Linda I agree with everything in your last post with a slight modification.
You can react to the data you get by using focused Intent to change your character if there is enough randomness in the probability.
Wouldn’t your ability to change within any particular point in time be dependent on the consciousness expressed through your avatar which would effect your ability to evaluate the data and make choices? I agree with your analogies of Down syndrome and ptsd. Certain limitations imposed may require another avatar completely. Then again, where is the point of perception of those limitations? Maybe those limitations are for your benefit, so you can make choices regarding your interaction with them.
We know there are people who are apparently normal with essentially no brain, it’s just that no one knew it. Where are the limitations? Where is that point of perception?
My point is the only limitations that exist are within us, they are self imposed so we can be here all playing the same game together to learn and grow, in other words un-limit ourselves collectively. It doesn’t mean the rules have always been the same or will continue to be the same. It just depends on what game we decide to play tomorrow. At least that is how I interpret the data.