or: Dimensional causation
or: Higher-dimensional causality
or: Distiguishing 4th-dimensional causality & 5th/6th-dimensional causality
Wikipedia defines the idea of causality as imagined in the objective reality metaparadigm:
Causality (also referred to as causation) is the relation between an event (the cause) and a second event (the effect), where the second event is understood as a physical consequence of the first.
Causality, as commonly thought of, is a 4th-dimensional concept, because the cause and the effect are imagined to be contained in the 4th dimension (spacetime).
In the subjective reality metaparadigm (at least the one described by Bashar), causality is an illusion, in the sense that, because we have a 5th-dimensional Higher Mind, (4D) causality is not a fundamental quality of reality. The reality we are each experiencing is 5th/6th-dimensionally designing itself based on the vibrational resonance of how we feel (subconscious mind), and those feelings are generated by our beliefs/definitions (unconscious mind).
In other words, (4D) causality is a secondary property of the subjective unfoldment of reality. The primary property is the (5th-dimensional) Higher Mind, which manifests the reality according to one's resonant state of being. There are an infinite number of parallel reality frames (and 4th-dimensionally-causal paths) that already exist in the higher dimensions. Shift to the one you prefer.
Causality is a construct in the mind. Kant was playing with this idea, and Jung looked into this...
Alan Watts - The Notion Of Causality
In facing a fact there is a release of energy. Why should not jealousy, ambition, etc. be immediately brushed aside? Why should there be this postponement, the gradual change, the acceptance of idealistic authority? I hope, sirs, you are thinking it out with me and not merely listening to me. We accept this gradual process of change because it is more easy, and postponement is more pleasurable. The immediate gives you a great deal of excitement, and to see its value is much more difficult and requires much greater attention and energy. I do not know if you have realized that in facing a fact there is a release of energy, and it is this facing the fact, from which energy is derived, which has the quality that brings about mutation. And we cannot face the fact if we are convinced that change through a gradual process, through influence, through fear, through compulsion, is the only way. In the very act of facing it, you will find there is release of energy, psychologically.
Most of our lives are wasted through conflict. We do not face facts but run away from them, seeking various forms of escape. This is dissipated energy, and the result of that dissipation is confusion. If one does not escape, if one does not translate the fact in terms of one's own pleasure and pain, but merely observes, then that act of pure seeing in which there is no resistance is the releasing of energy. J.K.
When recognizing events as being arbitrarily defined and part of, or a pattern of, one whole — a realization that has been labeled with terms such as "the unity of opposites" or coincidentia oppositorum, "the mythical pattern", or the alchemical coniunctio (the union of the total human with the unus mundus, the "one world" or nondual being or infinite source) — one is on the path of transcending reactionary behaviors based on apparent (defined) causes and becoming the causer that one actually is.
The great strength of alchemical thinking, and the way in which it is completely antithetical to science, and in fact why science has so much contempt for it, is because the alchemists had the wisdom to see that everything occurs in the presence of its opposite. That, it's not "either or", it's both; and. They called this the coincidentia oppositorum, the coincidence of opposites, the union of opposites. This is a great truth, because I think all of us live under the rubrics of "Am I good? Am I bad? Am I lazy? Am I obsessed?". And the answer is, that it is never one or the other. It does a tremendous injustice to being, to ignore the union of opposites.
Or as Bashar summarizes it:
Remember, it's this and that; not this or that.
In other words, the idea of higher-dimensional causality does not invalidate the idea of 4th-dimensional causality that we have (or at least the Western mind has) assumed is the only mechanical force of nature.
Dimensional causality and noncausality
The idea of noncausality or acausality is that, while events appear to happen because of what happened before, all events are really a single event. Creation (existence) is one multidimensional event, one moment, one now — which means that there is a purpose to all events beyond randomness and "coincidence". There is even a teleological attractor, which manifests as the sensation/feeling we call excitement, that guides the Physical Mind towards the themes the soul chose to explore (from non-physical reality beyond the 5th density "prior to" but also "after" the incarnation) — what has been recognized as fate or destiny (and, in "higher-dimensional" more-sacred Eastern languages, as the Dao, etc). Destiny is the free will of the non-physical soul/oversoul.
Destiny will simply be a reflection of what your Oversoul or your higher consciousness has chosen with its free will to experience as the general events of your life. Because your physiological personality is an artificial construct, and subject to the choices in the free will of the higher consciousness, then, to the physical consciousness, the free will of the higher consciousness will seem to be irrevocable or destined to happen. But understand that destiny is only the free will of the higher consciousness and it is the methodology about how you wish to go about fulfilling that destiny that is the prerogative of the free will of the physiological consciousness.
Because there is only here and now, to believe that A caused B is to have an anchor into the idea of the past, which doesn't really exist except as memories and thoughts that happen in the present moment. Such anchors, often held onto by the ego, may generate resistance to the natural self.
The more strongly one believes in 4th-dimensional causality, the more one's manifestations will be influenced by that idea, but they are still being created by 5th-dimensional causality (itself created by higher-dimensional causality all the way up to the noncausality of the One).
Bashar on causality
Bashar has the ability to powerfully elucidate the true nature of causality:
Bashar - The 3 Aspects of YOU
[xristiana sophia] He's talking about the two minds, the two brains, which have been split by programming. ... As long as you get out of your programming of what's true and what is not. To understand this, it must be experienced through personal devoted, disciplined work. Thinking will always obstruct you. Silencing the thinking mind will liberate you. You just have to find the way to do that.
The ego's belief that it needs to figure out how things need to happen (4th-dimensional causality) causes misalignment with the Source within (and the teleological Attractor pertaining to the incarnation), which contains all the possible 4th-dimensional manifestations that one could experience (and even the ones that couldn't possibly be experienced). An infinitude of possible 4th-dimensionally-causal "paths" already exist as discrete parallel reality frames in the 5th/6th dimension, which the 5th-dimensional Higher Mind is always reflecting one of, based on the vibrational resonance of one's state of being (or "how one feels"). This 5th-dimensional causality is what the Law of Attraction describes — or attempts to describe with 4th-dimensional language.
So you don't need to carry those bags, you don't need to carry that luggage; it's too heavy, you weren't designed to carry it; if you keep carrying it, you will be exhausted, very quickly. You will start dragging, you will say "life is a drag", this doesn't work, I'm not having any fun — why not? Because you're doing too many jobs. You're not doing the job you were designed to do only, you're also attempting to do the job of the Higher Self.
The Higher Self is the you that is on the mountain top that has the big picture, that has the far view, that can look down at the Physical Mind in the valley and say, "the road is this way; I'm telling you turn left. I know you think you're supposed to turn right because you think you're in charge, but I'm telling you, turn left. Pay attention; Pay attention; Pay attention. You don't have to know how turning left is going to get you to where you wanna go. I can see that it is, because I'm on the mountain top. You don't need to know. All you need to do is — what? Trust me, that I'm telling you the truth. Why would I do anything different? I'm you!
Causality and expectations
Expectation of specifics can be seen as the result of misunderstanding causality as 4th-dimensional rather than 5th-dimensional:
Bashar | Drop Expectations
Beliefs and causality
Bashar - Threshold of Believability
Causality and karma
The idea of karma is ultimately self-imposed, but exists as part of the concept of balance:
Bashar :: "Karma" highlights
Bashar explores the concept of karma truly is and how to redefine our old, limiting concepts of karma, and use it as a tool to keep us in our preferred vibration.
Karma is very strongly linked with the idea of synchronicity — very very much a representation of what we have termed the 4th Law: "What you put out is what you get back". For many many generations on your planet, the concept of karma has been linked with the idea of punishment, retribution, vengeance — but really that is not what it is about. It is more the idea of balancing, of recognizing that if you are putting out a vibration, putting out an idea, putting out a behavior, that is out of alignment with what you prefer, with who you prefer to be, in your heart of hearts, that you are always given an opportunity to bring that energy back into alignment, back into balance.
In that sense, karma really is a guiding mechanism to allow you to be capable of feeling when you are out of tune, out of alignment; and that vibration of feeling out of alignment, the karmic vibration, in that sense thus, is your guidepost, is your marker, is your alignment tool. It lets you know when you have, in a sense, strayed outside the boundaries of the vibration that represents your natural self, your true self, the vibration that you prefer to be, and allows you to sense, to feel, when you are out of alignment with that, so that you can give yourself the opportunity to recognize that, to always know that you are being guided by that vibration, and thus then, if you so desire, if you so prefer, if you so choose, to bring yourself back into alignment, by recognizing the vibration as being something other than what you prefer.
Causality in the non-physical
Beyond the 5th dimension, in the non-physical realm of the soul, manifestation is instantaneous, by thought alone — i.e. noncausal from the physical perspective. When playing the game of physicality (such as what might be called the Earth game), certain rules are generally abided by for the purposes of the game, but they are not unbreakable laws, being really only a "matter" of definitions and belief systems:
Bashar - Building a house does not create the house
So working out does not create muscles or a fit figure, it is the belief (that links the two events) and makes it appear this way in physical reality. The change in the belief and/or the state-of-being actually creates a fit figure, not the act of working out.
The idea is that events are not 5th-dimensionally locally connected, only 4th-dimensionally. Manifestation is a 6th-dimensional process, not 4th-dimensional as our 4th-dimensional Physical Mind has assumed. Incredible as it may seem from certain perspectives, according to Bashar, reality is inside of you, and you have a 5th-dimensional aspect to yourself: the Higher Mind — which, under the objective reality delusion, we confuse with an "outside world" that exists independently of the self.
The causality of the end of war
Bashar - Programmed Beliefs
"You will find that somewhere between the year of 2033 and 2050, war will be eliminated forever."
As Bashar says, though it may appear that the warmongers are no longer around for various (4th-dimensionally-causal) reasons, what actually happens is that you (6th-dimensionally) shift yourself to an already-existing parallel reality that contains no warmongers. The 4th-dimensional causality will arrange itself by the path of least resistance based on the 5th-dimensional idea (which can manifest as any number of 4th-dimensional scenarios) that is representative of the vibrational state of being that you have created yourself to be (i.e. that the aspect of the conscious being that is experiencing itself has created itself to be).
Causality and imagination
What is imagination? Bashar clues us in:
Bashar :: Imagination :: Zero Point (without music)
Channeled by Darryl Anka. "Imagination: Key to Higher Mind" (Los Angeles, CA 6-14-08) - http://bashar.org/
Bashar is a multi-dimensional extra-terrestrial being who speaks through channel Darryl Anka from what we perceive as the future. Bashar explores a wide-range of subjects with great insight, humor and a profound understanding of how reality creation occurs!
Bashar opens the door to your imagination and explores your power to use your imagination to attract into your life your most exciting dreams and desires. Join Bashar on this exploration of how to key your imagination to bring your desires into manifestation.
Q&A: Using of digital multimedia art through the application of imagination? Dealing with an overwhelming amount of imagination. Expanding her imagination-based contact with her hybrid daughter being raised in an ET civilization? What is her life like with this hybrid civilization? Since everything that is observed changes when observed, does a person's experience in life change when observed by someone else? Changing negative perceptions of other people? How can the questioner opening the potential in her relationship with a Spinner dolphin in Hawaii and with music. Reducing the turmoil in emotional decision making. Is Bashar's civilization at the point of instant manifestation, or is there a delay in manifestation like on Earth? Expanding your efforts to help other people. Understanding her spirit guides.How does a crippling knee injury reflect his fear of taking his next step? Are all imagined realities just as physical to the inhabitants of those realities as our reality is to us?
So the 3 aspects of the Physical Mind (conscious thoughts, subconscious emotions, and unconscious beliefs/definitions) form the template through which the Higher Mind's higher-frequency (5th density) and higher-dimensional (5th dimensional) vibrations (imagination) are filtered and then electrochemically translated by the brain into the perception that the Physical Mind experiences. Imagination is thus the conduit of communication between the Higher Mind and the Physical Mind.
Physical reality isn't by itself real, except the experience of it is. Physical reality and everything you experience in your life is created whether you know it or not, whether you're conscious of it or not, through what you imagine your reality to be. Your beliefs, obviously, your definitions, obviously, play a part; your emotions play a part, your thoughts play a part — but it is your beliefs, your emotions, and your thoughts, that all wrap together into the triangle of your personality prism, and once it locks together in that triangle, that triangle is the template of the imagination, that activates your reality. That's the conduit through which you send those beliefs/definitions, emotions and thoughts, up to the realm of the Higher Self, where manifestation is immediate and instantaneous, and energy is all-pervasive. Then the Higher Self, the Higher Mind, sends that thought, reflects it back through the imagination, to the Physical Mind, and gives it to you, in terms of, the passion of your true self, so that by simply acting on it, by simply following your passion, the Higher Self lets you know 'this is the wish you have sent me, translate it into the language of the Higher Mind; do it, act it out; act it out, and you will be speaking the language of the Higher Mind. You will be blended and harmonized as the Physical Mind and the Higher Mind into one holistic being — one holistic person — that can then reflect that relationship into manifestations in an imagination reality that is being created by you. It is just a mirror; that's all it is. It's just reflecting back what you imagine it can be — that's all it is.
Causality and winning the lottery
It's not about "picking the winning numbers", it's about the ability to "allow yourself to know that you can allow the reality to match your numbers, not your numbers to match the reality":
Bashar Archives :: Winning the Lottery
[Published on Dec 12, 2014] This clip is from the session "Bashar's Lab" - See this and more titles at http://www.Bashar.org
Abraham-Hicks on causality and "coincidences"
Abraham-Hicks explains the same idea in/with very different words:
Abraham Hicks ~ Signs from the Universe and Divine Timing
"Source is using every conceivable, possible, messenger to confirm and accentuate things that are important to you." (Boston June 7, 2014)
The Principle of Causation
The idea of dimensional causality is encoded as the 6th Hermetic Principle, the Principle of Causation:
Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law.
This Principle embodies the fact that there is a Cause for every Effect; an Effect from every Cause. It explains that: “Everything Happens according to Law“; that nothing ever “merely happens“; that there is no such thing as Chance; that while there are various planes of Cause and Effect, the higher dominating the lower planes, still nothing ever entirely escapes the Law. The Hermetists understand the art and methods of rising above the ordinary plane of Cause and Effect, to a certain degree, and by mentally rising to a higher plane they become Causers instead of Effects. The masses of people are carried along, obedient to environment; the wills and desires of others stronger than themselves; heredity; suggestion; and other outward causes moving them about like pawns on the Chessboard of Life. But the Masters, rising to the plane above, dominate their moods, characters, qualities, and powers, as well as the environment surrounding them, and become Movers instead of pawns. They help to PLAY THE GAME OF LIFE, instead of being played and moved about by other wills and environment. They USE the Principle instead of being its tools. The Masters obey the Causation of the higher planes, but they help to RULE on their own plane. In this statement there is condensed a wealth of Hermetic knowledge — let him read who can.
While "the Hermetists understand the art and methods of rising above the ordinary plane of Cause and Effect, to a certain degree," as Bashar explains above there is technically, mechanically, literally, no obstacle of "degrees" (dimensional planes or densities) except one's beliefs and definitions — the letting go of and redefining of which is what, mechanically speaking, causes the "rising to a higher plane [to] become Causers instead of Effects", i.e. to become cognizant of the fact that we actually are the cause and the effect — that we are already shifting, even if we may be reacting to effects ("obedient to environment" and other "outward causes") if operating within the objective reality metaparadigm.
The scientific method and causality
If the above understanding of causality is correct, it means that when empirical science "discovers" that A causes B, all that really is is a solidification/crystallization of an idea that is strongly believed by the minds of those observing the causal connection from the 4th-dimensional perspective of their Physical Minds in 3rd density.
Change vs. causality as the only constant
Notice that before one perceives causality, one perceives change. Change, previous in the observational chain before causality, is the only fundamental constant that we can verify empirically. One can observe change and never not-observe it. One cannot universally observe (4th-dimensional) causality — and even if we could, that would give no indication of the role of dimensions beyond the 4th. So one cannot assume (4th-dimensional) causality to be a fundamental quality of reality, much less a constant. Change is clearly more fundamental than causality, and so far as we can perceive, it's without doubt a constant. So if there is only one constant, then this is the one. This is what the 5th Law of Creation states: change is the only constant, and everything changes, except the first four laws. When we have diverse channeled messages (most notably, Bashar) communicating this idea, we ought to pay attention.
All of science is uncertain and subject to revision. The glory of science is to imagine more than we can prove.
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
You must understand, again, that the idea of causation actually starts with consciousness. These things do not happen because of the wave; the wave is a physicalized manifestation of a change going on in your consciousness, thus the wave is a reflection of a change already going on in your consciousness evolution. So it doesn't cause it, but it represents it, it reflects it — you understand?
Causality in fiction
The film trilogy The Matrix, perhaps the most eloquent analogy ever created of the control system (called by many researchers "the matrix", or "the hyperdimensional control matrix"), contains the exploration of the theme of the question of causality:
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) Causality
According to higher-dimensional intelligent beings such as Bashar, the only truly fundamental constant is change, not causality. The machine AI in The Matrix, designed by left-brained materialist scientists who don't understand the nature of reality, believes in a fundamentally deterministic physical 4th-dimensionally-causal universe, hence the machines operate under the assumption (the AI counterpart of human dogmatic beliefs) that everything is predictable (hence controllable) given knowledge of the causal factors.
The Architect couldn't figure out the cause of the anomaly. The Merovingian says that emotions are the anomaly, that even though (the machines falsely "believe") there is causality underlying/creating the emotion, the relevance is in the experience (or 'qualia', as they would call it), thus, he says, it's "the nature of the universe", but "we fight to deny it".
Morpheus is (precisely absolutely) correct, in accordance with the subjective reality metaparadigm, when he says "everything begins with choice". Fourth-dimensional causality only appears fundamental from a materialist understanding of reality, a meme which the machine AI has inherited from its creators, but which the Wachowski brothers understand as a limited perspective of reality, as is clearly shown in Cloud Atlas, their non-profitable "spiritual sequel" (in a sense) to the Matrix trilogy, which delves into the idea of the non-physical realm of the soul, existing beyond the lower causal realm we call physical reality and the higher causal realm of the Higher Mind.
The machines and the scientists who created them have no understanding of human consciousness, let alone such "metaphysical" concepts. The "anomaly" that the Architect of the Matrix can't figure out despite his "sincerest efforts" represents this fundamental misunderstanding. The intuitive program (the Oracle) provides some useful data — so much so that she's the "Mother" of the Matrix — but can never discover the true nature of the anomaly, because the anomaly is outside of the scope of possibility given the parameters of the AI. The anomaly is specifically 1 dimension up, or orthogonal to spacetime, described by the higher-dimensional mechanics of reality manifestation that the fundamentalist-materialist (physicalist) scientists who programmed the AI completely missed due to their reductionist scientism.