what would you be?
I would be a humanoid being. I would have the natural ability to resonate in this current 3 dimensional universe, and the Astral 4 Dimensional universe. My abilites would be limited to these two vibrational fields, due to my occupational limits.
My main homebase would be located in this 3 dimensional realm. My living quarters would consist of a small 'home pod' which docks into a massive mothership which houses atleast 50,000 - 100,000 other 'home pods' all which contain individuals who work and do their own duties. These 'home pods' also have the ability to leave the mothership and circumnavigate the universe at will, but of course there are many 'space pirates' and other nasty legions who are probably immortalised in this realm and do nothing but pillage and steal (pretty cool guys actually).
ANYWAY, I would live by myself and do normal cool things in my homepod. Eat space ice cream, listen to music, smoke cosmic grass and write futuristic soul destroying black metal riffs in my spare time. Now and then I would earn enough credits, buy some supplies, get time off from my 'duties' and undock from the mothership and circumnavigate the universe. I would try and find some nice secluded moons, there are of course 'holiday destinations' but I would probably prefer to visit some ice capped places similar to Europa, land and make music and take space drugs. That would be cool.
I would have to return back to the mothership eventually though, especially when I run out of credits otherwise you can get in trouble with the local space patrol (who are under the power of the same people whom own the mothership and provide employment for you - yeah it sucks but its life, get over it) so after maybe spending 3 or so days undocked (some guys I know are in the black trade, trying to buy into some time warping devices which 'increase' their stay on other planets, dangerous shit though) I would return ready for my further duties aka JOB.
What the fuck would I be employed to do?? Well, turns out I have to work with a group of about 12 - 15 other 'people/aliens/entities' - but of course humanoid in appearance (its a humanoid friendly envrionment really) and our sector would be known as "TRANS DIVISION RAD:1112" and we get to wear a pretty neat looking uniform, but can't get into details about that JUST yet.
The best thing about work is that you can FINALLY use your abilities to transfigure into the astral realm - some of them are real pros, but our team is considered to be quite unique and adept, although deifnatley not the best, rumour has it that the waste protection unit can achieve astoundingly high frequency ranges of soul matrix materialization - which is kinda funny considering their job is to basically "fry" all space waste.
ANYWAY, our work is quite simple,although tricky. You see, the mothership runs on a neon, nuclear radiation, but of a unique formula. Most of the materials can be aquired through normal bore mining of various asteroids and other planetry compounds, but other material that is required (or atleast has been recently discovered to be hugely benefical) exists on the astral plane (of course we all realise that there are MANY planes of existence, but as stated I am only allowed to explore two at present, maybe I'll get a promotion??) so its up to myself and my team to aquire various other materials to create this 'recipe' of nuclear radioactive energy.
The funny thing about materializing in the astral is that you can do WHATEVER you want. But this has gotten people into ALOT of trouble. It takes ALOT of concentration to stay with your team in the astral and concentrate on the job ahead and finally GET IT DONE. Alot of others have gone AWOL and haven't been found, but we know that they have been traced by superiors, and punished accordingly. Its very bittersweet relationshiop... You can travel the astral, but you have a 'job' to do... ALL of this freedom yet constrained and tied down in order to earn your 'credits'... Damn. Try and 'escape' and well, you could probably lose all privelage and abiltiy to explore such dimensions all together.
I can't get into details about specific parts of the job, but I can tell you when we materialize back into home base, with all the info and materials, our astral bodies are then 're-aligned' with our physical bodies using a specific inter-dimensional magnetic code which prevents us from exploring the astral outside of work time. You can of course apply for 'holiday' time to explore the astral, but it is very expensive unfortunatley. The heirarchy is really unfair actually, revolts have come and gone, but everytime sectors have revolted the rules get that bit harder.
Fuck I think I could go on forever here. Alternate lifestyles and forms of existence really get my mind going. You know, what I proposed above is not at all 'paradise' or perfect. Its actually really like living on earth, but just different... The more we may try to 'ascend' higher, I think we will find just more forms of opposition and 'controlling' points established for who knows how long. How many lifes will I lead before finding 'paradise'????
666 would be cool.
(just for the record I would also like to be Whitney Houstons crack rocks and/or a Harley Davidson)