Butterflies Are Free To Fly
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Question: If we don’t share one big common hologram, how can you and I go out at
night and see the same stars, or watch the same movie, or see the same people? How
could someone else agree with me so much on what we call “reality” unless we were
actually seeing the same thing?
Answer: Before we talk about whether you and “someone else” are seeing the same
reality, I have to find out who you think this “someone else” is who’s agreeing with you.
Do you think they really exist?
Question: Oh, well…. Okay. So what about the other people who appear in my
hologram? Aren’t they “real,” or is my Infinite I creating them too?
Answer: The first thing you have to remember is that nothing in your hologram is
“real” – not the people, not this book you are reading, and not the eyes you are reading
the book with. It’s all a hologram; and by definition, a hologram isn’t real – at least not in
the way we have always thought about things as “real.”
So let’s change the question a little, because I know what you’re trying to ask….
“Do the other people I see in my hologram exist as separate individuals? Are they
Players in their own right, as I am, with their own Infinite I’s? Or are they just created by
my Infinite I for my personal hologram and have no life of their own?” Right?
Even among the growing number of people who understand how life works in a
holographic universe, there is no general agreement on the answer to this question –
which is a good example of why some of these questions aren’t important and don’t
really play a role in the daily workability of these concepts.
Some of these people have decided their Infinite I creates everything and everyone
they see in their holograms, and that no one else exists independently from them. That
may well be true, and one day maybe we’ll find out; or maybe we won’t.
On one hand, it is very important to realize and remember that everything we
experience – and everyone in those experiences – is created by our own Infinite I; and it
can be so easy to forget that and assign independent power to whom and what we see
“out there” to make them real. Therefore it is very helpful to emphasize that nothing and
no one can appear in your holographic universe that your Infinite I has not created or
agreed to. So it might be useful to adopt the belief that you are creating the “other
people” you encounter in your life, and that they don’t exist outside of your hologram.
But for me, this smacks too much of “solipsism,” which has an overtone I don’t
“If only I matter, then other people, animals, environments only matter insofar as
So here is what makes the most sense to me and feels the most comfortable….