Session 5 - A Field of Thought
To what extent do we have free choice? I wouldn't say we really have free choice, at least not as much as we may think we do. There is very little free choice, and in the end, even the little that we do have we take it all from the environment. It's a question of "trend or friends" who seemingly happen to be around me, instilling all kinds of values in me, which are less or more important. I, for instance, lived by the river, so I loved jumping in and swimming there for hours, and so this love for the water continues to this day.
We also need to understand that "recollections" from experiences we've had in our previous lives, appear in us. Those recollections are pieces of information from previous lives that we call "incarnations," and it is through them that we develop. I don't merely mean that each time I'm born as a baby in a more modern society that I develop through it, but that within me, within the human being, new tendencies appear in each and every generation, which we call "recollections," through which we develop.
We feel it especially vividly today, in our children, who are grasping new technologies much better and faster than we are. It's as if they were born with the features, scrutinies, and qualities that prepare them to properly perceive the world and get along in modern life. They get along with cellphones, computers, and the rest of the new technologies extremely well, while we are not adapting to these new technologies as well as they are. If I need to learn something about some new technology, I rely on my kids to teach me more than on myself because they already have an approach to these things. It's as if they were born prepared to look at everything by its nature. They approach all the innovations and understand them as if they were indigo children, as though they landed from outer space into our world in a spacecraft.
We can deduce from our children's preparation for the modern world that there must be "recollections" in us, information genes that evolve and continue from generation to generation.
Where do these genes come from? We call them "incarnations," but in truth, we're not talking about any kind of mysticism here. What is operating is the fact that we're all connected, and we are all now discovering this, since there is an electromagnetic field, a gravitational force that's acting everywhere. There is a general field of thought, a desire that connects us all above time and distance, and we are all in that field. This is how we convey to one another the information we acquire from generation to generation. It is no wonder that our bodies, which are in this field, absorb the information, which is why we see that the new generation is specially prepared for life in the new state of human development—the new era.
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People have been constantly developing, over all their incarnations and up to the current one.
- Above time and distance there is a collective field of thought, it is where we all are, and it is the source from which we acquire new information.
- The miniscule amount of free choice a person has, is influenced by the environment as well.
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influences and impulses that produced that behavior."