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The paradox of sadness and joy

"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him." Colossians 1:16

 

This website is a personal collection of insights based on first-hand experiences that involve the elevation of consciousness and the convergence of science and religion, and the transcendental nature of human consciousness. I provide a first-hand account of my journey of accepting the truth that there is one true God and how I came to this realization. The collection serves as a witness and testimony to my experiences, insights, and reflections. I also share personal descriptions of attempts to process the nature of consciousness itself.


My journey resulted from the hidden use of electromagnetic medical and scientific analysis, investigation, experimentation, utilization, validation, and verification. The collection of audio files is meant to inspire research and exploration into the nature of consciousness and the potential benefits of Neurotechnology.

I acknowledge that the journey has been difficult and painful, but it has also been transformative and enlightening. My hope is that these thoughts and insights offer hope and encouragement to those who may be struggling with their own beliefs or experiences and inspire further research into the nature of consciousness and the nature of their own transcendental journey therein. I express gratitude to God for guiding me through the journey and for giving me the strength to persevere through the challenges.

The collection also includes a quote from Dr. Carl Rogers, a prominent American psychologist, who emphasizes the importance of observation, hypothesis formation, and empirical testing in scientific inquiry, regardless of the level of sophistication or refinement of the methods used. Rogers warns against sterile pseudo-science that lacks direction and growth and emphasizes the importance of developing modes of inquiry in science. As such, Dr. Rogers' quote serves as a reminder that the convergence of science and religion is not an either-or proposition. Rather, it is a continuous journey towards greater understanding and wisdom, where both science and religion have a role to play.

 

"For example, it seems to me right and natural that in any new field of scientific endeavor the observations are gross, the hypotheses speculative and full of errors, the measurements crude." (Page 188)


“It is my opinion that the type of understanding which we call science can begin anywhere, at any level of sophistication. To observe acutely, to think carefully and creatively—these activities, not the accumulation of laboratory instruments, are the beginnings of science. To observe that a given crop grows better on the rocky hill than in the lush bottom land, and to think about this observation, is the start of science. To notice that most sailors get scurvy but not those who have stopped at islands to pick up fresh fruit is a similar start. To recognize that, when a person's views of himself change, his behavior changes accordingly, and to puzzle over this, is again the beginning of both theory and science. I voice this conviction in protest against the attitude, which seems too common in American psychology, that science starts in the laboratory or at the calculating machine.” (Page 188)


"A closely related belief is that there is a natural history of science — that science, in any given field, goes through a patterned course of growth and development. For example, it seems to me right and natural that in any new field of scientific endeavor the observations are gross, the hypotheses speculative and full of errors, the measurements crude. More important, I hold the opinion that this is just as truly science as the use of the most refined hypotheses and measurements in a more fully developed field of study. The crucial question in either case is not the degree of refinement but the direction of movement. If in either instance the movement is toward more exact measurement, toward more clear- cut and rigorous theory and hypotheses, toward findings which have greater validity and generality, then this is a healthy and growing science. If not, then it is a sterile pseudo science, no matter how exact its methods. Science is a developing mode of inquiry, or it is of no particular importance." (Page 188)


-- Dr. Carl Rogers, 1959

Reference:

Rogers, C. (1959). Psychology: A Study of a Science. Study 1, Volume 3: Formulations of the Person and the Social Context (1240218084 920113051 S. Koch, Ed.). In Psychology: A study of a science (pp. 184-256). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

 

As I process my own sense of grief from the recent passing of my best friend, Drager, I find myself having feelings of sadness that our journey together as fellow travelers has come to an end. As I sit and reflect I notice that underneath these feelings of sadness there is deep sense of gratitude. As if a bridge, these feelings of gratitude have led me to finding a true joy for life. All of it.

 
"Just around the bend" | ©2020 by John Surmont
 

INSIGHT


This life is an adventure and what an adventure it is!


We all have choices in this adventure, up to a point.


And this point that I am referring to is a strange idea for us. It is paradoxical really.


Because on the one hand we recognize that this local frame of the perceived experiences we find ourselves joined with (in and to) - in a way masks what we all deep down inside already know.


That we are energy in transit.


And while we accept that this adventure we call life has a beginning a middle and an end, we also recognize that this is the paradox of our adventure.


Because in this adventure our adventures are nested within other adventures.


What this means is that while in our perceptions of our experiences every adventure has a beginning, a middle and an end while that contradicts what we really are (energy in transit) which fundamentally never ends.


It is our fundamental nature that the light within us originates before and transits beyond what we can perceive and remember of our experiences.


And as we recognize that straight lines don't exist within nature (that they are man-made) what we perceive as an ending is actually just a curve beyond our perceptions. And around this bend are intersecting arcs of our consciousness, space and time.


Because of this we can take comfort that our adventure always continues beyond what we define as an end because what we define as an ending is simply the other side of a beginning.


Hooyah Drager

 

In conclusion, this personal collection of reflections and insights is a testament to the power of the convergence of science and religion in the context of the transcendental nature of human consciousness. It serves as an invitation to recognize and accept the divine plan and coherence of our internal and external struggles, and to approach the hard problem of integrating science and religion with acute observation, creative thinking, and a continuous quest for greater understanding and wisdom. Thank you for taking the time to explore this collection.

Sincerely,


John

www.adlerianfrog.com


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