“[T]he atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.”
― Werner Heisenberg
While sometimes comical, it’s largely admirable how the most curious and adamant of minds are determined to quantify this dimension, looking into any possible nook and cranny to find what they’re looking for.
Quantum mechanics. Spiritual transcendence. Religion. Psychological phenomena like ESP. Studies into the afterlife or past life regression. Philosophy.
We can’t stop ourselves from trying, rightfully so. And, in a collective sense, we can’t ever let go of the need to search. This means something.
We’ve evolved alongside this notion that there’s something more. Maybe not always in terms of an afterlife or maybe not often in respect to some hidden human power, but simply operating under the innate assumption that there’s something more stitched into the fabric of our reality, if not the entire blanket itself.
The idea that consciousness isn’t only relegated to the cranial confines of our experience on this physical plane of existence is one that is met with opposition as much as it is pushed by countless forms of uncoordinated muscle.
The idea that our ideas, experiences, and concepts exist independently of us is comical to some, despite the fact that certain laws of nature — laws which dictate things like time or physics — are so easily accepted. They too live independently of our physical reality despite governing it like some sort of algorithmic coding, embedded into every bit of matter.
Once we boil everything away, the formula becomes rather simple when we see that it is all reduced to one part intention, one part possibility, and one part perspective.
We have the power to access this intangible world whenever we need to. We have the uncanny ability to transcend this physical reality and to not only manipulate matter physically but also mentally. Think of architectonic blueprints — a good architect will employ mathematics, physics, a history of architectural knowledge, creativity, passion, risk, innovation, boldness, personality, ambition, practicality, and safety into their design. The building, consisting of much more than simple matter, stands to represent the harmonious blending between the material and the immaterial.
Perhaps a less lofty example: we can reverse the order and look to see how matter influences the world of non-matter. How the simple but hypnotic process of burning wood — a campfire — can have an ever-lasting affect on those who sit around it to socialize. How a particularly beautiful travel destination can live on, in perpetuity, engrained in the echelons of the minds who visit and perceive it.
At any given point, we have the potential and the opportunity to be whoever or whatever we want to be. While we may rarely act on such potential, it nonetheless remains possible.
Envision a prisoner: while unable to become free of their physical confinement, they’re more than able to obtain freedom in countless immaterial ways — spiritually, ethically, psychologically, socially.
Our small apartments can be our most tremendous of kingdoms. Our failures and transgressions can be our lessons. Our voids of desolation can be our space for hope. And this is much more than the employment of some perspective.
The dimension which overlays our own world of matter and sensory experience is one that also infuses it with meaning and vitality. Perhaps more importantly, it exponentiates everything into a state of potential and infinite possibility.
As a prime example quantum physics — compounded with the many-worlds interpretation to our reality — makes for a convincing argument. The law of attraction, a bit more fluffy, is also fervently adopted under a similar but differently transcribed context. While these approaches may be far off the actual mark of how our reality is organized, we shouldn’t assume to be able to comprehend it. Rather, we should appreciate that we have been equipped with the power of intention or potential.
Sometimes, the less you look directly at something, the better you see it.
This plane of non-existent existence is one such instance. Perhaps it’s entirely subjective and not collectively quantifiable; perhaps it’s just a testament to the powers of our imaginations and our ability to communicate on many levels of understanding as a rather evolved species. Perhaps the laws of nature and the algorithmic coding weaved into our nature world (golden ratios and fractals and Fibonacci sequences) is just a fluke of physics.
Whatever the case may be, the sixth dimension is ours to do with as we please.