Unraveling Reality {48}

Consciousness

A scientific worldview which does not profoundly come to terms with the problem of conscious minds can have no serious pretensions of completeness. Consciousness is part of our Universe. So any physical theory which makes no proper place for it falls fundamentally short of providing a genuine description of the world. ~ English mathematical physicist Roger Penrose

The obvious stumbling block to energyism is how individual minds might share the same experience of duality. The answer is simple: each individual consciousness is a localized manifestation of an all-encompassing field of Ĉonsciousness.

“Ĉonsciousness itself is the source of everything.” ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

To populate the performance of phenomena, Ĉonsciousness infuses life with awareness. Ĉonsciousness is a unified, noumenal field which manifests in localized form – giving rise to individual consciousnesses, which are bound to individual mind-bodies, down to the level of sentient molecules, such as proteins.

“Every organic being, every autopoietic cell is conscious.” ~ American evolutionary theorist Lynn Margulis

Ĉonsciousness pervading life at all levels is subtly apparent by the fact that not only do organisms possess awareness and proceed with purpose, but so do cells within a body, the organelles of cells, and the workers within: proteins. The discretionary decisions involved in intracellular coordination, adaptive immune systems, the healing of wounds, and intercellular communication are examples where physical forces alone cannot explain the intelligence behind the processes.

As with quantum particles, objects and bodies are artifacts of coherent energy fields. Nature is nothing but an ongoing process. Our everyday experience of individuality and separateness is make-believe.

Ĉonsciousness is the passive platform for awareness. Its energetic counterpart – the coherence of Nature – nudges with discerning deportment.