Before we begin:
We are all three-dimensional beings living in the fourth dimension. It’s almost incomprehensible to imagine the fourth dimension as we only able to exist in a single slice of the fourth dimension, moment by moment, much like our imagined two-dimensional brethren would find it unfathomable to fully comprehend us as three-dimensional beings.
We perceive time as a forward and linear progression. We can recall past moments but are unable to envelop our entire personal timeline from conception to death as a whole. As I said, we are three-dimensional beings.
I personally believe there is a difference between dreams and visions. When I dream, I observe myself within the dream, almost as if I am watching myself in a movie in which I am the star. My dreams can be crazy, or not, and feel as truthful as my real life experiences.
How I differentiate a dream from a vision is something minute, and possibly unnoticed by most. I never used to be aware of it until someone happened to mention this theory to me at an earlier age. Visions are just as truthful as real life experiences, can feel just as real or unbelievable as a dream can. The only thing that makes a vision different from a dream is perspective. In visions, I always see everything through my own eyes.
Throughout time there have been many references to a type of event commonly known as a déjà vu. Essentially, this is a momentary experience in the third dimension that seems almost surreal, like we’ve already experienced it in our past but know this is the first time the experience has occurred. The déjà vu is typically seen through our own eyes, evidenced with vivid details across all of our senses, and is hard to explain away through any rational means.
There are many different historic names for the déjà vu experience: vision, prophecy, premonition, precognition, dream quest, and dozens of others, if not more.
Some attribute the sensation of déjà vu to their deity or spirituality of choice, that this glimpse into their future life is evidence of divine intervention or proof of the spiritual realm.
Some would say only the weak-minded follow a spiritual belief as it is easier than trying to explore a more pragmatic explanation to things beyond ourselves we fail to understand. These people have their own unquantifiable and mystical beliefs in things like time travel, and that perhaps the déjà vu experience is their future self interceding to alter the course of their past – very fifth dimensional thinking. Another science fictional belief could be that it’s someone else’s future self, or a being from a different dimension, interceding to change the course of history to better us, them, or the universe(s) as a whole. The higher along the dimensions we allow ourselves to think, the more endless the possibilities.
It all gets a little mind bending to me, so I will step back to the fourth dimension.
Human evolution/adaptation/development is an interesting thing. Technology advances, cost of entry into functional society increases but is paid at an earlier age, and we continue to move forward at an alarming rate. Look at all the things we have accomplished as a people since the legends of the eve gate exodus.
Let me posit this. What if our unconscious mind, in its rested state, is capable of more than we allow as conscious beings? Scientists are always talking about the untapped potential of the brain, so what if while we sleep, we actually become fourth dimensional beings, if even for a moment? What if we travel along our own timeline, glimpsing a moment in our future, but storing that memory in our unconscious present? Wouldn’t that explain why it feels like we’ve already experienced said moment when the déjà vu occurs? It makes sense because if this theory true, we already have experienced it in our future.
It does lend itself to another interesting religious topic though, that being pre-destination. There are many belief systems that adhere to the concept that their entire fates are already written, that nothing they can do can alter the course of their lives. Many that adhere to time travel theory also believe that “what’s done is done”, and that changing the past, no matter how desired, is simply not achievable. Of course, some simply believe that the past shouldn’t be altered for fear of what unknown consequences may result in the future – that whole butterfly effect thing.
Granted, the underlying hypocrisy to pre-destination is that if one truly believed their fate to be unalterable due to divine direction, why would they bother looking both ways when crossing the street?
Me? Well, here’s my thoughts on the matter, even though I’m quickly digressing from the original topic. Imagine that.
The fourth dimension is the sum of every decision we make throughout our lives. In essence, it is a static timeline of what we do. The higher dimensions are based on the decisions we didn’t make, in every combination possible, as well as the unmade decision combinations of everyone within our universe, and within every universe that exists for every combination of decisions made until we eventually hit the double infinity of the tenth dimension.
On the one hand, it is pre-determined. If we were fourth dimensional creatures we would be able to see the entirety of our timeline as a whole, as I mentioned earlier. If we were fifth dimensional beings, we could take it one step further, and be able to bend all of our possible timelines into one in order to create the best possible fourth dimension we can possibly have.
Once again, I am a three-dimensional being stuck in the fourth dimension. I experience déjà vu because my timeline is predestined by the choices I’ve made and the choices I still have left to make.
Of course, maybe the whole déjà vu experience is a side effect of the Jovian technology I employ as a capsuleer that allows me to command massive spaceships with my brain; the same technology used to transfer my consciousness from a dying husk into a waiting cloned shell.
Or maybe it all just hurts my head to think about.
What are your thoughts?