Critics, opponents, charlatan exposing agents, whatever you consider yourselves......
I normally don't conduct posts in this fashion but I just wanted to say this....
There seem to be these periodic attacks against Tom, his alleged church of the big toe, his smoke screens, his background and credentials, his theories, his book company? huh? what??, his sneaky minimally disclosed work at the DoD, missile defense and Nasa or then his lack of proof of that work?, his work with Monroe, his experience or qualifications as a consciousness researcher, his lack of in depth specific personal explanations of his NPMR experiences in writing ala other type authors, his noted accomplices spreading his agenda such as Ted Vollers who on his own time in good faith for no compensation explains in length answers to help honest seekers. ETC ETC ETC.
People rant and want proof of the NPMR existence without doing the work necessary? This is Tom's fault?
People complain that his approach somehow is an acceptance of the bad ills of the world and somehow immoral.
People want documented paperwork stating his alphabet soup and previous published works otherwise it doesn't count.
People claim his lack of details is a negative. Lack of details?
People appear in these forums with hidden irrational incoherent agendas eventually become exposed and then have other members post out of nowhere to defend them somehow. hmmm
People rant on about how they think this is all BS yet they have not even read the work for themselves. It's free online! what is to stop you?
The list can go on but lets cut to the chase....
Tom has never asked anyone to believe anything that he says. Just stay open minded and skeptical, believe only what you experience as your own truth, take whatever else is of value and move on from there. Yet, these rants usually begin on here severely lacking this open minded skeptical nature to begin with. We are all here(PMR) to learn from each other. The individuals in this forum are for the most part extremely friendly, loving, open, honest and giving of their time to each other, especially to new people asking sincere questions. Everyone is taken at face value, no preconceived notions and sometimes it allows these individuals wide play before they are exposed. No one is ever censored.
Why are you here? Who are you and what are you trying to accomplish? What is your agenda?
Now those who will respond with ....... I have no agenda, I just want proof, I feel he is a fake, blah blah blah whatever it is.
Your feelings, your arguments, your - self being here has nothing to do with Tom. You brought yourself here, it has to do with you, your ego, your fears, your issues or your agenda.
When someone is driving a car and cuts you off the road for no reason and sticks his middle finger at you what is your usual response? What he did has nothing to do with you, so why take it so personal?
However, the next step is how you react and that has everything to do with you. Tom's books are here, his views are here, you came here! He didn't cut you off! what happens next has to do with what is inside of you and how you will interact. Are you a caveman that will chase down that driver and drive him off the road, what else is the agenda that brings you here then, well?
If you are on a sincere path look inside yourself see what he has to offer, read the material, state your arguments in an intellectual and respectful manner, discuss it and move on. Everyone in here is eager to engage in intelligent respectful dialogue. Everyone wins when that happens.
On a personal note, I am turned off to frauds, my intuition grabs it. I have even walked away from people/true teachers probably to my detriment who had wisdom, knowledge and ability but feeling some ego coming through just ruins the credibility for me and it might have slowed my own development by leaving. However, I have had countless correspondence with Tom, read countless posts of his, listened to countless interviews and have met Tom in person and had the fortune of being able to speak with him one on one with little interruption. This is not to say that he is perfect, maybe his wife can find a flaw but through all this exposure and material there hasn't been one instance coming from Tom that questions the integrity of his mission, his ego-less selfless actions, demeanor, expressions or words. I can't find any holes, none. He walks the walk and talks the talk and has given me great insights on my path that helped me put together for myself my own Toe in progress that includes a diverse mix of teachings. Prove me wrong or move on.
There is no agenda in here but the truth.
Each individual can only discover it for themselves, both objectively and subjectively, within oneself.