This month is a month of accelerating and profound change. What is emerging, at last, are our abilities to know and understand what it means to be alive. There is evidence all over the world that this planet is subject to profound change and everything we thought we knew about life could change so much so that it is bewildering. As I see it:
A Pole Shift is occurring: It was fifty years ago at MIT that I first learned about pole shifts. The North Pole and South Pole switch roles. We were aware that we were approaching a pole shift. Exactly when it would occur was not certain but it was getting close enough to discuss what effects it would have on life. There are species dependent on familiar compass directions – birds, for example. Thus when 80,000 birds fell from the sky in a single event, that would be what we would have expected in a pole shift that is, in fact, now in the process of happening. The evidence is becoming overwhelming.
Science, as we’ve known it, used to predict, to control, force, measure, determine cannot understand life from those perspectives. First there is life, and then there may be abstractions. It is never the case that abstractions create life. Today, considering the power of the IBM machine known as WATSON some are predicting the end of humans, as unnecessary, given the power of WATSON. This kind of thinking illustrates the blindness of such a worldview. The basic nature of reality is life. As we begin to understand life, it is clear what we thought was reality, i.e., the world of physics, is a tragic limited misunderstanding—though in providing useful tools, it does lead to helpful technology.
I see the decade of the 1970’s was extremely important as a period of learning that physics is not the fundamental science. Our natural reality is life; a world of smiling faces, fluttering leaves, resting cats, and billowing clouds. Yet today’s science hides behind abstractions. Instrumental pointer readings are thought to be real. But nowhere amongst pointer readings and associated mathematics is there a living entity. Biophysicists have made far more relevant discoveries since 1990 revealing life between the forms and structures, i.e., the role of sounds, color, and wave-like qualities.
In future articles, I will be describing this emerging reality being discovered about life. To view this living reality through the current dominant views of physics, the ways of life are incomprehensible. Living entities are organisms. Humans have 75 trillion cells functioning in simultaneity, living together as a single entity. No collection of parts can be assembled to make an organism because an organism grows itself as a unity. Seeing what has been achieved I stand in awe, but I am, never-the-less, amazed at our continued entrapment by materialism to see anything beyond the structures, the “thingness” of living entities.
I have read about research leading to artificial structures imitating what structures a cell might make. Thus some believe artificial cells are possible, but the structures are not living; they perish. In a living structure there is an awareness of purpose, a life that goes on no matter what. It is a mystery, to some, as to why someone with a shattered body could just keep going. There is clearly something living-alive beyond the structures.
So what does all this have to do with the pole shift? I have read that pole shifts don’t always reach damaging extremes. A pole shift may have wiped out the dinosaurs, but in a living universe we are connected and could mediate a less damaging extreme. We could awaken, get it and pay attention to the message that we need to live life in harmony with life-itself – rather than trying to control, impose and force it to conform to some abstraction.