As the namesake of this blog was fond of saying, media is an extension of our human nervous system and as such is neither good or bad, but a tool for us to use to learn and grow. Basically, radio is an extension of our voice, the telephone an extension of our hearing etc. With the advent of the internet and social media, it seems that our consciousness can be everywhere at once. As drones become cheaper and more accessible, it seems that our media vision can now see farther than ever before. With the addition of artificial reality and phones that allow us to immerse ourselves in a reality almost anywhere in the world or where we send our drones to look. This reminded me of a section of Neale Donald Walsch’s “Conversations With God” where he speaks of his belief that, to know itself, the creative force split itself into millions of pieces which were planted in us so that we could look back on the universe and experience it from outside the creative consciousness. As we move forward with our innovation, expanding our experiential presence of the world, are we not setting ourselves on a trajectory similar to one that many believe created ourselves.
It goes back a few years ago I was reading “Conversations with God” by Neale Donald Walsch and I was fascinated by the idea that the God, that which is, could not know itself fully without something that it is not, in short being everything God could not experience itself as something separate from itself. Walsch goes on to say that God then split itself into infinite forms so that God could know the world that is not itself and thus experience itself. It is this ability to step outside of one’s self and see one’s self that came back to me the other day while looking at my Facebook page. Is it possible that the idea that God had for knowing himself is really a metaphysical selfie? Isn’t a selfie just another way to know and document ourselves in the world and to share that information? Perhaps God is more tech savvy then we thought.