CHAPTER 3-10 A Model of Reality and Time - Multiple Copies of You – Creating Your Reality

Author: Tom Campbell. Link to original: (English).
Tags: Campbell, всеобщая теория Submitted by pollynevergirl 12.04.2012. Public material.
Part of "My Big TOE" book by Tom Campbell. We're translating it with author's permission. In this chapter Tom Campbell tells his story of working with Robert Monroe.

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into Russian: Глава 3-10. Модель реальности и времени. Множественные копии вас. Создание своей реальности. 13% translated in draft.
Submitted for translation by pollynevergirl 12.04.2012


Previously, I defined everything significant that could have happened or that might yet happen. Let us now focus on a piece of our history thread that contains you, as a sentient being, in it. From any particular state that contains your existence, a multitude of dependent child states is generated, which in turn have children that have children through M generations. The phrase “everything that can happen does happen” implies that each of the possible representations of you – each virtual you – contained within each possible unactualized OS state vector represents the array of possible choices you could make at any particular DELTA-t.

You are the entity that made the free will choices you made. There are representations (models) of you that populate all the possibilities that you could have made but didn’t within the unactualized past. There are also models of you populating the unactualized possible future states. You, the evolving sentient unit of individuated consciousness, exist only in the present as you make free will choices that actualize one possibility over another and thereby modify the quality of your consciousness. The models of you we are referring to are simply an enumeration of all the possible choices you could have made, or could yet make, with an assessment of the probability that you would actualize each choice. Thus, the model of you is simply a probabilistic estimation of the significant choices you are likely to make under each of the unique circumstances defined within each state vector. This model of you is updated and improved with each set of choices that your conscious free will intent actualizes. Your model represents your quality – it is the result of you – the result of every thought, feeling, desire, intent, choice, and action you have ever made.

Although this simulated or virtual you makes all the same choices you are likely to make in a given situation, it is incapable of learning and changing its representation of you. It is not making free will choices. The replicated you that exists within every unactualized (past and future) state is merely a statistical representation of all the choices you could possibly make and the likelihood (probability) that you would make each one. Thus, TBC populates all alternate states with a probabilistic model of you that knows (from your quality and from your history) the likelihood of your making each possible choice (given your past choices and the current array of options). The virtual you is a reasonably accurate simulation or projection of the actual you. (Keep in mind that the actual you we are talking about is you as an individuated unit of consciousness, not you as a PMR body). Think of it as a duplicate of you, a representation of you, without the ability to choose by exercising the quality of a freely willed consciousness.

Each alternate or replicated you that inhabits every saved state vector (including the ones you have previously actualized) is actually a representation (predictive model) of your primary energy in NPMRN. Each virtual you represents the likelihood of you making the given significant choices according to the statistics and probability functions that currently model the quality of your consciousness. Though this model of you is an accurate high-fidelity model, it is only a model. It does not represent a sentient consciousness with free will. It is not expressing your intent and is not directly helping or hurting your effort to increase the quality of your consciousness.

The what-if scenarios (divergent reality branches) that you can access in the unactualized past data matrix, for example, are populated exclusively by these modeled individuals who will interact with you (the new inputs you create) according to their own modeled behavior. The adventures or experiences you may have in these or other parallel realities are as real as what you are experiencing now. They are run in what appears to you to be your real-time, are typically not saved, but can be regenerated anytime. Think of it as querying a multidimensional database with your intent where the result of the query is a movie that you both act in and watch.

It is possible (though unlikely) that your consciousness may be integrated with or inhabit more than one free will motivated choice-making entity at the same time. Whatever arrangement best optimizes your growth potential can generally be implemented; nevertheless this arrangement is not often put to use. Because of the strong coupling between lessons learned from previous physical experiences and probable success with the present physical experience, it is usually a better strategy to plan and execute these learning experiences serially instead of in parallel. Parallel space-time (physical) projections may be in the same PMR at the same time or be scattered among any of the PMRk. The more developed the consciousness, the more easily it can handle complex arrangements.

Your totality is the sum of all of your projected consciousness fragments that have ever exercised free will. Your primary consciousness energy, sometimes called the oversoul (where the results of your efforts are accumulated) remains always conscious in NPMRN. Think of the oversoul as your main personal data folder. In general, here is how it works: Individual subsets of your sentient (free will possessing) being or consciousness-energy are projected into various frames of reference (dimensions or realities) where their interaction with the challenges and opportunities that they find there produces a change in the quality of your overall consciousness.

The fragment of you (who you think you are) in this PMR may be no more real, special, significant, or successful than other free will expressing fragments of you that have been, are, or will be spread around in various realities (past, present, or future).

Your present (in this reality) personal identity or awareness (the fragment that is currently the brilliant, good-looking, and lovable being that you know you are deep down inside) may be the grandest of the bunch – or it could be the worst, or somewhere in between. Your personal identity is simply the fragment of consciousness (entity) that has made all the choices you have made in conjunction with all the people and objects with whom you have interacted. That statement is also true for all the other past, present, and future free willed projections or fragments of you. Though your oversoul is immortal (disregarding a few rare exceptions), your present personal identity will only persist as long as your oversoul finds it profitable to maintain it. The Fundamental Process urges the oversoul to maintain and progress only what is profitable.

Some people refer to their past fragments projected into the PMR reference frame as past lives. That is a good descriptive term, but carries a PMR-only connotation that is too small to fit the bigger picture of all the potential sentient fragments (physical within any of the PMRk and nonphysical within any of the NPMRn) that your oversoul might contain. On the other hand, many sentient entities prefer to specialize in one, or sometimes a few, similar local realities in order to optimize their learning efficiency by narrowing their focus. Thus, an individual might specialize in learning within the context of OS, for much the same reason that a physician might specialize in dermatology. Most entities initially specialize in a single reality system, eventually broadening their experience-base as they develop the quality of their consciousness.

It is possible, though somewhat unlikely, that you have more than one fragment (sentient being belonging to your oversoul) existing in the same PMR at the same time, but you do not need to worry about competition among the various fragments for energy. Such energy is abundant in a digital consciousness reality – from our view it appears to be infinite.

Think about it: The total energy consumed by hundreds of thousands of players in a large war game is nothing more than organization, rules of interaction, goals, memory, and digital processing power. Our concept of energy as fuel (a limited animator of action) is a reflection of our specific space-time rule-set and does not apply to the larger reality. In virtual digital realities, virtual energy fuels the virtual action. There is unlimited energy awaiting your command in NPMR.

Primal Energy in NPMR is like air on earth. The supply is finite, to be sure, but it’s there for all to breathe as needed -- there is no competition, every land based critter on earth consumes as much as he or she wants or can use. Digital consciousness energy is simply intent manipulating bits -- it does not depend on a limited outside source that imposes practical usage or conservation limits on us. In a practical sense, your access and use of nonphysical energy is limited only by your personal quality.

Your ability to apply energy to PMR from NPMR (induce paranormal events) by focusing your intent may be limited by your beliefs, ignorance, access privileges, and the psi uncertainty principle, but it is never limited by an unavailability of basic energy. Light workers (a term among New Agers for those who have learned to manipulate consciousness energy between NPMRN and PMR) never run out of light – an endless supply is always available. If you know how, you can affect a virtual reality from the outside by applying virtual energy (modifying expectation values by intent), but only in accordance with the rules (such as the psi uncertainty principle) of the next larger (parent) reality. To affect a virtual reality from the inside, you must work within the defining rule-set (like putting gas in your tank).

Each fragment projected (in serial or parallel existences) by your oversoul is given as much energy and support as it can profitably use to maximize its learning opportunities. Situations, conditions, and environments are often chosen or planned to provide the kind and type of opportunities that are needed most or that will most effectively improve the whole.

Do not misunderstand me and immediately jump to the conclusion that you are the CEO and chairman of the board of your oversoul. Think of yourself more as a member of a team. You may be on a specific mission to accomplish a specific task that has to do with your personal growth and perhaps the growth of others, or your mission may be non-specific, but more importantly you are adding to the growth of the whole of you while you are focused in this particular PMR experience.

The proper (most productive) perspective is that you are here to develop the quality of consciousness of the fragment you presently represent, not as an agent of your oversoul. The best thing you can do for the whole is to improve yourself by effectively utilizing the opportunities you have. It is that simple. An oversoul that successfully lowers its entropy contributes that benefit to the entire consciousness system.

Thinking that, in your case, a mistake must have been made and that your opportunities are more difficult, less fruitful, or contain less potential than they should, or that others have not done their part, or that you are not getting enough help, is a serious mistake. If you think that this might be the case, you don’t understand how things work. Trust me; you have everything you need to succeed and the free will to make success happen. You are not in a disadvantaged situation that has been imposed upon you from the outside. If you believe that you are in a disadvantaged situation, you are indeed in a disadvantaged situation, but one created by your beliefs, fears and ego – a situation that only you can change. The success that I am referring to is the success of improving the quality of your consciousness, not making lots of money in the stock market.

You have access to all the quality and understanding that belongs to the whole. If other fragments (in serial or parallel existences) of your fundamental energy make great leaps forward or backward, the quality of your personal fragment of awareness is immediately affected. Great leaps in either direction do occasionally happen, but do not worry too much about the downside. Typically, a fragment of your fundamental energy changes the quality of its consciousness by only very small steps and not by great leaps – that fact is a double-edged sword.

For the most part, personal growth, the evolution of your consciousness, is a slow and steady process that cannot be easily hurried or advanced by taking shortcuts. The various individual fragments (in serial or parallel existences) of your oversoul are all independent initiators of free will choices.

The individual specific experiences of the various fragments of awareness are kept more or less separate (filed in their own folder within the oversoul folder so to speak) and do not, for the most part, become shared experience. However, the spiritual growth resulting from those experiences is immediately available and shared. You can access (and sometimes interact with) the experiences of the various individual fragments of your oversoul after becoming sentient and in control of your energy within NPMRN. This remains true even if the fragments are not concurrent because all reality states are saved in TBC and remain potentially viable.

Keep in mind that your personal awareness fragment represents only a tiny portion of the free will choices and changes in material and energy that define a present PMR OS state at the end of some DELTA-t increment. Your local reality is a shared reality that represents a vector sum of all the free will choices of all the interacting players. How the virtual ball bounces and the virtual cookie crumbles is the result of a shared effort. All the sentient entities existing upon the earth (Team Earth) are in a collective dance of creative interaction. We get to live with what we create from the opportunities we have. Each individual is an important part of, and affects, the whole. There is no way to cheat others without cheating yourself. Team Earth succeeds or fails together.

Recall that probable futures were generated based on the calculated probable choices of the virtual you (a simulated you). Free will choices were subsequently made which caused one of those probable futures to be actualized. Keep in mind that the things that did not happen (were not actualized) became part of the set of state vectors that defines the un-actualized past possibilities. The data within TBC defines what could have been and what is, as well as the part you played in generating that difference.

The choices you made, as well as the possible choices you chose not to make, remain part of the living viable record within the memory (mind) of TBC. All information remains accessible indefinitely on the net within the thought-space or mind-space of NPMRN where TBC resides. The same is true for all fragments of you. All the information is there to be utilized to maximize the learning and growth of the quality of your consciousness. (Remember that most embarrassing moment of yours – the low point in your quality of being – it’s all there, every last minute detail, everything you said, did, and thought!. There are no secrets.) This school has one bodacious library!. You simply need to know how to apply (yourself) for a card.

The concept of everything that can happen does happen represents an impressive array of information. The tricky part, common to accessing any huge information source, is to find the particular data you want. Knowing what is available and how it is categorized is crucial to developing the skills to access selected data efficiently. Over the centuries, many people have figured out how to tap into a portion of the available database. In general, the smaller your reality, and the less you understand the Big Picture, the easier it is to misinterpret what you find.

CR - Let us peek into the OS file folder and see what data are in there. Thus far, we have discussed the computationally viable states of OS that lie on our collectively actualized history thread as well as the unactualized past states that represent all the possible significant choices you and everybody else could have made (but didn’t), and the unactualized future states that represent that set of collective choices that may yet be made. All this information is available for you to experience or to study. The data are not volatile, and the database remains always available. Everyone in OS, physical or nonphysical, participates in generating the OS database.

Others can access your data (every intention, feeling, or thought you have ever had), but there are rules, and only those who have learned how can do so with full awareness. It is not likely that this information will be used for anything other than to help you grow up. However, if you break a rule or get pulled in before a judge, every detail will be scanned to determine the truth of the matter. It is impossible to hide or bluff. Everything is there. Everything! Yes, even that!.

The unactualized past is not only recorded, but is alive and kicking in the form of an interactive digital simulation where every player is modeled by a set of expectation values relevant to the possible significant choices. The unactualized past, as well as the states on our history thread, continue indefinitely within the memory of TBC and maintain their interactive potential as unique simulations that are executed according to TBC’s statistical models.

The unactualized future states work much the same way except that some of the time (for some individuals under given circumstances), access to certain files is denied. Access is typically denied when the information sought would decrease the probability that an individual will improve the quality of his or her consciousness. Access limitations to the probable-future information are applied for the same reason that we protect small children from hazards (such as loaded guns, dangerous animals, or toxic household chemicals) they are ill equipped to handle.

Many, if not most, people do access some of the data that exist in these probable realities.

We call the results of these vaguely intentional queries our intuition. Some people are better than others at accessing the data that are available to their intuition. A developed intuition is a developed awareness of how to purposely access specific data residing in the probable reality and actualized historic databases. Some get good enough, by combining a natural temperament or attitude with practice and technique, to amaze their friends and sometimes even eke out a living.

Typically the lack of Big Picture understanding, as well as fear, beliefs, ego, and natural access limitations, leads to random and systematic errors. These errors and limitations erode confidence and credibility and prevent individuals from making a big splash among their skeptical reality-mates, though some of their little individual splashes can occasionally be impressive.

You can project your sentience into any of these states and simply look around. Or you can follow a sequence of connected states that produces an effect that is like following a movie frame by frame. Run the frames by fast enough and the action seems realistic – an experience – exactly like being there. Because all possible choices are available, you can theoretically make the story line run any way you want to, but it is much more useful to follow variations of your personal choices and let all the other virtual players make only their most probable moves given the new conditions.

By carefully using your focused intent, you can design and create almost any query-filter you can imagine, apply it to this database, and experience the results. The experienced end product is exactly like being there. Imagine a 3D holographic movie where you control the conditions or filter-sets that define the possibilities and probabilities of the action. Lack of specificity adds random or nominal components to the filter definitions intended. If you do not know enough to define and control the process precisely, the results appear to be jumbled and have a mind of their own. In any case, your experience of this data (filtered by your clear or jumbled intent) appears as if you are viewing, and participating in, a reality populated by fully sentient beings with free will. That it is a simulation – a calculation space populated only by probability models of actual beings with free will – would be transparent and thus unnoticeable.

Simulated or emulated digital consciousness does not seem artificial to an individuated digital consciousness with free will. The only difference between you and the emulation of you is that you have the free will necessary to modify the quality of your consciousness. The expectation value driven choices of each modeled player are generally an accurate and realistic representation of that player’s quality and intent.

Because of the way errors propagate through a system of unactualized states, the further out (in time) that you go beyond a particular event, the less accurate or meaningful are the results based upon that event. Most errors occur for the following two reasons: Individuals, because of their free will, sometime perform unexpectedly; and, sometimes there are two or more extremely significant (potentially divergent) choices that have nearly equal probabilities of being actualized.

Now that we better understand the attributes of probable reality state vectors and their interactive player probability models, I can be more precise about the process of generating probable realities. Because of natural errors, the value of M can only get so large before it no longer makes sense to propagate further generations.

M does not have to remain forever fixed – it is simply easier to initially explain and understand the process that way. Where the probability distributions of discrete events become low and flat (fuzzy results), no further generations (no more child states) are calculated. However, where the distributions remain clear and crisp (high, distinct, peaked, and with individually resolved events), generation after generation is computed until clarity and resolution is lost. As a result, there is a statistical reasonability criterion that determines the number of generations that are propagated forward for any given set of circumstances with M being a nominal value.

This short aside will help relax the intensity of the thought (or is that fog?) around your brain: With a little imagination, we could search out a sequence of contiguous states (thread) in the database of OS’s unactualized state vectors that might be especially interesting. One interesting pair of threads to compare might be those leading to the Allies winning and also losing WW II – with an alternate (but unactualized) reality movie created by quickly flipping through the state frames of the most likely consequences of different choices. Our history has recorded the terrible price that was paid; now we could also ascertain the value of the benefits gained or lost as a function of time.

Somewhere there is a virtual reality where Saddam Hussein and his army were pursued and destroyed completely during Desert Storm (the US vs. Iraq, Gulf War of 1991). Do you wonder what difference, if any, that might have made? What if John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus had not been killed – where would that leave us now? What if the quarterback hadn’t fumbled and you hadn’t forgotten your ex-wife’s birthday five years in a row? What difference does any particular event make in the long run? I am sure that you can think up many interesting questions relevant to your life.

Your sense of the possibilities is your only limit as to what might be discovered by following a virtual thread along in OS’s non-actualized database (past or future) within TBC. You could go there yourself and learn how various historical or personal what-if scenarios would have (most likely) turned out – a great source for writing fiction. In fact, much of our imaginative creativity and inspiration has its source in an intuitive connection to the OS database within TBC. More importantly, it provides a great resource for understanding the impact and importance of your personal choices. As such, it provides an excellent tool for helping you design future experience packets, as well as learn from, and maximize the growth potential of your experience.

A word of caution to those who know how to at least partially open the door of their mind: Do not spend too much energy or time in nonphysical realities or you may neglect or waste the precious time you have in the one reality that is most important to your personal growth – physical reality. Much is perhaps interesting, but only a small subset is pertinent to your personal spiritual growth and therefore important. Do not invest too much time in what is not important.

Back to work. A projection of a fragment of your sentient consciousness into a space-time reality could get spiritually dead-ended in a situation where you believe that you do not have significant choices left – you feel that you cannot produce uniquely useful or significant choices during future increments of DELTA-t. Under those circumstances, your inability to find a way out of the perceived dead end will typically cause you to find a way (perhaps a fatal disease or accident) to check out of, or shed, that particular reality. Though most humans do not check out because of being dead-ended, a significant minority do. There are usually many ways out of an imagined dead end, many good choices (other than termination of the experience packet) are typically available, but they remain invisible to a self-referential consciousness limited by belief, fear, and ego.

It should now be clear that because of the choices you make and the objects and beings you interact with, you have considerable influence over the reality in which you develop and evolve your being or consciousness. Interacting significantly with virtual players (mathematical models of yourself and other related beings, objects, and energy) within parallel realities is roughly analogous to playing against the computer in an educational computer game or performing parametric analysis within a simulation. These tools are there for your use, but do not become enamored of them, get unproductively lost in them, or become overly dependent upon them.

Abuse is not widespread because for the most part if you are wise enough to use the available tool sets coherently and powerfully, you are wise enough to use them wisely. The abuse that does occur is usually at low power or of a singular (as opposed to widespread) nature. The entire structure of NPMRN, including the space-time part, is designed to provide you with the experience and opportunity you need to optimize your learning. The experiences, situations, and opportunities that confront you in PMR are for the most part the ones your evolving individuated consciousness needs in order to learn what is critical to its continued growth.

The path that you are on is your path of maximum opportunity as designed by you with the help, advice, and cooperation of others. You are involved with your lessons, opportunities, and choices as they define your spiritual evolution and growth within the reality that you and your co-conspirators (others who are significant to your existence or being) are producing.

What can you or others do that is significant enough to effect a change in the quality of your consciousness? Significant, within this context, means potentially capable of path-altering and life-changing effects. If the overall results of your potentially significant choice don’t actually make a significant difference to you or anyone else (who might be affected by your choice), then that choice contains little power to effect a change in the quality of your consciousness.

When some guy, for example, makes an important choice, perhaps to marry and have children with that lovely woman he has been dating for the past five years, popping the question produces choices for her, her family, her roommate, her landlord, his mother, his other girlfriends, and so on. All affected are in an interactive dance that alters everyone’s personal reality as each make their choices. If the same man makes a choice to scratch his head with his right hand instead of his left hand, as is his habit, nothing significant is either affected or effected – no opportunities for growth are likely produced – it is an insignificant act that does not have to be tracked.

Keep in mind that significance in the Big Picture is about changing the quality (entropy) of your consciousness while significance in the little picture is most often related to satisfying the needs, wants, desires, and expectations of your ego. Trivial choices with a low probability of Big Picture significance can be safely ignored. Calculations of the probability of significance do not have to be perfect – if they are consistent and reasonable, a working virtual reality can be functionally defined.

Given the interactive complexity and purpose of PMR, consistency and the continual availability of a rich array of significant choices are much more important than accuracy in every minute detail. By ignoring choices that are expected to be trivial, the requirement for computational resources to compute the likely consequences of virtual reality interactions is greatly reduced. Likewise, the computations of consequences do not have to be perfect. Absolute precision of each event and its interactions and eventual outcome (as required by determinism) is incompatible with a finite, statistics based digital virtual reality.

Extreme precision in defining and progressing each event is not important to the purpose of PMR. As long as the psi uncertainty principle constrains the mechanics of reality to present the appearance of an interactive objective causal reality to the individuated units of consciousness evolving within PMR, the functionality, value, and purpose of PMR is adequately maintained. Physicists working from a deterministic model of reality have been tripping over this conceptual error ever since Isaac Newton uncovered a few significant pieces of PMR’s space-time rule-set. Their insistence that all phenomena be forced into a deterministic causal model has blinded them to the true nature of the reality they are trying to understand.

Even statistics based quantum mechanics is coerced to exist within a deterministic straight jacket; the statistical description at the root is seen as only a nebulous intermediate step before the final states collapse to some measurable physical reality. The joke is: The statistical description represents the actual reality while the resultant final physical state represents only a virtual shadow of the more fundamental statistical reality. Getting it wrong is normal enough, but believing it to be the exact opposite of how it actually is adds a touch of humor to the sanctimonious recitation of scientific dogma by the high priests of science. Belief traps and narrow paradigms don’t make you stupid; they simply limit your capacity and ability to understand.

The “everything significant that can happen does happen” process would seem to be an excellent experimental design for a spiritual NPMRN. It involves everyone in OS. PMR entities are engaged in a physical experience that constitutes a self-designed consciousness quality increasing, entropy reducing, training class called life that takes place within a learning lab called PMR. In the class of life, within the earth frame of reference, what you do (the choices you make) and the shared reality you live in accurately and inexorably reflects the quality of your being. Additionally, it offers you the specific opportunities (potential choices) you need to enhance the growth of your individuated consciousness.

The meaning, purpose, and direction of all individual and collective consciousness (life) within NPMRN (of which our PMR is a subset) is focused and animated by the evolutionary requirements of the consciousness cycle and motivated by the purpose of the larger consciousness ecosystem. The fundamental driving imperative is: Evolve! Grow! Become more! Seek out profitability!. Reduce the entropy of your consciousness, become animated and motivated by love. To accomplish this evolution revolution, at every level of existence, the Fundamental Process promotes profitability while eliminating failure. If a being is highly sentient, successful evolution requires that this being use its energy to decrease the entropy of its individuated consciousness. By doing so, it decreases the entropy of the entire AUM consciousness system as it decreases the entropy of its own oversoul.

Do you now have some faint notion of the immensity of this reality, and how minute, by comparison, OS and our history are? Given that OS and its history represent a miniscule subset of the possible content that is interacting or stored within the Big Fractal Picture, how much more minute, by comparison, is our physical universe, our solar system, earth, humanity, and you?. Small, yes! But, we are still significant. Very significant indeed!. Notice how small a virus or a bacterium seems to us and how viruses and bacteria are not only significant, but also vital to our physical existence. Imagine how small a hydrogen atom must seem to a virus – are hydrogen atoms significant and critical to our continued existence? Imagine how small a neutrino must seem to an atom – are neutrinos significant? Yes! All are very significant!. You have now seen how the Big Picture of your immediate (local) reality works – this is not necessarily the mechanics of the biggest picture, but it is extremely big relative to our typical PMR view all the same. Is your view of our immediate larger reality like the atom’s view of a human? Maybe.

If your sense of personal importance or significance is shattered by the sheer size of the bigger picture, you should concentrate on playing your part (your important part) to the best of your ability. You should focus on maximizing every opportunity to grow the quality of your being – the success of which is reflected by the choices you make. Be your best and don’t worry too much about the small stuff, or the big stuff. Just be. That’s what the neutrinos, atoms and viruses do – and hey, who ever heard of an unhappy neutrino, a neurotic atom, or a depressed virus?