Friday, June 22, 2012

You are Consciousness

I was watching a David Icke video the other day and he said something that really stuck in my head, like a hypnotic suggestion.

(I'm not going to try to quote it word for word, maybe I can find the video to post below.)

Think about when you die and leave your body, what is left, what are "you"?

You are consciousness, that's the you that survives.

I'm not sure what clicked so well for me but I pretended that I (my body) had died.

I, my consciousness, was the same, just like it is now.

The only difference, no physical body.

Ever since that little experiment, I have been looking at the world in a slightly different way.

I hope I can make it stick with me, I like it, I feel a little braver.

Getting older makes me feel like I have less to lose anyway, this really adds to it.

Anyway, I hope that whole thing made sense to at least some of you.


Bob said...

I watched my stepson die a few weeks ago from acute pancreitus. We were all (family) around his bed in the Oklahoma City Hospital ICU. His kidneys had failed, his gall bladder had failed, his liver had failed.

About the only things going near the end was his lungs and heart, and the doctors recommended(after 36 days) pulling the plug since his lungs were about to fail completely.

The monitor they had hooked up to him had five of those lines that showed heartbeat and other vitals, and when they removed all the tubes of the life support systems, my eyes went straight to that monitor.

I watched, frozen to the spot, as those five lines - one by one - went flat.

I will never do that again.

When the last one went flat, I knew that Ken - or whatever Ken was - was gone.

Several seconds went by, perhaps 30 or so, and suddenly his body made a huge gasp for air. The doc called it a "death rattle".

It startled the hell out of me since I knew beyond doubt that Ken was gone, and that, even with Ken's conciousness or soul -whatever - gone, his body made one great attempt at survival, even if just for one more breath, for a few seconds of existence more.

I am still trying to figure out what it all means. But I now consider the possibility that my body and whatever makes me me are separate entities.

"I" may be nothing more than a low-intensity magnetic field generated and maintained by my body's brain.

Is there any sort of possibility that this "field" can detach itself from the body and survive when the physical brain ceases to function?

Perhaps drawing sustainable energy from the vast magnetic fields and waves of energies created everywhere in the Universe?

I see no way our present understanding of such things can explain or verify this.

Just rambling...

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Schism, eh?
I always wondered what happened to that pet quantum singularity I had growing up. /s

Honestly and seriously, though...Thay Icke guy reminds me of televangelists, and especially the "Crossing Over" dude some friends of mine went to see and who was exposed a few months later as a fraud.
All this crunchy, New Age shit is WHY libertarians & Ron Paul do not have much traction politically:
One minute we are talking about Constitutionality, national sovereignty & sound money, then we flake out & start spewing OOBE, UFOs, Edgar fkn Cayce...all about as popular with the mainstream as a turd in a punchbowl!

texlahoma said...

Bob - Sorry to hear that, man.

I had wondered about your stepson after you mentioned driving back and forth but was afraid to ask.

I'm not extremely religious but I have no doubt that we survive death.

I think that this material world is the unnatural state, maybe we are just here to learn? I'm not sure.
I think time is an Earthly thing that doesn't really exist unless you are here.
Anyway, that's just one man's opinion.

texlahoma said...

Galt - I don't really get the connection between Ron Paul and new age shit.
Unless...If this blog was some kind of official Libertarian or Ron Paul site, I wouldn't touch the new age stuff with a ten foot pole, but since this blog is basically just a guy for Oklahoma openly wondering and questioning what is real and what is fake, I doubt I do much damage to the cause.
Maybe I misunderstand what you are saying.

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