The latest theories in physics and astronomy focus on calculations of the mass of the universe, and the determinations that only six percent or so of that mass is present in matter. That leaves 93% in a mysterious category called dark energy and dark matter.

If you explore the topic of dark energy, you will find it described in many different ways:
• Virtual or potential energy that is used to create matter
• The energy that is responsible for the expansion of space between galaxies
• The source of creation

For what it’s worth, here’s my theory on the nature of dark energy. The dark energy in the universe is you. It is your presence in your self-created version of the universe.

My reason for making this outlandish claim comes from an experience I had during a death meditation that was conducted by a mystic yogi from southern India. This experience has so profoundly affected me, that it has completely changed my outlook on life and its purpose, compelled me to write a book about the experience (Beyond Heaven), and caused me to create this web site dedicated to exploration of life after death experiences.

During my death meditation, I experienced a void that was filled with an array of spherical universes. I have referred to them in other articles on this website as “basketball universes” because that was their approximate size from my perspective within the void. Each universe was a moment of “now” for a particular person. There were basketball universes in the void that were preserving past experiences, as well as probable future experiences. There were even basketball universes for past probable events.

It turns out that my experience of these multiple parallel universes during the death meditation is something that many physicists now believe is the ultimate nature of reality. They have even given it a name, “multiverses.”

During my visit to the Akashic void during the death meditation, my experience of the basketball universes included multiple journeys into various orbs, where I instantly found myself alive in someone else’s life. For my dual perspective, both inside someone’s basketball universe and outside observing from the void, a normal human life is blasting through a countless number of these universes every second. What’s more, each person is creating their own universes using a universal pattern, something that scientists have also thought about and are calling a consensual reality. The ultimate realization of this reality is that you are completely responsible for the universes you create. You may not be the cause of all the wars, violence, and evil that we mutually find in this existence, as most of that is part of the consensual reality pattern that we are using, however the way you react and respond to the universe reality is definitely up to you.

From the void, when you view the array of basketball universes for a person, you can see lightning bolts of energy that flow from one “now” to the next. This is the life energy of a person as it selectively navigates the probable futures that lie before it. From this point of view, you can very accurately predict someone’s future, because you can plot the trajectory of the energy as it moves toward a particular future. But that future is not preordained, as several times I observed the life energy take sudden 90-degree turns and head off into a different direction.

Going back to the subject of dark energy, I believe that it is related to the life energy that moves from one basketball universe to the next. In fact, I strongly believe that dark energy is life energy. Both are considered to be “non-physical” in nature, yet scientists can see a big blank spot in their calculations that they are reserving for this thing called dark energy and dark matter, and you are alive this very moment reading these words because of non-physical life energy.

Another way of exploring this subject is to look at it from several different points of view at the same time. From the point of view of a scientist, you can examine your calculations and come to the conclusion that the universe seems to have an unseen power source that is giving birth to virtual energy particles as well as expanding the universe in every direction at the same time. From the point of view of someone in the Akashic void, you can see potential future universes that are suddenly “inhabited” by a flow of life energy as a person selects that moment to call the next “now.” That sudden flow of life energy into the lifeless probable future basketball universe, infuses it with energy and records it forever in the Akashic Record as a life experience.

While both points of view use different words to describe it, isn’t this really the same thing? You are the dark energy in your universe. Your life energy is what powers reality.