Enlightened self-interest is wisdom. Everything has a cost and you will have to pay in one way or another. If you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t, I feel it’s better to do what you will and accept the consequences.
Your pneuma merges with that of all other entities. It is omnipresent.
Like the holy ghost of Christian philosophy? Somewhat. It has a great many parallels. This is why it is acceptable to explain it as universal chi.
Like the collective unconsciousness? That collective unconscious is one facet of the pneuma, but it’s not species specific. The pneumatic interface is as all encompassing as material reality itself. It runs all through it. We just access the species consciousness a bit more easily when we operate from our organic forms. Like the body is a big flashlight that illuminates only the color green, while all the other colors still exist.
The meeting points of each pneuma create what is an interference pattern that gives rise to the idea of material reality. Material reality is energy noise in a way, except there is no such thing as noise as the quality of information on the level of the pneuma doesn’t degrade. It just gets re-translated.
What do you mean by ‘each pneuma’? That’s actually a useful construct and a bit leading. There are no individual pneuma. The energy of the pneuma itself individuates, so it’s like that photographic negative I spoke of earlier. Shadows cast by an infinite light source.
In fact, wave theory is insufficient to explain it really. It’s more quantum. Dynamics crystallize, for lack of a better term. The pneuma collapses into various states that are us as individuals.
And to extend the light analogy, I expect it could be wave-like or particle-like depending on how it is received? That is true.
This sounds a lot like string theory. Indeed.
Now the pneuma is not a person. It is the source of persons. Persons exist as a part of the dynamic energy of the pneuma, as does all of reality. Now what this means is that ideas like “your energy” and “your experience” are misleading.
Let’s look at a material structure as a metaphor. Let’s take a human heart muscle. It has an electromagnetic signature, a sonic rhythm, even a sub-atomic resonance. We think that reality is my heart beating, or my heart not beating, but this is not actually the case. The reason your heart can beat at all is because of a non-determinism inherent in the pneuma. Your heart is, in fact, neither beating nor unmoving, neither alive nor dead, but in a state of constant actualization.
Like opening and closing the box with Schrödinger’s cat in it? Yes. It’s all happening, all the time. Reality is seamless. It’s just not apparent. Reality as people think of it is grainy, pixilated if you will. Only a superficial actualization of the pneuma. Our dimension is really pretty low res.
I read the current theory is that time is grainy too. “Doesn’t exist until it splits apart.” It’s true, and there are entities that exist in higher resolution dimensions, and light is not a constant. It loses speed over space.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.