Reality’s Wrapper

Hey! That’s not Self Help … Is It?

Usually the ideas for my blog posts are centered on helping folks get themselves through life a little better, a little easier, a little more happily. But occasionally something flits into my head that’s totally off the wall. In those cases, I generally just play with the idea but keep it to myself because it’s off topic – way off.

Once in a great while, though, a concept comes (and there it sits) but some of the words needed to describe it just don’t exist, not exactly, not yet. What you’ll read below, however, keeps coming back, increasingly insistent, as if it really wants out.

So … ohhhh-kaaaaay then … here it is, the best I could express it.

Dance of the IS and the NOT

Once we recognize that there is a Universe, once we posit everything that is, in every dimension that could ever possibly exist in limitless alternate versions of reality, once we have everything that has ever possibly existed, that possibly exists now, that could ever possibly exist; all the matter, the dark matter, the antimatter; after all that, we are still left with all that could not ever be. The unthinkable, the unknowable, the unexistable.

That unexistable realm wraps itself around and intertwines through all the infinite extent of this Universe and all possible others, surrounding them, underlying them, filling all the interstices within every reality of every kind (however limitless that may be), and still goes on, still more unthinkable, more unknowable, more unexistable.

Some might call it the Universe’s container: A nothing so vast, so unthinkably unending that even the Universe herhimself cannot comprehend it.

But then, beyond even that, beyond the thinkable and the unthinkable, beyond the IS and the IS-NOT, there still lies that which is NOT NOT. We will ignore this one for now.

However, consider this. Between the first two of these realms – between the IS and the NOT – there rests something that could be considered a multidimensional “membrane” or elastic interface between them, and their interplay all across the multi-dimensional “surface” of that membrane is the cause of all matter- and energy-related phenomena. Both matter and energy come into being as a result of differences in relative pressure or intensity between the realms. Some places the IS realm is stronger (or more real), other places, it is the NOT realm.

There could be a temptation to call the first two realms “positive” and “negative,” but that might suggest to some that one is good while the other is bad, and they are not. So instead, to preserve an attitude of neutrality, let us use the terms “IS” and “NOT” for the sake of simplicity.

The IS dimensions and the NOT dimensions do not mix. Ever. They only resist each other, repel each other much like oil and water. If it can be known it cannot be unknowable, and vice-versa; thus, by definition they can never mingle. Where we see matter, the NOT realm is very weak, hardly present, and where matter is more scarce, the NOT realm is stronger, or more intense.

Because of that, the NOT realm tends to push hardest against the IS realm in places where any physical matter exists. This has a compressing effect, packing the matter into the smallest possible space (a sphere). This repelling force falls off with distance, and may seem to some to be a warpage in the “space” around physical bodies.

If two large bodies, such as two planets, are near enough to each other, the repelling force of the NOT realm surrounding each of those material bodies is interrupted on one side; it is weaker on the side where they are nearest each other. When the repelling is stronger on one side and weaker on the other side, the repelling force will always move the physical body in the direction of the weaker pressure. In this example, it is pushing the two bodies toward each other, and we mistakenly call that “gravitational attraction.” We think there’s an attraction force because we haven’t yet seriously taken the NOT realm into account in our models of reality.

A simplified example. Take a beach ball and push it under water. The water pressure exerted on the ball increases as the depth increases. Naturally, there is more pressure on the bottom side of the ball. More pressure on one side and less pressure on the other side – that unequal pushing motion squeezes the ball toward the surface, but it does not mean the surface of the water is attracting the ball. Instead, because the pressure on the ball is stronger on one side and weaker on the other, the water simply repels the ball more effectively on one side than on the other. The ball is moved due to this differential in pressure, and we call that buoyancy.

If we take that mental picture and transfer it out into space, we might put two large bodies near each together and watch as “empty space” pushes them together in a way that closely resembles buoyancy. But since we haven’t yet conceived of empty space exerting such a powerful force, we mistakenly call it attraction.

This suggests that the vector of what we call gravitational force is pushing rather then pulling. In other words, it’s 180 degrees opposite to the way current theories have it working.

But before any part of this idea can ever be seriously considered and researched, a willingness to examine strange possibilities will be needed. Oh wait, isn’t that what science is purported to do?

Cheers from sunny Japan,

Postscript – If there’s enough interest in (or ridicule of) this topic, we could take a brief look at the NOT realm one day soon.

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