I like your analogy. It’s similar to my own. I think of the “universe” as an infinite number of overlapping spherical clouds kind of like a giant 3D Venn diagram. Each sphere represents a single point of consciousness (you and me) and where we share experiences is where our spheres (individual universes) overlap. The boundary of each sphere is determined by the broadness of our minds. As our experiences accumulate our sphere grows. Fear limits our growth, excitement, positive anticipation, happiness and love expands our sphere.