Dimensions of Human Experience
We all exist in a multi-dimensional world. You have a physical body which you can hold onto with your hands; but you also experience emotions and thoughts that you cannot hold with hands. Also, your consciousness is an extraordinary dimension of personal experience that science still does not understand. You are used to experiencing these different dimensions of human experience, but what about this one –
Lyle Watson, a scientist and biologist, in researching human potential for one of his books, was asked by a boy’s father in Italy to observe his four-year old son. In Watson’s presence, the father rolled his son an ordinary tennis ball. A little while later the boy rolled it back. The ball was turned inside out without any cuts or damage to its surface. Watson then signed his name on another tennis ball and the boy repeated the change. Later Watson cut open the ball in front of witnesses, revealing his signature on the inside of the ball.
That defies any of today’s theories of physical science. When the boy went to school he lost that ability – so much for our system of education! I want to try to explain what I understand about some of the common levels or dimensions we can experience. I will start by giving a rather silly example to demonstrate the huge differences of our experience of these dimensions.
Start by imagining that you are a one-dimensional person, drawn on a piece of paper. So, you have no depth or height and you can, if you could move, only slither over the surface. Therefore, if a circle was drawn around you with a pencil, you would be trapped within an impassable wall.
Two dimensions might be as limiting as one dimensional life, but with a three-dimensional body you can simple step over the puny ‘impassable wall’.
With three dimensional body you are now free to move and play within the limitations of this dimension. But you as a three-dimensional human being have evolved from animal forebears. Whether you like it or not you are only a step or two beyond the animals. In some measure, it has been a very difficult step for many. Like animals, millions of us still struggle to survive; we still feel the enormous urge – positively or negatively – to have sex; as a species, we still grab the most and fight any body to the death who defies us; the strongest are all getting as much money as they can, and holding on to it – also wanting the best of the female or males – often more than one, just like any other animal. We still see the best way is to become famous or struggle to get to the top of the pile, or as near as we can manage.
Also, we have traits that make us even weaker than the animals. We suffer enormously with depression, anxiety, and mental illnesses. Fear is also a curse. Animals feel it but in their own surroundings they soon forget it. But fear is like a predator, if we run from it we stimulate it to chase us and devour us.
Another problem is our own immense greed for food, sex, comfort and of course, money. So, we are victims of our own desires, fears and emotions that act like tremendous traps. Obviously, I am generalising about the general human condition, because our body is a fantastic thing, even with its faults.
The Fourth Dimension
I believe, because we have evolved by facing difficulties, we are capable of developing further. I call this next step the fourth dimension - it is just a name. We can experience much greater freedom in this dimension, although like any advance, it is still just another step. As I said, we exist in these different dimensions, although many people are so locked into their body senses they may miss many glimpses of the new possibilities. But because this is a border of another country of experience there is a bleed through from fourth to three – as there is in borders of countries where people ‘bleed through’ without even understanding the language of the new country.
The ‘bleed through’ is experienced as things that are often seen as not possible by the science of the day, or explained as an illness – because they have not learned the language. They are visions, hearing voices, having intuitions of things that cannot be accounted for by our physical senses and are proved right; apparently travelling to distant places and witnessing events there yet the person has not physically been there; also, psychic phenomena often called spiritualism; also, the sense that one is possessed by or contacting or threatened by discarnate beings, strange dreams, and nightmares. Sometimes, as the person approaches the fourth, they vibrate. It is often a sign of what is often called spiritual growth, but is better named the emergence of a person’s innate immense potential. At that point they start going through a cleansing process, where all the trauma and inner junk starts unloading.
Because this ‘bleed through’ is experienced by a third-dimensional mind, the phenomena are often totally misinterpreted. This will become understandable when we can understand the real qualities of the fourth without the bleed through. We have this problem because we have a tendency to see all things as they appear in the three-dimensional. Here is an experience of a fourth dimensional experienced by myself, so it isn’t second hand.
I had an extraordinary out of body experience. I had gone to bed early and longed to visit my mother in London, I being in Germany. Then I suddenly felt as if I were shooting upwards and experienced a feeling of coming out of pressure and was now free – like a cork out of a bottle.
I was then awake and looking down at my sleeping body and suddenly felt terrified (I realised afterwards it was terror that I was dying). Then I remembered reading about experiences such as this and was laughing uncontrollably because it was such a release from terror.
I was then flying across the German countryside, where I was living, curled up with my knees to my chest. I noticed as I passed over the rural countryside what looked like radiations emerging from several places; they were a bit like ripples on the surface of water when a stone has been thrown into it. But these ripples were three dimensional, and I wondered if they were emerging from people, perhaps praying.
After that I was flying over the Dutch coast, and could clearly see the many ships. But suddenly I found myself standing in our sitting room at home in London. It was such an astonishing experience I stood in shock looking down at my body, feeling it and trying to understand. My body felt solid and real and I was dressed in outdoor clothes not my pyjamas. Then with great enthusiasm I looked up and saw my mother sitting alone knitting, our Alsatian dog, Vince was lying asleep in front of the gas fire.
I felt sure my mother would see me because I felt physically present and absolutely and vitally awake in a way I had never experienced before. So, I called out to her, “Mum, look what has happened.” She stopped knitting for a moment but obviously didn’t see me or hear me. So, I felt if I shouted this would reach her. “Mum” I shouted, “look it’s me Tony”. There was no obvious sign that she had heard me, but two things did happen.
One was that I saw or realised that she had an upstairs side of her and a downstairs side. Her upstairs (conscious) side had no awareness of me, but her downstairs side (unconscious) gave me a wonderful welcome and I had the awareness of us knowing each other in a formless love. Then at the same time my dog Vince must have heard me shout, because he woke, and came rushing to me where I stood behind our settee. He was so full of love for me he rushed around barking and showing his joy. I later heard from my mother that she had had been alone that night as my father was out, and she had seen the dog get up and bark and jump around behind the settee for no apparent reason.
I learned enormous and important lessons from that. I realised that having no physical body the living cannot usually see or hear us. They need physical sound to know we are present, yet another part of my mother knew and responded. So, I saw that if she had thought of me and spoken to me I would know, even though she might not be able to hear my reply – unless she was a medium or learned to be aware of thoughts. The reason being that is because in the body most people cannot communicate via thoughts. I also learnt that I had an inner life as real to me as the ordinary waking life. This inner life was a fusion of the bodiless awareness and the life of form we experience in the body. This was obvious because my sleeping body was dressed in pyjamas, and my body I knew in the experience was dressed in outdoor clothes. Also, it was not limited to space and time as the physical body is – shown by my sudden shift across miles to my home in London. Somehow it stood between two very different worlds of experience. I say that because although I was invisible to my mother, I was visible to my dog who had much finer awareness.
Other great lessons I learned that day was that according to popular teachings about out of the body experiences (OBE), I should have been connected by a ‘silver cord’ to my physical body. Also, it was said that the extended body was a copy of the physical. My projected body was in fact different, with different clothes, and in fact was an extension of how I thought of myself. In other words, I was in a world of thoughts, and could in fact have been any shape. So, the experience of having a silver cord link is probably also a mental creation through anxiety of not being connected to their body, which most people identify as themselves. The things learnt from the experience:
- Fear or terror effectively blocks the development of what is happening. Therefore, it is necessary to pass beyond fear to be able to explore the possibilities of this dimension.
- The fear was overcome by having information/understanding about the experience. It is therefore useful to read or learn about the amazing range of possibilities on this level.
- He flew/travelled across the countryside, and then suddenly was in his home in London, hundreds of miles away. This illustrates the tendency to see all things as they appear in the three-dimensional. In the 3D world you have to travel, and so he/I saw himself travelling to get home. This accounts for a huge amount of misinterpretation of the ‘bleed through’ experiences. In the 4D world everywhere is present, so in fact there is not ‘out of body’ experiences, because one doesn’t need to go anywhere. See No Space
- He was not a double of his body in bed but was dressed differently. Also a very important point is that he flew because he believed he had to. In fact, the rules of dreaming apply to the fourth dimensional experience. I said at the beginning that you can hold a body part in your hand, but you cannot hold a thought or emotion, because they are occurring in a different dimension. Also, in this dimension, as described, his thoughts and belief CREATED the world or experience he was in. This means that whatever we think or believe is a reality at this level – the mind. So, if you believe in demons or vampires, heavens or hells, then you create them at this level which includes the dream world and the world of the dead. So thoughts or beliefs that you are a failure – or success – become a reality in your mind and emotions. Anything you believe you cannot do is like brick wall in your way. This is so VERY important, because you are CREATING yourself.
- All the images, people, animals, places we see in our dreams and 4D experiences, are simply your own feelings, fears, hopes, senses and wonder projected onto the screen of your mind as images. So, it makes sense to take the image of your dream person, thing, or animal back into you and own it. In that way, you are actually meeting and dealing with the things about yourself you are not owning or conscious of. You can do this by using Being the Person or Thing
- At this level, we tend to see everything as if it is a finer and more extensive 3D world. This means we see our own body as separate and distinct from everything and everybody else. As with dreams we often create our own inner qualities and abilities as separate people or animals.
- He was suddenly at home in London. Again, the illusion that we need to travel is shattered. For me it was a climactic breakthrough experience. Once it had happened I was through into this new dimension of experience, but I kept looking back to the cusp experience which was still mostly experienced in terms of form and time and space. Once through the cusp however, form and space were not necessary. One could touch this dimension in its own formless quality. But I never realised that. I had inherited one of the most wonderful of survival stances and because it takes an age to really understand it.
- “I had the awareness of us knowing each other in a formless love”. Here the 4D experience was left behind and he entered the fifth dimension, having lost awareness of his body.
People’s near death experiences are also excellent examples of fourth dimensional life.
I worked with Tony for quite some time and learned lucid waking dreaming through practicing LifeStream. As I entered it I felt like I was experiencing going through the gates of death. Then I was aware of my dead father and mother, something I had never done before. They told me things about their condition that was very new to me. It gave me great certainty about their after-death life. See The Waking Lucid Dream
A little boy tells his story. With his brothers and friends, he went to bathe in a mill pool. He was only four or five at the time, and could not swim. In the recklessness of their-play, one of the children pushed him into deeper water. At that moment, the mill gates opened and water rushed through carrying him along. He was drowned – but some adults who were hastily called to the scene managed to pull him out and revive him.
The boy’s father was called, and as his father carried his revived body home in his arms, the little boy talked about his mother, who had died some years earlier and at first his father smiled at his story. The boy said that as he went under the water he felt himself sinking down and down into darkness. Then there was a change and he felt himself rising up slowly until at last he rose to the surface. He was in a huge sea.
Around him, other people were also surfacing, and all were being gradually washed towards the nearby shore. There on the beach, people waited, and greeted those who were brought to them by the sea. And as he himself drew near there on a small promontory were his grandparents waiting to welcome him – and in front – his mother, and she bent to draw him into her arms. She took hold of his hands and as she did so, a cross around her neck swung before his face. Sparkling in it were seven stones. But at that moment, something seemed to pull him away, and he sank into the sea and at last awoke on the riverbank.
The other half of the Story
At the conclusion of the story, his father’s condescending smile vanished. They were now at home and his father left the room, obviously deeply moved. Only years later did he tell his son the other half of the story. The boy’s mother had died when her son was tiny and she had died on her birthday. For many weeks before, her husband had saved for a special present which he had kept secret. On her death, heart-broken, he had crept down to the coffin in the middle of the night, unscrewed the lid and given the present to his dead wife. It was a cross with seven stones, and the secret of it had been buried with her.
A beautiful story and one with links with the real world and the world of death – the fourth dimension. The boy died for a while, but was revived before any brain deterioration occurred. At first, he experienced darkness, the bodilessness of the fifth dimension, but because it was an unknown for him and for most of us, because our whole experience is by seeing people, animals, and things as separate and outside us, he switched to the fourth dimension where he could understand and relate to what he was experiencing. The sea was an image that in this dimension – which includes dreams – represented the fifth dimension, in which everything is merged as one. See Edgar Cayce for a wonderful tour of the 4th.
Many modern physicists, working with the information arising in experiments with quantum theory, tell us that our view of the world is based upon our blindness, and is very limited, and through its limitation, unreal. The implications of the theorem are enormous. Something can be in two places at once, in fact everywhere at the same moment. Apparently distant objects, or people, are intricately linked in an immediate way. There is no separate existence as we previously thought. Our view of the world is not one supported by the facts of physics. Time and space are transcended. People’s experiences of this dimension:
- I had no sense of having a body. Thoughts had ceased, except for a murmur apparently a thousand miles away. Yet in blackness, in immensity, in absence of thought I existed vitally as bodiless awareness. We think that we are our body because we have no other experience of our existence. So, we identify with our body and so are terrified of dying – which in a sense is what we do every time we go to sleep and leave our sense of a body behind.
- When we dream, our muscles are paralysed and we also lose all sensations arising from our body senses – our eyes, ears, taste, touch, and smell. In that condition, we are bodiless, but to maintain our confidence, as people get terrified when they get near to realising that they are fundamentally bodiless consciousness, we create a dream image of ourselves with a body. Out of that arises all the fear of death – for even if we lose all our limbs we are still us.
- Suddenly I was in a huge underground cavern. It was hundreds of feet high and as wide. It had two great statues in it, both to do with death. The whole place overpowered me with a sense of decay and skeletal death, darkness, underground, earth, the end. I cried out in the dismal cave, ‘Death, where is your sting! Grave, where is your victory!’ I immediately had the sense of being a bodiless awareness. I knew this was what occurred at death. Fear and the sense of decay left me. Andrew.
- I had a spontaneous OBE as a teenager, and after recovering from the shock of finding myself floating over my body and staring down at myself asleep in bed, I had an indescribably exhilarating time flying through walls and soaring over the treetops. During the course of my bodiless journey I even stumbled across a library book a neighbour had lost and was able to tell her where the book was located the next day. I describe this experience in detail in Beyond the Quantum
- I dissolved into the Nothing which is Everything. Transcendence. In the transcendence, revelation: There was no climactic moment of release. There was no shattering or explosion. There was only further expansion and further fulfillment. It was as if I had become the expanding universe, spreading further and further in every direction, and through the universe of Me there flowed a mighty force, the Life Force, which was like an inexhaustible fountain of fire or air or water, a fountain of eternal replenishment. Quoted from Myself and I by Constance Newland.
- I was lying down and internally I regressed, going backwards through my life not that I intimately remember all the experiences but that a bit like Alice banging against the tunnel, banging against difficulties in teenage, having tonsils out, and ended at the bottom – the womb. I had a sense of myself but not of my body but bodiless; and as I observed my experience it wasn’t that I was in my mother’s womb but it felt like it was the deepest part of my awareness in which I just existed and there were equally no thoughts as everything seemed to be so quiet and still as if all the usual activities of being physical and mental and emotional had stopped, just existence. But there still seemed to be a current, as it were pushing me back, and I felt if I went any further into this regression I would disappear, I as a separate being would cease to exist.
I felt I recognised that I had been in this condition before, and there must be a wall or some sort of barrier. So, I decided to do it again, and when I got to the barrier and my heart was beating fast, I chose to use the self-hypnosis as a means to go through this barrier, which I did. It was just like going through a wall and I was egoless… and this lasted for 3 weeks, as such there was no pain. I was in heaven, yet was still functioning doing normal things, but there were not any personal reactions to things. It is out of the personal reactions that pain could occur. At times, it was like a sense of touching what people call god, or what is called heaven. After 3 weeks, I was at college sitting and some friends came up and said what has happened you, you seem so totally different.
Usually when I looked at people I had certain reactions, but during this experience I didn’t have all the usual associations about things, instead I saw things as energy and colours and movements. Also, I didn’t have any sense of separation, as I was the observer and the observed, and while watching people, I always had the sense of not being involved; but this time when they came up to me I had the sense this is such a wonderful thing I wanted to share it, and as soon as I said that I came back; I’m back, the I, the ego was back, and that was the end of it.
- My breathing became very slow, it seems even at times as if it has stopped, and everything becomes very still. It feels like being dead. My body becomes so still it disappears and all that is left is naked awareness submerged in enormous emptiness or space. Space and great quietness.
I suppose one way of describing it is to say that all movement has ceased. No breathing, no heartbeat, no movement of the body. In fact, the body feels like it has given up life, becoming incredibly still and empty. There is a paradox in this experience because it feels as if I, my sense of self, has melted away, and yet there is still a very definite experience of existing. I suppose what has stopped is what I have called movement. The movement of thinking, of feeling, of longing or hoping for things. The constant rising and falling of the chest, the sense of movement and activity of the body, usually immerses our consciousness in a world that we take to be all there is. This experience of death where the body is no longer moving allows consciousness to spread out or to know itself as spread out beyond the edge of the body and the enormous sense of location that breathing and movement and physical sensation gives us.
When you lose your body, you can begin to move around in another dimension of experience. Without the body, you exist in the world of the dead. But I am just a learner in this world and I need to take time and allow myself to experience it. I need to be in this experience for a while to learn.
My body was shaking and I felt life was claiming it. I felt it was like being in love. It seemed to me that Life was absorbing my body. It felt like I was going home again to my beginnings. As this vibration and this sense of being absorbed was happening and the waves of sparkling radiance were flowing through me or in me, I sensed it as waves rolling around the earth, generating from the earth’s power or magnetism. These waves roll around and therefore through all of us, and I felt sure I was experiencing this. I felt I was riding these beautiful waves.
- Yet somehow, although I did not have a focused self to carry on thinking, my question was still apparently working, for there was a level beyond that which I now awoke in. ‘I’ along with the world of change existed, but at the same time as the world of change, ‘I’ was involved, merged, inextricable at one with the changeless. In this state I realised that in everyday life my mind slaughtered this wonder and presented the world to me as if everything were divided, and there was only change and death. Or that my normal self was a long way off from this changeless, bodiless self, giving the feeling that one had to do something extraordinary to get to it. The fact I now saw was that in the midst of the changing and dying, the changeless and deathless abides. The rational mind finds it hard to accept such a contradiction. But I think this is because we usually see only our surface self, which lives and dies. Francis P.
- I looked over at a plain wall in the room. It was light green. To my amazement, a huge living and wondrous circle appeared on the wall. It was full of movement, everything dancing in time to music. At the very centre of the circle was emptiness, nothing, a void. Yet out of this nothingness all things emerged. There were plants, animals, people, hills, rivers, and mountains all coming to birth. They danced out in their own individual movement, yet each unknowingly was part of the whole wonderful and intricate dance which made a great pattern and movement in the body of the circle. All danced to the periphery and there turned and moved, still in their ballet, back to the centre. At that centre they plunged into its oblivion again. But at that very moment new life sprang from it to dance once more.
William Lilley, was a great healer. He lived an extraordinary life, uniting in his practice the use of ordinary medicine, herbs, massage, manipulation, sound therapy, vibration therapy, along with a clairvoyant ability to look into the body and diagnose sickness. He was able to consciously ‘leave his body’ and visit the ‘Inner World’. His description of this is not typical of many other people’s experiences - but he can describe it best:
- When I am going into trance, I breathe in the Yoga method shown me by Dr. Letari. Immediately I get a sensation as though I am falling, or being pulled backwards. As this sensation comes to a climax, I seem to be travelling through space at terrific speed.
I have opened my eyes many times at this point, but the only vision I have is of passing through a dense fog. Then, quite suddenly, the fog clears and I am at a stile. I climb over this stile and immediately there is a voice speaking to me over my shoulder. This voice is always with me, explaining everything I see and everyone I meet. The stile seems to be on the edge of a large field, which rises gradually to the form of a hill. I walk up the hill, and beyond it I visit many places. It is always the same stile, the same hill, the same voice, and it just seems like a large country with so many different towns to visit. The most interesting and remarkable experience I ever had during these visits happened before I went into trance. Several people had been speaking of consciousness. They had asked me to describe the world I experienced. Was it solid? Did I appear solid? I promised them that if I could, I would find out,
I arrived at my stile, the voice came to me, and it evidently knew my desire, because it said “Feel the earth!” I did. It was solid. “Feel the grass beneath your feet!” I did. That was solid too, and even had dew on it. “Smell these flowers!” They were perfectly natural and had the usual perfume. In fact, everything around was natural. Then I was told, “Feel your body”. I did so. It was as solid as I am materially. ‘The voice then said, “Close your eyes; make your consciousness passive”, or as you would do when preparing for a trance state. “Now feel the earth beneath your feet!” There was nothing. “Open your eyes”. It wasn’t dark, it wasn’t light. “Feel at your body”. It wasn’t there.
“Such is Spirit” said the voice. “Just a consciousness holding within it all experiences of your lifetime, all the joys and sorrows, your desires, achievements and failures, whence comes spiritual evolution. In your world of the material, you are able to examine matter; everything is matter. When you think of the spiritual, naturally you build in your consciousness another material world.”
The new, the creative is changing the world, and people. Change is going at a pace never before seen. We are on the brink of a revolution of change. And of you are watching you can see it hatching and blooming – the enormous developments in medicine – the emergence of 3D printers than can produce body parts – the galloping progress of artificial intelligence – the massive reaching out into space and development of space colonies – the great march of robotics – and the Internet is still in its infancy and will enter our lives with a vengeance.
Being creative means to go beyond what you already know, what you already have achieved or experienced. Staying where you are is not creative. Being creative takes courage. Go beyond your boundaries and be creative.
The Great Paradox
The great paradox is, how is it possible to live in a condition beyond time and space, without the heavy joy and pain of bodies; to experience the freedom of dreams and death, and also live separate lives, the tangle of days and nights running to years spent working and living in a body and time? See There is a Huge Change Happening
What is reality? What is true?
Well, the answer is that they are all true. But they are different truths because seen through the eyes of a body they are very different than the eyeless view of bodiless existence.
The tragedy is that we may be stuck in just one level of experience, whether high or low makes no difference. But if we are stuck in the pains of our emotions, from the eyes of another level they are the experience of joyful and varied life, and a taste of heaven.
The wonder is that we have so much of ourselves that we can explore and express. And there are levels beyond those described – we have so much!
How do we remain stuck when Life itself is so varied and yet united?
The simple answer I have arrived at is that we insist in standing in the way of glorious Life. We need to stop trying to control everything and let Life flow through us like a great river. Maybe we need to control much of the time, but occasionally we should sit and simply listen and wait for life to come to us. After all, it wasn’t us who led us through millions of years of evolution, it was the amazing processes of life. See Life’s Little Secrets
As Elliot so rightly said –
I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
The Sixth Dimension
I see the sixth dimension as the awareness of the huge forces that are part of the universe’s massive but often invisible activities; tremendous things that impact upon human life and in the past, have been called the gods.
“I felt myself to be a primitive tribal male. Suddenly I encountered a force – or what I saw as an immense being. This being I felt was a god or God, but looking back it wasn’t an all-encompassing being, so was more like a god, or an aspect of God. My visual impression of it though, was of something so huge yet visible, that I was at first terrified, and so were my ‘people’. If one can imagine an immense skyscraper rising into the clouds and beyond, yet not a building but a living being, this was my view of it. This being I knew as the ‘All Shaper’. It was the power which gave form or shape to everything. As such it could influence the shape one had become through the errors of history or the deeds of one’s family or oneself. The pristine shape or matrix which guides the cells to form organs could be restored.
There was a problem however. This being was terrifying and beyond the gods of my people. To stand before it or acknowledge it was akin to transgressing all the lore of the tribe, all its customs. So not only was the All Shaper something more than we had known before and so threatening to our – and my – world view, but also to take it as one’s god was to break with all the tribal traditions and to stand apart and different to one’s whole tribe.” Christopher.
It helps to understand that such experiences that Christopher described, which was a waking visionary experience, can be seen as the minds ability to create – dream – images for experience it cannot directly understand. That we have a word such as unconscious in our vocabulary means we acknowledge there are things we cannot ‘see’ about our own existence, about our own body, and about our own mind, intentions and feelings.
In trying to understand this we may come to see that most of our own existence and mind is outside the boundary of our everyday knowing. This has always been realised in most ancient cultures, and many strange and refined techniques were developed to take awareness beyond the boundary of its normal knowing into the land of the ‘unknown’. In this century, many people have attempted the same thing using mind expanding drugs or techniques of meditation or trying to induce altered states of consciousness. See Altered States
So, to understand how such dream images come about, and realise what such formless experiences are telling you, it can help if you realise that just as your eyes do not directly allow you to see, but nerve impulses are sent to the brain where they are translated into living pictures. Nothing we sense in the world is directly known, but it is all impressions that are translated into a sense of smell, sight, hearing, etc. So, the formless or the obscure is translated into apparently known imagery, as with dreams.
Christopher’s experience therefore needs to be translated to understand. First, it needs to be understood that he is a man born and raised in the Western twentieth and twenty first century culture. He is suddenly confronted by an enormous being beyond his previous comprehension. The effect on him is to feel like he is a ’primitive tribal male’; for the confrontation robs him of his sense of being in control and understanding the world he has lived in. He “felt it was a god or God, but looking back it wasn’t an all-encompassing being, so was more like a god”.
His intuition that is was a god was probably correct, and fits the description in Genesis, where it describes the power to shape human beings “in our image”. To quote, “001:026 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”
I quoted an explanation from The Unknown God by F J Mayers, a great student of the Hebrew language, “In the first place he tells us that Adam was to be made “in our image, after our likeness,” “Our,” as verse 27 explicitly states, refers to “Elohim.” We stated in Chapter II that “Elohim” is a plural name, and yet it is always treated as a “singular” one, and always used with a singular verb. In this verse, Elohim, in using the phrase “in our image,” etc., treats Himself as a plurality, but immediately afterwards we read that “Elohim created the Adam in “His” own image, in the image of Elohim created He him.”
“The name “Elohim” is one of the many different names, each with a clearly defined meaning, which are applied in the Bible to “God” considered under various aspects. We are accustomed to use the name “God” in a very “general” way, but the Bible used the various Divine names with significant discrimination. This name “Elohim” is a very interesting name, which will well repay study. In the first place, it is a plural name. There is a singular form of the name: “Eloha,” i.e., a “god” (small “g”). “Elohim,” therefore, literally means “gods” – a word which we associate with almost any nation rather than the Hebrews. We read of the “gods many and lords many” of surrounding nations. What, really, were the “gods”? They appear to have been personifications of Divine Attributes, or the Forces at work in Nature. Around these “gods” the old mythologies were built.”
The “Forces at work in Nature” and the idea that the gods are what we can understand as the great cosmic forces is exactly what we find when we begin to gain awareness of the sixth dimension. For the god that Christopher met was rightly called the ‘All Shaper’ – perhaps the very same shaper(s) call Elohim.
The archetype, the architectural plan, for our real self, our full maturity in is beginning to be found in this level of awareness. When we come to this region we see how well or badly we have realised the eternal attributes of our eternal selfhood in our physical life. We may start to gain a view of the many past lives, and how we have repeatedly sought to become this being that we potentially are. A summary of the past, and a plan for the future, comes into being when we measure the fruits of our life against our Whole Self. These fruits are also seen in the light of the eternal wisdom, love, and power, shining through the Self. Due to the fact the Self has died to its divine awareness, and is nailed to matter - the body – suffering the loss of awareness of existence in the divine, life after life, that our soul may achieve eternal life, it has a Christ like love, patience and gentleness. Here too we may start to meet those great beings of all nations, religions and times who have trod the path before us. If we remain conscious at this stage, the wisdom and experience of these saints and masters, comes to us as fully as we can receive it.
Natures Forces – The Gods – At Work
Unfortunately, when we ask God or the gods for healing we are usually thinking with our three-dimensional view of who we are – our physical body. What we are maybe asking for, is a formless and huge entity, to fix whatever our physical ailment is – maybe we should ask it, from its understanding, to re shape us.
Even when we open to God and ask for help, we have opened ourselves to something so far beyond the three-dimensional understanding we can only hope for an associated idea response – a symbolical presentation. We often picture God as a male which is ridiculous. Can you create, with your three-dimensional thinking, something that lives in an awareness beyond time and space? Literally does not exist in time or space, and so is everywhere and everything at the same moment.
I had an experience of meeting two gods, which I will try to explain.
I was exploring a dream I had, in which I looked up to the night sky, and saw beings, made of thousands of stars, dancing across the sky from one horizon to the other. As soon as I opened myself to this image I recognised and felt them to be what ancient cultures have called the gods. They showed me what they are. But they were in no way like the strange portrayals of the ancient gods we see in films and drama; powerful caricatures of human beings with amazing powers. These beings did not have human form with crazy quirks, angers, and desire for power that humans have. I experienced them as the spectrum of fundamental forces and energies that work together to create the universe and us.
However, these forces that usually we take as somehow inanimate or without awareness, like the force of gravity or the energy pouring out of the sun, I experienced as having awareness and intelligence. I knew them as existing in the water we drink and the air we breathe. I knew them as our real parents, of whose body we take into us to exist. I knew them as the beings we are constantly hurting through our destructive relationship with nature.
As I became aware of them I knew also that they were asking something of us, something that we were not giving. If we listen, they are telling us that there are shifts going on that will require something of us, something more than we are presently giving as a race. The message I receive from these ancient beings, what I called the Star Beings, is that the time of the Bull and the Lion is approaching. This is simply a cycle just as summer and winter are cycles. They communicated to me that there are major changes coming. Changes so vast we need to become like good sailors, able to meet the massive tides and shifts of the future. Do not get fixed in old beliefs and ways, but remain flexible and capable of meeting the new, for much of the old will be swept away.
I asked the Star Beings what is required of us. The response was that we must be custodians. That is all that is asked of us, that we be custodians of the life around us. That is all that was ever required of us. Instead of looking around and recognising our place in the scheme of things, we make of ourselves little castles, little guarded citadels cut off from life. We create small defended territories from which we grab everything we can. What do we give back?
I am not an amazing seer. Look around, thousands of people are shouting it, painting it, singing and writing it, in different ways, all with a similar message.
The Lion and the Bull are obviously Zodiac signs. This is what present day astrology has not told us. It is out of these beings, their vitality, their essence, that we have our life and our existence. They are the gods. Modern astrology is a real sham. It doesn’t help us to connect with this underlying harmony and find our place in the cosmic scheme of things. It has become a parade, an entertainment, and a dating fortune teller. So often it is advertised as about your “love stars” — a sort of erotic titillation. Its true nature is far beyond that. It is a story in symbols of our emergence from these great beings, and a statement of the part they play in the changes and processes of life on earth and social events.
When are aware of this level or dimension we enter a different relationship with the world, people, and all nature around us. In this sixth level, we see how our life has accorded not only with our own core being, but with the ‘true being of the world’. We see ourselves as we exist, in or out of harmony with that world consciousness, that essence of all beings, sometimes known in different cultures or languages, it is called for a Minoan World as Zagreus, for a Sumeric World as Tammuz, for a Hittite World as Attis, for a Scandinavian World as Balder, for a Syriac World as Adonis (“Our Lord”), for an Egyptian World as Osiris, for a Shi’i World as Husayn, for a Christian World as Christ, for an Indian world Krishna. Here is the judging, the self-judging, of the ‘quick and the dead.’
The Seventh Dimension
If we are conscious at his level, we know ourselves as the whole cosmos of sun, moon, planets, and stars; as all beings, creatures, and kingdoms. We know ourselves as our own wholeness.
We have reached God Consciousness, experiencing life outside of time and space, and oneness with everything.
As Jesse Watkins said of his inner journey, “I had feelings of gods, not only God but gods as it were, of beings which are far above us capable of, er, dealing with the situation that I was incapable of dealing with, that were in charge and running things and, um, at the end of it, everybody had to take on the job at the top. And it was this business that made it such a devastating thing to contemplate, that at some period in the existence of oneself, one had to take on this job, even for only a momentary period, because you had arrived then at an awareness of everything. What was beyond that I don’t know. At the time I felt that God himself was a madman… because he’s got this enormous load of having to be aware and governing and running things—and that all of us had to come up and finally get to the point where we had to experience that ourselves.., the journey is there and every single one of us has got to go through it, and everything— you can’t dodge it… the purpose of everything and the whole of existence is, er, to equip you to take another step, and another step, and another step, and so on.”