The universe exists as you look at it

Of course I don’t mean that literally. Unless, of course, I do.

There seems to be a common point of agreement among modern-day mystics—channelers, wisdom teachers, psychics, shamans, mediums, sages, spiritual catalysts, etc.: We (or, more accurately, our consciousness) create the universe; that is, physical matter comprising the universe—atoms, molecules, skateboards, planets, stars, galaxies, etc. And the tiniest parts of those larger things are mainly empty space: subatomic particles comprising even smaller things, like vibrating strings. Which are really nothingness. And all of these things down to the nothingness are “the source,” which is us. We create the universe, and are also everything in the universe. We are the source.

See that? I created that! (Source: Aaron Graves' blog.)

See that? I created that! (Image: Aaron Graves’ blog.)

The wisdom teachers claim that all this coincides perfectly with the universe described by quantum physicists—nonlocality, spooky action at a distance, the double-slit experiment, the field is the only reality, and other baffling concepts. Of course, physicists would choke before they’d declare that any of those things prove we (or our consciousness) create the universe. They would charge that the wisdom teachers tend to skew the definitions of those terms. Unfortunately, the physicists’ definitions of those terms are inscrutably fuzzy in the first place. So the wisdom teachers can’t skew them up any more than they’re already skewed.

My choice of wisdom teacher this evening was Darryl Anka, who channels a future version of himself named Bashar. Bashar was going on again, like so many of his learned ilk, about how we create the universe, how the universe is more or less humanity’s collective hallucination. It’s as if we all lie and then swear to it.

Suddenly an image flashed into my mind that is the subject of today’s rant. Imagine that your consciousness—that is, you—exists somewhere behind your eyes. Imagine that the figurative hands of your consciousness reach out of your eyes and create the scene directly in front of you. Imagine then that your attention—your extended arms, if you will—sweeps across the scene left and right, creating the scene as it scans one way, then the other way. If your consciousness were creating the scene in front of your eyes as your eyes scanned around a room, for example, the room would look no different than it already looks.

The existence of the scene in back of you is not provable unless you measure it, or if someone else in front of you is looking behind you. If you were alone in the room, you could hold a mirror in front of you and see the scene behind you—that is, photons from the scene behind you would bounce off the mirror into your eyes and onto your retinas. You could measure the room behind you in other ways—with sonar or radar, or by throwing a knotted rope behind you until it hit a wall or window or something. And then you could hear the knotted rope by virtue of the sound wave it makes, entering your aural canals and vibrating those little bones in your ears, waving those little cilia. However you measure the room behind you, it may in fact not exist until you measure it, at which point the wave function collapses, etc., etc., and the physicists out there are choking.

In my opinion, it’s worth a couple of choking physicists to engage in that little thought experiment. Next time, have a glass of water on hand.

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Posted on August 9, 2015, in Philosphy, physics, quantum mechanics, quantum physics, Spirituality and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. An interesting addendum to this post: Relativity v quantum mechanics: the battle for the universe


  2. “The Fall From Eden is our ability to name things.” –Deepak Chopra


  3. Check out Christian Science’s “Scientific Statement of Being”. Interesting, huh?


    • Here it is (and it’s very interesting)!

      The scientific statement of being

      There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.

      From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
      by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 468:9–15


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