a reply to: pupetmaster
I'd say some semblance of individuality, imagination and free will.
I'm having a heck of a time trying to edit this...first on an iPad and then on a computer that keeps crashing, along with my brain.
I do need to be tending to other things, but I see that you have created a thread only once a year, at best, so I respect how important this is to
you. I wish greater minds would comment, but you've got me...
Once more, I have no answers but I might amplify the question, if I even remotely understand it. I'm not new to experiences or thinking, but these
concepts on ATS are new and overwhelming to an old and damaged brain like mine. I made a post on another thread (
) but the piece that matters, and the reason I used the word semblance,
I had an odd dream many years ago. I found myself to be a puppet on a string. There was some odd music in the background and I found myself dancing to
that music. Then the music changed and the dance changed. And this kept repeating. I got quite angry to realize that I was being controlled by these
strings attached to me, that were themselves controlled by that music. I got really angry, in fact. I tried desperately not to move...not to be
controlled by these outside forces.
You might understand why your Avatar name gives me a bit of a chill, which I will chock up to coincidence, with a smile.
Another thing about this, is that about that same time, and in that same spot, I had an "experience" that still haunts me. My husband was on call. I
awoke to an odd and distant sound that I could not make out and I found myself thinking a humorous little thought that actually didn't feel that
humorous at the time, but I was thinking, "Who am I? Where am I? What's happening?"....to which I heard a man's voice, quite plainly and matter of
factly, and even sounding a tad bored and yet amused, say: "We don't know who you are, but you are in bed, and the phone is ringing."
I snapped into waking consciousness immediately and realized that my husband was in the midst of answering the phone, while I lay there, quite still,
wondering what had just happened.
edit on 20-5-2016 by ClownFish because: added the after bit above