But where does Tom get all the specific information for his model? Is it something that the Big Cheese literally tells him or is it something that Tom thinks up on his own? Sometimes I wonder why Tom has this ability to interact in different worlds at such a high degree compared to everyone else.
So is Tom also very frustrated? He rarely seems to give personal details on things like political views and his own experiences of travelling in NPMR. I think a lot of people would be interested to know more about what exactly it is like to be in NPMR, communicating with different spirits etc.
You could read Bob Monroe or Bruce Moen for detailed accounts, but perhaps Tom does not go into details for good reason so that you would not experience NPMR through the perception/belief system of others, as your expectations would likely pollute your experience.
Tom rarely goes into detail as far as how your are to live your life, except for four distinct areas:
- expand your intent focus from self/ego/fear toward other/community/love, but this is more like where you pay attention to your intent->feedback loop, and doing what comes naturally, rather than pretending to be something you are not or because Tom says so.
- meditate in some form
- specific dietary recommendations based on his unique research regarding clarity as well as comments on the ethics of meat eating which is directly connected to killing
- taking responsibility for your life and not blaming others for your conditions or attitude
each person will interpret Tom's words according to their own lens, their own experience base, their own self interest, their own quality of consciousness - his words can be used to justify a liberal or a conservative view of the world. Some will use his words or thought fragments to launch proverbial philosophical "holy wars". Food fights will break out like a Monty Python scenario with people beating each other over the head with the Trilogy. ; - )
I see a compassionate/pragmatic Republican in his words and lifestyle, Ted and others see a Democrat, but more importantly, Tom has to keep his eye on the ball, which is to inspire people to entrain to their intent->feedback loop, ... turning half the population off by taking sides in that debate would not be profitable.
I think you have to put Tom's words in the context of what has come before in what we could call evidentiary mysticism...mediumship, police psychics, past life remembrance, esp, remote viewing, NDE, OBE, Monroe and his other offshoots such as Moen, ghost hunters...and ponder the question...is all this just made up or wishful thinking? The proverbial...are these people nuts or what
Then you add to the mix the current themes of physics and its outer edges, what the priests of the left hemisphere are telling us...and this is no less strange - this is clearly not your father's world which ends with a sharp car and a white picket fence in the suburbs.
So you take physics and evidentiary mysticism, put them together, and sort of binaural beat emerges, fits, which is Tom's Theory of Everything, not only the physics of the small, and the Newtonian physics of the large, but as well, the theory explains evidentiary mysticism, as well as the core love teaching of all the persistent religions (notwithstanding the persistence of humans in dragging valid teachings into the mud of ego).
Reading about this is good clean egoic fun, and you could kill another couple of years reading Monroe and Moen and arguing about TOEism here on this forum...or you could actually do what Tom suggests, which is to start living your life with greater efficiency.
This begins with being kinder to your sensor platform with your diet, being kinder to your pragmatic self by stopping blaming others for your problems, and being kinder to your higher self through being less self centered, perhaps like what the Buddhists call Hinayana, the lesser vehicle - focus on care for the self, in all its complexity, as a starting point.
The Buddhist mahayana "greater vehicle" is to renounce care for the self, and vow to seek the enlightenment of everyone else, before yourself, which is 99% loving action, and perhaps 1% teaching, when asked.
Tantra appends beyond this to the Dance of Life, spiritual off roading where there are no rules.
The point is to start the process, start shifting your diet gently, without guilt, start spending at least one minute alone with your IUOC per day, as a starting point, start paying attention to your interactions with others, start viewing apparently negative FWAUs in your life as necessary challenges for you to work through or around with empathy.
Your Intent is in a war of sorts with your ego, which conspires to keep you from doing these things, but the ego is like the shell around the chick, and by design, it must eventually submit to the inevitable, perhaps, now, perhaps when you are 85 and have an hour of breath left.
So part of TOEism is to proverbially kill Buddha if we meet him on the road, because Buddha and Tom are barriers to beginning your work, once you have been briefed on your mission.
If you choose to accept this mission....; - ) image of tape fizzling out (Mission Possible)