Here is an assignment for you to demonstrate in a personal way how unexpected events are strongly connected to your possible futures.
Pick something important in your life – it can be anything. Now trace backwards in time to events that lead to the fact of this important thing in your life. For each event, make a mental note of whether the event was expected or unexpected. Continue this until you find a totally unexpected event. You will find one – there is always at least one and often more than one. Analyze the connectedness of these events and look for those unexpected events that you could have used to see into your future.
Events have a fixed amount of connectedness that is distributed among past, present, and future possible events.
All events that you experience have connections with other events that you may or may not have experienced in the past and with events that you may or may not experience in the future.
I realize I’m restating this point but it is important and has a corollary:
Unexpected events should be paid attention to – they are predictors of your possible future.
I’m listening to a band at the Sand Bar in Capitola. I heard them playing as I was walking back to my car. My car is parked ten yards away. I parked there because it was the first open spot I found – most spots were filled. I came down to Capitola Beach because my two roommates were home talking and I wanted to go somewhere I could write. Normally, only one roommate would be there, but due to an unexpected illness of a friend, both were there.
All of these events are connected. It should seem obvious to you that events are connected. Now I’ll tell you something that is less obvious …
2015-0803M @ Sand Bar, Capitola Beach
I just noticed that I dated the last four pages I wrote this morning incorrectly – ten days in the future. I also noticed that I’m writing single-spaced again. I can feel the influence of other universes. It was a bit unusual that I woke up early and went to the lighthouse to write. My usual would be not to and instead to wait perhaps ten more days before writing again. The fact that I did get up and write and the fact that I did misdate the pages are unexpected events that can tell me about my possible futures. More on this later, but I wanted to briefly mention it now. Here is a characteristic of the universe I have found to be true:
Events are connected to the possible pasts and to the possible futures. The more connected with the pasts, the less connected with the futures, and vice versa!
2015-0803M Capitola Beach @ Sunset
You can feel event interference when you have some future event that you have planned. There are universes where you go to or experience the event and those universes where you don’t. As the time for the event approaches, you can feel the probability that you will go to or experience the event change. One moment you will feel like it and another you won’t. When there are roughly equal number of universes where the event happens and where it doesn’t, the feeling of “will I go” vs. “will I not go” will alternate often.
Throw two rocks into a pond and watch the ripples as they meet. You will see an interference pattern. This is a property of waves. For now, I just want you to be aware of this interference and to imagine how it may occur with event probability waves. We are constantly “moving” among and in the parallel universes that are “nearby” the one we are experiencing at any moment. Nearby universes with different events will result in event interference.
I think of my single-spaced vs. double-spaced writing in terms of parallel universes. There are universes in which I write a particular page of this single-spaced and universes where I write that page double-spaced. If you had asked me two days ago about this, I would not have considered the possibility that this book would be written single-spaced. My intention and expectations were that each page would be written double-spaced.