There being no other qualities at that rudimentary ground of being, there is no polarity, no push or pull, only oscillation between existence and non-existence filling all points of space-time, scintillating everywhere, asynchronously. It is formless form, the first primal expression of emptiness. That is The Matrix; only, to itself, it isn't The Matrix or anything else. To the astrophysicist, it may be the Cosmological Constant, the primordial energy of universal expansion.
Polarity appeared in its first duality: "Possibility" and "Actuality", or put another way, light (electromagnetic field/possibility) and matter.(gravitational and electromagnetic fields/actuality, along with the strong and weak nuclear and other, higher-order forces). Time existed, but all time was the same.
Within or in the body of that matrix, rhythms begin to propagate and turbulent ripples form -- electromagnetic radiation -- light -- the Field of Possibility (synonymous). Those rhythms and turbulent ripples are movements within the Field of Possibility (electromagnetic field), gathering fields of tendency, gathering fields of possibility (same thing).
From that rudimentary beginning, "quantity" arose: zero, 1, and >1, and with it, primal structural laws, the second primal expression of emptiness, one with duration and variability (no variability, no duration): the third primal expression of emptiness. Time was born as motion; and with time as motion came organization, which led to organisms (big jump, but that was the trend). All of these are developmental behaviors of The Matrix.
Primordial, stable forms came into existence (sub-atomic particle-behaviors, atoms, forms capable of integration into form-clusters (molecules), higher order forms (cells), etc.: "standing waves." In some locations, standing waves show up as matter -- turbulent ripples in The Matrix having the movement behaviors of binding forces, electromagnetic properties (standing waves' stable frequency characteristics) and mutual mass attraction (gravity). Matter is a standing wave behavior complex made of The Matrix, and there are many variations of standing waves -- let's say 102, or so, stable ones.
Standing waves integrate to become more complex standing waves made of simpler component standing waves -- the way words are made of letters.
That appearance of standing waves (durable behaviors) is the expression of integration occurring at a more rudimentary level to form the next higher level of complexity; standing waves are the emergence of new behaviors, and the emergence of new, stable (or durable) behaviors is the emergence of organization. Organization is a tendency, just as gravity is a tendency (mass-attraction), just as electromagnetism is a tendency (attraction-repulsion of charges, positive and negative), just as the strong and weak nuclear binding forces are tendencies to stay together. Tendency, what they have in common, suggests that there are at least five fundamental forces, the fifth being the tendency to form patterns of organization (emergence).
Eventually, that integration process reaches a stage of complexity and integration that somas (self-moving, self-perpetuating lifeforms) appear -- and ultimately, human somas.
With human somas, entirely new variable trends of development appeared, with memory, individuation, identity, mind and social interaction. Unique-self appeared as a new kind of dynamic, self-organizing process of emergence, a fourth primal expression of emptiness, one that, when it appears not to be emptiness, but substantial self persisting through the agency of memory, is called, "ego-self", the presumed, persistent momentum of memory-based self.
Paradox enters the Matrix. The self, a product of The Matrix, appears to be at odds with The Matrix. The Matrix, in some circles, gets painted as some sort of diabolical mind-control conspiracy, whereas it is merely remembered patterns of consciousness arising from Source with chaotic properties giving rise to self-organizing processes appearing as physical phenomena with rudimentary consciousness, which give rise to somatic Tetraseeds, humans and The News.
The Matrix is constructed of interacting Tetraseeds, which are the core basis of every soma: attention, intention, imagination, and memory.
Movements of attention,
arisings of intentions,
flights of imagination (or emergence of new functions by evolution or maturation),
and consolidation of memory
constitute the core of all somatic existence.
Physiological functions merely carry out those functions.
- instead of attention, directionality
- instead of intention, tendency
- instead of memory, persistence
- instead of imagination, new developments (such as a kosmos)
To the Tetraseed,
which is the structure of individuated consciousness,
and which emerges into the Kosmos as the "eyes of tendency",
Everything happens before we know it.
Including our thoughts and emotions.
Memories form before we know it.
Intentions arise before we know it.
Our attention moves from thing to thing before we know it.
Reveries, imaginings, and new faculties emerge before we know it.
We think, feel, and act before we know it.
Witnessing anything happens before we know it.
Take that beyond "knowing it in words"
to observing yourself and your experience to observe if this is so.
To be alive is to be self-moving,
though the self-moving-ness starts before we know it.
We don't "cultivate" the Witness Disposition.
We inevitably are the Witness Disposition
while life goes on with no one at the Controls
we doing what we do, being moved the way we are moved
before we know it.
We are the Witness Disposition before we know it.
Don't take my word for it.
Observe yourself, for yourself.
copyright 2017 Lawrence Gold