Science invented the transhumanist movement to further push their scientific culture into perfectly natural life. Easter celebrations and holidays are rites of passage for human beings. They mark the passing of time from one phase into another. Rights of passages are the ways in which we celebrate birth, endings, initiations, partnerships, journeys that re meaningful ties to each other that are empowering. They help us to take the communal love and have it for ourselves and vice versa to share the love in the circle. It is a base from which we stand for our own self exploration and our own personal values. Through this rite or ritual we see that we are the microcosm to the macrocosm and it endears us to take up the other hand of the person standing next to us and that we are in this together.
It is primitive tribal sharing at its core it is when we forget about the greed and the daily grind and we come together for nothing more than to share love and experiences, gestures, laughter, grins, and nuances and subtleties, the hope, the quest, that are the spark of life. We come together over food, candles, decorations, special clothing, special sayings, dreams, wishes, learning, thriving and in growth. To find out how the other is doing, what the other needs and to share the lean times along with the good times. It is here at this celebration where we are not separated by our differences or the clothes we wear or the belongings we do or don’t have. We are there in the now in this moment in time together and let no man put asunder.
It is about catching up and it about settling in. We get mad together and it takes each other to make up. It is a venerable healing, it is a cup of tea or a glass of iced tea, a snicker of whiskey, it is a cup of joe’ or breastmilk. It is mana to take the time on these days we make the time to share the blessing of ourselves. “Now in a cottage filled with lilacs and laughter. I now know the meaning of the words ‘ever after.”
Alex Jones on Inforwar.com says transhumanists believe we can do away with death and sue our superhero powers that we gain from technology to get better at life and eradicate disease, poverty and war and more than anything else achieve immortality. But we already are these things and more and we have immortality no matter what we choose in this life. Transhumanist say we won’t need a God because we will have perfected life on our own albeit through science. I have a hard time believing that science or some of the people in their high chairs on their high horses wish for us folk to be successful at the same pace as them but that is another story.
We already have these things and they exist all around us. Each person has a ‘gift’ their own special brand of superpower to share with the world. To me the transhumanist sounds like Donald Trump, “He wants to make America great but we already are.” Sinead O’Connor.
Zoltan Istivan in her article on Motherboard thinks government regulations, the US military, and the FDA are part of an overreaching culture that indirectly facilitates death of human beings. She believes she is fighting for her life. I believe it is more effortless than that Deepak Chopra reminds me of that one thing if nothing else each time I see his face. Life is many things but I don’t think of it ever as a fight. I have been involved with folks who wanted to make it like a fight for their own reasons. Sure we have crappy days but they are only a piece of the pie, not the whole spankin’ meringue and lemons, sugar, whipping it up tall and lightly browning it in the oven just right. Mixing flour for the crust, folding it, and tucking it into just the right glorious pie pan. Then waiting for the ‘right’ any guest to come along and sit for a spell and share it in peace, whimsy and giggles.
Transhumanists want to escape their expiration date. Another rite of passage that I think many humans fear and would like to put off if they could. When is a good day to die? A religious fatalistic outlook is a looked at as a submissive point of view in that death is many things to many different people. When you know something is coming up an event you can prepare for it. Doing what we do every day out of habit and seeking to be more mindful in life and possibly taking the road less traveled is one way of being at peace that is tried and true. Being at peace with one’s self instead of running around in circles on the outside of yourself trying to figure it all out in a frantic negative mess is not exciting or fun. Just ask Chicken Little. It helps to unplug from the news, internet, and negative people because all the dirty vibe does show up in your energy and it rubs off on your mood.
When we take out any quantum based explanations, some science, not all science, says we have no need for a non-material reality or non-material mind. Oh but people have the need or the belief wouldn’t be there. Science has not been around as long as consciousness has.
What is important is now. What is right thought is that we spend that time loving, sharing and experiencing life as we know it to the best of our knowledge and being. Life on that level is surely different from one person to the next and it is all based on what is perceived. Some people feel the need to be a ‘prepper’ stockpiling and saving up for another kind of ‘end’ they think is coming. Some people are obsessive compulsive and repeat their actions over and over to an ‘end’, some people hoard things, some people are in debt over their heads and can’t see anything else, some people think AIDS will be their end and so on.
Serenity is knowing you don’t need to control everything and that everything will be all right in the sweet by and by. It’s like going down the hill of a steep rollercoaster. Are you going to hold on tight to the steering wheel and put on your brakes and try to control the ride all the way down and miss it altogether? Well first of all there is no steering wheel or brakes on a roller coaster. What do people do who ride rollercoasters that enjoy them the most? They throw their arms up in the air and laugh all the way down. You can tell Jesus to take the wheel or whoever your higher or other power is and know that it will all work out. Good, bad, ugly, happy, total bliss, but you don’t have to judge your experience or label it, it just is. What is even better is knowing that you are not alone and that there are people who are experiencing the same groove as you are. That has always made me feel better. Knowing I was not alone and weird. People who have the same groove experience but at different variations of awareness. Everyone perceives from where they are right now, on a learning curve, in their own little light.
When we pray to get through the day, we have our own little sounding board. You are talking to someone who is not biased who has no part in the outcome, someone who is just listening and not interrupting. When you meditate you are getting your feedback, your answers, clarity. I did not invent it I did not give it the names that some may call religious or spiritual, or Buddhist or even dogma. I know that it works for me and I find comfort, wisdom, love and guidance where there was none.
As an atheist, transhumanist or another religion you want to call what I have always done” wrong or bad or doesn’t exist.” These are the things people have wars over. What I have done naturally all of my life is me. It is like fighting with your neighbor over your dog. It is personal and it is mine and you can’t take that away from me. It is hurting no one. It may be neither bad nor good in someone else’s observation but the thing to do would be to not condemn me for what you do not understand or know about me. That would be called acceptance and compassion. When we see others as different it doesn’t close the gap between us. I want you to be able to talk about your views and personal beliefs also but I believe it can be done without name calling and without the comparisons. I am my own special brand of power and I have a lot of love to share.
Death will happen to us all and I bet it is better when we know we have lived life the best way we know how, and we didn’t step on anybody else’s toes to get where we were. It will be the best if all of your loved ones can be there beside you. I just hate to think of anyone living in fear. It is like getting that giggle in your middle when everything is really funny. To live in fear is like the icing on the cake went bad, and it went bad in your stomach. It is not a good place to be. Slay the Jabberwocky.