Hi, Cyber_Wasp and TheDuckster!!
, you asked about traveling between dimensions. You had three questions, but the last one would summarize,
How did TD cope with travelling between the 3rd and 5th dimension on his travels to the future?
TD didn't travel between dimensions, that I am aware of. He did travel into our past and future - on this timeline - physically, using technology
that the gray aliens who abducted him possessed.
I think we get ahead of ourselves when we start talking dimensions. Our referring to our existence here and now as the third dimension has become all
I still understand this to be a designation of convenience. We truly don't fully understand what, who, where, or when we are.
But as far as the experiences that TD remembers having, he was physical the entire time, and remembers traveling to see events and an environment
commensurate to what he perceived as the past and future on this planet.
I sent your questions to him though, to get his thoughts. Thank you for your thoughts and posts, Cyber!!
!! Star Trek...No doubt we will see something like this in our lifetime...
Your question is appreciated. It's more one that begs a personal opinion, but I sent it to TD to get his thoughts.
(Trip and Malcolm were discussing Time Travel)
Trip: "Malcom... if you were to find out 'who' would be your soul-mate; the love of your life and it was written down ahead of time for you to know
EXACTLY what was to come about in your lifetime...and the result was 'happlily ever after', how would you feel?"
Malcom: "What do you mean?...It's 'happilly ever after'...RIGHT?"
Trip: "But Malcom...are you marrying for 'happilly ever after' -your own happiness or are you marrying just for the fact that you knew it was
written down ahead of time?"
I thought I'd bring this question to you guys.
My own thoughts are that there are people on earth who have seen their own future, including meeting their mates and falling in love. None but those
individuals can attest to their feelings on knowing in advance.
When you see those kinds of events from a distance - sort of from a technical point of view - it doesn't compare with the energy and feelings
associated with the real thing. That is my take on it.
Does having advanced notice of an earthquake, or a death in the family mitigate the experience of living through it? Maybe to some degree, as you were
somewhat prepared; but the experience is the thing.
In TD's case, he's telling you in advance that you're all going to see a time very soon where you will be jubilant beyond measure. Does that negate
this future experience? Not by a long shot, because when it comes to pass nothing can compare.
You also asked,
The way I see it...if we were to know exactly what was to come before our eyes...there would be NO need for the word HOPE.
What are your thoughts?
As I understand your question, you're asking, What good it is an expectation, of a preferred particular future occurrence (in the case of "hope", a
positive one) if you already know what's going to happen?
There are two possible responses to this. One is that everything is written in stone, and if you get a prediction about our future, then there's
nothing you can do about it, and expecting anything other than the stated outcome is pointless (I'm suggesting hoping and expecting are
In this case, expectation, or hope, are pointless. It's an unfortunate universe that operates this way. A universe of beings that are privy to these
predictions would be very interesting to watch, but also boring and depressing.
For one thing, can you imagine predicted, unalterable events? It's crazy. Imagine you knew someone was going to be shot at such and such a time, on
such and such a day. What would happen if another being went to stop the shooter? What would happen? This event was predicted. This means it is slated
to occur on such and such a day and time.
Could the shooter be detained until the last possible second? And what would happen at that time? Even the placement of the shooter would be
predetermined. Would the shooter, if detained until the last moment, just appear at this location just before the shooting, with gun in hand?
Actually, it seems to me that if you can see the future, then everything that ever happens in that universe would be written in stone. It would exist
as a fait accompli before you were ever born into it. This means that the person going to stop the shooter would have been predicted as doing exactly
that, and failing in a manner in which he ends up failing, just before the shooter completes his predestined task.
If the person hoping to stop the shooter knows this future, will he resign himself to doing nothing at all? And if he does, will some supernatural
force take over his body to fulfill the destiny he was presaged to fulfill? In this universe, thought too is predetermined; i.e., no thought. Robots
without identity. Only programming.
What would happen? If it is the case that everything is written in stone, then the ability of these beings to see this inevitable future was also
written in stone, as well as when they saw the future, and what they saw.
Would the above be a real scenario? It's a universe on autopilot. These aren't living, breathing beings; they are a movie. They're a program. At
least it seems that way to me. Who would create that program? For what purpose would a program like this be created? When would it run out?
Fortunately, this is not the world we live in. This universe is one that fosters independence and creativity. Maybe not randomness as much as we think
of it, or chance, but evolution and growth. And in a universe where everything is predetermined, and everyone knows the outcome, there is no growth.
It is a carousel; and a dark one at that.
The universe is malleable. And we are able to mold it; for the most part. It was made that way. Rest assured there is always room for hope, optimism,
and faith. I have learned, however, that certain things must come to pass. That should be self-evident.
In our case here on earth, I am largely convinced that we got a chance to experience our physical lives to some degree before we were born. I do think
that, as much as we feel helpless and in the dark, that there are larger aspects to ourselves - to our beings - that chose to bring us here at this
To me, the question here is, What benefit is there in incarnating on this planet at this time with no knowledge of our past, or who we are. We will
get an answer to this pretty soon.
I wanted to say, however, that "hope" is just a word. Hope is a word, or rather, psychological method of escape that a person uses when they want to
detach from unpleasant circumstances. It's a negation of life in my mind.
I think the word hope should be replaced here. I think people may think I'm coming down on optimism, or positivity (which are also just buzz words
with little real meaning), but I'm not.
I don't want to negate the, yes, "positive" changes that are occurring, but wanting to escape unpleasant circumstances is not a way to deal with
What we are dealing with right now is the result of ignoring, and dissociating from our lives; from the societies in which we live, in favor of
distractions and entertainment; of escapism.
There is nothing more life affirming than standing face to face with our life, asking the real questions, and demanding truthful answers; of ourselves
and our society. It's a matter of waking up, becoming independent in thought, but communal in our hearts.
There's nothing wrong with hope; as long as it isn't the result of a resignation of the individual; of the individual's strength, heart, and soul.
This moment there is not only hope, there is love and compassion. And it will grow immensely, everywhere, soon.