Lesson in Entelechy

Although Aristotle never contemplated an infinitely processing Omniverse, his limited perspective was not wholly inaccurate. Based on observations and logical thinking, he perceived the universe as being in a state of constant motion, ever-changing and evolving. He also believed that deep within his core—and within everyone else’s—something remained constant, unchanging, something that provides a push to propel and guide the self toward an end-point of fulfillment. He called this force: entelechy

PluribusOne™ agrees with that basic intuitive insight, but Aristotle does not seem to have grasped its full meaning. Through using Noetitek™ we are able to gain an atypical perspective, one that enables seeing the whole as well as its parts. Intuition, which everyone experiences from time to time, offers glimpses of reality from the “top-down.” Enlightenment can be understood as the ability to gain and hold a top-down perspective at will, and for prolonged periods, and to shift back and forth between the holistic and relativistic modes of perception. An enlightened perspective on “entelechy’ identifies it with a vital link to something deep within our being, and to the omniscient Eternal. 

Perceptual mode-shifting is describable in terms of “higher self” and “lower self,” although there is really only one self, one soul, within One soul. Whereas the brain has a right side and left side, the larger being has an “upper” invisible self and lower flesh-and-blood self. Neurological circuitry, apparent as chakras in the physical body, extends up into the less readily detectible meta-physical body. Whereas the upper self continuously enjoys the fruits of the entirety of neurological processing, the lower self typically works with most of its lights dimmed. Entelechy’s primal knowingness may still bring moments of heightened awareness through synchronicities, but they feel separate and “acausal.” 

Aristotle’s perception of life experience—the ordinary human perspective of experiencing for the sake of growth toward actualization of ultimate Selfhood—is not incorrect in the bottom-up relativistic sense, but the top-down view is very different. The top-down view reveals the larger truth that the upper/higher self is running a life-script through the lower mortal self—that the upper self may be thought of as writer-director of a movie in which the lower self is lead actor. So, whereas the lower self may see its life as a focusing and haphazard narrowing process toward some possibly fulfilled state of future being, the higher self sees it as a process of exploration and expansion for the sake of “the ride.” 

A good metaphor for “the ride” is a child’s experience of playing on a swing. On the backward upswing there is breathtaking awe and anticipation. On the forward down-swing there is a rush of excitement that feels like entering into a new world. Twisting the ropes sideways and spinning, with or without backward and forward movement, creates a sense of center, an “at-one-ment” with the spiraling turbulence of Omniverse. The child understands all of this, although she cannot put her “communion” into words. 

Take a few moments to recall those childhood sensations, the joy of experiencing for the sake of experiencing. There was no need for analytical examination or explanation, no thought to do the math, no drive to gain anything other than feeling good. But where, you may ask, is the role of entelechy in that? To spin on the inner axis kindles its emergence. Kicking the legs back and reaching the peak of backward upswing resets its natural push. Letting go the ropes at the apex beyond a forward down-swing offers it entrance into that eternal moment. To tap into and allow guidance by your entelechy: center yourself, kick back, swing, and let go.

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