A Focusing Mirror Forms Human Reality

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The human experience can be imagined as a mirror that creates the reality of being an individuated human. Every human is looking in this mirror. Every human lives in relation to this mirror. You are the one self looking in the mirror of human reality which creates the experience of your individuated human self within an environment shared with others looking in the mirror.

To see this is to understand that the seed of humanity is an idea. All selves are the idea of themselves. Put simply, non-physical consciousness imagined the space-time human experience and then entered into it. We are living in a dream.

This is not a creation story that conflicts with physical evolution. The mirror not only gives the non-physical a physical form, it also expresses the human idea of self into linear time. The process of physical evolution is the mirror’s translation of the idea of humanity coming into being over time. Just as the idea of what being a human is formed from something simple into something more complex, so there is seen to be the physical evolution of humanity over time.

Focusing mirrors that create individuated selves are designed so that when you look in them, the fact that you are looking at a reflection is hidden from you. As there is no illusional line of separation between you and the mirror, you are therefore unified with it. As such, when you look at your reflection you do not recognize it as a reflection, instead you identify it as not only your self but as the totality of your reality.

This is a form of being mesmerized—like getting lost in a character in a book, movie, or game (where you detach from what is happening in your personal reality and get lost in the creative fantasy before you).

All that surrounds you is being generated by the collective consciousness of every life form on this planet. It is not however a collective democratic choice as there is only one will within it. As hard as it can be to conceive, what this means is that there is no compromise in our creation of this world. The reflection is perfect for each and every one of us—whether we choose to see it or not.

All realities that are based upon individuation are mirrors of self that focus the one self into a singular idea. This focusing leads to a forgetting of the wider state of consciousness from which the mirrors are created. In order to achieve this, the self looking in the mirror not only forgets the wider, unified experience of self, they even forget they are looking in a mirror at all.

When you look in a physical mirror you perceive the distance between yourself and the reflection. This sense of separation allows you to identify the reflection as separate from what you are. This separation is not experienced when you look into a mirror of self. As such the reflection is experienced as All That Is—as the totality of reality itself.

To come to see that you are the one self looking in the mirror of humanity is to see that not only is your individuated self a perceptual projection, but so too is the shared physical world. The reflection of your human self and what is perceived as “other” is one. Beyond the one self being you, you are the one self being all humanity.

The self is basis of reality. All realities containing individuated selves are focusing mirrors that are willingly entered into in order to experience the reality of the selves experienced within them.

Humanity is a creative fantasy of the one self. This was not a dream of a society. It was a dream of many individuals and the free interaction between them (that which produces society).

Due to the unconsciousness of the wider state of existence that focusing mirrors of self create, they can also be thought of as mirrors of forgetting or mirrors of unconsciousness.

You are and this world are a perfect reflection that is choosing to create meaning through the denial of that perfection.

To call this reality a focusing mirror is to call it a mirror of forgetting. This is because focusing is an act of pushing what is not being focused upon into unconsciousness.

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