The new mechanism of evolution suggested by the new biology is one that consists of repeating patterns of self-similarity; it is a pattern based upon fractal geometry. The significance of fractals is that they represent basic patterns that are repeated over and over again. If you can recognize a pattern at one level of the structure you can apply that awareness to understand the patterns throughout the whole structure.
So basically the evolution of human civilization is self-similar the evolution of a single giant organism and we humans are the cells in that “social” organism. Dr. Bruce Lipton, author of the book titled Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles, says that human civilization will go through evolutionary phases that are redundant to previous evolution patterns.
For example, in the evolution of vertebrate animals, the pattern provided for fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, an evolutionary jump occurred between each of these major classes of organisms. Civilization is in the process of such a jump now, as we are evolving from a reptilian-based civilization to a mammalian-based civilization. The intellectual character of our culture’s leadership is currently most similar to that of reptilian behavior. And yet more advanced mammalian characters are in the process of rewriting a new blueprint for civilization, different from the way we are living now.
Reptiles are “conscious,” and do not express the trait of “self-consciousness.” What that means is that they live for the moment but they have no conception or vision about how their actions today affect civilization tomorrow. A mammalian civilization is a very different one because the character of mammals is that they are nurturers. Nurturing means to “take care of things so that the future will be better.” Mammalian civilization would be focused upon taking care of the planet, while the current reptilian government, like dinosaurs, are raping the planet for what they need at the moment with no consideration of how their actions affect the future.
In Lipton’s view of life you can see the same tendency as at some of the other sciences, like physics for instance. It’s a trend to view life, and our existence in it, as a more cooperative relationship. This is an indication that we as human beings are evolving into a higher level of human consciousness and it deals with the parallels that occurred in regard to how we evolved.
For the first three billion years of life on this planet, the biosphere contained only free-living single-celled organisms. While such microorganisms as bacteria, yeast, algae and protozoa appear to be like disconnected individual living entities, over time they actually learned how to communicate across space with each other. So bacteria, even though they appear to be separate entities, here’s a bacterium and there’s one over there, they are in fact part of a complex community. All microorganisms live in community. Their communities are based upon the fact that they exchange information with each other through chemicals and energy fields. These chemical and energy signals reflect the status of life or information so others in the community can get awareness as to what is going on in their world.
Through evolution, cell communities began to become more physically organized leading to the appearance of multicellular organisms such as fish, frogs, lizard birds and human beings. Some people like to suggest there is no direction to evolution, but indeed there really is. Evolution is an explosion principle like the Big Bang. It starts at a certain point but it doesn’t go in one direction like a ladder — with a low rung followed by a higher rung. It’s actually a sphere, and the evolution of new species fills in all available environmental niches.
And while there were lateral progressions, to the left and to the right, they do not express evolutionary “advances” over one another. But at some point when you’re building left and right, then the next step is to elevate. The one characteristic that is uniform throughout the entire biosphere is that evolutionary advances are characterized by their ability to handle more awareness.
So from the evolution of prokaryotes (e.g., bacteria) to eukaryotes (e.g., amoeba, paramecium), one of the striking features is the increase in cell membrane; there’s 100,000 times more membrane in an eukaryotic cell than there is in a bacterium. Lipton’s research, using enucleated cells (cells in which the nucleus and its contained genes are removed), reveals that the behavior of cells is not interrupted. These studies emphasize that genes do not control life.
Subsequent research revealed that the brain of the cells was actually the cell’s membrane. The only membrane in a bacterium is just its outer skin. When you look at the higher-level eukaryotic cells, not only do they have an enveloping mitochondria, nuclei, Golgi bodies, endoplasmic reticulum, things like that. All those are cell membrane-derivatives. They have more membranes which directly translates as more capacity to process awareness.but they also have many membrane organelles within the cell, such as
However, there was a point where a cell could not further expand the amount of membrane it contained, for if the cell became any larger, the physical pressure of the contained cytoplasm would cause the membrane to rupture like a water balloon that has too much water in it. Cells reached a certain physical size and if they got any bigger the membrane would break and the cells would die. So the first three billion years of evolution was focused on making smarter and smarter cells. When the limits of cell size was reached, evolution stopped for there was no way to add any more membrane.
So the course of evolution seemed to flatten out with all the varieties of single-celled organisms. But evolution continued with a new way to accumulate more membrane. Rather than increasing the membrane within a single cell, cells started to come together in close proximity and share the awareness expressed in their collective membranes. If a cell has X amount of awareness (available membrane) and it can “plug-in” to other cells, they could directly share their awareness. In the end, the awareness of a community of cells can be expressed as X times the number of cells comprising the community. Evolution began to advance as well as life’s efficiency when cells joined together into community.
We characterize the different types of evolving cell communities in regard to the shape the multicellular organisms create. For example, single-celled amoebas may form a community that has a stalk and tentacles. This ”community” might be called a hydra. A larger group of cells may organize their community into what we refer to as a clam. An even larger group of cells may acquire the “shape” of a cat. And then again, an even larger community of single cells may acquire the shape of something we refer to as a human. Communities of cells are described as unique organisms, and we give those multicellular organisms specific identities.
We may look in the mirror and perceive of ourselves as “singular” entities, each bearing a unique name and identity. But in fact, our bodies are actually the expression of a “social” community of approximately 50 trillion cooperative single-celled organisms. Why are we here? Over the millions and millions of years of evolution, cells created more advanced “aware” communities. The human body is an example of cellular architecture that provides for an extremely intelligent life form.
Over time, the evolution of maxed-out intelligent organizations provided for humans, dolphins and other higher organizations, suggesting that we have possibly reached the highest level of organic evolution. Does that mean evolution has reached an endpoint? In one sense, the answer is yes. But as revealed in the self-similar character of fractal geometry, the process of evolution would repeat itself. Humans recapitulate the situation that arose with the appearance of single cells. Humans are in a sense evolutionarily similar to single cells. When evolution reached the endpoint of single cells, it changed strategies and began to evolve through the assembly of single cells into community.
Individual humans are essentially advanced “single cells.” Like cells, we have come together in community over the years to share awareness. Social assemblies has provided for an evolving form of humanity (civilization). We are now at the stage of organization where our assembly provides for an “organism” with the character of reptiles but our future advancements will help shape humanity so that we will express the nurturing character of mammals.
All the higher levels of organizations, from cells to humans represent organizations that have evolved through their ability to communicate awareness. We are manifesting that in our outer world as libraries, postal services, and now the Internet. The Internet especially, because that’s what cells had to evolve before massive multicellular communities could manifest. Cells developed mechanisms by which they could instantly communicate information throughout the entire systems, so that a skin cell, a liver cell, and a bone cell, would instantaneously know when you’re having a good or bad moment.
Human evolution means that we’re going to have six billion different individual perceptions that will provide a full spectrum of awareness to collective community known as humanity. And despite the fact that our current reptilian mindset is fighting this evolution, the reality demands the inevitable evolutionary step in which we’re going to leave behind our reptilian fight-or-flight behavior, the struggle for existence awareness provided by Darwin. The next level of evolution will endorse that cooperation among the “cells,” in contrast to the current notion of competition, is the ultimate step to our evolution and survival.
It seems like it takes so many subatomic particles to make an atom, so many atoms to make a molecule, so many molecules to make a cell, and it might take so many people to bring this about. Consider each human as a unique set of eyes understanding the universe. The more eyes … the more awareness. It’s simple logic. That’s why this next jump in our evolution is going to be a very rapid change, for it primarily depends upon a simple rewriting of our current beliefs. Based upon that lightning speed in the advances of our communication technology, it will be very soon when all citizens of civilization will be “wired” into the planet’s collective awareness. In the very near future we will resemble cells in our ability to instantaneous share awareness and experiences. When the wiring’s in place, what happened 10 minutes ago will be known by everybody on the planet.
It seems like the quest and the thrust of life is to self organize into higher and more complex organisms for the soul purpose, of evolving into ever-higher levels of awareness and consciousness. We can see us continuing this process as human beings linking together to form a planetary consciousness. Gaia, the planet, is itself a living cell and we are part of the Earth’s membrane.
As described in the Lipton’s book, we’re the equivalent of proteins in the cell’s membrane. The membrane’s proteins are the physical units of awareness. Humans are like organic antennas, downloading the Universe’s information. The beautiful part is that when we wake up, become more aware, we will find that all humans are a part of the same organism, Humanity. When that awareness is owned by civilization, that knowledge will complete the Earth’s evolution, for then we and the environment we live in, will cooperatively function as a single living cell. Then, as in all the previous evolutionary stages that has led us to this point, this single cell (Earth) then joins up with the other planetary “cells” to share our collective awareness. And so on and on …
We’re talking about galactic consciousness that’s so far beyond even our wildest imagination, but we have hints that that consciousness is there, even though we are not! We are not evolved enough to dialogue with the other forms of planetary consciousness. When the Earth completes the current evolutionary process and we recognize our wholeness, the Earth will represent itself as a single mature cell. At that time, we will hook up with other mature “cells,” other planets, with life forms. The same way that molecules assembled into cells, cells assembled into organisms and organisms assemble into communities … it’s a fractal thing … it’s implied in the geometry that it must go that way.
It is an exciting time to be alive but in different regards for the humans now present in our world. For those evolving a new “mammalian” consideration of life, they will see the possibilities of the future, and the joy of living in the Light. However, for those that maintain their “reptilian” perceptions, it will be “exciting” but in a negative way for they’re certainly locked in their beliefs about the struggles in life and their fear of death. In the end, one side is going to walk away from this evolutionary leap and become whole, while those on the other side are going to be embroiled in the crises generated by their ancient, limiting thinking.
You can watch two interviews with Dr. Bruce Lipton on Supreme Master Television:
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