Each Unit of Consciousness (UC) is a pale echo of the Universal Unit of Consciousness. Or, to put it another way, each UC is a fractal replication of the Universal UC. So before we go any further, let’s talk more about fractals.
In 1975, mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot coined the term “fractal” in the first published paper on fractal geometry. Despite some initial resistance from the mathematical community, it was soon discovered that fractal geometry is unparalleled at measuring and modeling the world of natural phenomena.
Here's the definition of fractals from Wikipedia: “A fractal is 'a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole,' a property called self-similarity... Because they appear similar at all levels of magnification, fractals are often considered to be infinitely complex
This means that, as you can see by the pictures, a fractal design’s pattern repeats itself over and over again without end. The copies it produces are very similar but also slightly unique, as each iteration of the formula takes into account the results, or history, of the previous computation.
To put the Simple Explanation in fractal terms, our universe is populated by simple, recursive, self-similar structures of consciousness at arbitrarily small scales.
As explained in Chapter 1, as our universe expanded, over and over and over again, pale echoes of the Universal Unit of Consciousness attached themselves to the particles streaming out of the Big Bang. These self-replicating Units of Consciousness (UCs) can be described as fractal emanations of the originating fractal formula--the Universal UC.
Whereas Mandlebrot's best-known fractal, the Mandlebrot Set, looks like this bug below,
the fractal associated with the Simple Explanation of Absolutely Everything looks like this torus.
In the Simple Explanation, the enclosure of our material Universe is a Very Large toroidal pattern at the "outside" edge of creation. This would be the Universal pattern at its largest fractal scale, the Universal UC, akin to the singular black void at the center of the Mandlebrot Set. Drilling downward from the greatest torus (the Universal UC) to smallest, the Units of Consciousness associated with sub-atomic particles are the smallest manifest fractal expressions of the Universal set. These smallest material instantiations of creation pass from the realm of pure consciousness through causal energy to material instantiation through calculations of the Universal fractal formula. The crossover from pure consciousness to material instantiation occurs at the edge of an infinite series of ever smaller fractal divisions proceeding downward from the lower limit of material instantiation (Planck's constant), and then energetically finer and finer until energy is finally suspended in the infinite stillness of non-being, the Metaverse.
In the Simple Explanation, the zero point at the center of the universal toroid is the source point where the pure undifferentiated consciousness of the metaverse is concentrated to singular manifestation. This is the crossover location between the undifferentiated unity and material creation.
The personality we call God manages this Universe's collective karmic record and all of our memes (beliefs and narratives) as well as the physical laws of the material realm.
One spiritual implication of this fractal model is that the Universal UC may be visualized as both immanent and transcendent, as many spiritual traditions claim. Immanent within every one of my body's UCs, at the tiniest fractal crossover point at the center of each UC. Transcendent at the outer edge of the Very Large, where our Universal UC nests against the infinite, undifferentiated Metaversal UC ("God the Father," "Sat," "Pure Consciousness," the "Undifferentiated Unity"). We humans are suspended thusly, a particular fractal emanation of, and located within, creation, yet patterned directly from pure consciousness.
Now that we understand what the Simple Explanation means by fractal consciousness, let’s look at some of the features of these fractal UCs.
All UCs are inwardly resonating waves propagated within the shell of the Universal UC, therefore all UCs are standing exactly in the same no-place. I am exactly where you are, where we all are. I am exactly where the UC of a quark is, where the UC of a skin cell is. I am no bigger or smaller than any other UC because size is irrelevant where there is no space, and there is no space “outside,” in the metaverse, where the Universal UC is situated. No matter the size or complexity of the material to which the UC is attached, from quanta to human to star system, our UCs are all the same no-size in the same no-place.
There is only one apparent time and place in the universe for any given observer. That place is always right here, right now, at this moment of conscious awareness. All units of consciousness realize their decision-making potential only in the crucible of here and now.
Each UC is capable of using the organizing principles that inform and sustain its existence in our universe. Quanta know how to be quanta; stars know how to be stars; lung cells know how to be lung cells; dogs know how to be dogs. Each UC is fully capable of doing the job put to the material it governs when it follows universal principles (the Tao, God’s Will, Absolute Truth, physics).
Every UC makes decisions affecting the material it governs. (A hydrogen atom, for example, decides whether or not and with which particular two oxygen atoms it will join to form a molecule of water, informed by various physical laws of the universe including its own “karma,” or history of past choices. An organism’s UC decides what to eat, when to mate, where to nest, and so on.)
UCs are social and additive in number— neighboring UCs tend to work together in harmony toward a common purpose.
All UCs aggregate hierarchically under more complex UCs. The more complex the UC, the fewer instances of it exist.
Life forms consist of the aggregated UCs of the material forming their bodies, plus the Self UC. The more complex the organism, the more UCs it possesses.
The degree to which any UC comprehends the physical universe is dependent upon the complexity of its aggregate UCs. There are so many little quanta UCs and atomic UCs that, despite their very simple material expression, they still have a pretty firm grasp of the Universe because they are all over the place. But their responsibilities are very narrowly defined--a quanta may only have one choice to make in its whole life, so that individual quanta's UC isn’t in a position to decide anything else. But, when you consider all of the quanta in this Universe, together they know everything there is to know about atomic structure. Actually, at the simplest level of material instantiation there is very little delusion, as the quantum UCs are so fresh and near the "center" where information streams in from the Metaverse.
The more UCs of the same level of complexity that are laterally linked, the greater their shared perception of here and now. This means, for example, that when you add all of the UCs together that make up my material body, their aggregated consciousness is about as aware as my singular Self UC. And those aggregated UCs (the “mud” and “meat” that make up my body) go everywhere I go!
Every UC has the free will to fulfill or contradict its responsibilities. The more complex the UC, the more sophisticated its decision-making abilities. The more complex the UC, the more opportunities it has to exercise free will. Despite the opportunity for free will, most UCs perform as expected—they “do their part,” they “work according to plan.”
Each functional organ system within an organism possesses its own UC that governs that organ. The lung UC governs the lung cells and coordinates laterally with the other organs; the brain UC governs the nervous system and works laterally with the other organs to maintain the body.
The Universal UC is the most complex UC of all, consisting of all potential as well as actual UCs of our universe, plus its own metaversal omniscience and organizational principles.
As complex systems die and disintegrate, their aggregated UCs are released from the responsibility of supporting that particular life or material instantiation and revert to their simpler states of molecular consciousness. A dead organism’s governing UC no longer presides over the aggregate, nor do the organ systems’ UCs remain after their organs shut down. Cellular UCs will remain until their cells die. The body’s molecular UCs hold it together until their cohesion degrades and only atomic UCs are left. And so on. “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.”
Departing UCs rejoin the Universal UC.
All UCs are self-aware, self-governing, with free will. You don't have to reach any level of sophistication to be a governing UC. Every UC governs the piece of material it is attached to, regardless of how simple or inert the material appears to us humans.
UCs are not automatons nor interchangeable bricks in a wall, but entities with free will. If a lateral cohort of UCs decides to not work together, then chaos will win out and the erstwhile structure they formed will collapse.
It is to the benefit of all that most UCs operate according to the metaversal plan and that there is enough redundancy of duties to accommodate each UC's free-will decisions. It is only when examining each individual UC's activities up close that the chaotic nature of free will is even detectable.
As you can see by the diagram below, the simpler the UC, the more of them there are, while the more organized and complex the UC, the fewer of them there are. While there is only one "me" (represented by the triangle), my body is comprised of 11 organ systems made of 78 organs, which are in turn comprised of 50 trillion specialized cells made up of such a large number of atoms and molecules that I don't know how to read or write the numbers. And every hierarchical jump in complexity brings a new UC into the world along with the newly formed object. That’s a lot of UCs in here with “me!” I affectionately refer to my aggregation of UCs as “Whoville” and our body as “Meat Mountain.” I am the Governor of Whoville. You have your own Whoville and Meat Mountain. Our UCs are tied to these various material instantiations and so have become localized in time and space, and are no longer omniscient and omnipresent but only so many pieces of matter, or "mud."
For quantum particles to be entangled, they must both have been part of the same larger system/object at one time. When the larger object to which they both belonged no longer holds its integrity, its parts are no longer physically yoked. These now freed quantum particles may relocate to entirely different places in the universe, but they never forget their original family, so what happens to their previous family members continues to affect them. That's a simple explanation of quantum entanglement.
Quantum superposition refers to the universe's unending balancing act that preserves perfect poise amongst entangled quanta. So let's say you have a pair of entangled photons and that these two photons know how to spin right and left. What happens with superposition is this: if you cause entangled photon A to spin to the right, photon B will, of its own accord, and without you touching it, spin to the left. This quality of superposition makes "action at a distance" possible because you don't have to do anything at all to photon B to make it do something. You only have to affect photon A. Furthermore, it turns out that if A is entangled with B, and B becomes subsequently entangled with C, then A and C are now also entangled. This is known as entanglement swapping.
The new field of quantum computing takes advantage of these properties of entanglement to transfer and store information. In quantum computing, entangled particles are created by blasting apart their family unit and trapping the subsequent quanta in a computer matrix, called a "register." The quanta trapped in the register then respond to stimulation and perform calculations (i.e. make choices). Our universe is a giant quantum register.
Here’s another implication of the entanglement principle--as we are all fractal replications of the Universal UC; we are all in a supersymmetric relationship with the Origin—the Universal UC. This is why all UCs not only affect one another to the extent they share entanglements, they all feel the direct pull of Consciousness. The continual cycling of information from the Universal UC affects us all, all of the time. This is "information" in its truest sense—laying webs of consciousness throughout creation through principles of karmic entanglement and supersymmetry.