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Peeling the ONION [we might be all living inside our personal realities]

  1. Prodio profile image60
    Prodioposted 2 years ago

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    Have you ever noticed that the palms of your hands get molded in lines after a certain age?


    Palmistry is a phony subject, of course.




    Reality seems to be different for everyone. Or - to be more precise - I think that reality is like an onion - with many layers in it. The number of layers that you have ever peeled (during your stay in this world) - determines the level of your access to the huge spectrum of reality.

    If you have a weak bank account. If you have weak spiritual bank account - then your reality would certainly be a poor one - without much color in it - while black and grey dominating the theme.



    The effect of material reality on our consciousness [which, of course, is not something material] can be magical.



    Some people - it seems - can never raise their heads from a reality that has made them forcefully close their inner eye. When you come into contact with them - converse with them - you may sense this disturbing aura of a blockage that has killed their hearts. Did they ever have a heart? I think they did - but they lost them.




    A Californian sunrise can be beautiful. If you have your own house - a fixed income - a healthy body and a clean mind - then reality can offer you magically beautiful experiences. We haven't - on its atomic level - understood reality yet. But - it seems undeniably true that behind this delicate and incredibly precise system - if we observe it with a quietened mind - we may momentarily receive glimpses of an extended dimension of infinite sentience - the marks an intelligence that is sustaining this entire cosmos - maintaining this incredibly beautiful engineering, to allow human experience upon it.

    1. HowardBThiname profile image89
      HowardBThinameposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You got a good amount of that backwards but at least you're trying. smile

      1. Prodio profile image60
        Prodioposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        The strength of that attraction is difficult to deny. :-)

        1. HowardBThiname profile image89
          HowardBThinameposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          That was a compliment. Some don't even try. They are content to be told what is what and never feel the urge to step outside the box.

          1. Prodio profile image60
            Prodioposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            "You got a good amount of that backwards "

            1. HowardBThiname profile image89
              HowardBThinameposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Nothing wrong with a good joke.

              1. Prodio profile image60
                Prodioposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Agreed.

    2. EncephaloiDead profile image60
      EncephaloiDeadposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      But, we all share reality equally. Our access to it is not hindered in any way other than what our technology currently lacks to observe, measure and test it. And, while we may not yet understand every single detail of how all of reality works, that does not support the concept of having levels of access to it.



      That doesn't make sense. What is the definition of  "spiritual bank account"? What constitutes and defines a "poor"  spiritual bank account? Why are  spiritual bank accounts referred to by using the color spectrum? What do each of the colors represent? What is the meaning of theme and how is it dominated by colors? What does the domination of colors have to do with reality?



      Do you believe in magic?



      Where exactly is the inner eye located and how does it see anything if it's inside something? It kind of contradicts the purpose of eyes.



      Huh?



      Perhaps, not everything yet, but we do understand a great deal about reality on the "atomic level". It's called quantum field theory.



      True, we can easily imagine intelligence and engineering in our universe, but the facts and evidence of reality don't support that particular imagined glimpse.

      1. Prodio profile image60
        Prodioposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You seem to have a profound imagination.




        hahahaha!

        1. EncephaloiDead profile image60
          EncephaloiDeadposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          So, do you refuse to answer my questions, refuse to explain and define your assertions, refuse any engagement whatsoever?

          I can only assume you agree with everything I said, profoundly.

          1. Prodio profile image60
            Prodioposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Feel free to agree with yourself.



            hahahahaha!

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
              Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              ED: Have you ever heard of Baba Ram Dass? He wrote a very widely read book in the 70's. (Be Here Now) There are others, such as The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda. 

              "Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert; April 6, 1931) is an American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the seminal 1971 book Be Here Now. He is known for his personal and professional associations with Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s, for his travels to India and his relationship with the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba, and for founding the charitable organizations Seva Foundation and Hanuman Foundation. He continues to teach via his website."

              Carlos Castaneda:
              In his books, Castañeda narrates in first person the events leading to and following after his meeting Matus, a half-Yaqui "Man of Knowledge", in 1960. Castañeda's experiences with Matus inspired the works for which he is known. He also says the sorcerer bequeathed him the position of nagual, or leader of a party of seers. He also used the term "nagual" to signify that part of perception which is in the realm of the unknown yet still reachable by man, implying that, for his party of seers, Don Juan was a connection in some way to that unknown. Castañeda often referred to this unknown realm as nonordinary reality.
              I am not recommending these books, but if you really want to get some insight on alternate realities, these will help.

              1. Prodio profile image60
                Prodioposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Eckhart Tolle is good too.

              2. EncephaloiDead profile image60
                EncephaloiDeadposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Yes, insight into alternate realities using drugs.

                1. Prodio profile image60
                  Prodioposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  There are many types of drugs.

      2. Prodio profile image60
        Prodioposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        "All the fifty years of conscious brooding have brought me no closer to answer the question, “What are light quanta?” Of course today every r**cal thinks he knows the answer, but he is deluding himself."



        ~ Albert Einstein [Quoted in Raymond W. Lam, Seasonal Affective Disorder and Beyond (1998)]

        1. EncephaloiDead profile image60
          EncephaloiDeadposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Can we then conclude by the constant use of irrelevant, pointless, out of context quotes, you actually have nothing to say? Incapable of pointing out any errors or flaws in my response to your OP?

          1. Prodio profile image60
            Prodioposted 2 years ago in reply to this
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    Emile Rposted 2 years ago

    If you look at reality, understanding that individual perception is unique; couple that with the many worlds theory of multiple universes (where each decision you make causes a split, pushing one split into an alternate reality)...you can imagine that the layers of the onion are infinite.

 
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