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Realities, Religion and Everything in between
The Burden of Proof???
Viewpoints Diverge and Converge: Some Quotes
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
"Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way - everything is interdependent, not absolute."
“There is no one reality. Each of us lives in a separate universe. That's not speaking metaphorically. This is the hypothesis of the stark nature of reality suggested by recent developments in quantum physics. Reality in a dynamic universe is non-objective. Consciousness is the only reality.” M.R. Franks
"The many-worlds interpretation is an interpretation of quantum mechanics that asserts the objective reality of the universal wavefunction and denies the actuality of wavefunction collapse. Many-worlds implies that all possible alternative histories and futures are real, each representing an actual "world" (or "universe"). In lay terms, the hypothesis states there is a very large—perhaps infinite—number of universes, and everything that could possibly have happened in our past, but did not, has occurred in the past of some other universe or universes. The theory is also referred to as MWI, the relative state formulation, the Everett interpretation, the theory of the universal wavefunction, many-universes interpretation, or just many-worlds."
"As we explore the aura and the chakras, it is important for us to view our journey not as revolutionary, but rather as very traditional. Chakras, as well as auras and electromagnetic fields, are as old as the earth itself. The chakra system, in fact, is a part of the ancient and lost mysteries. And, in the end, the chakra system in our bodies is how we find our way back to the most ancient mystery of all – God, the Oneness, the Omniscient."
Rosalyn L. Bruyere in Wheels of Light
"The more you consistently choose loving, appreciative thoughts, the more your aura radiates out that energy of love and appreciation. Then, you truly uplift – what you focus upon shines and your mere presence illuminates."
"Numerous cultures describe a matrix of subtle energies that support, shape, and animate the physical body, called qi or chi in China, prana in the yoga tradition of India and Tibet, yesod in the Jewish cabalistic tradition, ki in Japan, baraka by the Sufis, wakan by the Lakotas, orendaby the Iroquois, megbe by the Ituri Pygmies, and the Holy Spirit in Christian tradition. It is hardly a new idea to suggest that subtle energies operate in tandem with the denser, "congealed" energies of the material body."
Donna Eden with David Feinstein
"All those statistics that you are gathering about your own experiences and about others are only about how somebody has flowed Energy. It isn't about any hard fast reality."
A recent stream of thought between me and another Hubpages blogger
I recently wrote a Hub, http://joaneb1970.hubpages.com/hub/What-it-is-like-to-not-be-Christian-after-34-years-of-once-being-a-Christian, to describe some of my experiences, research, and knowledge about my life outside of Christianity---34 years of Christianity. A contemporary of Hubpages vehemently attempted to engage me in banter about a statement I made regarding spirituality and even the context of Atheism. While I was not interested in engaging in debate, Righteous Atheist, the blogger, did push me to pontificate. So bully for him/her. Nevertheless, despite RA's position, my position did not change. Instead the position has been strongly reinforced...so much so that I decided to write this Hub.
My position is that there are multiple realities and that Atheism is merely one of them...though completely valid---like my own.
My sense of reality was not shaken by RA. I just found more information to remain deeply in love with and at peace about what I know and subsequently believe about life. RA believes there is only one reality...his/hers.
Multidimensional realities: One perspective
Water messages about reality
Perception is the Basis for 3rd Dimensional Realities
I contend that life as we know it is an illusion. It appears to be real or concrete but it is highly malleable and less than absolute. Take the basic concept of perception. A glass can be half empty, or half full depending on who is observing it. Furthermore, matter is just condensed energy (vibration). If one knows how to shift energy, a bodymind can literally be healed (or made more ill).
Perception is not limited to the five commonly spoken of senses. There are many, many extrasensory methods for retrieving and/or manipulating information. I believe the list could actually be infinite. Some examples of these methods are clairvoyance, clairsentience, claircognizance and clairaudience. You can find definitions of these terms on the Internet. Or midway down my Hub called, http://joaneb1970.hubpages.com/hub/Have-you-ever-wondered-how-God-uses-all-things-for-the-good.
Here is the thing, though: we are all creating our unique worlds from the minute we manifest...right down to our molecular structures. Dr. Wayne Dyer has been conducting co-creative research for decades. He energetically transformed and healed of leukemia. He had placebo effect surgeries as well. His body of work is phenomenal. He has often been a part of Oprah Winfrey's network. I have posted a Youtube video by him below.
Thoughts are literally things and they blend seamlessly with our perceptions to create our unique experiences called life.
It is like the ancient culture of the Mayans. They used nine different levels of understanding and dimension to create their time system. Is it any wonder Americans of 2010-2011 botched the Mayan prophecy about 2012? No! Collectively, most Americans experience time linearly and that is about it. Oh, people may tap into deja vus, time appearing like molasses or time "flying," but rarely do they own the multidimensional nature of their realities. Aspects of the multidimensional nature of humanity are often shirked off as quackry, lunacy or just plain silliness. Therefore, the end of the immensely detailed and many mllenia long calendar of the ancient Mayans somehow got projected into a thought form that December 2012 would be the end of the world.
Rather, there was a subtle (to the masses) and not so subtle (to those aware of energies) timing shift that manifested on planet earth from the formation of a huge cosmological shift.
Time-space is an illusional experience as is all third dimensional reality. Time and space are both man-made constructs to help humanity cope with eternity. The cosmological shift that occurred between 2010-2012 caused the overall vibration on the planet to increase and intensify. I do not know if there is measured proof of this, but for people on the planet who can feel energy directly, it is quite unmistakable and well known. There are significant earth changes manifesting as a result as well.
Perception makes up our third dimensional reality. It is different individually as well as collectively. So, like the individualized "glass fullness" perception above, there are a plethora of collective perceptions as well. Take the current state of affairs in the USA. Right now, there are highly polarized viewpoints about what life should be like: gay marriage or no gay marriage; government shutdowns, occupy movements, politcal tyrades, Wall St. takeovers vs. regulatory guidelines, etc. The immensity of such polarizations is too exhaustive and beyond the scope of this Hub. The point is, there are collective perceptions as well as individual perceptions at play on the earth plane. Is it any wonder the reality illusion we see and feel and know as life is so very complex and convincing?
But, there is, also, life beyond the third dimension and it is studied. It is individualized, too, but it quickly ceases to be about the individual. Yet, when it ceases to be individual, its collectively ceases to be a collection. Rather, by that level, it is just Oneness. There is no longer a separate ego state. I call this state the "I AM" dimension. There are probably multiple names for it.
Wayne Dyer on Heredity
Universal aspects of humanity: The HEF, the UEF and the chakra system
I have to say that I do agree with RA that there is truly one reality. But, I disagree with what that truly one reality is. I believe that Atheism is a completely valid perceptual reality. It has housed some pretty amazing human beings as well. But perceptual reality (third dimensional reality---the Illusion known as Maya) is attached to the ego not the highest dimensional awareness called Oneness.
But, I can only demonstrate that there is universal aspects to humanity as a whole. The main one being the HEF (human energy field) which includes the chakra system. I do energy work---both healing and magick. I have learned the basic energetic system common to all human beings. Now, I have not worked with an Atheist but I have discerned that Atheists are primarily using their first, second and third chakras---maybe their fifth and sixth. Their fourth and seventh must have some kind of extraordinary thing going on with them for those are the two chakras that tap the spiritual aspects of life.
I did not elaborate in my Hub that RA got so vehement about. It was beyond the scope of the Hub. That Hub was about my experiences outside of 34 years of Christianity. When I stated in it that the spiritual evidence was plain even in terms of Atheists and Agnostics. What I meant was that we are all energetic beings with an energetic anatomy that is the same unless we experience some sort of incarnational anomolie. This is universal. If RA were to take a yoga class with an adept yogi who works with kundalini, it would be unrefutable. If RA were to have an adept energy worker show him/her the chakras energetically, it would be unrefutable.
This is where science, spirituality and dimensional realities converge. The universal principles are unmistakable. The UEF (universal energy field) becomes THE TRUE reality: One Love.
For information about the chakras see my Hub: