A posthumous and timely reminder from Wayne Dyer has lifted me from my meditations beneath this glorious, overarching tree.
I’ve been here for some time, pondering deeply, wondering widely and dreaming deliciously. Not a bodhi tree for me, nor even an acacia. Mine is Ervin Laszlo’s all-enveloping Akasha. It’s a glorious place to sit and think, but Dr Dyer’s words are ringing in my ears:
Don’t die with your music still inside you.
Not, I hasten to add, that I’m planning on ‘dying’ yet awhile. Judging by my female ancestors, I probably have at least a further 30 or so years of pondering-in-the-physical stretching before me, let alone the timeless afterlives, interlives and lives beyond that. Nevertheless, it’s probably time to dust off the blog and share some of the thoughts that have been drifting around the Akasha and into my mind.
Imagine a deep, deep dimension underlying everything. This dimension is way beyond time and space. It is the base of all that is – All That Is. Laszlo calls it, appropriately enough, the Akashic realm. Matter is in-formed from this deep dimension. The Akasha is de-formed by matter. Matter returns to and emerges from Akasha. The information we receive from this realm arrives in the form of quantum waves – nonlocal and instant. This means that, as well all the ‘normal’ perceptions that reach us through the five senses, we can safely include inspirations, hunches, intuitions and all those transient awarenesses we may glimpse fleetingly. In short, to quote Ervin Laszlo, “our brain is imbued with the totality of the information that pervades the cosmos”.
It goes without saying that all but a tiny amount of that information is filtered out by our brains, in just the way that we filter out unwanted sounds or visual stimuli around us in a crowded street, the better to focus on what our companion is saying or the route we wish to take. However, Laszlo says it is possible, through entering an altered state – through meditation, in a near-death experience or at a point between waking and sleeping, for example – to gain access to far greater parts of the ‘Akashic Record’ than is normally the case.
Now, perhaps, you’ll see where my ponderings beneath the akasha tree have been going…
For at least the last twelve years, I’ve spent much of my time exploring the outer reaches of perception – the places many dismiss as fancy or superstition. Given that we now have an internationally respected scientist, with impeccable credentials, offering a carefully constructed theory in which such phenomena are not only tolerated, but expected, I feel deep gratitude and delight.
For millennia, now, either the Christian Church or – latterly – mainstream science have sought to marginalise, suppress or persecute those who were able to access this realm. The reasons are not difficult to fathom. Those who have experienced Akasha’s deeper knowledge – and been brave enough to share it – have been burnt as heretics, derided as charlatans or otherwise disposed of (except in the case of a chosen few who, by accessing the ‘right’ ideas at the right time, achieved veneration as saints or scientific geniuses).
Finally, the tide is turning.
I strongly suspect that it is turning faster than even Laszlo suspects. More on that to follow.
For now, though, if you haven’t yet encountered Ervin Laszlo – systems scientist, integral theorist and classical pianist – I urge you to do so. He is one of the wisest and most brilliant people I have ever come across. His ‘music’ is to explain and share what he calls his ‘re-discovery’ of the Akashic realm. I heartily recommend The Self-Actualising Cosmos: the Akasha Revolution in Science and Human consciousness.