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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more. ---Lord Byron
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    On Global Awareness
    Creating both environmental and technological awareness in our postmodern world is absolutely necessary to ensure the survival of humans on Earth, yet this task is clearly one of the most difficult that we have faced in history. It is obvious that humans and all aspects of nature are affecting each other at an increasing rate. And in the end, it comes down to the struggle between human free will and the natural order that has ruled over Earth since the formation of the planet, and only by finding a way to establish a balance between our growth and the environment, will our future be guaranteed. We must realize that as long as the human race is barreling down its current path, corrupting and demoralizing the natural world and even our fellow man, we take a step closer to an untimely doom.

    On one hand there are people that see little or no need to curb human activities, actually desiring more of the aggressive takeover of the world, including the minds of the people; and on the other hand there are some so backward in their visions, that they believe humans need to revert all ideas, beliefs and habits of civilization back to an almost prehistoric state of harmony with nature. The solution to our problems lie in the lesser of both extremes, a middle way, that promotes human advancement while halting environmental degradation. Since every person affects the environment in someway, it is necessary to educate and provide individual people with sufficient and correct knowledge so that they can do their part and spread the word. This bottom-up approach is the only means to a positive end. For example, if everyone understood the inefficiency and harmful effects of the coal industry, then more people would turn to renewable resources, thereby reducing dependence on coal and eventually ridding it from our current energy system.

    The duality of our societies and governments of our developed world is one of the main factors preventing a solution. Our leaders from the past several decades have increased the size of our governments, among other things, making the everyday citizen feel a little more left out and undervalued. This has led to apathy and ignorance among the general populace. It is necessary for everyone to realize that protecting and ensuring the future is an individual duty, and only through awakening will we be able to reach humanity's fullest, most beautiful and extraordinary potential. In seeing the Truth that resides in everyone of us, we will be able to reach the Infinite. If we can find a means to express the Truth so that it becomes blatantly apparent, then there is little need for regulations on human free will. The tremendous individual power that will result, will lead to unhindered productivity along an environmentally-sound and technology-driven path.

    I think that we should have free energy by now— why can't we tap into Earth's natural electromagnetic field?—, but do to little investment into appropriate concepts and opposition by those benefiting from our current energy solutions, our world continues on a path of greed, warmongering and ignorance, lacking any real competition and efficiency. It is obvious that those with an exorbitant amount of money and power seek to obtain even more (save those that are investing into the well being of humanity and all life), otherwise they wouldn't be those greedy individuals that are running our world behind the scenes, promoting mind-controlling fear.

    Their time is up.

    Our postmodern generations are realizing the important tasks at hand, and it is undoubtedly up to us to adapt to the consequences that spawned from the actions before our time. Only in adapting will we be able to survive. But this process of adapting is unlike any other that has ever pervaded life. Humans are already altering their very minds and bodies with various forms of technology. It is because of this fact, this new branch of evolution, that light has been shed on why humanity, and Earth, are nestled into the current state of affairs. I cannot, nor want to, imagine the horrid implications of what is to become if the current system of worldwide governmental and corporate affairs continue as they do today. How far can we really expand this imbalance between people, wealth, health, etc? I may sound pessimistic by prophesizing ultimate doom, but I am acting, knowing and thinking only with optimism, for I believe what must be done has already happened.

    Evolving and adapting into a new "system" is continually occurring, but each passing day presents new opportunities to jump start individual evolution, thereby increasing the evolution of those people in your lives. I look at my fellow minds and hearts on Space Collective and wonder, what makes us so different in how, why and what we think from the seemingly typical self-loathing person.

    How can we promote awareness and the Truth to those that seek outside to find what's really inside?

    *Picture by Alex Grey

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    weather     Tue, Dec 1, 2009  Permanent link
    How can we promote awareness and the Truth to those that seek outside to find what's really inside?

    nagash     Tue, Dec 1, 2009  Permanent link
    It's sad that many future tragedies will not be avoided simply because people cant react to danger until it is in your face. no matter how loud we stress the current social, ecological and energy issues of the planet... most people just don't care, and will not care until the water reach their feet. then, it will be too late, of course, but that's what it takes to a global awareness: global tragedy.

    don't get me wrong, I do believe we must keep fighting... at least, I will.
    this "doom" you talk about can not be avoided in many respects, but we can think forward to it. like the people that are freezing and storing coral sample from all varieties and species. It's already a fact that coral reefs will vanish from earth in the next decade. so, we better secure the means so we can rebuild them in the future... maybe.
    Infinitas     Tue, Dec 1, 2009  Permanent link
    I think Art does have that ability, but for that inside transformation to take place it requires more than just seeing a picture, hearing a song or reading a poem to make the lightning strike, though I can't rule out that it hasn't happened for some. I assume most folks here would agree that their "awareness" has only arisen after some extended period of time of pouring effort into themselves. Right now I think humanity's time is limited.

    Maybe a better question to ask is: how can we bring about this awareness in a short enough period of time so that we can institute the change sooner rather than later?

    Maybe someone can create music that triggers some resonance between our brain waves and those of our Earth or universe thereby promoting direct enlightenment. Now that would be awesome.

    Though it saddens me to see our coral reefs and rain forests disappear in front of our eyes, I know that long after humans are dead and gone Earth will still be around, revitalizing itself, flourishing with all sorts of brilliant, new life. My concern is not so much protecting our current natural habitats as it is protecting the most advanced forms of life on But in doing so we are not only providing ourselves with a better life, but we are also saving the rest of the planet.
    weather     Thu, Dec 3, 2009  Permanent link
    i stand by my answer.
    i believe that true art can be far more abstract than a picture, poem or song and can deliver something far more potent than an image, statement or message.

    As a performance artist I've learned that the interpretation of art is relative, however I believe that a true artist is less concerned of the critique or interpretation that his/her material will receive and more with process of creation. The act of creation.

    The artist is God if their expression is pure and fluid. This is an expression of Truth, regardless of the material.

    I am interested in the medium of performance and improvisational art to communicate this. A performer is being witnessed in the act of creation. I think that the presence and the flow of the artist in a moment of unfiltered pure expression has an energetic resonance that breaks down the filters of others and brings them into the experience of the moment.
    Think of the compassionate loving energy you feel when you're around an 'enlightened' human being.

    Maybe this is idealist, but if you, as an artist or mystic or whatever have the ability to bring someone into the experience of the moment, is that not a profound catalyst for change?

    Art brings awareness which thus brings change?

    Check out my newest post...i tried to express this more eloquently.
    Infinitas     Thu, Dec 3, 2009  Permanent link
    The artist is God if their expression is pure and fluid. This is an expression of Truth, regardless of the material.

    I completely agree.

    Last night I uploaded a new post and made a similar comparison about how I write by what I feel, just as you seem to do with your art.

    Even though a poet's expression is pure and fluid, that doesn't mean that anyone who sees, reads or hears the work, automatically feels how the poet does, no?

    For example, I wish my family and friends could really understand how I feel about what I feel. I could express myself to my utmost ability, yet I can't infuse compassion into them.

    I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it. -The Matrix
    weather     Fri, Dec 4, 2009  Permanent link
    of course, however the realization of the existence of said 'door' can be a giant leap for some.
    HelloAlexCL     Sat, Dec 5, 2009  Permanent link
    I think the kinds of differences in thought between the kinds of people you mentioned are somewhat superficial. There is a rigorous rationale (rationality, reason) that both "types" share. I think the task we face - as the immensely powerful superorganism we've become - is to recognize the common motivation we all share. This motivation is synonymous with planetary purpose. I think this will occur naturally, perhaps when we recognize our collective power - bestowed upon even the single individual or small groups of individuals by the progress we've made as a species (think about the threat of superviruses, terrorism, nuclear weapons). This recognition, as one might imagine, may come at a great cost. I think we stand at the brink of a copernican revolution of the mind from an ego-based cognition to a collective intelligence. I wonder how "human" this collective intelligence will be, though, and to what degree it already exists.
    HelloAlexCL     Sat, Dec 5, 2009  Permanent link
    By the way, the picture you used fits so perfectly with what you say in your post, and with what I said in my comment too.
    Infinitas     Sat, Dec 5, 2009  Permanent link
    I have been thinking about the idea that all humans are on a natural and distinct path of evolution. Unless we ultimately destroy ourselves, then we will just reach higher levels of consciousness. In this respect, every person would be on a sort of conscious, spiritual journey, whether they realize it or not.

    HelloAlexCL, you mention a common motivation a towards this collective intelligence. How do you think we will recognize our collective power? Some are more motivated than others, and there are many who will, seemingly, never become aware. But I wonder if this awareness will happen regardless of attitude. Could there be something lurking in our subconscious, attempting to manifest itself without our knowledge?

    I can't imagine that every person on Earth has to wake up for this collective intelligence to come to fruition, so it seems logical that there is a sort of tipping point. Once enough people become aware, then it is only inevitable for everyone else to join in.
    weather     Mon, Dec 7, 2009  Permanent link
    kind of like a caterpillar just mysteriously knows to start building a chrysalis
    HelloAlexCL     Fri, Dec 11, 2009  Permanent link
    What I meant was that a collective intelligence could arise once a planetary purpose was recognized. Although I remain optimistic about our future as a species, I'm sort of pessimistic of how we'll recognize our own power. I think it's most likely to occur through the result of a disaster or a series of disasters. It could be something like the outbreak of a manmade supervirus, a virus that might kill us or an integral part of our ecosystem. Most likely though, it will be climate change. When environmental conditions of our own agency make much less of our earth inhabitable to us or plunge the world into dispersed warfare, people will wake up to their own power and thus potential.

    @weather I had a similar thought when I was looking at a spiderweb the other day.
    weather     Sun, Jan 3, 2010  Permanent link
    well said Alex