This one may be a little trippy; it's more theoretical.
Also, I managed to eat, so yay!
On the trauma response and the root of consciousness:
Our bodies are our literal time-traveling devices; hacked when others dehumanize us by separating us from our body. The first is step is to convince you to leave. If not, they force you (kill/traumatize you). Until they sit in your head and distort your mind.
This is why perspective is everything; the inside out dimension (time) will alter and reveal different aspects based on how and where you look.
Everything literally has a time and space, except that which erases or denies it (see my post on experiences and validity).
When trauma or danger approches, mind runs through another dimension when/if body can't.
Waking world is shared, conflicted consciousness interfering with itself (yes, like waves with interference patterns), but dreams are enclosed (if each mind is its own dimension).