Causality is not so much a mechanical process of sequential progression, as much as it is the framework by which all event potentials find their eventual expression. It is the Great Mother of Taoist thinking. The first cause in all metaphysical thinking. The big bang in its potential to give rise to all current expressions of form and energy.
There is only the causal field. Everything that seems to be new in your life has the same root as the older events, because everything we perceive as occurring now is actually old news. Events form a casual mandala. One event nested in the context of all others. It doesn’t matter what event you think is the center of the universe, but this set of patterns cycles on itself. History seems to repeat itself and even re-mixes itself.
“Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of consciousness that transcends space, time, and linear causality.” Stanislav Grof
“Logic is a poor model of cause and effect.” Gregory Bateson
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