Does the unit of consciousness have a memory, how does it hold its memories and does it hold its memories in the order of experience given the absence of time?
Would you agree that memories are thoughts?
We have spoken before about thoughts being held in a repository, shall we say, where they eternally exist, and so would you think that memories being thoughts could also be held in that fashion? (Morphogenetic fields come to mind.)
On that basis therefore would you agree that the thought store can always be accessed?
So memories can always be accessed. Now would you also agree that the memory would be entangled (connected) with the unit of awareness that had the experience?
Therefore if the unit of consciousness wishes to access its memory store it can do so merely by focusing?
With regard to the sequentiality would the thought that is wished to be remembered as a memory be that of a particular instance?
That particular instance would commence at a certain point and successive thoughts would follow, much as we said before when focusing upon the sequential patterns. The history of your life is there in, we must say for your purposes, is there in all its sequentiality and that it runs from birth to death, so wherever you start your focus running it will then go on in that established pattern. Yes? So if you wish to go back in that pattern you can of course do so.
Now when in the physical you find it difficult to remember in reverse order. You may remember something that happened on June 4th when you were 12 years old because it stands out in your mind but what likelihood is there of you being able to remember what happened on June 3rd?
Because it needs to be something that made an impact, that made a difference.
It does not stand out in your memory as it was not of any importance to you, of any particular note?
So would you be bothering to try to try to remember it, for no reason?
We think we have answered that particular question.
Comment: Now consider the NDE’rs accounts of experiencing their life review. Additionally if we give credence to the doctrine of quantum entanglement then it becomes apparent why one also experiences the feelings of those who you interacted with.
Another question. Can a unit of consciousness re- experience a gestalt which it was previously part of but has since dispersed e.g. a human physical instrument?
Once more we go back to the store. Everything that has occurred in the experience of that particular gestalt during its passage from birth to death has been recorded. If you, as a unit of consciousness, wish to recover that memory then you can insert yourself into the pattern sequence. You can focus once more upon the pattern sequence. It is simply that you will be more in the position of an observer because you only have the sensations, the emotions portrayed, received. You will be able to re- experience those stored memories but at the same time you will not be able to experience them from the unknowing state (the state of uncertainty as to what will happen in the next moment) you will experience them from the knowing state. Do you understand?
From having been there before?
Because when you were focused in the physical instrument you had blotted out all information as regards your provenance, let us say, you were focused entirely on the stage. Now when you access the store you are no longer on the stage, are you?
So although you can watch the action, perhaps recognize the action, recognize the feeling, you cannot not but be aware of the fact that you are following a process of recall. Do you understand?
I think so.
You have accessed the memory. The intention was to access the memory in a bid to relive the moment, but in that bid to relive the moment you are aware that moment is not, to use your words, of this present time. So how can it have the same impact because you are effectively in the same position as being in the back of the theatre? Do you understand?
I’m getting there.
It is as if you are reading your autobiography. You can remember, maybe, the shock or the pleasure as set out in the particular paragraph within the autobiography and yet you are fully aware that this is not happening in your present moment.
It will no longer have the impact. In other words you see it from a point of detachment. (not involvement) You can “experience”, relive the moment but from a different point of view. Can you understand what we have said?
I think so.
It is like watching a film of your life. Much the same way as the NDE’rs will speak of their life review but it doesn’t have the same impact as the NDE’r is still seeing it from a, let us say, semi-detached point of view. Once you are fully in the next focus shall we say, or in the elevated focus above all your subsidiary focuses, then you are seeing it from the detached or interested or academic point of view. Now do you understand?
Yes, thank you.
Comment: It makes you realise how precious each moment is. You will never pass this way again, each moment is unique in its perspective. This life is precious, it is our only chance to experience it in this fashion so make the most of it, treasure it, give it your full attention. Consign yesterday to your personal history and live in the now.