Manifestation is one giant interconnected network. Leibniz described this in his Monadology which is quite copacetic with the yogic view of consciousness. However, as we discuss here, Leibniz the optimist interpreted the network of manifestation differently than yoga is wont to do.
The World is a network interconnected by the bindus. We begin our explanation of this idea here by disabusing ourselves of stupid notions of living and non-living matter, pretending we are a fly, and watching a Catholic Bishop kick Newton’s ass.
Summary: There is some specific feature of consciousness that allows it to move among the different planes. The most obvious is the idea of “rate of vibration”. But this doesn’t account for the main dichotomy of consciousness where a subjective self seems embedded in an objective external world. The main idea I explore here is that consciousness is like a Möbius strip: it seems to have two sides, but really only has one side. This Möbius property is what allows consciousness to transfer from one plane to the next. Yoga has long known this property to exist and calls it “bindu”; a hole in consciousness that, as I speculate here, may be the “fold” that allows consciousness to literally shift from pointing in one direction to pointing into another direction, e.g. into another plane.