MBT gives us this reason. That's one of the many things meaningful to me from Tom's Big TOE. We grow spiritually, reducing our entropy and becoming love, and therefore, since we are part of the one consciousness, the entropy of the whole is lowered as well. That makes much more sense to me than saying that the All cannot be responding to any internal or external pressures to create because it is already perfect and complete. (This is debated in the Kybalion on pages 50-51) It may, as a whole, be far above where we currently are, but every contribution is a worthy one.
I'm glad you found it interesting and worthwhile to read as well. It is certainly an interesting way of trying to describe reality. As mentioned in my OP, it is one set of metaphors to try and convey the *underlying essence/message*. Just as a "tree" is a metaphor for the Thing itself. Over the years I've become what you would call a "model agnostic", in that I view models of anything (including and especially reality) as models and not the thing of itself, while they can never 100% portray things as they are, a malleable and open one is helpful in communication. Hope that made sense. :)
Ted Vollers wrote:
JWG and Ramon,
The One Consciousness is a 'real' system and therefore not 'perfect'. Just as for calling a real system infinite, this is not possible, a real system cannot be perfect. You can define perfection and then you will find that a vastly large and real system has failures to meet your criteria, besides our being unable to conceive realistically of what that perfection would consist of. If a system is unchanging by way of perfection, then it is automatically unchanging by way of stagnation. Free will cannot exist within a stagnant system and Consciousness cannot exist within a system without free will. This is discussed more fully by Tom in My Big TOE.
I understand, and that is what I find refreshing about MBT. As Tom intended, it is much more clear using Western terminology and concepts to convey this theory of everything. It is a good model and system to communicate, test, evolve, and work with for modern day from my experience with it thus far; and the future, and with it all of it's continued gained information, will certainly evolve it as well.
Thank you both for your posts and input thus far. :)