The Road To Becoming A Warrior Part 11

If everything is in your head then it is all just parlour tricks of the mind. I could eventually put down astral projection to the mind alone. When you feel that just knowing, you really don’t know any more than you did before you entered the state. But it is very blissful and peaceful. Almost as good as going on vacation.

But the techniques are very good at giving you peace of mind eventually and helping you fight off those inner demons. It is not a waste of time in the least just for that alone.

But it turned out that levitation was not the only way I could prove to myself that mind and the totality were connected. For a good part of my journey I took the shamanistic rout and experimented with Native spiritual herbs. It was on one occasion that I had my most dramatic experience from a “spiritual” perspective. It was an out of body experience I did with another person. I recount the event in my book: Yes it’s all about me.

We came away from that experience with a mental connection which we verified several times. That night I had an experience where I spoke through another person. It’s wasn’t as dramatic as it sounds. I was in my room some distance from the phone. I heard it ring. In my mind I saw another person near the phone. They picked it up. I knew who it was on the other end. In my mind I directed the person who answered the phone to make arrangements to meet with the person who had called for the next day. To my astonishment, as I thought it, he said it word for word.

The next day I went to the appointment. The person who answered the phone the night before was asleep and never gave me the message. The person who I met asked how I knew they were going to call; since I had obviously left instructions with someone to set up this meeting. I changed the subject.

After that out of body experience as well as the other aspects of the journey that day I ran around with a sun blazing in the back of my head for months.

I also had a dream where in a good friend forgave a debt I owed him and gave me a message for his brother. I woke to the phone ringing and the news that he had gone over the bridge and died that night. I had another such dream as well.

Hard to explain the feeling of having a vivid dream only to wake up to news that verifies the dream. Again, I go in to detail about my experiences in my book.

So were all those experiences just in my head? I have come to see these experiences as not supernatural, but natural having to do probably with the relationship between the brain/thought, and the quantum world’s place in the thought process. Roger Penrose, a prominent physicist, seems to think quantum processes are where thought originates. I wouldn’t go that far just yet. But I cannot help but think that it is far more likely than not that the quantum has a great deal to do with thought.

There are atoms leaving our body all the time. Is it possible that we can encode them, or that they are automatically encoded by being part of this system? There is a hypothesis, for instance, that traumatic emotion could be recorded on material surfaces like rock or the walls of a house. It is possible to record images and sound on many surfaces. It is the same technology as used in VCRs and tapes.

So the idea is that since the recording was made by a mind, a susceptible or similar mind could play it back. That might explain many haunting. A lot of poltergeist experiences are said to originate with troubled children. Could it be that the mind is capable of manipulating the material world through imprinting strong emotion?

I don’t know. But it seems to be a more logical explanation than most and certainly a natural one.

And really when you think of it the human is just a mass of atoms in a particular configuration. From that perspective it would be impossible to tell what is the human and what is the outside world. There are also things like quantum entanglement to consider. There is a lot more to learn and study. I am certainly am not suggesting any of what I have said here is fact. I do not know what my experiences with what others might call the paranormal mean in practical terms and I am willing to leave it at that for now. All I know is I had them.

My opinion is, and I want to be careful again to say it is not my belief but just my speculative guess, is that whatever the explanation actually is, it will turn out to be a natural one, not a supernatural one.

The one thing that strikes me is that every Eastern philosophy and religion stress the fact that all things are intimately connected. The other place we hear this from is science. Every branch of science points to the connectedness of all things. In meditation and in some of those higher states you feel the connection with the all. Science verifies it. And as I say, not just one branch of science but all branches of science.

The masters tell us that enlightenment can come at any time from any trigger, and for all of us it is different. For me, a moment of enlightenment came when I was told about the laws of conservation. It tells us everything we need to know in many ways. It explains human behaviour as well as the behaviour of atoms. For me this one piece of information was like being handed the secrets of the universe on a silver platter. It was really a religious experience.

Over the years studying science I became a materialist. That is to say, materialism in my opinion is the best model we have of reality. There is but one substance, energy/matter. All things are made from it. There is nothing else. The spiritualists used to say energy was spirit and matter was base material. But Einstein made a most remarkable discovery: Energy and matter are the same thing in different form. Much like ice, liquid water and water vapour are all the same thing in different form: H2O. So the spiritualists were wrong, it seems.

How much more intimately connected can we get? In the sense of Eastern philosophy the source could be considered to be energy/matter or more properly energy/mass. One of the interesting facts of science is that energy/mass cannot be created or destroyed. In that light there is no need for another source.

Is there one? That’s speculation. But energy is not, and it has all the properties that make it the perfect candidate for the source. So for now that’s all we can say with certainty.

To me, science is the next step in the quest for enlightenment. Yes, there is still more to it all.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

He had a terrible hair-cut lol (Einstein - I was looking at the photo). Actually I don't think that classifies as a hair-cut and how come you often post blogs at midnight or around there ... are you a nocturnal beast as well? (By the way I do not have a negative connotation to beasts.)

So, I enjoyed this chapter/part the most out of the few which I have read. I think I read a few by now ... I might have to get the book which you mentioned. Have I said that before?

I connected with this piece of writing more than to the others I guess. I dream the future too sometimes ... as of two winters ago. I am not sure what happened or is happening but dreams become reality. And they are very vivid. This has never happened in my life before so it is rather interesting.

I know very little about science - I'm the artist type, I suppose. Air and water are my main elements.

Thanks for the read. Cheers!

P.S. I got another question too: what is your avatar photo of? The maple leafs and sticks ...


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Slarty O'Brian 5 years ago from Canada Author

That's not his hair. It was an extension of his brain. ;)

Yes, I am a nocturnal beast. A cat I think. A Wiccan told me once that Baste had visited me and liked me. Baste being the Egyptian cat goddess who guards the tomes of the pharaohs and has an affinity for cats as I do. I don't recall the meeting but any goddess that likes me is just fine by me.

A bit of interesting trivia for you, cats are next in line from primates as the human's closest relative.

I'm glad you enjoyed this segment. I'm not sure how many others will considering that I'm moving away from traditional spiritualism to a new kind of enlightenment.

I've had strange prophetic dreams all my life but most have had to do with my subconscious mind telling me I was a screw up and that I needed to fix myself. But the two that stand out for me most are the ones I mentioned in this hub because they were not about me and they were verified as true upon waking up. Both by a phone call.

If one was to speculate one could imagine that a connection was made seconds before the phone rang between myself and the caller. The dream may have lasted two or three seconds though it seemed to last a lot longer. But at least that way it would not constitute a real knowing something before it happened, but rather knowing something as it is being told through a connection other than the phone, if you get hat I mean.

But while it might not have been foreknowledge it was a connection of some sort with the outside world so to speak.

In keeping with my hypothesis then, it may have happened due to the state of mind of the person who was calling me to tell me the news. Their emotions may have been strong enough to relay information to me through the quantum.

Again, all just hypothesis on my part for now.

I'm an artistic type too. Well more arts and crafts. I ran a candle and pottery shop for almost 10 years. I made carved candles and did shows with them in malls. lol... I'm also a musician and obviously I love to write.

I went through all the religions and the philosophies of spiritualism only to reach my hight of understanding through some simple basic laws of physics taught to grade ten students by teachers who don't have a clue what they have in their hands.

Science, or rather science philosophy, became a way for me to find some of the answers I could not find in religions or other types of philosophy. But I'm already spilling the beans on the next topic of the series. lol... I better stop.

Anyway, to me science is art. ;)

The avatar! What a strange name for it. It is supposed to represent me in a ghilli suit blending in in the forest. The maple leaves represent Canada, of course. Actually, they just happened to be there... being I live in Canada. But what the heck? May as well say it was intentional. makes a better story.

No. Not hunting. Just blending. lol..


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Thanks for the comment Mr. O'Brian (that's such a Canuk name lol ... goes with the maple leafs). I had to google the ghilli suit ... still looks like a bunch of sticks. You don't seriously use that, do you? Quite the caricature lol.

"I've had strange prophetic dreams all my life but most have had to do with my subconscious mind telling me I was a screw up and that I needed to fix myself." - I find that to be believable since I have experienced it myself.

I am glad you talked about candles. How does one make candles? And even more important would be, how does one make coloured candles?

"I'm not sure how many others will considering that I'm moving away from traditional spiritualism to a new kind of enlightenment." - Who cares, really?

"A bit of interesting trivia for you, cats are next in line from primates as the human's closest relative." - Where did that come from? And I personally get frustrated by the selfishness of cats. They drive me bananas at times. I like dogs, worked with them, trained them, etc. If it's furry (more or less) and it barks/howls: we're friends!

Thank you for your time. Cheers!


Business Success 5 years ago

I was preparing my answer regarding your question to me about spirit and read this chapter of your series, in which you seem answer that inquiry:

"Over the years studying science I became a materialist. That is to say, materialism in my opinion is the best model we have of reality. There is but one substance, energy/matter. All things are made from it. There is nothing else. The spiritualists used to say energy was spirit and matter was base material. But Einstein made a most remarkable discovery: Energy and matter are the same thing in different form. Much like ice, liquid water and water vapour are all the same thing in different form: H2O. So the spiritualists were wrong, it seems."

When I, as you, was introduced into the Law of Conservation, a mental image played out in my mind of energy coalescing into the material of the universe on a macro level and on down to the inanimate and animate objects on our own planet including the form of human which looked like me. That was followed by my death and decompositiontion of my body and conversions back into energy. From this, after struggling with being raised in Southernthen Baptist environment and having to appear to "be" one to avoid the wrath of a rigid parent, I reconciled their idea of Spirit or Soul as energy. Later, after my travels through all of the desert religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, a few shamanic traditions (to which I was introduced by Carlos Castaneda)and then in the early 90's began a deep exploration into Quantum Physics, though ready to accept new understanding as it unfolded, accepted this idea and have viewed Spirit as such since.

As we present ouselves in this layer of reality, we manifest as solid human beings, as we manifest in another layer(s) of reality we manifest as (possibly?) differing vibrations of energy.

Would you please explain a little further the last sentence in the piece I quoted saying "So the spirituailists were wrong it seems."

And just a sidenote, I hold no beliefs or ideologies, I have a multitude of ideas with which I use to attend to my daily life. The times I appear to state something with a conviction with an emphasis implying the defense of some belief is an automatic and instinctive reaction to the emotional baggage left over from my childhood distaste and passion felt against anything that sounded dogmatic by a demanding authority figure... :-) Sometimes I don't catch it in time! :-)

Namaste


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Slarty O'Brian 5 years ago from Canada Author

Business Success

I'm so glad you shared this with me because it seems we think very much alike and indeed have traveled in the same circles.

I think we are stuck on the word spirit. I think I can agree with your definition as energy and that of vibration in other layers of existence.

But as far as I know from nature once we die that spirit dies with us. Now again I am not discounting the idea that some of us or more properly some of our information may be encoded in that energy/mass that dissipates and becomes part of other systems.

I'm not done with this series as I am not just a materialist. That is just the basic framework model I think has most probability so far of having merit.

But I am also a Pantheist in that I think that probably what people call god is nature or the process of existence, not a being outside this universe or in it. Therefore I can metaphorically say that there is nothing but god, and still be an atheist because I lack belief in concepts that are speculative and have no reason to believe to believe fact, just accept them.

I also see all things as connected.

I also love and learn so much from Zen, though I don't identify asa buddhist in many other ways.

So I use labels to convey concepts I think are most likely on to something.

I'm very pleased to have met you, by the way. I hope we talk a lot more as time goes by.


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Slarty O'Brian 5 years ago from Canada Author

Oh yes. And as to what I meant by the spiritualists were wrong: All I meant was they were wrong when they divided energy from matter and considered energy the soul or spirit and considered mass base and in the case of Christians, evil. Matter was said to tie the body to this plane of existence and of no value to the spirit.

But when we discovered that energy/mass are the same thing, it showed that there is really no difference. One does not exist without the other. There is always energy in mass and almost always mass in energy. I'd say always but there may be exceptions in the quantum.

My point was just that there is no separation. It's all material.


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rmichaelf 5 years ago from North Central West Virginia, where the green grass grows...

Namaste,

I am so tired and nodding out, but I wanted to mentin that I will no longer be using the Business Success profile with which to follow you and others here on Hub Pages. As I will explain there on a future hub, it doesn't reflect the point on my path at which I find myself now. I have created this one in order to maintain my integrity reflecting the who and why I am and the journey I can finally walk now that I am free of responsibilities to any kind of significant other. There is only me and the One to which I owe allegance. I have but a bio and no hubs, as I am busy right now with yours! But will start soon. Thanks for being my partner in this conversation!

I will continue our conersation on the morrow... for now I will sleep tight and resist the bed bugs bite!

Namaste


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Slarty O'Brian 5 years ago from Canada Author

I look forward to that and your new hubs. ;)


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

rmichaelf, I would highly recommend that you read Slarty's book "It's all about me" His journey is a fascinating one and will give you an insight into the mind of this man. The book gives a more rounded view as do his other books. Here is the link:

http://seekersguide1.webnode.com/yes-its-all-about...

With your permission I would like to purchase the book as a welcoming present for you which I would then ask Slarty to send you. Would this be acceptable to you?


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Sorry rmichaelf , this is probably the better link to the homepage:

http://seekersguide1.webnode.com/


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rmichaelf 5 years ago from North Central West Virginia, where the green grass grows...

SW

It is with much gratefulness and humility that I receive your offer. I really don't know what to say except thank you. Thank you very much. Not just for a gift, but the thoughtfulness that the book by Slarty represents. I look forward to its arrival with great anticipation and excitement over getting to know more about this man we are having this outstanding conversation with.

I have been visiting your clinic webpage to learn more about you and of course reading your hubs, though not commenting on any yet... I've been in my speed reading mode to build an image, there have been many opportunities grabbing my attention to comment. lol My life has with surprising suddenness gone from plenty of free time with which to get up in the morning and mozy through my day, to that excitement and anticipation of Christmas morning and day when we were all nine years old!!

So, do I need to send an address to someone, or is it an ebook? If I failed to place my email address on my profile I will go do it now. And again, thank you so much SW - for your gift - and Slarty - for writing it!

Namaste,

Mike


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Michael, you don't have to do anything. The book will be with you shortly and I am really happy to hear how excited you are to read it. You won't be disappointed. You have a great day and let this one be the start of many more nice surprises in your life. I also can't wait to read your hubs!


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

"that excitement and anticipation of Christmas morning and day when we were all nine years old!!" - I don't mean to crash the party here but do you really think "all" nine year old kids are excited about Christmas?


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Do I detect some jealousy here Mr Wolfman Jack? I can also purchase the book for you too and then you also can feel excited! LOL


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

LOL!! I was just asking a question (really) ... (I have too many books that need to be read ... yesterday ...)

I will get to this one too though.

I'll tell you what you detected or did not detect Mr. Spirit Whisperer: perhaps one or two crappy Christmases in my childhood and teenage years ...


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Yes, I did guess that and welcome to the club. Choosing to allow the past to dominate your feelings in the present is always a recipe for catastrophe in the future. You are free to be happy now so set the little boy inside you free to be happy NOW!


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rmichaelf 5 years ago from North Central West Virginia, where the green grass grows...

Mr Happy, no, I rather doubt it, i was expressing something that I felt that Walt Disney created and the marketing companies sold ohh, so well... don't be an "fffffing" grinch all the time, pause every now and then and enjoy a moment or two along the way! I had exactly two fun days of Xmas morning in my childhood and no one would get very far trying to take those away from me!!! :) It would be against my very essence to try and take anyone else's from them.


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

rofl Mr. Rmichaelf, you promised to make me laugh and you did just that. Cheers! I enjoyed my moment. (Come by and see some of my photos.)

And Mr. Spirit Whisperer - I am (everything).


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rmichaelf 5 years ago from North Central West Virginia, where the green grass grows...

God Bless Everyone!


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rmichaelf 5 years ago from North Central West Virginia, where the green grass grows...

hehehehehe

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