The Way of Will,
Will as the Way,
Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way
You know what will is and perhaps you understand Will.
You may have even studied “His Will”, but have you considered where
Will comes from, how we use Will, or how we might enhance and expand Will?
Have you been willing to make Will a part of your “paradigm” of life?
Perhaps, after reading and considering this essay, you will.
“Will has many meanings. As used here we’re referring to the supreme
and paramount Will that results in many aspects of our volition and creativity.
As our understanding of will increases, we find differentiating attributes such
that the simple concept of will fails to offer understanding.
Thus, we will focus on Will as opposed to will.
Indeed, they are related, but to immediately expose the range involved,
it may be useful to define Will:
The transcendental paramotive force of creative potential and system integrity which is manifest in our reality
as a multi-faceted ordering and activating element.
(Whereas “will” = A mental faculty by which one chooses.)
Recognizing that this definition raises questions and appears a bit
obscure, the purpose and need for this essay becomes obvious.
Because we have both will and Will and since we have an intuitive sense
of Will, there exists a solid foundation upon which to build and a common
frame-of-reference. Not only may we
explain what Will is, but we may explore how Will is perceived, formed,
and directed. Additionally, we
should address the “why” issues so that Will is properly placed in the
We are creatures of Will, creatures by Will, and creatures with Will.
We are able to sense Will, share Will, progenerate Will, direct Will, and
create Will. No other attribute
distinguishes humans from other creatures as does Will.
Because Will is such an important aspect of our existence, we understand
much about it while not understanding it. We
process Will subconsciously and automatically as a continuous function of our
consciousness, and we may consciously and intentionally control our Will
manipulating mechanisms. For the
most part, we do not focus on Will or will careful control of Will; we just let
it happen without regard or reflection. In
this manner, we find a parallel between our Willing and our thinking - both
occur without “effort”, but both are greatly enhanced with effort, training,
and application. As we will explore
later, there is a close casual relationship between Will and thinking which is
recursive in nature.
Because Will is utilized to impel action or as a motive force, it is
natural that we associate Will with personal “Energy” and that we view Will
and energy as similar. In
differentiating Will from energy, we elucidate a complex
relationship/interaction while expanding our prospective and understanding of
the scope and nature of Will. In
beginning this analysis, we can state three premises:
Will is not energy as Will has no direct capacity to do work, however Will may create or cause energy.
Will is not that mechanism of volition or self-will which provides autonomy of action, however Will may energize our mental processes in a manner which enhances volition.
Will is a meta/trans-physical elementary force which orders, structures, controls, and creates physical reality in conjunction with and in contrast to closely linked basic forces.
Will, thus viewed,
is perhaps best exemplified by our concept of “Will to survive”.
As perceptive (sentient) beings who are alive (I hope), we experience
Will to survive directly while recognizing it as an attribute of “living”
things. And, although we have no
physical explanation for Will to survive, its existence is the single best
qualifier for differentiating living from non-living things; if it has Will to
survive, it’s alive, if not, it’s not alive (or dead).
The transition to life (birth) is a state change resulting from Will (a
transcendental threshold manifestation, as below) and the lapse form life to
death is result of loss of Will.
Some may choose to believe that life is the simple result of physical
processes or that Will is the physical product of life, but these views deny
experience and a larger reality. Our
inability to create life using physical processes alone is the best indication
of a non-physical element of causation: we can combine ingredients, infuse
energy, and create complex combinations, but life does not emerge.
Likewise, we can medically sustain a person’s body, but when Will
departs, so does life (and conversely, people often survive due to great Will
where medically there is clear cause for death).
Those who rely upon instrumentation to define their reality must argue
that life causes Will and that some future development in instrumentation will
reveal the hidden element which causes life.
Meanwhile, those who properly utilize existing instrumentation - their
brain - may recognize and realize Will as the ultimate creative force.
Having something tangible to build upon, we can formulate a larger and
more complete view of Will. I’m
sure that you already recognize that Will involves far more than Will to
survive, but before we expand our scope, allow me a chance to review the nature
of Will as discernable from our experience with Will to survive.
If Will is what differentiates living from non-living then we might view
other observable differences in living versus non-living systems which result
from Will. A biologist would term
these “functions of life” and would usually list four minimal functions
which differentiate living things:
We observe that these functions only occur in entities of a certain
proximate ordered complexity. In
other words, until we group certain elements in a certain way, life cannot
occur; and, where life exists, if we undo the order, expand the proximity, or
modify the context to some degree, life will cease.
In all known cases, life relies upon structures including carbon and
processes involving catabolic (energy liberating) processes.
One group of organisms is capable of anabolic metabolism whereby energy
is utilized to structure more complex substances (photosynthesis) which other
life-forms rely upon to derive energy. Without
this incredible transformational process, available through the substance
chlorophyll, life might not be possible (certainly not as we know it).
Life begets life. That there
are no known exceptions to this rule leads to the logical conundrum - how did
life begin? The answer to this
question lies in understanding the transcendental and transformational creative
potential of Will. Such
understanding requires recognition of several forms of Will, awareness of
various states of specific forms of Will, and understanding of the basic
processes of Will. (Nobody said this
would be simple or easy.). In short,
we will see that Will causes life and life enhances Will.
If we attempt to limit Will to a singular or simple “force”, such as
gravity, our understanding is hindered. The
only thing that is singular about Will is its direction - Will, in each of its
many forms, always moves toward ordered complexity.
This rule, in itself, distinguishes Will from will (the mental faculty of
volition). We can, and often do,
choose actions which result in disorder and chaos, thus using our mental
volition in opposition to our Will. An
extreme example would be suicide - will overcoming Will to survive.
If we think of Will as being
one moded, we impose blinders on our perspective.
As Will to survive, we see Will in a resultive mode: the Will is a result
of life. Likewise, we know our own
Will to create, a resultive mode of Will which exists where beings become aware
of awareness. Additionally, we
experience the concomitant Creative Will which enables many facets of our
creative potential as an impelling or motive force of causation.
Thus, in one mode, Will is a resultive effect which orders, binds, and
structures unto itself. In another
mode, Will is a causative force which underlies all of reality and existence.
In “raw” form in the “causative mode”, Will is nothing less than
the creative force of the The Creator permeating, echoing, and causing our
Universe. When scientists finally
“discover” the grand-unifying-formula or “theory of everything”, which I
expect to occur in my lifetime, they will have simply expressed God’s Creative
Will as it functions in physical reality in the language of mathematics (perhaps
the language of God). At that point,
we will be able to claim clear understanding of how the most basic form of Will
operates in its most simple creative/causative form within the realm of physical
existence: no small feat! Those
scientists who worry that such a discovery means an end to seeking or discovery
are perfect examples of those who are wearing “blinders”.
Admittedly, it may seem that I have strayed from the path, but we’re
still on course. Perhaps you
expected a different destination? If
you will bear with me, I promise that we won’t get lost and that when the
trail ends, the journey will have been worthwhile.
(Aren’t I the one doing most of the work anyway?)
Let’s review where we’re at, so far...
There’s the BIG Will, which we might view as an energizing
force, an ordering effect or a causative element which is only indirectly
related to the little will which is merely a description of a mental
mechanism ( a very important one). In
considering and analyzing Will, we find that it has different forms and modes so
that our conceptualization of Will should not attempt reductionism (instead of
simplifying Will, we must expand our perspective and integrate at a high level).
We benefit from direct experience and awareness of Will, but we generally
don’t consciously explore or expand that experience and awareness.
(Our goal here). Among other
things, Will is the ultimate result of The Creator and is the very essence of
life, and therefore, if we hope to understand Will, there is much work to be
Having “scratched the surface” of Will, and having established a
general concept of its nature, let us jump to a specific form of Will - personal
Will. Bear in mind, please, that
Will existed and continues to exist extrinsically to humans.
Our special and apparently unique interaction with extrinsic Will
combined with both our will mechanism and intrinsic Will require that we
consider every aspect of our Will from three viewpoints or contexts.
For convenience, these three aspects will be abbreviated (“forms”) or
symbolized as Ew, Tw, and Mw: Extrinsic Will, Intrinsic Will and Mental Will.
Ew might be viewed as Will existing outside the person, but as we will
discuss soon, this boundary distinction is meaningless.
A more accurate differentiation, albeit also incomplete, would be
extrinsically created Will. Of
course, this would not then include intrinsically created Will (Iw) which
may exist outside our person. Mw,
which we’ve been calling little will is both a special form of Iw and a
manipulator of Ew. Ew exists
everywhere, Iw is localized to the person - generally, and Mw is always personal
with extra personal implications and effects.
Ew may be Iw created by some other person; our Iw may be someone else’s
Finally, to set the stage, let us differentiate “person” and
“body”. Our “person” extends
beyond our body, as when we shout - a part of our person exists and extends
beyond our body. “Personal Will”
does not mean Will within the body of a person.
Also, to avoid implied limitations, we must not conceive of Will as a
“force”, an “interaction”, an “energy” or an “effect”.
Each of these meanings apply to Will and for convenience we might use any
one of them to characterize Will in a particular form or context, but none of
these words nor any combination of them fully describes the nature of Will.
Due to these language limitations and the potential for
over-simplification, we must avoid the tendency to think of Will as “personal
power” or “human energy”.
Recalling our earlier definition, Will was defined as a “transcendental Paramotive Force...” and in building our concept it is essential that “force”, as used here, not be interpreted with scientific precision (a vector quantity...) Or linguistic exiguity (mere power). Will is unique, special, and dynamic, defying simple definitions or categorizations.
Beginning an unifying focus and approach, we will look at the general
form of extrinsic Will as it is the most simple and pervasive.
Ew is the remnant or residual Will permeating our Universe from the
Creation. It may be that all Will is
actually Ew in another form, but as I propose later, there is reason to accept
that Iw is actually original and new Will as opposed to transformed Will.
However, other than minute localized Iw, all other Will known to
us is Ew in one form or another. Ew
is everywhere at all times in our Universe (omnipresent).
More so, every physical manifestation in the Universe is a direct and
immediate result of Will. Yes, you
read correctly - EVERY physical manifestation of our Universe exists
because of the sole and continuous action of Will.
There is no other creative force. Without
Will, reality (our reality) does not exist.
Now, the purists among you should be wondering if this implies two other
Is there some other “reality”?
What is it that Will acts upon to create?
As much as I hate to digress or divert, I chagrin leaving such inquiry
unanswered; so please indulge me for two short asides.
Is there some other “reality”? Who
cares? There probably are, but they
cannot-never-for sure be our reality or effect our reality.
It is illogical, needlessly confusing, meaningless, trivial, and fun
to consider other realities; thus, we won’t do so here.
So, if you insist upon pondering God’s reality or a reality where time
runs backward, you’ll have to do it on your time.
Now, pay attention, we’re moving on...
What is it that Will acts upon? Kudos
to those who wondered this one. Does
not action require both actor and object? In
other words, does Will create “out of thin air” (from nothing)?
Not quite! Regrettably, your
ticket for this intellectual excursion does not include the “deluxe package”
and so a complete explanation requires that you read different works.
In those other essays, you would see that our Universe exists because a
condition-creation field (ie Will) interacts with the pre-existing
Planck-point-matrix (ie. substrate) tweaking.
(A highly technical term beyond our scope) these multitudinous
singularities (“naked singularities” at that) into reality causing states (Cf:
California - an unreal State).
(Confused? Good - your only hope is to read the other book).
(Enough diversion - it’s time to focus again...)
Ew, then, is the ultimate unifying causative element of reality.
Elsewhere, I’ve offered a technical explanation for how this works (see
“Reality”) and unless you’ve got a better explanation, I’‘ ask you to
simply accept, argueudo if necessary, that Will has such creative potential.
In another perspective, you may accept this logic: God created the
Universe, God created man in likeness to God, man creates by Will alone, God
must create by Will, thus, the Universe was created by God’s Will.
Will, then, is most identifiable by its results and because will results
in many different manifestations, we must reasonably conclude that Will has
different forms. There is no
elementary or innate difference in form between Ew and Iw, whereas Mw is a
specific form of either Ew or Iw. The
mechanism for this change in form is described in “Reality” (A multi-phasic
tetranedronal correlation of the action0continuum, physical-constant,
mental-conscious, and creative-compelling states), and is not important in
grasping the process. A brief look
at the four aspect-states of Will should get us by for the purposes here.
An aspect-state of Will describes both the individual and collective
(interdependent) constituent elements which are always combined in some manner
to comprise Will. In other words,
these aspect-states may exist independent of Will, but have no effect or meaning
independent of their combined action. The
only reason for separating them out is to aid in the conceptualization of Will
and to facilitate an understanding of how Will functions and how we process it.
That these four aspect-states create, through their particular
interaction with the Universal substrate (“PPM” elsewhere) everything in our
reality (other than the substrate and Will), is a premise to be accepted here
(and developed in other works).
The first, and most basic, aspect-state reflects the constant or
consistent aspect of reality. It is
manifest in what we term the physical laws of the Universe - intended to be
immutable and absolute. Whether
these law exist independently of Will or are inherent in Will is immaterial.
So long as we believe in absolute physical laws, our Will is so
structured. That we have good reason
to accept these laws is beyond dispute - the only question is one of degree.
What seems absolute now may later seem silly.
The existence of reality independent of Iw must be assumed if we
acknowledge the existence of Ew. This
means that reality would exist (or did exist) before humans.
I will term this aspect-state “PC” meaning “physical-constant”
and without elaboration, will suggest that almost all Ew is almost entirely
oriented in the PC aspect. If there
was only Ew which was wholly PC in its aspect, our Universe would be perfectly
predictable (but not by non-existent humans) and totally (symmetric) uniform.
Without the PC aspect, the Universe would be perfectly unpredictable and
ultimately chaotic (random).
The second most basic aspect-state is named “AC” as the
action-continuum part of Will. The
AC aspect-state is closely correlated to the PC-AS in that the PC state largely
relates to spatial continuity/constancy while the AC-AS relates primarily to
temporal continuity. The degree of
permanence of existence or the longevity of all events, along with the
moment-to-moment (Planck moments, elsewhere) transition of reality are functions
of the AC-AS and the AC-AS + PC-AS correlation..
This AC + PC correlation is the most rigid of the six correlations (AC +
PC / AC + MC / AC + CC / PC + MC / PC + CC / MC + CC).
OK, so this is getting both technical and seemingly off-point.
Allow me to offer a hypothetical question: Why is it that you are unable
to Will objects into existence? A
diamond ring? A new car?
Why can’t you slow down time? Reverse
it? Jump to any point in time?
Do you expect me to believe that you haven’t either tried or wished
that you could do such? How about
Willing life to another? You may think these things to be impossible, but
do you sense that they’re quite possible?
Admit to yourself - where there’s Will, there’s a way!
Everything that you know of, everything about you, everything that you
can imagine exists because of Will. We
are Will “machines” (in the image of our Creator), but we are Ignorant
about Will (Cf: stupid). To reach
your potential, to honor your Creator, or to grasp reality, you must maximize
Will and you can’t do that without will and Will.
So get yourself a “cup of motivation”, run around the block, rattle a
few brain cells, and just do it! (No endorsement - honest).
Again, bear in mind, your task is easier than mine - and I’m hanging in
there (I think).
So, you must be keeping track - we’ve dealt with the physical-constant and the action-continuum aspect-states leaving us with only two more..
The mental-conscious aspect-state is almost entirely Iw and the Iw of
human origin is almost entirely MC-AS in its orientation.
Mental Will (Mw) is the specialized form of Iw which is oriented very
strongly in MC-AS and which holds the CC-AS orientation yielding thought,
motivation, or ideation. The MC-AS,
as you have probably deduced, is linked primarily to consciousness which in its
more basic resultant is the “spark of life” (no, I haven’t forgotten that
we’re due to return to that subject). MC-AS
is the least prominent aspect-state of “natural” or “normal” Ew.
Lastly then, we reach CC-AS, the creative-compelling aspect-state.
Having again attempted to choose a meaningful name, it is no surprise
that this aspect-state of Will is the causative-action producing orientation
which is most directly related to energy, force, or interaction.
As we know that all objects are actually energy in a specialized
form (E=MC2) and all energy originates from Will, all objects must also
originate from Will. As we hold that
energy may neither be created nor destroyed (only transformed), the Will which
yields energy must strongly correlate with AC-AS.
In the tetrahedronal model used to show the interrelationships of the
four aspect-states, we see that some orientation shifts are possible without
altering the ratio-relationship of the aspect-states, and in other writings I
term the CC-AS as a hinge-point for such orientation shifts where no MC-AS
change can occur. Thus, as we’ll
explore in detail later, changes in the CC-AS orientation may only follow or
coincide with MC-AS changes. Since
MC-AS changes are mostly Iw in origin and Mw in cause, the potentiality for
human creativity is centered in the ability to will MC-AS reorientation.
My apologies for not being able to make this simpler and for forcing you
to go elsewhere for a different expression of this concept.
We have diverted onto this side-track long enough and you are welcome to
re-read the last sections as necessary. We
took this “scenic detour” so that there would be less distraction as we
return to the “secret of life”.
End of Part One...
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