[quote author=opetero link=topic=1295.msg16995#msg16995 date=1231448629]
I am convinced this is an accurate description of the structure of existence. The most important aspect to realize is that the whole is present in each part. The opposite is also true. Each part is present in the whole. Once this is considered it becomes evident how we actively participate in defining the structure of existence. It's a matter of figuring out which is the mirror and which is the original image. You can't brush your hair in the mirror but you can on your head.
The physical world is as real as anything else but our place within it is very different from what most people assume. We are only at the mercy of the physical world as long as that is what we believe. Because all of creation is one living entity there are common threads in what individuals experience. However each individual has their own unique perceptions. The only limitation to what we perceive is our own visionary ability. All possibilities exist, we just need to learn how to find those we desire to experience.
To explore specific desired avenues takes more energy than just drifting wherever the current takes you. It is worth the trouble to become able to choose your own path/visions.