When Consciousness perceives itself as other, duality is born. Simultaneously, a third thing is born: the process of that perceiving, that knowing, of ‘other.’
The deeper the level of existence, the greater the freedom; i.e., the less the identity, the more freedom; i.e., the more possibilities for the process of perceiving/knowing.
The process of knowing determines/defines the nature of the perceiver/knower and of the perceived/known, the subject and the object. As the multiplicity of creation emerges, the multiplicity of processes of knowing emerges.
Every point in space/time is Consciousness… simultaneously, a unique Knower and a Known. Diversity, non-homogeneity, emerges. Related ‘Knowers’ coalesce to form planets and galaxies. The result is a non-homogenous universe built upon the foundation of the homogeneity of pure Consciousness. The deeper, the more freedom. The more superficial, the less freedom. Matter is coalesced Consciousness.