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The God Theory

“The God Theory” is a book I recently read by Bernard Haisch, Ph.D., an astrophysicist and author of over 130 scientific publications. He served as a scientific editor of the Astrophysical Journal for ten years and was Principal Investigator on several NASA research projects.

While many scientists shy away from discussions about God, Dr. Haisch explains why the concept of a supreme deity should be embraced by mainstream science.  Even though the concept of God cannot be proved scientifically, neither can many of the latest and greatest scientific theories, such as the ones focusing on parallel universes.  Dr. Haisch points out that we live in a purposeful universe, one that is uniquely suited for life and not one that was accidentally created by chance.

In The God Theory, Bernard Haisch proposes a theory that provides purpose for our lives while at the same time is completely consistent with everything we have discovered about the universe and life on Earth.

For me, the biggest takeaways from this book are the following ideas:

Consciousness is not just a brain phenomena; it is our connection to God.
Ultimately, consciousness is what creates matter and not vice versa
New discoveries in physics focus on a background of quantum light that seems to be the source of creation
That underlying non-local and non-physical light could also be the source of consciousness

Bernard Haisch’s ideas around a subjective universe, where our consciousness creates our universe is something that I experienced during my various death meditations and is also a topic I’ve written about extensively on this blog. I find it reassuring that others are coming to this same conclusion. At first it may be a difficult concept to grasp: that you are creating the world you see around you. […]

By |August 30th, 2014|Consciousness, God|Comments Off on The God Theory

Lunch with God

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man. He was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him some chips. He gratefully accepted it and smiled at him.   His smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, he smiled at him. The boy was delighted!

They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word..   As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave; but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old man, and gave him a hug. He gave him his biggest smile ever.

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, “What did you do today that made you so happy?” He replied, “I had lunch with God.” But before his mother could respond, he added, “You know what? He’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!”

Meanwhile, the old man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his […]

By |August 1st, 2014|Consciousness|Comments Off on Lunch with God

Is Life a Simulation

There is an interesting discussion group on Yahoo, The Society for Scientific Exploration, where members explore observational evidence for strange claims on the fringe of science.  The group discusses such things as consciousness, placebo effects, free energy, evolution, psychic research, anomalous aerial phenomenon (UFOs), cryptozoology, and apparitions.

In one recent exchange, the members discussed the idea of consciousness being primary and that we are living in a virtual reality.  The discussion included the concept of a subtle body and how it interacts with the physical body.   This is a topic where I have recently posted an article regarding the relationship between the non-physical energy body and the physical body here on the Life After Death Experiences website.  It was based on a question I asked the mystic about how these two bodies interact.

The discussion on the Society of Scientific Exploration board examined the idea that neurophysiologists say that the physical universe exists for each individual only hypothetically because we can only indirectly experience it through neural simulations.   According to this theory, the physical reality is a simulation of the real physical universe as interpreted by the human brain.  To say it another way, we live in a virtual reality, and there is no way that human beings can directly experience the physical world.

The popular movie, “The Matrix” explored this concept of physical reality as a computer program, where our true existence consisted of life within test tubes designed as batteries for a master computer that ran the life program.

There are a variety of theories that are surprisingly close to the concepts presented in “The Matrix.”   A recent episode on the PBS series, NOVA, “The Fabric of Space,” discussed the idea of the universe existing as […]

By |March 20th, 2014|Consciousness, Energy, Simulated Life|Comments Off on Is Life a Simulation

Meeting the Soul

When someone asked the mystic about the nature of the soul, he pointed to the sole of his foot and asked, “you mean this sole?”    He scoffed at the concept of a “soul” because it implied a singularity of existence.   Instead, he prefers to talk about a spirit, which differs from the concept of a soul because it is more inclusive and can incorporate an almost infinite number of earthly existences.

Swami Kriyananda’s guru was Yogananda, and in Swami Kriyananda’s book,  A New Path, he talked about Yogananda’s discussions regarding the nature of the “True Self.”   Yogananda said that we have an internal presence that manifests itself in countless earthly lifetimes.   The True Self can be thought of as the “I am” or your personal point-of-view that lives on after death.   It maintains the continuity of existence from one lifetime to the next because it lives outside of space-time.  According to Yogananda, in some situations, the True Self may incarnate as multiple lives that exist on earth simultaneously.   From one lifetime to the next, the various existences can have entirely different personalities.  In fact, Yogananda talked about examining his incarnation as a guru before being born into it.  Despite the fact that he had a very advanced and thoughtful personality, he still saw flaws in his personality from his pre-birth perspective.  He described it as a “heavy coat” that he dreaded having to wear.

There are two opposing concepts one can discern from Yogananda’s discussions about the True Self.   One concept would be that our earthly personality does not survive death.   In discussions with the mystic about the survival of the personality, he described our individual personalities as smelly odors.   In addition,  Yogananda said that every […]

By |January 5th, 2014|Consciousness, Soul|Comments Off on Meeting the Soul

Consciousness Units and Electromagnetic Energy

In exploring how consciousness manifests as physical reality, Bob and I have looked at a number of different explanations.  One of the most detailed descriptions of how this phenomena works is available from the channeled entity, Seth, in the Seth Material.   The Seth books were channeled by and written by Jane Roberts.  Seth appears to be a very old soul who is able to communicate through Jane and answer questions about the fundamental workings of the universe.

Seth’s explanation of how consciousness manifests as physical reality starts with two main concepts: consciousness units (CU’s) and electro-magnetic energy (EE’s).   Seth says that there are units of consciousness, just like there are units of matter.  The consciousness units are not physical and cannot be broken down into smaller units.  “All That Is” or the god-consciousness is within all consciousness.  A “self” (you and me) are an organization of CU’s. CU’s can be in all places at once and are the initializing force in physical matter.  All probable realities are connected via their CU’s.

Electromagnetic energy (EE’s) are an interconnection of all CU’s outside of space time and are the carriers of information that manage change within physical manifestations.  EE’s are creations from consciousness and are formed spontaneously from thoughts or emotions.  Since the CU’s are non-physical, they contain infinite properties of expansion, development, and organization.  This implies that our “true self” is also non-physical, and it is responsible for manifesting EE’s and physical reality.  In other words,   we are a form of aware energy that can manifest itself in human form if it so chooses to do so and we are creating our own physical reality.  We can also manifest ourselves without a human form, thus we can exist outside of the body after death.

The concepts of EE’s and CU’s seem to explain much […]

By |December 25th, 2013|Consciousness|Comments Off on Consciousness Units and Electromagnetic Energy

Consciousness and Light

In a video on YouTube, Peter Russell reviews the various theories on the nature of consciousness and how they evolved over the centuries.

In the video, Peter builds a case for an objective universe paradigm, where consciousness is the source of everything. This is opposed to a subjective universe paradigm that insists there is a “real” physical world that exists regardless of whether consciousness is present.  Even though I had read that the scientist Stephen Hawkin had proposed an objective universe theory, this was the first time I had heard the theory explained. It fit nicely with the experiences I had regarding creating your own basketball universe.

Peter explained that consciousness is a big mystery to scientists.  We understand how parts of the brain are involved in various thoughts and feelings, but we don’t understand how consciousness interacts with the physical body.   We know that we are conscious, but consciousness appears to be non-physical in nature.

Peter theorized that time, space, and matter are different fluctuations in a consciousness field. One analogy for this would be a movie projector.  Light from the projector bulb shines through a film, which filters the light in different ways, which in turn projects images on the screen.  When we watch a movie, we can get very involved in the experience, so much so that we think it is real. However, it is filtered light that appears as a simulated reality.  In the analogy, pure consciousness is like the light from the projector bulb, while different fluctuations in the energy field act the light-filtering action of the film.  The result is a physical reality with time, space, and matter.

Peter built upon this analogy by discussing the nature of light itself. Light does […]

By |December 8th, 2013|Consciousness, Energy|Comments Off on Consciousness and Light