The multidimensional aspects of the electron cannot be perceived within your three-dimensional system, using instruments that are already predisposed or prefocused to measure only certain kinds of effects.
While this may sound quite sacrilegious scientifically, it is possible to understand the electron’s nature and greater reality by using certain focuses of consciousness: by probing the electron, for example, with a “laser” [beam] of consciousness finely focused and attuned – and more will be said about this later in the book. So far in any of your investigations, you have been probing exterior conditions, searching for their interior nature.
To make this clear: When you dissect an animal, for instance, you are still dealing only with the “inside” of exterior reality, or with another level of outsideness. In a manner of speaking, when you probe the heavens with your instruments you are doing the same thing. There is a difference between this and the “withinness” out of which all matter springs. It is there that the blueprints for reality are found. Let us take a very simple example.
Suppose a scientist found a first orange, and used every instrument available to examine it, but refused to feel it, taste it, smell it, or otherwise to become personally involved with it for fear of losing scientific objectivity.
In sense terms he would learn a little about an orange, though he might be able to isolate its elements, predict where others might be found, theorize about its environment – but the greater “withinness” of the orange is not found any place inside of its skin either. The seeds are the physical carriers of future oranges, but the blueprints for that reality are what formed the seeds. In such dilemmas you are always brought back to the question of which came first, and begin another merry chase. Because you think in terms of consecutive time, it seems that there must have been a first egg, or seed. The blueprints for reality exist, however, in dimensions without such a time sequence.
Your closest point to the withinness of which I speak is your own consciousness, though you use it as a tool to examine the exterior universe. But it is basically free of that reality, not confined to the life-and-death saga, and at other levels deals with the blueprints for its own physical existence.
In the entire gestalt from cellular to “self” consciousness, there is a vast field of knowledge – much of it now “unconsciously” available – used to maintain the body’s integrity in space and time. With the conscious mind as director, there is no reason why much of this knowledge cannot become normally and naturally available. There is, therefore, a quite valid, vital, real and vastly creative inner reality, and an inward sequence of events from which your present universe and life emerges. Any true scientist will ultimately have to learn to enter that realm of reality. So-called objective effects – and your physicists are learning that even in that framework many “facts” are facts only within certain frequencies, or under certain conditions. You are left with “workable facts” that help you manipulate in your own backyard, but such facts become prejudice when you try to venture beyond your own cosmic neighborhood and find that your preconceived, native ideas do not apply outside of their context.
Because of your attitudes, ideas do not seem as real to you as objects, or as practical. Thoughts are not given the same validity as rocks or trees or beer cans or automobiles. In your terms an automobile gets you somewhere. You do not understand the greater mobility of thought, nor grasp its practical nature. You make your world, and in an important manner your thoughts are indeed the immediate personal blueprints for it. When you manipulate objects you feel efficient. The manipulation of thoughts is far more practical. Here is a brief example.
Your medical technology may help you “conquer” one disease after another – some in fact caused by that same technology – and you will feel very efficient as you do heart transplants, as you fight one virus after another. But all of this will do nothing except to allow people to die, perhaps, of other diseases still “unconquered”. People will die when they are ready to, following inner dictates and dynamics. A person ready to die will, despite any medication. A person who wants to live will seize upon the tiniest hope, and respond. The dynamics of health have nothing to do with inoculations. They reside in the consciousness of each being. In your terms they are regulated by emotions, desires, and thoughts. A true doctor cannot be scientifically objective. He cannot divorce himself from the reality of his patient. Instead, usually, the doctor’s words and very methods literally separate the patient from himself or herself. The malady is seen almost as a thing apart from the patient’s person – but thrust upon it – over which the patient has little control.
The condition is analyzed, the blood is sampled. It becomes a “blood sample” to the doctor. The patient may silently shout out, “That is not just a blood sample – it is my blood you are taking.” But he [or she] is discouraged from identifying with the blood of his physical being, so that even his own blood seems alien.
The blueprints for reality: In greater terms they reside within you. In private terms they are part of your being.
To some extent I am suggesting in this book a different approach. So far the blueprints for reality have been largely unknown. Your methods make them invisible, so here I am suggesting ways in which the unknown reality can become a known one. I have mentioned the dream-art scientist and the [true] mental physicist. I would like to add here the “complete physician”.
The complete physician would be a person who learned to understand the dynamics of being, the soul-body relationship – one who was healthy in his or her own body. Unhappy people cannot teach you to be happy. Sick ones cannot teach you to be well. Psychiatrists have a high suicide rate. Why do you think they can help you live happily, or add to your vitality? Physicians are not the healthiest of men by far. Why do you think they can cure you?
Now in your framework of beliefs the psychiatrists and the doctors are helpful. They know more than you do about the techniques upon which you all agree. While the society accepts these techniques, then you are to some extent dependent upon them, and you had better think twice before you let them go. But in greater, more vital issues, the sick doctor does not know as much about health as an “uneducated, untrained”, but healthy person – and I am speaking in quite practical terms. The person who is healthy understands the dynamics of health. In your framework it seems that his or her understanding can be of little practical value to you if you are, for instance, unhealthy. But a true medical profession would be, literally, a health profession. It would seek out people who were healthy and learn from them how to promote health, and not how to diagram disease.
This is on the most surface level, however. A true healing, or health profession, would deal intimately with the powers of the psyche in healing the body, and with the interrelationship among the desires, beliefs, and activities of the conscious mind and its effects upon the cellular behavior.
The “unknown” reality. Unknown or not, it is what you are working with.