July 11, 1994
When we carry mental relativity out into the real world, one of its impacts will be on religion, and it will show why it’s not religious. At the same time, when someone asks you about God in mental relativity and asks you are you a god, you say yes! (A quote from “Ghostbusters”)
Seriously, If somebody asks you if there is a God, you say maybe. You say yes and no. Regardless of personal belief, from a Mental Relativity perspective, when we talk about the essence of self-awareness — how do we know that we exist — a lateral concept of whether or not God exists emerges. As soon as we become aware of ourselves, we ask if there is something bigger, if there is something that knows more. The moment we define order by the way we understand things are, we want to know if there is a greater order that describes the chaotic nature of the environment and the universe around us, and indeed there is a greater order. The problem is you can’t get there from here.
We are trapped in our self-awareness meaning we only order things that we are capable of ordering and that means seeing only three dimensions when standing on four, but there are an infinite number of dimensions. The more we see, the more there are, because we create them as we embody them.
You could say that the closest thing we have to a concept of God in mental relativity would be whoever occupies the next dimension. They would stand in the fifth dimension and watch our four. They would not be bound by time. They could leap back and forth and change the state of things altering our current reality. Time becomes an object and it’s no longer something that flows. That means you could change the meaning of something now by changing something that happened earlier. Reality would then never have been the way it is because time is just another building block that would have to be played against the measuring stick of the fifth dimension which would then be the linearity. Something has to be the linearity, the single direction, the vector someplace, and if you don’t put it in the first four and control those, it will be in the fifth.
Someone once said if you had a four-dimensional surgeon, they could do surgery on the inside of the body without breaking the skin. Effectively, they would see the body everyplace that it is at all times, they would see all of our existences. Now look at how chaotic we are if you match us against space and time. If you look at us spatially, you say this is who I am, and in time, who I am here. But if you look at time not as something that is flowing but is at any point only one particular moment, then I am both here and two steps to my left and everywhere in between, and the longer I stay in one place the more intensely I exist.
You can find me in San Diego and in Mexico, and you’ll find me not as I am but in a slightly different state because I am constantly evolving within myself. Those are different fractal levels. If somebody moves across the room and time was seen as one moment, they would leave a vapor trail across the room. Instead of defining them spatially as an embodiment, they would be a streak, and they would exist more firmly where they stay for a longer duration in the space-time continuum. This is why we separate time and space in mental relativity. We don’t run into this paradox because time and space can change independent of each other.
When you take a look at the religious aspect of that and stand back and look at the whole thing, we take a bunch of fibers and turn it into a piece of twine that is one of these little spirals, which is one dimension. We’ve gone so far up that the first dimension is looking at a three-dimensional object. Now we take that and we coil the twine like a slinky while we know that there are spirals wrapping around the twine itself. So we have two spirals, one going laterally along the twine and another in the twine itself. That’s two dimensions. Now we take these two dimensions, this spiral made up of smaller spirals and spiral it into another coil. Now we have something that we can barely picture, but we can hold all of it in our mind. We can see the spirals going laterally at the same time that we see it going along the spiral as a shape at the same time that that makes another spiral. It’s the edges of the capacity of having all of these things going on in our minds at once. Now try to coil it one more time, and try to imagine it. You can’t do it. If you imagine a larger coil coiling the coil that coils the coil, as soon as you do that, you lose track of the first one that goes laterally along the twine. If you try to hold onto the spirals that go laterally along the twine, you’re going to lose going that one step higher to see that big coil that spirals the rest around. This is because that is the fourth dimension. The fourth dimension of processing, not the fourth dimension of existence.
You can look at dimensions in our traditional science as places, but they are only looking at it spatially — here’s this stake we call a dimension, now we’ll move into a higher plane of existence. We’ll go into another volume. They go into all these concepts that are only structural spatially-oriented concepts. However, if you look at processes as objects, then this little spiral is the only thing you can call a process. If you look at a slinky from the end, it looks like a circle, a particle. If you look at it sideways, you see a wave. So we look at photons and we say here’s a particle and here’s a wave. It has these two natures. It is a particle sometimes and a wave other times. It’s a particle and a wave depending on how you look at it. That’s a little closer to it, but what it really is is a spiral going one more dimension than we can perceive it in.
Light is not just a quantum, not just a packet of probabilities. Light is also a qualum. It contains both quantity and quality, so you have both a quantum and qualum aspect. Qualum mechanics is something we’re inventing here. Nobody knows that yet. When we look at light in quantum mechanics, we can look at quantity in two ways. We can describe its mass and we can describe its energy. But if we want to get at qualum mechanics, we have to look at it from a temporal sense, what’s going on in terms of process. When we look at process, we can look at the spiral. We can say this is an ongoing process because it’s not just a projection of repeating item in one dimension. It is now something that is going in your direction, and as you take this you can see in the spiral that if you have a certain length that you assign to it from the beginning of the spiral for maybe six or seven loops, so they end up being spiral and that is a slinky – type spiral, not a flat spiral — one that is actually coiled. Take that coil on the spring and there’s a certain amount of metal in the spring. If you squash it down, it widens out, if you pull it out, it’s going to narrow in. And so there’s a relationship between the breadth of these coils and the length of the coils.
So getting back to our original concept, what would God be, and in mental relativity–can we see there is a God? Well, the fact is that we are on this spiral, and we’re spiraling around, and all we can do is look to the future and to the past and see it as a particle. If we look to the present, and we look to progress, and see it as a wave, but we can’t see it as the spiral itself in real life, because we don’t have that view from all of the spiral; we have to stand out and look at from a 3/4 angle in order to see that. As a result, this thing spirals around while our lives are going around it. What are we circling around, well if you want a God there he is.
God is the force at the center that defines the spiral– how wide, how long. Essentially, we don’t have to have faith, but if you want to see it, you’re going to need it. That is the Tao that cannot be spoken. The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao, the Tao that defines how wide it is going to be, how it undulates, if it gets wider loops or narrower loops, and how long the whole thing goes. Those are things that we cannot control, they appear to be chaotic to us, the effect is manipulating that. If there is a greater order, that is the only way we can sense it’s impact, is in the chaos of our lives.
So, you don’t sense God working in mental relativity in terms that are ordered to you. You see God working in terms of chaotic aspects of your life. Which of course is where they get the idea of miracles from. A miracle is something that violates order.
If you are killed by a bacteria, it is just as deadly as if you were killed by a car. We cannot hold all that in our minds at the same time. The minute we try to achieve an understanding of the larger spiral, we lose track of the lower spiral. As a result we can only see three dimensions at once, not four, and because of that we have a three-dimension bandwidth of the mind in the sense then that becomes the size of mind constant as three dimensions. And no matter how far we move up in our considerations to a higher fractal levels or frictal levels, or no matter how far down we go to see greater detail, we cannot see any broader a scope than three dimensions.