A gift embedded in our DNA or appearing spontaneously, our ancestors first discovered this experience, the ability to recognize patterns within the designs of nature. Sense this discovery this ability has birthed are languages, cultures, spiritualities, arts, religions and sciences. Through various techniques in altering consciousness through our senses we became human. Who we are, our very identity within this tapestry as it is being weaved, constructed by what we choose to recognize. This is the process of our conscious evolution. However as we became more human we choose to forget our origins and our place within this field of awareness. We are not alone, as we fail to recognize the natural progression, the patterns inherit in nature, picking and choosing what stays and what goes. But what are we left with when the others, the more than human world goes silent. As we are only human by in our very relation to what is not human, life is a process of recognition and reciprocation.
“Caught up in a mass of abstractions, our attention hypnotized by a host of human-made technologies that only reflect us back to ourselves, it is all too easy for us to forget our carnal inherence in a more-than-human matrix of sensations and sensibilities. Our bodies have formed themselves in delicate reciprocity with the manifold textures, sounds, and shapes of an animate earth – our eyes have evolved in subtle interaction with other eyes, as our ears are attuned by their very structure to the howling of wolves and the honking of geese. To shut ourselves off from these other voices, to continue by our lifestyles to condemn these other sensibilities to the oblivion of extinction, is to rob our own senses of their integrity, and to rob our minds of their coherence. We are human only in contact, and conviviality, with what is not human.”
– David Abram
The patterns they are not are own, they are within us and around us, we must remember our place, the sacredness of all things, these patterns reflecting back there beauty as our own. As above, so below. To maintain our story and the stories of others, we must evolve together or be forever silenced by our own hand.
“Exponential growth occurs when the growth rate of the value of a mathematical function is proportional to the function’s current value. Exponential decay occurs in the same way when the growth rate is negative.” Exponential evolution will only occur if we maintain stability and balance within the systems we are apart of.
– Josh Fleming
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