Butterflies Are Free To Fly
THE CONSCIOUSNESS MODEL
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Ramana Maharshi taught that you could achieve the stage of butterfly if you simply
“The inquiry 'Who am I?' will destroy all other thoughts, and like the stick used for
stirring the burning pyre, it will itself in the end get destroyed. Then, there will arise Self-
That’s much more easily said than done; and like any other teaching in the back of
the movie theater, if it worked, there would be a lot of butterflies populating the Earth by
So you’re going to take a little different approach that does work. For approximately
the next two years in your cocoon, you’re going to focus on answering the question,
“Who Am I not?”, along with the question, “What is true?” At least, that’s what worked
for me and a few other scouts and got us where we are today.
Basically, before you can find the true answer to “Who Am I?”, you have to strip
away all the false answers you’ve collected during your lifetime, especially those you
picked up belonging to various groups in the back of the movie theater.
Remember that in order for a caterpillar to transform into a butterfly, it has to first
realize it’s not a caterpillar any more.
“It is during the time of pupation that the adult structures of the insect are formed
So we’re going to take a closer look at some of the beliefs commonly held around
the topic of “Who I Am” and whether they are true or not; and one of the most common
that has become very popular among New Age groups is: “You create your own reality.”
But is that true?
First of all, since the New Age apparently never found out that “reality” is actually a
holographic image, and not “real” at all, the saying is not true right off the bat. But that’s
just a minor error, and I’m very willing to amend their slogan slightly to conform to
quantum physics and say, “You create your own holographic universe,” so we can focus
on the important issues.
“You create your own holographic universe.”
Is that true?
If so, exactly who is the “you” who is creating your own holographic universe?
Let’s find out by picking up where we left off in our study of quantum physics in the
last part. We said…