For around 20 years now I’ve been scuttling about down various rabbit holes. My rather exciting secret life (the one most of my family and some of my friends roll their eyes at and politely ignore) has incorporated telepathy, channeling, remote viewing, a smidgeon of spiritual mediumship, dowsing… and the list goes on.
With help along the way from some very special guides – human and otherwise – I’ve reached, at the Biblical age of three score years and ten, what feels to be a fairly robust theory of how-it-all-works.
Oh, you want to know what it is?
Right. Erm, OK, I’ll have a go.
In the beginning was Consciousness (note the big C), loads of it. It’s still there. It always will be. It can’t not be.
Static Consciousness would be pointless. There wouldn’t be anything to be conscious of except itself, which it already knows. It therefore needs to be dynamic. Holographic bits of it separate out from the whole thing and become individual Selves (another intentional capital). Each of these Selves plans out a way to gain experience, think up new ideas, try out experimental paths in a place where they have free will. Every Self has a kind of blueprint – a rough guide to what they’d like to experience. They make agreements and plans with other Selves, because it’s going to be tough and they’ll need all the help (and hindrance) they can get to complete the task.
When they’re ready, they coordinate their entry point to the 3D world and become little s selves with little c consciousness. That is, they are born, to parents of their choice (yes always!). These human selves will have arrived wearing filters. The filters are very important. It would be impossible to take this crazy and chaotic human life seriously and actually gain anything from it if they were still fully aware of big C Consciousness. It would be as pointless as sitting an exam with the answer paper right next to you.
The filters vary. We don’t all select the same model. Some people choose thick filters that block out almost all conscious knowledge of the big C, while others throughout history and particularly within the last 30 or 40 years elect to enter physical life with more and bigger holes in their filters. They are far more aware of What Lies Beyond.
I’m guessing the unknown creator of the Flammarion Engraving was one of them.
These visionaries/ wise ones/ way-showers/ shining ones/ dangerous lunatics, depending on your viewpoint, have often sought to teach the rest of us about our innate connection to Consciousness. They help us to poke more holes into our filters, if we let them. I strongly suspect this is the next evolutionary leap.
Regardless of our individual levels of awareness of the great field of Consciousness from which we emerged and will – upon ‘death’ – return, we are constantly feeding back information to it and gaining just the slightest of hunches, gut feelings and inklings that show us it never really went away. In that way, we remain connected and Consciousness – fed the experiences we are passing to it – remains dynamic and ever-expanding. Win win.
So where does the science come in?
Well I’d just like all the dots to be joined up. I’d like to see an end to the absurdity of the materialist paradigm that has held sway in science for far too long. I’ve known for a quite a while that some scientists are continuing to find funding somehow, publish papers somehow and survive the scientific establishment’s jibes and slurs whilst managing to experiment and theorise in ways that acknowledge the prime role of Consciousness. The now extensive collection of meticulously collated reports on NDEs (near death experiences) and out of body experiences as well as convincing research into psi phenomena helps their cause.
To quote Dr Dirk K F Meijer (2019), “The hard problem in consciousness theories … turns out to be tightly linked to the western way of thinking that adheres to the idea of a matter-dominated universe.”
He goes on to comment that this mindset is “extremely obstructive” to both consciousness research and “a deeper understanding of the physical world.”
So spurred on by such encouraging words, I’m attempting to paddle in the shallow waters of science and read what these people are saying. An O-level pass (just) in human biology being my sole scientific credential, I find myself ill-equipped to venture very far, but each paragraph I manage to comprehend fills me with delight. There is a new vocabulary to master, but I attempted to learn Welsh during last year’s lockdown. Surely this can’t be any harder?
I’ve been delighted to discover that Meijer’s 4D zero-point energy field, David Bohm’s implicate order, Ervin Lásló’s Akashic field and Jung’s collective consciousness all seem to equate to my big C Consciousness. Through ‘holographic resonance’ of this field with ‘specific coherent oscillation domains in the body’, there is a way to filter information moving between Consciousness and the brains of our small selves. I even found mention of a ‘mental field-receptive resonance workspace’ which equates to the big S Self (soul??).
I’m not finding it easy, but am nonetheless prone to little gasps of delight as I discover some phrase or diagram that fits what I have ‘known’ at a deeper level for so long. So huge and grateful thanks to Dr Meijer and the other Consciousness pioneers.
One day, perhaps, we will all be popping our heads through the Flammarion Engraving’s ‘event horizon’ to gain a glimpse or two of the big C.
As Nikola Tesla (another of my heroes) said:
“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”