Fusion of consciousnesses
The fusion of consciousness’s may ease the fusion of particles, which will provide a new source of energy; moreover, the fusion of consciousness’s allows a greater creativeness. This fusion happens in fugitive and episodic ways, yet one may train and become creative with others: the individual grows in opening oneself to the world and in welcoming others in this opening. Patanjali’s yoga sutras described the fusion within the individual consciousness; nowadays the task is to do it at a collective level. Thus human consciousness may multiply its mental understanding and creativeness in order to respond to the problems of this time.
Human being thinks and is able to find solutions, to invent technical systems. One realized that this rationality is limited, on one hand because it chooses not the optimal solution, but the best solution available in a limited time; on another hand, this intelligence solves the problems that can be accessed by its immediate vision, but it does not take into account long-term effects.
Collectively, humanity is slightly intelligent, it can feed itsel and warm itself, yet traffic jams every morning on the whole planet show how little humanity thinks. Many problems arise because of intellectual constraints, when each trade follows its own logic, follows pre established patterns but does not open to others outlooks nor question the Why. Examples are plenty.
Anyone knows examples of incoherency, we’ll describe briefly two of them. We’ll see later cases where intelligence is unfolding collectively. They may pass unnoticed, however it is in that direction that this paper would like to go.
The human being is self-aware and intelligence may be described as a pulsation: the consciousness perceives the environment then, in a re centering move, an idea arises, a new link of meaning emerges. This return to oneself is the mark of consciousness. How can this inward move be shared, experienced with several people?
In the pulsation, consciousness is re centered at regular intervals and inspiration precedes the emergence of ideas. Consciousness never comes back to the same state, it goes forth always receptive to the world, while sending out attention and looking for the meaning of what is perceived; this progression is opening to the world (according to the remarks of Husserl and Merleau-Ponty). This opening to the world is made toward the not-self and recognizes the like in the outlook of the other: acknowledgment of spirit. The opening to the world opens to the other and when a common object is aimed for, the openings combine with each other to weave a mesh of whorls. (see the figure).
The interaction with the world may be drawn as an arrow, the opening describes an exploration of space depicted by a curve that rounds up and draws interiority. These whorls – without defined beginning or ends – may compose in a single whorl or resulting interiority; this is group consciousness.For the individual to identify oneself as such, the interiority has to stabilize to slow down and to become a loop, and this gives it its consistency.
How can one represent the fusion of consciousness’s? The fusion denotes the moment when I am neither you, nor matter, not an "I" separate from others in my own fortress, we are opening to the world, mindful together.One may start from the situation, the need motivating this convergence of attentions, of these outlooks. This motive is the pole of attention, it may be a concrete situation or an abstract question; it is represented by a black dot. The attentions which are unfolding as suspending links, exploring their surroundings, may be represented by whorls –moving forward in spirals as photons; together they shape the field of consciousness, represented by a luminous space or white disk. Outside of this disk or within some loops are condensing and defining themselves as objects, there are individuals or answers that the question aroused.
Life cycle of a presentation
Thus the jewel (the black dot) is found amidst the lotus (luminous field) emerging form the surface where things set down and define themselves. This representation is compliant with the mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum“ meaning “Greetings to You, the jewel in the lotus“. Here we have chosen as a pole the question to be solved - relatively objective. Oriental mystics put Spirit in the center of the circle; both representations have value. Practical examples described above show that it is the common goal, which provokes the focus, the listening and the shared creativeness of the group.
Movement of 3 spheres
Exercise for fusing consciousnesses
In a ring for particles, as it is in the CERN (Center for European Nuclear Research), the beam guided by magnets is accelerated and then, by inertia, it goes bombing a target outside of the ring. Here we aim to promote fusion, thus to accelerate a beam of attention thanks to the magnets that we are, then to focus the beam toward the inside where, by abstraction, the beam fuses. Energy can be collected in a great blue crystal.
Here is an outline you can experiment in group ; it is, so we believe, the basis of the fleeting fusion of collective intelligence.
THE RING OF CONSCIOUSNESSES
The body relaxed, poised emotions, the mind alert and clear, we take contact with the Source of attention which we may visualize as a transparent sun above the head.
Each sun send out /becomes a light particle that fleets to the right side. All particles are rotating together in the ring of consciousness’s.
OM OM OM
1) a goal that all can see, 2) an active listening to ideas, and 3) the individual creativeness; those are the conditions for developing the collective creativeness.
Now let us go to the perspectives.
A concrete goal helps to focus the attention and to unite people, for the obtained results foster the pursuit of the action. One may think about any campaign for helping people, to the rescue of people etc. Examples of such physical mutual aid are many; NGOs remind us of that, their number is a sign of human health. However, what is asked is to apply the basic suggestion of the NGO many times, it’s not a collective creativeness nor a result of fusion of consciousness’s. These conditions of success are hard to fulfill.
A small number of participants (5 or 7) promotes listening, ...
Probably in a second time, it will be possible to move to a much larger scale, and to solve a regional problem, whose goal is less concrete or apparent. Finally the world situation – global warming, water or energy supply, economy – requires more selflessness, more patience in order to achieve a global objective; it requires listening actively to ideas and not merely to speeches given in a room. In that direction the evolution servers are working, they are workers in the field of thinking and of the Presence. Underlying presence as the space that surrounds us, beyond or back any awareness.
The world situation requires creators, and they will arise. Meanwhile we can all contribute in realizing that we are first offering our being to our close ones, then our thoughts to all seekers. Most of all, the world needs selfless thinkers who open ways for the future. We are offering our being to our close ones, who is close to us? Are we close to human beings, to the future? Do we want to open ourselves to the world, to possibilities?
The complete paper to download
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