THE THIRD AND FOURTH DIMENSIONS
can assume there is a basic difference between the “Third” and “Fourth”
Dimensions, but exactly what are these differences and how do they affect us?
One way to look at this question is by thinking of the Fourth Dimension as
being equal and opposite to the Third Dimension. A mirror image in the purest
sense. Every equal aspect is inside-out, upside-down, and backwards from one
another. This line of thinking would place the two dimensions in perfect
counter-balance to each other. They would be two opposite halves of one
thing, the same place from opposite viewpoints.
We can think of the Third Dimension as outward-facing or six directions of
“out”, (up, down, left, right, forwards and backwards). This would mean (from
the above definitions) that the Fourth Dimension, being EXACTLY equal and
opposite, would have to have six directions of “in”! In the Third Dimension it
seems as though we have access to the direction of in, but is this a fact in
reality, or is it just an illusion? When examined more closely, the direction
of in is really a direction of through, (as into an apple), which is actually
just another direction of “out”.
We have established that our three-dimensional viewpoint is from a single point
to all directions of out. To simulate a 4-D viewpoint, we would have to
establish a viewpoint coming from everywhere, converging upon a single point!
To help you imagine yourself as coming from everywhere in space, look inward
towards a single point. As you converge upon this point from all directions,
you are moving in a direction of “in”.
INTUITIVE FLASH -
As you might imagine, time travel cannot be achieved by intellectual means
alone. It has been said, “To understand a thing is not the same as being that
thing!” This especially applies here, for there is a fine line between
accomplishment on these subtle planes of existence, and simply day dreaming!
It is thought that our innermost self, on its own level, processes information
in very general terms, or abstractions. This means you need to gather specific
and detailed information through your physical mind, in order to process it
and formulate new abstract concepts.
Sometimes we have what is called an “intuitive flash”, an instantaneous flood
of understanding. It sometimes takes years to fully comprehend the massive
amounts of new material that becomes available with even a single intuitive
flash. The average person is lucky to have one event like this in an entire
lifetime, and when it does occur, it changes that individual's viewpoint
dramatically! A high-grade “genius” can learn to force intuitive flash through
a process of force-feeding the mind with all aspects of a question until a
Is it possible that a fully functioning “Time Traveler” has learned to receive
intuitive flashes directly from the innermost Self as the most efficient form
of communication? This would endow the traveler with seemingly astounding
powers of perception and an unbelievable amount of quality knowledge. Without
preparation, this form of communication might wreak havoc upon the fragile and
unsuspecting personality. With practice, the time might eventually come when
the Time Traveler experiences and accepts a state of continuous intuitive flash
as a normal state of being!
It is believed by many that we, as human beings, have within us the
guaranteed possibility of existing in a most fantastic way, as compared with
what we consider "normal" existence! Wouldn't it follow that this fantastic
state might require the accumulation of all possible realities to make up its'
composite structure? Perhaps each of these subtly gradient "sub-realities", in
which we seem to exist, are merely fragments of a "super-reality" just beyond
our realization! If this is true, then remove even a single one of these
sub-realities, no matter how insignificant, and the super-reality, by
definition, would cease exist! This would certainly justify some of the
bizarre circumstances and experiences of life and living, as being necessary
sub-components born by each of us as part an immense group karma, spanning
countless eons of time!
Here is a simple example is this idea: if we observe a person from the moment
of conception until the moment of death, we can see the many changes in reality
that had to take place during a lifetime. We can see the whole transformation
as a single event, or we can see it happening from second to second, in
imperceptibly subtle changes. It would be an impossible task to point out
which actual moment within that person's life was the REAL moment! This is
because each moment is just as important and real as all other moments to the
fabric of time. We cannot exclude even one single moment, because it takes the
aggregation of every single moment to make up the complete lifetime!
It could be said that creation happened “instantaneously” in relation to
“infinite” time. That instant, compared with infinite time, can be stretched or
shrunken to any apparent length depending upon the viewpoint of the observer!
In other words, in addition to our normal 3D time, there also exists within us
another natural state of being that is outside of time. What we think of as
everyday time is relative, while the other kind of time is universal. This
“duality” of time causes a split in our consciousness between the “inner” and
“outer” selves. It is upon the universal desire to unite this diametrically
opposed consciousness, and the acquisition and application of the knowledge to
do so, that we will focus our attention.
BASIC DYNAMICS OF TIME -
To understand the dynamics of time, we need to have, at least, a minimal
understanding of the multidimensional universe in which we live. We, as human
beings, are currently concerned with at least five separate dimensions. We may
think that we are not aware of some of them, but we work within them all of
the time (or within reflections of them)! We are most aware of the Third
Dimension because it is our physical universe we see all around us. This makes
us three-dimensional beings. However, we are aware of the Fourth Dimension
also, because we reflect it through our emotions! We experience a reflection
of the Fifth Dimension with the “thinking” part of our minds!
Each dimension has its own kind of time. We are most familiar with
three-dimensional time because we conduct our affairs by it. We are aware of
the "Now", the "Future" and the "Past". "Present time reality", as a continuous
Now, constantly disengages from what was the present. What was our present
becomes the past while our subjective consciousness continues moving into the
future, constantly assuming a new position in the present. This is
three-dimensional time. Notice that it only goes in the direction of the
future, but is always the Now! In three-dimensional time we have no means of
reclaiming the past, nor do we ever actually experience the future. Time for
us is always the Present, in forward motion!
Earth Cycles have been going on since the beginning of our Solar System. Ever
since we first stood erect and looked with beatific wonder at the sun, the moon
and the stars, we have desired to master our environment. With a more complete
knowledge (that is now available) of our metaphysical environment, we can begin
to reshape our destiny, first from within us as a changing belief system, and
secondly, externally in our environment as we begin to master time!
We no longer need to be human flotsam drifting in benign ignorance upon the
river of life and death. We, as potential time travelers, are in the process of
discovering our immortality! We are on our way out of the stagnancy and on to
dry land where fresh water and ideas abound.
This all may seem rather complex and in violation of the letting-go principle
of realizing what already is. . . but there comes a time when an exertion of
will is necessary to bring about any kind of three-dimensional change. This is
simply the nature of the 3D! We have not reached the point that we can just
daydream reality into being, ("God's works without action is dead!") We need
to do the footwork as well, whether it be pen to paper or shovel to earth.
Although the future already exists for us, the inertia of the past has to be
overcome. This entails the exertion of the Collective Will. Because you are
part of this will, the Collective effort becomes part of what is called "Soul
intent", or "Creative intent". In other words, a part of you must take
creative action at a given time to bring about the necessary change.
Using the caterpillar-to-butterfly example, even though the caterpillar is
already the butterfly in the purest sense, there comes a time of intense effort
to bring about the change as the butterfly painfully emerges from its cocoon.
Or, although within the seed there is the fruit bearing plant, there is a need
for it to be planted and nurtured, whether it be by nature or man . . . . .