Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner

Empty (?) Space

Originally posted on December 6, 2010

(This is a continuation of my trans-dimensional friend Zordak’s reports on his impressions of his visits to our planet and its associated space-time continuum.)

In your material universe, things are denser than what you call dreams and as such, they tend to be far less evanescent. In our realm, and most of the others on the non-material planes, things are more like dreams of varying degrees of vividness. They’re more subjective, meaning that they can be created by one mind. In your dimension, things more often tend to be collective enterprises, and they tend to endure, evolve gradually, and in terms of physical laws of motion, require a significant amount of energy to change their directions. The advantage: Things have more “tangibility” and in that sense, a certain kind of intensity. The disadvantage: More inertia before things get really rolling and more momentum that interferes with stopping or even changing direction. This applies not only as a principle in physics, but also in psychology.

Before we go further, I acknowledge, now that translation of what I’m trying to say into your language—English, in this case—doesn’t do justice to the nuances of my consciousness. But Adam is helping me translate as best he can. He does okay for a human living in his time-space continuum, so allowances are made.

One of the things I notice is the general idea among humans that space is empty. But really, it’s quite full, if you include energy in your sense of what is reality, and not just matter. Although it’s almost impossible for humans to perceive many kinds of energy directly with your limited sense organs, with the aid of instruments as sense-organ-extenders, over the last century or so you have been able to perceive energy indirectly. Part of the problem here with sense organs and even more with instruments that extend them, is that you only perceive certain dimensions or aspects of what you perceive, and your tendency is to assume that what you perceive is the whole. I assure you, it’s only part.

A few hundred years ago you learned to pump air out of vessels and thereby began to get the idea of a vacuum. Around that time, although air seems empty to you, you discovered that it has “pressure” and is composed of different gases. The idea that air has pressure began to explain the flight of birds and the ways tiny motes float in beams of sunlight. Though humans, because of their relatively great bulk, move through air as if it were empty, for tiny insects and particles, because of the ratio of viscosity of the medium—air—and the surface area of tiny things, for them air is more like liquid, and they swim rather than run. That is to say, air that seems empty is an illusion determined in part by the observer’s mass and muscle strength.

Anyway, in the last century humanity has gradually realized that space also is rather “full” of electromagnetic radiations and particles from the sun and stars and atoms floating around—even some molecules—and then you have learned about asteroids and tiny comets and other things. And just as you have discovered the relative thickness of what seemed like empty space, you are at the cusp of discovering how very thick the seemingly empty universe is. A few hundred years ago humans didn’t know about the micro-world (i.e., bacteria, viruses, molecules, atoms) and only a little about the trans-solar-system galaxy—you called it something like the “milky Way”—but had no idea there was such a thing as a galaxy, and knew even less that there were other galaxies. The idea that there are billions of galaxies is still relatively new to humanity. You’re also discovering innumerable new frontiers, phenomena happening at the sub-microscopic level, phenomena accessible to your senses only by being mediated by more sensitive and elaborately designef electronic instruments. (Even then, what you perceive about this micro world is only the part that is accessed most readily by what in a few centuries will seem like crude instruments.) Part of the problem, also, is that a number of things you pick up represent only a relatively superficial expression of what is far deeper and more mysterious and as yet impervious to understanding. So the first thing to get is that there are many horizons beyond your present knowledge and that this is fun, wonder-filled, invites you to keep exploring.

As one example, let’s note the aforementioned electromagnetic spectrum—something that was sensed only indirectly for many years in the 19th century, and then you only have begun to appreciate its features. Please do not think that your present level of science really understands or has begun to exhaust the implications of these phenomena! The electromagnetic spectrum that you have just begun to understand includes and ranges from the less energetic electrical waves through radio waves through television, infra-red, visible light, and into higher-energy ultra-violet, x-rays, gamma rays, and cosmic rays. Your species can directly perceive (through your eyes) only a small band of this vast range, that of visible light. Your body blocks the nearby wavelengths, but you’ve learned indirectly that excess ultraviolet sun rays can burn your skin and infra-red causes your tissues to heat up.

People are beginning to talk about the exponential increase in the prevalence of all sorts of electromagnetic radiation—especially in the general range of radio waves—in terms of satellite communications, cell phones, keys that open doors or turn on lights, control patterns that operate other electronic equipment, cell phones and related “wi-fi” instruments, all generated and transmitted, filling the space, but invisible to your capacity to directly perceive through eyes, ears, or skin. That energy is there, though.

There are many other types of energy that cannot be picked up on physical instruments as your present technology can engineer them so far. The key is to know they’re there, and this few people acknowledge. The subtle energies of love, of hate, of attraction and repulsion interpersonally, their complexity, energies of will, excitement, curiosity, interest, and so forth—all these fill the non-space-dimensions of mind-realms that surround you every bit as much as physical vibrations that do operate in 3-D space-time.

Much of what humans have discovered still operates on the “surface” of reality as we perceive and traverse it. There are other dimensions—and of late many of your species’ physicists are seriously considering this idea, but it’s still pitifully shallow. The idea that other dimensions are—in terms of space—pitifully small seems to be associated with the illusion that they are inconsequential. But that distorts what they are. The fifth and sixth and other dimensions are all “around” you, in and up and down and before and after and unable to be expressed in terms of human language. Well, maybe they can be hinted at using poetry, song, allegory, dance, myth, symbolic art, and so forth. But this doesn’t penetrate your left-brain dominated world-view… yet. Perhaps it’s time that you were getting ready to be warmed-up to what you need to know in order to intelligently be opened up to the very pride-challenging idea of super-human types of consciousness. Right now most folks find this kind of information overwhelming, humiliating, enraging, and humans tend to attack violently what they don’t know. So some time in preparation is necessary.

We’ll talk more about “empty” space later. I’ll be back in this space-time continuum to visit Adam in a while. See ya!

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