Where Does Consciousness Come From?

Love is an underlying energy that pervades throughout all space, connecting every seemingly individual particle of matter and force, like invisible strings. It is our very existence. With this love, the illusion of separation dissolves. All things are one. The universe and all of its parallels are one singularity. That’s why it’s called a singularity! But we live deeply immersed in the illusion. We have illusions of separation, even duality, that are programmed into our beliefs to create reality.

Our universe is merely a holographic projection from this singularity. However, we see a beautiful vast cosmos. But what we don’t see in this universe is the hidden gem within. It is the connection of all things. This is the love in action – the network of the cosmos. This is dark matter. Discovered by its indirect effects of gravity in galaxies, dark matter became paramount to understanding the nature of space. Dark matter connects all structure in the universe with invisible threads. And in doing so, the threads create a nearly infinite network of connections throughout this holographic projection we call our universe. This network of invisible threads create what appears like a brain – encompassing the entire universe. The network connections actually resemble our neurons in the human brain! Is is possible that the universe itself is a giant brain with infinite processing power? Can love, the underlying energy of the universe, create a universal brain?

Maybe the human brain is a microcosm of the cosmic brain. It has been described as a holographic matrix itself. Similar to the universe, the brain stores all of its memories in a fashion consistent with a hologram. Data is stored everywhere in the brain. All of the brain’s information is stored within each bit. Every neuron. Together, all neurons of the brain create a complete picture from the information in each bit. All parts work together as one. This is connectedness.

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And then this happened: Using , a branch of mathematics explaining interactive links of a complex network, researchers in a recently published study characterized how connections in the brain are related to awareness (medicalxpress.com/news/2015-03-network-theory-consciousness.html). In modern neuroscience, the basis of consciousness is thought to emerge from one of two categories. With focal theories, specific areas of the brain are thought to generate consciousness. On the other hand, global theories show that consciousness arises from large-scale brain activity. For example, René Descartes wrote in a hypothesis about the pineal gland, also known as the third eye, that no one part of the brain is truly the “seat of the soul.” According to this study, consciousness could be a product of widespread communication. We can only report things that we have seen once they are being represented in the brain in this manner. In other words, “you have to believe it to see it,” as Wayne Dyer says. Consciousness may be an emergent property from the nature of how information gets propagated throughout the brain based on the need to be acted upon.

Is it possible that consciousness is a natural consequence of how the brain functions? Our subconscious programming determines how we map our world – how we perceive reality! Can we expand upon this process to show how even more power of consciousness is possible and available to us right now? Remember that the structure of the brain is a microcosm of the universal network of dark matter. Wouldn’t it be possible that the universe is capable of consciousness in a similar way that we are studying in the brain? And if so, given that the same invisible thread connects everything, would our consciousness then be connected to a universal consciousness? Is consciousness simply a gift that allows us to ask questions, enabling the universal consciousness to learn about itself? This is the gift we have been granted by the powers of creation. Everything that happened after the Big Bang is an evolution of the universe. An evolution of life. Evolution of consciousness. This is the evolution of love!

Thanks for reading and sharing!

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Everything we know about the universe is changing.

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More information: Breakdown of the brain’s functional network modularity with awareness, Douglass Godwin, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1414466112

3 Comments on “Where Does Consciousness Come From?

  1. Love this thought about a huge cosmic brain much larger than anything we can imagine – the poweful intelligence behind all of creation in the universe.

  2. This Vanderbilt study with a Princeton reviewer stated that they found “compelling evidence” related to “How the brain begets conscious awareness.”

    Let’s begin with the “conscious” part of the conscious awareness goal. A summary article of 105 studies entitled “Evolution of consciousness: Phylogeny, ontogeny, and emergence from general anesthesia” at http://www.pnas.org/content/110/Supplement_2/10357 found: “..the core of human consciousness appears to be associated primarily with phylogenetically ancient structures mediating arousal and activated by primitive emotions..”

    The researchers ignored the evolutionary bases of human consciousness and did not include any feeling and lower brain areas in the study. Their biases were further indicated by the statement from their press release: “Focal theories contend there are specific areas of the brain that are critical for generating consciousness, while global theories argue consciousness arises from large-scale brain changes in activity.” The researchers were in the global camp of this unnecessary divide.

    Let’s examine the “awareness” part of the conscious awareness goal. The subjects were 24 students for a visual perception experiment using fMRI. The visual events that were perceived went into the “aware” bucket and the others into the “unaware” bucket.

    The study’s subject selection criteria and experiment seem a little odd for developing “compelling evidence” related to “How the brain begets conscious awareness.” By equating visual perception with awareness, it excludes the contributions of other senses and methods of awareness.

    Would it follow from the study’s methodology that blind people cannot be consciously aware? A look at the supplementary material indeed showed that 7 of the 24 subjects’ results for one experimental condition and 12 – half! – of the subjects’ results for another condition were excluded because they apparently had problems reporting confidence in their visual perception.

    I have to conclude that whatever else it was that the study found, the researchers did not reach their goal of developing “compelling evidence” related to “How the brain begets conscious awareness.”

    http://surfaceyourrealself.com/2015/03/21/a-study-of-visual-perception-that-doesnt-inform-us-about-human-conscious-awareness-surfaceyourrealself/

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