Part of the fun of doing afterlife research is the fact that as you put together many hundreds of afterlife communications received over nearly two centuries, you find that the dead are telling us remarkable things about the structure of reality itself.
The dead tell us that reality is energy-based. There is pretty strong evidence now that nothing is solid. As the great physicist, astronomer and mathematician Sir James Jeans once said, “The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine.” All the levels of energy-based reality – including this one – exist in the same place, and they are separated from one another only by their different rates of vibration. So far, so good. The channels of your television set all exist in the same place as well, and that analogy makes it easier for us to imagine what actually happens at death. The dead tell us that when you die your mind will simply raise its own rate of vibration from this level of reality to the next, very much as you might change television channels, and there it will pick up a whole new solid reality! Dying is just that simple.
What seems to be even harder for most of us to grasp than the fact that there is no solid matter is the apparent fact that time and space also are subjective illusions. We are so dependent on the notion that space is spacious! In fact, with nothing beyond it, space is both infinite and tiny. Size is not one of its characteristics. We think it must be large because these temporary bodies that we believe we now occupy are infinitesimal in relation to it, but the dead tell us that they can travel instantly by mind across the entire universe.
And time is apparently also nothing like the arrow that we imagine it to be. Time is subjective, mind-created, and non-linear. As Albert Einstein said, “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” He also said, “The distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
To further boggle your mind about time, I should add that there is considerable evidence that the following things are true:
1) All our lives are happening at once. There is so much evidence that we live multiple lives that the concept of reincarnation cannot be denied by anyone who has examined the evidence, but rather than progressing from past to future, apparently all our lives are happening at the same time. Very rarely there will be moments of actual bleed-through from one of our lives to another. A very advanced being has suggested that the easiest way for us to understand reincarnation would be to imagine it as a bucket from which each lifetime is dipped and back into which each lifetime is poured.
2) Future-life progression is as easy as is past-life regression. Dr. Brian Weiss pioneered techniques for hypnotically regressing people with phobias and other psychological problems to past lives in which some trauma had occurred, and he discovered that simply reliving that trauma could serve to cure the present-life psychological issue. Having been cured of a fear of heights this way, I can personally attest that his technique works well. Dr. Weiss then found that if there was no obvious source of problems in a past life, he could just as easily progress people under hypnosis to a future lifetime, and there he often found the causative trauma!
3) History apparently is happening all at once. This is a natural corollary of the two previous points, and since time is not real it is probably inevitable. It may well be that all the aspects of what we think of as linear history actually are occurring simultaneously and intimately affecting one another.
So reality is not just stranger than we have been imagining it to be, but it is stranger than we can imagine it to be! Next week I will give you a boggling insight into what these facts about time might mean.