“The whole body is ….” 4

The whole body is reality, for us in “our reality”.

Our reality
– “Our reality” is conscious experience witnessed. There is what we experience, the worlds outside and within that we may experience (seemingly there before we acknowledge or notice it) and our self or identity having an experience, that we are conscious and aware of. Our reality is created and placed or “projected” by the whole body through his/her nervous system. It is a part of the whole body who is in and of reality, and our reality including our self is a part of reality in being a part of him/her. We tend to be isolated in our reality, identified with our self and what we experience, from the whole body and so reality.

– For us in “our reality”, reality is the whole body who “projects” or creates and places our reality from his/her brain-spine (Central Nervous System). Within our projected reality (where we as identity are) anything that is in and of reality can only appear as projection, as projected by the whole body. Everything that we may experience of reality is a projected indication or version.

It is the real world of whole entities and living beings that is more than what we can experience of them. We may consider an objective world but any notion or sense falls short of reality as what is experienced. Our self and our experience may exist as an actuality as projection, and as such they are a part of a whole being who projects. Our reality is of reality in being a part, as projection or projected actuality, of the whole body – who is in and of reality in his/her entirety (wholeness) that includes our projected reality as a part.

Whole body
– The whole body is in and of reality or creation. We are a part of the whole body “projected” or created and placed by him/her. The whole body includes in his/her wholeness or entirety, his/her solid body and our projected part. We are closer to the reality of a real world and other whole beings in considering the whole body. This is not to deny our self nor what we experience of the world and others. The tendency is rather to deny our whole. We isolate our selves from the whole body in identifying exclusively with our self and what we experience.

The “where” of us

We are a “where”.
We exist “where” we are.

Don’t just ask “where am I?”
and go off with what’s there,
not just engage as “I’m it” with the world out there
in what you think you do,
when there must be a whole body
being the one and the one who does.

We are aware.
We exist in being there,
a part of a whole self who is
a whole being of reality.

But go off
we do
with what we are aware of.
What? Who? Me?

I am a part
free as a part,
of the one
who is and does,
and projects
for me to be and
to think and feel I do and I am.

Forever in the mind – an explanation

We’re an identity hemmed in between “bodies” of what makes the rest of our reality. I’ve also called them projected actuality and shapes. They are the incomplete surfaces (for us as an identity amongst them) that contain the apparently separate parts of us, such as between our self and what we experience, the world we may experience, our self and others, the witness and the conscious, what we feel and the feelings, our deeper being and the being. They open and extend different ways in different directions. We are a part of it. And it is a part of the whole body, a whole being and our whole self we belong to as one of his/her projected part.
from dreamong 2
The identity we usually are is represented in the head and out reaching hand above (under the conscious, inner left side of “mind’s reach”). Do you like the embryo below reaching across to the right? I see it as the “Kappa” of Japanese mythology. And the circle is the whole body.

“The whole body is ….” 3

The whole body is the creator and projector of our reality. He/she encompasses our all.

All that we are and experience, our conscious, witness, our deeper being and the worlds within and out there, and the things and entities within them that we may experience, are created and placed by our whole through his/her brain-spine (nervous system)

The whole body is in reality and is of reality, occupying real space as solid body including bone, muscle and organs, as air and gas within the passages, lungs and sinuses, as body fluids, blood as well as projection.

To actualise/realise or transcend

The idea is that we transcend our identity and what it identifies with, from being that identity or self to go beyond what binds us, so as to become a greater, broader and deeper self, and act or be functional in the world. (East meets West? For example, see Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.)

How far to go? Each to their own? If one was to go all the way, then what? These questions require further transcendence. Otherwise we may give up or accept that within limitations we can improve and hopefully pass on something of our achievements to others or off springs.

However, this more, better, greater will not do. Our limitations only multiply in others and future generations as more of the same. The exponential peak of our time indicates this. We must go beyond the human condition and the horizons of our globe, our generations and gender.

Progress or the “more” in particular directions can only mean the displacement of the multifactorial and the multidimensional, seemingly boundless (ie. beyond multifactorial systems) reality from our human world. It is the gravity of genocide that makes us play the numbers game to ensure our future on Earth. Yet precisely the power and glory by which we hold to certainty holds us in track to our exponential end.

Yes, we should transcend our anxious, tight and narrow self and find our deeper, broader self and conviction to base our commitment to face the world with. However, we must distinguish the self from the whole self in order to actualise our truth as a part of our whole, and realise our relation with our whole self, who is of reality.

Yes, this is the fundamental change, required through the ages and which presses on us now. Our relation with a whole being of reality, of whom we are a part, and who is and has been there, always, but for our identification with our projected reality within it.

A universal truth and reality. Without it we remain an isolated part, struggling and mesmerising in isolation from our whole. We all individually belong as an identity to a whole being who is, who is in reality, and is of reality.

A universal truth and reality ? They are contentious terms in philosophy and science, and politically incorrect as an absolute. We establish the sanctity of our identity psychologically, in philosophy and ethically, and struggle to safe guard it politically. Our world views are based on “I’m it” and “that’s the world out there”, our perception having an objective but also a subjective aspect, and our belonging to a community of others. We try to embrace the diversity of our convictions and actions, and ensure the safety of individuals and groups.

With limited resources however, and despite the advances in industry (including agriculture beyond subsistence and sustainability), finance, commerce, communication, transport and employment, consumerism driven by boredom and fear can only increase our distribution problems and inequality. We must appreciate our part in who exists and is alive, next other whole beings on Earth and in homeostasis with the environment (as all creatures are while alive). Otherwise we will continue in our need and want to be met and to live, as an identity set away from our whole who is.

“The whole body is ….” 2

A whole is more than the sum of its parts.

We as a part may fulfil this role, for a part to make up its whole in being a part. The whole body is our whole from whom we are isolated, when identifying exclusively with our self and what we experience as all there is or as reality.

The whole body is a whole being and our whole self, alive in creation among others of creation, of whom we are a part.

Forever in the mind

forever in the mind pic '14

Wonder and ponder
forever in the mind
virtual and fractal
forever human in kind
is it our language
is it our food
what about our heart
or is it our soul
where is the spirit
is it all experience
lest we forget
there must be a God

Talk reach out
hold return
silence be still
resonate express
together alone
we live as part

Straddle our bounds
return come home
go out and earn
your right to be

Listen to me
find your self
find your place
for life to be

Nature is you
wilderness your whole
essence you be
touched by reality

In truth your part
is free as a part
exist as part
separate and together
be with or away from one another
but as a part
of a whole being
next to other wholes
alive on Earth


Our projected actuality and the whole body of reality 1

1 The 3 bodies

Our reality may be recognised in terms of its “construct” or make-up. It includes the identity or self, who is having an experience, the world, others and our inner realities we may experience, the conscious by which we have or are conscious of our reality, a witness by which we are aware of our reality (of our self and our experiences), and our deeper feelings and deeper self or being we may be or be aware and conscious of.

Beyond what we may recognise and determine of what makes up our reality, is their actuality or existence as “projection”. By projection, I am referring to the creation and placement of our reality, in “reality” or real space, by the whole body through his/her nervous system.

The whole body is in and of reality. Our reality is a projected part of him/her, our whole. Our reality exists as projection or projected actuality in real space.

Our reality may be captured in space as projected actuality, and as such be in relation with our whole being who is of reality. Otherwise we are isolated in our reality within projection, identified with the “what is what” or what we determine of our reality, away from the actuality of our reality and the whole of whom our reality, its construct and including our self, is a part.

2 The last stages

Photos and notes

Series on Arches watercolour paper. These are photos I’ve been preparing for display on Etsy. It took a long time to get the “creamy-ness” of the paper.
Abandonment skewers 1

Abandonment skewers our conscious. “Guilt shame failure abandonment and letting go” is the fundamental setting for the hc (in dark ink – not the mind body with line-up and facing the world). Gshf for avoiding the whole body, in abandonment from him/her in skewering or upholding our conscious, and letting go to the wot (world out there), inside outside centred right.

Being in the world  2The middle body of line-up and facing the wot, head on a platter, head on a skewer, bust, breast, torso and liver’s float that slides away to the other side. It is the one that is “in the world”.

Cognative, emotive and somatic levels  3

The levels cognitive, emotive and somatic for our knowing, feeling and being. Beyond what we know of our feeling and being is the feeling itself and our deeper being itself. They are cornered, pinched, and wrapped and looped across in their centring to the right.
Cornered settings of our reality  4

Far right is the “Cornered settings of our reality”. the conscious, mind and outside bodies, the shape (soul’s reach, trauma of birth, and liver’s reach) through to bottom cornering with the totem to the left. The realms and bottom cornering in light ink.

Kappa rising  2

“Kappa rising”. We rise across to the right from our embryonic origins held deep below. The Kappa is a mythological creature of Japan with super natural powers and a simple personality. It comes from the underworld of swamps, and is traditionally depicted with webbed hands and feet, a shelled back, a tail, and a wet opening at the top of the head it must at all times keep moist. I suspect the practice of dispensing miscarriaged embryos into swamps was mythologised in the Kappa.

Beyond knowing, beyond understanding

Our knowing and understanding, our world views and causal order, are parts of our reality beyond which are what we do not or cannot know and understand – beyond our mind’s grasp and the reach of our senses.

Our wants and worries also extend beyond those we can know and understand. Our aspirations and ideals, our desires and expectations, our plans and past similarly extend beyond our knowing and understanding.

We keep to what we understand and know and seek more that is yet beyond our reach. Left behind in our wake is our unknowing or not-knowing and what we do not understand.

Denied from our knowing and understanding is our whole being also –
who encompasses both our knowing and understanding, and not, of both our wants and worries,
who is more than the sum of his/her parts,
who includes our self in experience of some of his/her parts,
and who is beyond our knowing and sense, and our unknowing and non–sense.

Our unconditional truth is in being a part of the whole body, created and placed by him/her as projected actuality. In our actuality, we are beyond what we may know or understand.