Ted Vollers wrote:
... Here is a link to a discussion with a comment by Tom which is pertinent. Particularly beginning with the phrase, "What your uncle never told you". viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2668&p=9795&hilit=what+your+uncle+never+told+you#p9795
I believe that this might answer your question and put it into a better perspective for you.
Thank you Ted for the reference, that is an excellent thread.
For those of us too lazy or fearful to click on the link and access the reference, here is a snip of Tom's reply to Cole for your convenience: "What your uncle never told you about reality:
You have heard me say in these forums many times that guides are merely metaphors expressing a form of help the larger consciousness system provides to encourage and aid our evolution. Also that "Higher selves" or "Over-souls" are also merely metaphors for that non-PMR functionality of our consciousness - that we and our higher selves are one fully integrated thing, not separate things with separate functions. Add souls, IUOCs, Indra's Net, RWW, TBC, AUM, VRRE, OS, and everything else that we have functionally defined as a separate component of the larger reality to that list of "merely metaphors". None of it exists -- not as separate objects/beings/stuff/units. It's all virtual. Consciousness itself is the only fundamental reality - everything consciousness creates out of that vast informational field is virtual. Consciousness and free will are logically necessary for each other's existence -- evolution requires free will, consequently, that attribute is doled out wherever the engine of evolution requires it. Our VR is one such engine and we are (as the free will enabled stars of this game, of course) -- what makes that particular engine work. Like the Freon in a refrigerator or the exploding gasoline and pistons in an internal combustion engine, we go round and round, decreasing entropy on each pass as we go. Chug, chug, chug. Do your part."