Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Night In The Life... An Introduction to MMT continued

As we explore MMT (Many Minds Theory) more we find that the ties should not stop short of the entire consciousness of every living being. In some sense we are all one. Together we compose a rich tapestry interwoven with the fibers that are the lives of every being that has ever lived or will ever live. On this level the illusion of separateness has vanished and the whole that remains is all inclusive. We could call this aspect of MMT the "unity perspective." But there remains within this expansive view of self a perspective that takes into account the individual as a group. Each being has an innumerable amount of versions of themselves living within other parallel universes. I hesitate to call these versions of beings "twins" because they should be both more similar and more different than what actual twins should be. The relationship should be more like subtle hues of color. Some versions should be so identical that they could be swapped into each others universe without any real hope of detection, even by themselves. Other versions could be so different that they might even appear as distant relatives. In this way versions could appear more different than they actually are. At their core lies the same mind, that same consciousness. What pair of actual twins, even as they appear identical, could ever truly share the other's mind? So it is that I say that they should be more similar and more different than what twins should be to one another. Consider also that some versions should be relatively younger, others older, some in the moment of being conceived, some in the process of dying. There is not just everywhere, but everywhen to consider once we explore the omniverse as it should exist. Think how much one could gain by talking with an elder that is not just a relative , but a version of yourself. Each version could provide a unique perspective as they shared thoughts, feelings and memories with the others. MMT views the "whole" self, the integrated self, as an interconnected being, composed of an almost infinite number of versions, many of which might never know that they are part of a larger "whole." This larger mind or soul would well be aware of its condition, and of the many versions lives. This soul should be a very complex being, as it lives with the experience the intimate knowledge of all the: toils, troubles, sadness, joy, excitements of the individual selves. It would truly know the agony and the ecstasy of every single version's life as it happened, and all at once. This bitter-sweet symphony would unfold seemingly without end. The questions would remain. How many versions are there? How many have there been? How many will there be? It might be comforting to know that there were just so many, that the life might end. To the larger "mind" it would not end, to the individual mind it might seem that way. I think it all boils down to perspective and memory. If one had the perspective of the "whole" and a perfect memory, one would be aware of one's immortality. But the memory fades, and the complete perspective is limited to the portion of ourselves that can contain it. Consider all the events, emotions and energies of the "whole." What being do you know that can contain that sort of energy, can withstand that sort of emotion, or that can maintain it s sanity while such a torrent of woes besets it? That portion of the self, the "whole," must too belong to all other "wholes" as a collective being, just as we belong to it. That even larger portion could be seen as God, the sum of all wisdom, all consciousness and all power. This view seeks to provide a new paradigm for our growing world, one that includes all and excludes none. It seeks to bring all life together in omniversal harmony, keeping the truth that all life is present within each being. Each being is both a distinct sovereign and a community unto itself, as well as a member of a larger community of all life across the omniverse.

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