Although consciousness relies on the matter of our bodies in order to a create fluid and adaptable flow of information about the Universe, it does have the ability to retain an emotional memory that doesn't require the chemical and physical changes that short and long-term memories require. The physical changes we experience due to emotions are our body's reaction to the push and pull of our emotional consciousness.
Since, on the other side of the glass, all of the electricity is centralized, this too is true about consciousness. It is more or less one universal entity, and we all just access a piece of it at a time. Our bodies are unique and belong to us, but consciousness is only borrowed and without our bodies, with our physical memory, the experience of the Universe would be very confusing, erratic, and short. Instinct was an earlier version the evolution this process has gone through. A genetic memory carried down through our DNA until life had evolved enough to create a more acute description of the Universe we all see, hear, smell, touch, and taste today. When our bodies shut down, we simply allow consciousness to be independent by freeing it from the input of our physical senses. This is when our physical minds experience a back flow a short way beneath the glass surface as we upload the information we collected with our senses throughout the day. We experience this as dreaming. And when we wake up, our consciousness is reconnected to begin sensory input, but due to the backup we carry in our bodies, most of us are completely unaware that the consciousness we're experiencing is something independent of us and isn't really our "soul" property or a part of the reality that our senses tell us is "real".
So as we upload this conscious memory of our senses, Consciousness, as a whole, will begin to accumulate the experiences we share. As these accumulate, the overall experience of reality will begin to show relative shifts as the overwhelming majority of experience, as a whole, begins to sway with the times. We call this the Zeitgeist, or the spirit of the times. If the majority of people are either suffering or prospering, as a whole, the experience of the world, as a whole, would cumulatively be either negative or positive. This would have an influence on the overall Zeitgeist of our time, and our time is very critical. Our huge population increases and better understanding of the world of experience, allow us to manipulate that Zeitgeist at a rate that has never before been possible. This can happen with only a few small ideas that can spread at almost the speed of light because of our artificial web of collective consciousness we call the internet. This is a very unique time to be alive on this world.
Now imagine that there was a way to experience from the center of the sphere or anywhere within the glass surface. You might be able to directly communicate with other arcs or simply influence them in some way. It would not matter how far away they were because you are now on the inside of the glass and no longer need to traverse the surface of the glass. You'd be able to cut right through the center and tap in on the experience of someone on the other side of the world... or even the other side of the Universe.*
When we return the matter of this existence back to the realm of the Universe, the experiences we uploaded throughout our lifetime will forever be a part of the whole Consciousness and a part of every one of our own experience. There could be moments when large pieces of an individual's experience seep through another arc with more clarity or influence. There have been many whom claim to retain memories from a previous life.
Another thing to consider, is that if your piece of consciousness became so attached to this world, that it was unable to let go of this reality, it may be possible that a small piece of that energy could remain behind rather than contribute to the the whole. The ability to choose not to return that piece of consciousness we borrow is what we interpret as free will. It also may be possible that some pieces separate and are lost due to a misunderstanding of their experiences and require guidance to navigate back to their origins. For those of us that are still gathering information through our physical senses, those pieces, with no physical conduit anymore, would probably only be experienced as phantom energy, possibly interacting with our physical world.
So when we lift our finger and end our conscious day, it is up to us how we decide to carry on in our quest for understanding. Being independent and harboring a unique perspective on the Universe is an essential for the Universe to experience itself, but for me, the wealth of experience that is offered by the collection and the possibility of influencing experiences through other arcs as they continue to form, would be a way to continue existence within this Universe and begin another day.
Unfortunately, this decision will not be made entirely by me. If Humans, as a whole, do not understand this, and fail to recognize that we are not alone with absolute certainty, we will be choosing to allow our portion of the Zeitgeist to break off from the Consciousness we all owe our experience to. If this happens, the human experience will never be capable to of connecting to the larger collection of experiences throughout the Universe or contributing to its understanding. Not only will we be forever isolated, our "Soul" Consciousnesses will be left to wander the vastness of space. Earth will become a ghost ship. Humans have learned enough about this natural world to understand the scale of the observable Universe alone, and if we continue to cling to the impossible** belief that the human race may be the only intelligence in existence, we will manifest that reality because of our ignorance. We are the lost due to misunderstanding, and we keep refusing the guidance offered to us. So we need to let go and open our minds in order to remain connected to the Consciousness that I, as a human, have grown to appreciate and long for. Otherwise, we will forever be alone and never even grasp what it was we lost. K.C.G.***
*I would probably more accurately describe Consciousness as a singularity, so there would not be a need to "cut through" as you would already be there. As this reality is only an interpretation through Consciousness, it would make sense that we experience the Universe as a singularity as well. (No matter where you exist in space, you are always at the center of the Universe.)
**Impossible is not a term I would ever use about anything in this Universe except this one idea. It does not require faith, belief, or evidence because I know it to be true absolutely. If you are able to look up at the sky and down at the earth and realize that you are alive and intelligent, there would be no cover up or conspiracy or lack of evidence that could ever convince you otherwise. The only requirement is an independent thought, and if one person can come to that inevitable conclusion, than it can be and is, the reality of the whole.
***I would claim this interpretation as my own, but if that were true, I would only be aware of where my finger makes contact with the glass.
Edited by AbnormallyHonest, 18 March 2017 - 03:05 PM.