Following on from the previous post “Know someone who is dying?”
Before thinking about where we go after this journey have you ever contemplated where we really are now? The wave of social consciousness is incredibly powerful and can so easily wash us down the same path as so many before us, but what if we stop for just a minute and let the masses swarm past us while we take a look around and see what’s really going on.
When we start peeling back the layers we start to see that nothing is really what it seems. Everything is, as many sages have said throughout the ages, one big illusion. I know when reading that statement the intellect wants to shut the comment down as mystical mumbo jumbo but let’s take a quick look at some areas of the reality we think we know before we move on to where we go from here.
Science has shown that everything in the universe is made up of the same stuff, you, me, the stars, the oceans, the air, the sun, everything. We are all made up of subatomic particles which make up Atoms. These are tiny units of vibrating energy. So even the rock or the piece of steel at the atomic level is very much moving. Not only is every piece of seemingly solid matter vibrating it is also about 99.999999999% empty space. So the first key point here is that everything without exception in this universe is made from the same building blocks of vibrating energy.
Energy = Building blocks of all that exists.
Now about a hundred years ago the field of Quantum Mechanics was born with what is in my opinion the most significant discovery of all time. This discovery finally bridged the gap between science and spirituality. It was called the ‘Double Slit Experiment’ and has been replicated ten’s of thousands of times since with never a single deviation in the outcome. (This is a blog post so I’m conscious of the length so I’ll include a video for those interested or wanting to know more about the experiment).
Essentially what the experiment concludes is that the subatomic particles from which everything in the universe is made do not collapse into a set definable form until someone is actually looking at them or what is termed a ‘conscious observer’ is present. Now this is pretty epic so you may need to look into this to gain a greater understanding if you haven’t been aware of this until now. It means that all subatomic particles remain in the form of potentials or probabilities until we as a conscious observer look at them. Put bluntly, nothing exists as we believe it does until we are looking at it.
This isn’t mystical philosophy, this is cold hard science replicated thousands of times with not a single variance. So the big point here is that when everything is broken down, all reality, the whole universe, all there is comes down to two things, consciousness and energy, joined at the hip. That’s all there is. Together they are the building blocks for everything we experience in the life that we know.
Consciousness + Energy = Reality
So there is two mind blowing aspects to this conclusion. The first is clearly that the very matter which makes up the world to which we attribute absolute reality doesn’t even exist in our accepted form until we look upon it. The second point is that our consciousness is inextricably connected to all the subatomic particles which make up the reality we perceive.
Now once we look upon the world and the subatomic waves of potential collapse to particles and thus make up the the world we see, is everything even then what we really think it is?
What if I said to you there was no such thing as colour? Well there isn’t in any real sense. Colour only exists in our brain because that’s how our brain interprets the light frequency given off by the things we look upon. The rose isn’t red as we think it is. The rose emits light at a particular frequency and our brain receives that frequency and converts it to what we perceive in our brain and experience as ‘red’. Ever heard the riddle “If a tree falls in the woods does it make a noise?”, well does it? No it doesn’t. Sound doesn’t exist either outside of our brain. Sound is simply a vibration or wave caused through displaced air or water, it doesn’t make any noise. The sound is a perception in our brain caused by the ear drum receiving the wave and converting it to what we know to be sound. What about smells? Same thing, they are simply molecules and give off no aroma, smell is simply the receptors in our brain converting the molecules to a perception of smell. Well there must be touch right? No not even touch.In a real sense we never make contact with anything we touch. Whenever we try to touch things the electrons from our bodies and the object we wish to touch repel each other like two magnets so they never actually touch.
The world we think we live in all happens in the brain, it doesn’t exist in any real sense. Our bodies are an incredibly advanced virtual reality suit in which we can experience the creations of our consciousness.
Let’s touch more on the connection between consciousness and energy…
Doctor Emoto did some amazing experiments with ice crystals whereby water which was abused and hated upon could not form ice crystals when frozen or if it did freeze it was very deformed. Water that was shown love and gratitude would freeze and make beautiful crystals.
This experiment can be replicated with a bowl of rice and some water (we have replicated this experiment in our office and verified the result) if you put labels of hate on one bowl of rice and labels of love on another bowl of rice and then speak to the rice with the respective hate and love each day, after a couple of weeks the rice which received the hate will begin to rot and stink and the rice given love will stay good and give off a pleasant aroma.
The key point here is that every building block of energy is connected and our consciousness is the puppet master, the law maker. We create our own reality through our consciousness…
Consciousness + Energy = Reality
Let’s digress for a moment for the purpose of a quick thought experiment. When we are dreaming does it feel real at the time we are dreaming? It does right? At the time we are dreaming that is our known reality, we can see things, we can touch things, we can see colour, we can feel happy, we can feel scared, we can have sexual experiences and our body will react as if they were all real. Well they were real in our consciousness at the time, weren’t they? What happens when we wake up? We assume a higher state of conscious awareness and we recognise the contents of the dream as being an illusion of the mind. The only ‘Real’ aspect of the illusory dream was the fabric of consciousness that created it. Now what’s to say that our waking state in which we go about our normal lives is the highest level of awareness and the absolute reality? Well it isn’t. We are in the same scenario as when we dream just in a more convincing and detailed array of sensory stimulation. This is why the great spiritual teachers have always referred to the world as we know it to be an illusion. Similarly to awaking from a sleeping dream state, awaking from the waking illusory state and viewing things from a higher state of conscious awareness it can be seen that this ‘reality’ is likewise made up from the same fabric of consciousnesses, it’s all a game, a school of learning and sensory exposure for the emotional wisdom derived.
If this is the case, what is the higher reality, where must one be in order to recognise such an illusion? The only true reality is life itself, the fabric of life is consciousness and energy, from this all else arises. So you see ‘afterlife’ is quite an inaccurate term because where you go when the body dies is simply to another plane of life. You simply return to that whence you came, life, consciousness and energy.
When the body dies we are simply discarding the virtual reality suit because that game is over, yet many more adventures await.