A core of my belief system is that no one I go to work with, visit with, or share this writing with is actually experiencing the same world/reality that I am. It’s easy enough to accept that there is a wide distinction in the practical reality of people with significantly different resources, experiences, or opportunities. From a pyschological perspective one could make a case that people in agreement about any subject are more accurately in a “practical agreement”—not some supreme, unqualified concordance that we sometimes imagine.
But what about the people that I share the closest connections with in this life? My wife? My dearest friends? From my point of view, even these dear intimates do not truly share the exact perceptual space from which my experience originates. We alone see from our particular point of observation.—Of course others’ existence in their own realities are vital in the creation of our unique experience.
This group of people that I love and percieve myself interacting with, as a whole, has a finely defined balance of (spiritual/energetic) agreements including that there is not a lone reality (until we rejoin the infinite energy source). It so happens that we have enough mutual connection points for a illusory experience of a common reality. We are interdependent of—co-creating—each other, but we do not exist in the same place—in fact, we do not exist in any space, but that is for another “what is not time.”
When focused on our human experience, we are a completely unique in our perception, therefore, alone in our reality. You experience through the definition of your reality but everyone else does not experience your perception—therefore, it exists only in concept for them. As you believe, it is so….but only for you.
One reason this idea of an isolated reality does not trouble me is that in fact (for me, but not someone whose soul chooses otherwise) realities are illusion, the momentary perception of choice. The only real existence is the intelligent energy field that people give infinite characteristics (wants, rules, names, etc). That is all that is out there and we are points of perception for that ultimate intelligence. In truth you and I, and all you hold dear are not separate; we are the One Mind, the Absolute.
Human consciousness is a filtration system, a segmentation of the immeasurable signals in the Collective Consciousness. This is vital for the experience that we know. Just as one must block some light signals to perceive something other than white light, to experience the rainbow we need a filtration system. Our experience of reality is the result of that filtration system for the Absolute.
This is the best example I know to explain the concept of each of us being a channel of perception for the Absolute: Close one eye only. Open it while closing the other.
Each eye sees a slightly different variation on the scene before it, yet the brain is able to blend two different signals into a collective view that gives greater depth perception and detail. So the greater complexity of the Infinite Intelligence is able to simultaneously perceive the “eye” of billions of individuals (and other lifeforms) in every moment through all time and realities.
We each continually perceive exclusive aspects of the collective reality—different personal realities. For the most part, when we believe we are sharing a reality—a world—we are actually experiencing overlaps of similarity in our unique realities. It is only the vagueness of language and our inability to accurately communicate (consciously) that provides the illusion that we are in complete agreement, seeing the same things before us.
You may ask if I do not feel lonely with holding such a perspective. No, I do not. For I know that segmentation is only an illusion to experience the joy of an otherwise impossible phenomena, the rainbow—a radiant expression of filtered energy that is human life. Besides you and I are ultimately aspects of the Absolute—One—and there is no space or time vast enough to separate us.
Copyright 2008 CG Walters
This is my truth. Only you can determine if there is any value in it for you.
C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. His current novel, Sacred Vow is a metaphysical novel about a man who responds to the mysterious call of [his soulmate], opening the way to redefinition of both himself and his understanding of the world around him…Highly recommended. —Midwest Book Review.
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