Friend: “I have to ask you something that’s bothering me."
Tonia: "Sure, go ahead."
Friend: "Why did you push me away?”
Tonia: “What are you talking about?” (I'm confused about what she's referring to.)
Friend: “I rubbed your shoulders for a moment, then took your hands. Then you pushed my hands away with a lot of force, like this.” (She repeats the gesture she experienced.)
Friend: “Just now.”
Tonia: “Just now, just now??”
Tonia: “That didn’t happen.”
Friend: “Yes it did, and I felt rejected by you because you pushed me away so hard.”
Tonia: “Well, as far as I’m concerned it didn't happen at all. But if you actually experienced it, it’s possible I just let go of your hands very purposefully and that may have felt like a push.”
Friend: “Okay, that makes sense.”
Tonia: “If I did it I didn’t mean anything by it. Yet I honestly don’t have any recall of you touching me at all, in any way.”
In both realities we were in my kitchen and I was sitting at the kitchen table.
In her reality, she placed her hands on my shoulders as I sat at the table. She then took both of my hands in hers, then I let go by pushing her hands away.
In my reality, I sat at the kitchen table and she was standing next to me the whole time. She never touched me at all.
The multiverse (or meta-universe) is the hypothetical set of infinite or finite possible universes (including the historical universe we consistently experience) that together comprise everything that exists and can exist: the entirety of space, time, matter, and energy as well as the physical laws and constants that describe them. The term was coined in 1895 by the American philosopher and psychologist William James. The various universes within the multiverse are sometimes called parallel universes.
The structure of the multiverse, the nature of each universe within it, and the relationship between the various constituent universes, depend on the specific multiverse hypothesis considered. Multiple universes have been hypothesized in cosmology, physics, astronomy, religion, philosophy, transpersonal psychology and fiction, particularly in science fiction and fantasy. In these contexts, parallel universes are also called "alternative universes", "quantum universes", "interpenetrating dimensions", "parallel dimensions", "parallel worlds", "alternative realities", "alternative timelines", and "dimensional planes," among others. See more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiverse.
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