by Wayne T. Dowdy
When we unite we become stronger, more intelligent, and our chance of survival as a species increases because of unity. Now with the Internet, billions of us are connected and can share intelligence and a collective conscious.
In social settings, if we focus on what we have in common, it helps us to feel “a part of” that society or group. If we focus on our differences, we will often feel, well, different, as if we don’t belong and are out of place.
Likeness attracts; the Law of Attraction comes into play to create communities of like-minded people. Does Evolutionary Biology possibly contain the answer to our survival as a species? Maybe so. We’ll see. A cell biologist provides a lot of food for thought, positive thought.
In “A Spiritual Journey” on straightfromthepen.wordpress.com and waynedowdy.weebly.com (April 1, 2015), I showed how the human body (the way our blood cells work inside of us to provide and fight for life), provided evidence of Divine Creation, and how I believed the theory of evolution and intelligent design coexisted. This blog follows a similar line of thinking: The gist of it is that “we” are all part of the human organism.
My aspiring, psychologist-in-the-making friend, Dr. K., shares his books and magazines with me. He loaned me his Spirituality & Health magazine. I read something meaningful to share with you that coincides with the sense of Oneness belief system. One caption read, “We see a human as a single living organism. In truth, a human is an integrated community of around 50 trillion amoebalike cells.” Bruce H. Lipton, PhD. “Why & How to Let Go of Fear,” Spirituality & Health, September/October 2017 ($24.95 per year).
More quotes from the article will be revealed!
According to his brief biography in the magazine, Dr. Lipton is a cell biologist and lecturer who received the prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in 2009 in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony. He is the best selling-author of THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF and THE HONEYMOON EFFECT, and is the coauthor with Steve Bhaerman of SPONTANEOUS EVOLUTION.
Dr. Lipton explains the evolutionary process in comparison to bacterium and its surface area representing its “awareness capacity” and its need to grow to become more aware. Bacterium receives information from the cell membrane (outer layer of cell-skin) about its environment; it communicates with other bacterium through chemical substances and vibrations, and then joins other bacterium to increase its chance of survival.
Those bacteria joins other bacteria to form a bacteria colony, a community (bacterial films) and becomes larger and more aware of its environment.
THE BIRTH OF AMOEBA: Bacteria communities become specialized and integrated and continue to multiply to create more surface area; it becomes another living organism–an amoeba with more “consciousness” and an increased ability to communicate and thus increase its chance of survival.
“While the amoeba is recognized as a single cell, in truth it is a modified version of bacterial community. For the next million or so years, the amoeba was able to continually expand its cell membrane surface area [the skin of the cell used to communicate] to an extent that an amoeba’s awareness is 1,000 times greater than that of a single bacterium.”
Amoebas then multiplied to create an even larger organism with an ability to communicate information collected with its sense of awareness.
“All the visible plants and animals are actually integrated communities of amoeba-like cells. For example, we see a human as a single living organism. In truth, a human is an integrated community of around 50 trillion amoebalike cells.”
If you view a human brain, you’d notice its furrows and ridges (folds). The human organism created “folds” to add more surface area to increase its awareness, consciousness. The skull limited its capacity for awareness, so then humans experienced another “[e]volutionary jump, … the Internet, a nervous system that can connect 7-8 billion human ‘cells’ into one giant community with shared awareness.
“The next leap of human civilization will be the realization of the United States’ logo: E pluribus unum, ‘out of many, one.’ We are all in this together; we are all cells in the body of an evolving humanity.”
UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL: Our beliefs and values may unite or divide us; whether based on racial or cultural differences or similarities, religion, politics, fears, sexual preference or identity, and a whole array of other reasons.
How do we keep from falling? Join hands and accept each other so we can work together to survive this thing we call life. If each of us represents a “cell” of the humanity organism, those who damage and injure others are the cancers of society, driven by hate and indifference.
This quote comes from a sidebar in Dr. Lipton’s article:
“The Don’ts & Dos of Evolution Because You Are An Energy Field …
“Don’t try to change other people.
If you go in to change negative energy with your positive energy, it’s called destructive interference. You lose your energy, they lose their energy, and nobody gains anything in the process.
“Do: Focus on yourself and finding like-minded people to create a community in which all your energies are enhanced.
“Don’t try to change the system.
If you charge in with your wonderful energy to try to change it, your energy will be canceled. You’ll come out with your tail between your legs, asking, What the hell was that all about?
“Do: Put your energy into constructing a new system. If you build a better system, people in the old one will gravitate to the new one.
“Don’t spend your life protesting.
Your life is energy. Too much protesting will cost you your life, because the system is not going to feed the energy you need for your protests.
“Do: Find out who’s protesting with you. Gather them together and step out of the system. Use your energy for construction rather than destruction, and find other compatible communities. That’s constructive interference, when energies come together and multiply each other.
“Don’t become frightened or angry or burned out.
These responses create walls that block your evolution and everyone else’s.
“Do: Create the best and healthiest and happiest experience for yourself–and share it with the community.”
END QUOTE. MY TAKE: The above seems simple. My experience shows it is not. I somewhat agree with all he says and hope to become a more “positive energy” field than I am.
DON’T TRY TO CHANGE OTHER PEOPLE: I know I cannot change other people. That doesn’t stop me from trying on occasion; however, my determination and tolerance level has lessened over the years after sponsoring/mentoring numerous people whom I learned to give the right to be wrong. I realized that no matter what happened because of my sponsorship, good or bad, the result was between them and the God of their understanding.
DON’T TRY TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM: I am determined that “we” can change the system, perhaps by doing as he wrote (by forming a better one to attract others). The question is HOW do we accomplish that goal?
I must start with the only one I can change, myself. Then maybe work on creating a larger community others will join to be with other like-minded people. Maybe my change will come through an example set by someone else. Maybe my part will only be putting like-minded people together to begin the process; it may be some of you who reads this blog. We’ll see.
DON’T SPEND YOUR LIFE PROTESTING: I don’t and won’t do that, as I prefer to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. I will voice my opinion on issues, whether the issue is viewed from a negative or positive perspective, I try to put a positive spin on grim or negative topics. Sometimes I fail. 😦
But I will protest to release a good rant about unjust persons, situations, principles or processes. I get it out to let it go until I allow some other event to trigger another reaction.
Perhaps silence is golden if the noisemaker chooses to spew negativity: that even applies when the noise is in the mind. Silence prevents the spread of negativity.
Let your actions shout by practicing love and acceptance of others.
Why not work together to build a better community that attracts others?
LIKE-MINDED ATTRACTION: A wonderful example of like-mindedness attracting others manifested itself during Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in the United States.
A radio commentator shared about a group of people using a boat to search the flooded area of Houston, Texas to rescue dogs and other animals suffering in the flood.
The rescuers noticed a woman in need. When they made it to her, they discovered she had rescued 21-dogs before they arrived to rescue her. 🙂
DON’T BECOME FRIGHTENED OR ANGRY OR BURNED OUT: World events can create fear and anger, like those going on with North Korea (testing rockets with nuclear capabilities, then testing a hydrogen bomb four-to-five times more powerful than those used by the United States against Japan); the terrorist attacks in the Middle East and Europe, and in the United States and other parts of the world.
In reference to a possible nuclear attack, in 1983, a college professor once told those of us in his class that one thing the Super Powers know is that neither will ever push that button because they know it will annihilate mankind. The threat of war allows governments to keep the people subservient to them for protection from the “evil empire.”
FAITH: The opposite of fear is faith, so if I have faith and accept that whatever happens is working according to God’s will, then I can relax and not worry about a possible event I cannot control.
My belief is that we are spirits having a human experience. As such, our spirits will live on regardless of what happens to the body because of world or personal events. I continue to persist at building a better life regardless of the circumstances.
I may give out but I won’t give up; however, I don’t see me giving out (mentally, spiritually, or emotionally) until I breathe my last breath, and then my spirit will survive to push the agenda. Even though I may be short on breath, I shall continue to do the things needed to build a better life. I am passionate about what I do.
May the day come that each of us will unite to improve life and to make it sustainable for generations to come. Our children are counting on us, as we are counting on our children and each other. Our survival as a species depends on it.
Wayne T. Dowdy writes at straightfromthepen.com. Purchase his environmental-friendly eBooks at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/WayneMrDowdy. Check out “Life is an Anvil” and “The Search for Enlightenment” while there, both of which are included in ESSAYS & MORE STRAIGHT FROM THE PEN (eBook $2.99, paperback $8.95, USD).