The one and the Many
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The One and the Many
The-One-Self (which could also be called the one-consciousness) refers to the unified state of all consciousness. It is everything in existence. Whatever can be imagined, perceived, or conceived, is The-One-Self. All states of consciousness—the many individuals and combinations of collective that they form—are The-One-Self in a state of partial-consciousness.
individuals are not fragments of The-One-Self. While in human form, The-One-Self is still The-One-Self; it is just that it is partially-conscious of all that it is. Even though a particular perspective / individual may be unconscious, it is still a part of the self (in the same way that a suppressed memory is). Although this means that a part of what you are is unknown to you in human form, that level of unconsciousness is not negative in any way because you are the one that chose to make it unconscious. You cannot therefore be said to be less than The-One-Self because all human unconsciousness is a choice made by The-One-Self (for itself to experience).
Your life is the will of the unified-state of all consciousness to experience itself in a state of partial-consciousness. You are the infinite choosing to be finite. You are the immortal choosing to experience mortality. You are everything that The-One-Self is, having defined yourself into something focused and particular. You are the intention of all consciousness to experience your consciousness—(exactly as it is in each moment).
In becoming human, The-One-Self is not setting itself a goal. There is no task to become something, because The-One-Self is free to be anything. The intention behind your life is to experience the perspective that you intrinsically are (including the free-will choices that unfold from it). The entire journey of a life that this unfolds is the intention for the life.
All experience is intended and manifests as intended. There is no goal to achieve a particular outcome through making “the right” choices. Life is not a test. Every being is an intention to experience what they are, not to become something they are not. You are here to experience a unique reflection of The-One-Self in an individuated form and you are successfully doing this.