“I think it’s science and physics are just starting to learn from all these experiments. These experiments have been carried out hundreds and hundreds of times in all sorts of ways that no physicist really questions the end point. I think that these experiments are very clearly telling us that consciousness is limitless and the ultimate reality.” – Robert Lanza
Daily Nugget of Gold 1525
It Starts with One Cell
Don’t be fooled. The discussion we’re going to have now is not for the faint-of-heart. It may seem like this is a subject you are all-too-familiar-with, but we’re going to help expand the boundaries most of us are comfortable with and take us to a new level of understanding we hadn’t previously considered. With bold claims comes the demand for uncommon proof, and we’re prepared to meet that challenge. Please bear with us as we work though this topic, we assure you it will be worth the effort.
It begins with one cell, and for our audience’s sake, we’ll make that a human cell. One tiny sperm meets up with and is accepted into one egg and the two form a cell. As with all cells, this cell needs to do certain things to survive. It needs to separate itself from it’s surroundings, so it utilizes and maintains a membrane wall. It needs to accept nourishment and eliminate waste. We think we can all agree on this: there must be some measure of intelligence in operation here because otherwise inert matter doesn’t behave like this, does it? We agree that it doesn’t take a whole lot of smarts to do this, but it takes some, right?
So far we’ve not said anything even the slightest bit controversial, have we? This is stuff you learned as a kid. Now let’s take it to the next level, the cell aligns it’s chromosomes in a neat row and splits into two cells, each having a copy of the genetic material of the first.. Two distinct and separate cell membranes are formed, one for each. These cells are different than the first one in one regard, they are now apart, true, but they need to communicate with the other to some extent. Each may have and will have it’s own processes of taking in nourishment and eliminating waste to perform, but the cells are also sharing the task of being part of one organism.
With cell division talking place, an opportunity arises- division of labor. One cell can perform a certain needed task, and the other cell, another different and necessary task. Oh, we know there’s not much to see at this point, but as the cells keep dividing and specializing, it gets incredibly complex, doesn’t it? Yet, each cell maintains it’s own identity and a duty not only to the team of cells, but of it’s own growth, nourishment needs, waste elimination needs, and reproductive tasks. Wow! In all of this we can safely say that there is an awareness, however tiny, through it all, guiding the process along. Not only is the cell aware of its needs, but it also begins specializing in those particular tasks assigned to it.
If you stumbled upon this piece thinking it’s all about biology, it’s not. We’re laying the groundwork for a discussion in Spirituality. Don’t worry, we’ll arrive there soon. See you next time for the next piece of the puzzle.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“At what point was my body infused with Spirit?”
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