Music analogy for creation/Creation
A Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity discussion topic
Copyright 2006 by K. Ferlic, † All Rights Reserved
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To say we, as a human being, live in a world where we create the experiences we have and create the reality we experience simultaneously with others is at first glance too much to be believed. However, if one considers the how music is made we can come to see how this is possible.
Analogously creation/Creation is like creating music. It is much like how a particular note is made on any one instrument and the way the individual members of a large orchestra each play individually according to the same rules to create a symphony.
The phenomenon that gives rise to using a music analogy for creation/Creation is discussed in the topic, "Some implications of the Creation Story for the Creativity Perspective." In particular, it is the phenomenon that we each are an independent, individual consciousness that creates its experiences within a shared creation using a common set of rules, in particular the rules of Physical Creation.
How music is made
The starting point to for the music analogy is that found in the topic, in "A way to understand how we are seemingly finite but infinite" in that it looks at each individual consciousness as a disturbance in the fabric of Creation much the way a musical note is a disturbance in the air. Each seemingly arises from a "no-thing-ness" much the way a note of music seemingly arises out of the air.
Music is made by disturbing the air in some way that creates a vibration on the ear drum which we interpret as being pleasant. That which is not pleasant we usually call noise. In this regard, some peoples noise is another personís music and some peopleís music is another personís noise. What we consider music is what is a judgment of our mind most often determined by conditioning. What is important about understanding about how music is made is that each note uses a common atmosphere and the resulting sound we hear is the summation of all the individual notes or vibrations caused to arise in the air.
What also is important about how music is made is we hear the note. But we do not always hear or see the mechanism which creates the note. We do not see and/or hear the hammer moving to hit a piano string, or a string being plucked as in a guitar or the wind blowing across an open hole as in a flute or even across the mouth of an open bottle. In the realm of the note we hear, the mechanism which gives rise to the note is unseen and does not exist as hearing. The note seems to arise out of an no-thing-ness all by itself when in reality it is only part of a larger process and the effect of some cause which exists outside the realm of hearing.
So too what we experience in Physical Creation. What we experience is the summation of many different vibrations or disturbances (individuated points of consciousness expressing themselves) in a common Creation each of which is caused by a mechanism which is unseen to us but nevertheless real.
In making music, because of the difference in the strings or how the strings are put into tension, each string plays makes a different vibration in the air. Hence, a different note is heard. Yet each key works exactly the same way. Each string works the same way. So too with each individual point of consciousness. Each works exactly the same way to create a vibration in the fabric of Creation to give rise to a creation. What is experienced by consciousness as Creation is the composite of all the creations by each individuated point of consciousness much the way a musician in the orchestrate plays a note but heard the symphony and the composite of their note and all the other notes simultaneously. Although it may not be obvious, the principles discussed here implies that the reality we see and experience is a composite sum of how all the individual points of consciousness are thinking and intending.
Analogous to one instrument being out of tune in a orchestra changes the overall sound of the orchestra, if one point of consciousness changes the way it thinks and/or what it intends, then all of reality correspondingly shifts in some way. Hard to believe but nevertheless true. The shift may be small and may not be noticed, but nonetheless it exists and is real. Similarly, if we take one instrument out of a symphony the overall sound changes. The music of that symphony changes although the change in the sound may be small or seemingly unnoticeable.
It needs to be understood, we each collectively create the reality we experience individually and collectively by how and what we think consciously and nonconsciously, and how much energy we put into the thoughts we have, hold and/or act upon. Any one individual does not seem to make a difference, but they do.
Understanding the eternity of our independent point of consciousness within the music analogy
Probably the easiest way to understand our independent point of consciousness is to look at the musical scale (do, ray, me, so, fa, la, ti do, or C, D, E, F, G, A, B C ) and how and individual notes on that scale is played on any instrument.
We can look at the awareness that is us, as a note on an infinite scale. We are one perception of an infinite number of unique perceptions. We exists just as the musical scale exists whether or not we or anyone is aware that the musical scale exists, it exist. The fact we are not aware of something existing does not mean it does not exist. It just means we are not aware of its existence.
Now, choosing one of these notes to talk about, we choose what is called Middle C. The noted called Middle C on the piano in its purest form is only a single vibrational pattern of air. It is only up-down or in-out motions disturbance of the air with a repetitive constant time interval of 256 vibrations per second. To understand what a vibration pattern is, think of a pendulum swinging back and forth where it takes exactly the same time for the pendulum to travel back and forth each time.
When we make the vibration of middle C on a string, or on or in any material, that is, the string vibrates at 256 vibrations per second, it will have additional vibrations characteristic of the string or material that you used. As a result that same Middle C played on the string of a piano sounds different than played on the sting of a guitar which sounds different than a violin string. Similarly, if the same Middle C is play on the hollow tube of clarinet sounds different that the tubes of a trumpet which sounds different than the flute or saxophone. And string instruments sound entirely different than wind instruments. Yet all these instruments produce the same middle C., 256 vibrations per second and each instrument provides it characteristic overtones.
We can look at the note Middle C as it is played on one of the various instruments, the piano, guitar, violin, clarinet, trumpet, flute and saxophone as the creation created by the creative passion of a creator. The only issue is who do we perceive the creator to be. In this regard, we can look at the note that is heard as a creation in variety of ways.
One way is there is creator (musician) who plays Middle C creating seven different creations (same note on seven different instruments) sequentially each a different form of the same middle C. Here the creation cannot be done simultaneously since there is only one creator. If we wish we can look at each of these seven notes as seven different lives of Middle C. That is, each instrument gives a different expression, a different life, to Middle C.
A second way is we can look at seven independent points of consciousness (the instruments) creating within their creative passion (flow of energy causing the vibration of 256 vibrations per second) a particular and unique form of that Middle C. Here we have seven notes being played together to form a creation. Add or remove any instrument, and the creation changes.
Then there can be a creator who chooses what note to play (C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C) and the instrument to be used/created. In these case there is one creator creating. Of course we allow the option of each instrument having a mind of its own and it determine what note to be played. Here we can have one creator creating instruments and each instrument in turn creating another creation in the form of a sound in, or from, the instrument.
In any case, we still have unique vibrations being played on unique instruments where each causing the note to sound slightly different.
Within the perspective of the Releasing Your Unlimited Creativity understanding and material, the one who created the independent vibrations (C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C) each being played on a spectrum of different instruments or all the different instruments playing a spectrum of notes is the creator behind or within Creation which shatter itself creating the illusion of Creation as discussed in the Creation Story for the Creativity Perspective. This is a given. Whether each vibration is independent and chooses to be played on the instrument of its choice or each instrument is independent each choosing a vibration to be played doesnít matter. What matter is each is independent of any other and the each can be played independently as a creation unto itself or in harmony with another as a shared creation using the same rules of creation.
We can look at the Creation we experience as superposition of many desires. It is no different than an orchestra or symphony where the music that is heard is a superposition of many different instruments making music together according to an overall plan or common set of rule. As any musician has the free will to join a orchestra or symphony to play according to the common set of rules, they also have the free will to decide if they will play their part according to the rules or play something different. All the notes that are played overlay to create a composite sound of the orchestra. Each note and sound is unique as determined by both the instrument and the musician playing the note. Each note can exist whole unto itself. But, it is the composite of all the notes that give the symphonic sound.. If the notes are in harmony they appear to be part of the orchestra. If the notes are out of harmony, they seem see foreign and not part of the orchestra. Nevertheless they are. Whether or not what is heard is considered music is all in the ear of the one who hears what is played.
What does need to be pointed out is that we can look at any one instrument or the scale ( C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C) as being incomplete if any one note cannot be played for anyone reason. The instrument is incomplete if a note cannot be played and the scale is incomplete if any one note is removed. With any one note missing, we would still have an instrument or a scale but they would be different. They would be similar but different.
The important point here is that we exists and Creation is incomplete without us. We may cease to exists in Physical Creation in the say way a notes exists on a piano but the key is not pressed for that key to be heard. Nevertheless the key exists. So too each of us. We exists whether or not we appear at any one moment in physical form in Physical Creation. The question is , "Who the consciousness that presses the key so that our note is heard?" The recommendation here is donít assume an answer until you have done your own experiments to know the answer. As for what experiments you should do, the recommendation is to consult your intuitive guidance and honor what it says to do.