Pull * Transition * Push * Rest, Nature’s Ubiquitous Sequence

The original Quadernity Model is a two-by-two grid of inverse processes: OUTformation and INformation.  Through this simple grid (seen below) we scrutinize the actions of a pair of causal Subjects, Female and Male.

  • The Female Subject OUTforms, or populates the Earthly/physical domain with Informative Objects (energy-matter) of Corporeality (LRQ).
  • The Male Subject INforms the Heavenly/metaphysical domain with Creative Objects (memory records) of Consciousness (URQ).

working keynote 13.001Between the processes of OUTformation and INformation, the output from one Subject becomes input to the other Subject.

This is comparable to feeding input into a computer, which applies an algorithm, or function, to the datum and produces an output/answer.  The answer then becomes input for a reciprocal program which then outputs an answer that is fed back into to original computer.  Round and round it goes; when it will stop, no one knows.

With this concept of entwined feedback freshly in mind, we will review a couple of chalkboard graphics from Divine Divisions, which illustrate the inverse operations of the Female and Male.

The two causal Subjects (left quadrants below) and their two effective Objects (right quadrants) are accounted for by the four-fold model of Quadernity.

1 2Receive Input = Pull (toward, inward)
Process, Transmute, or Exchange = Transition (between domains)
Project Output = Push (outward, away)

In any given cycle, the Pull of an Object initiates the sequence of actions and the Push of an Object concludes the sequence of actions.  Between the opposite actions, there is a Transition.  Before and after the triple sequence of actions, the Subject is at Rest.

How does each cycle reset itself
to recover its receptivity for another Pull?

After the final act of the series, Pull * Transition * Push, there is an interlude during which the Subject resets by returning to His/Her ground state to REST in preparation to Pull again.

Kudos to any reader who recalls the morning vision of an X made with mismatched arrows!  Why was one half of the X a solid slash of chalk-line and the other half a black dashed line?

In the graphics compared below, the black-dashed arrows indicate the resetting of a Subject back to the left-hand quadrant from which She or He can initiate another Pull.

In the left-hand graphic below, the Female returns to the ULQ in the metaphysical domain.  In the right-hand graphic, the Male returns to the LLQ in the physical domain (right image).

Chalkboard Visions 45 46.002 Chalkboard Visions 45 46.001

In the graphic below, note the two downwardly slanted arrows.  While the Female Subject is busily Creating/OUTforming (indicated by the chalked green arrow), the Male Subject returns (dashed black arrow) to Rest in the LLQ in order to re-establish His receptivity for another round.

The lower quadrants represent the physical realm. The Male Subject Rests in the LLQ to prepare for His next Pull.  The power of a causal Subject is in His/Her Pull, the action that initiates the sequence of Pull * Transition * Push.

Given that the Creator Rests in the physical, or Earthly, domain of the lower quadrants, it seems ironic that all our depictions of Father-God are of Him ruling from the Heavens, the metaphysical domain of the upper quadrants.

5546444447_6f5f896f2c_bIn the graphic below, note the two upwardly slanted arrows.  While the Male Subject is busily INforming (blue arrow pointing upward), the Female Subject returns (black dashed arrow) to Rest in the ULQ so as to re-establish Her receptivity for another Pull.

Chalkboard Visions 45 46.002The causal Female Subject Rests in the metaphysical realm (ULQ).  Regardless, the Female‘s power and lofty station in the metaphysical Heavens have long been depicted as belonging exclusively to the Father God.

Even though the Creator‘s Creative Object is issued into the upper quadrants, where they effectively INform/Structure the Female Subject’s otherwise unformed Substance, only Subjects rule: Objects have no agency; they do not Pull inwardly; instead, they are Pushed outwardly.

It would be some time before the apparent mismatch between Quadernity and the biblical stories and iconography would get sorted out.  In the meantime, I supposed that it was due to the patriarchal censoring involved in the selection of books included in the Bible.

If you did not read the previously offered aside: Gender Roles in Scriptures and Modern Society, now would be another good opportunity.  The dismissal of the divine Female role in universal creativity/causality and the degradation and attempted domination of Mother Nature have brought us to the brink of extinction.

Clarification and resolution of the above-mentioned mismatch, and the deleterious misunderstandings it has generated, come around by the time we get to the 3D Model; however, there would be no benefit from jumping ahead of ourselves now.  In disclosing the dream-revealed models in the order they came to me, readers can learn as I did, from a step-by-step unveiling of concepts, interpretations, terms and models, which all build naturally upon the prior, well-established foundations.

Pull * Transition * Push * Rest

Pull * Transition * Push * Rest, or PTPR, is a sequence ubiquitous throughout nature: in reproduction, planting and harvesting seasons, the rock and water cycles, and more.  The most immediately recognizable experience of PTPR is our own breathing.

relaxation-techniques-for-sleep-abdominal-breathingAt birth, our first action is a Pull to inhale.  Pull is always primary in the cycle.

We Push to exhale.  Between the Pull and the Push, there is a Transition that changes direction, from in and down to up and out.  And, between individual breaths, there is a Rest.  After the Rest, we are ready for another Pull/inhalation.

If we were asked to feel the movements of a single breath, as if it is isolated from our ongoing process of breathing, we might draw it to look like this:

wave-circle-11-001We inhale, Pulling air inwardly and downwardly into our lungs, where gasses are exchanged and the direction Transitions to an upward and outward Push, or exhale, after which we reset to be able to Pull once again.

We ought not expect to find the Female half of our feedback loop standing alone without the Male, however.

What is revealed about our breath if we add the Male half and complete the circuit?

wave-circle-56-002Well, of course!  If we inhale oxygen, that oxygen must come from somewhere.  We are a body existing within an atmosphere from which we obtain our oxygen.

In the image above we represent our breath in green, as it is a function of our physical/Earthly embodiment (Mother Earth), and we represent the gases in blue, for the Heavenly atmosphere/transcendent environment (Father Sky).

Every full circuit (green portion conjoined to blue portion) is made of two halves.  Each one is constrained by the nature of the other’s support.

The directionality of the actions is what makes possible their reciprocal coordination.

We note that what gets Pulled and Pushed by the Subjects are Objects.  Objects are at the effect of Subjects.  See Vocabulary: Subjectivity and Objectivity.

Subjects exist apart from their own Objects.  Subjects never become Objects (as the chalked arrows might have previously suggested).  Instead, the Subjects act — they either INform or OUTform — and this action produces an Object.

We recall:

S – V – O = causal/able Subject -> Verb (action) -> effective Object

The coordinated interactivity of the Subjects and interceptions of Objects comprises the primordial relationship that binds their shared domains in perpetual feedback.  Thus are unified the conscious-corporeal aspects of our universe.

Boundaries are “Like a Bellows”

Illustrated below is a single cell floating in interstitial fluid, its natural environment.  The cell wall is a bi-layered phenomenon.

bilayer cell wallThe illustration accounts for four essential things: fluids, both inside and outside of the cell, and two layers of phospholipids which form the cell wall.  (Quadernity teaches us there are always a minimum of four relata in every relationship!)

The cell is a living unit.  To persist, it must acquire/Pull nutrients and other resources from beyond itself; it must also eliminate/Push waste/excess from within its boundary.  This is exactly what happens with the breath, as described above.  The inhalation Pulls the needed oxygen-laden air and Pushes the waste CO2.

In the example of the cell, these exchanges are made possible by the cell wall, which opens and closes transport channels and regulates pressures on either side of itself.  Low pressure Pulls and high pressure Pushes.

 The Tao te Ching, written about 2500 years ago, says:

The space between heaven and earth is like a bellows.

The ancient Chinese wisdom teacher, Lao Tsu, is suggesting that the atmosphere between earth and outer space/heavens may Pull and Push like the cell wall does.  We, too, would expect this to be the case, knowing how Quadernity teaches that between contiguous levels, regardless of scale, location or material, the very same dynamic occurs.

Lao Tsu’s intuitive hypothesis turns out to be accurate.  In response to charged particles from the magnetic fields of both the earth and the sun, the ionosphere does actually expand/Push and contract/Pull, “like a bellows“!

Genesis tells us that on Day Two of Creation, God says:

Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters and let it divide the waters above from the waters below.  …  And God called the firmament Heaven.

As the firmament is described, it sure sounds like the tiny cell wall; and yet, the firmament was called Heaven.  Both of the ancient quotes above apply either to the cell wall or to the atmosphere enveloping Earth.  It is pretty astonishing that over two millennia ago, when we had neither microscopes nor telescopes, the micro-macro-dynamic of the universe was already understood and revealed through the metaphors of their times.  Is it mere coincidence that the fluid that bathes compact little blood-cells, and the substance that bathes great galactic objects, both came to be called plasma?

On Day Three of Creation:

[T]he waters below the firmament were gathered into one place and dry land appeared.

Below the atmosphere, in a fashion similar to crystal formation, particles began to fall out of solution (the “waters“) and agglomerate (“gather into one place“).  Thus, consolidated clumps of matter, or “dry land“, appeared.

Everything that ‘mattered’ was confined below the encapsulating atmosphere.  Being confined in a limited space, the newly formed particles bounced around, colliding and heating up the interior of the surrounding atmosphere.  The exportation of excess heat (as entropy) is an effort toward self-maintenance.  An awesome article, linked here, suggests we may need to define life in a radically new way.

The relationship that establishes and maintains the functional boundary between insides/below and outsides/above is the irreducible dynamic fundamental to life.  By this relationship every entity/system is sustained.

As a model of this royal relationship, Quadernity is scientifically testable.  Examples are accessible at the human scale, above and below.  Fertile applications will arise as we dive ever deeper into Quadernity.

Cardio-Pulmonary Circulation

As Subject of the Circulatory System, the Mother/Female/Body acquires and circulates O2.

As Subject of the Pulmonary System, the Male/Father/Sky extracts and expels CO2 from the body.

The gasses that undergo intra-changes and ex-changes are Objects, simply going with the flow.

Diastole is a vacuum-like condition by which the heart retrieves de-oxygenated blood from throughout the body, sucking it through capillaries and into veins, and Pulling it into the right cavities of the heart.  From there, the blood moves through a series of valves and into the lungs where CO2 is extracted and the blood is reinfused with oxygen.  The re-oxygenated blood is then shuttled to the left cavities of the heart, from which it gets pumped back out to the body.  (Notice the essential role the lungs play in Transitioning blood from a de-oxygenated state back to an oxygenated state.)

lungsWith a systolic contraction the oxygenated blood is Pushed out from the heart through arteries and capillaries to nourish the organs and tissues of the body.  After each contraction the heart Rests while it elastically rebounds, creating diastole again.

The fabulous Khan Academy offers a great little video that demonstrates all of this very well.  Watch it free on YouTube by clicking here.

Breathing entails a lot more than we actually sense.

Healthy breathing depends on the quality of air and quantity of oxygen in the surrounding environment.  Breathing occurs only within supportive environments, so we must protect our air quality.

Our Seasons Breathe

In his book, The Secret of Light, Walter Russell states:

The universe as a whole breathes inward and outward, just as all things in nature do.

The planting and harvesting cycle illustrated below shows how the Father Farmer and the Mother Earth have partnered in a coordinated relationship, much like that of the coupled cardio-pulmonary system, described above.

The agricultural cycle illustrates the Male and Female as complementary aspects that together form a full cycle.  Although each Subject has His/Her own PTPR sequence, the alignment of each sequence is offset by 180 degrees, pairing up Pulls to Pushes and Transitions to Rests.

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When the Male is actively Transitioning, the Female Rests; when the Female is actively Transitioning, the Male Rests.

Dynamical Systems

In his book, Fractals: The Patterns of Chaos, John Briggs stated the following (emphasis mine):

Dynamical Systems are multifaceted, complex and interdependent.

They constantly push and pull at themselves to create the sensuous irregularity and unpredictability that is the signature of our physical environment.

We, ourselves are dynamical systems.  We eat (Pull) food, assimilate (Transition) nutrients, and eliminate (Push) waste.  Then we Rest our digestive systems before having another meal.

We are just beginning to recognize Pull * Transition * Push * Rest (PTPR) throughout our earthly world and beyond.  As Quadernity models these four actions, first on a two dimensional chalkboard and later in three dimensional manipulative tools, PTPR is tracked, through philosophy, physics, biology and spirituality, as the essential dynamical system necessary for both Creation/OUTformation and INformation.

Here are a couple of dynamical systems that seem pretty straight-forward.  Look for the PTPR in the water and rock cycles below.

water-cycle rock_cycle

On the left, we follow the water cycle:  Water is Pulled from the earth’s surface through the process of evaporation.  The clouds of vapor are the Transitional phase.  Condensation Pushes the molecules together until they are too heavy to remain airborne and fall back to earth as rain, sleet, snow or hail.  The precipitated water accumulates and Rests in lakes, rivers and oceans until the process begins again.

On the right, we follow the rock cycle:  Rocks are Pulled downhill and buried beneath the seas.  Sedimentary and metamorphic rock Transitions, through compaction and heat, into magma.  The magma crystallizes and igneous rock is Pushed to the upper surfaces by shifting tectonic plates and volcanoes.  The rocks tumble down to their Resting places, until the process begins again.

Do the water and rock cycles die out, or are they ongoing?  On the earthly time-scale, we would say they are ongoing.

The dynamism of PTPR occurs on all spatial and temporal scales!

Additional Asides Enhance Understanding of the PS

PTPR in the PS gives examples how the dynamical actions, Pull * Transition * Push * Rest, are related within the Pragmatic Schematic.

Two Way Communication and the PS shows how the PS facilitates our exploration of human scale communication, both within and between ourselves.

The Holarchy uses the PS to model hierarchical organizations of holons (parts that are wholes and wholes that are parts in greater wholes), which necessarily substantiate complex adaptive systems.

This chapter has vigorously Pulled, Transitioned and Pushed your mind.  So congratulations; it is time for your well-earned Rest!  😉

Afterwards, please join me for the next very short chapter of this unit:

Visual Aid: Double Mobius

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