Is it our insistence on time that keeps us locked into this 3 D world? Time being a perspective or mode of perception…Or, is it our insistence on seeing time as only one thing, operating in one way - linear? Because in 1D it is linear, in 2D its circular but in 3D its spherical and in 4D we will find out that it is a vortex or (vorticle? - is that a word?) A pattern is only valid when it fulfills:
As above, so below.
IMO, I also think that we will discover that it is entirely a choice in how we perceive it that makes it such, that it doesn't take any extended abilities or mental/spiritual gifts - it's simply a frame of reference. Here is why I say this, and I have to take down a notch out of the theoretical.
This world has an unwritten rule that says:
LEAVE MY REALITY ALONE! (don't rattle the bars of the cage)
- Don't upset the apple cart
- It's the way things have always been done
( - don't help or expand the thinking or the perceptions of the people in the cage, or they will discover they never really were in the cage, and above all, the next person who gives anybody the proverbial apple on that planet will exiled to the ninth hell.)
This is TRAINING! I cite the famous 5 Moneys Urban legend that originates from actual research.
A group of scientists placed five monkeys in a cage, and in the middle, a ladder with bananas on top.
Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the monkeys with cold water.
After a while, every time a monkey would start up the ladder, the others would pull it down and beat it up.
After a time, no monkey would dare try climbing the ladder, no matter how great the temptation.
The scientists then decided to replace one of the monkeys. The first thing this new monkey did was start to climb the ladder. Immediately, the others pulled him down and beat him up.
After several beatings, the new monkey learned never to go up the ladder, even though there was no evident reason not to, aside from the beatings.
The second monkey was substituted and the same occurred. The first monkey participated in the beating of the second monkey. A third monkey was changed and the same was repeated. The fourth monkey was changed, resulting in the same, before the fifth was finally replaced as well.
What was left was a group of five monkeys that – without ever having received a cold shower – continued to beat up any monkey who attempted to climb the ladder.
If it was possible to ask the monkeys why they beat up on all those who attempted to climb the ladder, their most likely answer would be “I don’t know. It’s just how things are done around here.”
Does that sound at all familiar?
Source: This story, a modern day fable, was inspired in part by the experiments of G.R. Stephenson, found in “Cultural acquisition of a specific learned response among rhesus monkeys“ as well as certain experiments with chimpanzees conducted by Wolfgang Kohler in the 1920s. Over the years, it was pieced together to form the urban legend as it now stands. If you enjoyed this post, you may appreciate the similar Hundredth Monkey Effect.
Below is a quotation from the experiment, in scientific Jargon: (sources cited below)
“Stephenson (1967) trained adult male and female rhesus monkeys to avoid manipulating an object and then placed individual naïve animals in a cage with a trained individual of the same age and sex and the object in question. In one case, a trained male actually pulled his naïve partner away from the previously punished manipulandum during their period of interaction, whereas the other two trained males exhibited what were described as “threat facial expressions while in a fear posture” when a naïve animal approached the manipulandum. When placed alone in the cage with the novel object, naïve males that had been paired with trained males showed greatly reduced manipulation of the training object in comparison with controls. Unfortunately, training and testing were not carried out using a discrimination procedure so the nature of the transmitted information cannot be determined, but the data are of considerable interest.” From <https://attheintersectionblog.com/2013/03/06/the-monkey-experiment-and-edgar-schein/>
Stephenson, G. R. (1967). Cultural acquisition of a specific learned response among rhesus monkeys. In: Starek, D., Schneider, R., and Kuhn, H. J. (eds.), Progress in Primatology, Stuttgart: Fischer, pp. 279-288.
Mentioned in: Galef, B. G., Jr. (1976). Social Transmission of Acquired Behavior: A Discussion of Tradition and Social Learning in Vertebrates. In: Rosenblatt, J.S., Hinde, R.A., Shaw, E. and Beer, C. (eds.), Advances in the study of behavior, Vol. 6, New York: Academic Press, pp. 87-88:” From <https://attheintersectionblog.com/2013/03/06/the-monkey-experiment-and-edgar-schein/
Now WHY is another matter altogether. Here we actually have to seek out the missing pieces of information (bananas) and figure out where they belong and why they were hidden. Then, using hindsight (is it really 20/20, or can that part be manipulated too?) we should be able to piece it together.
From our point of view - we who are indoctrinated with the extraplanetary life point of view, there is a huge area of exploration, not only because the trained monkey part of civilization is still beating up those that would look higher, but because we are just waking up to the fact that not everything out there even comes from this solid nuts and bolts dimension, but that it can be not only un-seeable, but unnoticeable by us in our normal state. There we get into the agenda of everybody who doesn't live here and their reasons… Until we can actually accept that there are other people that live 'out there' we can't even begin to see how that would affect the reality that we are immersed in on the planet and that, that reality is the cage.
If you have only one tiny segment of a puzzle from which to view a much bigger picture and that segment is a bit twisted up, your chances of being able to even theorize correctly about the bigger picture is nil, nunca, zero, nada… And even when you begin to realize that everything is all connected in a very weird, twisted way in trying to understand the bigger picture, without a prime piece of information you will still fail, miserably.
Are we failing?