©2012 Joan Newcomb
On a walk this week I mused about reality and manifestation. When I'm aligned and connected, my surroundings come into sharp focus. Greens seem greener, trees are more defined. I get the sense of walking through this physical reality and it's more profoundly 'real' but on a multi-dimensional level.
There's a belief that this reality is a full-immersion video game, that we're walking around in these meat suits, but we're making it all up. It goes so far as to imply that others in our reality aren't real, we created them to be there.
As an empath, I had difficulty with this, because I can feel other people's feelings, even if they're 3,000 miles away. They are sharing their emotional reality with me, and I know it's not mine.
So the 'I create my own reality, and nothing is real, including other people' didn't work for me, at least in the cartoonish way it was presented.
It also says that there is no free will, we're all going along predetermined scripts, so stop trying to change, fix, or control things. This didn't quite feel true to me, either.
But technology has advanced in the years since I first heard this idea, and we now have on-line gaming and Wii.
And while I've been musing, two videos came to my attention. The first one was Bill Nye ("The Science Guy") talking about creationism vs. evolution. Creationism can be very black and white, very limiting. God created everything, God put us here, full stop.
It's a one dimensional explanation for a multi-dimensional world.
The second video was Neil deGrasse Tyson saying the most astounding fact is that our molecules and atoms are made up of the same elements from the beginning of the Universe.
As I listened to the second video, which really described evolution from the initial creation of the Universe, I realized that it was taking Creationism's stick figure explanation and giving it width and depth and length.
Sometimes Science, however, leaves out the aspect of Consciousness, which gives their theories color and tone.
When we were collectively operating from a lower level of awareness, we could only understand things from a stick-figure perspective. What was written in the Old Testament was complex ideas put forth in a simplistic fashion, much like how you would talk to a child about college level subjects.
'I created my reality, nothing is real, including other people, there is no free will, it's all pre-scripted' is too simplistic as well.
Reality is a complex creation of Consciousness, a game with infinite levels of possibilities. You can play it any way you want. There is free will, just like a Gamer has choices of taking different actions and it changes the outcome of their playing session. There are other Gamers in the equation, which makes the whole experience much more interesting.
It's not just you in your own studio composing on a synthesizer, but an orchestra of musicians each contributing their piece.
And yet, on a higher level, it is. As Consciousness, you've put forth the elements, but you've also created individuals to run around and bang their own symbols. You are both Consciousness and the symbol-banger. You are both the Programmer and the Gamer.
However, in your 'meat-suit', there's only so much you can comprehend. The more immersed you are in the denseness of physical reality, the less you can be attuned to the greater world.
In my early metaphysical training, there was distain for intellectualism. In many religious belief systems there's an aversion to the Mind. It's true that the intellect/Mind can distance you from spiritual Truth, but it's the same distortion as *lack* of intelligence saying Creationism is the only reality.
Consciousness in an Intelligence greater than your own brain, greater than your individual mind. It's the Internet vs. your hard drive. God is not a jealous or limiting or punishing god. God is Consciousness.
And it's not all just atoms and molecules and fishes with feet. The invisible reality beyond that which is measurable, is Consciousness.
Consciousness brings both dichotomies together. Because Consciousness transcends time and space, so from that perspective you could say there's no evolution, but only because it's all happening at once (no time).
If, while you are walking along a street, you could shift your vibration to a lower speed, you could see what occurred on that street in the past. If you could raise your vibration to a higher speed, you could see what will be happening on that same sidewalk in the future.
Your meat suit can't do that. Your Consciousness can.
But don't go there (unless you're on your third espresso of the day). You are Consciousness manifesting in this meat suit for the fun of experiencing this present moment in these parameters of density and effort. When you die, you'll realize your lifetime only a blink of an eye, that you always are Consciousness. If you spend all your time going outside yourself to feel Spirit, you'll miss the point of being here.
However, this Reality game is so big, it encompasses every belief and approach. Just as there is no one True religion, nor definition of God, there's no one right way to live life.
Go ahead an visualize, go ahead and use manifestation techniques. Or let go of creating your reality and go with the script. It's all valid.
If you choose to be a fundamentalist, that's the Game you'll experience. If you choose to be an atheist, that's the reality you'll have. From the level of Consciousness, there is no good or bad (ethics exist in this dimension).
This week, I invite you to play with whatever works for you. And see what happens!