Folding Time and Space or Moving Beyond Time and Space

The more we understand our body, a piece of equipment, ourselves, the people we are with, the easier it is to use our body, work with a piece of equipment, be with other people or with ourselves. The better we understand consciousness and the universe the better we can tune in to our own desires and realize them, while being in tune with all that is around us.

Moving Beyond Time and Space

Usual explanations for wormholes talk about folding Time and Space to bring to points in space-time together. We can then jump from one point to the other easily-without too much effort. The effort then is in learning to Fold Time and Space.

What if instead of folding space-time we learn to move beyond it?

The Folding Time and Space model assumes that time and space is a fabric.

What if instead of a fabric (gabardine, linen, tartan, cotton polyester blend…) space-time is a set of limits within something bigger.

We could call this something bigger “Hyper Space, Ultra Space… the Realm of all That Is.”

(If there is an even bigger realm beyond, we could instead call it “the Realm of almost all that is…”)

This would be a realm that we could move into when we move beyond time and space. This realm would in comparison to time and space be “unlimited” or “infinite.”

If this realm beyond time and space contains time and space, then there is no need to move into it, we are already in it. We are in it just in a limited fashion, like being locked in a room in a house not understanding that with a key we can access the rest of the house, and its a really huge house.

Having a model of time and space and the realm that contains it, we may be able to gain the understanding necessary to move into this space at will. The idea then is so that we can define the limits that we want to play in at will-like having access to the whole house and being able to choose the room we are in, and being able to move freely between all the rooms in the house…


The Realm of the Real and the Realm of Potential

What if the realm of the infinite has two major aspects, The Realized, Real, or Realm of the Real, and the Realm of the Yet to be Made Real-Imaginary Space or the Realm of Potential.

We could also call these the inner and the outer, yin and yang, but even this is a limited view since it too is divided into “What is” and “What is Possibly Yet to Be” and so beyond that we could model yet another realm even more unlimited that the previous two, the realm of “All That Is.”

Outside of science fiction novels (which I love by the way. Favorite authors include Iain M. Banks and Peter F. Hamilton) how does this help us?


Consciousness, Time and Space

We can model consciousness as something that is limited in time and space. It can be expanded in time, in which case we are thinking, using our mind. It can also be expanded in space in which case we are using our senses.

The more it expands in one realm the less of it there is in the other, hence it is limited. We may expand so much in one direction, say into space that we leave the other completely. We become completely present in the realm of the real. Or expanding completely into time we pop into the realm of not-yet real or field of potential.

Once we leave space-time by expanding completely into one or the other, consciousness then becomes unlimited or infinite.

What that means is that we have access to all that potential or all that sensory data.

What then?

We can choose what to do.


Choosing to Unlimit Our Selves

Limited by time and space our choices are restricted. In the direction of time, until we become infinite we only have so much processing power. In the direction of space, using our senses, our senses are limited by what is happening now.

Becoming unlimited what we can sense becomes more. Our “now” becomes bigger, we can sense a little way into the future while retaining the past at the same time. Or we know what we have to do even as we are doing it and the more present we are the more we know, the more we can handle all at once because we are unlimited.

Likewise, becoming unlimited in the realm of potential, we move beyond our limited imagination and perhaps connect to the imagination of the collective, of all.

In either case we become more powerful, more free.


How Do we Limit Ourselves?

What if we are all limited by what we think, or what we think society thinks? Forgetting about time and space, we can apply this model to ourselves. How do we limit ourselves? What are the constraints that we place upon ourselves that limit our ability to use our senses or our imagination?

Limits can be handy, but imagine if instead of having limits imposed upon ourselves we have the ability to choose the limits that we work within.

We gain the ability to choose.

That can be daunting. All that choice! But here again if we access the idea of infinity, we can choose how much we limit ourselves. We can choose limits in such a way that at whatever level we are making choices, those choices are readily apparent and easy to choose from. And if we don’t like the choices our current limits impose on us then we simply choose new limits, new definitions or a new point of view.


A General Model

Time and Space is a set of limits. These limits give us a way of experiencing the world in a way that is understandable. As a result we can learn and grow. Once we’ve learned to deal with time and space we can then practice moving beyond them, unlimiting ourselves in the same way a parent does when he or she takes the training wheels of their child’s bike.

(Watch out for that tree. Oh damn.)

Beyond time and space we have the realm of the imaginary (potential) and the realm of the real. Again this is limited, but with slightly more room to play. We might go into the realm of potential to see what we’d like to do. This is like going to a super market to pick out tonight’s dinner. Or better yet a market place in some provincial french town where you can pick up produce fresh.

Remember, this space is unlimited which means we can choose the metaphor that suits.

In so doing we can then bring what we have chosen into the realm of the real.

In the realm of the real we then use our senses while “Knowing” what we are doing. The thing we know, the thing that we have chosen to make real we can call “The Idea,” the thing that we Know.


Knowing

We pick the idea that we want to make real in imaginary space and then we use our senses while we are in real space to look for the opportunities to make the idea real. The idea could be that of a car, a backpack, a motorcycle, a website, a dating agency, a dish, a restaurant, a painting, a book, someplace we’d like to visit, something we’d like to do, the perfect mate.

Knowing what we are looking for or trying to do we can look for and wait for the opportunities to allow it to happen. We thus bring something from the imaginary to the real.

As for the “perfect mate,” because what we are looking for is another conscious entity, we can choose the qualities of the person that we want to be with and then wait for the person to appear. Or we can choose a person at random that we think we like and accept them as they are… assuming that they say yes to the first question and accept us as who we are unless we are perfectly willing to change.

In any case, when we know what we want or what we are trying to do, we can become present, we can use our senses and look for the way to make it happen. The more present we are, the more we are in real space, the less limited we are and the more likely we are to see or sense the opportunities to create the reality of our dreams.


Know What you Want

Going back to the idea of limits, constraints, money is an idea that can limit us.

We need a job to make money, or we need a business or a product that we can sell to make money so that we can go after what we want. The important thing (I believe) is knowing what we want to make money for so that we don’t get lost in an endless loop of making money without a reason for using it.

Speaking for myself, the thing I often do is think about making lots of money but not knowing what I want to do with it all.

It’s kind of like having a lot of blood and no body to put it into. Knowing the idea of what we are trying to do, we can look for the way to make it happen, and we can choose the limits or sense the limits within which it is possible to make it happen.

Another instance of ideas and limitation is in relationships.

Often times, I want to be in a relationship, but I don’t really know what I want to do in that relationship (aside from having lots of sex.) I’ve talked to people who have been part of a couple who share a common goal and then when the achieve that goal or lose it, they lose themselves, they lose the reason for being together.

So the question I ask myself now, is what is it I want from a relationship. Rather than just “a relationship,” how would I like to define that relationship?

The more women I meet, the more I am able to define what it is that I want in a relationship. And that can be true of anything, the more we experience of life in general, the better we can define the ideas that we want in our life. If we are aware of what we want out of life, we can recognize it when it arrives.

When we know what we want, we can look for the way to make it real. We become present in the idea of what we are trying to do. And even though we are limited by the idea, we can expand our consciousness in space and become unlimited in the Realm of the Real and perhaps even in the Realm of All That Is.

Infinity, Consciousness, Ratio and Relationship

Infinity can mean really big, but it can also mean unlimited or unrelated.

Un-finiteā€¦ undefined.

In ratios of money used vs money made, if zero money is used and a lot of money is made, (money made/money used) then the return is infinite because there is no relationship between money used and money made. The two do not relate. Or another way to look at this is that there an infinite number of ways to make money without using money.

(The reference is vaguely remembered as being from one of the Rich Dad book’s. I picked up on the fact that he said he had an infinite rate of return because he didn’t use any money to make money.)

Measuring triangles, the tangent of an angle not opposite the hypotenuse in a right angled triangle is the ratio of the opposite side over the adjacent side.

However, if that angle is 90 degrees then the tangent is infinite. We can’t have two right angles in a triangle. So what we have then is no longer a triangle. Or it is a triangle but not on a flat plane.

So in this case again infinite is undefined or outside of the boundaries of what we define as a triangle.

Mass and Energy

When something with mass approaches the speed of light it gets heavier and heavier. It’s mass get’s very big. (The energy used to speed it up adds to its mass.)

(An unlimited amount of energy… this doesn’t necessarily mean lots of energy, it just means unlimited… undefined, unrestricted, perhaps in the way that a river that is un-damned is relatively unrestricted.)

It gets so big (almost infinitely big) that it then would require an infinite amount of energy to make it go any faster.

What does this mean? That the mass or the energy are no longer relative to time and space as we know it. Or something that is moving really fast relative to something else moves beyond time and space into the realm that contains them both but is beyond them.
We could call this space “hyperspace” or “all that is.”

Speed Through Time and Space

From another point of view, the faster something moves the more it is in space and the less it is in time.

Its speed through both is constant, the speed of light.

So when something does cross that boundary into the speed of light, it moves out of time completely. If that something is all in one dimension (and it could be time or space) then for it there is no longer a relationship between time and space. Again we can guess that it moves into a realm that is beyond them both, or is unlimited by this definition.

Consciousness in Time and Space

What if consciousness is something we can define as being able to expand in time or in space but because it is limited, the more it expands in one dimension the less of it there is in another.

Suppose at the limits, completely expanded in time or completely in space, it moves beyond the limits and becomes unlimited or infinite. We could model this as the state where it has the potential to connect to everything, be one with it.

We can think of thinking as our consciousness being expanded in time and when we are using our senses, feeling, that is when our consciousness is expanded in space.

The more we are in space, the more present we are, the more we sense.

The more present we are the better we can use our senses and the easier we can respond to what we sense. We can respond based on having a clear idea of what we are trying to do.

Clear Ideas and Knowing

If we have a clear idea of what we are doing, if we know, we don’t have to think. Instead we can do. As a result we can act with one that is all around us. We can sense change as it occurs and respond to change, like a flock of birds or school of fish turning in sync.

One reason they might do this is that they are all using their senses and the same sensory data is made available to them at the same time. Used to flying or swimming in groups they respond in such a way that the group moves together as one.

Soldiers trained together and unified with a simple clear idea of what they are trying to do can work together in the same way. (Or at least that is the way it appears in movies.)

Super Sentience

By using our senses that we can approach this state of super sentience. Rather than being limited by thought, by thinking, by time based consciousness, we become unlimited. We can respond as change happens.

Doing yoga or tai ji, this can mean moving slowly and smoothly so that we can feel our body as we move and so that we can make adjustments as we go. Once we’ve got a feel for our body we can carry this feeling into doing the same action fast and smooth.
Initially we can practice feeling parts of our body and how they relate. In this case we define finite elements within our body.

Once we can feel and control these finite elements we can then integrate them and feel our body as an integrated and undifferentiated whole. We can differentiate when things go wrong or when we notice parts of ourselves that aren’t flowing smoothly.

But this can apply in any other venue of “doing.” If we find a way to use our senses then we can find a way to move beyond time and space and connect to all that is.

Ideas, Gravity and Consciousness

If you’ve read “Understanding Consciousness-Riding the Wave of Time” you know that I use Ideas as basic units of meaning.

Ideas are anything that we can define with limits or by saying “it does this.” We can think of ourselves as ideas if we can clearly define who or what we are. At any moment in time, we can choose the idea of who we are. As of right now I am a writer but in about ten minutes time I’ll be a swimmer and then I’ll be a dad.

Ideas are the mental labels that we can use to identify both what is around ourselves and what is around ourselves. Ideas are a way of being conscious of ourselves and the world we are in.

Gravity

One of the qualities that I give to ideas is that of gravity. The gravity of an idea can draw us in towards itself. However, this is a special sort of gravity. It only attracts us to an idea when we give it our attention. The more attention we give an idea the greater its gravity and the easier it can pull us towards itself.

We can think of the process of being drawn in towards an idea as the first steps towards learning an idea, making it real, or making it a part of ourselves.

Once we connect to an idea, once we’ve learned it, we no longer need to pay as much attention to it. The gravity of the idea (and of ourselves) keeps us connected. We can then begin the process of deepening the connection.

Relationship

When we are connected to an idea (or two ideas are connected) we can say that we are in a relationship with that idea. When two ideas are related they can change each other or they can create change. Having learned a martial art we can express ourselves with that idea. We change. But we also change the martial art, one more person can now express that idea. The art changes as a result.

Expression

The point of connecting to an idea is so that we can express it. The purpose of deepening our connection to an idea is so that we can learn to express it in different ways, or so that we can express it more efficiently, more freely or in any circumstance possible.

As an example, say we are drawn to the idea of learning a martial art like Wing Chun. We might go to a martial arts hall (I won’t say “Dojo” because that is a Japanese word while Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art) and watch people practicing. It is only if we give the idea more attention by going to class that we can truly begin to connect to the idea. We learn the idea by going to classes and practicing. We might learn small techniques which we can put together in any imaginable order or we learn a routine to practice techniques in an organized fashion. Once we’ve learned the basic shape of what we are learning we can practice and develop our understanding, our connection to each small idea that we are learning.

The big idea of Wing Chun is the sum of the smaller ideas that make it up.

The idea we connect to could be the idea of dancing, or the idea of a person we might grow to love. It could be the idea of a family. The more attention we give an idea that we want in our lives, the easier it is to connect to it. The more attention we give an idea once we are connected, the better we understand the idea and the easier it is to continue to express the idea and make the idea real.

Unity

We can practice our martial art by focusing on the parts of our routine and making them more fluid. We can learn our partner to greater degrees so that we can build a truly solid relationship. With constant practice, we learn an idea well enough that we can express that idea in any situation.

Learning a martial art to that point we can use it in any fighting situation successfully. We can handle change without being torn apart. In such a case we can say that we share a center with the idea that we have learned. Instead of being connected to the surface of an idea, we are one with it. We can express the idea freely.

Another way that we could view this is that we are connected to another idea well enough that we form a stable relationship which in turn is another idea. We share a center that is outside of ourselves.

Understanding

Gravity pulls inwards. Pulling inwards towards the center of an idea we can liken gravity to consciousness. If we want to understand something we pull it in towards ourselves. Once we understand what we are looking at we can use this understanding to shape the energy we put out.

We can think of Gravity, consciousness and understanding as aspects of the same thing. They allow us to understand an idea, experience it and express it.

Basic Principles

Basic Principles can be thought of as a foundation for understanding and experiencing life. They can be used to understand ourselves, what is around ourselves and our relationship with what is around ourselves. I like to think of them as tools to help us be more conscious in anything that we do. As they are tools for being more conscious it can be helpful to have a way of modeling what consciousness is.

Elements of Consciousness

Primary tools for being conscious include ideas and relationships.

  • Ideas are basic units of meaning.
  • Relationships are basic units of change.

Principles of Consciousness

To make “being conscious” useful, we can divide it into two main functions, thinking and doing. These correspond to consciousness being able to expand across time and space. We can describe and summarize the qualities of consciousness as follows:

  • Consciousness can expand in time or across space.
  • Consciousness is limited in time and space (the more we have in one dimension the less we are in another.)
  • Thinking happens across time (imaginary space)
  • Doing is done across space (real space)
  • Use thinking for problem solving, understanding, defining, determining, reminiscing.
  • While doing, focus on using the senses.
  • Taken together, thinking and doing allow us to experience and understand.
  • Expand consciousness completely into time or completely into space to move beyond the limits of space and time. Consciousness then becomes unlimited or infinite.

Principles of Learning

Principles of learning are designed to help us understand quickly via experience. This understanding can then be used to help us create the change that we desire (or experience it.)

  • Focus on learning small and meaningful pieces of “understanding”
  • Practice using rhythm and repetition to make what we are learning a part of ourselves.
  • To make what we are learning a part of ourselves, practice doing (space) and then looking back at what we have done (time.)
  • Develop sensitivity and learn to control.
  • Take Regular Rests (Rest completely or by doing something else.)

Principles for Doing

While initially we may have to think about these principles in order to do them, we eventually move beyond thinking to understanding. These principles then become “built in.” We can focus on pure doing.

  • Stabilize Foundations
  • Control Connections, direct the senses and choose how to respond to what is sensed.
  • Center unifies, balances and gives a point or purpose to what we are doing. To be centered, focus on feeling and controlling entire self.
  • Look for, Create and Use Room to Move both for ourselves and what is around ourselves. To express ourselves (and for others to express themselves) we need room to move. We can also look for Gaps to Flow through.
  • Express… the idea of what we are trying to do. Based on what is happening now choose what do to and how to do it. Instead of thinking, do it.
  • Experience both what we are doing and what others around us are doing.
  • Understand by taking the experience inside of ourselves. Allow it to sink in so that we can move on to more experiences.

Principles of Thinking

Thinking is a part of who we are. Rather than be a victim or prisoner of the mind we can train our mind and choose the way we think. Some guidelines or principles of conscious thinking include:

  • Know that you can
  • Focus on what you want to do
  • Look for the reason to do something rather than the reason to stop
  • Look for excuses to love instead of reasons to hate
  • Imagine that you are loved

Understanding Consciousness

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Bigger isn’t Better

I’ve just got my latte and it’s so small…. compared to the array of all the other cup sizes. It’s so small it’s not even on the price menu. But the only reason I am here is to work, type actually, and it is nice to sit in a nice environment while doing it.
I’m not against all the size options. I’m not even against servers trying to super size me or up sale me. This is business and if they don’t do that I might not have this nice coffee shop to sit in, or would I?
More to the point is that I didn’t get taken in by comparison shopping.
“Why have this tiny little cup when you can have this bigger cup for only a few dollars more?”
“Because I only want a little cup.”
I only need a little cup to enjoy the taste of my latte.
Plus if I drink too much coffee it makes my ass sore.
Plus I only gulp it down anyway.
Plus if I drink too much it makes my sweat stink and I want more money to spend on other things in my life.
That being said sometimes I do enjoy choosing the larger size coffee. However I want it to be my choice driven by my need or desire as opposed an split second decision made by the brief impression that “hey yes, that is pretty small” when in fact it is actually quite normal.