Saturday, August 31, 2013

Is the Universe a Giant Brain - U-Predict Broadcast - 8/20/2013

“The results of a computer simulation suggest that "natural growth dynamics" - the way that systems evolve - are the same for different kinds of networks - whether it’s the internet, the human brain or the universe as a whole.” – (November 20, 2012)

“There is no bearded old man on a throne, watching your underpants…the universal laundry monitor is a figment of our imagination” – Anita Perez
And so we began a broadcast of one of the oldest question in civilization – who or what is God?  On the U-Predict of October 23, 2012, we looked at cutting edge theories that we truly live in a Matrix; the cards chided us for that theory.  We were told that they universe was something more than matter and information. There was other elements, like perhaps knowledge, wisdom, creativity and perhaps love and caring for all of creation.  So now we move in a different direction – something more organic; something right out of science fiction – a giant brain.  The reading room for U-Predict included: Anita Perez, Ivy Lieberman, Jean Maurie Puhlman, Joanne Matthews, Koneta Bailey, and ReeNee Cummins.

We started by asking if this was a more superior theory than the matrix theory, and was told yes.  We asked if this was the final theory we would derive, we were told “no”; as our spiritual knowledge grows we will have a better understanding about how the universe works.  When we asked if the brain contained the entirety of God, we were told “no.”  In fact, the model we got fit many of the ancient or mystical religions.  We were told there was a part that we would/could understand, but that there was a bigger part that was beyond or comprehension.  In the Kabbalah there is Ein Sof.    Ein Sof may be translated as "no end", "unending", "there is no end", or infinite. So again, the cards point us to ancient, mystical teachings for an answer. 

As the reader can see from the quote from Reading Room regular, Anita Perez, the entire room did not have to turn a card to agree to dismiss the idea of the “old man on the throne” as a representative of God.  However, there were some fascinating ideas about how we fit into the picture.  The most popular (that was supported by the cards) is that we are like the “monkey mind of God” – filled with chatter and unnecessary worry and anger.  We were also told that it was our destiny to learn more and more and to learn to still our “monkey-mind” presence.  This also brought about a discussion about if we are part of God’s thoughts, does God control everything, knows everything, and sees everything?  The answer we got was no – there is a huge experiment going on, and we have to take responsibility for our participation, choices and outcome. This definition would also give credence for why there is karma, and how it would work.  However, the cards at this point told us flat out to “not worry about such things.”

For the third week straight, The Sun leads in Major Arcana synchronicities.  We are being told to celebrate these new findings about how the universe works and how we fit into the overall plan.  We added the Judgment card, and got information from readings that said it is time to wake up, loose our narrow definitions of God and celebrate the freedom this gives us.  We have been transformed by this information; we are important to God as the thinking/feeling mechanism in this dimension.  We also had synchronicity with the High Priestess.  We always get this card when we ask who or what God or the controlling power in the universe is.  In other words, there are things we may never comprehend, but we should still celebrate who and what we are and our place in the vastness. 

As far as Minor Arcana, the most common synchronicity was the Queen of Wands.  She is considered the most natural of the queens.  She represents following your instincts, taking responsibility for your action and their outcomes.  This, of course, echoes the advice we got from the Major Arcana synchronicities.  We also had the Page of Cups who speaks of learning and loving in a child-like manner.  In many of the major religions we are told to approach life with the mind of a child, or beginner’s mind.  It is also a reminder that if we are the process by which the universe is gathering data, it too has an open, curious, child-like mind.  The next synchronicity was the 3 of Wands (yes, there were a lot of wands this week – interesting considering that is considered the source for new ideas).  We need to (again) look beyond our worn-out ideas as to how life works and how the universe works.  When we are told we have free will, we should take that at its word.   The final card was the 9 of Wands.  This again echoed the message of the Majors.  Don’t worry – be happy.  We’ll get through this together, and the outcome will be amazing.  Can you live with amazing – U-Predict…