kevin randall Posted about 1 year ago Question - Should we make increasing our consciousness as important a topic in schools as the 3 Rs. Thanks again for the great discussion. I think it is all good food for thought. It seems there are various perspectives based on life experiences and/or frame of reference. One of them seems to come from the point of view that matter is where it all stems from, in this case the brain, this brings about one belief system and another appears to be a belief we are more than a physical being. Again, I personally have found an open mind is important. I apologize ahead of time, as I sometimes fail to remember where I saw/heard something, in this instance I think it was “What the #*#@! Do I know?” Anyway, part of it talked about some Native Americans standing on the beach when the first ships arrived, apparently they could not see the ships on the horizon because they did not have any idea they existed. That was, until the witch doctor pointed them out to them. It seems it was his open mindedness that allowed him to experience and see more than the average person. Also, if far viewing is a true ability, then how or what enables it? Sometimes we just have to be open to something before we can even consider its validity. The world was believed to be flat and those who could not travel had to choose to come to believe otherwise even though they had not experience anything different. Do we have a spirit maybe or maybe not, but it is sometimes the willingness to be open that paves the way to new horizons. I am not sure if science couldn’t be more open minded. A theory that considered we have a spirit, as yet not provable, but could be; this spirit could be the consciousness that exists before birth and after death. Right now as with many theories we may not have the understanding and means to prove it, I don’t know, but maybe?