Are people in your life figments of your imagination?

Do you experience a surreal feeling that you are dreaming the people in your life…that they are reflections of yourself?

I perceive everyone as being myself.

That’s an awkward sentence, but I want to avoid saying things like “part of me” or things of that nature. Even saying I perceive others as an extension of myself is not quite accurate, because, though that is true, I simultaneously see myself as an extension of the other person. We are co-extensions!

This is not a mental construct, or a tired trope of seeing the divinity in all beings. That’s very pretty, but my experience is much less romantic, and more factual and gritty. I don’t try to see things this way, I can’t help but see them thus.

How does this work in real life?

Well, my room mate is really annoying. Impossibly annoying.  Even so, I feel like I’m talking to a very annoying co-extension. Not a reflection of the part of myself that is annoying, or anything like that (projection, as people working in the “persona fragment” layer are talking about).

People who have not had this experience of co-extended being sometimes think they understand this by applying what they do know a bit about: the fragments of their persona. Personas are made up of all kinds of fragments, some are mature and wise, some are kind and thoughtful, while others are highly critical, petty, insecure, competitive…or that perennial fragment people like to call the “inner child”. All these fragments. They imagine co-extended being is a bit like that, but of course, it’s not.

This may be a little beyond the scope of this particular conversation, but it’s like all time is happening now, and I’m sharing insight and providing encouragement and mentorship and clarity to myself (you, now) of a previous time, and thus changing, quickening, the Entirety of Experience.

Co-extended being (not sure if that’s even a thing, but if not, I’m coining it!) is also bound into the time paradox. I’m just going to leave it at that because it’s really hairy stuff.

Observe. If you analyse a lot, I understand this well because it is very much the way I am built also.

Some people need to be more analytical, but for those of us who lean toward being overly analytical, I would say, learn to observe without the analysis.

I know, ridiculous, right? No, don’t put yourself on the waiting list for a lobotomy just yet. Do catch yourself when you are in an experience and start to analyse it. Pull back and observe instead. Feel the difference…how does it feel in your body when you are analyzing vs observing?

There is a time to analyse, so don’t worry, it’s not some horrible cold turkey rehab.

You are self-absorbed, self-centered, and all that. So what?

Should you be? Should you not be? Just observe. It does not matter “who” is guiding this process. Even the idea that it is you…do you truly know who “you” are? Is it something outside you? Are you and that other force or intelligence different in a meaningful way?

You don’t need to see it from my paradigm now. You will when you are ready. For now, just observe without judgement. Is it okay with you to observe, “It feels like I’m making up the people and circumstances in my daily life for some purpose of expansion or growth.” You don’t have to believe it or stake your name on it or carve it into stone. Just observe it without judging or overthinking it.

Being vigilant, knowing the Synthetic Self is always trying to keep its primacy as the center of your experience is fine, but at some point it can become its own hurdle.

“Am I just being self-absorbed?” In a sense, it is another sly trick the persona self has to keep your attention trained on it. Weird, isn’t it? No matter what, the Synthetic Self always keeps its primacy, maintains itself as the center of your attention, of your world. If you only have eyes for the Synth Self…how can you truly see anything else?

In other words, these are unproductive questions. They are details which the analyzing mind loves, but can never really know by taking stuff apart.

Imagine yourself in the future, at the very, very End. Imagine that being sending back these waves of serendipity, playing with you, coaxing you, showing you how to loosen up so you can start to unravel that tight, tight cord that’s wrapped around you. It’s play, and it feels surreal. Perhaps it is more real than your workaday reality after all.

If you and I are co-extensions, then are you generating me to give you a stepping stone toward expanded consciousness, or am I generating you to serve my own expansion? Which one of us is being self-absorbed? Are you objectifying me or am I objectifying you?

Have you ever had a dream where you are more than one person in the dream at the same time? I have had those dreams all my life. In my dream I am on a beach with a ten year old boy and his dog. I am simultaneously having the dream from the perspective of myself and the dog, for instance. Not going back and forth between myself and the dog, but all at once. If you have dreams like that, you can better understand co-extended being.

You’re not going to figure it out, but you will stumble into it or even fall headlong into it.

It’s right there, all the time. You can’t miss it and there is never a moment when you are more than an inch away from it. So something (you, expanded you, you in the future, buddha you…take your pick) is inviting you to play, to observe, to shed layers, to let the weird in without having to nail it down. I can’t wait for the day when I get that email from you…it will just be, “OH MY GOD!!!”

I will laugh so hard.

Even people who have peak spiritual experiences can quickly retreat back into their heads.

When you finally drop out of an unreal relationship with spirituality and into a moment by moment intimacy with life, there is a profound shift.

This doesn’t look like fireworks and isn’t a fat slice of samadhi pie. It’s magical, no doubt, but in a very grounded and normal way. You have a visceral, in the moment relationship with Time, with Karma—with all the stuff that used to exist only as Lego pieces in your head.

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It’s totally normal for you to try to accredit the awakened status of various people who claim to be enlightened.

From my perspective, this is just a quirky thing that Sleepwalkers do.

It’s like a Tinder thing….yes, no, left, right, swipe, swipe, swipe. And in the end, what? Will you collect a database of authentic awakened people? To what end?

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I received this feedback from a student in the Mas I received this feedback from a student in the Mastery course...in response to the lesson called "Shifting Reality Streams"⠀
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"Ah, I had a big struggle with that, getting down on myself and it really feeling like a big giant battle against myself. ⠀
Something has shifted , .....there is less magnetism, less stickiness ....it feels different! ⠀
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It feels more grounded and stable and is open to really looking at all this openly and without battle and without judgement, just curious that it is happening. ⠀
If there is an entity feeding off of me, that I am a food source for something, well, the lion isn't evil because he eats the zebra, but the zebra certainly doesn't lay down and say "eat me".⠀
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Have gotten a much better handle on recognizing default mode and daydreaming. Had a great moment of realizing what are my thoughts vs implanted ones. Have also really come to see how boring! the default mode is, always thinking about the same things, saying the same thing in different ways, over and over again....I can come up with much more interesting stuff."

I received this feedback from a student in the Mastery course...in response to the lesson called "Shifting Reality Streams"⠀

"Ah, I had a big struggle with that, getting down on myself and it really feeling like a big giant battle against myself. ⠀
Something has shifted , .....there is less magnetism, less stickiness ....it feels different! ⠀

It feels more grounded and stable and is open to really looking at all this openly and without battle and without judgement, just curious that it is happening. ⠀
If there is an entity feeding off of me, that I am a food source for something, well, the lion isn't evil because he eats the zebra, but the zebra certainly doesn't lay down and say "eat me".⠀

Have gotten a much better handle on recognizing default mode and daydreaming. Had a great moment of realizing what are my thoughts vs implanted ones. Have also really come to see how boring! the default mode is, always thinking about the same things, saying the same thing in different ways, over and over again....I can come up with much more interesting stuff."
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Mastering your focus is critical. Slackers will ei Mastering your focus is critical. Slackers will either crash and burn or be stranded.⠀
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Your upgrade gives you power and speed. One degree can change your trajectory by a million miles.⠀
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If you feel a tiny grain in the flow, remove it and keep flowing. Take action when your attention is impeccable, not when it is fixated. Action that arises out of impeccable awareness does not create misbegotten children.

Mastering your focus is critical. Slackers will either crash and burn or be stranded.⠀

Your upgrade gives you power and speed. One degree can change your trajectory by a million miles.⠀

If you feel a tiny grain in the flow, remove it and keep flowing. Take action when your attention is impeccable, not when it is fixated. Action that arises out of impeccable awareness does not create misbegotten children.
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One of the fundamentals we cover in Peerless...lea One of the fundamentals we cover in Peerless...learning to distinguish which thoughts and feelings are yours. What's yours. What's not yours. What you find can be quite surprising. People who are really emotional are often not experiencing their own emotions at all, just picking up and embodying ambient emotions. It's surprising how much of what runs through your mind and emotional system doesn't belong to you, doesn't even have anything to do with you. It's taxing, confusing and unnecessary. This video has audio, so be sure to tap on sound.

One of the fundamentals we cover in Peerless...learning to distinguish which thoughts and feelings are yours. What's yours. What's not yours. What you find can be quite surprising. People who are really emotional are often not experiencing their own emotions at all, just picking up and embodying ambient emotions. It's surprising how much of what runs through your mind and emotional system doesn't belong to you, doesn't even have anything to do with you. It's taxing, confusing and unnecessary. This video has audio, so be sure to tap on sound. ...

Synthetic Self: "I'll do this practice and go deep Synthetic Self: "I'll do this practice and go deep within to find my higher self, my essential nature."⠀
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The Synth, or your persona, has only mechanical things inside. Programs, apps, data storage, etc. ⠀
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I see you, and you are massive, immeasurable. Your Synth is like a tiny hologram inside of you, a useful tool. So it's interesting that you rummage about inside the Synth, seeking what is not inside the Synth. Seeking. Being a seeker. Becoming a Seeker. You'll find plenty to look at, lots to discover and tinker with. I rather enjoy tinkering inside my Synth. Only, it's not what you were looking for. ⠀
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I stand in a room with other people, and I'm massive. I take up the whole room, and more. My consciousness is immeasurable, rolling in and out like the tides. People don't see this. They don't even look for it. The brain is set to match a pattern, and the pattern they are trying to match is the Synth. They are looking for the hologram. ⠀
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We are massive, undulating and moving like ocean size bodies of water. We also have a Synth tool, a tiny hologram. We are the same, only your location differs. Your default location, where you focus your awareness and "reside"...the place you call Home and Self, is the Synth.⠀
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Your pattern recognition is set to Synth - to recognize yours and those of others. The world to you is populated by Synths, and the other...the Spirit or consciousness or whatever...this is an exotic thing. A mysterious thing. Because you can't see it directly, even though it is the most mundane, the most common...it's everywhere. You don't recognize it easily. So it seems elusive, "spiritual".

Synthetic Self: "I'll do this practice and go deep within to find my higher self, my essential nature."⠀

The Synth, or your persona, has only mechanical things inside. Programs, apps, data storage, etc. ⠀

I see you, and you are massive, immeasurable. Your Synth is like a tiny hologram inside of you, a useful tool. So it's interesting that you rummage about inside the Synth, seeking what is not inside the Synth. Seeking. Being a seeker. Becoming a Seeker. You'll find plenty to look at, lots to discover and tinker with. I rather enjoy tinkering inside my Synth. Only, it's not what you were looking for. ⠀

I stand in a room with other people, and I'm massive. I take up the whole room, and more. My consciousness is immeasurable, rolling in and out like the tides. People don't see this. They don't even look for it. The brain is set to match a pattern, and the pattern they are trying to match is the Synth. They are looking for the hologram. ⠀

We are massive, undulating and moving like ocean size bodies of water. We also have a Synth tool, a tiny hologram. We are the same, only your location differs. Your default location, where you focus your awareness and "reside"...the place you call Home and Self, is the Synth.⠀

Your pattern recognition is set to Synth - to recognize yours and those of others. The world to you is populated by Synths, and the other...the Spirit or consciousness or whatever...this is an exotic thing. A mysterious thing. Because you can't see it directly, even though it is the most mundane, the most common...it's everywhere. You don't recognize it easily. So it seems elusive, "spiritual".
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You're spinning in circles. The mind wants to fret You're spinning in circles. The mind wants to fret about something. It wants to rehash, replay -- either a scene or a feeling track. There's nothing wrong with that, except when it's not something you control, initiate and end. This whirring just happens. Some people leave this thing running, in the background, all the time. ⠀
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Why? Because you don't know better, mostly. You're used to it, and accept that's just the way it is...unless you become enlightened or achieve some kind of remarkable yogi status. ⠀
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But it's not like that at all. Your mind is a tool. Use it when you need to, then put it down. That's not Yogi Stuff. It's just basic human stuff. ⠀
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This background spinning leads to anxiety, friction. If your mind wants to fret, it's okay, let it. But put some boundaries on that. Like...ten minutes, starting now. Go on, fret. Worry. Replay. When ten minutes is up, stop. ⠀
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Feel better? I mean, from the 10 minutes of whatever that was...worrying. Replaying a feeling track. Rehashing something that happened this morning, when so and so said such and such. ⠀
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Did anything change? Did you resolve something in this ten minutes? Did you find a solution? ⠀
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Next time your mind wants to fret, instead of giving it ten minutes, try something different. Make a mental image of what it would feel like if whatever this thing is that your minds wants to fret about was resolved, or what it would feel like if it never happened, or what it would feel like if it was about an alien who lives on another planet and you were looking into their life from a remote viewing portal. Do this for ten minutes. Just hold this in your mind and feel that feeling. After ten minutes, stop. ⠀
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What was that like? Does it feel different? What does it feel like to feel the mind tugging you toward its default activity? What does it feel like to feel that tug and then choose what to do?

You're spinning in circles. The mind wants to fret about something. It wants to rehash, replay -- either a scene or a feeling track. There's nothing wrong with that, except when it's not something you control, initiate and end. This whirring just happens. Some people leave this thing running, in the background, all the time. ⠀

Why? Because you don't know better, mostly. You're used to it, and accept that's just the way it is...unless you become enlightened or achieve some kind of remarkable yogi status. ⠀

But it's not like that at all. Your mind is a tool. Use it when you need to, then put it down. That's not Yogi Stuff. It's just basic human stuff. ⠀

This background spinning leads to anxiety, friction. If your mind wants to fret, it's okay, let it. But put some boundaries on that. Like...ten minutes, starting now. Go on, fret. Worry. Replay. When ten minutes is up, stop. ⠀

Feel better? I mean, from the 10 minutes of whatever that was...worrying. Replaying a feeling track. Rehashing something that happened this morning, when so and so said such and such. ⠀

Did anything change? Did you resolve something in this ten minutes? Did you find a solution? ⠀

Next time your mind wants to fret, instead of giving it ten minutes, try something different. Make a mental image of what it would feel like if whatever this thing is that your minds wants to fret about was resolved, or what it would feel like if it never happened, or what it would feel like if it was about an alien who lives on another planet and you were looking into their life from a remote viewing portal. Do this for ten minutes. Just hold this in your mind and feel that feeling. After ten minutes, stop. ⠀

What was that like? Does it feel different? What does it feel like to feel the mind tugging you toward its default activity? What does it feel like to feel that tug and then choose what to do?
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