Originally Posted by Lallymac
I get what you're saying and it clarifies the concept but it feels too restrictive for me.
Tolle's 'Now' theory expands the mind beyond the constraints of our physicality where as the 'Container' theory appears to restrict it.
Lally, the problem I have with expanding the mind and the term consciousness is the idea of these seem to send us as spiritual beings all over the place, to consider we're everything (true) but because we all so spiritual and free we seem to be everywhere and that makes me consider that we're no where as well.
To create in physical reality we have to be present there, but to also align ourselves with creative power. I can't accept that my power is out there somewhere, while I'm in here observing. I need to be localised to create better. Also when we consider that we are everywhere, where is that? Is that creating the vast universe and still creating us sitting in our lounge rooms? Seems a stretch to function effectively.
Container Theory doesn't imprison consiousness, it allows it to be focused in the moment, creating everything required and nothing unrequired. It's a good thing to want to free the mind, but we still have to be the observer, we still have to exist in the create reality.
Container Theory is for aiding purpose, for fine tuning consciousness to make it more helpful.
It's just an idea, a concept, if you find it too restrictive, then reject it, it has to be helpful otherwise it isn't