Daily Nugget of Gold 1569

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it’s a powerful thing. Whether it’s sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.” – Phylicia Rashad

Daily Nugget of Gold 1569

Microbiology and You

Whether or not you care to take a closer look at yourself, microbiology has everything to do the person you see in the mirror. We can be totally ignorant of that fact, and many of us are- or we can be cognoscente of it and have a deeper understanding of just who and what we are. What we’re made of is a vast collection of individual cells, all working in concert. What’s interesting about this is that when we talk about society, we are individuals who come together and achieve common goals as our quote in our header indicates. That the microbiology is mimicked in social circles is probably less of an coincidence, but instead- a predetermined arrangement.

The trillions and trillions of cells that make up our body have an awareness of their own. These cells make decisions based on that awareness which are intelligently guided. They decide when to take in nourishment, what substances actually are food, they decide to eliminate waste, they perform functions that are needed by the body, and they receive direction in the form of chemical signals from the brain which can alter their behavior. The cells in our body reproduce and are replaced regularly, and for most of us- they do this without incident. While most of us wouldn’t characterize cells as possessing wisdom themselves, the collective organiztion of what makes us up is truly amazing.

Several times in the recent past we’ve talked about Donald Hoffman’s research on consciousness and his theory describing “conscious agents”. A conscious agent in his theory is one who has experience, can make decisions based on that experience, takes action based on that decision, and receives feedback from the world which it perceives and uses to repeat the cycle. Hoffman also pointed out that 2 or more agents can act as one, and in fact- the amount of agents that can act together this way is unlimited. In describing this in the simplest of terms, we get a glimpse of what goes on at our cellular level. Multiply that by approximately 100 trillion and you have that person you call you.

As we think of ourselves as individuals, it probably would also be wise to give a nod to the collective consciousness which comes together on our behalf and makes us who we are.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

Where does the intelligence come from which is embedded in each of my cells?”

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