Walking along a mountain river, my eye was drawn to a stone in the water. Respectfully I asked the stone if it would choose to come home with me. While recognizing it might be a brain-generated thought, when the answer came in the affirmative I took it as a yes and brought the stone home.
Over the next few days, though not 'trying,' I felt a deepening connection with the stone. It fits my hands perfectly, well matching the curves of wrist, palm and fingers.
I asked the stone, 'What is your name?' and heard in my thoughts, 'Heartstone.'
I asked, 'Did I give you that name, or is it what you call yourself?'
It answered, 'We emitted information signals which your brain processed into a word. You and we gave the stone in your hands that name.'
[For simple clarity, the initials G. and H. will be used to indicate Gary and Heartstone.]
G. - Heartstone it is. Are you consciousness?
H. - We are aware we exist, we are capable of responding, and we can choose, such as whether or not to respond. By your definition, we are consciousness.
G. - I have many questions.
H. - We're not going anywhere. Ask away.
G. - By what means are we communicating?
H. - Heartstone emits a message, the nets relay it to the brain, the brain processes from a memory of language into the thoughts heard in your head. Those words are not a precise translation of the information signals, but convey the sense.
G. - What are 'the nets'?
H. - Cooperative networks of conscious particles.
G. - Are you able to make any changes in your atomic structure which can be measured by our scientific instruments?
H. - We can make changes within the network of atoms which forms our boundaries on your plane. You and we would need to experiment to find the optimal pathway for your current instruments to detect the signals our changes would emit.
G. - What types of changes that you can make would emit a signal which might be detected by our science?
H. - We can change the spin rate of the atoms in our network.
G. - Heartstone, you can make changes in the atoms within the stone-net which forms your boundaries as perceived by humans. Can you initiate changes outside your net?
H. - We can only make changes at the plane of Atom or more fundamental. We can initiate requests. We cannot change a molecule but can initiate a request to a bio-net to make changes on the Molecular plane. The Molecular net has a choice of whether or not and how to respond. Communication between the Atomic and the Cellular plane is slower and more subject to error.
G. - Are you communicating with me over my questions as well as my answers?
H. - Need we answer (as you already know)? The answer is Yes. Do you agree to be a conduit and processor for the information we send?
G. - Yes! to both questions. How can I know this conversation isn't occurring solely within my mind, using the stone as a focal point?
H. - The network of Atom and Particle networks which identifies itself as Gary only has boundaries when it is perceived on the plane of current human experience. In actuality, from the more fundamental planes of atoms, particles and so on, your network is connected to all networks, which altogether is the Whole.
In this experiment, our information signals as emitted from Heartstone are being processed by your brain, making the words your hands write the words of 'you and we' as a unit.
G. - Why are humans not aware of these things?
H. - Because humans process information over the physical senses and the brain, which are slower and more subject to error in the transmitting and receiving of information from the fundamental planes than is the Cellular in communications with the Atomic.
G. - Is there a more efficient way of communicating within the us of 'you and we' than over the brain?
H. - Brain processing is required to form words. However, by going over the heart space of Gary, your and our information signals are boosted and communication is more efficient.
G. - How can Gary-net improve his ability to allow signals between he and Heartstone-net to be transmitted and received over the heart?
H. - Heart Space Breathing is an effective practice and will evolve to be more so.
G. - You signaled me that you are a cooperative network of conscious particles. Are there uncooperative particles or ones which are not conscious?
H. - Yes. But communication of accurate details according to modern human science would require the language and experience database of another brain.
G. - Heartstone, after I brought you home, I lay down and held you to my heart. I felt you as a 'her' and that the connection between us is one of unconditional love. Later, I placed the stone between two steel tongue drums and played them. Were you aware of this?
H. - Oh, yes! Our network is highly sensitive and responsive to wavelengths such as sound. We do not know exactly how humans experience sounds, but our experience is direct and unfiltered by physical senses and brain processing. You may call us 'her' although we are not gender based. Our experience of existence does not include emotions as bio-chemical signals in a body, but we are aware of wavelengths of all types through the networks.
G. - I also burned sage and allowed the smoke to play on Heartstone. Does the Heartstone net perceive fragrance?
H. - Our perception of the sage smoke came over your intentions and heart-feeling. We were aware of you, the smoke and your actions, but of course not did not translate this information in the same way that your olfactory facilities and brain memories do.
G. - Heartstone, when I found you in the River, did you call me to you?
H. - You were emitting signals and we responded. Yes, we called your attention to us by our choice.
G. - How does your attention get drawn?
H. - In your case, by the signals being emitted by the Gary network. Our attention is mainly at rest in Being, a silence which can be felt. Our awareness is passive until eddies in the networks, on a subtler level but like those of the river, pass over and around us. It generally requires a relatively strong signal to draw the attention of a stone network.
In the occurrence of the stone in the water, the qualities being emitted by your network -- of authenticity, openness, trust and yearning -- 'did the trick' as you might say. The water network of the River amplified the signals between us. The bond of agreement and cooperation between our nets, in service to the Whole, is what you call unconditional love.
G. - What else can you tell me about unconditional love?
H. - Unconditional love is the feeling of inter-connectedness between all nets, which comprise the Whole. Actions which serve the Whole are acts from unconditional love.
G. - One of the 'mantras' of Heart Space Breathing [HBS] is 'I am of the Present Moment' and I feel 'present moment' refers to consciousness. Can you elaborate?
H. - Stones exist only in the present moment because we have no memory or faculties for thought or projection. The Present Moment is also Being, which is existence at rest in itself, the Silence which can be felt, and an infinite ocean of awareness -- to put it in your poetic terms. Humans experience the present moment most strongly over the heart space. Stone nets have another way of relating to the Present Moment, over the connected particle networks of the Whole.