Disorientation is lack of self-awareness and lack of knowledge about the multidimensional structure of manifestation. There are an infinite number of dimensions, but in relation to human development it is necessary to mention essential twelve aspects that are manifested in the form of a name, meaning, purpose, direction, time, memory, context, mean, environment, experience, non-experience and I, as shown in the lower image. Vortex represents the process of manifestation and experience itself. The order of the dimensions is irrelevant because dimensions can be observed from different points of views. The dimension of non-experience cannot be presented because it does not exist for an observer.
Every individual spiritual being can recognize oneself only through direct experience, by content that appears in consciousness as a consequence of direct experience. It is about a spiritual dimension, a dimension of the source which cannot be perceived, but only experienced. Creation occurs when all dimensions resonate with each other.
Disorientation is a multidimensional phenomenon. To talk about disorientation, it is necessary to know what is the orientation and what are the foundations of orientation. To understand that, one requires an understanding of fundamental structures of cognition, attention, direct and indirect experience, and multidimensionality.
THE FUNDAMENTAL STRUCTURE OF COGNITION
Everything around us is my own creation that is observed by perceptual organs. The body is the barrier of perceptual organs, and the soul is the carrier of consciousness. With soul, one feels its own infinite creation, which is always volatile and in motion with endless color shades. The relationship of the spirit with the body and soul is the endless game. The spirit infinitely lives in a world of unity. With body and soul, as its own means of cognition, spirit experience one’s own creation in duality. The spirit knows instantly. Body and soul as a means of perception are used to recognize the properties of the observed object. The fundamental soul’s methods of cognition are the thoughts, feelings, and the will. To cognize something, one first needs to have a will for cognition. Understanding happens when the object and the subject resonate with each other, operate on the same frequencies.
The properties of the phenomena are different depending on the dimension in which it is observed. The physical aspect is constructed by the principle of the collision, the phenomena bounce off of each other. In a soul dimension, phenomena are more fluid, they interweave, but there are still clear boundaries between them. In the spiritual realm, there are no boundaries, it is all one.
Each phenomenon is multidimensional, operates in all dimensions simultaneously. The world in which we live is also multidimensional. Attention is nowadays mostly focused on the physical aspect that seems “most realistic” because it is the most concrete to the individual. The physical dimension is something like a slow-motion movie because it enables one to enjoy the fruits of its own creation. In the soul, dimension one sees a blueprint of what will take place in the physical dimension. The creator needs to experience its own nature because otherwise, creation would be meaningless. Regardless of the strong influence of physical aspects, one can cognize totality of existence.
As the human eye can not see itself, so neither the spirit cannot see itself. The spirit can only be experienced directly or can be recognized in the mirror and in its own creation. As the above image shows, the Eagle can recognize oneself in its own reflection, but the eagle is not the reflection. The amount of understanding one will gain depends on the way of cognizing and attention’s direction.
Daily human activity is based on the ability to connect phenomena, the ability to create relationships with the environment. Whatever one does and wherever one is, one needs orientation. One needs a compass, awareness of what a particular phenomenon is and awareness about its characteristics to be able to take the correct attitude toward observed phenomenon and the environment in which operates. It is necessary to have direct experience and clean perceptual organs. Empty names unconnected with the situation in the correct way make person disoriented.
For a clear perception, one needs to throttle one’s own individuality and let the observed object to approach in its original form. It is necessary to direct attention at all dimensions of the existence of certain phenomena to recognize its total influence in certain circumstances.
When perceptual organs are not clean, specific soul content is projected to the object of observation. The one sees a particular object painted with one’s own soul content and as such attaches to the meaning and properties that do not belong to that object. The one fails to communicate with that object, because one interacts with one’s own image, and not with a real object. One is trying to create a relationship with something that does not exist in one’s environment.
Each phenomenon has a multidimensional effect on the consciousness of the observer. The state of awareness of the observer defines the way of perceiving the phenomenon in a given dimension. When one’s attention is fixed, one simply ignores specific influences and directs attention to one particular point in a specific aspect. New understanding can be gained only with a new experience which also relates to the observation of the past experiences but from a new point of view.
When an observer does not pay attention equally to all dimensions of the existence of a specific phenomenon, weaker or stronger form of disorientation emerge. Every phenomenon takes place in a specific time and space, and when one considers the wrong attitude toward it, a certain kind of tension happens. It’s like stacking puzzles. Each puzzle has its unique location, and when it is put in the right place, one gets the picture that radiates harmony. If the puzzle is on the wrong site, one will get an image that does not radiate harmony. It is necessary to understand the environment to put the puzzle in the right place. One puzzle is joining the rest of the puzzles only if they resonate with each other. If they don’t resonate, there will be a specific type of strain. It is impossible to know in advance the final result, but it is possible to know does one puzzle resonates with other puzzles. Therefore it is necessary to be familiar with the multidimensional structure of each phenomenon to recognize the overall impact and to be able to build the right relationship. The original spiritual blueprint will manifest itself only when phenomena resonate with each other.
There are infinite ways of directing one’s attention. Every incomplete way of directing attention makes a person disoriented in a certain way.
When a person experienced one phenomenon long enough and had directed attention to all dimensions of the phenomenon’s existence, one will achieve an experience of optimal orientation.
DIRECT AND INDIRECT EXPERIENCE
There is only one source, but there is an endless number of experiences. The knowledge comes from experience. The experience can be direct and indirect (dual). It is necessary to experience a specific phenomenon in all dimensions so the one can take the right attitude in the given circumstances. Direct spiritual experience is equal for all. The direct spiritual experience is knowledge of who or what specific phenomenon is. All other experiences lead to an understanding of the properties of the specific phenomenon. Unlike the spiritual dimension, phenomena in a soul and physical aspect are observed in duality. Phenomena in these dimensions are continuously changing, and the characteristics of certain phenomena are recognized through the direct soul and physical experience. One can distinguish a direct physical experience (experience of a particular physical phenomenon – fact), direct soul experience (soul fact – the thoughts, feelings, and intentions) and direct spiritual experience (absolute knowledge). Overall experiences are what makes a person rich and capable of living.
Opposite of direct experience is indirect cognition constituted out of inexperience (absolute ignorance) and indirect experience (information). Since only direct experience goes beyond the duality, one needs to be aware that the indirect experiences manifest in an infinite number of forms in between two extremes. Such as an endless number of colors between black and white. Information is the personal experience of the one who is informing others about the specific phenomenon and its meaning. Information is not necessarily the result of personal experience of the one who is presenting the information and in no way represents the object itself, but the advertisement of a particular object. The purpose and meaning of commercialized object don’t depend on the object, but on who presents the object. Therefore one has to be very careful with the information when taking them for granted or for exploration because the purpose of information instead of inspiration might be dragging attention. There are infinite ways of information manipulation. Therefore, one must know its own experiences, and its own path, because this will make one capable of avoiding manipulative techniques. Personal orientation is achieved by personal experience.
Altogether, direct and indirect experiences have an inspirational role. Everything is interconnected, and all affect everything. What kind of experience will one decide to live depends on whether the environment resonates with one’s needs, whether there is a strong inspirational influence for entry into a new adventure.
Above image presents multidimensionality through four three-dimensional sectors, each with one specific characteristic, while all sectors together are held by the force of the spirit.
First three-dimensionality (spirit, experience, and inexperience) = invisibility
Second three-dimensionality (name, meaning, and purpose) = present moment
Third three-dimensionality (memories, time and direction) = total experience
Fourth three-dimensionality (context, mean, environment) = actions
Realization begins with the experience of the present moment to which one gives a specific name and recognize its meaning and purpose, connects it with its total experience, and at the end acts. The connection between individual and environment is what enables an infinite process of realization. The moment when one experienced specific phenomenon a sufficient number of times, in its own environment can find a new phenomenon which enables new experience and further enrichment. Since everything constantly changes, a process of learning is infinite.
I, experience and inexperience (the first three-dimensionality)
The primary characteristic of this sector is invisibility, which is observed through the consequences of a specific activity. There is only one source, and a person becomes aware of it exclusively through the result of direct experience. Understanding of these dimensions one acquire with experience, with a quantum jump from the known to the unknown.
The experience is also invisible to the individual because it is impossible to have many activities in one moment. When a person does something, is going through some experience, then that person is not able to focus attention on what it does. Focused attention is also a personal activity. Attention can be focused only on the consequence of one’s work after the work had been done. It is not possible to observe the action itself because it would mean that a person can do two activities at once, and that is impossible. It is only an illusion that is possible because of the rapid change of various activities and observation of one’s actions.
Inexperience refers to a phenomenon with which one has no experience. Therefore it is self-evident that one does not have any form of consciousness about it. If one does not have some experience or if something is invisible, it does not mean that it does not exist. One can only know from life experience that there are some phenomena which one encountered for the first time. From such thought, one concludes that there are phenomena one have not met yet.
It is important to stress that the process of learning the lessons is endless, therefore, in that context, one should be aware of the danger that lies in not knowing this fact. The risk is that an experienced person can become like a stone, thinking that knows everything. The inexperienced person can be like plasticine, formed and used by manipulators.
Name, meaning, purpose (the second three-dimensionality)
A self-aware one can distinguish personal experiences by names. Uses names to connect experiences with the environment. That person has a lot of distinguished names for all kind of experience. Using only one term for different experiences brings misunderstanding. One should be very careful when taking the information into consideration. It is necessary to know who is the carrier of information to avoid misunderstandings and disorientation.
Each word has a specific meaning. When the wrong meaning is attributed to a word, one has a wrong attitude toward its environment. The one should for oneself distinguish its own experiences from the information received from the environment. When a person does not have an experience of what other person is talking about, then there is no consciousness of the meaning what other persons want to say. Taking blindly someone’s else meaning, the one consciously or unconsciously accepts that one’s own way is defined by the environment.
The meaning emerges from feelings. The meaning is a soul characteristic. What one had felt has a specific meaning for the one and determines the way of behavior in a particular moment toward its environment. Certain phenomena can be experienced in infinite ways. Two different individuals can have the same experience of one phenomenon, but their meanings are different due to different experiences and different points of view. One should know what specific phenomenon means for oneself to be able to compare what the same phenomenon roughly means for someone else. This will enable one to have an optimal attitude toward the environment and to be able to manifest oneself creatively.
Creativity is expressed by the will, which can be seen in one’s acts. When one is aware of its own experiences, one knows one’s needs and what direction to go, and then the intention of the one is accurate. The will by itself does not have power, power comes from the source. When that power is directed in a specific way to a particular direction, then miracles happen. One should know the way how to express oneself needs creatively.
Memory, time, direction (third three-dimensionality)
Memory refers to the experiences one gathered through life. It is a specific soul impression that is manifested in the form of concepts, thoughts, and feelings at the time when one focus attention on a particular impression. Multidimensional focusing one’s attention on such impressions, one gains an understanding of one’s own personality and character. It is important to know the circumstances in which some phenomenon occurred because everything has its own course of development. Memories do not exist only to allow a person to experience one phenomenon many times, but also to enable one to experience something new.
Transformation takes time. The transformation of consciousness happens instantly, but for that event preparation and some time is required. The better the training, the change will be easier to live. Transformation is a continuous process, and how much time will be necessary for the transformation depends on the one’s power to act.
Each activity has a specific direction. Activity depends on individual needs, which are gathered through life. The more intense need, it is likely that one is going to move in the direction of that need. Personal needs depend on the type of experiences that one had.
The context, means, environment (fourth three-dimensionality)
Every phenomenon is experienced in a particular context and circumstances. The context has a personal character which one has a need to experience. The most common framework within which one perceives the situation is a family, partnership, business, religious, etc.
The physical body as a means of personal development, is a spiritual being in the service of one. One should treat the body with respect, because it has its own needs, even though it moves in the direction which one defined. It has its own type of consciousness, communicates with the one, knows its needs. It is one nearest environment, and it is necessary to explore it to a certain degree to understand how to use it for creative expression in the environment.
In comparison to the context, the environment exists to encourage further personal development. Spiritual beings from the environment have other properties and behave differently from the observer, and based on that observer recognizes oneself, one’s abilities and actions. Actions are a reflection of one’s creativity that arises from the joint efforts of all spiritual beings. There are infinite forms of a spiritual being in one’s environment, from solid and visible to very rare and invisible.
FORMS OF DISORIENTATION
There is only one original form of disorientation, lack of self-awareness. One may think that it is a body, a thought, a feeling, or anything else in this world. Depending on what one has been identified with that form of disorientation will be about. A one can be identified with empty names, and then it will be intellectual disorientation. The one that is not centered will be lost in time and space. Fixed attention don’t allow to experience the world around one in its totality. The one that lives in a world of imagination will be unconnected with physical reality. The one that lives in double illusion is totally lost while thinking at the same time that everything is under control, etc.
Disorientation can be a very unpleasant experience if the one is not aware of how to get out of one’s own prison.
Disorientation is also quite normal. If there were no disorientation, there would be no inner need for research, for development. There would be no orientation, there would be no knowledge. Disorientation encourages development, creativity, recognizing the opposite, spreading awareness, creativity, etc.
Some of the main influences that do not encourage the transformation of disorientation into knowledge, but keeps the one into a fog, are unaware family and forced “educational” system. These are the first two institutions child faces when starting a life in this world. Instead of natural inspiration that occurs through life experiences as the only real educational system, today, we have unaware parents. They think they have picked up all knowledge of the world. They are smarter than their own children, and the forced educational system is one that maintains the same way of thinking, false equality, false unity, boredom, laziness, and the like.
A split of personality emerges as a consequence of long indoctrination. All diseases and all psychological disorders represent a split of personality. Not living one’s needs at a particular moment, but “living many foreign lives at one moment.” Depending on the intensity of a split today, there are many different names for various diseases and disorders. Regardless of the name and the descriptive character of certain conditions, the split personality is the one that stands behind, the ignorance of one’s own true nature.
The split occurs when one does not accept the apparent circumstances but instead chooses to go “its own way.” One is a free spiritual being. It can select whatever one desires, can make mistakes, but freedom does not mean to act by force. It implies acceptance of real circumstance, learning lessons, personal integrity, and awareness of one’s own true nature.
When one is oriented experiences become structured, ordered, interconnected, meaningful. One differs experience from non-experience. Suspicion, prejudices, superstitions, and alike disappear. The one created its own relationship with the world, knows what one has gone through and is aware of what is coming next. The one is aware that learning is an infinite process, that disorientation is a normal phenomenon, which can turn into a disease if the lessons are not being taught at the time.
The oriented person points attention equally to all dimensions of the existence of certain phenomena and knows how to take the right attitude in the world. Knows where to go and is aware that all ways lead to unknown. An oriented person is aware of oneself.