phase we see there is a certain amount of hierarchy that develops.
We are initiated into consciousness through a system of learned behaviors and responses. Edge biology now asserts that the cell membrane, not the nucleus, is the regulator of a two-way communication process. Integral to this we must remember that each cell or part reflects the whole- that is the story of technology. Yet, where is the mind/brain in all of this?…As a computer analogy, first we build a mainframe to house our CPU or microprocessor and then each component is based on an acquired sense of need or utility. This is framed from the specialization of cells to the specialization of organs and ultimately leads to the heart and brain circulating energy as information and nutrient density. Survival begins at a cellular level but as cooperation leads to specialization, an organism can continue to function as individual cells die and are reproduced. So, in one way we see a process that seems to follow a progression from order to chaos and on to order again at a more complex level. Fast forward to Gaia…If individuals build communities to increase the likelihood of survival thru shared resources, and instead of fighting learn to share and coexist, we see the development of nation states and countries that mimic organismic structures until the complexity/ chaos of all this integrated circuitry is seen on a higher vibrational level to be one larger dynamic or simpler preexistent structure recognized as our planet Earth, Gaia, one large cell.
So clearly our self limiting and self empowering perceptions are rooted in what to now is the past. This is, of course also a dialectic like the nature/nurture debate, but all a part of the construction phase of our perceptual world view. The gates and channels are the signals and responses that happen biochemically constantly. In the same way that a child is taught by a parent ore teacher to trust an educational process, our cells and our consciousness inherit certain processes of apprehension and then of course develop optional responses. On the level of an organism sensing a toxic element for example, the liver (its’ community of cells) has specialized to deal with processing that toxin, but the cells also have formulated their response based on a technology that our organism has evolved to be a nervous system and a brain and heart center that, in a hierarchical sense must deal with the level of perception that distinguishes between self and other. Of course all these “memes”, these thoughts and constructs are in and of themselves subject to an interpretive process. This is why the concept of Global Warming can be vague to the individual that is removed from imminent climatic or environmental stress or attack. If we can see ourselves as the neurons of Gaia and perceive that systems of imbalance in our environment threaten our individual survival, then we as a specialized response within our immediate communities must formulate a reaction that assures the hopes of survival of the larger whole. Clearly, however, when the individual cell, person or community is itself threatened or under various forms of stress from without its immediate sense of membrane, then we develop theories of evolution that interpret Darwinism as survival of the fittest and “red in tooth and claw”. Therefore Social Darwinism or Neo-Darwinism is a growth, somewhat cancerous by its very nature, and a response to a misperception that values the individual entity over its society or larger component structure. From this logic then, out of an intended order is elicited a chaotic response. Bruce Lipton uses the circle as an analogy for pre-technological societies that were integrated with the seasons and cycles of their environment. By introducing the vector of change, we get an image of evolution as a spiral, yet even here we are lost looking at a linear construct until we see the processes that interact and allow for both the two-way signal/ response system and the inclusion of a feedback loop (data and memory).
So now we ask: where does the power lie? At what level of excitation does an authoritarian decision exist? If all power concentrates at the top of the supposed pyramid in a brain or an educator or a leader or Gaia, what is the purpose or utility of the individual cell or person or countryman etc? If current science sees for example that 95% of our reality exists at an autonomic subconscious level and only 5% is a self conscious neocortical summation of information, then what elicits the change implied in paradigmatic shifts? It would seem that this would largely be contingent on a feedback loop process. Tried and true is literally tried then true based on experiential factors that maintain stasis or balanced control. That works for awhile, becomes theory and if efficient, then practice, but when the signal changes and a new information field is experienced that does not have a preprogrammed response, what happens then? A 2% increase in global temperatures, for example, sends trees walking and birds to new landscapes, yet a secured survival is not true until tried. How fast this mini-processor, the neo-cortex is overwhelmed with information, yet at what point does the system response from its 95% subconscious programming anticipate that what worked before will work in a hypothetical future?
Whether we talk exopolitics or the threat of man made environmental toxins, we find that our assumptions or preprogrammed responses may be inadequate to anticipate the required necessitated response that leads to survival or a restoration of balance. So we intend, we rummage through our memory banks, our histories, to establish an orderly response- based , interactively assuring, survival technique that is a foundation for our constructs of personal health or societal balance. The chaos exists as the cocktail of frequencies that are ubiquitous, yet ultimately it is our beliefs, our tried and true playlists of actioned response that determines how we perceive our sense of presence or now. Somewhere in history lies a construct, a thought, a memory called entropy. Our organism at one level of apprehension sees parts that cease to be of value or utility and cell apoptosis is messaged synchronous to new cellular production, out with the old and in with the new. The societal impact can either jettison the new children to the oceans of chaos or embrace this next generation thru the lens of feedback and survival to create a forgetting of old paradigm values, while incorporating new imaginative responses to a changing world.
To establish an understanding of paradigm shifts we can turn to antiquity to see one sense of tried and true- a wheel of time or an astrological system that is active and yet carries with it an experiential series of interactions that are open-ended yet sometimes predictable. So how about the 2012 thing, a Mayan calendar end date, the Age of Aquarius, a new moon on the Winter Solstice …On this spiral of time that is both circular and expanding and contracting, we perceive that there is a form of two-way communication that is unceasing. We can frame it with its Alpha and Omega points which are imaginary yet real lines that separate self and other, nation and nation and planet and star…We are coming to recognize that the physics of black holes that regulates our galaxy also is the physics of the atomic nucleus/ as above, so below…but they have also become boundaries, the peripheries of our world view, and this too is in a constant state of flux.
There is a spark of Light, entangled, and the information that disappears into the black hole simultaneously reappears elsewhere as a white hole…so we watch the moon in cycle, we try to understand the sun and its 22 year sunspot cycles and we see or sense the precession of the equinoxes that shifts us. There is no linear path that does not terminate in crystalline wonder. Atoms are not things, they are more like the faces of the wheel, sparks of personalities that are pressurized states of being, yet not frozen, not static, but evolving through this two-way universe of form and its dissolution. Two rivers of Light, winding and unwinding, not an entropic machine at all! Mirrors of space reflect infinity and are temporarily housed in forms that endlessly morph…Yet what is consciousness?
The exclusive perspective becomes obvious by its nature. It sees parts and phases and we sometimes assume there are things we have and others do not. Free will you say to me? As if plants and animals and bacteria must evolve to be in our club consciousness…it may be either self empowering or self destructive, and we allow the interpretation, the rights and wrongs/ tried and trues, but what is inclusive? We thought Copernicus and Galileo set us straight awhile. We are not the center of the universe/ and though the sun centers us, we are edging along the outer galactic plane, but what of motion? Our system of peripheries defines us and yet somewhere perhaps there is a misconception. Our solar system that we have learned to come to terms with is realized to be ever in flux, not frozen in time like a handy diagram, but ever-moving and changing in a galactic cycle. The Earth becomes the electron and since 1969 with its photo of our fragile planet, we think we can see it in a predictable way…In the end we have a dynamic system where self and other are entangled, not actual steady states, but locked in a cycle as precious as breath, with something larger, more encompassing than both and yet, hauntingly similar. We individuals precipitate out of zero point. Tachyons engage the matrices of form and the sacred geometries infold and unfold to that very same event horizon of Hunab Ku. The blue spark of crystalline light is housed in an aura, a periphery of dynamic holographic existence. The Divine Illiad meets Little Gidding …and we arrive at that the point at which we began , yet recognize it for the first time!
28th January 2011 19:42
Link to Post #2