First I want to mention that "the observer effect" is real, and in (deep Samadhi) our light-transfer bodies have encounters ......I read that Aurobindo had encounters with Vivekananda when he was in prison. I had lots of real encounter / meetings with family members, and other beings in that innermost sanctuary where life and death looses all meaning. . . how is this possible?
Mutually outward-pouring of love-vibrations / spiritual bliss creates a lot of meta- traction and at the critical mass point we stop vibrating / stops spinning and we are teleported to a place in our consciousness beyond space and time and hang out in this innermost sanctuary . We still feel, and talk and our touch is solid, and it is as real as in this dimension, only not as 'solid'. This is natural, it happens naturally and in accordance with the Divine Will .
In advanced Soul evolution we directly know this Bliss-energy in every fiber of our being, we hear its constant spin in the energy field around us as well, some have named it the Merkaba body. It is this body - my (golden light) Merkaba field - which attracts both the positive and the negative thought forms and emotions /feelings, and all kinds of information into its bliss-orbit throughout my waking hours and at night. . . It all gets decoded once I'm in Deep Samadhi-bliss state.
Bhagavadgita says talks about 'supreme ecstasy', which I call "spiritual bliss", or playfully in the past "orgaistic blistics". . .
". . . the aim of all yoga, in which through the practice of yoga the mind becomes stilled, in which the self behold the Self within and is absorbed in the Self, in which the yogi finds supreme ecstasy". (6.2122)
Example of how this 'decoding' plays itself out: This AM hr., I heard , for my ears only, message....Next instant I became a blissfully spinning vortex of energy-consciousness.
Once the ecstatic spinning ceased, before my eye of contemplation , the word-message play itself out (on a 'screen'') disclosing exactly what the senders intentions towards me are. This one was very "mean". This happens when someone gets triggered by what I write. I don't always see the 'actors' in action, but always hear the 'message' (but there is so much more to it, I'm merely giving one or two examples.)
So yes, even though in her unified and holistic view, the Yogini sees "the self in all and all in the Self", it doesn't mean we lack discernment, lack seeing that not all is yet vibrating at the Divine frequency level. . . I hasten to add that the Divine Shakti (in me) burns to crisp all psychic thought forms and their hostile formations . Sometimes it hurts, but if not too much I allow this energy to release / dissipate itself completely. Sometimes when someone's "grisly Elf's" (Aurobindos' quote from The God's Labour") hostility is extreme, I have been known to calm it down by being word-nice to it. Other times, I have been known to holler "NOOOO!!!!"
This is my karma, my lot to endure. . .
I was very early in life very sensitive to what was going on around me...my grrrl-child-self experiencing lucid adventures in subtle dream, and not a stranger to mystical feelings while awake. I remember well . . . . .
drawing with a stick a large circle in the sand and standing in its middle
awestruck at the star-studded sky . . .
Drinking in the Milky Way/s beauty, which in the neck of woods
called the Masurian Lake District (in Poland where I was born and raised)
was as clear and bright as it gets . . .
Almost trembling with excitement at intuiting something immense .... a question forming around the edges of my mind, a word-defying longing deep within my being that my child-self felt with all my being.
Years later this immense something and its energy, introduced itself to my consciousness and it was none other than Kundalini Shakti's Divine Force. Because of this - because of Shakti's and Shiva's union (via Crown chakra) I became a vehicle through which the Divine Energy flows into this world. Now I have the Knowledge and the words to express what has been revealed to me. . . .I have been jeered at, told I give "drugs a bad name", still it doesn't change the fact I am plugged on energy level to (spiritual) Bliss frequency, doesn't change the fact that what happened to me, happened to other beings, also.
The Divine doesn't reject its not yet divinized portions of itself -- but I understand why it is inconceivable for one who is not yet a vehicle for the Divine Force to accept that I have job called Supracosmic Tonglen Duty is my 24/7 on energy level. Not something I ever heard of before, but it happened to me and I named it in accordingly. (I don't want to rehash now what this / my work is about and how/why it works ).
Holographically speaking this supposed to makes sense, and I have been alert to what the 'hard sciences' say about energy and non-locality. Is 'entanglement' the answer? In 2002 I bought a book about this and got all fired up! I recall reading passages to my husband from it while he was busy doing something in his basement workshop -- because finally, there was something written by a respected scientist which struck a 'this is true', chord with me. . . .
Amir D. Aczel, in his book Entanglement The Greatest Mystery In Physics, writes that theoretically speaking even "teleportation" of the "beem me up Scotty" sort (of the Star Trek kind) , is possible.
Well, I learned that it IS POSSIBLE, but the w/ other souls encounters take place in the subtle / causal domains.
No one can tell what's what exactly, but the they do agree that at the quantum level something mysterious is going on. Quote, "Abner Shimony has referred to entanglement as "passion at a distance," in an effort to avoid the trap of assuming that one can somehow use entanglement to send a message faster than light." (....) "Other physicists, however, believe that the "spirit of relativity theory" still is violated by entanglement, because "something" (whatever it may be) does "travel" faster than light (in fact, infinitely faster) between two entangled particles. The late John Bell was of this belief."
I get information/messages downloading into my body-mind-soul system. The hertz signal-vibrations perceived w/ my left side (ear) are carriers of low/dense consciousness, or, 'mean' energy. In contrast, those laser-like signals and various 'pitches' / vibrations I hear w/my right ear, are word-messages who carry those oh-so-sweet words and feelings . . . they give up their secrets as soon as I'm able to ride the Deep Samadhi-Blissananda wave (in bed).
We are Souls of single Reality, this is why I like Amir's reinforcing following quote :
"Entanglement particles transcend space. The two or three entangled entities are really parts of one system, and that system is unaffected by physical distance between its components. The system acts as a single entity.
What is fascinating about the quest for entanglement is that a property of a quantum system was first detected by mathematical considerations."
(also) Amir : "We know from de Broglie's work that particles have a wave-aspect to them, and that the wavelength associated with a particle can be computed. Thus, in principle, even a person can have an associated wave-function. (There is another technical point here, which is beyond what we can discuss in this book, and it is that a person or another macroscopic object would not be in a pure state, but rather in a "mixture" of states.) The answer to the question as to how the teleportation of a person might be carried out can restated as the question: Is a person the sum of many elementary particles, each with its own wave-function, or a single wave-function (of a very short wavelength)? At this point in time, no one has a clear answer to this question, and teleportation is therefore still a real phenomenon only within the realm of the very small."
It follows then that, even though the Bhagavadgita says that finding "supreme ecstasy" is the final goal, but I need to add that I discovered in my very body-mind-soul that there is another layer to this mystery, and the truly final Supreme Goal is Divine Labour . I named this work / labour Supracosmic Tonglen Duty.
Without 'God's labour' (name of Aurobindo's poem telling it like it is) there would be no evolution, no evolutionary enlightenment. . . . This is a point where one Knows that one's body doesn't belong to the earth - personality alone.
Now, Eros and Agape (Shakti / Shiva, or Holy Spirit - our awakened Soul, and her Source/Godhead) are at the helm of ones destiny - a destiny, which is one with the collective consciousness . . . And that 'nirvana' is only half of the spiritual coin, because (true) Nirvana is only the means through which the final goal can be achieved.