We were recently reminded that the psychedelic state is:
every quanta of time
…it is tapping into every timeline, seeing all possibility overlapping onto one experience of a moment. An utterance will cascade into many futures–yet we will experience but one of these futures in our waking life.
However, destabilized by the effects of a psychedelic and thrown into non-linear being, we will flash in and out of a handful of timelines, infinite numbers of them, all of them, and know their fates as we know infinity.
In a flash, one can feel that time is a bifurcating fractal of everything and anything. It is conveniently compressed by our subjective experience into linear moments-by-moments.
The sensations of the body in this state are highly related to this idea that all possibilities simultaneously occur (or are in being). In this non-linear state of being, the simultaneous (or rapidly oscillating) experiences of hot and cold, of boundary and no boundary, of weight and weightlessness appear to indicate the body dances at the juncture of time, the wave (the all), with time, the particle (the thing).
Through living, we collapse the wave of time into a particle, a single thing moving forward. But, this wave encompasses all moments, all alternative histories and futures, and we pop in and out of them to create one conscious self.
Which timeline do we sober into?