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Fractals, Patterns, Free Will, and Evolution: What is to become of the Human Species as a Being?
Fractals are smaller patterns that fit into and resemble larger patterns. Like in a hologram, where each tiny section is a representation of the whole. I believe the entire universe works this way. I also believe free will is the result of this fractal pattern in the universe.
A tree is a good example of the way fractals work. There is a trunk that braches off into smaller and smaller branches, finally ending in leaves that also resemble the whole, with a mini trunk and branches in each leaf (the stem and veins).
I believe everything follows a fractal pattern. Things might appear to be predestined, but only appear that way. There is actually choice along every branch in the pattern, as long as that choice conforms to one of the branches. There are natural laws, that can't be broken. But there is room for choice, as long as the choice conforms. The choices combine to make up a fractal smaller or larger than a similar pattern.
Everything is energy, and anything can conform to specific vibrations. As long as the vibration conforms to the pattern, it will exist. If it doesn't conform, it causes disharmony, and will be forced to conform, or be destroyed. There are only a certain number of patterns for the elements, and no more or less. All may exist, but no more.
All evolution is, is matter conforming to the patterns allowable by the fractal nature of the universe. Matter vibrates into the correct form. It isn't a predestined form, but it is a predestined pattern. Free will comes in when we are aware that there ARE choices. We can chose a branch, but only a predetermined one. But there are many branches. There are not an infinite number of branches, so there are not at infinite number of choices. Therefore, free will is not absolute, and not exactly "free". It is the ability to choose black or pink, but maybe not green. If there is no pattern for green, than that choice can't be made. It can be tried, but will cause disharmony in the trying, and pain and suffering. The pain and suffering happens because the choice is being forced back into pink or black.
The more self-awareness a piece of matter has, the more choice is available to it. This also means that more "bad" choices can be made with more self-awareness. There must be a purpose to free will. It's about making right choices, or suffering the consequences. It's not about judgment or punishment, but about becoming aware that there ARE right and wrong choices in any given situation. If we hurt others, we hurt ourselves. If we hurt ourselves, we hurt others as well.
Humans as a species is a larger fractal of a human being. The choices we make affect the species, which is a being unto itself, or in the process of becoming a whole. This is the result of the long series of choices made by all of life in the past up to now. Each of us is helping to create the Human Species. What will we become?