We were ALL amazed by the dress saga of Feb 2015. Yes, it was certainly a treat for the eyes, being furiously debated yet light-hearted at the same time, and a total mind bender which forced some of us to question our ideas about reality. Yes, even those who said, ‘I don’t know why everyone is so caught up in the dress,’ and ‘I don’t care about something so simple,’ have to admit it was bloody interesting.
Experts in the field of Neuroscience have tried to explain why we see the dress in the colours we do, using neatly packaged ideas such as colour constancy which allows us to view an object under different light sources but keep the same colour constant throughout. Unfortunately, with #thedress, there’s a lot more to the story than that!
The reason for the difference in colours as told by Pascal Wallisch a neuroscientist from NYU, is that if your brain had decided the dress was photographed in a shadow, you saw it as white and gold. If your brain thought it was illuminated artificially, you saw it as blue and black. Our brains are too clever for our own good it seems.
I get it (to a point), who am I to argue with neuroscientists? But I will take things in a different direction to them, so bear with me. The dress is clearly blue and black, it’s not a mystery like the pyramids of Egypt or the Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing in 2014. I get that it was a ‘money shot’, a one in a million-chance event, when the lighting conditions were exactly right to produce that effect, and I get the science behind optical illusions, but for half the population to see two colours that totally weren’t there I think something deeper is at play!
In the context of the dress; if you saw it in blue and black you were absolutely right, it was, so those who see the dress in white and gold are wrong, because it wasn’t. But if we remove the dress from our focus and look at the wider world, they weren’t wrong they are gifted. Why? Because they can see past the 3rd dimension, past our physical reality where the dress is blue and black, they can see into another dimension, the 4th dimension where the dress is white and gold.
The 4th dimension is another plane of existence where spirits and other beings reside. As physical beings we have a body which is affected by the elements and death, but we also have a spirit which is energy, that cannot be destroyed but rather transferred from one state to another. This is what goes on to the afterlife when we die, and this is what clairvoyants and dogs are thought to see. E.g. dogs have been known throughout history to see spirits and ghosts of the dead and it seems humans are finally catching up.
Those who saw the dress as white and gold have evolved into a new species with superhuman abilities and higher intelligence that I call ‘homo pas horáō’ (all seeing man). They have awakened the mystical third eye, which acts as a direct window into the 4th dimension where one can learn great mysteries and see things on a higher level.
Many spiritualists say that the 3rd dimension is fading away and there will come a time when it is gone for good. Perhaps this dress is the first stage in our rise in consciousness, and there are more weird, wacky and wonderful things to come our way? What does that mean for the blueys? For whatever reason, they aren’t included in the genetic shift, they can’t see past reality, they can only see what’s there. It’s natural selection all over again, one species will adapt to the new surroundings and rise to power and dominance, and the other may unfortunately, cease to exist. They will not be able to function on the 4th dimension, which according to some will replace the third dimension, they will have to find some way of ascending or seek life elsewhere.
I know, it’s pretty far-fetched. But according to German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer; ‘all truths go through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.’