Please see in the image how I expect to put down the information in an org file. Sub-heading 1 has some list items which are collapsed, after which I would like to continue the list at the previous level.
I see how this can be hard to parse as I want it, since the underlying file is just plain text and org-indent-mode is trying to lay it out, but is there a way to capture lists as shown in the image? Can I earmark a particular list item to belong to a higher level heading?
After the state shown in the picture, if I expand and collapse sub-heading 1, 'Third thing' will become a list item under it.