Saturday, March 30, 2019
Hanns Oskar Porrs, in a PEM, asks me about a statement of Rita’s from Rita’s World 2, page 159. She had been discussing alternate futures, pointing out that since all possible paths are taken, what we see as probabilities is really something different. It isn’t that there is a 60% chance that we will go this particular way, but that in 60% of the futures, we do. That’s a very different statement! She used the CD Rom analogy and I said taking one path doesn’t obviate the paths taken by other players at another time. To quote Rita:
R: Yes, and yet if certain paths are much more widely accepted than others, in effect those paths become more weighted, more real. … It isn’t that some futures are avoidable nor even that they are less real; it is that they are less commonly encountered, hence have less impact upon the total group consciousness.
Mr. Porr says “this implies that our variant lives (or possibly all lives of all people) take some paths more often than others. Some paths are more trodden, and some paths are less taken.” And he asks if it is true that “in the sum of our variant lives, some paths are taken more often? Or, to let the cat out of the bag, and to highlight a word that Rita used above, carry more WEIGHT ?”
4:25 a.m. I can’t really see the question here. To me it seems obvious that some paths are more popular, and more populated, than others. For it to be any other way would require a mathematical equality that in turn would require a miracle of precision, to make everything balance out among all possible paths. Am I missing something?
Probably the distinction here is in assumptions. If one assumes a zero-sum game, then lo and behold, that is what the results will seem to show. But really, it is a deeper divide even than that. It is more the difference, again, between a motion-picture still and a photo.
In that our lives are a continuing stream that never ceases, never ceases to interact and choose.
More, that never ceases to rewrite, as you did Joseph from 1994/1863, thus creating new versions.
[To prevent misunderstanding, this necessary detour: Yes, all versions possible are inherent in the world (that is, in reality) when it is created. But that doesn’t mean manifest. Possibilities are not actualities until someone actually treads that path.]
So, if your life leads you to value certain things like kindness, or it hones certain skills like conveying healing energies, or it connects certain formerly unconnected dots that lead to a new awareness, not only is your present life affected, but potentially everything it connects to may be – and you all connect to everything, sooner or later, to greater or less degree.
Those changes cascade primarily among your own threads, but of course those threads connect to others within and not within your particular Sam, as 3D interaction provides.
So can we shortcut to what Mr. Porr is driving at?
What you decide (not once, but on a continuing basis) changes you, and one way of expressing it is to say that you become a person of more, or of less, gravitas, consequence, presence. No two people are equal in this, as your everyday experience will have told you. Well, that leads to unequal results when one person’s opinion is weighed against another’s. George Washington’s lifelong character development made him a vastly more consequential person than others of his wealth and fame (if there were any) would have been. And consequences cannot be restricted to the personal, regardless if the person is known to history (that is, to fame) or is entirely unknown.
A very short way to say it is: What you make yourself helps determine the fate of everything. Only, it is true of everyone else as well.
Do I get that in effect our decisions not only change us now (however long they take to change us) but also back and forth in time, and occasionally creating new versions as in 1994/1863 that in turn continue to affect us?
That is why – and how – seemingly insignificant decisions, by seemingly insignificant people, change the world. Cumulatively, the total weight of various traits, habits, embodied decisions (that is: actions), weights some potential paths heavier and others lighter. That is also why there’s no reason to give up even when all is lost.
All is lost but is nonetheless well.
Lost in one instant but not necessarily forever, and in any case, it isn’t like the game is broken, or reality is ruined.
I get it. We’ll see if others do, or if we’ve left it too cryptic.
Remember, if you can, reality is more like a dream than a construction site. Nothing is ever set in stone.
Okay. Thanks for this.