Truth, Harmony, and Free Will

The stem of the Reality Funnel "perspectively" summarizes the alternation of the less conscious standpoints. But if they don't just jump around there, they also retroact on each other more closely and in places are wound into cores, which harmoniously combine many perspectives. (Without harmony, they fell apart again.)

Such a comparatively harmonious core as, for example, our inner self can hold our Awareness (I) together, and it is likely that it will emanate more comprehensively harmonizing think and action impulses than the adapting roles of our small ego. On the other hand, this ego can often deal better with everyday situations. Therefore, both of them are best dedicated to their own topic and benefit only from the skill of the other. A harmony of this kind we can feel like a beautiful concert. Instead, once the ego is completely in line with the inner self, one can speak of unity, but hardly of harmony: The connection is too rigid and the duet probably short.

Harmony can thus be translated as meaningful correspondence and leads to a correspondingly meaningful definition of truth: The more unity or harmony of a content of consciousness with the more comprehensive level, the truer it is.

So retroactive alternations (interactions) lead to a loose hierarchical structure in which truth is dependent on the point of view, but not too much. The individual truths meet in a center being much less agile within their convoluted awareness. It is only when their awareness expands that even deeper truths are included that relativize the previous center at an even more comprehensive level.

If we imagine the reality funnel again, then inner inspirations come through the funnel stem regardless of whether impulses, ideals or sensations (all focusses of consciousness, since there is only perceived alternation). On the other hand, the most conscious circumscription takes place at the funnel edge, and the center of the overall circumscription lies exactly on the funnel axis. And here it gets exciting:

As explained on Freedom of Choice, we make decisions somewhere between the center and the periphery. The overall circumscription "disappears" but now in the funnel stem! It is compressed - "in perspective" to a greater degree of convolution - and ultimately coincides with the funnel axis. Ultimately, therefore, it is no longer possible to tell whether a decision is free or determined by an inner impulse! We can become conscious of impulses only further up, where we may then deviate from them.

Do we have reason to doubt our inspirations? This depends on whether they originate from our deepest being and our harmony with it. Because, as I said, truth is unity or harmony with the more comprehensive level. More comprehensive networking, however, is exactly what distinguishes a deep being from each of its appearances. So the deeper the origin, the more likely (and the more) our deepest being is involved, and the more trustworthy the inspiration is. And vice versa: The more authentically we express our deepest inner self, the more trustworthy we are.

Yet, this means even more: If we are not conscious of having chosen certain "conditions" of our lives, though they must have been chosen on the basis of our logical inferences, then it is obvious that these choices are made at a more comprehensive level and are significantly determined by our innermost Essence. In this respect, our environment expresses a deep truth about ourselves.