how we know we know

and what some people call automatic writing, they go into a trance and “wake up” with text written by a spirit through them

is just them typing and letting their quantum brains that process data faster than we can consciously think, take their awareness out of the loop and just go from thought to words

I think that humans have a lot more capabilites than we know and every now and then, we get a sense of the true capacity of our brains and we interpret the experience as we have been culturally trained to expect

and it’s putting aside all the beleifs and dealing with just the facts on the ground – knowing what we know and how we know it – building on what other people have done before.

I watched a tv doc series from the BBC called The Story of Science

and this show did what I had been wanting to learn all my life.

I complained through high school and college that we were taught blocks of information in silos. We were not taught, how to connect blocks of information.

So over there, you learned about Europe history, over there you learned literature, over there sciences

but no where did we learn about how they interacted

we learned that the church executed various science guys and it’s all so hostile between religion and science

but that’s our shared story – if we don’t talk about it and understand

that’s why people keep saying what’s the harm of religion?

the harm of religion is that it prevents people from thinking.

Because anyone who thinks outside of religion – or worse, looks at the natural world and builds a worldview that is grounded in the natural world and all the observations by people, corroborated by other people, tested and retested until we have the best explanation of the real world given the collective observations and experiments so far – and we re-evaluate what we think we know when new promising information becomes available and sometimes, maybe consider the outlier and counterintuitive ideas because they turn out to be right sometimes

and reverse engineer how it all fits together, well, that’s science actually or if you want to not use an emotionally loaded term – naturalism.

We live in a natural universe, with unknown but reasonably predictable to be natural causes.

And it’s that delight in the natural world, and all it has to offer – that we can share in this time and space

because the story of humans is what we collectively, not individually do

but it’s that taking time to reflect and enjoy particular experiences be it in actual life or as an entertaining past time

so there is no reason for anyone to be held back because of group characteristics or stereotypes

because while we are each ambassadors of our group identifiers, we are not accountable personally for the history of our groups or what other members of said groups are doing.

we need to deal with each other as individuals, and to do that, we need to understand group dynamics and how that plays out in a person’s ability to trust, adapt, be comfortable, creative, and socially capable behaviours

Health as a practise

The role of a health practitioner is to get you out of treatment and back to having a life where you are in charge and socially capable.

The role of scammers is to keep you coming back for treatments indefinitely.

so it’s critical for each of us to understand who is a health helper and who is seeking to make us dependent on whatever they are selling (think AA, homeopathy or chiropractors – or anything that is not founded in science and is generally invented by a single person or upheld by a group who benefits from whatever is being sold)

and we can only get healthy when we understand what’s gone wrong and are directing our treatment towards our own wellness goals.

I’ve had a lot of time to think, like Nietzsche, I’ve experienced a cognitive break and become too delicate to live in the world as it is.

But, I am a problem solver who’s worked in grassroots activism for human (gay and women’s) rights, non-profit sector (women in film) and for 13 years in the Canadian Federal Government.

Being at home, where my survival needs are met by being on disability and my emotional needs are met by my wonderful spouse who’s always thought that she was the frog and I am the princess, and now I’m the frog and she’s the hero princess – I’ve had time to think.

The problems that I am working on solving, is how to make the world into a place that I can be a part of again.

with having for the first time in my life, the opportunity to sit and think, to exist inside my head – I finally understand why I am so different – I think that my brain actually works very differently than other people’s.

so, I’ve figured out how to solve the world’s problems and reverse engineering how to get the world to become the foundation for Star Trek’s united federation of planets.

I want to live in the Star Trek world where everyone’s basic survival is assured and the world instead is about our potential as humans.

We can’t live to that potential until we put aside all the internal squabbling that we currently divide ourselves with.

Education and economic participation – people don’t worry about others scamming the system when the system is set up in a way that participation yields better rewards than cheating – there is no need to cheat in fact – when each of us has personal sovereignty and have security of person, food, shelter, family and friends and meaningful participation in society.