Science is finally catching up with the mysteries of spirituality. More and more scientific proof and experiments are supporting millenary spiritual knowledge and practices. Within these articles we bring some of the latest scientific related theories and discoveries.
As you’re probably well aware, a few hours ago, NASA and SETI announced the discovery of Earth’s “older, bigger cousin”. Called Kepler-452b, it’s the first almost-Earth-sized planet that’s been found in the habitable zone of a star very similar to our Sun, and the Internet is kind of freaking out about it.
During the briefing, the scientists also announced the discovery of 11 other habitable planet candidates, so what’s so special about Kepler-452b? Well, we’re glad you asked, because there’s quite a lot. For starters, this is our best candidate so far for an ‘Earth 2.0’, and it could also be the ideal place to look for extraterrestrial life.
Here’s everything we know so far:
- Kepler-452b is orbiting a star called Kepler-452, located 1,400 light-years away in the Cygnus constellation of the Milky Way.
- The planet is 1.6 times bigger than Earth.
- Earlier research shows that planets of this size “have a good chance” of being rocky, just like Earth.
- Kepler-452b is orbiting a G2-type star, like our Sun.
- The planet is in the habitable zone, which means that it’s far enough away from its sun that its water won’t evaporate, but close enough so that it won’t freeze.
- A year on Kepler-452b lasts 385 days, so the planet is only 5 percent further from its star than Earth is from the Sun.
- The planet is likely to have an atmosphere, lots of clouds, and possibly active volcanoes.
- Its parent star Kepler-452 is 6 billion years old (1.5 billion years older than our Sun).
- Kepler-452 has the same temperature, and is 20 percent brighter, and 10 percent larger in diameter than our Sun.
- Because it’s orbiting a larger star, it’s likely to be slightly warmer than Earth.
All of this is pretty damn exciting when you consider the fact that NASA has spent decades searching for a potential new home for humanity, but some of these points are worth highlighting further.
For starters, the fact that Kepler-452b is orbiting a G2-type star is hugely important, because all the other Earth-sized planets that we’ve found so far are orbiting stars that are cooler and smaller than our Sun.
And then there’s the age of its star, which is 1.5 billion years older than our Sun, meaning it’s had a lot longer for any potential life to evolve.
“It’s awe-inspiring to consider that this planet has spent 6 billion years in the habitable zone of its star; longer than Earth,” Kepler’s lead data analyst, John Jenkins, said in a press release. “That’s substantial opportunity for life to arise, should all the necessary ingredients and conditions for life exist on this planet.”
We should step in here and make it clear that we still know very little about Kepler-452b, and have no way of saying for sure whether it’s habitable at this point. The planet was discovered the same way that pretty much all exoplanets are – by the Kepler spacecraft monitoring the slight ‘dip’ in the brightness of its star as it passed in front of it.
This has been followed up with ground-based observations from telescopes in the US, which is why we know so much about the brightness of the planet’s host star, and the potential nature of the planet. The results have been submitted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal.
But given the fact that Kepler-452b 1,400 light-years away, we’re going to need much stronger telescopes than we have right now to actually see the planet, and get some insight into what’s going on there. And fortunately, we’re about to get one that will be perfect for the job – the James Webb Telescope.
The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in October 2018, and will be 100 times more powerful than Hubble, making it capable of seeing events that happened in the Universe 13.5 billion years ago.
During the briefing, NASA explained that it plans to use the telescope to perform an atmospheric analysis of Kepler-452b, providing us with some important information on just how habitable it really is. And we’re so damn excited to see those results.
In the meantime, I guess we should work on figuring out how we might be able to get to our potential new home. Warp drive, anyone?
While we may not yet know enough to say whether Kepler-452b is habitable or not, we’ll leave you with this NASA gif, which perfectly sums up why this news is worth getting a little hyped-up over (hint: the green band signifies the habitable zone).
Original Source: Science Alert
Personally I can’t help but wonder, if let’s say humanity had another chance (apart from the million previous ones), with the knowledge and technology of today, a “reset” on Earth’s ecosystem, would we make the same mistakes or not? Or would we start afresh to create a new reality where Love and Unity would prevail? Would this new world help us “cure” poverty,hunger, war on a collective level? Would it help us anchor the new paradigm shift?
Let us know in the comment section bellow!
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Love and Light.
I know what I’m about to get myself into .. This is not an easy subject and it’s going to raise all sorts of questioning.
When it comes to taking drugs there is so much duality, self-harm, lack of control, and also a need to connect with something.
I have seen both sides of this spectrum, not only in my own experiences but also in many other people around me in London and all over the globe to be fair.
It’s rather hard for me to fully understand the difference between taking drugs to escape , or drugs to enhance an experience or to do inner work.
When it comes to taking the so called “plant medicines” to heal aspects of Self it all reflects to a search of healing and connecting to Mother Nature. And yes it does work. Mother Ayahuasca is a very powerful tool to unlock so many blockages, to actually get rid of addictions and to look within the depths of Self . It can allow you to connect to the unity of all , it can slow down the mind .. It can also drive you crazy if you are not ready for this jump into other dimensions.
But the question I have in mind is what is the difference? If you are taking MDMA for “fun” or to open to the feeling of unconditional love? What makes a non-synthetic medicine more valid than a synthetic one?
What is the difference? Is it in the mind? Or in the way it’s taken?
Intention sure plays the main part when it comes to anything we do in life, and in any Shamanic ceremony, intention will too play a key role when it comes to healing.
There is so much judgment when it comes to drug taking, but what are people who take drugs looking for?
What are they after?
In a world where many have lost their connection to the divine, drug taking is a cry for help allowing humans to look into a glimpse of their own divinity and to get closer to the collective consciousness. Yes, it can be a magical thing, but it can also can be very dangerous when people abuse it.
When abuse comes in, you are trying to escape from your reality, from your fears. You are rejecting the emotional pain. And I don’t blame or judge anyone for it. Pain is not pleasant, as humans we are not all ready to fully feel and surrender to the divine and look within.
I wrote an article earlier this year focusing on addictions, BREAKING UP ADDICTIONS, but here I just want to focus on the how some people define taking drugs as okay when using it in a more conscious way, or as in a ceremony.
What is my opinion of it? I don’t know…
I truly would like to have an answer, but searching for answers has shown me, more and more, the search itself is pointless.
From personal experiences, drugs have never really helped me, because they never empowered myself to find answers to my own questions. Yes, sure, Ayahuasca has had a massive impact on myself, and how I see the world, but once I learned that way I didn’t have to keep coming back to it. I carried it in my heart; the lessons, the visions, the wisdom.
I also believe everyone is different and people have different paths, and how they choose to open and walk their path is up to them.
But I have suffered in the past with lower vibrations carried by drug taking from myself and others, so I try to gain clarity and understanding that they are not the answer for what I’m looking for or trying to connect with. Yes, they can be used as a great tool, so you can learn how to shift thought different dimensions and connect with consciousness as well as with people in your life.
However, you should be able to do that naturally, as it’s part of your making as a human to be able to have those experiences without having to take anything. Just by opening your heart, and by opening to the universe.
The answers are always inside, and they then become your external world when you fully embody the unity of all.
That’s why light workers will normally be “against” drugs, because they are already in touch with those high frequencies. Although “against” is not the appropriate term, because they know everything is so perfectly happening the way it should.
Yes, yes, I know this is contradictory, and so is life..
It’s being able to be all and nothing at once. To embrace it all within the eternity of you.
I still have so much to learn, to explore, and to understand, so I’m truly looking forward to the comments on this article.
Thank you for reading,
Love and Light.
“Throughout the history of medicine, including the shamanic healing traditions, the Greek tradition of Asclepius, Aristotle and Hippocrates, and the folk and religious healers, the imagination has been used to diagnose disease.”_Jeanne Achterberg
You know when you wake up in the morning and you have some sort of epiphany? Like this idea that lands in your head from nowhere. It’s almost like a whisper, and you have no clue of how it was there in the first place.
So listen to this; it’s just a thought. It’s unquestionable how the effects of hallucinogens have been used to treat mental illness, addictions, anxiety, and to cure physical illness. There are numerous cases of people who launched into the forest looking for the wisdom of the shaman to treat their evil. It is also common knowledge the powerful ayahuasca is being used in prisons in Brazil to give inmates perspective and healing on what has brought them to that place. At the same time, even children have been given the medicine in Brazil, the Santo Daime doctrine is completely legal in the country and is part of their culture, part of their religion – (or should I have said our culture, and our religion? I’m Brazilian after all).
So, the thought that came first thing in the morning was this… Has anyone ever used ayahuasca to treat patients who are considered brain dead? Or how about patients with Alzheimer’s, or any other brain degenerative disease?
I have no idea; that’s why I’m writing this. Maybe I felt very guided to do it because my very own sister is a neuroscientist and is now in Australia developing a work around neuroscientist treatment and cure.
But also it really got me thinking, what happens when you are brain dead? Can someone use or choose to be given hallucinogens in that condition to try and reverse it?
Let’s look at some facts and drop some research, starting with the simple use of meditation.
It’s very well accepted by the scientific community that meditation has numerous benefits to the brain and it can be used for an overall health practice. However, when you bring in medicinal plants which alter states of consciousness and put you in a deep state of meditation, the whole taboo starts.
Furthermore, the limitations faced by the current scientific community, particularly neuroscientists, whom have been denied freedom to explore research on hallucinogens as an effective way of treating mental illness and other physical disorders, are a big stone block in exploring the use of medicinal plants (with thousands of years of wisdom) for the benefit of health treatment.
I can only begin to imagine such limitations being lifted. The scientific community could do intense research and use such tools for the treatment of all illnesses.
What would happen if a person considered brain dead was given such devices? Would they come back into consciousness? What would happen if someone with mental illness was treated with the plant medicines?
Care to share your views? Write your comments to us.
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Love and Light,
I often ask myself about this word. Enlightenment. What does it truly mean? Is there even such a thing? Something many have searched for but truly, can it be found? Can it be obtained anyhow?
For me, it really has to do with letting the light take over. But how can the light take over when we are already light itself? I speak of light beyond darkness, beyond the yin and yang, beyond our capable understanding. It’s very paradoxical, but so it is. At the same time, it is ridiculously simple, and so easy to understand that many may spend their whole life in search of themselves, but if only they had the understanding of what we are, there would be no need to let the light be what it already is.
It’s funny how we love this human dilemma; ever playing the game of blindness. But the time is here, and many are aware of the truth.
When I met Richard Rudd, I knew for sure he was already there. Floating in the innocence of the childlike creation, being part of it and enjoying the perks of awareness and limitless light. Laughing with and crying with the Gods. Maybe that’s why he makes me nervous, I can feel it in him.
His work is inspiring, because it’s so giving. It allows for the light to shine through, setting it free from what already is enlightened.
Richard’s technology awakens your cellular memory, bringing into life what you are, giving tender support to your heart and understanding of your human mechanisms and how you can break out from your inner made-up prison.
What I love about his work is the efficiency and unquestionable fact of its impact in your being. Not just because it triggers something inexplicable, unleashing your power within, but because it makes you feel human, it brings you back and forth from being part of the cosmos and being contained into this body.
We asked Richard how he started on his path, and here is an interview with some of his journey:
I hear people saying the awakening journey can be very hard, and sometimes they wonder how much easier it was when they were not aware of the secrets of the cosmos, then I realise they might not yet have discovered the secrets of it. Because it is hard when you are in between worlds and trying to find your ground. However, when you cross that bridge and start surrendering to the unknown mystery of all, everything changes into magic, and then realise how very dull it was to be blind to the truth and the mystic.
“Awareness isn’t something we own; awareness isn’t something we possess. Awareness is actually what we are.”
With the Gene Keys Project, Richard has brought this amazing technology that gives self-empowerment to those seeking their inner truth.
The Gene Keys explores so many different aspects of life and brings you into moments of contemplation about your own unique mystery.
For those familiar with the Gene Keys, here are some technical questions we asked Richard about it.
If you are not familiar with the Gene Keys project, you can find out more information here www.genekeys.com. Start with a free profile of your own genetic keys, and explore your cellular history. Embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-mastery, allowing your inner light to run free and merge with the universal flow.
If you are like me, and like to dive right into the middle of the storm, perhaps you should take a look at the Golden Path, which is another way of understanding how you operate and what wounds you carry from birth, as well as which ones you carry on behalf of humanity. Understanding the pain is part of who we are, and part of how we got here.
The golden path empowers you to break free from destructive patterns that reflect only limitation of self. It triggers an awareness of how you act and interact with others. I’ll be writing more about the Golden Path and my own experience with it as well as DNA downloads that have happened which I’m now processing. But here is a link about it: http://www.genekeys.com/golden-path-program/
If you like to you can start right now reading the Gene Keys Book:
Thank you for reading,
Love and Light,
Gregg Braden, world famous author of The Divine Matrix, in a truly life transforming interview. Definitely a must watch for anyone who wants to improve the way in which they see and perceive the reality. Gregg talks about one of the most famous Universal Laws, the Law Of Attraction.
As the ancient traditions said: “Our experience is only an experience. Not positive, not negative, until we judge our personal experience”.
We attract everything we experience either consciously or unconsciously so I believe you would agree, it is much better to be aware and mindful of our thoughts and feelings.
The Law Of Attraction is closely connected to Visualization, Intention, Manifestation and so much more that makes it a very vast subject. We will write more about these amazing topics and will surely post more talks, tutorials and meditations.
This is definitely an eye-opener. Enjoy!
Thank you for watching,
Love and Light,
What is really a Mercury Retrograde and how does it affect our lives in general? Is it as bad as we think it is? Teal Swan breaks it down for us and explains what is it, how does it affect us and what to do about it. Yes there is a way to go through it! You can feel relieved. 🙂
In the new age, spiritual and astrological community, mercury retrogrades have a bad reputation. Mercury retrogrades are famous for effecting electronic equipment, causing travel delays and cancellations, influencing breakdowns in communication such as things getting lost in translation, pieces of information going missing, the inability to finish sentences, arguments arising out of nowhere with seemingly no provocation, the inability to form a coherent thought.
Retrogrades can create some serious confusion. It also causes indecision. You may notice things getting lost and luck may seem to be against you. In fact, mercury retrograde can be seen as the planetary manifestation of Murphy’s Law. Meaning that it can feel as if everything that can go wrong…. Is going wrong. It is famous for causing delays and postponements in all areas of life and this feeling of fighting upstream can lead to a sensation of severe restlessness and frustration. Mercury also particularly effects a lot of industries like publishing, writing, editing, advertising, sales, public relations & anything to do with transport, like airlines, the post office & cabs so if you have to interact with any of these industries, you can expect some mix ups to occur.
But… The good news is, there are some distinct advantages to the mercury retrograde! In this episode, Teal explains what these advantages are and how to use them. She then provides a list of tips for how to enjoy and benefit from the mercury retrograde.
Kuan Yin’s Mantra (c) 2002 Lisa Thiel – used by permissionhttp://www.sacreddream.com
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Love and Light,
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” _Maya Angelou
Oh life, what a wonderful playground.
If only we understood how pointless it is to take ourselves too seriously. Perhaps if we did, we could truly be innocent, like children, and start to enjoy ourselves and our mission in a very delightful way.
Some of us awaken or are very committed to finding our mission, so called Purpose. To be fulfilled. This process can be as simple as opening your eyes every morning, or as complicated as understanding why each iris is absolutely unique in its patterns.
We might run around in circles trying to find it, we might deny it, but truthfully, deep down, we know there is something beyond explanation that we long for.
But how do we find out about the mysteries of the soul? What have we chosen for our path?
Accessing ones blueprint can be a very complex achievement. For those lucky enough to have figured it out, life will change into magical daily miracles, but for those who are still lost looking for their true mission it can be painful and confusing to engage in the game of living.
Thankfully we have people like Lorraine, whose mission is help others to find theirs.
I absolutely love how synchronicities work, and not long after my very first Akashic records reading I started to wonder about karmic contracts and direction on my soul mission. I still feel like I’m missing on something and that I needed to find out more about this matter. So there she was, great universe, you as you get, it’s very effective to live in the effortlessly present moment of allowing yourself to receive.
Lorraine works with hypnosis to access ones truths, traveling back in time, exploring past lives, karmic contracts, previous traumas, as well as going into the future in finding out what your Higher Self has to reveal and what your purpose in this incarnation is. What lessons your soul chose to learn, and how you can smooth and understand your inner world.
She basically enables you to explore more about your own mysteries.
This amazing interview with the Soul detective is surely one to watch and figure out if you are ready to explore more about your inner journeys.
“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”_ Stephen R. Covey
Once you learn about your mission, you can truly be of service, you can choose to flourish and live your dream, to be in sync with the planet and your soul.
Lorraine has worked in this field for over 31 years and has also written a book called “Healing with Past life therapy”. If you are reading this article, it is probably not a coincidence, as nothing is. Maybe you chose this opportunity to find out more about the mystery within you.
I’ll be sure to explore this inner journey with Lorraine and will trust in her divine gift to allow me to explore pieces of my puzzle that have yet to come together. I’ll be sure to write about this experience and share it with you all.
She also shared with us some of her paintings that came from the Ayahuasca experience see the gallery below:
You can watch more about her line of work here:
If you wish to contact Lorraine here is her website and contact details: www.innerjourneys.co.uk , firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading,
Love and Light,
Entheogen examines the modern day crisis of disenchantment associated with living in a hyper modern world, integrating ancient history, philosophy, science and emerging technology to draw the audience toward new existential possibilities. Weaving together images and interviews of ecological awareness, tribal dance culture, shamanism and the current evaluation of entheogenic compounds, the film documents the emergence of techno-shamanism and the evolution of man kind. Exploring themes ranging from archaic cosmologies to the collective consciousness of the Internet, the thinkers and artists in the film, including Stan Grof, Rick Doblin, Marilyn Schiltz, Terence Mckenna, Alex Grey, Ralph Metzner, John Markoff, Daniel Pinchbeck, and Kat Harrison postulate the potential for the next leap in planetary consciousness.
Entheogen was released on DVD on May 18th, following a string of pre-release screenings that have garnered critical acclaim. The film won Best Documentary at Hollywood’s Brilliant Light Film Festival, its festival premiere. The film was also screened in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival at Mindbender, an eclectic event that integrated the screening with interactive artistic and musical performances that sustained some 600 initiates until dawn.
Thanks for watching,
Love and Light,
Image is from the multi-talented Alex Grey.
In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is known. The most popular mainstream interpretation, the Copenhagen interpretation, has as one of its central tenets the concept of wave function collapse. That is to say, every event exists as a “wave function” which contains every possible outcome of that event, which “collapses”—distilling into the actual outcome, once it is observed. For example, if a room is unobserved, anything and everything that could possibly be in that room exists in “quantum superposition”—an indeterminate state, full of every possibility, at least until someone enters the room and observes it, thereby collapsing the wave function and solidifying the reality.
The role of the observer has long been a source of contention for those who disagree with the theory. The strongest competition to this interpretation, and probably the second most popular mainstream interpretation (meaning, a lot of incredibly smart people think it’s a sound theory) is called the Everett interpretation after Hugh Everett, who first proposed it in 1957. It’s known colloquially as the Many Worlds Interpretation (MWI), because it postulates simply that the wave function never collapses; it simply branches into its own unique world-line, resulting in every possible outcome of every situation existing in physical reality. If you’re having a hard time getting your head around that statement (and the fact that it’s held to be correct by the likes of Stephen Hawking), allow us to spell out some of the implications for you—but first, you may want to plug your ears to hold your brains in.
10. There Is A Multiverse, An Infinite Number Of Parallel Physical Realities
You’re probably familiar with the concept of “alternate universes,” and if so, probably because you’ve seen it in fiction. After all, one of the very first instances of the concept appeared in DC comics, first touched upon in a couple of issues of Wonder Woman, but firmly established in a 1961 issue of The Flash. The fictional “Multiverse” concept established by DC, and taken further by Marvel, is simply the concept that there exists infinite alternate realities, each containing separate and unique versions of their characters, which exist outside one another and often cross over.
This is the Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics in a nutshell (without the crossing over, so far as we know). It states that since the wave function never collapses, every possible outcome of any event is realized in a separate and non-communicating physical reality, which actually exists alongside our own. It is interesting to note that this seemingly coincidental use of alternate realities, perfectly describing MWI, was put forth in a fictional medium just four years after Everett’s initial proposal of the interpretation. If MWI is correct, it is certainly not a coincidence—for fiction may be more than just made-up stories, as we’ll see later.
At any rate, this means that there is a version of you whose car broke down this morning, forcing you to take the bus (or, if that happened this morning, then vice versa). There’s also a version of you who was attacked by a dive-bombing kamikaze bald eagle, for this doesn’t just apply to mundane stuff; as a necessary consequence of Many Worlds, it must hold that…
9. Highly Unusual, Unlikely Events Must Happen
Let’s consider an NFL football game being played. Assume that every time the quarterback throws the ball, there is a gigantic invisible dice being rolled, a dice which contains an infinite amount of values. The most common, likely outcomes—receiver catches the ball and scores, catches the ball but gets tackled, ball is intercepted, and so on—are assigned to a very high number, perhaps billions, of values. Very unlikely outcomes—say, the ball bounces off of the sole of the sprinting receiver’s shoe as he is hit by a linebacker, is barely scooped up off the turf by a running back, who somehow eludes all the tacklers and scores—are assigned to a low number of values. But crucially, they are still assigned.
MWI concludes that all values are rolled in some timeline somewhere, even the most unlikely ones—and inevitably, the timeline where the low-probability value gets rolled will be ours. As evidenced by the play described above, which totally happened and decided the outcome of a divisional playoff game.
And there is no ceiling of improbability, other than physics—whatever could possibly occur.
We have no way of knowing whether or not even those physical laws remain consistent across all possible world-lines, because we unfortunately can’t communicate with or visit them to ask. So even when confronted with circumstances that appear to be impossible, like a glowing ball of light that shoots fireballs at a police helicopter, or a missing woman unknowingly standing in the background of a photo being taken of her family for a newspaper story about her disappearance, it helps to remember that nothing is impossible on a large enough scale—indeed, given an infinite number of chances, literally anything you can imagine is not only possible, but inevitable. And just as inevitably, the impossible or unimaginable—given billions upon billions of chances—will happen here in our world-line. Which leads to a couple of interesting observations about human nature.
8. You Have Done And/Or Will Do Everything You Could Ever Conceive Of
If you find it impossible to imagine a man inexplicably killing a bunch of people for no reason, or someone surviving injuries that would destroy a normal person five times over, or a pilot managing to land an airplane with all controls restricted or disabled without incurring any major injuries, you may be finding it a little less impossible now—considering what we know about how probability works in a Multiverse. But as soon as we begin to apply this to ourselves personally, the implications threaten to become overwhelming; for there are billions of versions of you—all of which are undeniably you—but many of which are very, very different from the “you” of this world-line.
The differences between those versions are as staggering and vast as your imagination, and the reality of their existence forces us to examine human nature a bit differently. Of course, you would never kill anybody (we hope), but have you ever thought about it? There is a world-line where you did. In fact, there’s a world-line where you’re the worst mass murderer ever. Conversely, there’s another where your tireless efforts and dedication to the cause brought about world peace. Did you have a band in high school? That band is the dominant musical force on the planet, somewhere. Have you always kind of wondered what would have happened had you mustered the guts to ask out that one girl or guy that one time? Well, you get the idea.
This could actually explain a lot: strong feelings of deja vu, feelings of a close connection with someone you’ve never met, morbid fascinations with things that should repulse us, or even instances of people acting strongly “out of character” in our own worldline. For as we will see, some may have a degree of “resonance” with other world-lines or versions of themselves, which can bring about the knowledge that:
7. You’re No Different From Anyone
Hinduism, along with some other schools of religious and philosophical thought, teaches the concept of reincarnation—that we as human beings manifest physically on Earth multiple times, that we can learn from our past and future “lives,” and that such learning is in fact the purpose of our existence. This belief system can be seen as an intuitive understanding of the Multiverse; and given our previous assertion about you being a mass murderer, it can be comforting to know that the experience of all facets of human nature is an explicit part of our growth.
Of course, this is not to say that anyone should kill people or engage in any other immoral behavior—after all, the purpose of this continued cycle of learning (according to Hindu belief) is to eventually learn all that there is to learn, and transcend our physical existence. Ideally, we learned many lifetimes (world-lines) ago all there was to learn from indulging the dark side of our nature.
But the kicker here is that our experience is our experience (an idea we’ll get to in a little more detail shortly)—and that all of human experience must be realized by every one of us before we can move on to wherever it is we’re moving on to.
While some believe that our destination is a type of eventual godhood, wherein we all get to preside over a universe of our own creation, others believe that the cycle simply repeats—that once everything runs down and heat death results in the destruction of all realities, our accumulated knowledge will be used to restart the cycle and create the next Multiverse. Which, of course, means that…
6. All Of This May Have Happened Before (And May Happen Again)
If reality is a continuous cycle—along the lines of “Big Bang, expansion, contraction, collapse, Big Bang again”—then, given what we believe about the Multiverse and its infinite world-lines, you have existed before. In fact, all the infinite versions of you have existed before, and will exist again—and the same goes for all of us, along with every possible idea, creation and situation throughout all of our past and future, across all realities.
In one fell swoop, this concept explains instances of both deja vu and strong feelings of predestination. Even if deja vu seems meaningless and random, and the premonition turns out to be incorrect, these things are only true of our particular world-line—and it appears that some people (or all people, just to varying degrees) are able to achieve some degree of “resonance” with alternate world-lines—another concept that first appeared in comic books.
Indeed, one of the more common forms of deja vu involves experiencing an event which we recognize from having previously dreamed it. While seen by some as precognition, this really suggests resonance with alternate (or identical but previous) world-lines—especially when you consider that the “dream world” may be seen as an alternate world-line itself, and one just as real as the waking world.
Of course, if everything that exists or will exist has already existed, this leads to the conclusion that…
5. There Are No New Stories, Songs, Events Or Anything Else
Many writers of stories, songs and other artistic types describe a feeling of the pieces that they craft already existing, fully formed, waiting for the artist to come along and excavate them like fossils. In an infinite Multiverse, this makes perfect sense, for this is exactly what the pieces are.
Art is a uniquely human endeavor, and one that strives to communicate aspects of the human experience that may be difficult or impossible to communicate by other means. While it is not possible to accurately describe in any language what love “feels like,” there are plenty of ways to communicate this in art—indeed, it is through artistic expressions that resonate with us (that word again) that many of us develop our first notions of the nature of love—and that’s only one example. How should it be possible for an artist to communicate effectively, through a story, song or painting, an emotion that the reader, listener or observer has never felt before?
In our Multiverse, this is explained by the fact that these expressions of human emotion, thought, and perspective have essentially always existed, for as long as the impulses that spawned them have existed. This very piece of writing, which has been written before in order to guide another version of you to knowledge that you already have, can stand as a perfect example.
For that matter, consider the possibility that stories aren’t just stories. The Marvel Comics Multiverse acknowledges the existence of our world-line, one where superheroes don’t exist but are merely stories in books and movies. It could very well be that—since physical laws may be very different in other world-lines—these are not stories at all, but actual people and events transcribed from other realities. This goes for anything ever “imagined” or “created”—there exist world-lines where Hogwarts School and Harry Potter, Camp Crystal Lake and Jason Voorhees, Gotham City and Batman, all exist in physical reality.
And if you’re thinking that this line of reasoning—everything exists, nothing is ever created—implies that nothing is ever destroyed, well:
4. You Are Technically Immortal
That is exactly what it implies. The fact of our immortality in a Multiverse can be illustrated in various ways. For one thing, the First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy (such as the electrical charges generated by your brain, or the heat your body produces) cannot be created or destroyed, but simply changes form—implying that the energy that powers your body must go somewhere when it leaves, and that consciousness cannot be destroyed, but is infinite. For another, consider the thought experiment known as Quantum Immortality.
In this experiment (preceded by “thought” for a reason; for crying out loud, don’t try this), an experimenter sits in front of a device which is programmed, with 50/50 probability, to either discharge a device which kills the experimenter, or produce a click (in which case, of course, the experimenter survives). In the second case, the experimenter and all observers experience the same outcome- a click, and nothing else. But in the first—since (assuming MWI is correct) it is not possible for the experimenter to experience termination of consciousness (because consciousness is infinite)—while any observers will see the experimenter killed, the experimenter himself will experience the first outcome, the harmless click, on another world-line. Said experimenter can never experience a different outcome, and thus—no matter how unlikely it becomes after repeated attempts—will always survive the experiment, from his point of view.
This means that while we will all experience dying, we will never experience death—the termination of our consciousness. How can this be? It calls into question the very nature of consciousness, which leads us to the very real possibility that…
3. We Are A Projection Of Ourselves
In the late 1970s, physicist David Bohm formulated a theory describing what he called theImplicate and Explicate orders of existence. This theory, which is consistent with MWI, states that there is an enfolded or “Implicate” order of existence which encapsulates all of consciousness, and that there is a corresponding “Explicate” order of existence which comprises all that we physically see and experience, and is the projection of the enfolded “Implicate” order.
Bohm arrived at the controversial conclusion (along with physicist Karl Pribram, who arrived at the same conclusion independently) that the entirety of observable existence is basically the mother of all holograms. Just as a laser filtered through an encoded film produces a hologram, our collective energy of the implicate order (the laser) filtered through our human consciousness (the film) produces the explicate, physical reality (hologram).
Michael Talbot’s excellent book The Holographic Universe examines this and many other aspects of Bohm and Pribram’s theories in detail, but the overarching and inescapable conclusion—which you have likely already drawn yourself—is that:
2. We Collectively Create Physical Reality
If the Explicate is but a “projection” of the Implicate, then we—our physical selves, and indeed all of physical reality—are a “projection” of our true, unfiltered consciousness. One that we all play a hand in creating, whether we know it or not, all the time.
This one notion explains practically everything that “can’t be explained” about the world we see. Supernatural phenomena, meaningful coincidences, psychic activity—literally anything and everything makes sense when one realizes that this reality is essentially a dream, dreamed by the most powerful consciousness imaginable.
If this is the true nature of physical reality—as suggested for centuries by Hindu scholars, intuited by generations of artists and philosophers, and articulated as well as possible by our most brilliant scientific minds—then there is only one statement left to be made. Probably not coincidentally, one that was made previously as a seemingly throwaway lyric in a 1967 song, by one of our greatest artists…
1. Nothing Is Real
Throughout the history of artistic and philosophical expression, one concept rises to the surface, especially in works that are particularly influential or have a great deal of longevity. From “Strawberry Fields Forever” to Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi’s butterfly dream, to Descartes’ assertion that “I think, therefore I am” to Bill Hicks’ great “Life Is A Ride” speech, and even in children’s nursery rhymes—life is but a dream. A powerful dream, and one containing an infinite number of lessons for us—but a dream nonetheless.
After all, if everything—Atlantis, Luke Skywalker, your neighbor Bill—is as real as everything else, then what is reality but what we perceive? And what is our perception, if not our creation?
I know that we have to process a lot here, but do keep in mind that there are almost certainly billions of versions of you mulling over the answer to this question; and that given billions of chances to find the answer, one of your versions eventually will—as will we all.
Thank you for reading,
Love and Light,
by Mike Floorwalker
This article was taken from In5D. Original Source is here
Imagine a world where dinosaurs hadn’t become extinct, Germany had won World War II and you were born in an entirely different country.
These worlds could exist today in parallel universes, which constantly interact with each other, according to a group of US and Australian researchers.
It may sound like science fiction, but the new theory could resolve some of the irregularities in quantum mechanics that have baffled scientists for centuries.
The team proposes that parallel universes really exist, and that they interact. That is, rather than evolving independently, nearby worlds influence one another by a subtle force of repulsion. They show that such an interaction could explain everything that is bizarre about quantum mechanics.
WHAT THEY CLAIM:
Professor Wiseman and his colleagues propose that:
- The universe we experience is just one of a gigantic number of worlds. Some are almost identical to ours while most are very different;
- All of these worlds are equally real, exist continuously through time, and possess precisely defined properties;
- All quantum phenomena arise from a universal force of repulsion between ‘nearby’ (i.e. similar) worlds which tends to make them more dissimilar.
The team from Griffiths University and the University of California suggest that rather than evolving independently, nearby worlds influence one another by a subtle force of repulsion.
They claim that such an interaction could explain everything that is bizarre about how particles operate on a microscopic scale.
Quantum mechanics is notoriously difficult to fathom, exhibiting weird phenomena which seem to violate the laws of cause and effect.
‘The idea of parallel universes in quantum mechanics has been around since 1957,’ said Howard Wiseman, a professor in Physics at Griffith University.
‘In the well-known ‘Many-Worlds Interpretation”, each universe branches into a bunch of new universes every time a quantum measurement is made.
‘All possibilities are therefore realized – in some universes the dinosaur-killing asteroid missed Earth. In others, Australia was colonised by the Portuguese.’
‘But critics question the reality of these other universes, since they do not influence our universe at all.
‘On this score, our ‘Many Interacting Worlds’ approach is completely different, as its name implies.’
The Many Worlds theory was first proposed by Hugh Everett, who said that the ability of quantum particles to occupy two states seemingly at once could be explained by both states co-existing in different universes.
Instead of a collapse in which quantum particles ‘choose’ to occupy one state or another, they in fact occupy both, simultaneously.
IS OUR UNIVERSE A HOLOGRAM? UNIVERSE COULD BE A MERE PROJECTION
The holographic model suggests gravity in the universe comes from thin, vibrating strings. These strings are holograms of events that take place in a simpler, flatter cosmos
The universe is a hologram and everything you can see – including this article and the device you are reading it on – is a mere projection.
This is according to a controversial model proposed in 1997 by theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena.
Until now the bizarre theory had never been tested, but recent mathematical models suggest that the mind-boggling principle could be true.
According to the theory, gravity in the universe comes from thin, vibrating strings.
These strings are holograms of events that take place in a simpler, flatter cosmos. Professor Maldacena’s model suggests that the universe exists in nine dimensions of space, and one of time.
In December, Japanese researchers attempted to tackle this problem by providing mathematical evidence that the holographic principle might be correct.
The holographic principle suggests that, like the security chip on a credit card for example, there is a two-dimensional surface that contains all the information needed to describe a three-dimensional object – which in this case is our universe.
In essence, the principle claims that data containing a description of a volume of space – such as a human or a comet – could be hidden in a region of this flattened, ‘real’ version of the universe.
In a black hole, for instance, all the objects that ever fall into it would be entirely contained in surface fluctuations. This means that the objects would be stored almost as ‘memory’ or fragment of data rather than a physical object in existence.
Like Everett, Professor Wiseman and his colleagues propose the universe we experience is just one of a gigantic number of worlds.
They believe some are almost identical to ours, while most are very different.
All of these worlds are equally real, existing continuously through time, and possessing precisely defined properties.
They suggest that quantum phenomena arise from a universal force of repulsion between ‘nearby’ worlds which tend to make them more dissimilar.
Dr Michael Hall from Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics added that the ‘Many-Interacting Worlds’ theory may even create the extraordinary possibility of testing for the existence of other worlds.
‘The beauty of our approach is that if there is just one world, our theory reduces to Newtonian mechanics, while if there is a gigantic number of worlds it reproduces quantum mechanics,’ he says.
Dr Michael Hall from Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics says the ‘Many-Interacting Worlds’ theory may even create the extraordinary possibility of testing for the existence of other worlds
‘In between it predicts something new that is neither Newton’s theory nor quantum theory.
‘We also believe that, in providing a new mental picture of quantum effects, it will be useful in planning experiments to test and exploit quantum phenomena.’
‘For us at least there is nothing inherently implausible in the idea,’ added Professor Wiseman.
‘For fans of science fiction it makes those plots involving communication between parallel worlds not quite so far-fetched after all.’
The ability to approximate quantum evolution using a finite number of worlds could have significant ramifications in molecular dynamics, which is important for understanding chemical reactions and the action of drugs.
Professor Bill Poirier, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Texas Tech University, has observed: ‘These are great ideas, not only conceptually, but also with regard to the new numerical breakthroughs they are almost certain to engender.
Thank you for reading,
Love and Light,
by Ellie Zolfagharifard
This article was taken by In5D. Original Source is here