It’s sci-fi woo-woo time! If you’re not into it, check out the other categories in the top menu! 🙂
“Let there be…darkness! And let it bind and expand the fabric of space-time and connect all matter as it cools.”
Sometimes my posts will be very grounded, but ultimately, you are just a collection of quantum particles held together by nuclear energy and gravity (star stuff!), so we get to explore the physics as well as the metaphysics (yes, there’s still some metaphysics left) currently beyond our scientific proofing system.
Dark energy (not the same as dark matter) seems to suffuse the entire universe and in the constant struggle (if it is a struggle—could be a dance) with gravity, dark energy wins. All the matter in the universe is constantly expanding, and that expansion is accelerating, so eventually all the galaxies will grow farther apart and cool off because gravity won’t bring matter together to heat it up into star stuff, and the universe will simply wind down into darkness, at least matter-wise.
But wait, if the dark energy is everywhere, and keeps expanding the stuff on the universal fabric (or is the universal fabric), then what else might it be doing?
As an avid science fiction fan, I am fascinated by the possibilities of science being able to explain or measure energies that some folks say they can feel “hear”, “see”, or manipulate (think Reiki, ESP, channeling, etc.). I’ve thought about the energetic connections between minds/brains and other minds/brains or sentient entities in the universe to be sourced in quantum connections at the sub-atomic level, but I wonder if dark energy may play a role in connecting conscious energy projected by sentient beings.
What if, when we are meditating, channeling, medium-ing, energy healing, etc., we are simply connecting into the fabric of space-time where all energy is connecting outside of the limits of matter, the electromagnetic spectrum, and the speed of light? That would explain instantaneous connection over distance but outside time, and would provide a “place” for consciousness to continue beyond what we call “death.”
So, the bright and visual part of our universe is only a small part of what’s going on. Even the expanded electromagnetic spectrum (more on that here), from radio waves to gamma rays, is only part of the story of the universe. It’s the invisible part that holds everything together, connecting everything, like the Force in the Star Wars universe.
So, when you are meditating, etc., you can think of your energetic essence connecting to the gravity curves of the space-time fabric, surfing through and having conversations with other consciousnesses also surfing the same fabric (including Gautama, the Buddha!).
Now, there’s no experimental proof that this picture of mine is the way it really works, but I look forward to seeing what the scientists come up with beyond the theoretical mathematics. Meanwhile, I’ll keep on enjoying my subjective experience of connecting with All That Is, whether it’s just my own brain talking to itself, or a more expanded connection to the universe. Because for humans, it’s how it feels that ultimately counts. 🙂
Outposts Along the Path
For the astronomically inclined, this article from NASA on one of the new ex-planets they’ve discovered is fascinating (the universe just keeps getting more “alive” all the time). More here.
On the inner plane, I have discovered over at Milkweed Rising a wonderful writer, mandala creator, and garden lover, Linda Gribko. Check out her creations here.