This story has deep roots, but to pick a starting place....
An extended conversation with a scientist about consciousness left me with unanswered questions. As I was musing on them while walking alongside a mountain river, a stone spoke to me from the water.
For about a month now, I have been having an on-going conversation with cooperative networks of conscious particles through the focal point of Heartstone.
Heartstone suggested I find the unsolved problems of physics and converse with 'her' about them. Heartstone refers to itself in the plural, and I sometimes refer to it as her.
That suggestion led to my joining a physics forum, asking a number of naive science questions, and picking up some insightful gems from the responses. When the patience of the scientists wore thin, I decided to close shop in the forums with gratitude for the experience.
As my first foray into the Physics Forums was coming to an end, I muttered aloud to Heartstone,
'If you want me to continue this experiment of communicating with you, send a person who has interest and background, and is willing to converse.'
I submitted my last comments to the PF, and was about to exit when this private message appeared:
I find your premise fascinating and would love to participate in your journey.
Another private message came from a less enthusiastic scientist, who (it seemed to me) had been grudgingly but generously answering additional questions.
His latest said in effect, that the only way to objectify a conversation with Heartstone would be to measure EM activity before and during, and note changes which correspond to the conversation.
After this, I went outside to chew on some almonds and on what P.D. wrote.
As I sat, a large red-tailed hawk flew across the sky and hovered directly above my head. While it hovered, a large and unusual dragonfly flew overhead. I simply record this, leaving any interpretation to the reader. I just know how it felt.
Later I looked up the animal symbolism of hawk, and was quite touched. This was followed by another encounter with an animal messenger. Just an hour or so after I published the story up to that point on the Whole Human blog, on a walk with my Siberian Husky friend, we came across a rattlesnake coiled up on the road. That got my attention, but I avoided looking into its meaning.
Seven days later, while walking with Aura (the Husky) in a forest, I spied a coiled rattlesnake nestled in the soft forest floor just a few feet from my car door. This time I pulled out a camera to record it and at home looked up the meaning of rattlesnake on the 'Universe of Symbolism' site.
Conversation with Heartstone 014
Gary If the present moment is all frequencies, which is motion, how can it at the same time be stillness, the absence of motion?
Heartstone Out of stillness, motion. Out of motion, stillness. They are relative to each other and inseparable.
Stillness is the primary 'medium' in which all motion occurs.
Because they are relative to each other, they cannot be separated in actuality. They are however separated in experience by the conditioned human mind.
Even in motion there is stillness, as neither could occur without the other. Humans in general are unbalanced by not attending to stillness.
Before being separated by the conditioned mind, the river, the earth, the tree, the stone, are all distinct frequencies of the whole. The further you separate them from each other, such as by over-emphasis on observation and measurement, the further you live from wholeness.
As the unmoved mover, the present moment sets into motion while remaining still. Your destiny is to be an unmoved mover in human form.
Gary Heartstone, what messages do you have for me in this moment?
Heartstone Merge with the present moment and don't resist its unfolding.
Tap into the stillness.
Listen to life's messages.
Breathe and tone.
The present moment is both stillness and its essential counterpart, motion.
Stillness is timeless. Motion gives a sense of time.
Experiencing the present moment is sensing stillness in the midst of motion.
When stillness is deeply felt, awareness expands.
Stillness is a medium for motion. Motion is a medium for stillness.
When stillness moves, it releases energy.
Motion creates chaos. Stillness creates order.
When chaos and order are balanced by their natural cycle, there is a spiral of spiritual evolution.
Motion creates the material world. Stillness gives it awareness.
Motion not balanced with stillness separates itself from wholeness.
The Dao is motion and stillness.
Stillness is the light. Stillness is eternal love.