We’re going to mess with your mind a bit in this blog article. Our topic is based on the unfortunate impression many people have that we are separated from Spirit, that we are here and God and our good are out there somewhere.
Our message in this blog article is that the separation we feel from the presence of God is based on our limited of awareness of what mystics and metaphysicians call Ultimate Reality and quantum physicists call the Multiverse.
A Few Definitions
The multiverse is the term physicists use to describe parallel universes. Actually, the term multiverse was coined in 1895 by American psychologist William James.
Princeton physicist and colleague of Albert Einstein, David Bohm, believed that there are two interconnected planes of creation – the visible and the invisible – that create a unified field.
He referred to the visible universe (rocks, forests, oceans, people, peppermint waffers) as the explicate order and the invisible universe (subatomic particles, photons, neutrinos, dark matter) as the implicate order.
Quantum physicists believe the implicate order represents the universe we can’t see, although legitimate clairvoyants and psychics tell us otherwise.
Wisdom traditions refer to these visible and invisible realities by using the ancient dictum, “As above, so below.” From the 5,000 year old Indian Vedas and ancient Buddhist Theravada and the Dead Sea Scrolls to American Shamanic traditions and New Thought meta-physical traditions, a universal theme suggests that the seen world is merely a reflection of, a shadow of an Ultimate, omnipresent reality.
Cosmologist Max Tegmark believes there are seven cosmic dimensions, and physicist Hugh Everitt’s ‘many worlds theory’ says there are endless universes existing simultaneously.
Quantum physicists speculate that all we need is a time machine to travel from the visible to the invisible. We metaphysicians believe other world travel is a matter of consciousness.
You could be reading this blog one moment and then vanish into another universe the next moment. ‘Now we see you, now we don’t.’
The Relationship Between the Visible and the Invisible
In his book In Search of the Multiverse John Gribbon uses the pages of a book to explain the relationship between the visible and invisible. He says:
“The universes that make up the Multiverse are like the pages in an infinitely thick book, with each page representing a universe which is tantalizingly close to the universe next to it.”
We share this Multiverse idea with you because we believe each and every one of us draws from the Multiverse everyday. Every time we create something from nothing we draw from the Multiverse. Actually there’s no such thing as ‘nothing’ but that’s another article.
Other names for this Multiverse of universes are Divine Substance and Universal Supply. We have access to these universes. They are just a thought away.
Two Metaphysical Interpretations from The Christ As Jesus
We believe Jesus was referring to the Multiverse when he said, “In my Father’s house are many mansions.” Metaphysically interpreted Jesus was saying: “In the sacred unity of the Multiverse (My Father’s house) there are many states of consciousness (many mansions).”
And Jesus did more than talk about it. He walked from one ‘page,’ one dimension, one universe into another several times during his ministry. One of those times is recorded in Luke 24. Jesus meets two of his followers, Cleopas and his son, on the road to Emmaus several days after his resurrection.
According to the literal account, they didn’t recognize him and told him about their spiritual leader, Jesus of Nazareth. They told him about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.
They invited Jesus to dine with them and, in verse 31, it says, “When he gave them bread their eyes were opened and they recognized him. Then he disappeared from their sight.”
Now you see him, now you don’t.
They went to Jerusalem and found the disciples and told them about their experience with the risen Christ. In the middle of their conversation with the disciples Jesus reappears and stands in the midst of them.
In verse 37 it says, “They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.” First they didn’t see him, then they did!
But the literal account goes on to say Jesus asks for something to eat to prove he was real. So, one of them called out and ordered him a fish sandwich, fries, and chocolate shake. (That’s our version. The account says broiled fish).
There’s more to the story, of course, but we only have space to share Jesus’ disappearing and reappearing.
We refer again to John Gribbon’s quote where he uses a book analogy to explain the Multiverse:
“The universes that make up the multiverse are like the pages in an infinitely thick book, with each page representing a universe which is tantalizingly close to the universe next to it.”
Jesus, it seems, walked from one page into another, from one dimension into another, from one universe into another. At his level of consciousness he wasn’t limited by space or time or physical form.
Luke’s Gospel says “their minds were opened.” That means they saw that the physical and non-physical, visible and invisible, Jew and Gentile were simply expressions of the One Reality.
They saw the veil of separation between the real and unreal vanish. They realized that the visible and invisible are two expressions of the same Source. They saw oneness. They saw a multiverse of unity.
All of us are on the road to Emmaus. Metaphysically, Emmaus means wholeness and reclamation. When we reach that level of wholeness, that level of heightened spiritual awareness, we will reclaim our divine inheritance:
- We will say to poverty – Now you see it, now you don’t.
- We will say to war – Now you see it, now you don’t.
- We will say to hunger – Now you see it, now you don’t.
- We will say to cancer, and heart disease, and MS, and alcoholism – “Now you see it, now you don’t.”
- We will say to anger, greed, and selfishness – “Now you see it, now you don’t.”
- We will say to child abuse, and spouse abuse, and cruelty to animals, and Mother Earth – “Now you see it, now you don’t.”
- We will say to religious intolerance and divisive dogma – “Now you see it, now you don’t.”
When we attain that level of enlightenment we will truly be able to master the art of living, by walking the spiritual path on practical feet.