If we didn’t have to stop to eat, sleep or go to work we could spend our entire lives searching for the answer to an age-old question. Why is it that we, as humans, consistently swim against the tide, struggling to keep our heads above water, living life with difficulty and confusion?
What is missing? There is something we just cannot seem to “get” that will bring us peace, purpose and contentment. Is it physical? Is it spiritual? Is it something beyond our control or imagination?
Man has been trying to think “outside the box” for centuries and history proves that certain genius and inquiring minds have been searching for the answer as well:
• Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) went on to remove any doubt as to Galileo’s research on the fact that we do indeed live on a rotating orb circling the sun.
As the centuries have marched on, knowledge has been leading us closer to the truth, even if it has seemed painfully slow and almost purely scientific. As I was researching these three men of invention and discovery, the depth of their studies and the language itself was starting to make my eyes cross. But they all had one thing in common. They knew there was something else to our existence that was just beyond our grasp of understanding. They were scientists and they stuck to the facts – some of which were considered a direct insult and conflict to religious beliefs. But they knew there was more to life than what met the eye and what had been ingrained in our beliefs since the dawn of time.
And we still struggle to put our finger on exactly what it is. From the time I first read The Celestine Prophecies, The Secret, The Law of Attraction and now Anthony Hamilton’s Mind, Time and Power, I have been looking for a way to connect to this other “place” (for lack of a better term) that I feel is rumbling along beside, below, above and most importantly – inside of me.
Eben Alexander’s book Proof of Heaven is a true account of his journey into the Afterlife. But is this Afterlife what is surrounding us while we are still alive and breathing? Or is there something else? Some other world or worlds we sense are there but our closed minds and trained beliefs keep them just outside of our mental grasp?
As an avid fan of Stephen King, I have always believed this author has been given the privilege of being transported into one or more of these other worlds while he is writing his best-selling books. I devoured the Dark Tower Series, feeling he was giving us more than just entertaining fiction, but an insight to what else there may be.
Jake, a character in the first book of the series, The Gunslinger, said:
“Go then, there are other worlds than these.”
I almost fell out of my chair. The whole content of the story leading up to this profound quote resonated to my very core. It was several days before I could pick up the book and continue on with what seemed to all be falling into place for me, finally. All the testimonials, self-help books and other teachings in psychological and spiritual ideas were suddenly wrapped up in the fictional meanderings of one extraordinary author’s story. It was no wonder that when I found myself in the same room with other fans of this series, we were completely energized by each other, spouting off our own theories and spreading the excitement that an ancient yet new discovery was just around the corner for mankind. Did Stephen King know, and have a personal identification with, this elusive and complex altered state of thinking? We all felt blessedly closer to the understanding and the wonder of what and where these other worlds were.
There is more evidence every day of the fact we are largely made up of spiritual energy and we have the capability of being more “in touch” than we have been demonstrating. The world can be a frightening, angry place for some but there are pockets of beauty and peace and a different kind of bright aura is expanding. We need to seek out these pockets and help grow this condition but it will require vast amounts of positive energy. It will also require flying in the face of convention and risking ridicule. Galileo, Newton and Einstein did it and without their knowledge, we might still be living in the Dark Ages. Is this how we are designed to move ahead?
If we are going to stay mired in this muck we call skepticism, refusing to let go and explore the possibilities of the spiritual mind, it is possible that sickness and desperation will be what shapes our future. Some theorists believe that negative energy trapped in the body, whether self-induced or by outside circumstances, can eventually manifest itself as cancer or some other type of life-altering sickness. We all know people in our lives who have consistently demonstrated a negative view on things, criticizing, practicing self-involvement, hurting others physically or emotionally and sadly, they typically end their time on earth in hatred, finger-pointing and pain. What if we could turn all that around?
We have a difficult choice when we are victimized, either through crime, accident or sickness. We can become a forever-victim, hurt by one or more of these things or beings of negative energy and we feel that darkness is to be a part of our own existence. We can remain in that darkness by consistently re-victimizing our past. There is a wall of negative energy pushing us from behind and it has teeth. It eats away at the foundation of our souls and the bright, white wall of the future that needs us to be healthy for support is crumbling as the negative energy grows in strength.
But we know things. We subconsciously recognize what is keeping us in that mode of self-destruction and the defeatist lack of hope and willpower will keep us there. So how do we reach through that wall of darkness, take that negative beast by the throat and shake it until the teeth fall out and it shrinks away in surrender? We give in. We throw away the beliefs that certain things are not within our power to control. We open our minds, reach out for those pockets of peace and grasp the hands of whatever and whoever it is that is waiting just beyond the thin walls into those other worlds. We take back the night, to borrow a wonderful statement of empowerment. The foundation holding up that bright white wall of hopeful future begins to build itself back up and we stand tall, gathering the positive forces that exist in those other worlds.
There are all kinds of people out there who, like me, want this to happen and we want to learn how to get there, through research, through talking to others who have learned or are in the process of learning, and by practicing. The biggest fight will be shoving aside the naysayers, the critics and the cruel. But I know there is truth to these beliefs. It goes even farther than leaning on your Higher Power although that is such a huge part of it. We all need help in confirming the truth that we are more than our physical bodies.
There is life now, our past affects our present and our present affects our future – but we can control the outcome by changing the way we think about all three and the way we perceive the world. And there is also life beside us, above us, around us and most importantly, inside of us. We just have to learn how to communicate with those other worlds and no one said it would be easy. But perhaps our survival depends on it.
Other Worlds Than These: photo by Wanda Lambeth – T-shirt design by Ryan McCondach
Galileo Galilei: Wikipedia Creative Commons
Isaac Newton: Wikipedia Creative Commons
Albert Einstein: Wikipedia Creative Commons