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An excellent metaphor, Michael. It nicely illustrates how we all arise from and exist within the same Source, while experiencing a temporary separation from each other.

As to the membrane, I think of it as the purposeful amnesia we adopt to keep us from remembering our essential oneness. Without that sheath, that forgetting, there would be only undifferentiated Reservoir/Source. Boring!

Interestingly, this is the third day in a row that I've had a memorable experience involving bubbles.

Two days ago, I saw a tiny bubble rise up from the soapy water in my kitchen sink.

Now that's not strange in itself, but for some reason, I was touched by the beauty of this bubble and kept watching to see how long it would last.

It was the only bubble in sight. And for a long time, it rose up, and then very gradually descended to the floor, where it popped. It must have taken at least a full minute--maybe two--to complete its journey. I don't think I've ever seen a bubble last that long.

Yesterday I was watching a beautiful film on snow monkeys in the Japanese Alps. One of them is called Bubbles, because she spends her time in the hot pool at this location, creating bubbles with her paws just for the pleasure of looking at them.

And then today -- your post. I think I'll go celebrate with some champagne.

Our collective consciousness (this reality we all experience) could be considered as a foam of individual bubbles, all in contact with each other. A foam that is inside this enormous Source you call the Reservoir.

When a bubble separates itself from the foam, that could be considered as our passing (death) from this physical realm to the spiritual realm (where we can create or co-create with other bubbles our reality).

When bubbles pop, that could be a metaphor of our experiencing of Source itself (our becoming 'God', or the Reservoir).

I find this analogy very useful!

Outstanding thinking, Michael!

I am virtually certain you meant "computer program", not "comparer program".

Regardless, I applaud your intelligence and openness as you pursue these topics.

Thank you :-)

Thanks, Tony. I'll fix it!

While we are here we are like tiny bubbles, separate from each other. After we cross over we are like a rain drop that has fallen into the ocean.

"I literally had the feeling that I was everywhere in the universe simultaneously."
Excerpt from Mark Horton's NDE description,
http://celestial.kuriakon00.com/nde/mark_horton.htm

"I had the realization that I was everywhere at the same time...and I mean everywhere."
Excerpt from Carl Turner's mystical experience,
http://www.beyondreligion.com/su_personal/dreamsvisions-kundalini.htm

Great article!

You may be interested in Bernardo Kastrup's whirlpool in the stream metaphor:

http://www.bernardokastrup.com/2014/07/ripples-and-whirlpools.html

A whirlpool is made of nothing but water; it is of the same substance as the surrounding water, yet it has its own identity in the stream.

Douglas I've read that same metaphor about the whirlpool in the stream to describe sub atomic particles. Sub atomic particles are not made of matter, or at least matter like we know it. They are more like swirling eddy's in a stream, able to appear and disappear, pass right through solid matter, interact with each other, and sometimes even seeming to interact with the people who study them. It's from Dr. Peter Russell's "Mysterious Light" essay on the IONS website.

"ake, for example, our ideas as to the nature of matter. For two thousand years it was believed that atoms were tiny balls of solid matter-a model clearly drawn from everyday experience. Then, as physicists discovered that atoms were composed of more elementary, subatomic, |particles (electrons, protons, neutrons, and suchlike), the model shifted to one of a central nucleus surrounded by orbiting electrons-again a model based on experience.

An atom may be small, a mere billionth of an inch across, but these subatomic particles are a hundred-thousand times smaller still. Imagine the nucleus of an atom magnified to the size of a grain of rice. The whole atom would then be the size of a football stadium, and the electrons would be other grains of rice flying round the stands. As the early twentieth-century British physicist Sir Arthur Eddington put it, "matter is mostly ghostly empty space"-99.9999999 percent empty space, to be a little more precise.

With the advent of quantum theory, it was found that even these minute subatomic particles were themselves far from solid. In fact, they are not much like matter at all-at least nothing like matter as we know it. They can't be pinned down and measured precisely. They are more like fuzzy clouds of potential existence, with no definite location. Much of the time they seem more like waves than particles. Whatever matter is, it has little, if any, substance to it."
http://www.peterrussell.com/SG/IONS.php

Dr. Niels Bohr said, "Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real."

Michael, some exciting news. Apparently, your post has spurred a re-evaluation of the value and significance of bubbles.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/toy-hall-of-fame-to-induct-2014-class/

According to the article--brace for this--bubbles are now considered the worthy successor to rubber ducks!

"The inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame:

2014: Rubik's Cube, bubbles, little green army men

2013: Rubber duck, Chess"

I assume this is all related to how you were playing around with bubbles in a metaphysical sort of way.

You just never know the power of a well-written post.

Michael, you write about information permeating membranes. But perhaps it is the surface that counts...

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