“You must not covet…”
— Exodus 20:17
Monotheism of modern Western and Middle Eastern civilization originates very late in the history of humanity’s spiritual practices. It doesn’t develop into a widely accepted belief until somewhere after the Age of Imperial exploration and colonization of the 16th century CE. Before this age, mankind believed in a plethora of various gods. Yet in stark contrast to today’s trend of historical intercontinental monotheism, mankind still has a wide spectrum of gods, god-characteristics, and various interpretations of “their god’s” revelations! In fact, when examined in this context, mankind does not have nor will ever have a consensus on whom or what god is. What does that suggest about reality?
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The idea, philosophy, or religious creeds of one Supreme Being is a human ego-coping mechanism for the harsh reality of humanity’s mortal existence and overall place in this vast Universe/Multiverse. Inside some minds and systems, and for various reasons, the frailty of life is perceived as needing higher purpose. Or does it?
Nature, as we have come to understand it scientifically and intuitively since the Renaissance, does not bear out one system, one standard, one species or animal, one race, one language, one plant, one lifespan, one restaurant (in Texas!), one website on the world-wide-web, one planet, one Sun, one galaxy…. one anything! Why does mankind try and try unsuccessfully to force it that way? Who sold us hook-line-and-sinker a one-dimensional, even two-dimensional law(s) of existence? When we attend school, especially after primary education, who wants to go and be told what to think rather than how to think? We being told what to think or how to act has never survived the test of time, anywhere, anytime in humanity’s entire history.
Look around; monism doesn’t exist. It exists only in our own mind’s coping department.
So why do we still cling to it? Why do some try to coerce it on others?
Change – The Only Constant
“History is a child
building a sand-castle by the sea,
and that child is the whole majesty
of man’s power in the world.”
I am nothing today what I was twenty-years ago. I’m even less what I was thirty-years ago. There are the typical changes: slower recovery, slower metabolism, much grayer, older smarter children (gratefully), nothing about my home and neighborhood are the same, but inside… emotionally, intellectually, spiritually… very different. One can choose to fight change or deny it, thus spending most of their days against nature; taking one step forward and two or three back. Or one can choose to embrace change and move with it, recognizing that we are firmly a part of this existence; not above it, not below it. In it!
Considering that it would take over 7-light years just to reach the nearest star in our galaxy, and a proton or neutron is 10 to (-13) the negative thirteenth centimeter and not even close to the smallest particle known, it is safe to say there is plenty of room for expansion for millions upon millions of years. Mankind hasn’t even scratched the surface of what is possible. Yet, for over three to four millennia or more we have consistently taught ourselves “No… not possible. Stay lazy.” And we’ve taught each other and our children and grandchildren that we are only capable of limited love: a mono-love when everything in nature and the Multiverse – and much of human behavior – demonstrates otherwise.
But here is the brain-warper: energy (or mass) may never be created nor destroyed and the sum of all energies within a system is constant. That is the Law of Conservation of Energy/Mass confirmed over and over by Einstein and other renown physicists. Change, or transition, is the only constant. And from conception, to birth, to youth and adulthood, from your ancestors to your descendants, then your death and into the other side… they are all an example of this law of constant change.
Risky Business of Jerry MaGuire’s You Complete Me
In the atomic world there are 118 confirmed elements in our Periodic Table as of 2012. However, with the cutting-edge studies being conducted over the last decade — e.g. CERN in Switzerland — this number could increase very soon. Quantum physics is breaking open the sub-atomic world. On the macro stage astrophysicists have only begun to discover and understand existence outside of the Milky Way. Within the Milky Way are 300-400 billion stars, think about that a minute; that’s eleven zeros, including our own Sun. The Hubble deep space telescope has observed approximately 10,000 other galaxies just through the single constellation Fornax; 1 out of 88 constellations that astrophysicists currently recognize. Imagine how many more exist once we peer through all 88 constellations. Suppose there are 10,000 galaxies in each of our 88 constellations. That is equal to 880,000 Milky Ways each with 300-400 billion Suns like ours.
Getting a slight picture of how mind-blowingly diverse our true existence really is?
Now back down to Earth. As of today’s posting date, the current population of the world is about 7.12 billion and growing fast! And Jerry MaGuire tries to tell us there is only 1 single person that “completes us”!? Does anyone realize what almost incomprehensibly FANTASTIC lottery odds those are? If these odds were anywhere close to being realistic, there would be…what(?)…. three divorces per generation and two people in severe poverty? Come on, seriously? And incidentally, many ancient sacred scriptures (including Judeo-Christian) teach that life, this existence, began androgynously. Chew on that a few minutes.
Let me be an even bigger romantic monogamy-fate-buster. Of the 118 confirmed elements, each of us possesses 18 of those 118 in various quantities (see table above) mixing into an extremely vast diverse human race. No one is exactly the same in their elemental form. Which means within the law of constant change through 80-90 years (current lifespan average), the odds of perceived chemical perfection with just ONE other person is….
Well, damn near non-existent — wearing horse-blinders with dark sunshades really. Ah, but don’t despair hopeless romantics.
Our Knights in Shining Armor Ride Everywhere!
The math that seems so discouragingly overwhelming is actually a 24-hour open buffet to all, especially if you believe there are other seekers just like you! How can this be true? Simple. If any of you have ever gone onto a dating-to-marry website – or for that matter not necessarily to marry – and entered your personal parameters and your constantly changing partner-preferences, then you know that simply within your region you will receive some 20-50 returned “potentials”. And that is just a miniscule population on the internet, on a given day or week, on a planet with 7.12+ billion. Imagine how many potentials you’d have returned if you widened your parameters to your whole country, all of them in their unique beautiful ways suited for you. Sorry Dr. Neil Warren of eHarmony dot com for having pulled open your Wizard of Oz curtain; marketing you got….mathematical 1-soul-matching, um…a three-ring (but glamorous) circus barring the lazy mules and donkeys that like/want the horse-blinders with dark shades!
You think that day isn’t coming? Change is constant, especially in human interactions.
The question, concern, (or fear?) isn’t the number of soul mates each of us have our entire life because they are everywhere very often. The more important question is how whole you want to become now, tomorrow, next year – contrary to Jerry McGuire’s fairy-tale – through the endless ways and experiences knocking at your front door or waiting outside your small tiny comfort zone/home.
The critical question isn’t quality versus quantity, but the quality to which you learn to manage the quantity. One without the otherS is only half-as-good as the whole multi-packages, if here I can borrow the more correct slang. Our soul mateS are also constantly changing, so none of them will be “chemically perfect” for you the 29,920 possible days (current average lifespan) you’re both together. To think so is naïve.
Do you prefer to be a one-dimensional, two-dimensional, or multi-dimensional lover? Don’t sell yourself short like so many millions have over history
risking putting EVERYTHING in one person. I have no reservations telling my partner(s) to not do that because I, like this Multiverse, am in constant motion within and without. Nature, and everything within or beyond, doesn’t want to put you in a tiny box. Be part of the Multiverse’s exponential multiplication.
Share some of your examples of limiting yourself or selling yourself short. Or please share your examples of how incredible it is to have multiple soul mates.
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For further soul expansion:
I am a fan of the late clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce and most of his discoveries. I recommend your own personal comprehensive research of Cayce’s humble astonishing medical service to humanity. If you prefer to jump right in to the workings of “Soul Mates” and attracting them, I recommend for starters author Karen Black’s website The Soulmate Site.
Other related posts by the Professor:
The Curious Perplexity of Attachment
The Love Within and Beyond
“The One” Myth
Dare to Love…More!
Here Be Dragons
And the entire Connectivity series from a Quantum Mechanics point-of-view
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