by ArturoDekko » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:18 pm
ALL IS PATTERN
"All is Pattern" is the single most meaningful statement one can make about existence. The recognition of the place of a thing within the pattern is that which we interpret as meaning. Without pattern, there is no relationship, no association, no recognition, no meaning and no existence. Without pattern, there can be nothing we could call God. Anything we can call God is pattern; they are inseparable. Pattern is all there is; it is only our insistence in finding a meaning for everything that ascribes the meaning "God" to the pattern. Pattern just is. Pattern has no intent, no motive.
Imagine infinite randomness. Within that randomness, there will always be pattern. Where there is pattern within the randomness, we recognise existence. Where there is no pattern, there is no recognition, no existence. Within the infinite randomness, there is infinite variety of pattern; all variations of pattern exist, without discrimination. There is no good pattern; there is no bad pattern; there is just pattern. Pattern has no meaning in itself, it is only we, within the pattern, that ascribe meaning to the placement of things within the pattern. Our existence is a meaningless by-product of the pattern but our observation of our place within the pattern gives the illusion of meaning. If we are removed or remove our self from a part of the pattern, our recognition of the meaning of that part of the pattern is lost. Where we do not recognise the pattern, we see no meaning.
Immersion in and acceptance of the pattern brings about a sense of oneness, unity and love. When the pattern that we are is within a contradictory pattern, we experience discord and negativity. From this position, if we step back and see more of the pattern, we realise that it is all part of a larger pattern and that nothing is out of place, that on the larger scale, there is no discord, only pattern which is always in harmony with itself. The only freedom we have is to accept the pattern or not. When we do not accept the pattern we are in disharmony and have no ability to make choices within the pattern for we do not own it. When we accept the pattern and become a part of it we gain control of the pattern for it is ours.
All forms of want and desire are a lack of acceptance of the pattern, whether positive or negative. Attachment, being the desire to keep something, carries with it the fear of loss. Dislike carries with it the desire to lose that which we dislike. Both are forms of lack of acceptance. We can perceive either that we are attracted, instantaneously and unavoidably to external conditions which mirror the pattern that we hold within us or that we create the reality around us that we project from within. It matters not for we are our reality and our reality is us. Thus any form of want is mirrored and sustained in the reality we perceive. Only in acceptance can we experience a reality that is in harmony. If we find ourselves out of harmony, we have to accept it for the value it brings us and only then can we create within us an image of harmony which we will then find mirrored around us.
There are only five categories of pattern and all that we see is a combination of these five.
1. A = A Things that are the same. Without there being bits that are the same, there can be no pattern and no recognition.
2. A ≠ B Sequences such as the counting numbers. 1 + 2 gives stripes.
3. A = B & B = C Triangular and by extension hexagonal and circular patterns. 1 + 2 + 3 gives concentric circles = nesting and growth patterns.
4. A ≠ A + B Square and rectangular patterns, extending to tetrahedral, cubic and octahedral arrays. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 gives geometric sequences and spirals.
5. A + B = C Fractal patterns, dodecahedra, icosahedra and four dimensional decahedra. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 gives all variations of organic patterns.
There is a constant bipolarity of pattern. Within pattern there is non-pattern and within non-pattern there is pattern. Take the rather mundane counting number sequence. Firstly realise that it is also a sequential list of all possible random numbers. Any sequence of random numbers will always be found somewhere within the counting number sequence even, ultimately, all the irrational numbers. Speaking of irrational numbers; they are infinitely long and infinitely varied and hence each contains every potential sequence of numbers somewhere within the string of numbers they generate; that is they contain all possible patterns of numbers and as stated before, infinite randomness of existence contains all possible patterns. Strangely though irrational numbers are not all equally random. There are degrees of randomness. Some random numbers contain within them sequences of numbers that are repeated more frequently than some others. There is a spectrum of randomness and we do know which the most random number is. This is just a little pause because the answer, to me, is so magical that it deserves a little fanfare. The most random number is ... da da da daaah ... the solution to the equation x(1 + x) = 1 which is the definition of the Golden Mean, the Divine Ratio, a ratio found everywhere in nature. It can be shown that this number in engineering mechanical terms produces the most efficient structures in patterns of cell division.
Let me show you something else rather surprising. Let us measure all sorts of natural phenomena, the width of rivers, the height of mountains, the length of twigs, the distance between stars and galaxies, the weight of pebbles or whatever you care to measure. This will give you a list of numbers. If you look at this list of numbers, you will find that more of them begin with 1 than they do with 9. In fact there is a decreasing spectrum of frequency of occurrence from 1 to 9, so natural measurements are not entirely random. You can convert the measurements to any scale you like, angstroms, inches, metres, astronomical units, light years, and the result is always the same. You can even change the base of the number sequence say from decimal to hexadecimal and 1 still rules as king. Is that not a strange thing?
Back to the counting number sequence. Could anything be more logical and obvious than a pattern that increases by one with each step and yet we do not have to look far before irrationality starts creeping in. We only have to ask which numbers are only divisible by 1 and themselves. These are called prime numbers and the sequence starts, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, ... and I hope you can see that it has already broken out of the realms of pattern. It turns out that for any given segment of the number sequence, we can find a mathematical formula that will produce the prime numbers but outside that segment the formula will not work. You can take a larger segment and find a formula that describes the sub-formula, but there is not any all encompassing formula that can describe all the primes within the sequence of counting numbers. This means there are local patterns within larger patterns but there is no overall pattern.
We can find other non-pattern patterns within the prime number sequence. Notice the pairs, 3:5, 11:13, 17:19 where two numbers are separated by one. The question of how often they occur produces the same sort of results we found with prime numbers. Again we could look at the sets of whole numbers that form Pythagorean triangles from the familiar 3,4,5 then 5,12,13 and onwards and find a similar result. The whole number sequence and indeed the Universe is composed of a nested pattern of non-patterns within patterns within ... within an ultimately random universe whose overall ratio is the Golden Mean which is encapsulated within the geometry of pattern itself in the two dimensional projection of the four dimensional decahedron, known as the pentacle.
A good example of the infinite possibility of variation in pattern is found in the snow flake. Based only on an angular similarity of 60 degrees that stems from the geometry of the individual water molecule, an endless variety of patterns are created. There is an obvious hexagonal similarity between all snow flakes yet each is unique. This is true of reality itself, there is always some similarity in the pattern, for it all stems from the same origin, yet every component is unique.
The reason for all these mathematical patterns in the perceived reality is because pattern is an integral part of a logical Foundation that is inherent in the nature of One. Existence is One and so projects the pattern of this logical Foundation into all that there is. One can never not be since even that would be One non-existence. Since One cannot not be, it is not created but is the source of that which we perceive as creation. There is only One Nothing. The sum total of All There Is, is Nothing; creation is just the subdivision of Nothing into polarities which balance each other in a total equilibrium of Nothing. It is only because we perceive just a part of the pattern that it appears that there is something. That which, from our perspective appears to have no pattern, and so does not exist to us since we cannot recognise it, is just a part of a larger pattern. This larger pattern on an absolute scale is in complete symmetrical balance, ultimately equating the Oneness of Nothing.
Anything we can conceive can only ever be a part of the pattern. Whatever God we conceive is thus only a part of the whole and the whole is greater than the part, especially a part that is conceived to have intent which is a duality and hence a sub-division of Unity.
The meaning of meaning is the pattern of the pattern and that pattern is ultimately the inherent nature of One. The Foundation describes the undeniable conclusion that Unity must have five facets, natures or Essences and that it is the interaction of these five Essences that gives rise to all the complex pattern that we observe, that One is the Quintessential origin of all.
S E E F O R Y O U R S E L F
Know yourself and you shall know the truth. The truth shall set you free.