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Super Clues to Reality

Do you ever wonder what the truth is about our reality? Who really are we, who made us and what are we doing here? Who else is in our reality with us? what actually is the big picture of our existence?
My new book Super Clues to Reality looks to answer these questions and to share tantalizing clues to the even bigger picture of our reality. It is now available from Amazon  cannot be missed! Link below.

 

A signed copy can be obtained for the same price from me marian.matthews3@gmail.com

Reviews

“This book gives insights into worlds beyond our usual understanding. each chapter makes totally absorbing and fascinating reading.”

Richard Raymond, writer, healer councillor.

 

“An expert explorer and sharer of insights”

Elaine Harrison. author coach and PR

 

“From aliens to Earth energies, nature spirits to the human energy field, this is a very useful overview of our place amidst the many dimensions of a conscious universe.”

Peter Knight stone seeker tours and author. www.stoneseeker.net

 

“Great to find such diversity and interesting content in one well written book”

Josephine Sellers Author and Transpersonal councillor www.josphinesellers.com.

 

 

My original book Aspects of Reality – a user’s guide to the universe also available from Amazon at £12.50 or direct from me at a bargain price of £8.50. It is also available in electronic form from Kindle store at £2.50

Aspects of reality a user’s guide to the universe

Or special offer..both for £15.00

 

 

Why do we need to know? 2

Why should we know 2

Last time I asked why it was important for us to understand the truth about our reality.

The answer was (as I understand it ) ,that according to Buddha, it is lack of understanding of the truth about our reality, that causes suffering to ourselves and others and allows  us to carry out actions that trigger may laws of Karma and cause further problems in various life times.

So what is it that we have to understand? Well on one hand too much to easily put into words in a short post. People spend life times working it out!

But on the other hand, simply that we are energy beings living in an inter- connected energy matrix. Every action and interaction affects the matrix. Everything you do and feel has consequences, often over many life times. Understand that we are part of a great game, most of which is out of our control and may be pre planned, on many levels. Play well, play honest, play kind. As Albert Einstein said “Reality is merely an illusion. Albeit a very persistent one.”

Understand this and it becomes easier to play, that is why we should know.

Why do we need to know?

WHY DO WE NEED TO KNOW?

As regular readers may know, I have always been fascinated with the true nature of our reality. It is a topic I have discussed in my books, ( Aspects of reality and Super clues to reality) and in my talks and social media posts over the last few years. People may ask why the true nature of our reality matters. We are here living our lives and there is nothing we can do about it. Why is it important?

Science tells us that we are at base nothing more than energy beings living in an energy matrix. Spirituality tells us that what makes us us is our consciousness/soul  which inhabits and drives the seemingly physical body, and enables us to live our physical lives. Who made us and why we are here is of course another matter!!

I have begun to think of our reality, on one level, as no more than an interactive video game. In a world were fear seems to have taken over, it is important to step out of the game others seem to be directing. It is important to remember who and what we really are.

As Venerable Thubuten Lhundrup  in his book Practical meditation says “..our lack of awareness of the true nature of reality causes the cycle of suffering..”

He goes on to say “This ignorance combined with a false sense of “self” causes us to carry out actions that due to the laws of Karma, result in further suffering or unhappiness.”

So, remember who you are as a multilayered great soul and being. Rise above, if you are able to, the sadness and anger and understand what is happening now is part of a big picture that we cannot fully understand. Just one of many lives we will live. It may have been an accident, but it is more likely to be a game played by those who do not have our interests at heart, who have their own agenda. It may, of course, be the soul of mother Earth trying to rebalance the planet, let’s hope it is the latter.

Anyway, just remember that we are interconnected beings and our only hope of winning this game is to unite with love and positivity. We are beings more powerful than we realise, living in an infinite continuum of which this is just a small part. Remember the big picture and let us drive back project fear. Let’s make it our game again!

 

Re calibrating reality

Whether reality is actually fixed or we generate it as we go ( see previous posts on the matter subjective objective and ultimate reality), is always an interesting debate. We do tend to presume, to cope with everyday life, that it is fixed and unchanging and things are usually as we expect them to be. The really interesting thing though is when we actually catch reality out. When things are not as they “should” be. Usually our brain compensates for this, but not always.

I have explained before how I experienced a time loop. I had a 15 minute repeat some time ago. The latest anomaly happened the other day. The dashboard on my car had altered. I was very pleased with an automatic headlight button. I always used it, particularly in dusk or dull situations.

I went to switch it on the other day and it had simply gone. Am I going bonkers? Had I imagined it? I knew neither was true.

So had my reality just re calibrated itself with a minor error?

What do you think?

Quantum mechanics and the tarot

  In my last post I explained  how our reality may be changed by our consciousness observing the possibilities of the quantum field. Judith Lock posted  her theory, in reply to my last post, to postulate how this facility actually explained how the Tarot works. I have always thought that the explanation for these other worldly gifts some people have may lie in the nature of the particles that our reality is constructed from. So thank you Judith. with her permission I have reproduced her comment below.

Judith Lock This is, very broadly, how tarot works.
Each card is a representation of a universal archetype. 78 cards +78 reversals = what in maths is called a big number. That is the particular combination on a particular moment on a particular day takes literally aeons, and the use of the word aeon is chosen for its true meaning, to repeat.
Tarot never was intended for fortune telling. Modern tarot has roots in The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and deep renaissance hermetic and alchemical meaning.
When studied diligently, and boy does it take long study more than I ever did for my degree and post grad, it indicates all of the possibilities open to the querent at that moment. This is where it is like quantum physics, because the moment a decision is made then everything changes.
Unfortunately it was and is plagued by people why insist they can tell you your future. The cards indicate the options for the problem, what your future is remains in your hands and decisions, because anything is always possible. I believe the alchemical roots of the cards always display what you have to change within you to achieve the outcome you desire. The question is do you want to live with yourself and/or live the life you would have to choose to achieve this. Sometimes it’s an easy yes, other times much, much more difficult transformation.
Human nature being what it is people generally hear what they want and disregard the rest. Tarot is a guide or a map, not the answer. This is why I no longer read for the general public who don’t know this. I see it as my duty of care.

Very interesting, what do you think?

 

 

Subjective reality 2

The interesting thing about subjective reality is that not only do we perceive our realities differently, due to the variation in our sense organs and the way our individual brains organize information, but that actually our consciousness may be affecting the matter that makes up our universe on an individual basis. Obviously generally we believe we are inhabiting the same universe as everyone else, probably that is true or we could not function.

Slight variations in individual realities are certainly possible though. The mechanism is quantum mechanics. This is the study of the small discrete particles of vibrating energy that make up the fundamental particles or which we, and all of creation is made. These are governed by laws which, unlike conventional physics, show an unpredictable, interlinked but random world.

There is a particular rule that applies here. That is : Individual sub-atomic particles have seemingly endless possibilities of form and position in time and space. Anything that is possible is happening somewhere, all of the time. At the moment of transformation between one state and another,they instantaneously take on every possible path. Each particle only settles on one, though, when observed or measured. The simple act of observing [changes in] what you see give us an input into creating our reality.

So, our reality is dependent on our observation of it and may be more individual than we think. Stunning !!!!!!

Reality, subjectivity and uncertainty.

Reality may be more subjective than you may think, not only because of the variations in our sense organs and consciousness in detecting it ( see last post, subjective reality), but because uncertainty, therefore variation, may be built into the mechanics of the universe.

Quantum mechanics, which looks at the science of the smallest particles in our universe which under pins all of our physical creation, has strange rules.  Unlike the conventional Newtonian physics, (Universe as a machine) where particles always do the same thing in the same circumstances, there is no such fixity on the quantum level.

There is particular quantum law which states that all matter exists in all possible states simultaneously. It only fixes into one when someone observes or measures it.

This does have mind blowing implications. Our realities may actually be fixed slightly differently. They are more uncertain and  subjective than we are aware of on a daily basis.

If anyone is interested there are articles about Quantum mechanics under the Science of reality on this website.

Marian

 

Subjective reality

It is beginning to be understood  that our reality is not only not we think it is, but it is also multilayered. Lately I identified three of these layers ( and there may be more). That was ultimate, objective and subjective reality. Track back to see the whole story.

Subjective reality is probably the most interesting.

Firstly, it is subjective because what we see varies from person to person. We see what our eyes and sense organs tell us is there. All incoming data from these sense organs is compiled by our brain. Our brain interprets these according to what it already knows about the world. We see generally what we expect to see .It may not be exactly what the person standing next to us sees. Not to mention that our eyes can only see the wavelengths of light that they are set up to see. It is worth mentioning that we do not see up to  95% of what is there in our reality because our equipment is limited!

Some people do see more of it than others because of the natural variation of the range of their sense organs.

Secondly, There is also another scientific, quantum mechanical reason why our reality is more subjective than we think . I will look at that next time.

Marian

Objective reality

Happy new year to all my followers and readers, sorry about the lack of posts during the holidays , but I have managed to get my brain working again!!!!  As some of you may remember, the nature of our reality is my main interest.  My last post looked at possibilities for our ultimate reality. Whatever you think that is (who made us and put us here), there are, at least, two additional forms of our reality in our universe. These are objective and subjective reality. This time I will look at objective reality.

For me, our objective reality is what we have agreed it is. That is what science tells us. It is the version of the possibilities inherent in the structure of the universe that we all see. It is the people around us, the birds, bees and planets and physical universe. Is it all there actually is? Almost certainly not. After all, we can only see what our eyes and physical senses are set up to detect. At least 95% of the universe is dark and unknown. Our objective universe is what, as a species we agree that it is. Is the whole story? almost certainly not. The interesting reality is the subjective one. I will look at that next time.

Ultimate reality

As some of you might know, in both my books, Aspects of reality – a user’s guide to the universe, and my upcoming Super Clues to Reality, I have been trying to work out what the reality we think we live in is all about.  As ever, the deeper you dig there is inevitably more questions than answers and the whole thing becomes even more unknown and mysterious. But to put our individual lives in perspective I think it is important to know what we can.

There are, I have found, three orders of reality. Ultimate, objective and subjective. The last one is of course the most interesting. What do the categories mean? Well follow this thread and all will be revealed in the next few posts, but first ultimate.

Ultimate reality

This addresses the fundamental concept or who we are and where we really came from. What are the fundamentals of our existence?

The only way we know we exist is that we think and are aware of the fact. I say we because there is no real proof that anyone around us actually exists outside of our individual consciousness.

The real question is, who made us and how did we come into existence? Science is not much help here, as it cannot answer the fundamental question of where the energies of the big bang, which is said to trigger the creation of our physical universe, came from. What it can do, though, is to show that via our atomic structure and quantum mechanics, that we, and all of physical creation, are nothing more than energy beings living in an interlinked energy matrix. This opens up more possibilities for our ultimate reality.

So, created by a divine being or intelligent designer of some description? Or are we just a computer simulation, by an alien master computer somewhere? Some think that we are a collective effort, from our spirit selves in a higher dimension, emanating from source. There are endless possibilities but no proof. All we can say is our ultimate reality is unknowable, but that none of the above can be ruled out. All we can be sure of is that we, as individuals exist.

What do you think?