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There is an understandable frustration of those who require their logic to be linear and without gaps when it comes to conversing with those of us who have leaped off the edge of the Abyss and gone swimming in the cloud thinking of the Universal Hive Mind. The left frontal cortex needs all the whys answered, all the t’s crossed, all the i’s dotted,  while the right brain is content to know with absolute certainty that a thing just is.

Hive mind thinking, that place we go in our minds in which all information exists simultaneously, is not diametrically opposed to logic despite its appearance of  being unorganized Chaos. The certainty garnered there becomes the seed for all avenues of logical exploration, after all.

Consider Aristotle. He was the first to collate the existing philosophies of his time and come up with a unifying theory. The theory was based on observation. Life, it seemed, sprang up spontaneously from things like mud and rotting meat.  This theory held sway for more than two thousand years. It was not until the invention of the microscope and the studies of Louis Pasteur that science and philosophy finally caught up with reality. We like to laugh about it now. How silly our ancestors must have been, to believe that rotting meat could spontaneously generate maggots.

But consider the nature of the belief from the view of the Universal Hive Mind. Without knowing anything about the role of bacteria in decomposition, or the that the life cycle of the house fly goes from egg to maggot to pupae to adult fly, all one knows is that if meat, left to its own devices, becomes maggoty. Without knowing anything about the life cycles of frogs, one could honesty not be faulted if one believed that if you poured water onto earth that eventually tadpoles would form. (I would venture to guess that the understanding of the natural world was a little more complete than what was written by philosophers and scientists. Great men of the intellectual bent tend not to discuss their avenues of study with the illiterate. But small boys and old women who live upon the land surely could have helped them flesh out their theories with a lifetime of observation.)

Spontaneous Generation was not a bad theory considering the level of scientific understanding at the time. It was cloud thinking. One asks a question, leaps off the edge of the Abyss, and falls into a swarm of answers, none of which are obviously connected to the next and then one comes back with answers that seem crazy. Like meat creates maggots. Like mud makes frogs. A fool would shake his head and walk away from the gift of truth. Someone who is fearless would share the truth, despite its apparent insanity.

You would think that as small as this planet seems, with so many humans operating solely out of the logical left brain, that there would be nothing left to discover. Nothing could be further from the truth. The planet and the universe beyond still manages to surprise us. Experts still scratch their heads in confusion, trying to sound learned while they scramble to come up with logical explanations to things that seemingly, on the surface, defy explanation. The real danger in listening to the supposed experts is that if we think there is an answer, we stop asking more questions.

Consider the ocean of air above your head. Do you think you know all there is to know? What more is to know? It is transparent and can hide nothing. We look through it to see into space. But only now do we think to turn our instruments on it and look without blinders.  Surprising answers are filtering out of the scientific community.

Listen to the cloud thinkers. Do not laugh when they tell you that maggots come from meat and frogs come from mud and that there are frontiers we have not yet explored. We ignore their wisdom at our own peril. If the Universal Hive Mind wants to give us an Answer, then it seems imperative that we find the right Question.

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There is a vacuum in modern education. If we have made the left brain into the sole focus of our educational process, then the left frontal cortex is the rock star. Conversely, the right brain has become the retarded second cousin we keep locked up in the attic: throw it a bone once in a while to keep it alive, try to ignore the weird howling noises in the middle of the night, and  pretend with all your might that it does not exist when the neighbors come to visit.

When we do talk about the process of the right brain, it is hard not to fall into the language of the occult and the arcane, for the simple reason that we have ignored our retarded little second cousin for so long, the only language, the only words that exist that can even approximately describe its processes rise from our more primitive and superstitious past.

It is only now, as we begin to understand the mathematics of quantum space and time, that we begin to realize that the seemingly disjointed and ofttimes insane babble coming from the attic was in fact the learned instruction of our Uber Einstein brain, a brain that exists not only in the attic but beyond any physical wall, touching all of space/time. With it, we can turn corners into other dimensions. We can communally share information with all other lifeforms. With just a thought, we can remember all the knowledge that has ever existed and that will ever exist, being limited only by the sophistication of our ever evolving consciousness.

Call this vast extension of the right brain the Uber Library. The first trick to accessing information in this library is not to get overwhelmed by the amount of information that exists there. Do not be fooled by the apparent chaos. All things, even this, have a pattern and a direction, a point and a purpose. The second step is to understand that you already have the tools to navigate here. You just have forgotten how to use them. You were born fully connected to the Uber Library, after all.

Consider how we problem solve with the left brain. Here we find the seat of our perception of Time. A leads to B leads to C, D, E, F, G on down the line until we reach Z. If we were to solve a problem, exclusively using our left brain, we would start at A, form a hypothesis and then investigate that hypothesis, step by step until those steps led us to a conclusion. If we are lucky, that conclusion solves the original problem. Unfortunately, odds are good that the conclusion will have only told you that your original hypothesis is wrong and that you failed to ask the right question at the very beginning of your long and tedious study.

Now, let’s problem solve using our right brain. Here is the seat of our perception of infinite space. Imagine deep space. No atmosphere or gravity wells to hinder motion. Imagine that you stand at point A. All around you, in no particular order, lies a cloud of infinite possibilities, call them B through Z. A is not a problem to be solved. A is the point of existence. A just “is”. To get to point Z, one then merely lets go of all preconceived notions, imagines the existence of Z, thus establishing a link between point A and point Z and simply goes there. Free of constraints, the space between point A and point Z folds to accommodate that wish. Ta da! Problem solved.

The hardest part about the right brain problem solving process is convincing your left brain that the answer is correct. The left brain will still want to investigate all the possibilities of B through Y but the most difficult part of the process has already been done: Knowing the correct answer, one merely reverse engineers the issue to arrive at the right question.

A whole mind, a holistic mind is the perfect balance of left brain and right brain thinking.

Having a holistic mind is part of our acquired skills in the evolutionary arms race of survival. Think of it this way. Our left brain, diamond faceted, linearly logical, and clear sighted,  gives us the ability to perceive change as action or motion along a vector. Unfortunately, there are an infinite number of vectors to choose from. That is where our right brain steps in. It acts as our internal compass by pointing us in the right direction, thereby assuring that all decisions are the correct decisions, and no motion is wasted. As an added bonus it also assures us that every action is in harmony with the OnePattern since it is the OnePattern that allows us to perceive order in chaos.

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