Interesting thread Ash - I'm going to let my energy flow in this direction for awhile - because this is where my attention is.
That doesn't mean I am not noticing - the cars passing on the street outside, the leaves rustling in the wind, the tiny shiver of my knee cos it's cold down here, the hum of my computer fan, the plane flying overhead, or as I pause momentarily the pretty budding flower on a tree outside my window, now dancing in the wind. My attention scope is wide, but honing deeper here a little more than the rest of my energy flow.
The scientific journeying into this and the dark matter (5th element) observations does hold a fascination for me, but I confess because I've already experienced it in its pure form in the light (nde) and according to 'scientific' principles what happens has no explanation in science's understanding of time, energy, light etc. could be because they are seeing it with the resistance of human form and get uncomfortable on the edges of it. What applies naturally in most sciences they seem to not be able to comprehend in this area while in form. It's likely perception based on their values, needs.
This energy flow of attention - and the different vibrations is very much the basis of thoughts, actions, resistances and consciousness. The frequency is faster and lighter the more love and wholeness/oneness is ...
I like the river analogly Hanss and it's actually like that exponentially - there is oxygen bbbles in that river too and interactions between fish and river life and the outside air mass that is at a different frequency of movement too depending on the concentration of elements outside of itself. It becomes exponential according to mass characteristics - but think of the river as the moving energy force -even if it is thought, or if it is consciousness - the narrower the 'focus' the more confined the direction of the flow and the more 'resistance' it meets along the edges that it touches compared to the middle in depth, width and length where the water occasionally meets the 'resistance', object at a different density of matter, of a fish.
I'm reminded of the quote 'life is lived on the edge of your comfort zone' - the middle of the river or ocean in width and in depth and length and in height has less friction, more harmony - at the edges, earth and water have an interaction of elements of different frequencies, air and water have an interaction of elements of different frequencies.
Consciousness and unconsciousness - love and fear have different frequencies too but the frictions (attention) only occur when two different frequencies meet each other. When you are 'one mind' with another's point of view or what is there is no friction, no resistance, no thought.
This is true of every power/energy in action - electricity flows contentedly free until it meets another frequency, which becomes a conductor like a river honing away at the river bank, or the sea reshaping the landscape on beachfall, or in our bodies where 'elements' collide and create action - absorbed glucose is recognised as a different molecular structure and insulin secreted to 'absorb' the energy into our cells making it one with us. Sound vibrates against our ear-drum and is interpreted by its vibrationary rate - if you want awesome try and follow either of those flows to the oneness.
Fire is merely the combining of energies of heat, fuel and oxygen; restrict any of those elements and fire cannot occur. Whether we deem these 'good' or 'bad' depends on our point of view - where we are standing (understanding) on the river bank of the flows of energy.
Time was an interesting one for me in the light. It had no boundaries the 'now' was the 'all'.
Here it bends (in our attention and our perception) by our expectation and 'needs'.
“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Henry van Dyke”
I remember the newness of this concept of time on my return to my body after the free flowing everythingness of the light energy freedom out of body. I remember sitting at my son's humidicrib watching his every breath pushed in and out by the ventilator force-feeding him oxygen and noticed it in action. Too long to wait if he was to recover, too soon to lose him if he didn't.
Even at the Dalai Lama event I met a young woman 32, dying of ovarian cancer. Her concept (reistance and suffering) based on her relatively short life expectancy. For someone who is gone in a moment with no time to acknowledge it, what a relative luxury of time she has. Sure she might be in physical pain, but relative to someone without the availability of pain medications, what is the energy level of her pain? It is all relative to perspective, to where your attention is.
Love and compassion for all situations, for all energy expressions doesn't judge one good or bad, it just is. And then it comes back to your suffering (the agitation of the energies) is equal to the distance between your expectation and reality.
So then the absorbing of the 'black holes' makes sense - just as glucose melting with the application of insulin and becoming one energy source for cells, fuel and heat and oxygen absorbing themselves to nothing like their individual properties by the combining of them at the right frequency leaving only ash - but whilst combining at those frequencies it is 'fire'.
A question, if being in the present moment is an "unbound" state of Oneness. Would Local Consciousness have a greater (larger in size) active or energized working area, than when separation occurs and Local Consciouness becomes bound or energized inside a thought form?
Absolutely!! It is the energy itself.