If you think you cannot access other dimensions, I can tell you with absolute certainty you can — if you want to. That may make it sound as if you are simply indulging in your imagination, but what is imagination, after all?
“Imagination,” Einstein said, “is more important than knowledge.” Put another way: the ability to visualize beyond our limited 3-D perception is more important than scientific proof.
Not everyone can swallow that idea. We are a culture founded on the belief only the material reality exists.
We believe if something cannot be proven scientifically, it is not real.
Mind you, it is scientists who claim that as fact with a rigid absolutism, and we have been following along with their idea like lemmings heading for the cliff that drops into the sea.
The sea, you see, is the 5th dimension, and the 6th, and the 7th, and more. Even the physicists confess that they believe other dimensions are out there and our only problem is we don’t know how to reach them. They suggest there is an infinite grid of dimensions, possibly part of the design of the universe. Well, a rocket ship won’t help us find those— no matter how sophisticated it is. Even a wormhole takes time.
One of the missions of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the behemoth accelerator straddling the French-Swiss border, has been to test the possibility of unseen extra dimensions . Since the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012, completing the Standard Model of particle physics, the idea of looking at such extensions has become more central.”
But imagination takes no time at all, and who is to say when we travel in it, it is any less valid than the material path? In fact, there are theories that suggest our material world is an illusion. Alas, for the scientists, and by association, us, everything has to be proven in 3-D terms first before they (we) will believe it.
What Is This Thing Called Proof?
What is this “proof” scientists cling to — that they feel such proprietary ownership toward? Can they “prove” proof is essential for comprehending the whole truth?
No. The idea everything must be materially proven is an invention, a scientific construct based on a 3-dimensional perception that allows us to justify our research into the unknown by saying when we prove it, it will exist. And not before.
What are they really saying? They are defining the severe limitation of the materialistic viewpoint, declaring only matter exists and all else is a fabrication until we prove it is, again, matter. Kind of like a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Scientists, with an orthodox dogmatism, are saying the universe is there for earthlings to define, despite all the trillion galaxies and stars in it. That is convoluted reasoning, even for rational thought. As if a universe of a trillion galaxies and and stars can be condensed into the vision of one little planet circling around the rather small star we call the sun?
They believe our earth-based mindset rules the cosmos.
Another name for such thinking is hubris, an excessive vanity about one’s own importance or way of thought that inevitably falls into ruins.
But What Else Is There?
If we dismiss scientific proof as the be-all and end-all, where does that leave us?
Back in our imaginations.
Where there are no limits. Where there are no boundaries to what is possible. Where we can access other ways of seeing and be open to them on the spin of a dime. Even faster than that, faster than the blink of an eye. As fast as the thought we hold. Done deal. We think, therefore it is — whether another landscape, idea, or dimension.
How? A myriad of ways exists for us to move into perceptions of other dimensions — we commonly ignore this, but such ways are all around us. Here are three you can try for yourself. They won’t take you far. You won’t forget where you are or enter some kind of trance or feel you are sinking into an abyss — though entering the unknown of alternate dimensions can become all these things.
No. These are just signposts into a zone you already know, and to see them requires only a moment’s stopping in place, thirty seconds of using your imagination.
Yet, what you find will seem material and illusion at once — which is real? You decide. If you want to…
Three Other Ways To See the World
- What Can Your Eyes See?
Scientifically speaking, the spectrum our eyes perceive is designed perfectly for our 3-D world. But it is not the truth of that world— not the whole truth, even physiologically.
We know animals can perceive a color spectrum greater than our own. We know creatures in the ocean can emit a spectrum of colorful luminescence invisible in daylight.
We also know that we can have our perceived 3-D perception involuntarily altered. Dr. Oliver Sacks records remarkable cases about this very thing in his book An Anthropologist on Mars. In one instance, a painter lost his ability to see color, due to a medical condition. He began to paint extraordinary scenes in black and white that altered the onlooker’s understanding of reality.
But it goes deeper than that. If we decide to see in a different spectrum deliberately, can we do it?
Essentially, scientists cannot prove what we see at all. The sensors in the eye transmit to the brain on certain wavelengths, and the brain determines what the image is. But there is no way to say what I see and what you see are the same thing. No way whatsoever!
What if you are seeing a color spectrum that includes ultraviolet light and you take it for granted? You assume I can see it, too, though I cannot. It is your foundation of sight.
Try this exercise: Sit at ease in as quiet a location as you can find. Close your eyes. Imagine, just for a moment, you are able to access a different wavelength for seeing — one that lets you see radio waves in the air, or perhaps infrared light, which exists all around us but is invisible to us. Hold the image for thirty seconds. Then open your eyes. Something has changed in your perception, even at a subtle level.
2. Can You Perceive Another Dimension In the Natural World?
How about perceiving the line of light that, like kirlian photography, happens to surround leaves on a tree? This has been documented as an energy emission from plants. You can witness it in daylight, but it is perhaps most effective and easiest in twilight, when there are just vestiges of daylight in the waning sky.
Try this exercise: For thirty seconds allow your eyes to relax as they scan the tree line or allow yourself to gaze at the outline of leaves on a bush in a garden. If you do not force it, after a moment you will sense a thin line of light that follows the outline of the trees and leaves. It will seem almost as if someone has used a very thin white pen to draw the highlight.
What are you looking at? The natural luminescence present in all plants — accessible to us with the naked eye. Stay with that for thirty seconds. The next time you look at trees and plants at dusk, that line will show itself right away, because you have become aware of it.
3. Expansion of the Space You Are In
You occupy a certain space. Look around you now and define it. Take note of details.
Perhaps you are in a room 10' by 15', with white walls, two windows, a yard outside, or perhaps no windows and just a door. It doesn’t matter where you are. Just notice everything you can.
Try this exercise: Inside that space, with your eyes open, imagine it expands — that the 10' become 20', that the door is farther away, that the yard stretches out of sight. Stay there, feeling the increased space around your body. Do this for thirty seconds, no more.
How do you feel after each of these exercises? If you sense no difference, try again, this time letting go of the need to rely on the accustomed senses.
So much more awaits when we feel open to it and allow ourselves to shift gears, to think about what we are seeing — and sensing — in other ways.
You could say it is all a matter of being open to life, in all its forms…