The Universe is a Giant Fractal

Patterns are maintained by consistently giving energy to a system of power. I choose freedom from the routines, from the patterns, from the human collective. My life is about walking each moment in full awareness, forever touching it, honing it and knowing it through the grandeur that is our existence here upon this earth. –  Becoming Awareness

I like to imagine the entire Universe as a giant fractal. Each component within the fractal is a pattern that constantly flows and becomes more than it is as it continues to touch the original pattern and while eternally morphing into something different and new.

The above quote comes from my book in a chapter entitled Habitual Patterns and Thought Forms. I’ve often discussed the importance of recapitulating the historical patterns that have been handed down from generation to generation. Many people allow these patterns and associated thought forms to serve as the foundation of their reality without ever attempting to become aware of their own true nature free from these patterns.

In order for us to hold a pattern in our minds, we must push away the rest of the fractal. When we do, we are no longer fluid; we become fixated or have fixated the position of our assemblage point. If you define someone with a word, you negate them. By giving someone a label, you eliminate all of the other things that they could be. At the same time, you are creating them to fulfill that definition because you have defined it to exist. You have defined them as a single pattern within the fractal.

Don Juan told Carlos Castaneda that, The New Seers are the only ones who have the sobriety to see the mold of man and understand what it is; the pattern of every human attribute we can think of and some we cannot even conceive. We are what it stamps us with.

Don Juan told Carlos that he had to go beyond the mold, that the mold was merely a stage, a stopover that brought temporary peace and serenity to those who journey into the unknown, but that it was sterile, static. It was at the same time a flat reflected image in a mirror and the mirror itself. And the image was man’s image.

We are each taught to live our lives based upon the myths that have been passed down through centuries. There are thousands upon thousands of myths and their primary function is to provide us with a model that helps us to activate our unconscious. When this occurs, we can then integrate the unconscious into our consciousness. When we connect with our unconscious, we move beyond the patterns that we have upheld throughout our lives and our unconscious allows us to realize the unlimited potential that lies within each of us.

I hear everyone constantly complaining about the state of our country, our world, the earth, ourselves. We fight and fight to attempt to bring about change. We are human beings, not human doings. Gandhi said BE the change you want to see in the world, not DO the change you want to see in the world.

Buckminster Fuller said, You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Our true crisis in this world is the inability to experience consciousness.

Let go of the patterns within the fractal and free the fractal, of which we are each a part, so we may continue to flow, change, and create ourselves into becoming the most of what we are capable of truly being. We must rise to the task of being the true creator beings that we are each meant to be.

Keep Dancing!

7 thoughts on “The Universe is a Giant Fractal

  1. “We are human beings, not human doings. Gandhi said BE the change you want to see in the world, not DO the change you want to see in the world.” – Most imperative, all beings at home, that deep inner home. 🙂 ❤


  2. Every last particle of this endless universe, and each and every being in it, engage in a dance that never configures itself in quite the same way from moment to moment, though patterns do wave through it with symetry and grace. Every time my awarenss rises up a bit stronger than the distractions of the mundane, i marvel. Your posts so often take me to that higher place of wonder. I send my thanks, i honor your insight.


  3. Buckminster Fuller, whom you mention, was also a leader in the whole concept of conscious evolution, and spoke often about how our future depends on our willingness to intentionally evolve our own consciousness. If you or your readers want a laymen’s understanding of Bucky’s profoundly relevant wisdom, my new book about his practical utopian ideas is getting five-star reviews from readers and librarians alike. One Staten Island library said it was empowering even reluctant readers, especially girls, to step up and make a difference in the world. I would be happy to send you a review copy, either print or ebook.


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