Saturday, December 27, 2014


If you take a stone and break it in two, you have two stones, smaller but still the same stone. If you break in two an individual, you don't get two smaller ones but you kill the individual because it was alive as an individual, as a living entity being a whole by itself, alive as a unity. Before the first living entity, the first 'individual', life was not alive, if I can say so, just like time and space before the Big Bang. Life 'came alive' with the first single entity, life has materialized itself into individuals. Before the rise of life, matter was the assembly of two or more cells of the same components that could be added or separated without any problem. Unity began with the first living cell, unity, and then difference, are the basis of life.

Life, life through the individual, is the support of consciousness, of the individual being aware of its own life. Consciousness begins with plants, and we know that because plants do communicate. Communication is the result of the appearance of individuals, the direct result of life, of individual life, of being alive. Communication is a straight expression of life, communication is the corner stone of life, communication begins by the individual expressing that it is alive. Communication is also information and, the first of all information being about life itself, the second is how life protects itself from being threatened and informs the other individuals of its kind about that. This is the first level of communication as we see it among plants to begin with, it is the revelation of the consciousness of life, the consciousness of the individual.

Each 'alive individual' is, as a whole living entity, its own master because its life is his own life and it is his consciousness of life and of its separate state that gives it the sense of freedom, of not being tied to anything else, same or different, as matter. Freedom, like consciousness, is a direct attribute of life, of life as individual entities. Every individual is free by design, by the simple fact that he is alive. Freedom is an original component of life, freedom is born with life and the individual. Every individual that bares life is free by its birth to life. This freedom of being what it is, a "free conscious living creature" made to communicate, this freedom comes from its property of being alive, as an individual, nothing else. So we can say that the individual is alive and free, but nothing else, life is inside the individual. Like life, freedom is a property of the individual.

Freedom in the individual represents life, the ability to communicate, to exchange information about life and cooperate with other individuals in the task of caring for life. Life has a meaning by itself, life is the birth of freedom through the consciousness of individuals. Every living individual is a witness of its own freedom as an individual, a plant as an eagle, or a human being. If you want to care for freedom ... care for life. Freedom is not a result of laws, of revolutions, but a product of cosmic evolution, of the universe expansion, and of the will behind all that. Freedom is a trademark of life, freedom is a built-in part of each individual alive, freedom is embedded in the consciousness of life.

Life has a direction, life has a meaning. Life is going from the multiplicity to the singularity, from materiality to unity, from the same to the unique, from matter to life, from not-conscious things unto consciousness, from chained molecules to unchained individualities, from nothing to something that 'is' compared to things that 'are' not, by themselves. Nothing was unique before the first living individuality, 'one-ness' appeared with life, 'one' is the result of life, 'one' exists only with life, with a living individual. Apart from the individual entity that is 'one', everything is part of all other things, is chained with all the elements of matter and subjected to its collective fate. But, the individual that is 'one' has its own fate, its own identity, its own will as a unique independent entity, as a complex being as opposed to complicated matter that is just ordained in such or such way and is only the result of an assembly of components.

That said, life has appeared after matter and after the Big Bang, life like matter is a product of the evolution that followed the Big Bang that created space ... and time. Life is depending to exist as much on space as it is on time. Life has equally a space and a time frame. And, since the Big Bang, space and time are bending toward the infinite so that life too has an infinite potential. Life, in the universe, is then inclining to be everywhere and forever, life is potentially eternal as well as finite, life is the aim and the mean, life 'is' by itself here and everywhere, now and forever. This is what Jim Sheedy* calls 'The Life Drive', the condition opposite to the Big Bang when gravity an mass are infinite so that time and space cannot be. This condition would be that time and space are infinite without the existence of gravity and mass, and even their remaining presence as in our world, kind of a paradise world existing without a material nature, a reality detached from the forces of gravity and of the limits of matter, an 'everywhere and forever' world where life could take the forms it wants without being subjected to time and space.

This may be the ultimate reality, what we human call God, what we are looking for since the birth of the human race. God would be the 'Life Drive', the will behind all that is and all that we know that is without being able to reach it, that is, eternal life, a life beyond our own. But at least, we may know it is not just a dream, or a feeling, a faith or a belief but a potential reality that must be real, the real behind reality as would say Bernard d'Espagnat*. So, what could be said is that, for one, life as we know it is a tiny and limited appearance of what life may be in its eternal condition and two, that the universe is moving toward the state when it would become infinite, as well as life because this is the goal, after all, isn’t it ? And then, compared to this ultimate state of existence, our reality can be seen as a limited and imperfect reflect of the infinite state of life that is the real reality where life comes to its unlimited and eternal existence.

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