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 1

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?

Other Beings in our reality with us

My new book SUPER CLUES TO REALITY is almost ready for publication. We are hoping for an Imbolc launch!

Anyway, there is one particularly interesting aspect of these super clues, that is the existence of other beings in our reality with us.

I have a lovely new illustrated talk which explains who and what they are and how they interact with us. It is called OTHER BEINGS IN OUR REALITY WITH US

I explore angels, aliens, orbs, the  fairy folk, ghosts and spirits and much much more.

I am now taking bookings for the spring, Contact me on marian.matthews3@gmail.com or 07769668993 if you are interested.


Talking about other beings in our reality with us.

Really enjoyed giving my new talk, OTHER BEINGS IN OUR REALITY WITH US, to the Christchurch Rainbow group.. They really loved it too.
So am now taking bookings for any group large or small, from December to May. Interested? please phone 07769668993, Pm me or e mail marian.matthews3@gmail.com for more details.

Flow of time

As I get older, more and more I find myself going with the natural flow of time (in both senses obviously).
I feel that I am on a preplanned path and find myself making instinctive decisions which may not seem optimum logically but I know they are the right ones. I am routinely nudged by the universe.
Where will my flow take me? I consciously free myself from the need to know. Knowing may limit. You have to trust, both your instincts and the universal plan!

Our personal visual reality

Two of my main questions in my search for  the truth about our reality are ; How do we know what we are seeing is the whole story? How are we accessing physical reality? I found a wonderful science TV program by David Eagleman which explained this wonderfully clearly. This enabled me to put another giant piece in my puzzle.

The answer is, of course, that it is our physical brain, via our senses, that allow us to access and interact with our reality. At the same time our senses are an illusion constructed by the brain. Information about our physical reality streams in to our brain continually in greater quantity than we are aware of. So much streams in that our brain cannot cope with it all. Our brain sifts all incoming data to look for patterns, which are then constructed into our own version of reality.

What we see through our eyes is a case in point. The Thalmus is one of the brains’ major junctions. Most sensory information connects through here on its way to the outer surface of the brain, the cortex. Data collected by the eyes stops here on its way to the visual cortex. Brain scans, however reveal that for all the information coming in to the visual cortex, there is 6X as much flowing in the opposite direction. We see reality only using information that we already have in our heads.

In everyday life the brain is continually updating the patterns in our head about what we expect to see with what is actually out there.  People in complete sensory deprivation conditions often report still seeing pictures. Our seeing, our view of the world, relies mainly on what is already in our heads rather than exclusively what is coming in. There is a dance between the outside world and our brains, the individual internal model which they have constructed. This gives us our own individual version of reality.

Not only that but individual parts of the brain process information at slightly different rates. There is said to be a time lag while this happens. The reality we do see is delayed, it is 2/10ths of a second late. This is brain edit that we are not aware of. In the end all you can say is, reality is what your brain tells you it is.

Book news

My new book, Super clues to reality, is now going to be edited, ready for publication. If you would like an advanced copy please register an interest on 7Aspects@gmail.com.

Until it is ready there will be no more weekly updates on this site, but don’t forget there is a vast archive on reality subjects available with a click of the button. These range from Angels to Zero point field. Enjoy!

Spirit guides

As well as angels looking over us, and protecting us we are also said to have have spirit guides. These are entities from the spirit worlds, those that have chosen to look over us and help us in our Earthly incarnation. Their role is slightly different from that of the angels though, although some angels do seem to act as spirit guides.

Spirit guides are more aware of your life purpose, and will help you fulfill that if possible. They may come from different sources and have different roles to play. Sometimes they are with you your entire life, some guides may just appear for a short time to help with a particular problem or life phase. They may guide spiritually or guide you through physical life choices. They may appear in dreams, send messages or feed ideas into your mind. They sometimes appear as native Indians or gurus from the Eastern religions. Some people do manage to communicate with them directly. There is someone always available for advice or guidance, whether we are aware of them or not.

Who or what are they?

-They may be loved ones who have passed over. ( I often feel my late mother giving me advice!)

-They may be ancestors that you never met but are still looking out for you.

-They be friends that have passed before you.

– They may be spirit animal guides.(My husband feels his last dog, Brutus in always there for him.)

-They may be ascended masters.

-They may be archangels.

-Some feel they are getting advice from the fairie or elemental realm.

– Some people think that Interdimensional beings, or beings from planets other than Earth that we may have been incarnated on previously, also act as guides.

Whoever they are life would be much harder without them. I have been told that Metatron, Merlin and Mary( among others) are helping look after me!



Ascended masters

This is a topic I am completely new to, it seems, at first glance, to be almost a missing link to the beginnings of an understanding of the big picture of the cosmos. Simply put, Ascended masters are believed to be spiritually enlightened beings, who in past incarnations were ordinary human beings. They have become spiritually transformed, enlightened, and choose to come back to the Earth sphere to help others along their own paths. In Other words, the Ascended Masters serve as the teachers of mankind from the realms of spirit.  They either come back as babies or inhabit existing bodies as a “walk in”. Sometimes they also act as spirit guides. Interestingly enough, some of the archangels ( ie Michael and Metatron) are thought, in some circles, to be ascended masters who have taken on angelic form.

There are thought to be, in practice, many thousands. Controversially, perhaps, in some circles Jesus, Buddha,  Quan yin, kali, and  Krishna are seen as Ascended masters rather than Gods.  Also Merlin and Mother Mary are some of the other well known candidates.

More research needed!

Happy Candlemas/Imbolc and Chinese New Year

With spring beginning to slowly emerge, the next few days are very interesting astrologically and magically. I always think that astrology is like a satnav in the heavens, built into our reality as a guidance system. Under the Chinese system, moon based, February 5th   this year is New Year. The Year of the Earth pig. Imbolc/Candlemas is the pagan celebration of the new life of spring, looking forward to the year ahead. What a wonderful combination!

Year of Earth pig

Despite common perceptions, a pig represents luck, overall good fortune, wealth, honesty, general prosperity. People born year of the pig tend to be hard working, a peace-loving person, a truthful, generous, indulgent, patient, reliable, trusting, sincere, giving, sociable person with a large sense of humour and understanding.

So despite what is going on in the world, it should hopefully be a good year. Earth pig year is a year that should be devoted to welfare of family, rest and reflection and of finishing projects. Unsurprisingly, earth years are connected with stability and the land. We will have to see!


 This is a pagan festival celebrating the stirring of new life, hope and rebirth. It is a time to let go of the past and look to the future. Another sort of New Year. It also honours Brigid the pagan goddess. Imbolc was absorbed into Christianity as Candlemas, Brigid, it is said became St Brigit.

So honour the Earth and nature, look forward to a hopefully more stable, prosperous, and peaceful year ahead.