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The Infinite Chameleon

“Here’s another metaphor for thinking about the ultimate nature of reality:

Imagine, if you will, an infinite chameleon.

Oh, common on! It’s not as ridiculous as it sounds. Put on your thinking-cap and play along.

A regular chameleon is only able change itself in one way: by changing colors. Which equals one degree of freedom. But imagine a creature which is so flexible that it’s able (somehow) to be a chameleon in every way possible. Meaning, it has infinite degrees of freedom. Imagine it could freely morph its size, shape, texture, temperature, smell, bones, cells, molecules, atoms, and even the physical laws which govern its entire being.

How could it do that?

Well… it would have to actually be limitless. As in: without limit. As in: an unlimited, all-powerful chameleon. (Don’t worry, he’s only a danger to pesky flies.)

What would such a creature look it?

Well, not much like a standard chameleon, that’s for sure. It wouldn’t even be right to call it a creature because a “creature” is a label we invented to refer to a set of certain constrains upon infinite degrees of freedom. To be a “creature” precisely means that you’re not free to be something else, like a coffee table. So this thing is not really a creature. But it’s also not a “thing”, because to be a “thing” is also a set of constrains upon infinite degrees of freedom. So this infinite chameleon would most closely resemble no-thing. Why nothing? Because, imagine that every property sort of cancels itself out by its negation, like the positive and negative integers might if you tried to add them all together.

But notice, this would not be your ordinary notion of nothingness, like some kind of black, lifeless void. Instead, imagine this “nothingness chameleon” as having infinite degrees of freedom, allowing “him” to masquerade as everything. He would be bursting at the seams with infinite potential, ready to actualize into something concrete.

So why bother calling it a chameleon then?

Because, the essence of its nature is chameleon-like to the Nth degree. Its very structure exudes illusion and misdirection, for which I think the label “chameleon” is apropos. Plus, everyone knows chameleons are cool.

Could a monster-sized infinite chameleon be hiding right under your nose right this very second?

Impossible! Unscientific! Illogical! Just a silly thought experiment! Mere philosophy! Balderdash!

Maybe. Or maybe… if you stop for a second and consciously look around you, you’ll notice that you’re inside the infinite chameleon right now! After all, where else could you be?

Perhaps you are the infinite chameleon, hiding from itself!

Granted, such a discovery would be rather implausible, outrageous, and embarrassing to admit. After all, how could a chameleon hide himself from himself? But then again, it is a chameleon we’re talking about here. Have you seen how regular chameleons hide in the jungle? They’re pretty good at it. And they’ve only mastered 1 degree of freedom. Imagine what an infinite chameleon could do to hide himself from you.

Maybe you can spot his hoof-prints in the sand 😉

P.S. The nice thing about chasing down infinite chameleons is that there can only be one of him to find 😉

P.P.S. Please don’t poke or worship the infinite chameleon. It makes him cry ;)”

Source: https://www.actualized.org/insights?p=43

Psychdelic Visions

“It’s very difficult to describe psychedelic effects to someone who’s never experienced them. But here’s an attempt:

(Above: VERY similar to how mushrooms look at higher doses. The whole room distorts.)

(Above: VERY similar to medium-dose LSD/AL-LAD. I’ve seen tree bark move just like this, with stronger neon colors.)

(Above: I haven’t experienced Breathing like this myself, but probably would at higher doses of LSD/AL-LAD.)

(Above: I haven’t experienced this one myself. But seems in-line with LSD/AL-LAD.)

(Above: VERY similar to recognition of Absolute Infinity on 5-MeO-DMT. The fabric of reality become infinitely recursive. This is how Nothingness/God feels to me.)

(Above: VERY similar to recognition of Absolute Infinity on 5-MeO-DMT. The fabric of reality become infinitely recursive. This is how Nothingness/God feels to me.)

(Above: Very similar to LSD, AL-LAD, Mushrooms, 2C-B at the peak. Although not this vivid at low/med doses. Maybe it would look this vivid on a really high dose.)

(Above: I haven’t experienced this effect myself, but read about it in trip reports.)

(Above: I haven’t experienced Tracers like this myself, but commonly reported on various popular psychedelics.)

(Above: VERY similar to the patterns I usually see on mushrooms, LSD, AL-LAD, and 2C-B.)

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(Above: Similar to very strong LSD.)

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(Above: VERY similar to how I’ve seen pine tree bark on AL-LAD.)

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(Above: Haven’t experienced this effect myself, but people report it.)

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(Above: This one resembles the faint geometric patterns I see on 5-MeO-DMT on the carpet, but in real-life the patterns aren’t so opaque, just a light overlay.)

Credit: PsychonautWiki.org”

Source: https://www.actualized.org/insights?p=44

Understanding Karma

“The universe is vastly more intelligent than you. Human intelligence, and your personal intelligence, is a tiny filament of universal intelligence. The sooner you can grasp this, the smoother your life will flow. Here’s why:

Your life is not random. The universe conspires to give you exactly what you need to grow. Not what you want, but what you need.

Think of yourself like a rough jagged stone. It can roll, but not very well. There’s a lot of bumps and friction compared to say, a glass marble. The glass marble represents the ideal frictionless state. A state of full surrender. A state of full consciousness. A state of highest human maturity and development. A state where human intelligence becomes one with universal intelligence.

That is NOT your current state. Your current state is that of a jagged rock. So when you try to roll, it’s painful. The pain points you experience every day of your ordinary life are PRECISELY those jagged edges which the universe wants you to smooth out. That’s why your suffering keeps recurring and doesn’t seem to end. Because you’re failing to learn the lessons! The universe wants to turn you into a perfect marble. But you create very inventive ways to avoid the polishing process. You view it as hostile to your self, when really it is loving. You create ways to weasel out of it. Because its painful to get polished. If given the option between getting polished vs having an easy day, you’ll probably pick the easy day.

The problem is… life is one loooong downhill slope. It’s all about rolling. So when you avoid getting polished, you’re just setting yourself up for a rocky ride. You can’t be alive and not get rolled. The only question is, will you roll easy, or will you roll hard? Will you learn your lessons? Life is long and hard when you’re jagged. The universe’s purpose is to polish you. The reason you’re alive is to get polished. This is the point of your life. If you don’t understand this, you’ll keep running away and keep experiencing a rocky journey. But if you understand this, you’ll let yourself get polished and you’ll have a silky smooth ride towards the end.

Your suffering is not random. In your suffering is great intelligence. Your suffering is literally your unenlightenment — is your specific ignorance. The intelligence of the universe is presenting you with life-scenarios which are designed to smooth you out in the EXACT ways you personally need smoothing. When you get into a fight with your Mom, when you get into a financial difficultly, when you fail at school, when you get into a car accident, when your spouse cheats on you, when you get a health problem, when you feel like quitting your meditation practice, when you distract yourself from self-inquiry — these are all messages of growth, calls to adventure, calls to your highest self. Guess what? The universe is not going to send you an email or text message saying, “Wake up!” It’s much more elegant than that. It embeds the message straight into your life. How can you tell you have a message? Your suffering is the universe’s “you’ve got mail”.

Don’t go looking elsewhere for growth. It’s all the stuff you’re avoiding. Money is not growth. A new relationship is not growth. A thriving business is not growth. Employee of the month is not growth. Growth is how you are BEing.

This, in essence, is karma. Karma is not some silly law of universal justice. It’s the universe trying to optimize itself, the same way it smooths out rocks in the sea, turning them into elegant pebbles. When the rock doesn’t understand the bigger picture, it’s in for a grind. If the rock resists the process, it’s in for a grind.

Happy living requires obeying certain spiritual laws. One of these laws is: let yourself get polished, dummy! Learn to read the messages and enjoy the process, because you’ve probably got a lot of rough edges on you.”

Source: https://www.actualized.org/insights?p=46

Not Hearing The Truth

Some people just don’t want to hear the truth and even if they do listen I find that it is brushed off and then “oh the tea is cooking.”

I have to accept that some souls are not here for the same reason as myself. The truth is there if you want to hear it but no one can force truth on you. It is okay, everyone has their own journey however we all reach source, all paths lead home.

Falling Into Place

“Sometimes learning a fact is enough to make an entire series of corroborating details, previously unrecognized, fall into place.” — Jorge Luis Borges

A quote I feel I was looking for for at least a decade, without knowing I’ve been looking for it.

And yet, here it is!

It perfectly describes the subtle phenomena of intuition developing a bigger picture “behind-the-scenes”. Intuition is like magic. It’s capable of creating these spontaneous assemblages of big picture understanding, as long as you take care to feed it lots of diverse raw data. I’ve wanted to articulate this phenomena for a long time but wasn’t sure how to put my finger on it. What amazed me was that Borges articulated it within a single sentence!”

Source: https://www.actualized.org/insights?p=49

Fascism

“The funny thing about fascism is, fascism can only flourish when people are ignorant about what fascism is and therefore blind to their own participation in it.

In other words, a fascist does not understand he’s a fascist. A fascist thinks he’s a patriot. Unfortunately this stuff is not taught well in schools. Schools do not teach our citizens how easy it is to get sucked into fascist ideology, instead it demonizes Nazis, which makes people complacent.”

Source: https://www.actualized.org/insights?p=11

Beware Of The Toxic Life Purpose

“Even though purpose is completely relative, arbitrary, and imaginary, the human creature needs purpose.

People who don’t have a positive sense of life purpose will not just sit idly by enjoying life, they will get depressed and recruited and radicalized into a toxic life purpose.

A lot of the “evil” committed in the world is done by people who were not shown how to develop a positive and conscious sense of life purpose, so they adopted a toxic one. If you don’t consciously develop a positive and loving life purpose, the default position will be that you get sucked into a selfish and unconscious one.

It happened with Hitler. It happens very often with white nationalists. It happens with Islamic and Christian fundamentalists. And it’s now infected the American government.

Idle hands do the devil’s work.”

Toxin clipart - Clipground

Source: https://www.actualized.org/insights?p=2