Inching Toward Reality

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 15, 2014 • 7 Comments
Afterlife Research, Quantum Physics, The Source, Understanding Reality

Particle physicists put up a brave front, but they are going through difficult times. All their current theories about the nature of reality – string theory, the multiverse, and what-else-have you – are turning out to have serious flaws. UniversePerhaps if they will return to that old saw, Occam’s Razor, and rethink reality along simpler lines, they will save themselves some headaches. In fact, courtesy of our beloved dead, the answers to many of their questions have been under their noses for more than a century.

I am becoming ever more confident that the 27% of the universe that physicists call “dark matter” because it interacts with gravity but not with photons of light are the six or so energy-based levels where the dead reside. They exist precisely where we are, but at graduated vibratory rates between this material universe and the Source level, the highest energy level of which we are aware.

I admit to having poked good-natured fun at physicists who are earnestly studying a mere 5% of what exists as if that were the whole of reality. Five percent! But apparently physicists are at last beginning to look more closely at the dark matter that is at least six times greater in volume than all the visible matter and energy put together.

To quote a wonderful article in the August issue of Scientific American entitled “Could Dark Matter Make Invisible, Parallel Universes?”, “Scientists are increasingly considering the possibility that dark matter, in particular, is not just a contrivance to account for the motion of visible matter but a hidden side of the universe with a rich inner life. It may consist of a veritable zoo of particles interacting through novel forces of nature—an entire universe interwoven silently with our own.” “Observations suggest it outweighs ordinary matter by a factor of 6 to 1. Galaxies and galaxy clusters are embedded in giant balls, or ‘halos,’ of dark matter.” “Could there be a hidden world that is an exact copy of ours, containing hidden versions of electrons and protons, which combine to form hidden atoms and molecules, which combine to form hidden planets, hidden stars and even hidden people?”

Oh, yes indeed! That the afterlife levels outweigh this material level by a factor of 6 to 1, that they do indeed have a “rich inner life,” and that they would be concentrated on material galaxies all makes perfect sense. And yes – joyously! – to the authors’ speculation about those glorious “hidden people.” Dark matter harbors billions of people that – silly us! – we used to think were dead.

           The afterlife levels are as real as this material universe. We have been receiving abundant and consistent communications from denizens of those levels for nearly two hundred years, so it feels good finally to see some physical evidence of their existence!

But the folks doing this speculating are particle physicists, so they continue to make one unfortunate error. They cannot conceive of a kind of matter that is entirely consciousness-based, and is not composed of the vortices of energy that they fondly still think of as particles. Insofar as we have been able to determine, the matter in the afterlife levels neither possesses matter-based particles, nor needs them.

The venerable Max Planck was one of the greatest physicists of the (in many ways frustrating) twentieth century. He received the 1918 Nobel Prize in physics, and he is remembered now as the father of quantum theory. He should have received a second Nobel Prize for propounding the even more important theory that what we think of as human consciousness is primary and pre-existing. In 1931 he said, ”I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” He seems even then to have understood what modern evidence now insists is true: human minds are integral parts of the Source that brings this universe into being.

           Now let’s take a closer look at the dark energy that is 68% of reality. Like dark matter, it interacts with gravity but not with matter-based photons of light, and considering that it makes up two-thirds of the universe, physicists seem origin_4290962747remarkably incurious about it. The authors of the article quoted above dismiss it by saying,“As for dark energy, its only role appears to be to accelerate cosmic expansion, and the available evidence indicates it has remained completely unchanged over the life of the cosmos.” Unchanged it may have been, but if it is Max Planck’s pre-existing consciousness energy, then it certainly has not been inactive. It continues even now to hold every aspect of this universe in perfect suspension.

           Positing that dark energy is consciousness energy helps to solve another scientific problem. As was said here in a recent blog post, 80% of the visible light in the nearby universe is not photon-based. All that light could very well be spiritual light that has its origin in the dark energy that we already know makes up most of the universe. Having seen a burst of spiritual light as a child, I can tell you it is much brighter than sunlight. I’m not quite ready just yet to state that dark energy has to be the Source Itself… but that is almost certainly what it is.


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7 thoughts on “Inching Toward Reality

  1. Roberta, thanks for this article! I agree with you … its all so profound in its simplicity, isn’t it? This makes so much sense.

  2. Hello Roberta, I love this article above, and your comments about it. This is the first of your regular emails that I’ve received, having recently read your e-books regarding the afterlife, for which thank you. I have been ‘researching’ this subject since 1971 when I picked up a book from the British forces library in Limassol (Cyprus) – a book which impressed me greatly. It was called “Beyond the Horizon” by Grace Rosher. That was the first indication that I’d had that (as I’d thought) organised religion had got it skewed. (I then bought my own copy, which I still have.) My point, though, is to state that now, in 2014, I feel that I’m 95% sure that there is life after – the spare 5% being because I don’t actually KNOW, until I get there myself. Now, a month ago my beloved wife died of cancer, and that has brought forward all sorts of doubts about an afterlife that it has left me in total despair, yearning, pining. Is it really true? I hope! Because I can’t see her, hear her, converse with her (except as a one-way conversation) it’s a source of emotional pain. I’ve read so many books on the subject, but it’s all about other people’s experiences, all second-hand to me, and I’ve never had anything first-hand that has been in the slightest bit convincing. Which brings me to the point of this – am I really being subconsciously fooled – is it all just a wild dream? Thank you for ‘listening’, and thanks again for your book, and their further-reading recommendations. Best wishes – Brian

    1. Oh dear Brian, I am so sorry about your loss! You aren’t fooling yourself at all – your beautiful wife is healthy and happy now, and living eternally. But I know how hard it is to make it over that hump of doubt permanently and forever, so you always live in the joyful truth! It took me a long time too, even with my experiences of light in childhood, and even with so many other experiences that each made me just a little bit more certain. You will get there as well, dear friend – I promise! Have you read The Fun of Staying in Touch? If not, I’ll be happy to send you a copy as a gift – please just send me your address through the Contact form (the little envelope at the bottom of the page). If you have the book, then keep your eyes and ears (and nose) open for any of the signs given in the first half of the book. Whenever you experience anything that might conceivably be a sign, say “Thank you! Please do it again!” aloud, and just go on about your day. Generally our beloved dead don’t do what we expect when we expect it, so don’t be surprised if nothing happens for awhile – just be ready. And keep reading! I had to really steep myself in the literature before I was able at last to vaquish every bit of doubt, but the permanent joy of the certainty that comes after that is worth all the effort of getting there! Think of coming to the ASCS Life in the Afterlife conference in Scottsdale next Sept – go to to learn more. There were many who were grieving at this year’s conference, and to see how much they were helped really was thrilling. Big hug, dear Brian, and let me know how you are doing!

      1. Roberta – thank you – I have only just got around to reading your reply, and it’s lovely. I really appreciate it. Yes, I have been finding the loss of Liz so very hard to accept, even though we’d known since March 2013 that her disease was terminal. Your response was/is heart-warming:-) I have indeed read “The Fun of Staying in Touch” on the Kindle, but I would really love to accept your gift of a hard copy, to read again, and to share with any friends who might be interested, and I can think of some. So, I will click on the little envelope, as you suggest, and give you my contact details. Roberta, that is SO kind of you. Thank you again. Your “big hug” received gratefully, and returned in kind. (As background, Liz and I considered ourselves soul-mates – we shared so much together, we laughed together, we explored together, we cried together, we loved together – hence the complete feeling of emptiness right now.)

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