I have been in many conversations recently about how we, as Homo lumens, experience higher dimensions, in what often seem to be paradoxical ways. As we explored our many different experiences in these realms, and how we interpreted them, I started to see another pattern. This world that includes higher dimensions seems to be real. We all describe our experience of it in many ways. Whether with my kids, my wife, in the park, hearing about a friend’s beautiful experience with the hospital staff. I experience the radiance the experience gives off. I experience the pull to the experience. I experience myself as part of and a part from the experience. All at the same time.
If I experience this, then in some way it is real. At least to me. If you experience it as well, then maybe it is real in another way. What if this world made of higher dimensions–higher than the one to four dimensions we normally perceive–is real, and it is mine and yours and ours?
This brings up, for me, the observation from psychology that much of what I see in the world is a projection of what I am seeing internally. I am projecting my internal movie onto an external screen, which might look like you, and I am saying that the projection is real. In this case, is the higher-dimensional reality where I am experiencing the push, the pull, being apart from and a part of my reality, your reality, or our reality? It would be dangerous to assume that what I experience as your radiance and your pull is shared. It would be healthy if you too experience the radiance toward me and the pull towards you. It would be pathological if I believe you are radiating towards me and attracting me, and you do not. Can I know which it is? I think so.
Three simple observations might let me know whether this experience is healthy or pathological, only mine or shared. First, when I experience higher dimensions, in my world, I simultaneously experience being in its radiance and its pull, apart from it and a part of it. In my world, the one I experience, it is real. Second, I cannot have your experience of higher dimensions. I can be with you with your experience, but I cannot embody it. That is your sovereignty, by design. Third, I can know with you whether you are also having the shared experience of the same higher-dimensional essence. I feel pulled to be part of this particular school community, and so do you. We are both part of a shared experience, and we can know this through our sharing.
So, I can know my reality of the push, of the pull, of being apart from, and of being a part of. I can be with you with your experience of the same. You and I can be in a shared experience together. We can both experience the energy radiating from the experience and the pull of the deeper purpose we share.
When I experience this world within me alone, I interact with it. When you experience this world, and I experience this world, with you, we experience it together: we interact. We interact with the experience together. I experience this interaction in my separateness from–as apart from–and in my connection with–as a part of. So do you. And when we interact, I experience that I need your perspective of the experience to complete what I can experience of our interaction together. I need you to be different and relevant in this shared experience, so that we can interact in this deeper shared purpose, bringing the best uniqueness we each have. If we do not each experience our own apartness from, then it would be more difficult to realize that we each have a unique experience of the push and the pull. We can then choose to contribute our apartness from as a part of.
That we experience higher-dimensional experiences through our ordinary awareness in fewer dimensions then seems to be a gift. This allows me to experience more directly my apartness from, my unique experience of the push and the pull, of what the attraction to and the partness of mean to me and to my unique gifts. I can then consciously choose to be a part of the experience, to contribute myself. I become a part of it, one with it. When we each do that, we come together, we interact, and we create a stronger agreements field, through our conscious choice together. We can co-host this experience together. We can shift from I interact with the experience to we interact with the experience, and a much richer world can open up with us.