“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
Lately this Shakespearean quotation has been popping into my mind quite regularly. Maybe it’s because since coming to Mt. Shasta, my imaginal boundaries have stretched considerably. Things I didn’t quite believe or understand before I have no problem accepting now.
I remember, for instance, at a gathering two years ago, hearing a woman introduce herself in a certain rather unbelievable way. I thought, “Oh boy, that’s too woo-woo even for me!” (Later I felt bad because I realized she was telepathic and probably heard my thoughts.) Within a few months, I had absolutely no problem accepting what, back then, had felt way too strange to be real.
And what is “reality” anyway? Do you remember the movie from a few years ago called What the Bleep Do We Know? Alternate and parallel realities were some of the many concepts discussed. Similarly, in shamanic thought, our current three-dimensional physical reality is described as “consensual reality” because the belief is that we create our reality by our thoughts and beliefs. Currently, most people believe the world is filled with war, pollution, violence, greedy corporations, and power-hungry politicians. And so that is the reality most of us experience. What if, instead, the majority believed our world was an exquisitely beautiful place filled with love? Would the reality shift to match those beliefs? That is the theory.
I can see some of you rolling your eyes right now. But what if physicists and professors believed this too? Consider the following:
“There is no one reality. Each of us lives in a separate universe. That’s not speaking metaphorically. This is the hypothesis of the stark nature of reality suggested by recent developments in quantum physics. Reality in a dynamic universe is non-objective. (Cynthia’s emphasis.) Consciousness is the only reality.” With those words, M. R. Franks, a life member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and also a law professor, begins his new book, The Universe and Multiple Reality.” (http://www.manyuniverses.com/indexH.htm)
Here is what I now know: there are many worlds, dimensions, realms, and realities. I also know that there are a vast number of beings who exist in non-physical form and in places other than the surface of our Earth. Furthermore, some of these exceptionally wise, good, and loving beings are available to help us out with the messed up, fast-changing, and rather frightening world that is our consensual reality.
Too woo-woo for you? Well, sometimes it’s a matter of choice. Would you rather believe something incredibly unpleasant, maybe even horrifying? Or would you prefer to believe in something fascinating and maybe even helpful? And which is more likely to create positive change?
To quote Shakespeare again, “Ay, there’s the rub.”