Time is relative, yet eternity (the Fifth Dimension, the astral plane) is beyond time. Even if your friend is awake, you could still be interacting with the person's egos, since all the dimensions of the Tree of life integrate, penetrate, and co-penetrate without confusion!
Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.
Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"