Mimicking and molding of
making a copy of another
The mimicking process
The molding process
Mimicking and molding a cast are two phenomenon that can be used
analogously to understanding how consciousness routinely define
itself by copying another. Both mimicking and molding are ways of
copying another but the process are slightly different.
The mimicking process
Mimicking is making a direct copy and becoming a copy. Any point of
individualized consciousness has the ability to create whatever it
desires including creating itself to becoming a copy of another. To
mimic is for conscious to create itself into the form of any other
consciousness. Unless we are limited by the physical body itself, we
can learn to become like, or have, the experiences that any one else
has. We only need to focus sufficient attention and awareness on the
individual or being and we can mold ourselves into their image. We
have been created in the image of the Creator as a unique creation.
Or rather, we are expressing an unique aspect of the Creator.
However, rather than being true to our nature and the uniqueness of
that aspect of the Creator, we can copy and mimic those around us.
We do so by either (1) thinking what we see externally is somehow
better or more appropriate than our own truth and our own nature
and/or (2) never realizing and awakening to the fact that we have a
unique expression if we live in the truth of our nature.
If we focus your attention on whom ever we spend our time with, we
will learn to mimic their patterns at some level of our being. It
happens subconscious all the time. The only question is, “How open
are we to mimicking?” The answer, surprisingly, is that we are more
open than we every realized that we are. Children do it quite
readily and it is the primary way we each learn our fundamental
responses to life. Children are the ones who do this most often and
effectively. They do so when they copy the patterns of their care
givers without any awareness. Since they have no other model as to
how they should be and act in the world, they copy those they see
around themselves. Then they carry many of those patterns all their
life including passing them on generation after generation.
Adults also mimic but their rate of mimicking and what they mimic
depends on how they have focus their attention and awareness both
consciously and unconsciously based on the experiences they have
had. This is the basic principle behind the traditional master-
apprentice relationship, the guru-disciple relationship, and the
teacher-student relationship. It is a “copy me,” “become like me”
approach rather than a guide showing an individual how to become
their own unique being in every way.
The tradition focusing on a guru to become the guru is one of the
most accepted and direct application of the mimicking process.
However it exist in all facets of being and is the basis of any
apprentice-master relationship. Alternatively said, if we wish to
teach someone something, we must become it and be it and then allow
them to copy the model they see. For example, if we wish to develop
someone’s attention so they learn how to hold a focused attention,
we need to give them enough attention, or rather focus enough
attention on them, so they understand what giving one’s attention to
something looks like. The essence of this concept is that we can’t
give what we don’t have. We must first become and be what we wish to
give. Humans copy more than we are aware. One of the major issues we
each face is giving up the patterns we copied so that we can become
an original of ourselves.
To really see the impacts of mimicking we only needs to look and
infants and children. As a consciousness incarnating into a human
body, infancy and childhood are our greatest period of learning. In
this period, we learn some of our most basic responses to life and
develop the earliest definition of who we think we are. These early
patterns have a much create influence in our lives than we may
suspect. Although infancy and child developed can be quite
complicated, what needs to be understood is the amount of learning
and the importance of what is learned that occurs in this early
stage of life. At this stage we learn many long term responses to
life and ways of being in the world, and, most importantly, how we
see and learn to define ourselves.
Infants and children, as all of us, are aware of so much more than
we suspect and give ourselves credit for experiencing. Infants and
children are aware of our emotions as well as our actions and we are
aware of the emotions and actions of others. They in turn, copy our
response to life and they response to our emotions and our actions
causing them to develop long term response patterns to life. Simply
said, children mimic their care givers and the more time they are
with those care givers the stronger the patterns. As adults, we
still copy the patterns of others with whom we are closely
associated but to less extent because we have more options and
usually more models to copy.
Children, as do adults at a somewhat lesser extent, watch us
closely. They respond to what they observe and experience and then
model themselves on what they observe in our behavior, our values,
and our attitudes. They use their early care givers as the standard
to define themselves. If the care giver is dis-functional, then they
will respond to, and in someway copy a dis-functional pattern whole
or in part. That is, they copy the dis-functional pattern of the
care giver by how they learn to respond to life. As children, the
person or persons we copy become an integral part of ourselves and
we essentially become them. Similarly as adults, if we are unaware
or not focused on what we are intending to do, we will respond to
another in accordance with the pattern they express to us. If we are
around them long enough, we will copy and mimic a way of behavior.
It must remembered and realized that if we are hateful and violent,
both children and adults, but especially the children, will become
the same or at least copy those response patterns of life and they
will lie dormant within their psyche until a situation in life
similar to where they learned the response pattern calls it forth.
One of our most important tasks for any care giver is to not only
teach children what we consider “right” values but to be a model of
the right behavior they wish to instill beginning when the child is
an infants, because babies, too, are observing us closely. They too
understand far more than we think. On this note, if we talk about
“right” values but do not act those values, the child see and learn
that too. The learn to say one thing and act another.
If we live our life from the mind and respond to life based on how
we think we should and do not live what is
symbolized in the heart
according to the truth of our being, they see that too. In addition
to seeing when our words do not match our actions, they also see
when we deny the truth of our being and will learn to live in the
denial of their truth. They can see when we feel one way but
response in another. We cannot tell them to live their truth when we
don’t live ours. We cannot tell them to live one way and we live
another. They will copy our lies. These patterns will become habits
and will need to be unlearned later in life if the individual is
going to live their truth.
The molding process
The molding process also copies another but it create a reflection.
The molding process is very powerful and yet very subtle in how it
works. It is inherent to the way energy functions and flows into a
given situation. If you wish, and look at your energy as the water
flowing in a river, the molding process is similar to the way an
overflowing river molds itself around the town in which it floods.
It needs to be emphasized that this energy will mold itself to
whatever we intend. Whenever we focus on something, our energy flows
into and around that on which we focus. As a minimum, the energy
will mold itself into an exact copy if we consciously intend to copy
what we observe. Or if we don’t intent to copy what we observe, our
energy will subconsciously flow around and copy the pattern of what
we intend. This later process can be seen simply as molding one’s
energy to “fit into” the world of that on which we focus.
One way to understand how this copy process works is the way a
molten metal flows into a mold to be cast into the shape of the
mold. Our energy is always flowing . But, because we live by habits
and beliefs, much of our flow is channeled into fixed patterns. If a
child or someone who is new to a particular way of being or
understanding that we can provide enters our life, they have flow
pattern that is unfixed or fluid relative to what we can give them
in that they are free of any fixed patterns.
We they enter our life we become the mold. Their energy is like the
molten metal flowing into the mold. They will mold themselves to our
patterns. Their free flowing energy flows around our fixed patterns
and they copy our patterns because we are the only reference they
have as to what they should become relative to the way of being or
understanding we can present. In time, their patterns become as hard
and fixed as ours. But in the same way the mold looks different from
the form from which it is cast because they are the reverse of each
other, neither we or they will see how we are actually copies of
each other. They will appear to be different when in reality the
basic patterns are the same.
They will act in a way that causes them to see others and the world
respond the way they saw us respond and the world we lived in
respond. That then reinforces the way they think the world works. In
reality it is only a reflection of what they learned. The classic
form of this is when individuals draw spouses or counterparts into
our lives who response like our parents or early care givers. We
develop response patterns to life that fit those types and kinds of
personalities and then wonder why we keep creating the same kind of
people in our life.
This is a very subtle concept. But if we make a mold and a cast of
some object, say a wax figure, we will see how the process works. If
we are fixed in our beliefs and force those around us to mold
themselves to us, we will be creating copies of those who taught us
the patterns that we know. This is why when we remain in our egos,
we continually seem to draw to us the types and kind of experiences
we had in the past and never realize how we are creating them. To
create new experiences, we have to change what we believe, what we
think and how we think which is based on copying others. The only
way to do this is to step out of mind, shattering all previous molds
and allow ourselves to mold ourselves according to the true nature
of reality and the life energy that is flowing into our being.
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