Excerpt About Physical Matter
Diaphanous Forms of PresenceIn complete coemergence, Reality includes not only the boundless dimensions of true nature, but also the dimension of shakti energy and that of physicality. The physical dimension is more difficult to understand, because it is not a dimension in the sense we have been discussing. It is basically physical matter always in the form of one object or another in space. In fact it is not possible to think of physical matter except in the form of an object. We do not find a continuous field of matter that takes the forms of the various objects. When we observe physical objects from the perspective of true nature we do not experience them as physical the way we normally do. They lose their opaqueness and sense of solidity, and appear as diaphanous forms of presence. In other words they simply appear as forms that the presence of true nature assumes. Yet they are not essential forms and not like essential forms, even though all forms appear similar in the boundless dimensions of true nature. Thus it makes sense to think of these forms as constituting a dimension of their own. These forms have characteristics different from essential forms, or mental and emotional forms, even though from the perspective of true nature they are only forms that true nature takes. The main difference they have from essential forms is that two physical forms cannot exist in the same time and space. For instance, you cannot have two apples at the same exact location of time and space. In other words, physical forms displace each other. This is not true of energetic or essential forms, for they can coexist at the same time and space, as an overlap that is impossible for physical forms.