reply to post by tetra50
There are infinite number of ways, my friend, as long as you are free to choose...
And we surely are "flatlanders", but as to me, it's not about dimensions, but our binary logic. Our dualism. We are split into Agent and Beholder,
and our whole life we are Beholder, who fools himself into thinking that it is him who makes decisions, while the one who really makes them is the
Agent, few seconds ahead into future, and Beholder just registers the consequences of Agent's actions.
I'm telling it with confidence, because I've experienced the split, it was one of my scariest but enlightening experiences up to date. Imagine
yourself splitting in two, one has your mind and vision, and the other has all your decisions and your bodily feeling, and they go out of sync, you do
something, like, standing up, you feel that you stood up, but the vision tells you you're still sitting. Meanwhile, you decide to sit back because
this wrecks chaos into your orientation in space... You feel that you sat down. But you see that the other one, the Beholder, stands up in this exact
moment. Beholder is in terror of Agent going out of control, because there is no conscious mind with him, and Agent is desperately trying to reconnect
with vision to control his orientation in space. The split is few seconds wide. Then a wild thing occurs, they briefly become back in sync, and then
the Beholder is sent into future, seeing things he didn't command to do! It as absolute terror. You just go over rails which are there for you
forever, this is your way through the universe, and you can't do anything to change direction. What's worse, you don't know where this way leads
you unless something happens. You can't predict if you will jump out of the window in next few seconds or not...You see yourself going through a room
to another room, and there sitting down in a chair, looking back to now empty space where your Agent decides to stand up, cross the room and finally
sit back into Beholder.
Many years after I read an article about a scientific experiment involving measuring the delay between actual decision and action. People were asked
to do something totally random, like moving a finger. People did, and while they thought they decided to move a finger at the exact instant they
decided to do so, measurements of brain activity indicated that actual decision was made few seconds before!
The split is always there, completely unnoticed. So basically, the Agent is our subconsciousness, and the Beholder is consciousness.
Then one day I was explaining the Schroedinger cat experiment to my friend, and suddenly it correlated with my experience and that article I
mentioned. It became clear to me, that Agent is the one who makes decision on cat's destiny: whether Beholder will register cat as dead or alive. For
Agent, there is no chance, no fortuity; only conscious choice. And Beholder lives constantly worried by possible events that happen without his
consent. World seems chaotic and dangerous to him.
So we can't be free until we unite them together, consciousness and subconsciousness, the Beholder and the Agent. Lots of mysticist and alchemist
texts talk about the Union, the sacred Marriage.
How do we do that? I wish I knew. By hope and intention, I think...