Wednesday, July 04, 2007

This is Bizarre

I was reading this article on loop quantum gravity. I have to be careful here. For one, I have not read the paper. For another, it IS a theoretical physics paper. That said, I found it intriguing. This is the second paper I've heard of recently that suggests we live in a cyclical universe. The former paper was looking at how the value of the cosmological constant came to be its current value and it found that we may be the third or fourth universe, each universe living for 1,000 billion (trillion) years. This paper states that there is a cosmic forgetfulness. In others words, physical constants and parameters don't have to be the same for the child universe that they were for the parent. There is no memory of what was.

I was reminded of something Tolle said. He stated that each person is a microcosm of the universe. Each of us mirrors the universe in its complexity and I assume he means consciousness. Julie would call this fractal. I was also struck by the apparent phenomenon of forgetfulness after reincarnation. We all consciously forget our past lives possibly because those memories might be a burden, or maybe to give each of us another chance at getting the current lesson right, or maybe it's just the way consciousness evolves and grows. Of course, some would consider this total nonsense, but my subconscious knows reincarnation to be true. It feels right, though my logical mind can't fathom it. And here is this physics paper stating that the universe itself undergoes a similar process of rebirth and forgetfulness. How striking!

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You left out one possible reason for the forgetfullness...to keep us from becoming free, you are being held captive, of course the universe mirrors that, that is the premise of reincarnation and the way it is imposed on an individual.

It is better to remember, but not allowed by the consciousness-jailor, growth depends on remembering, growth past this prison, but that is esoteric and not provable, alas, such is life.
 
Jim,

We don't need memories of the past or of past lives to be free. Being free only occurs with each present moment. Forgetfulness may be intrinsic to the new body. After all, it is essentially a blank slate ready to be filled with new meomries of this life. Alas, I didn't think of that reason until a few days after I wrote the comment in Jule's blog.
 
Being free only occurs with each present moment.

Agreed. Memory is not so real and fresh as the present moment.
 
you said, "We all consciously forget our past lives possibly because those memories might be a burden..." I watched the movie Audrey Rose the other day and thought it strange that some remember thier past lives and most of us don't.


I'm collecting this quote by you .. "We don't need memories of the past or of past lives to be free. Being free only occurs with each present moment."

I love that! so true.
 
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