And that's another thing Virgo and Capricorn share - good common sense. They have sensible heads on their shoulders. But we were discoursing about dimensions, a sound and practical thing to do, since we're all involved with them, whether we like it or not. Isn't it interesting that the word 'dimension' contains within it the words 'die' and 'dies'? Especially interesting since one does have to experience some sort of death to reach a Higher Dimension. (Not necessarily, however, death of the flesh body.) You see how appropriate this is now, because Saturn, Capricorn's ruler, is the planet astrologically associated with matters related to the dead. (Saturn and Pluto, between them, rule death in all its various forms.)
Our dimension discussion isn't a digression. Not to the Goats and the Virgins, who are both super-alert to the fact that it's very healthy to exercise one's mental muscles now and then, not to mention one's spiritual sinews. Dimensions, then. Take a shadow. What is a shadow? It is a Two dimensional object, having height and width, but no depth, correct? Yes, that is correct. Virgo just nodded in agreement, and Virgo always knows what is correct. Cappy is still silent. Goats never offer an opinion or endorse anything until they've had time for long and careful deliberation - whereas Mercury, the foster ruler of Virgos, causes them to speak up a bit more quickly (but never carelessly or impulsively).
Virgos and Capricorns share something in common with us all, for here on this Third Dimensional planet called Earth, we are, everyone of us, Three Dimensional entities. We have height, width - and depth. (Depth being the third requirement for the third dimension.) Of course, so has a building, so it would appear that being three dimensional is not much of a distinction. Still, a three dimensional awareness is something we're stuck with, so let's continue. We (and the New York Public Library) are Three Dimensional objects - and when Brother Sun (a vital facet of this meditation) shines upon us, through us, from behind us or whatever (the terminology is relatively unimportant) we Three Dimensional objects are then able to cast a Two Dimensional shadow on the street or the ground, correct?
A One Dimensional object is a fine line which has only height (length) and no width at all, certainly no depth, impossible for us to image perhaps - but be assured that it does exist. The thing is that, if we are Three Dimensional objects, who cast Two Dimensional shadows (but only with the help of Brother Sun or one of his weaker light bulb assistants), then THINK! Would it not follow that we, ourselves, might be merely Three Dimensional shadows, cast by our Four Dimensional selves? Silence now from both Virgo and Capricorn. Well, I'll tell you, even without seeking their approval. We most definitely are just that. This is exactly what we are - Three Dimensional shadows who have been cast (through the alchemy of Light many times brighter and stronger than Brother Sun himself) by Fourth Dimensional beings - called the Supra-Conscious, the Higher Self, the Higher Angel of One's Self, and so on. There are many names for the Fourth Dimensional entities who cast us as their shadows. Capricorn is wondering now about the buildings, and Virgo is wondering about the New York Public Library. No. Buildings do not have Supra-Conscious. The difference between the Two Dimensional shadows they cast and the ones we cast is that their shadows can't move. Neither they nor anything higher than themselves have any choice in the matter. They should be glad we even allow them to cast a stable, unmoving shadow, that we permit them to be three dimensional at all. And we do allow it, for we created these inanimate objects in our own '3-D' image, you know. Like dolls, toy trains and the life. For our own amusement shelter and other trivial and serious uses.
What sort of choice do our shadows have? They can't move without our decision. We control them, as our Higher Selves control us. The only way we can gain that sort of control over ourselves (our destinies) is to get in touch with the Fourth Dimensional being who has the control, tune in - and cooperate, demand some choice over our 'shadow selves' - or should I say - over ourselves, mere shadows that we are. Our own shadows are silly things or they could do the same - demand of us that