Am I an Organic Portal?
Am I a psychopath?
Am I an agent of the matrix?
Am I this?
Am I that?
What do others think of me?
These are questions that may be raised in the mind by our exploration of the material here on Cassiopaea. Many of the subjects presented are new and challenging to us, we may have no frame of reference for them, no experiences to compare them to, and very often no one to guide us other than ourselves.
Though there is nothing wrong in posing the question:
“Am I an organic portal?“, we must take care not to let imagination run away with us.
To ‘think with a hammer’ and work one’s way towards an answer is one thing. To let the mind wander off ‘unattended’ with such thoughts, is to slip even deeper into the unconscious state of ‘waking sleep‘.
The aim of this short piece is to illustrate how imagination and the habits of mechanical behavior, are capable of filling our minds with the most elaborate and convincing of scenarios, or equally of filling them with trivial nonsense. Both serving only as obstacles on the path to objective truth, distractions created within to keep us under control.
So you think your thoughts are your own?
Just for moment, think of a popular song or tune, the kind that gets stuck in your head and goes round and around for no reason. Got one yet? No? OK why not try “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village People, the theme tune to your kid’s favorite TV show, or maybe that annoying commercial that you just can’t stop yourself repeating once you’ve heard it. Why are we doing this? Well, the unconscious act of repeating these things, suddenly singing “It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.” to yourself for no reason is an example of passive thought, of the unattended imagination in action.
The day might start like this: You get into the shower in the morning and suddenly your singing “Maybe Baby” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Where did it come from? By the time you get to making the coffee you might be whistling the theme tune from “Sesame Street”.
On the drive to work its turned into a Bruce Springsteen tune. Why? You don’t even like Bruce Sporingsteen! You haven’t heard half of these tunes for years, they just appear as if by magic! As if someone were tuning your mind into different radio stations. “It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.” Yeah, yeah. OK, we get the point.
Needless worrying, identifying, negative thinking can also be examples of imagination. You get into the shower in the morning and suddenly your worrying “Am I an organic Portal?”, by the time you get to making the coffee you might be asking “Am I a psychopath?” On the drive to work its turned into: “Am I an agent of the matrix? or, “do I exhibit the Predators Mind?”.
Who do you think is tuning in the radio here?
So, why do we think these things? What is their purpose? Have we decided to consciously look into these subjects, try and draw objective conclusions, or do they just appear?
If the answer is “they just appear”, well that’s imagination for you; it has a life of its own. Imagination doesn’t stop to ask you if you mind it using your brain and energy in this way, it just does what it does best and keeps turning that dial to our favorite DJ’s on radio “S.L.E.E.P”