The Holographic Universe: Child's Play
Cutting edge quantum science and neurophysiology is excited about explaining how our world works through the use of holograms. It's a fascinating subject for those involved in tinkering with the possibilities available when a holographic model is used to base theory and statistic upon.
I want to play too!
The easiest way I have ever explained the concept of the holographic universe is by using a Rubik's Cube. Let me give you bare bone statistics on a Rubik's cube so you can get the gist behind the explanation. With a typical 6 sided Cube, you have 8 corners, 12 edges, 6 colors, 9 tiles per color. There are exactly = 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible permutations. What was that number again? It's a HUGE number of possible combinations. This is all from one tiny little cube you can hold in the palm of your hand. The puzzle can be solved in less than 100 turns and under 1 minute.
Why is this relevant? Explaining the vastness of the seeming innocuous toy, will give you some measure of relativity to how this might create a picture of the universe in a smaller sphere. Our minds like something tangible, something firm, it can grasp and interpret. When attempting to explain a holographic model, using a Rubik's cube becomes an easy way for our brain to assimilate and learn.
Think of multiple realities as being one side of the cube. You have a green version of reality, a blue version, a red version, a yellow version, an orange version and a white version. For this model to work, I unfortunately have to limit you to 6 possible versions with variables within each version. See on each color panel, you have 9 squares to work with. Let pretend that the blue version of your reality takes place on an earth just like the one you live on. But each of those squares represents different aspects of your life. With 9 squares, lets say they represent areas like family, career, relationships, money, religion, health, physical body, skills, and education. (The categories can be anything, I am just using some common labels so we can keep things straight).
Ok, so you have one blue world, with the 9 mentioned areas...and then we want to pretend we have each of those same areas on the other colored sides. So you have a blue money square, and you have a red money square, and you have a yellow money square and so on.
Each color represents a different version of reality. The red world might be just like this one only it is a version of yourself that is living 100 years in the future. It might be a version where your mother died when you were a young child. Variables can change within each version.
The point here isn't really to debate what the possible variables might be, or how they can relate to different versions of reality. It isn't to challenge you on beliefs of what is possible or what is not. The only point to the exercise of comparison is to explain how the possibility might exist and how it functions. By using the Rubik's Cube as an example, you can see how easily sliding a piece of one version of a persons personal multiverse becomes possible.
The individual human being is like the pivot point of the Rubik's Cube. We are the "bird's eye view" of the reality we are observing. Our pivoting becomes apparent any time we can change our mind, or perspective and view a red version of reality instead of a blue version. If you get very quick at flipping perspectives, you are able to see how the blue square flips into a red version and instead of the money square being in position 1 where it is normally located, it is now in position 9 which is where your family position should be in the red world. Worse, or even still, there is a yellow square in your red version that is supposed to be representing your career position.
We can scramble and interchange versions of different realities. We can do this willing, if we choose to but that requires a certain amount of focus and technique. Many people do it by default every day and don't realize it. They wander in and out of differing versions. One of my tracking mechanisms is bumping into things. Not all versions our observable realities are located in quite the same frequency or position, so sometimes furniture moves a few inches...doorways especially are vulnerable to movement as is walls. Why? Because they aren't really structural specifics between realities, they are only structural reference points within a single version...when a version shifts, the boundaries can shift as well.
Back to the pivot point, you being the inside of the Rubik's cube and not even messing up your color squares, lets leave each side alone and just have 6 versions. You from the center can enter into the blue side and be conscious or drop back into your center and choose instead to experience the orange version. Reality is essentially a projection outward from your center, and you are choosing which version you participate in.
I know that more people are doing this all the time and even with some awareness. We do it in dreams many times, with the use of recreational drugs, with extreme physical endurance exercises...we do it when we have a crash, in fact, "accidents" are one of the easiest ways for our minds to allow us to assimilate a different version. Accidents, are no accident. They are the spaces where our versions of reality have collided. It's like a big boom for our intellectual processing where we can accept an idea we have been fighting, like, I just broke my leg and it takes 6 months to heal so I guess I will have to quit that waitress job and since I am sitting all day I might as well work on my first novel. What a concept! You just exited a reality where your career path was a waitress, to one where you are now a writer.
I know this sounds too simple. That's because it is. Your mind will try to complicated it, because that is how it shakes itself into new form. All versions of reality are available to us, all the time. We are a single perceptual point, so we see things linearly. Until we can see things, non linearly. As your mind learns to acclimate to greater possibility, more opportunity becomes available because you can see it...conceptually.
So when someone tells you that you hold the world in the palm of your hand, pick up a Rubik's Cube and remember...you actually do.