BOOK THREE - THE REALITY OF ONE WILL
This is a draft text for the upcoming ONE SELF TEACHINGS compendium that is due for release in 2019. This particular text is taken from BOOK THREE - A FRAMEWORK FOR EVERYTHING - UPCOMING BOOK DETAILS.
The One Self, being a unified state of consciousness, experiences a singular will. Within the individuated state we experience that will as being our own, even though it is the one and only will in existence. Therefore, despite how complex, conflicted and diverse our collective reality appears to be, a single will made every choice in its creation. This realization explains how a fundamental harmony underlies the apparent contrast within creation.
An individual can be thought of as a vehicle for consciousness. Vehicle here refers to the complete reality experience of the being, including not only their outer reality but also their inward beliefs, thoughts, memories and emotions. Individuals are constantly evolving through the constant accumulation of their reaction to experience. In each moment of this evolution, the vantage-point that each vehicle offers creates a unique experience of the one consciousness and its will. It is through this will that our experience of freedom arises (one of the most beloved human qualities). Our unique experience of the freedom of our will to choose, allows the One Self to experience making many different responses to the same choice. This diversity of reactions always results from variations in the vantage-point of the individual and not through any difference their will (because there is only one will).
When we feel judgment toward another person’s choice, we believe that we would have made a ‘better’ choice. This is to not understand that if you took on their exact vantage-point (became them) then you would make the exact same choice that you are judging. All judgment is a denial that all others are the same consciousness with the same will as you. The vantage-point that arises out of your individuality is what uniquely defines you and, in each moment (because it includes your beliefs, memories and emotions), your vantage-point includes the accumulation of all that has ever affected you. This is to understand yourself as an eternally, self-evolving, vantage-point that is not tied to any particular form of vehicle or life-span.
There is only one will that operates within all experiences of self. Every individual’s experience of the one will is unique. Different responses to a choice only exist because of the differing vantage points created by individuality. The diversity of human preference is an illusion that is full of meaning. Beneath this apparent diversity what we all want is the same.
If you walked fully in another’s shoes, then you would choose as they chose because you are both expressions of the same consciousness. To judge another’s choices is to deny that we are all one consciousness with one will. Although seeing that you would choose as others do is a liberation from separation, it is usually resisted because of the way in which it removes the ability to judge or blame the actions of others.
Within human form you experience different selves as having particular physical preferences because of the choice to physically imprint predefined preferences into your human form. You select these to be in line with your intentions for your individuation.
You are free in your choice of your experience of self and you are free to deny making this choice.
DEFINITIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
Your will is your ability to choose. There is only one will in existence. It makes all choices. Your personal experience of will is a unique experience of the one will. This uniqueness is a quality of your individuated perspective. Your choices are the manifestation of potential self-definitions that you are capable of perceiving. Whenever you make a choice of one thing over another, you in some way further define / refine / navigate your experience of self.
The experience of human freedom is a quality that arises within the experience of making choices. It arises as a contrast to the self-imposed limitations that we have chosen to define our personal and collective human experience through. Being self-imposed, these limitations are empowered choices that are made from a state that is free of such limitations.