The merging process took place years ago. In theory, I am now what Ted defines as the permanent avatar or higher self.
That's an interesting statement. So would you say what exactly changed during that merging process?
My perspective changed. It is not a merging per se. It is a recognition, a realization, and an acceptance that I am more than this VR body and that includes the FWAU. I am more than the FWAU. I have come to realize it through experience, research and the study of many models.
Here is your perspective as a VR avatar: That is because you are your FWAU right now and you will be until the merging process will occur some time after physical death. Up to that point you are able to explore available planes, which are opened to you by the LCS/your guides/your IUOC (who watch you all the time). When you're back to your original IUOC personality, then it's a whole new reality.
Here is mine: That is because I am a permanent avatar (higher self). I am able to use my FWAU to explore available planes, which are opened to me by the LCS/my guides/my IUOC (who watch me all the time). I have my IUOC's (mind) personality. I am playing a character in a VR PMR.
You see, the LCS et al is not interested in the VR avatar (the you you think you are). It is interested in the permanent avatar who is playing the VR avatar.