.(Part 1 of 7) When the brain is damaged, patients have to relearn things they once knew, such as talking, walking, etc. All of us who have been miseducated and malnourished have been brain damaged. I've been fortunate enough to begin relearning how to listen and count. By practicing listening for words and phrases that are similar to other words and phrases I've encountered, focus and attention span are improved. Also, as a result, the subconscious is improved, including during sleep. Together, these things help improve the ability to reckon. To reckon is to count because reckoning is how we put things together in relation to each other. Reckoning is how we add things up and subtract and multiply and divide. Reckoning is (re-counting). Reckoning is re-calculating. Reckoning is re-formulating thoughts. Same things. The process of relearning how to listen and count provides opportunities to be more aware and careful as I am encountering information and comparing and contrasting and integrating that information into my logic library. This process helps me be more mindful of one-sided points of view so I can connect them back to the two-sided vantage point. Everything is connected to everything. All thoughts and all logic are connected to another thought or logic on the other side of the vantage point. Thus all pieces of information can be connected by drawing lines between them from one side through the neutral zone to the other side.
In the beginning of this process of relearning, recounting and reconnecting dots, it looks tangled and messy. It also feels this way in our thoughts. Then, as we remain faithful to the process, the spaces between linking logic lines shrink and the distance between each point are also reduced. What begins to emerge is not a bunch of dot points and lines, but rather, a larger picture. We can begin to see and reacquire larger concepts and relationships taking shape. We begin to realize there are different dimensions, levels and layers of understanding the same thing that overlap and fit right on top of each other. As we continue to augment, defragment, reorganize and restore points and damaged, broken and missing link connections, because we are expanding understanding by filling in the blanks, the lines get denser and blacker as all the colors of consciousness come back together.
This must be so. As we continue to travel and crisscross the same pathways, because these retraced connections are leading us back the way we came to this time and place in the human race, the layers pile up, add up, thicken up, strengthen up and blacken down to the root of matter and spirit-soul. Blackness is the origin, the genesis, the Archetype of colors, out of which all other varieties are differentiated. When consciousness is whole and healed, it will be black across all dimensions of thought, all dimensions of Creation. It will be perfect.
"Free and critical minds can emerge only by a return to the source-the primary sources. A free and critical mind takes nothing for granted and is not intimidated by "authorities" who frequently may be more confused than the general public. Free and critical minds seek truth without chauvinism or shame." - Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III (1)
“One single bit of information, if missing, incomplete, out of order or just plain wrong, has the potential to significantly alter thought processes, conclusions, decisions and behaviors, even when that one single logic entry exists in a sea of accuracy.”