Be careful what you intend (wish for)

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Q: How much uncertainty do you (Tom) face in your daily life for major events?

Tom: Probably a little less than you do. But if that is the case, it is because I glean more information from my interactions with my environment than most people do. I make no special effort to use the paranormal to optimize my PMR existence. I do use whatever data comes to me.

When I get in a plane, I take the same risks you do -- I don't check it out in the probable future data base. However, in general, I do try to pay attention whenever I receive a very specific nudge to duck.

Q: You said "Fixing things to be the way you want them is not as important as learning from them."

Tom: That is the key idea. As a general rule, the more capability one has to manipulate reality, the less one uses it. The game here is to deal with what happens -- to interfere with how that game naturally plays out is to interfere with one's opportunities to learn from the challenges and feedback that this VR offers. To make one's reality deterministic by manipulating it to be the way you want is to negate one of the major advantages of being here. Why would anyone want to do that?

Q: If I have an intent to grow up and become fearless, does accepting whatever negative consequences that could arise from this actually increase the chance of them happening? What if the best way for a person to grow up is to get into a car crash where they can't walk again? Will having the desire to grow up the most efficiently somehow weave that event together to satisfy the intention?

Tom: It might -- but only if it were the optimal path for you and all others who were affected by a reasonably wide margin. If that rattles your cage, try this one: what if the best way for somebody else (or several others) to grow up would be for you to become unable to walk? That might happen as well if the overall system’s entropy reduction was optimized by your taking that path. Such arrangements, if not circumstantial or random events, are generally made with the consent of all IUOCs involved (but not necessarily at the PMR level of awareness). This is just one of thousands of experience packets – your job this time may be primarily to set up someone elses learning opportunity – not at your expense -- but with all involved being part of a team, each playing their part to maximize the potential benefit of the whole. The best thing for you to do is not to wish or intend for specific future outcomes (goals) like “maximum growth” but rather focusing on actualizing your opportunity for growth in every moment of the present and letting the future take care of itself. Manipulating future reality with your intent is a risky game because you do not have the big picture. Just be the best you can be in the present and trust that the future will unfold however it does. Be confident that you will deal with whatever comes as best as you can.

Growing up, dropping beliefs, and attaining a greater awareness requires courage -- as does living gracefully with uncertainty. Courage is a natural result of fearlessness.

Tom C

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