“The mind and the body are like parallel universes. Anything that happens in the mental universe must leave tracks in the physical one.”
For those of us out there who find life difficult enough without considering parallel universes, don’t read this article. For those of us who find life intriguing enough (though just as difficult), do read this. In fact, everyone should read this, because parallel universes are probably not what you think.
The theory of a parallel universe goes something like this: Each time you make a decision in your life; the other options in that decision-making process continue and come to fruition. If thought is energy or intent manifest and energy can never be destroyed, then that energy propels forward regardless of whether you consciously create it in your reality or not. But does that mean you split too?
Are there trillions of clone-like versions of ourselves out there exploring the infinite possibilities of our impression on the universe? Are there other versions of ourselves at the fore-front of thought being existence exploring itself without our being consciously aware of them?
“If a coin comes down heads, that means that the possibility of its coming down tails has collapsed. Until that moment the two possibilities were equal. But on another world, it does come down tails. And when that happens, the two worlds split apart.” ~ Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass
When you consider this in relation to the simpler but highly important turning points in our lives; whether to marry, whether to travel, whether to ever forgive our parents, then the scale of decision-making splits are pretty mind boggling. But when you think about the thousands, no millions of minute-to-minute decisions we make in a day then it goes off the scale.
So what use does this sort of theorizing have in regards to our spiritual paths? Perhaps it strikes fear in the hearts of the majority of us to imaging the thousands of other selves enjoying the wiser paths we could’ve taken? Well what’s the point in that? Then maybe we’ve got it all wrong.
In exploring our timelines we can chose to have a different perspective. If a timeline you’re exploring, into the future anyway, doesn’t feel right and, using our emotions as our navigational system to create the life we want we ‘sense’ a different timeline and wish to hop onto the one running parallel to our current reality, then we can do so. And there we have a productive way to view parallel universes and justify contemplating them.
But does that mean that the timeline we’re hopping onto was already in existence before we became aware of it and decided to join in? And does the one we were on continue regardless? Are we simply looking around and choosing which colour to thread into our tapestry and cutting off the scraps to continue evolving with another fragment of our consciousness?
Perhaps the scraps are not scraps at all and we can never worry that the decisions we’ve made were ever wrong. According to the laws of attraction and polarity the opposite of what you have desired (or manifested) is created automatically whether you’re putting your attention onto it or not.
That is why when you desire something and keep putting it off you’re building energy behind that desire regardless of whether you manifest it in that moment. Gradually it gets bigger and bigger until it’s so hard to ignore that when you open the flood gates the relief and satisfaction is immense. That is how great things in this 3rd dimension are created; with highly contrasting dualities.
In this way, whenever we make a decision, we should never worry that we have missed an opportunity because the desire and the realization of it is intrinsically connected to our inner guidance system and higher self. This higher self – being God or the Whole inherent in us – will never let us stray too far from the path and what our inner knowing is directing us towards.
So while it’s fun (if a little frightening) to over-indulge in parallel universe flights of fancy, those who are ready to accept our inner wisdom will know, that we will always come back to this point.
In fact, that is how we might begin to comprehend our absolute perfection in the now. Because even if we’re so far away from our higher selves and refuse to see what is glaringly obvious (our innate power and god-like nature) then we’re still enjoying that experience and discovering the avenues of possibility.
And what, if anything, we can arrive at a realization of this part of the game that appears to be so dark and hellish, is that it’s not necessary to do to ourselves anymore. There’s only so long you can punish yourself in this way. Coming home to our inner nature is inevitable.
On the other hand, if as our experience in this incarnation we focus all our intention on discovering a portal into a parallel universe then we will probably come across one. It is the realm of science fiction that trembles with enjoyment when submerged in the subject of a parallel universe.
Many theories surrounding the Bermuda Triangle suggest that it is a portal into a parallel universe and perhaps one containing the positive blueprint for the future of mankind. Do you get sensations that you could quite easily put your hand to the wall and it will sink in?
Do you see glimmers of light as the field distorts and you can’t escape the feeling you should walk towards that distortion? If you are becoming more and more drawn to testing the perimeters of your reality, then trust your instinct and dive in.
So whether you’re feeling lost or scattered across time and space, remember – you are the focal point of your existence, and you always have the choice to reel it back in.
But if you like putting the feelers out there and pushing the boundaries (there are none) and contemplating infinite possibilities, then maybe parallel universes are for you. You never know, maybe one of your other selves has wonderful nuggets of wisdom to whisper to you from across the cosmos as you dream. As we might confidently conclude, anything’s possible.
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