Friday, June 21, 2013

Time, probabilities, and free-will

I've been reading the book "Unknown Reality" by Jane Roberts and much of the first part book deals with the infinite probabilities, perception of time, origins of matter and consciousness, and other perceptions.  The idea that all probabilities exist and functions just like our experienced reality simultaneously got me thinking even more about what the perception of time is.  I think I've got a good analogy of how this works and why.  Both volumes of the book are very interesting to read if you want to get a different perspective about our reality (both physical and non-physical) and its composition.

In any production that has to present a story such as a movie or a TV show, you have people behind the scenes who create a flowing diagram of snapshots related to the story.  Just like in a picture book, where each page illustrates a scene, the storyboard does the same for movies.  From the perspective of the writer or producer, they are outside of the story's time perception.  The whole story is presented and available for viewing.  But from the perspective of the actor in the story, they cannot see what the future holds and are only perceptive of the scene they are experiencing at the moment.

In the same way, we are actors within a running story and thus we cannot sense the completeness of the story while we operate within the time framework.  We are experiencing our life story unfolding from within.  Your acting is so superb, you forget you're acting, but all of your emotions and thoughts come through to be felt and shared by the viewer, which is your whole self.  And not only for this one story, but you are also acting as other characters in other stories of other times and places simultaneously.  From the perspective outside of the stories, there is no sense of time.  To make things more complex, the story isn't a linear production from the outside observer's perspective.  In fact, according to Seth in "Unknown Reality", all probabilities exist now in their own reality and are their own stories with their own endings, everything occurring simultaneously.

What that means is every possible combination of actions and reactions for the story are storyboarded into an infinite storyboard combination.  How the story plays out is dependent on the perspective.  By this, I mean which character's perspective are you viewing the story?  Since each decision point splits itself into another potential probability, the identity known as "you" also split and live their own lives and continue down their own story path.  The only reason why you are unaware of this occurrence is because "you" as a whole chooses which path to focus on.  But each and every other "you" continue to live their own lives down their own probable paths within this infinitely diverse storyline.

Now, from the perspective of the "whole you", meaning your non-physical entity, you are not viewing the story of each probable personality in a linear fashion.  You see the whole picture, as it's said, and from your vantage point, you choose which main storyline you are focused on.  That is how you create your reality in the physical life story.

The implications of this concept is that the "now" doesn't just happen.  It isn't just "now" because of a fixed single linear path.  The "now" you experience is the product of a desired or chosen probable "future" with the results of a probable "past".  This combination creates the "now" scene, but the key aspect is that your "whole self" chooses out of the infinite probabilities that path to focus on.  Again, all probabilities happen regardless of the focus chosen and continue down their own paths.  But the choice to pick a specific probable future determines which "now" you perceive.  If not for the infinite probabilities available to you (which is the basis for unpredictability), you could not experience free-will.

When I say things like "view" or "perceive", I'm talking about from the point of view from the body, the character you think of as "I", or the local "I".  From the perspective of you as the whole "I", it doesn't just see, it experiences all of your probabilities.  It's focus within a local "I" is what gives you. in the body. your ability to be conscious.  That focus also exists in the other simultaneous "I"s.  When you meditate or go into trance, this allows you to "unfocus" from your body's point of view, to the whole "I" point of view, which connects you to all of your other local "I"s.  This is how some are able to see their past lives, see probable future events, and possibly even non-human experiences.

Think about how we can see.  Atoms are not visible until they are observed.  This statement may seem contradictory, but the idea is that the atom is only visible because someone chose to view it, the act of seeing being a physical sense defined within this system of reality.  At that moment of observation, the atom "came into existence" for the purpose of being perceived.  In the same way, our experienced "now" from the sea of probable "now's" is only because the "whole self" chose to "observe" the outcome of a probable past/future combination.  This observation is the focus that transforms a probability into a reality.
All of this information basically points to the notion that we chose the path we live, regardless of the perceived experience or circumstances.  From the perspective of the actor in the story, they may think "Why did the writer choose this storyline?  I would have written it differently."  But from the perspective of the writer (in this case, your "whole self"), you DID choose that storyline, whether you realize it or not.  You know that one choice leads down one path, and another choice down another path.  You make your choice, and from that decision you have your experience.  This is true for those choices you make consciously, but also for those you are unaware of.  You may have asked yourself "Why was I born this way?" or "Why am I in this situation?"  Those kinds of questions are natural because it isn't something you desired, and yet you seem to be forced to experience those unwanted experiences.  However, nothing is forced upon you.  You chose to experience all the circumstances, whether they are good or bad, in order to understand yourself.  No other person or gods or beings put you into any circumstance that isn't of your own free-will.  Why or how you made your choices may escape you for now, but upon reflection, you can realize the purpose of the choices, those done both consciously and unconsciously (even those experiences that seem to be done to you rather than by you).

The question you should be asking yourself in all experiences isn't "Why is this happening to me?"  Rather, it should be "What should I learn from this?"  At the end of the story, the actor may or may not realize the overall choices of experiences, but they definitely will when they are released from the human perspective.  That is the purpose of the "life review" that many people have described experiencing when they have died and returned.  This "flashing of their life before their eyes" is the perspective from the "whole self", to understand the results of the experiences chosen and learn.  To review those moments when a choice could have gone down one probable path but instead you chose a different path.  You can see the result of that choice and examine the results for yourself to learn and understand the consequences of choices made through your free-will.  Life is about learning how to utilize our free-will through experiences, whether we consciously use our own will to create experiences (action from desire), or we unconsciously create experiences to train ourselves in utilizing the will (circumstances that force a choice).

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