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Daily Nugget of Gold 1833

Daily Nugget of Gold 1833

How Many Centers of Consciousness?

In our home you may find as many as 6 adults, 5 cats, one dog, two fish, and a rabbit, if no one else is visiting and if all of us are home. Simple math question here, how many centers of consciousness are there in this house? We’re sorry, but we know the answer isn’t so obvious. It’s almost a dead certainty that it isn’t 14. In fact, it would probably only take a moment or two to find evidence showing that the obvious or simple answer is dead wrong.

Worse, we’re going to examine this further in thought, and we’re going to show that the answer is infinitely higher, or far lower. We’re just not sure where this is going to end up, exactly. Currently, the dog is sleeping on the chair behind us. Lucky dog.

Okay, so let’s remind everyone of the insect kingdom. Yeah, we didn’t mention them, but there they are, and being as they make decisions, and act on them, most of us will probably agree they have some amount of conscious awareness, but we’d also likely agree, it would be hard to relate to them.

Individuals, it seems, are made up of cells, right? Well, each cell has the ability to make some rudimentary decisions like take in food, excrete waste, signal hunger, or what have you. Obviously, there are trillions and trillions of these in the household and they might cluster some of their work into groups (my foot aches or my dog’s butt itches, you know…) it can be shown that they have different levels of awareness and while part of a whole or team, they aren’t all the same, are they?

We’ve probably taken your thoughts from something that appeared to be quite simple into something else that seemed to be almost infinitely complex. Let’s get done to basics, though. Just like the foot or the dog’s butt, we all might just be parts of an even greater whole.

We know because of past surgeries on epileptic patients that if you slice the two hemispheres of the brain apart, cutting the corpus callosum, that one of the strange things that happens is that two distinct personalities emerge. Still, these may be illusions of parts of a greater whole. Your eye is nothing like your knee, but they do share the same type of electrical signals connecting the brain. In that way, two individuals who seem to have little in common than maybe they find themselves under one roof, might actually share, at some level, their awareness or being. Something to think about.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“Where and what is my Spiritual center?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 1832

Daily Nugget of Gold 1832

More Quantum Weirdness- Weirder Still

We’ve heard the expressions: “What’s done is done” and “No use crying over spilled milk” and maybe “You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube” But, can the future affect the past? Well, in the world we normally live and function in, it sure seems like the past is over and there’s no way to correct it.

Let’s float the theory that consciousness is fundamental again. If that were true, would it be possible for someone to do something tomorrow that would affect the past? Does your brain hurt yet? Sorry about that.

What science has demonstrated thus far is that at least on the quantum level of things (the very tiny) there is no such thing as a definite “arrow of time”- events can happen today which affect things backwards in time as well as forwards. Albert Einstein even commented, something to the effect that “Time is an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

Here’s the rub on the very tiny, it is a most definite level of what makes up things in the physical universe. Even though we’re human beings, for example, we can scale down and study our microscopic parts, our cells. We can go down further and study the molecules that make up those cells. More, and we’re at the atomic level of things. Still more, sub-atomic. Eventually, we’re down to where there is no clear boundary between the atomic world and the quantum world.

We have no such option as doing without quantum physics, so much of our technological revolution has been based on it and its strange proclivities. Experiments like “The Quantum Eraser” experiment clearly show that events today can affect events of the past. We just took a few aspirin, ourselves. We “feel” your pain!

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What is the basis, the true basis, of belief?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 1831

Daily Nugget of Gold 1831

Extremely Weird Quantum Events

What’s the difference between a hitter in baseball averaging .250 and another averaging .300? One has a one-in four chance of getting a hit, the other less than a one in three chance but that’s a tremendous difference as far as overall chances of winning or losing games is concerned, and the person who can demonstrate the higher level of performance may (and likely will) make millions of dollars more in pay. That’s statistics for you. No, seriously, even kids get that, well, at least they used to when kids still played outdoors…

Statistics is how we measure the small stuff so we know what’s going on. It’s a mathematical window into a world we might not be able to uncover, otherwise. Scientists use statistical modeling and analysis frequently to understand tendencies and events more thoroughly. So what are we getting at here? The power of intent. Huh?!!

We’re talking about mind over matter, here, folks. Before you give yourself a migraine headache trying to move that paperclip across your desk, or bend that spoon like the kid did in The Matrix, please understand that these are Hollywood type events which are rather lavish embellishments of the truth. There is ample evidence, scientific evidence, if you will, that mind can alter what matter does. Not once in a while, not only when a particular person is conducting an experiment, but in replicable studies which have gone on over the last 50 years, in some cases.

The meta-analysis of some of these studies are six or seven sigma deviations from chance. That’s huge. We’ll leave it up to mathematicians of the world to explain to you what we just said, you can look it up on the internet. Still, your paperclip just sits there and the spoon is as stiff as it always was. So why should we care? Because every action is made up of tiny, minuscule parts and that’s true for even the grandest scale of things.

All this mind-over-matter stuff really doesn’t seem to be of much import…except for another interesting theory: That consciousness is fundamental. What that theory means is that matter, all matter in every form, isn’t possible without a conscious entity or agent present to produce it. Suddenly all the weird paranormal “Psi” events that happen in our lives to almost all of us, make sense. If matter is merely one of the products of consciousness, then what’s possible is far more than we ever dreamed. Further- it means that our awareness isn’t something we have because of it’s arising or unfoldment through matter.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“Am I really just a meat sack that became aware, or am I something more?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 1830

Daily Nugget of Gold 1830

Cut and Dry…well, Sorta

What are we talking about? Sexual harassment, for one. Abuse, for another. There’s nothing nice about it. Any unwanted overtures or acts or threats of harm are not a fun topic of discussion, but these things must come up if we are going to train people accordingly for the workplace, and indeed, for life in general.

In many places the law has evolved accordingly, and often times we frame the existence of these things from the perspective of the victim. We do that so that we do the best we can to minimize the instances occurring in the first place, we recognize the differences of opinion that victims may have with their alleged assailants- but our highest priority is placed in shielding the potential victim from additional harm. No argument there.

What about people who falsely accuse someone of something? Who’s the victim here? The person making the accusation? Or is it perhaps the innocent victim of the accusation? For legal issues, we often have to make judgments based on all the evidence, but if we are left down to calling it based on one person’s word over another, it obviously can be very messy indeed.

There’s a safety valve here that most human resource professionals know about. Did the alleged victim ask the alleged perpetrator to stop doing whatever it was the alleged victim believed was offensive? Why is that safety valve important? A coworker might compliment someone on their appearance perhaps. Maybe a person may look at another and just be daydreaming about something else entirely and the alleged victim grew uncomfortable thinking that they were ogling them. Without someone saying, “Hey, that makes me uncomfortable” there’s often no logical way to know what’s in another person’s head.

There are things we all pretty much assume are inappropriate, like slapping a coworkers butt. Well, we say that, but we can think of one place that this is considered to be entirely appropriate and to this day, in the workplace where these people work, it’s done all the time. If you don’t know, you’re not a fan of watching Major League Baseball, most likely. Context is important. If those guys went into the front office and did that to the secretary, she may have a different perspective.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“How is it possible to truly know for sure what someone else’s perceptions were, about anything?”

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Daily Nugget of Gold 1829

Daily Nugget of Gold 1829

Animalistic Behavior

Hooray! We’ve got another title which made the spell-check program say, “What?” The term animalistic behavior is about behaviors of animals, particularly those that are physical or insensitive. The term is often used to describe negative behavior in humans. Let’s give an example of this in the wild kingdom. The mighty lion is considered “the king of beasts” by many folks because it sits at or near the top of the food chain, so to speak. A male lion who conquers another male, chases off the loser and mates with what was, the loser’s pride- or harem of lionesses. If they have any offspring from the former lion, the victor will likely kill them, and perhaps, eat them.

Scientists understand the logic the male is using in forming the decision to do such a thing, the victorious male doesn’t want his resources used to further the gene pool of another male, particularly the loser. Well, maybe he didn’t actually think all this through, and was merely acting out of “instinct”. We’ll never really know for sure, will we? Just the same, if a human male did that with the babies of another male, belonging to the female he now has a relationship with, there’d be societal consequences to that action, wouldn’t there be?

This is the sort of thing that separates human beings from animals. Animals may indeed adapt many human emotions and positive qualities, overcoming the base instincts that, while they aren’t punished in the animal kingdom, we’d probably frown upon in our enlightened view. Do humans sometimes display such horrible negative behaviors? Absolutely. There is nothing negative in understanding that this is an unfortunate reality of life.

There’s such a thing known as the “Queen Bee Syndrome” which is well known and very well documented. It has to do with a female boss being overly harsh on female workers, and it may not stop there, Males who are perceived to be friends of targets are fair game, too. Certainly, not all female bosses are inflicted by this, but we would call such a thing an animalistic behavior because it disregards the important attributes of the normal leader and worker relationship and actually interferes with organizational goals.

We aren’t writing this to condemn people, however. Our point is that we want to recognize such traits when they occur and have a plan in regards to dealing with those situations that such a thing creates. Further, someone with a counterproductive psychological disorder doesn’t benefit from our judgment, they are an inflicted person, they have a flaw- as we all have flaws.

We had just better be prepared and plan accordingly whenever we must deal with them. The best thing we might be able to do is to remove ourselves from their circle of influence, and then wish for them enlightenment and all the blessings that life has to offer. Separation is likely the key here, but the other part? That keeps our heart in the vibrational state necessary to act out of love and not malice. That helps attract to us the positive things in life we all crave and enjoy. It helps keep ourselves out of the realm of the animalistic behaviors we abhor.

Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves

“What is the cost of failing to recognize the negative attributes of my own behavior?”

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