In a dream, I have said in previous blogs, we can experience days while no corresponding amount of physical time passes. It seems as if we travel very far in the flicker of an eyelash. Now, condensed time is the time felt by the entity, while any of its given personalities live on a plane of physical materialization. To go into this further, many have said that life was a dream. They were true to the facts in one regard, yet far afield as far as the main issue is concerned.
The life of any given individual could be legitimately compared to the dream of an entity. While the individual suffers and enjoys his or her given number of years, these years are but a flash to the entity. The entity is concerned with them in the same way that we are concerned with our dreams. As we give inner purpose and organization to our dreams, and as we obtain insight and satisfaction from them, though they involve only a portion of our life, so the entity to some extent directs and gives purpose and organization to his or her personalities. So does the entity obtain insights and satisfactions from its existing personalities, although no one of them takes up all of its attention.
And as our dreams originate with us, rise from us, attain a seeming independence and have their ending with us, so do the entity’s personalities arise from him or her, attain various degrees of independence and return to him or her while never leaving him or her for an instant.
We are familiar through our reading with so-called secondary personalities. Now, this idea comes close to the relationship between the entity and its personalities. They are independent to various degrees, and they operate on various planes of existence for purposes of overall fulfillment and development.
To a lesser degree, we function along lines in varying roles when we exist simultaneously as a member of a family, a community and a nation and as an artist or writer. As we attempt to use our abilities, so does the entity use its abilities, and he or she organizes his or her various personalities and, to some extent directs their activities while still allowing them what we could call free will.
Our own dreams are fragments, even as we are fragments of our entity. An unrecognized unity and organization lies within all of our dreams, beneath their diversity. And our dreams, while part of us, also exist apart.
The dream world has its own reality, its own ‘time’ and its own inner organization. As the entity is only partially concerned with its personalities after setting them into motion, so we are unconcerned with this dream world after we have set it into motion. But it exists.
To a different degree, it is filled with conscious semi-personalities. They are not [as a rule] as developed as we are, as we are not as developed as our entity is. That dream world experiences its own continuity. It is not aware of any break, for example, when we are waking. It does not know if we sleep or wake. It merely exists to a fairly vivid degree while we dream or sleep, and it sleeps but does not ‘die’ when we waken.
The entity itself does not have to keep constant track of its personalities because each one possesses an inner self-conscious part that knows its origin. This part, for now, I will call the self-conscious beyond the subconscious. I mentioned that some part of us knows exactly how much oxygen the lungs breathe, and this is the part of which I spoke. It also receives all inner data.
This portion of the personality translate inner data and sifts it through the subconscious, which is a barrier and also a threshold to the present personality. I told in previous blogs, also that the topmost layers of the subconscious contain personal memories and beneath — racial memory. The personality is not actually layered, of course, but continuing with the necessary analogy, beneath the racial memories we look out upon another dimension of reality with the face of this other self-conscious part of us.
This portion is ‘turned toward’ the entity. When such abilities as telepathy are used, this function is carried on continually by this other self-conscious part of us. But as a rule, we act upon such data without the knowledge of the ordinary conscious self.
There is also a corresponding, but ‘lesser’ self-consciousness that connects our present personalities with the dream world, which is aware of its origin and communicates data from us to dream reality.
Any such inner communications are basically the same in that they are picked up by the inner senses, whether the information seems telepathic or clairvoyant in our terms.
The actual communication is not in words or pictures. material from the inner senses is seldom experienced in its true form. What we get is hasty twisting of channels, a rather inept and sometimes rather disastrous attempt to pick up such information with the outer senses.