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What's On TV?
One way of thinking of your current experience is that you are a conscious being who has tuned into one of a billion different TV channels. Each TV show has been filmed from a 1st-person perspective viewpoint. You are a viewer who has forgotten that he isn't actually the character onscreen.
Doing a "jump" means to select a custom channel which fits your desires. The selection mechanism operates by using your thoughts. You imagine part of the content of the destination channel; the mechanism then autocompletes the selection!
The problem, though, is that without realising it we have our thoughts firmly fixed to the control panel at its current settings. So before a change can happen, we need to loosen that and detach from the scenes we're watching now. Only then can the channel mechanism perform the autocomplete.
This makes it clear that there is no other "you" who gets left behind when you "jump", and nor does anyone get displaced:
When you change the channel on a TV, do you leave behind another "you" still watching the previous channel? Obviously not. When you change the channel on a TV, does the previous channel still "exist" even if nobody is watching it? Does it matter? Surely not.
We can modify the TV metaphor and make it more subtle, to help us imagine how selection and synchronicity works. Instead of switching to another channel, we are going to modify our current channel to make the content more pleasant. By doing this, we're in effect creating or shifting it into a customised channel.
In this example, we really want to experience more owls in our life, apparently without regard to the constraints of time and space and causality.
For this, you draw a picture of an owl on your TV screen. From that point, the owl picture always there, but its visibility depends upon the rest of the imagery onscreen. When the dark scenes of the TV show switch to a bright white scene, suddenly the owl "appears" - it is "manifested".
Now we adapt this to daily life. Imagine an owl idea being dissolved "holographically" in the space around you, and replace the notion of dark/white scene with appropriate contexts. Having "drawn" the owl into the space, you go about your day.
Mostly the owl isn't anywhere to be seen, but wherever an appropriate context arises then aspects of the owl idea shine through and are manifest: A man has an owl image on a t-shirt, the woman in the shop has massive eyes and eyebrows like feathers, a friend sends you an email about a lecture at the zoo highlighting the owl enclosure, a newspaper review of Blade Runner talks extensively about the mechanical owl in the interrogation scene, and so on.
The Owls Of Eternity™
Note that the manifestations occur from the point of thought onwards - and that the owl pattern is overlaid on all subsequent experience regardless of prior observations. Hence, owl-related events might arise which, in the standard view, must seemingly have their origins in external events prior to your act. You may also notice, say, lots of owl-related items in your house which surely must always have been there. You may even find yourself noticing owl-related aspects when you recall events from your (apparent) past. In fact, you may well start feeling uncertain as to whether these things always have-existed or whether they only now have-existed as a result of your act.
These owls are spatially agnostic and have no respect for temporal matters! (8>)=
The basic premise I'm looking at, is whether, in the face of unsought reality shifts per the ME, is it ethical to deliberately seek to adjust the reality you experience, if such a thing were possible? Many people claim that it is quite real, and that with a little practice applied to some simple techniques, anyone can change their personal reality to better suit themselves - at least in small ways, and possibly in quite significant ways, depending on how far you take it. This basically goes into the realm of real Magick, and the questions I have primarily concern whether it is ethical, under any circumstances, to apply magical technique to better one's own conditions, IF it is possible, and IF you encounter a situation in which Reality seems quite happy to do a little magical dance of its own without your consent, fundamentally changing aspects of itself that you once thought concrete.
originally posted by: gladtobehere
a reply to: FlyInTheOintment
Can someone tell me why the Mandella Effect (with the exception of Mandella supposedly dying in prison, I am too young to recall) only affects mundane things such as children's toys (Bernstein Bears), diapers Depends and record albums, Reba Mcyntire?
Not that I'm discounting the "effect", just wondering why more substantial events or things arent affected.
This basically goes into the realm of real Magick, and the questions I have primarily concern whether it is ethical, under any circumstances, to apply magical technique to better one's own conditions
...the deep introspect and contemplation that can be had from this type of subject matter is very stimulating.
originally posted by: Rapha
You left out old ATS members slowly diminishing as they don't make the successful jump into a new reality.
In other words, Law of Attraction is siphoning down certain people into specific realities where soon, their talents will be put to full use.
This will occur when the old world economy collapses and then this current reality is put in control of spiritually gifted people or indigo children.
originally posted by: FlyInTheOintment
a reply to: Rapha
Interesting theory.. I believe that matters of synchronicity, deja vu & so forth are extremely relevant to what we're perceiving as investigation of this topic proceeds. Are we perhaps witnessing some sort of large-scale 'awakening'..? Not to a New Age per say, but rather to an enhanced understanding of & appreciation for unusual Human psychological processes, which have a direct bearing on, or relationship with, the fundamental nature of reality? The effect seems to be gathering momentum, unfolding broadly in certain sectors of the Human race at this time (primarily the English speaking world, apparently).
The example of how to see more owls in your reality reminded me of the 11:11 phenomenon, makes me wonder if that is the true purpose behind seeing 11:11