Tom doesn't come to the forum anymore. So any questions directed only to him will have to be through the Fireside Chat. Here is the link for those questions:
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However, what you are asking would take more explanation that Tom usually gives in such a format. So, my first question for you would be how familiar are you with the MBT theory? Because any good explanation would require some understanding of MBT. The basic concept you are missing is entropy. You are not left with the memory or emotions of your last life after you die. You are left with your quality of consciousness, (QoC.) And that QoC is who you are at the being level. Your memories of any past life can be accessed from the Actualized Past Database. And past lives are often reviewed between lives to illuminate where you are, and what goals to reach for in your next experience packet.
Here are two good posts from our previous Administrator, Ted Vollers
. If this doesn't make any sense to you then please ask more questions.
The term entropy arose in engineering/physics and can simply be thought of as energy that is not available in a 'system'. So if your system were a boiler to produce steam and a steam engine to do work, entropy would be a measure of the steam exhausted after the steam drove the piston down to where the exhaust valve could open and the used steam be blown out. So you have the idea of wasted energy.
Then information systems were invented and the definition of entropy changed and I won't go into this as it is not as simple to understand idea. Since we are concerned about IUOCs here and the Union of all IUOCs as being AUM, the simple terms I think of entropy in is the digital code of our IUOCs which simply does not work, produces nothing useful, or even errors as bad results or alternately that simply does not get executed as it is blocked off from the other code within the IUOC. Basically this would arise because of how IUOCs are now described as being put together of segments of code selected from the IUOCs selected to be the collective 'parents' of a newly created IUOC so these are the gaps and miss connections of the blocks of new code which must be smoothed out as our new IUOC begins to incarnate. New IUOCs no longer start from 'scratch' with just random code thrown together but with a form of digital genetics you might say.
But alternately or perhaps I should say simultaneously, since our Quality Of Consciousness or QOC is an important concept about our IUOCs, somehow coded into a section of the code of our IUOC, another aspect of entropy in our IUOCs would be bad code as in creating 'bad behavior' in the section of code which holds and defines our QOC.
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Regarding entropy, keep in mind that it applies at your base level of being which is a digital (in effect) IUOC. It is very like a program within a computer of very vast scope and complexity. The scope and complexity of our brains are clues to this scope and complexity of our IUOCs which are our true selves. They are our decisions makers, based upon their subjectively interpreting the data stream which represents our PMR experience. It, our IUOC, is not programmed by a programmer but develops by natural processes. The question of entropy amounts to disorder within that program such that it does not function perfectly. As stated, it was not programmed but rather develops naturally and as such can have defects. I suspect that it has within its functioning something much like the neural networks that PMR neurological science describes within our brains but we cannot know that as we have no access to the actual coding within our IUOCs. Neural networks have the property that they are trained rather than programmed. They are applied to a particular purpose and they are automatically adjusted by feedback which results from how well their programming produces the desired output. This is exactly the process that Tom describes where our base level being is adjusted by our interactions and paying attention to the feedback from that interaction. This reduces our entropy at our base being level. That is, it adjusts by training our 'circuitry' so that the results produced by its decisions are more suitable and desirable and the result is improved interaction with other IUOCs.
Having a better understanding of this functioning, as Tom says, makes us better able to interpret the feedback resulting from our interactions.
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