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Originally posted by CelestialSon
What I have never understood with these ideas (not that I don't believe it) is if we are all sculptors of our own reality, is our reality not the same as everyone else's therefore we change theirs as well. Or do all of you subscribe to the infinite realities theory (that every possible outcome of every situation in the world happens in separate realities)?
Originally posted by margaretr
reply to post by Forevever
I shuddered when you said 'Stephen King'. I was once a fan and have read most of his books,
I have realised that their purpose is to invoke fear in you, and condition you to enjoy it.
Getting rid of fear in your life is a major hurdle to overcome.
Just remember that as long as you can steer clear of grandiose feelings you will be able to center in and define, create and employ yourself into the work of individuality. Help as many as you can but first you must hack into your own brain, and search through and continue learning more about yourself.
Originally posted by margaretr
PS just realised that each deja vu experience I had ,corresponded with disappearance of some person/situation that was annoying me - perhaps it was a shift into a better parallel existanceedit on 16-5-2011 by margaretr because: to insert PS
Originally posted by Crymouth
I am sorry to say this OP but I think you need to stop watching so many movies. I understand that you are merely using The Matrix as an analogy of what you are trying to say but it just reads like a carbon copy of the theories / ideas expressed by the movies. Even your later posts appear to be taken from The Matrix - I would like to point out that while the ideas are certainly intriguing they are not based on any facts and remain fiction.
I understand that these ideas are your own feelings and I do not mean to mock, belittle or criticize them as a direct attack on you however, while your thoughts are "nice" and I suppose "comforting" to some I think they are nothing more than idealistic dreams.
Of course there are real conspiracies, these things do exist (to make use of the movie you used "There IS a spoon"), to deny these things is to give them more power. As an example: I currently work in a corporate where certain decisions are made to achieve a desired end result - this greater picture is not make "public" and a different picture is conceived and provided which the majority believe. However there always remains a small few who do not buy into the false picture and through a lack of facts these few conceive of many conspiracy theories to try and explain the reasons - in some cases they are pretty darn close to the truth. The reason why the original picture is not always disclosed in full is in most part due to there being gains for the "elite" and losses for Joe Soap. This is reality and the same exists on a larger scale throughout the world.
Of course TPB want to control your mind, as through controlling your mind they can tell you what products you want and then sell these to you. They do not want your soul for any magical or make believe reasons, they simply want to make more money for themselves - and let me tell you, we want that too. If the human race did not want what they, TPB, want then their system would fail, they simply understand human nature and understand how to exploit this.
In fact you are playing a very similar game here - you are essentially telling people that they possess some kind of supernatural ability to understand and see things clearly, that they are somehow more special than what they currently think or believe. This is precisely the type of thing people love to hear, so they give credence to what you are saying because more than actually believing, they want to believe it. Why? Because it makes them feel special
This is the great psychology of the human race - our perceptions create our realities, if you know how to alter anothers perceptions to understand your reality then you can effectively control them (for a time) as they now exist in your reality where you are ruler.
Perhaps this is what you are wanting people to wake up from? To create their own realities rather than exist in someone else's?
You mentioned somewhere that you believe the EGO to be a negative thing but I say to you, this is not so - in fact my personal beliefs are that EGO is essential to a healthy self and to a healthy world. Everything in life is done for the self, the EGO - dispute it if you like but the very fact that we do "good" things for people is because these good things make the self feel good - this is the motivation. If we all loved ourselves completely then we would not have any negative perceptions of ourselves and there would be only love. It starts within and this would be projected outwards into our actions. We would achieve a state of nirvana or heaven or whatever other term you choose to use.
I must just say that I do not believe this can ever and should ever be achieved - why you might ask?
Well how boring this life would be though? How utterly dull and empty? Can you imagine how dreary life would be where you knew no pain? If there were no lessons to be learned? If there was no make up sex (so to speak)? We have heroes because we have villain's! Progress is made overcoming obstacles, remove these completely and progress ceases - evolution ends and everything we know grinds to a halt and is forgotten.
If we, the human race, wanted the end of all wars and suffering we would simply end it. It is really that simple but we choose not to. Life is perfect in my opinion, and is exactly how it should be.
Life = Experiences - this is the greater meaning.
Originally posted by wildtimes
Wow, OP. For a brand-spanking-new user, you seem to know a lot about how to use this site, and how to stir things up. Your post, at first, caught my attention.
I got to page 11 before I started having second thoughts.
First of all, you claim to have this esoteric lid-blowing thing ready to patent, but.....you can't explain it?
What are you waiting for? Why you, why now? What have you been smoking?
Not to be disrespectful, but back in my college days 100 years ago, I once wrote a "deep life profound revelation" thesis while I was inebriated and had an altered state of mind. I got an F. When I wrote it I felt brilliant, articulate, enlightened (and yes, I have enjoyed the Tao state of enlightment from time to time in my life),
and as I got older I became aware that I was only just beginning to learn about mysticism, gnosticism, Zen, and world philosophies in general.
Where you initally come off as having a wonderful gift to offer, then you dance around with random "i can't explain it"s, and "don't know how"s, but yet you are The One, Neo??
What, have you just now discovered the Matrix, and read Alan Watts and then Quantum Jumping?
Sorry, I have never on this site challenged anyone before, but....it seems to me that you are WAYYyyyy too savvy to the expectations of the readers of this site, and also how it works mechanically, to be brand new. I suspect, and certainly never expect you to admit, that you are a veteran member who left for some reason or is now incognito and back to reach the more recent "enrollees".
Your words seem inspirational on the surface, but I got to page 11 of your thread and finally said,
Wait. What? Who are you? Why are you suddenly here with the philosophical truth that you seem to have distilled from pop culture, sci-fi, paranormal, mystical, ancient occult not-very-new stuff? And how do you know so suddenly how to put multiple reply-to lines in one thread? And what sort of pompous introduction was that?
Sorry, but you'll need to be a bit more succinct and not sound so "fractured" before you have my vote. And a little more humble, there are people on this site who really do study and think and aren't going to buy into some random new guy's spiritual evangelism without him first building some credibility and a history of intelligent, open-minded discussion of these very subjective things.
Wow. No offense intended, just, wow. You seem excessively impressed with yourself and your exquisite knowledge. Must be nice to feel so advanced and so powerful that you have the big answer. Nice to meet you.
Originally posted by margaretr
Just noticed that every sentance begins with 'I' - need to try to get rid of ego - I nearly added 'don't I', but then I don't need affirmation from any of you.
PS just realised that each deja vu experience I had ,corresponded with disappearance of some person/situation that was annoying me - perhaps it was a shift into a better parallel existance